• HR County Budget Committee Approves 19-20 Budget
    The Hood River County Budget Committee approved and recommended to the County Commission a budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year that reinstated many of the cuts that had been included in the financial plan submitted by staff and using more than $750,000 in reserves the Commission had committed to.  But the budget committee also recommended […] The post HR Coun […]
  • ODFW Receives Report Of Cougar Sighting In The Dalles
    The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says it received a report of a cougar sighting Thursday within The Dalles city limits and has heard rumors of other sightings in the past two weeks.  An ODFW spokesperson says while it cannot confirm the sightings, their frequency and the history of similar situations in The Dalles […] The post ODFW Receives Report […]
  • Memorial Day Events Planned
    There are Memorial Day events planned in The Dalles and Wasco on Monday.  In The Dalles, the American Legion will host a gathering from 11 a.m. to noon at the Kelly Viewpoint Veterans Memorial across from Sorosis Park.  Mayor Richard Mays will serve as guest speaker.  The city of Wasco will host a number of […] The post Memorial Day Events Planned appeared f […]
  • May 24 Prep Sports Roundup
    Track and Field A second place finish by Glenwood’s Brooklyn Emerson in the Class 1B girls’ triple jump highlighted the local effort in first day finals at the Washington Class 1A, 2B, and 1B high school track and field championships in Cheney.  Other placers in first day finals include Trout Lake’s Justin Peck in third […] The post May 24 Prep Sports Roundu […]
  • Appeal Of Morrison Park Rezone Filed
    Opponents of rezoning Morrison Park in Hood River for a low-income housing project have filed an appeal of the City’s decision with the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, contending the City has violated its comprehensive land use plan.  The Hood River City Council in March approved changing the zoning for 2.76 acres of Lot […] The post Appeal Of Morrison Par […]
  • HR School Board Approves Boundary Changes
    The Hood River County School District board has approved changes to elementary and middle school boundaries as recommended by administration.  Two weeks ago the board had asked for plans for transportation adjustments…in particular re-establishing an activity bus between Wy’east and Hood River middle schools.  Superintendent Dan Goldman says there is a plan […]
  • CGCC Ramps Up Elementary Ed Program
    Columbia Gorge Community College is ramping up its Elementary Educators Pathways program in conjunction with Oregon State University and local school districts.  CGCC Dean of College Transfer Programs and General Education Stephen Shwiff says the idea is to homegrow future elementary school teachers through two years at CGCC and then two years of an OSU […] […]
  • Performing Arts Initiative Hires Project Manager
    The Performing Arts Initiative, the group that is seeking to establish a performing arts center in the Gorge, has recently hired a project manager.  Mark Steighner is one of the founding members of the group says CBRE Heery will take the project from concept to construction.  Steighner says their next goal is to hire a […] The post Performing Arts Initiative […]
  • May 22 Prep Sports Roundup
    Oregon Class 5A Softball Playoffs First Round Hood River Valley 8, St. Helens 0:  Makenzie Chambers and Haylee Baker homered while Lauren Decker pitched a shutout as HRV advanced to the quarterfinals.  Chambers got the Eagles going in the first inning with a two-run homer, while Baker homered and Molly Routson added a two-run triple […] The post May 22 Prep […]
  • Both HR County Tax Measures Defeated
    Both of the tax measures Hood River County sought to deal with its budget woes went down to defeat in Tuesday night’s vote count.  Measure 14-65, a five-year local option property tax levy of 89 cents per thousand dollars of assessed property value for public health and safety, came closest to passage.  51.4% of voters […] The post Both HR County Tax Measure […]