County rental initiative effort kicks off, appeal fee cap proponents wait for court ruling
They will not be on the November ballot, but two measures that would have significant effects on local government may hit the ballot this spring.
For the past several years the Hood River Valley football has counted itself lucky if it got one running back over a hundred yards on any given night.
Parks and Rec board to decide whether or not to appeal county decision to LUBA
Now that there will be no park on Barrett Drive, the ball is back in the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District’s court.
Friends of the Gorge issues response to commission director’s report
Months after the trees came down on a 110-acre section of forest between Hood River and Mosier the situation is either still unclear, or was settled decades ago.
HRV football tops Sandy in Friday’s season-opener
The offensive line blocked, the defensive front caused havoc and the Hood River Valley High School varsity football team re-established its running game.
500-foot section of Orchard Road to be closed Sept. 13
Hood River will become a little different starting this week.
The offensive line blocked, the defensive front caused havoc and the Hood River Valley Eagles were able to establish a running game.
Former police chief drops wrongful termination claim
After over a year of legal wrangling, the City of Hood River and former police chief Bruce Ludwig have settled a lawsuit Ludwig filed against the city.
Hood River’s electric car charging station is charged up and ready to go.
Time to put away the industrial-strength sprinklers and put away the pressure washer for cleaning the car.
It’s not quite Yankees vs. Red Sox or Blazers vs. Lakers but Toejammers vs. Kickballers has even more at stake.
It looked like something a stunt crew would set up for a Hollywood film.
Public will have its next chance to weigh in Sept. 12
Opponents of a proposed cable park in the former Nichols Boat Basin left the Hood River Port Commission with a choice Tuesday night: One use or many.
After nearly three decades running the landmark, Hillmicks sell to Derek DeBorde and Jason Taylor
After nearly 30 years, Lost Lake Resort has new owners.
County Commission first wants to see significant revisions to planning proposal
In light of the approaching kickoff of football season, the Hood River County Commission’s decision on revisions to the county zoning ordinance seemed only appropriate.
As wildfires rage across the Northwest, local units prepare for dangers at home
The fire crew came off the line hot, tired and reeking of smoke. They had just finished spraying a wet line to knock back a quick-moving brush fire through tall dry grass on rural land in Hood River County.
The City of Hood River rolled out a new budget procurement process for its vehicle fleet at the Aug. 13 city council meeting.
Paul Koch will be sticking around Cascade Locks awhile longer.
When Hood River County Marine Deputy Mike Anderson got up Friday, he figured it was going to be one of those days.
In the coming weeks the Port of Hood River will be deciding if they think a proposed cable park in the former Nichols Boat Basin represents a boon or a boondoggle for the community.
Funding plan lowers payments for Hood River, gives Wasco break for hosting jail
After years of wrangling, a solution to the annual NORCOR budget crisis may be within reach.
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4-1 vote overturns planning commission approval of plan
If Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation wants a new park, they are going to have to find someplace else to build it.
Opposition launches pair of lawsuits, LUBA appeal on waterfront project
Environmental groups and the developers seeking to build out the former Nichols Boat Works site are ratcheting up their battle over the future of the waterfront area.
CASCADE LOCKS — At a typical protest one might expect to see people holding signs, chanting slogans and encouraging cars to honk in support.
No new testimony will be taken during Monday hearing
Fritz von Lubken says he doesn’t have anything against parks; he just believes they should not be built at the expense of high-value farmland.
As a longtime sports reporter, I’ve had to learn the rules for plenty of sports which are unfamiliar to me.
The traffic gods were conspiring to not let anyone get out of Hood River Friday on Interstate 84.
Should you decide to wander out of a bar in downtown Hood River at 2:30 a.m. and go to the bathroom in an area that is not designated as a restroom, say a wall, sidewalk or planter box, the Hood River Police have a $435 ticket with your name on it.
The future of a hotel on the south end of the former Nichols Boat basin is still up in the air, but the Port of Hood River’s plan for the west side of the basement has become more clear.
In the few minutes before the pool clears out after each swim session, Hood River Aquatic Center lifeguards are particularly wary of swimmers who have been in the water for nearly an hour, tiring themselves out.
Will be in effect while upgrades are performed on city water line
Hood River citizens are going to see water use restrictions later this summer as the city works on upgrading a water line from the city’s water source from a spring near Lost Lake to its 5-million-gallon Riverdale Road reservoir.
Lifeguards prepare for the worst, and hope they never have to use the skills they constantly practice.
Hood River resident Lisa Godard gets her first teaching job half a world away –– in the evolving nation of Myanmar
Hood River-based action sports gear and apparel manufacturer Dakine is still looking at a new home in town, just likely not the one it had hoped for.
In the final month before it filed for bankruptcy, internal memos, bankruptcy filing documents and reports from company employees show that Maritime Services Corporation ran out of ways to keep the company going in its current state.
Commissioners continue to look at changes, postpone action to August
The conversation on whether or not to revise Hood River County’s zoning ordinance will continue for at least another month.
A Hood River resident who filed an initiative for the November ballot to limit city land use appeal fees has challenged the ballot title and language drafted by the Hood River city attorney.
The battle over a waterfront hotel project at Nichols Landing is moving to a new front.
Hood River’s Maritime Services Corporation has filed for Chapter 11 protection in Oregon Bankruptcy Court.
A peek inside the hope, happiness and heartbreak of the U.S. Track and Field
The venues that played host to the 2012 U.S. Olympic track and field trials are drenched in so much tradition that it practically drips from the brows of the competitors and plops in the raindrops falling on the Hayward Field grandstands.
If you have enjoyed the thrilling summer-blockbuster land use drama concerning the proposed hotel and commercial building on the Hood River waterfront, you’re in luck. A sequel, and likely a trilogy, have the green light.
The wound has already started healing.
By February phone calls were flying back and forth between Friends of the Columbia River Gorge and the Columbia River Gorge Commission.
Over the winter 110 acres of trees in a highly sensitive, very visible Gorge hillside were chopped down. Local environmental groups and members of the public claim they had no idea what was going on until chainsaws and bulldozers were already running. Now they want to know why and how it happened.
Opposition group granted preliminary injunction on appeal fee, fight with city looms
The battle between Friends of the Hood River Waterfront and the City of Hood River is moving forward on two fronts.
With just a few weeks before league meets, Eagles, Hawks turn in solid efforts
Hood River Valley hosted a six-team meet at Henderson Stadium Tuesday, with the main focus being on HRV and Columbia River Conference rival The Dalles-Wahtonka, but with smaller schools Columbia, Dufur, Klickitat and Horizon Christian also getting a chance to show their stuff in open classification competitions.
I ran off the sidelines of the Little League field and back to my car as quick as I could. I wasn’t going to miss this one.
The Hood River Valley softball team saw another win slip away, and with it, possibly its hopes of a Columbia River Conference league title.
The Hood River Valley Swim Team sent eight swimmers to Astoria for the “Eggstravaganza” swim meet April 14-15. Highlights for HRVST included Per Bergstrom winning every event he entered as well as event wins from Adam Burke, Allison Burke, Jamie Robinson and Charles Sutherland.