• Children’s Park To Reopen Monday Or Tuesday
    Hood River’s Children’s Park was expected to open sometime early this week.  City Manager Steve Wheeler says soft-fall surface was being installed last week, and about 75 percent of the aging facility will be open for the summer.  But Wheeler emphasizes this is a short-term solution, and full replacement is necessary.  Mayor Paul Blackburn says […] The post […]
  • May 19-20 Prep Sports Roundup
    Oregon Class 5A Baseball Play-In Putnam 3, The Dalles 2:  The Riverhawks received a strong pitching performance from Jordan Wetmore but could not get past the Kingsmen.   Hood River Valley learned its first round opponent in the state 5A playoffs will be Dallas on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Traner Field.   Oregon Class […] The post May 19-20 Prep Sports Round […]
  • Brewery Grade Roundabout Closed On Sunday Night
    The Brewery Grade Roundabout in The Dalles will be completely closed Sunday night with restricted driving there Monday and Tuesday nights.  Oregon Department of Transportation officials say that will be to allow crews to make improvements to the roadway at the roundabout and Highway 30 to near the intersection with State Road.  The work will […] The post Bre […]
  • Ferrioli Calls For Bi-Partisan Work On Medicaid Questions
    Oregon State Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli is calling for bi-partisan work to sort out questions surrounding the state’s Medicaid program.  Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson issued what he called an “audit alert” this week that says 86,000 people who are receiving Medicaid benefits in the state may be ineligible, and that could be […] The p […]
  • May 18 Prep Sports Roundup
    Track and Field Three second place finishes highlighted the effort for area schools in day one of the Oregon Class 1A Track and Field Championships in Eugene.  They were from Paulina Finn of Horizon Christian in the girls’ high jump, Ana Popchock of Sounth Wasco in the girls’ long jump, and Ezekiel Stelzer of Dufur […] The post May 18 Prep Sports Roundup app […]
  • Klickitat County Keeps Ordinance To Not Accept New Marijuana Business Apps
    Klickitat County Commissioners decided to accept a planning commission recommendation to remove the sunset clause from an ordinance prohibiting the siting of new marijuana facilities, leaving that ban in effect.  The ordinance will apply only to new applications, with the existing eighteen already in place able to move forward and can expand their business a […]
  • Port of HR Gets Ready To File For Lot 1 Division
    The Port of Hood River is preparing to file an application with the City of Hood River to subdivide Lot 1 in the waterfront area for development.  The Port has been doing eight years of planning for use of that land at the east end of the waterfront.  Port Executive Director Michael McElwee says the […] The post Port of HR Gets Ready To File For Lot 1 Divisi […]
  • Johnson Introduces Reading Initiative
    Oregon State 52nd District Representative Mark Johnson has introduced legislation to establish a reading initiative from age three to grade three.  The Hood River Republican says it is a strategic initiative that in many ways replicates what occurs in the Hood River County School District where he is a school board member, beginning with investing […] The po […]
  • Wyckoff Retiring As Bingen-White Salmon Police Chief In October
    Bingen-White Salmon Police Department Chief Tracy Wyckoff will be retiring at the end of October.  Wyckoff went on to the job in 2012 during a difficult time for the department, and White Salmon Mayor David Poucher says he brought stability to the position.  In his letter to the Poucher and Bingen Mayor Betty Barnes, Wyckoff […] The post Wyckoff Retiring As […]
  • May 17 Prep Sports Roundup
    Baseball Hood River Valley 5, Jesuit 4:  Casey Ward’s double brought home Adam Cameron with the game winning run to cap a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning.  Ward’s game winner followed Caden Leiblien’s two-run single that tied the game.  HRV will host a first round state Class 5A playoff game next […] The post May 17 Prep Sports Roundup ap […]