The Oregon Employment Department has released its October unemployment figures that show Hood River County has not only one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state, but its lowest rate in over five years.
Commissioners vote 4-1 to deny permit for controversial park
Hood River County Commissioners voted 4-1 Monday night before an audience of 25 people to once again deny a conditional use permit for Barrett Park.
URM Stores, the parent company of Rosauers, announced Tuesday that it was okay for customers to resume using credit cards and other electronic payment methods after a “cyber attack” compromised its stores’ credit card systems last month.
The month of December is only a few days old, but Hood River already has one weather record in the books.
Hood River County Commissioners will deliberate and render a decision Monday night on whether or not the controversial Barrett Park planned for the west side of Hood River can be developed.
Parent company’s credit card system compromised
Rosauers Supermarkets are advising customers to use cash or check when purchasing goods at their stores after discovering that some of their customers’ credit cards were compromised in a cyber attack.
Monitoring will determine if aquifer viable for water exchange
Nestlé began drilling test wells this week in Cascade Locks to see if an aquifer believed to be beneath Port of Cascade Locks property can be used in a water exchange Nestlé wants for a proposed water bottling plant.
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners is allowing motorsport events to continue being held on county roads but at a significantly higher cost.
A persistent temperature inversion made opening day conditions at Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday more akin to the end of the ski and snowboarding season, not the beginning.
Rosauers Supermarkets are advising customers to use cash or check when purchasing goods at their stores after discovering evidence that their credit card system was compromised in a cyber attack.
Port of Cascade Locks commissioners came to a tentative consensus during their regular meeting Thursday night to double tolls for trucks and other heavier vehicles crossing the Bridge of the Gods, but to not raise tolls on cars.
A downed power line was responsible for knocking out electricity for about two-and-a-half hours Thursday morning on the west side of Hood River, as well as indirectly sparking a small fire at Westside Elementary that sent smoke through the school and triggered an evacuation.
This year, fall chinook have returned to the Columbia River in numbers that astound sportsmen and fish biologists alike.
A county recommendation to cut hours from a deputy district attorney position was voted down by Hood River County commissioners during their regular meeting Monday night.
A Hood River man was arrested Nov. 9 by Portland Police Bureau for drug charges.
City may take legal action if not resolved by Nov. 25
A dispute between Ryan’s Juice and the city of Hood River over a back sewer debt is still simmering in council chambers and may head toward legal action if the situation is not resolved to city council’s satisfaction by Nov. 25.
The Hood River County Planning Commission didn’t take long to deliberate Wednesday night on whether a proposed cell tower would stand or fall.
Three Hood River residents were arrested last week as part of a joint drug sting conducted by Hood River City Police Department and the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office.
Port will discuss raising bridge tolls at Nov. 21 meeting
As the Bridge of the Gods repair work enters its next phase, the structure will be closed to traffic at night starting Monday, Nov. 18.
The Hood River County Planning Commission may decide this Wednesday whether or not a 140-foot cell tower on the west side of Hood River can be built.
A Hood River man accused of sexually abusing horses has been released from jail following the approval of a plea deal.
$8,500 raised for MDA is best in the event’s history
Hood River Fire has once again done a great job of scaring up funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Nov. 13 lecture reveals history of mountain rescue organization
As the oldest mountain rescue organization in North America, the Crag Rats have a lot of history.
Although we’ve yet to see any flakes fly in Hood River, Mother Nature is already busy dumping plenty of snow up on Mount Hood.
Hood River City Council was back in session Monday night to once again discuss a controversial deferment deal given to Ryan’s Juice by former Hood River City Manager Bob Francis, who started working as the juice company’s chief operations officer in July.
Henke's haunted house takes scare tactics seriously
“Once you go upstairs, you’re done.”
Planning Commission to deliberate on cell tower issue Nov. 13
For the second Hood River County Planning Commission hearing in a row, the meeting room of the County Business Administration Building was standing-room-only the night of Oct. 23.
When the Port of Hood River had new deck panels installed in 2004, they were supposed to last a generation.
City plans to make the hire by February
The City of Hood River is moving forward in its search for a new permanent city manager with the hopes of having the new candidate selected by winter’s end.
Paul Henke, lieutenant of Hood River Fire, has helmed the production of the haunted house for the past several years, but for 2013, he’s outdone himself.
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners has set Monday, Dec. 2 as the date it will hold a public meeting to make a final decision on Barrett Park.
Former Hood River City Manager Bob Francis was back in city council chambers last week, this time, on the other side of the dais.
Folks enjoy pumpkins, choose fruit from overflowing bins, and munch on pies throughout a sun-drenched Hood River valley autumn weekend
Large crowds of people having fun.
Citing an unwillingness to “kick the can down the road,” U.S. Rep. Greg Walden of Hood River, voted against a bill Wednesday that ended the 17-day federal government shutdown and prevented the nation from potentially defaulting on its debts.
CGCC faculty members’ vote questions Dr. Frank Toda’s leadership ability
Department chairs and other faculty members of Columbia Gorge Community College have given a “no confidence” vote to the college’s president, Dr. Frank Toda, calling into question his ability to govern the college.
A Hood River man was arrested last week after he allegedly sexually assaulted a horse in the Oak Grove area.
The schedule for upcoming repair work to be performed on the Bridge of the Gods has changed once again.
County Planning’s 3-2 vote means Board of Commissioners will have final say
The fate of Barrett Park now lies in the hands of the Hood River County Board of Commissioners after the Hood River County Planning Commission failed to make a decision on the park during a public remand hearing Wednesday night.
This time, the federal government has gone too far.
Hood River’s Farmers Conservation Alliance springs from FID efforts to help fish
In 1996, a historic flood turned the Hood River into a muddy torrent that wiped out roads, rail lines, and a portion of the Powerdale Dam facility.
A Mount Hood teen who was reported missing nearly three weeks ago was found safe in northern California on Friday.
Water planning, land use implications foreseen at county level
As the federal government shutdown stretches into its second week, its far-reaching impacts are becoming increasingly more apparent.
U.S. Bank robbery suspect Timothy Bryan Glenn is scheduled to enter a plea Dec. 2 to answer charges brought against him in connection with an armed robbery that was committed at U.S. Bank in Hood River Sept. 12.
Commissioners made a unanimous decision at the tail-end of Tuesday’s epic, 4-hour-and-38-minute-long Port of Hood River meeting to roll out new BreezeBy transponders and a pricing policy to go with them.
USDA Forest Service office closed due to Federal funding issue
As lawmakers squabble in Washington, D.C., the effects of the federal government shutdown that began on Tuesday are already being felt in the Gorge.
The closure schedule for the Bridge of the Gods has changed as a result of recent discussions between the Oregon Department of Transportation and its contractors who will be doing a series of repairs on the bridge over the next couple months.
The torrential rainstorms that drenched the Pacific Northwest last weekend were largely responsible for producing one of the wettest Septembers on record for the Hood River area.
The long Barrett Park saga could finally be coming to an end as early as next week.
Closed 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. until repairs are finished
Construction begins next week on the Bridge of the Gods and will require the bridge to be closed to traffic as crews work around the clock to repair the aging structure and allow heavy trucks to cross the span once again.
The Mt. Hood Rally race seemed destined for cancellation after Hood River County raised concerns over the event’s impacts on county roads, but organizers say a truncated version of the race will be held next month after all.