Recreationalists will get their last chance this weekend to visit Kingsley Reservoir Campground before it closes for more than a year due to an irrigation project.
Waterfall views and shady paths await hikers at Punchbowl Falls Nature Park.
The Indian Creek Fire slowly grew to 335 acres Tuesday, despite aggressive air attacks, and smoke from larger fires around the region has once again hampered air quality in the Gorge.
A family in Pine Grove evaded injury when a fire incinerated the garage at their home on Mohr Drive Wednesday.
Trail closures extended by two miles
The Indian Creek Fire, west of Cascade Locks, has spread to 327 acres, spurring more forest trail closures this week.
Leaders representing Hood River County are eyeing fresh funding sources that could ease budget issues.
President Donald Trump signed a disaster declaration for Oregon this month, putting Hood River and three other Oregon counties in line for recovery funds in the wake of January’s ice storm.
A power pole caught fire on Guignard Road Monday but utility and fire crews teamed up to choke the flare-up in less than an hour.
A youth went missing in the woods southwest of Parkdale, prompting a search by emergency officials that proved quick and successful.
A man from Cascade Locks pled guilty Wednesday to trying to kill the mother of his two children at the family’s home.
Eastbound drivers on Interstate 84 have noticed crews hard at work building a new segment of the Columbia River Historic Highway State Trail, at Wyeth.
A shroud of smoke caused by fires around the Pacific Northwest has hemmed in the Columbia Gorge.
Aug. 4 update
The Indian Creek Fire, a smoky blaze in the woods west of Cascade Locks, grew slightly to 83 acres this week and has evaded containment.
Blistering temperatures have come in what’s set to be Hood River’s hottest week in several years.
A fire in westernmost Hood River County that broke out in early July hasn’t been silenced. Officials estimated its size at more than 70 acres this week.
A group of renewable energy leaders gathered Thursday to celebrate a solar array slated for construction atop the Hood River Public Works building.
A 104-foot cell tower has been approved for construction on a piece of property next to Idlewilde Cemetery.
A smoldering wildfire near Eagle Creek Trail flared back up Wednesday, growing this week by an estimated 5 to 7 acres.
Golden Eagle Park at Hood River Valley High School has entered its transformation from an overgrown patch of land into a multi-use public destination.
The Hood River Port Commission swore in two commissioners: Ben Sheppard and John Everitt.
Buildout started this week inside upper floors of the medical building on the Hood River waterfront that will house a new Mid-Columbia Medical Center outpatient care facility.
A turbulent session for the Oregon Legislature wrapped up July 7, resulting in a new transportation package as well as a flurry of bills — some successful, some not — from policymakers representing Hood River.
A firefighter with West Side Fire Department hoses down hotspots at a one-eighth acre pasture fire in south Hood River Monday evening.
A bill targeting safety plans for oil spills failed to pass before the Oregon Legislature adjourned its 2017 session Friday.
Heralding the official start of fire season, a handful of large wildfires have burned in the Gorge since July 4.
After rising to the state’s highest land use appeals board, the legal back-and-forth over a proposed 50-room hotel in Dee has set back the development’s progress.
Forestry officials are warning the public to avoid certain trails west of Cascade Locks due to a fire burning an estimated 6-7 acres Friday.
Forestry officials are warning the public to avoid certain trails west of Cascade Locks due to a fire burning an estimated 6-7 acres Thursday.
Talking points on the table Thursday for the Port of Cascade Locks include a pending land sale on WaNaPa Street and a grant application for an airport feasibility study.
School Board said goodbye to a board member and checked the pulse on a school-based health clinic Wednesday.
Hood River County Board of Commissioners, acting as the Windmaster Urban Renewal Agency, took action June 19 toward a plan amendment that would divert renewal funds toward a grant supporting Ken Jernstedt Airfield.
A Brookings man died following a motorcycle crash on Highway 35 near Mt. Hood Meadows Monday afternoon.
Crews have launched an overhaul of three historic bridges on the Columbia River Historic Highway east of Mosier. Road work began this week, and the endeavor will press on into fall.
Shoreline Trail got special attention this month, with new paving and safety improvements.
Hood River faces temperatures around 98 degrees Saturday, with no tailing cooldown — Sunday may rear up as a scorcher in the triple digits.
Board adopts construction excise tax
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners decided Monday to purchase two tracts of forest land totaling 400 acres from a private timber company, Weyerhaeuser, for $1.78 million.
Judge: suspect cannot assist in defense
A man charged with shooting and injuring a stranger at the Hood River Marina in April 2015 has been determined incapable of helping in his own defense.
A damaged section of the Columbia River Historic Highway has been repaved.
Elected leaders in Cascade Locks are still considering the legal ramifications of a water exchange needed to bring a Nestlé bottling plant to town, according to budget plans.
Risk outlook ‘usual’ despite recent wet
Fire season has rekindled at its ordinary threat level, despite a remarkably snowy winter.
Anti-oil train rally hits Mosier School on anniversary of derailment
One year after an oil train derailment roiled communities throughout the Columbia Gorge, hundreds gathered at Mosier Community School to remember the fiery wreck and speak out against proposed fossil fuel terminal developments.
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners have asked the state judicial department to put the pause on a courthouse replacement project.
A burst of Memorial Day weekend traffic signaled a hectic summer for the Bridge of the Gods.
A truck fire on Interstate 84 in west Hood River left the vehicle damaged.
Members of advocacy groups and political leaders will gather Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of an oil train wreck in Mosier.
A nearly head-on collision at Highway 35 and Odell Highway left three adults from the Parkdale area with injuries Thursday evening.
Paul Henne’s TV & Stereo Center, one of the oldest existing businesses in the Hood River Heights, will be powering down at the month’s end.
A grant that helps fund Hood River County land use planners’ implementation of federal Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area rules may get cut, leaving questions as to which agency will handle certain permits for new development.
A former Hood River County Sheriff’s deputy pled guilty May 11 to crimes he committed against a minor while off duty.
Early returns from the May 16 Special District Election show tightly contested races and a narrowly rejected operations levy at Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility.