Local News

Subscribe

Tease photo

‘Discover Oregon’ photographers seek Kickstarter donations

Tamara Logsdon and Tyler Hulett are taking the long view with their Kickstarter campaign.

Tease photo

Pet of the Week: Howie is small and spunky

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Howie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

Medical marijuana dispensary opens in downtown HR

The waiting room of The Gorge Green Cross, Hood River’s first medical marijuana dispensary, looks like any other.

Hood River man gets jail time in horse sex abuse case

A Hood River man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail, 24 months probation, and ordered to obtain a mental health evaluation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting horses in the Oak Grove area.

Tease photo

As Event Site and Port see a flurry of activity, many changes in the works

The hum of summer comes from many sources, and the waterfront is a major one.

Planning commission approves Naito permit, opponents ‘likely’ to appeal

A plan to construct a hotel and retail development near the Hood River Waterfront took a big step forward Tuesday night when the Hood River Planning Commission voted to approve a conditional use permit for the project, despite objections from a local citizen group who say the project is improperly sited.

Tease photo

County Fair is next week

Monday judging kicks-off week of activities

The grounds are ready – are you?

Tease photo

Wade Pickering, 14, and family learn together and look ahead to the County Fair

Pigs live where Stephanie Pickering’s garden used to be, but that’s okay with her.

Tease photo

‘Fight Back’ at Relay For Life

Teams walk this weekend at HRVHS to raise funds for ACS

“Superheroes” will be the theme of this year’s Relay For Life of the Columbia Gorge, the community gathering on July 19-20 for the fight against cancer. For 24 hours starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, teams will walk around the Hood River Valley High School track to raise funds, and awareness, for the American Cancer Society.

Tease photo

Fire victim thanks rescuers

Elissa Poe is thankful that she was alone at home on July 10. Her children, Madeline, 10 and Nicholas, 15, were safe from the fire that destroyed her Indian Creek Court Apartment. Poe, 43, suffered smoke inhalation, and burns on her arms and face are still painful but healing. Yet Poe and her children grieve the loss in the fire of their beloved two-year-old dog Eleanor, named for Eleanor Roosevelt.

Fire restrictions issued on east side of Mt. Hood

Due to extremely dry and hot weather conditions on the east side of the Mt. Hood National Forest, officials have issued public use restrictions effective Friday, July 11.

Cascade Locks EMS fee headed for November ballot

The Cascade Locks City Council voted Monday evening during its regular meeting to put an Emergency Medical Services support fee on the ballot for the November general election, according to City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman, after the original measure failed during the May primary due to a lackluster voter turnout.

Small fires spark in Mount Hood NF

Weekend lightning across the Mt. Hood National Forest resulted in 40 smoke reports, requiring firefighting crews to staff numerous fires across the forest.

Tease photo

Sewer lift station project starts soon on Heights

Look for traffic delays at 12th and May streets

Look for two impacts of the city’s sewer lift station project on the Heights, which upgrades the city’s sewer capacity from areas west of the city that are served by the system.

Port revises HR bridge overlay project dates

One lane closures to start July 21

Repair work scheduled to start earlier this week on the Hood River Bridge has now been pushed back according to the Port of Hood River.