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HR County considers fire emergency declaration tonight

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight to discuss declaring an emergency in response to the Eagle Creek and Indian Creek fires.

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Hood River names Dustin Nilsen Planning Director

Nilsen starts his new position as city planning director in mid-September.

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Wyden vows to push for government transparency

‘Not on my watch’ is Senator’s slogan at Cascade Locks town hall

On Sunday, Sen. Ron Wyden came close to creating a new acronym: NOMY. “Not On My Watch.”

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Wyden holds town hall in Cascade Locks Sunday

Sen. Ron Wyden returns to Hood River County for a weekend town hall.

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City celebrates retirees

Monday’s City Council meeting saw the ceremonial departure of two of Hood River’s longest-termed employees.

Healthcare town hall July 25 at HR Armory

A town hall on healthcare in Oregon is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on July 25 at Hood River Armory, 1590 12th St. on the Heights.

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Two sworn in at Port, one to go

The Hood River Port Commission swore in two commissioners: Ben Sheppard and John Everitt.

Oil train safety bill dies in Salem

A bill targeting safety plans for oil spills failed to pass before the Oregon Legislature adjourned its 2017 session Friday.

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Mid-Columbia Council of Governments viability debated

The Mid-Columbia Council of Governments board got a harsh analysis Tuesday, hearing that it lacked leadership and had image problems, as it considers whether to remain as a stand-alone entity.

Westside Plan council meets

About 100 community members filled the city council chambers Wednesday for the meeting of the Westside Concept Plan Project Advisory Council (PAC). Members of the newly-formed citizen group CORD — Citizens for Responsible Development — presented a copy of a position signed by 500 people asking the city not rezone areas of the Westside within the plan boundaries.

Ben and Benjamin: Same-name pair among newly-elected officials

Port of Hood River says goodbye to three commissioners

The Port of Hood River gave three of its five commissioners a sendoff Tuesday, marking an unusual transition: the majority of its commission left office June 30.

Citizen group rises to oppose Westside plan

A new citizen group has formed to oppose the proposed City of Hood River’s Westside Concept Plan.

Sliver-thin May race ballots are certified

The results are now official in the election marked by sliver-thin races.

Question ballots still to be counted

Election update: omitted transit, parks, library results

Ballot watchers will have their eyes on two close elections from the May 16 ballot: a two-vote margin between John Everitt and Svea Truax for Position 2 on the Port of Hood River Board of Commission, and a six-vote lead by Benjamin Sheppard over David Russo for Position 2 on the Hood River County School Board.

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‘No’ on NORCOR bond, close races for Port, Schools

Early returns from the May 16 Special District Election show tightly contested races and a narrowly rejected operations levy at Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility.


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