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County Commission deliberates short term rental rules Monday

After some delay, Hood River County Board of Commissioners is meeting again to deliberate what to do about short term rental (STR) regulations. Following Monday’s public hearing, the board of commissioners will either recommend a course of action to county staff or extend deliberation on the issue to a future meeting.

August 18, 2018 midnight read more..
   

Gorge Gulp raises HRCEF scholarship funds

A warm summer night, local music and beers and ciders made for a successful fundraising event for the Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) on August’s First Friday Gorge Gulp event.

August 15, 2018 midnight read more..


Teamwork rescues Hood River fire victims

A firefighter in street clothes, his friend and three law enforcement officers helped firefighters rescue three people from a burning home Saturday in Hood River. No one was injured in the blaze, which destroyed a single-story home on Foster Court, off Henderson Drive near the west city limits.

August 15, 2018 midnight read more..


‘Memaloose 2’ Fire 65 percent contained

The Memaloose 2 Fire is currently estimated at 167 acres and 65 percent contained, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) reported. Suppression efforts are now focused on strengthening containment lines and mopping up the interior of the fire.

August 15, 2018 midnight read more..


Major projects await new city manager

Business in Monday’s varied city council meeting included a bittersweet sendoff for City Manager Steve Wheeler and news of a project setback that his successor, Rachael Fuller, will need to deal with.

August 15, 2018 midnight read more..
   

CANYON ROAD FIRE UPDATE

UPDATE: Canyon Road Fire is contained at approximately two acres and is in mop-up phase. Five homes were evacuated, as well as Wy’east Road between Davis Dr. and Central Vale.

August 8, 2018 4:30 p.m. read more..
 

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