Paul Blackburn jokes that he is “seven for seven” in elections — the most recent being Mayor of Hood River in November 2014. He was elected to city council in 2004.
Dist. 52 Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) has introduced to the Oregon Legislature HB 3027 which creates a specialty license plate with the image of Mt. Hood.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON — Decoding Dyslexia-Columbia Gorge sets sail to our state’s capitol on March 17 to testify and bear witness of the legislative hearing for Senate Bill 612.
The May 19 Special Districts election will call on voters to choose who will lead the boards and commissions that oversee special taxing districts all over the county, including several that cover the entire county.
Wanted: water, sanitation, port and transportation directors.
Report shows increased oil going through the Gorge
The focus on oil trains running through the Gorge has largely remained on the Washington side, where the vast majority of crude, particularly coming from the Bakken formation in North Dakota, enters the National Scenic area.
‘Disappointed’ Supt. Goldman heads to Salem
A cold million. That’s how much less the Hood River County School District can expect to receive in State School funding in the next biennium, based on current spending projections out of the Oregon Legislature.
The 2015 Oregon Regular Legislative Session began on Monday in Salem and Hood River Republican legislators Sen. Chuck Thomsen and Rep. Mark Johnson are gearing up to promote their bills while also facing a Democratic majority in both the House and the Senate.
As the Legislature convenes Monday, a look at what bills local lawmakers are sponsoring
The Regular Session of the Oregon State Legislature opens Feb. 2 — Groundhog’s Day! — and Hood River legislators Rep. Mark Johnson and Sen. Chuck Thomsen have sponsored a total of over a dozen bills for the upcoming session.
A dialog, and silent protest, on climate change wove through U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s hometown town hall meeting at Hood River Adult Center, attended by about 75 people.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden listens as high school students urge him to put a high priority on climate change, during Saturday’s town hall at Hood River Adult Center, attended by about 75 people.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) holds his first town hall meetings in 2015 beginning on Saturday, with events scheduled in seven counties: Hood River, Wasco, Umatilla, Wallowa, Union, Baker, and Malheur.
Mayor announces next council meeting postponed in light of UO football game
The business of transition involved hugs and handshakes, cake, and checks to sign as city and county elected officials formally took office on Monday.
Land use squabbles, marijuana dispensaries, budget woes, and a historic win for the HRVHS soccer team were just some of the many stories the Hood River news reported on in 2014. Here’s a look back at some of the top stories from each month. Stories are categorized by the month in which they were published.
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of the Hood River Valley High School boys’ soccer team which brought home the title of ‘State Champions’ this year in the 2014 Oregon 5A state championship. Hood River is my hometown, and both my son and I are proud graduates of Hood River Valley High School, so this victory is especially sweet."