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Tuesday is final day to register to vote

The final day to register as a new voter in Hood River County is Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Judge Karen Ostrye widely wins bar members’ poll

Judge Karen Ostrye received overwhelming support in a poll of local attorneys asked to choose between incumbent Ostrye and opponent Timothy B. Ferrell.

HR city election events scheduled

Mayoral debate on Oct. 22, ‘Office Hours’ events start Oct. 16

Voters in the City of Hood River will be able to hear directly from mayor and council candidates in two public events.

CL seeking approval of EMS support fee

After it failed due to a subpar voter turnout in May, a measure that would charge Cascade Locks electric customers a fee to support the city’s fire and EMS department is heading back to the ballot this November.

Democrats host candidates Sunday

Democratic Legislative candidates Robert Bruce and Stephanie Nystrom will be in Hood River Sunday for a 6 p.m. gathering hosted by the Hood River Democratic Committee. The location is 4420 Riordan Hill Drive (corner of Country Club and Riordan– first house on the right).

ELECTION 2014: Realtor Greg Colt announces Hood River Mayoral run

Greg Colt will run for mayor in November.

Walden talks wolves in Dufur

On ObamaCare, the GOP leader claims president has even ‘spun up’ some Democrats

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden told ranchers from Wasco and Sherman counties July 3 that Oregon had once been offered more wolves from Idaho.

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Speaker Boehner pays low-key visit to the Gorge

One of the best kept secrets in the Gorge was Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner’s visit July 2 to several locations including Hood River and Timberline.

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Crews quickly knock down Owens fire

A wildfire that began sometime early Wednesday morning on the site of an active timber sale on Hood River County Forestry Department timberland has been brought under control by fire crews.

Election 2014: Former councilor Blackburn announces run for mayor

The open position of Hood River mayor has its first announced contestant.

Legislation will help expedite trail

Nichols Basin: Walden, Merkley support Water Resources bill

New language inserted into a federal water resources bill that’s awaiting legislative approval could help the Port of Hood River speed the development of a waterfront pedestrian trail planned for the west bank of the Nichols Boat Basin.

‘Crossing’ to a Consortium: Oregon and Washington legislators confer in summit

The Columbia Gorge Consortium invited lawmakers from Olympia and Salem who represent districts in the Columbia River Gorge to attend a bi-state legislative summit Friday, May 16 in White Salmon. Five legislators were on hand for the occasion.

Election 2014: Three Democrats seek U.S. House nomination

The May 3 edition carried profiles of Republican contenders for the U.S. House District 2 position: incumbent Greg Walden of Hood River and Dennis Linthicum of Beatty, in Klamath County. The vote May 20 will determine who runs in the November General election.

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Dennis Linthicum wants incumbents replaced with true conservatives

Dennis Linthicum, 58, decided to take on 16-year incumbent Greg Walden out of the belief that “establishment Republicans” are steering the party — and nation — in the wrong direction.