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Chinook season: Salmon restorations fuel large tribal industry

Fishers from the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama tribes took to the Columbia River this week for the opening of the 2016 fall fishery, the largest tribal fishery of the year.

Pool closing for annual maintenance

The pool at the Hood River Valley Aquatic Center will be closed for its annual maintenance from Tuesday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Those with questions can contact the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District at 541-386-1303.

Washington responders to get notice of oil train shipments

Emergency responders in communities along oil train routes in Washington will start receiving advance notice of the shipments this fall.

‘Parenting’ photo contest winners shown at library

Eight photos have been selected as winners of the fourth annual Columbia Gorge Parenting Together photo contest. Winning photographers are Blanca Flores, Elisa Cartwright, Jessica Hoffman, Karen Harding, Karin Tauscher, Lauren Kramer, Melanie Kelly and Paloma Ayala.

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Hood River Valley High's School-Based Health Center now open to all county students

With school now in session, all students in Hood River County School District have a new option for medical and behavioral health care. The School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Hood River Valley High School is officially announcing the expansion of these health services to any student residing within Hood River County.

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Port granted $1.3 M for airport upgrades

A new wave of development is coming to Ken Jernstedt Airfield.

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County Board hears divergent testimony on marijuana

Decision on STR rules expected next month

The polarized debate over marijuana business rules moved up from an appointed planning panel to the Hood River County Board of Commissioners at a hearing Monday.

Author signing event at Waucoma Sept. 2

Waucoma Bookstore in downtown Hood River is hosting authors Jane Kirkpatrick and Rebecca Demarino for a book signing on Friday, Sept. 2 from 5-8 p.m.

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Pet of the Week: Bentley will make you wonder how you lived without him

Bentley has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. And what a handsome boy! Bentley is 2 and a half years old, 76 pounds, and a mix of Boxer and Lab, or a Boxador!

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Ken Jernstedt memorial touches down at WAAAM

Ken Jernstedt and Driscoll are back, in bronze.

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Third indoor marijuana grow facility planned in Odell

Odell, a community known for its orchard views and fruit packing houses, is seeing growth in a new crop: marijuana.

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Hood Crest goes from whim to solid rock ‘n wood winery

Add a rock ‘n wood vibe to the rock ‘n roll beat at Hood Crest Winery in Hood River.

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HR Council adopts STR regulations

On a night when a local builder decried “the critical lack of affordable housing” and called for city action on the issue, Hood River City Council adopted short term rental regulations a year after the issue came to dominate its docket.

County wraps up short term rental hearings

Hood River County Board of Commissioners held its short term rental rules hearing Monday.


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