• Cougar Euthanized After Wandering Into Motel
    A two-year-old male cougar that travelled all the way into downtown The Dalles and into a hotel complex was euthanized Tuesday morning after wildlife managers determined it was a public safety risk.  The animal was in a room under construction at the Oregon Motor Motel. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel secured the cougar […] The post Cougar E […]
  • Housing Project Meeting Thurday
    Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation will hold a community meeting Thursday on progress on the affordable housing project planned in Hood River on the Morrison Park property.  Joel Madsen of Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation says since their last meeting in early January, the project’s development team has been refining their efforts, looking at the stren […]
  • First Port of HR Hearing Session On Rules Proves To Be Short
    The Port of Hood River opened a hearing Tuesday on the proposed administrative rules for accepting proposals relating to the replacement of the Interstate Bridge, and only one person testified.  The rest of the Port Commission meeting had been cancelled due to a lack of a quorum, and only one person testified on the rules.  […] The post First Port of HR Hear […]
  • March 20 Prep Sports Roundup
    Baseball Sandy 4, Hood River Valley 2:  The Eagles could not come back after Sandy scored three runs in the fourth inning.  Greyson Losee drove in both HRV runs with a two-run single in the fifth. Ridgeview 5, The Dalles 4:  The Riverhawks made the most out of just one hit, but fell just short […] The post March 20 Prep Sports Roundup appeared first on Gorge […]
  • HR County Commission Continues Dee Hotel Hearing To April 2
    The Hood River County Commission decided to continue to April 2 the hearing on the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals remand of Apollo Land Holdings’ application to construct a hotel on the former Dee Mill site as part of the DeeTour project.  The County Commission had approved the application a year ago after the […] The post HR County Commission Continues De […]
  • Keeping Recycling Drop-Off In Bingen Discussed
    The cities of Bingen and White Salmon, Klickitat County Solid Waste, and Republic Services are discussing steps that can be taken to keep the recycling drop-off site in Bingen open.  The site has been beset by illegal dumping and scavengers.  Bingen Mayor Betty Barnes says securing the site is a big part of the discussions, […] The post Keeping Recycling Dro […]
  • HR Schools Heading Into Construction Phase
    The Hood River County School District is heading into a phase of construction after two years of designing projects approved by voters in a bond measure two years ago.  Superintendent Dan Goldman says construction of a new May Street Elementary School is the most visible project.  Also getting underway is a renovation of the 100-year-old […] The post HR Scho […]
  • Juveniles Face Theft Charges
    The Goldendale Police Department has announced it is sending charges to the Klickitat County Prosecutor against two male juveniles accused of burglarizing the Easy Outlaw Skate Shop last week. The juveniles are from the Wapato and White Swan area, and they police are seeking arrest warrants for the pair. In a press release on its […] The post Juveniles Face […]
  • Arizona Couple Dies In Highway 97 Accident
    An Arizona couple died in a three-vehicle accident in Sherman County on Friday afternoon.  The Oregon State Police says the accident happened at around 2:15 p.m. on Highway 97.  A preliminary investigation revealed a station wagon driven by 58-year-old Masiel Pete of Maricopa, Arizona, was southbound when he lost control on a slush covered roadway.  […] The […]
  • Trail Closure Reminder Issued
    Local first responders continue to be dispatched to rescue hikers who disregard signage and barricades and trespass into closed and dangerous areas resulting from the Eagle Creek Fire.  Responders are placed at greater risk than normal when going into the burn-affected areas due to significant hazards, such as rockfall, landslides, and fire-weakened trees.  […]