I am writing about the residency requirements for short term rentals (STRs) in Hood River County. Many STRs are owned by non-residents who live elsewhere. Many are second vacation homes; most don’t have permits. The permit application for a STR requires the owner state they live in the house for 30 days or more in a calendar year. If so, a person can have 12 different residences in a calendar year.August 18, 2018 midnight read more..
We’ve been complacent.August 15, 2018 midnight read more..
Among the shortest and most disturbing of the stories I read this year was the Isaac Babel war story that belies its innocent-sounding name: “My First Goose.”August 8, 2018 midnight read more..
A critical mass of quality, local theater at three venues happened July 27-29.August 4, 2018 midnight read more..
The threat is on again: Give me my wall or I will throw a tantrum.August 1, 2018 midnight read more..
Last year, local citizens began picketing at the Northern Oregon Correctional Facility (NORCOR) when immigration detainees held at our local jail had initiated a hunger strike over conditions there.July 28, 2018 midnight read more..
When it comes to fair entries, I am one-for-one.July 28, 2018 midnight read more..
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