A Bend man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a Portland woman that occurred in 2009 west of Cascade Locks. Stephen Wagner Nichols, 40, was arrested Feb. 12 at the San Francisco Airport for allegedly murdering Rhonda Kristen Casto, who was 23 when she died Monday, March 16, 2009 on the popular Eagle Creek Trail.
School delays for Dec. 4, 2014
Directors affirm Indian Creek campus will remain open
So many people showed up for Tuesday’s college board special meeting that a scheduled class switched rooms to give the board and public more space. The special meeting on Columbia Gorge Community College budget issues drew about 75 people at the Hood River campus, including staff, students, parents, and State representatives John Huffman of The Dalles and Mark Johnson of Hood River.
In a lengthy four-hour land use hearing that was fraught with controversy, the Hood River City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to deny the expansion of Walmart's store on Wasco Avenue.
Deficit leads to Toda’s recommendation, which would be temporary – but ‘not a done deal,’ one board member says
Citing a $2 million budget deficit, the president of Columbia Gorge Community College on Tuesday recommended to the College board that it close the Indian Creek Campus temporarily in mid-2015. CGCC president Dr. Frank Toda has suggested a three-part restructuring plan involving an undetermined number of layoffs and program cuts.
Weather alert: After school activities for Hood River County School District are canceled tonight due to freezing rain and ice forecast for late afternoon and through the night including EXCEL Program, Community Education Programs and Activity Buses.
Hood river valley high school varsity boys soccer defeats Woodburn 2-0 to claim the school's first state soccer title.
Attention HRV soccer fans: Saturday's game time has been changed from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hillsboro Stadium due to weather and travel precautions.
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Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer is headed to the state finals.
Due to the Veterans Day Holiday and the post office being closed, subscribers in certain areas, may receive their copy of Hood River News late.
Brun, Johnson, Cornelison leading Hood River council vote getters
Initial election results show Paul Blackburn defeating Greg Colt by a wide margin in the race to succeed mayor Arthur Babitz.
A welfare check at a Hood River residence on Monday turned into a death investigation after authorities discovered the body of a 23-year-old woman inside.
Train traffic on the Union Pacific rail line was briefly shut down Friday morning as law enforcement pursued a male suspect who allegedly fled during a traffic stop made by the Hood River Police Department.
From Oregon State Police: Oregon State Police (OSP) and Hood River County Sheriff's Office (HRSO), working in cooperation with Kentucky State Police (KSP), are continuing to ask for the public's help to locate a father and son whose vehicle was found last week along Highway 35 in the Mt. Hood area. With this weekend's expected warm weather and the potential for many visitors and hikers in the Mt. Hood area, some new details are being released after confirming the men were in the area last week.
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