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Patrick Mulvihill

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New Wyeth trail takes shape

High above Interstate 84 west of Hood River, constructions crews were hard at work Friday assembling pieces of an over-land bridge that will reconnect abandoned stretches of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

February 14, 2018 midnight read more..

Airport options: CL Port holds town hall

The seldom used airport in Cascade Locks could get improvements or an entirely new purpose, according to strategies the Port of Cascade Locks and state aviation staff are taking a look at.

February 10, 2018 midnight read more..

MCMC waterfront clinics open soon

Work continues at Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s new outpatient care facility, called Nichols Landing, on the Hood River waterfront. According to MCMC, the building’s clinics will open this spring.

February 10, 2018 midnight read more..

Crowd slams county sales tax

A two-percent countywide sales and tourism tax proposal took heat from a crowd of residents who packed the Hood River County Board of Commissioners’ meeting room Monday night.

February 7, 2018 midnight read more..

County holds two sales tax hearings

As Hood River County prepares to ask voters for a two-percent sales and tourism tax, its elected board and staff will hold a pair of February hearings in which the public will get a chance to learn more and weigh in.

February 3, 2018 midnight read more..

Health care tax passes

Oregonians roundly approved temporary taxes to fund health care for low-income individuals and families in a ballot initiative election Tuesday night.

January 27, 2018 midnight read more..

LUBA upholds Morrison Park rezone

The state land use board has sided with a city-supported zone change that would lead to transforming Lot 700 — Morrison Park — into a housing project.

January 24, 2018 midnight read more..

Rivers to retire

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners’ presiding member will stand down from his post.

January 20, 2018 midnight read more..

ODFW: No wolves released in HR Co.

Rumors that wolves have been let loose in the Hood River Valley sparked local conversations — but according to the Oregon Department of Wildlife, those stories were false.

January 6, 2018 midnight read more..

Winter Traveler

A hawk glides over Catherine Creek trail west of Lyle, Wash., near the Columbia River overlook point on a cool December weekend.

December 27, 2017 midnight read more..

County backs NORCOR, calls for changes

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners on Monday made clear their confidence in Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility, following public concerns over treatment of youths at the jail.

December 20, 2017 midnight read more..

HR County joins response on facility

Following a deeply critical report about juvenile inmate conditions at the regional jail, Hood River County will join a multi-county response drafted by attorneys.

December 13, 2017 midnight read more..

Highway Crash Monday

A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near Mosier caused a traffic crawl Monday afternoon. No serious injuries were reported in the wreck, in which a semi-truck and a passenger van were damaged.

November 22, 2017 midnight read more..

Governor calls off Nestlé water exchange

Citing legal issues and costs, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown asked state officials Friday to quash a water exchange with Cascade Locks that would make possible a Nestlé water bottling plant.

November 1, 2017 midnight read more..



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