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.
A Hood River man was arrested Nov. 9 by Portland Police Bureau for drug charges.
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.
This year, fall chinook have returned to the Columbia River in numbers that astound sportsmen and fish biologists alike.
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.
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.
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.
The Hood River County Planning Commission didn’t take long to deliberate Wednesday night on whether a proposed cell tower would stand or fall.
A Hood River man accused of sexually abusing horses has been released from jail following the approval of a plea deal.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
Henke's haunted house takes scare tactics seriously
“Once you go upstairs, you’re done.”
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.
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.
Former Hood River City Manager Bob Francis was back in city council chambers last week, this time, on the other side of the dais.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The schedule for upcoming repair work to be performed on the Bridge of the Gods has changed once again.
A Hood River man was arrested last week after he allegedly sexually assaulted a horse in the Oak Grove area.
This time, the federal government has gone too far.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 long Barrett Park saga could finally be coming to an end as early as next week.
Local telecom provider Gorge Networks is planning the installation of an expansive new fiber optic network it hopes will be in place to deliver blistering-fast internet to customers in the Hood River area by next year.
The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a local teen who has been missing for nearly two weeks.
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.
A decade later, HR firefighters still impress with muscular dystrophy fundraising efforts
If the boots of Hood River firefighters look heavier this year, that’s because they are.
U.S. Bank Robbery suspect Timothy Bryan Glenn was in Hood River Circuit Court again via live video feed Monday morning to hear the results of his indictment.
The Hood River County Health Department and the Mid Columbia Center for Living will be providing services at two new healthcare facilities opening up in Cascade Locks and Odell next week.
In 2007, a year before she passed away, Friends of the Columbia Gorge Founder Nancy Russell purchased a 42-acre parcel of land east of Mosier overlooking the Gorge and donated it to the nonprofit she helped form nearly 30 years prior.
Dana’s Xtreme Burgers is just over a month old, but the new restaurant located on the Heights features a local burger recipe crafted well over 20 years ago.
DA reveals details in robbery suspect’s initial circuit court appearance
Less than 24 hours after his arrest, 28-year-old Timothy Bryan Glenn appeared via live video feed in Hood River Circuit Court Tuesday morning to be arraigned on charges in connection with last week’s armed robbery of U.S. Bank’s Hood River branch.
A popular rally car race scheduled for late October has effectively been canceled as Hood River County Commissioners examine how feasible it is to continue holding the race on county forest roads.
A pipe band led a crowd across the Bridge of the Gods and the old fire hall filled with bicycles in Cascade Locks last weekend.
County’s Community Justice officers in Adult Division can carry arms
Hood River County parole and probation officers tasked with monitoring adult offenders will now have the option of carrying a firearm while in the field and the office.