The Hood River County Board of Commissioners signed multiple resolutions into action at a regular meeting Monday night — most notably, one declared tighter enforcement on oil trains rolling through the Gorge, and one reallocated $7,000 to the County 911 Emergency Dispatch radio system, which police and emergency officials have called “poor to non-existent” in some areas.
OPRD awards funding for park at falls
Oregon Parks and Recreation District has awarded Hood River County a $470,000 grant to acquire and develop a park at Punchbowl Falls, a waterfall near Dee.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown rolled into Hood River Friday morning. Her first stop: CGCC’s Indian Creek Campus, where she signed the affordable college bill, Oregon Promise, and met with local representatives in education.
Police continue investigation
The search for a missing 63-year-old woman in the Reservoir Road area west of The Dalles has been called off, but police are still investigating her disappearance.
The Goldendale Sentinel reports the Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) is about to launch another initiative to impact STEM education in the Gorge. STEM is the hot acronym of the moment, standing for science, technology, engineering and math. The GTA, a nonprofit trade association focused on supporting the tech industry of the region, is creating a new college scholarship fund for Gorge students pursuing post-secondary STEM degrees.
Hood River County Fair brings entertainment, activities for kids and adults, displays and exhibits, carnival and midway fun, horses, livestock, flowers, and food.
Cancer will have to step aside for prom night-birthday party
A downtown party like never seen before happens July 31, and the guest of honor will be prom queen and birthday girl Lila May Schow.
Hood River is a great place for dogs and dog owners, with plenty of hiking and recreation opportunities and a wonderful dog-friendly attitude exhibited by many local businesses.
Governor Kate Brown dropped by the Hood River News today for a discussion with our editorial department.
Kate Brown will sign affordable college bill at CGCC, tour pFriem
Oregon Governor Kate Brown will pay Hood River a visit Friday.
Walmart, round 3, goes to the City of Hood River.
The Hood River Art Club — started in 1949 by a group of local artists — is celebrating its 66th anniversary with an art show July 10-18 at the History Museum of Hood River County.
Fish and wildlife agencies encourage anglers to focus on warm-water fish
Cooler weather finally returned to the Gorge this past weekend, ending a two-week period where the mercury refused to dip below 90 degrees and on more than one occasion, soared into the triple digits.
This flag stands firm.
County, June 2015
County, June 2015
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