U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley was in Hood River Tuesday morning as part of keeping his 2008 promise of holding a town hall meeting in each of Oregon’s 36 counties every year.
A tool shed on the west side of Hood River was reduced to little more than a pile of charred wood following a fire that quickly ripped through the structure Wednesday morning.
Hood River may get a lot of attention, but the unincorporated community of Odell is also a happening place. Though it is not an incorporated city like Hood River, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, Odell has 2,225 residents — twice as many as Cascade Locks, which is the only other incorporated city in Hood River County. Odell is also a relatively young community as well, with approximately a third of its population 18 years of age or younger.
Wet and windy weather brings much-needed mountain snow
Storm packs If you were one of the well-over-1,000 people who lost power Saturday morning, you can blame Mother Nature.
It’s been almost 25 years since the U.S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Washington Department of Ecology entered into an agreement to clean up the Hanford Site — widely considered to be the most contaminated nuclear site in the nation.
Hospital institutes With H1N1 flu cases on the rise in the state of Oregon, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital announced Thursday it is instituting new visitor restriction policies in order to help prevent the virus popularly known as “swine flu” from spreading throughout the hospital.
‘Get this stuff done’
On Aug. 19, 2009, Duane Allen Reineccius was temporarily released from the Northern Oregon Correctional Facility for a dentist appointmentwhile serving time for a probation violation on a DUII charge.
Icy roads send semi over the edge
A steep grade and slick road conditions caused a semi-trailer to go over an embankment along Highway 35 Wednesday morning and narrowly miss taking a plunge into the icy East Fork of the Hood River.
A 45-year-old Rainier man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly cutting and stealing a number of cables between the Wyeth weigh station and the Union Pacific rail line located approximately 10 miles west of Hood River off Interstate 84.
Hood River resident treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds in incident
A local man is behind bars after allegedly shooting and injuring a teenage woman at his residence Friday evening.
Sheriff deputies receive lifesaving award for July river rescue
On July 4, 2013, two men and a dog hung onto dear life and the keel of their sailboat as it capsized in the Hood River Marina and began to float downstream on the current of the mighty Columbia River.
A Hood River man has been charged with sexual abuse and attempted sexual abuse after being accused of inappropriately touching and attempting to touch underage girls.
73-year-old faces 14 counts of first-degree sexual abuse
Local business owner Kenneth Gordon Lolley is facing more child sexual abuse charges after an investigation determined he may have inappropriately touched the private parts of another underage girl.
A Hood River man has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree attempted robbery following a heist at the U.S. Bank branch on the Heights in September.
American Tower Corporation has chosen not to appeal a Hood River County Planning Commission decision that denied the company a permit to build a cellphone tower on the west side of Hood River.
For those who have been displaced from their homes following a domestic violence incident, the holidays can be an especially difficult and traumatic time of year.
Hood River County Commissioners unanimously approved a garbage rate increase for county residents after a public hearing that was held during the commission’s regular meeting Monday night.
State agency says Nestlé opponents’ chief argument is ‘without merit’
Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant in Cascade Locks may still be years away, but last week a state ruling helped Nestlé over one of multiple legal hurdles it must clear before the 250,000-square-foot plant can be built.
Hood River County has accepted the offers of two bidders interested in purchasing all of the county’s nearly 19,000 acres of Eastern Oregon timberland it has owned since 2002.
The Bridge of the Gods has been closed to heavy truck traffic for nearly five months now as the Port of Cascade Locks works to repair the bridge and lift the Oregon Department of Transportation weight restrictions that have been in place on the structure since July.
Parks Board will likely not appeal county denial, but holds land for future use
It appears that the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District’s quest to receive a permit for the development of Barrett Park is likely at an end.
A local business owner has been charged with five counts of first-degree sexual abuse after allegedly having sexual contact with at least two minors between the ages of 8 and 10.
After months of anticipation, the pizza purveyors at Solstice Wood Fire Café will officially open their doors for a grand opening this Friday at their new location at the Hood River waterfront.
Citing the rising costs of doing business, Hood River Garbage has asked the Hood River County Board of Commissioners to approve a rate increase for its county customers.
100 lots planned for 29.37 acre Heights property
A new subdivision may be coming to Hood River, pending city approval.
Friday weather causes numerous accidents, some events canceled
The winter weather is forecast to continue this weekend with frigid temperatures falling into the single-digits in some areas.
The Port of Cascade Locks has announced that more nighttime closures will be coming to the Bridge of the Gods as contractors work to finish repairs on the structure by the end of the year.
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.
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.
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.
The month of December is only a few days old, but Hood River already has one weather record in the books.
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.
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.
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners is allowing motorsport events to continue being held on county roads but at a significantly higher cost.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.