• Oak Springs Fire Holds Lines
    The Oak Springs Fire on the Deschutes River north of Maupin held within lines on Sunday, remaining at 375 acres in size.  The Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center says firefighters on Saturday evening and Sunday morning worked to take advantage of favorable conditions knowing hot temperatures Sunday afternoon would bring significant drying of fuels, an […]
  • Boil Water Order In Some Parts Of Odell
    The Crystal Springs Water District has a 48-hour boil water notice In effect for upper areas of Odell after a large truck ran over a fire hydrant and damaged the main line.  Fred Schatz of Crystal Springs says the accident caused a large amount of water to come out of the main line and drain […] The post Boil Water Order In Some Parts Of Odell appeared first […]
  • Indian Creek Culvert Project To Begin
    An Oregon Department of Transportation culvert repair project at Indian Creek in Hood River will begin on Monday, leading to periodic single lane closures on 12th Street between Nix Drive and College Way.  ODOT advises lane closures could take place from 6 p.m. Sunday to 3 p.m. Friday, from 6 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday, […] The post Indian Creek Culve […]
  • TD Street Work Upcoming
    Beginning Monday and continuing through Thursday, the City of The Dalles and Wasco County public works department will be working to chip seal and fog coat many areas in The Dalles.  The immediate work sections will be signed the day before to request “no on-street parking” for the following day.  Speeds will be reduced to […] The post TD Street Work Upcomin […]
  • Rhoades Canyon Fire Now 50 Percent Contained
    Burnout operations have increased the acreage burned by the Rhoades Canyon Fire east of Clarno to 14,000 acres, but containment has increased to 50 percent.  The Central Oregon Interagency Coordination Center said today that firefighters were continuing to construct fireline as well as hold and improve existing containment lines.  Increasing temperatures, lo […]
  • Don’t Feed Deer In The Dalles Due To AHD Outbreak
    Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists are asking residents of The Dalles to not feed deer due to an outbreak of Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease in a local herd.  AHD is a virus transmitted by direct contact between deer, making it easier to spread in areas of high deer concentrations.  This is particularly a concern […] The post Don’t Feed Deer In […]
  • Cherry Harvest A Little Late, But Good Quality
    It is a bit later that normal, but there are plenty of good signs for this year’s Mid-Columbia cherry harvest.  Lynn Long of Oregon State University Extension says the cherries are looking good at this point, in spite of cool weather during pollination season.  He noted some rain late last week caused minor damage to […] The post Cherry Harvest A Little Late […]
  • Rhoades Canyon Fire At 10,000 Acres
    The Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center says a fire east of Clarno is at 10,000 acres.  About 100 firefighters from the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Wheeler County have battled the Rhoades Canyon Fire burning south of Highway 218.  Steep slopes and Wednesday afternoon winds caus […]
  • Bingen Council Decides Not To Explore Combining
    The Bingen City Council has decided not to continue exploration of combining their city with White Salmon.  Councilors discussed the matter at length, but Mayor Betty Barnes says they felt at this time there wasn’t a need to move forward.  The Bingen and White Salmon councils met in late May to discuss the subject after […] The post Bingen Council Decides No […]
  • Busy Summer Of Construction For HR Schools
    It will be a busy summer of construction for the Hood River County School District.  Superintendent Dan Goldman says a number of projects will be taking place, much of it stemming from last year’s voter-approved capital improvement bond.  He outlines work that will take place inside Hood River Middle School, including repainting of interior walls, […] The po […]