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Patrick Mulvihill

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County tables STR zone rules

Amid a zoning code update, short-term rental rules are taking center stage — but the matter likely won’t be settled until summer.

April 21, 2018 midnight read more..

County moves to keep same NORCOR funding

Despite talks about closing the regional jail’s juvenile facility, Hood River County leaders moved Monday to maintain their portion of overall funding to Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility for the next budget cycle.

April 18, 2018 midnight read more..

County holds budget talks next week

Next week looks busy for the Hood River County Board of Commissioners and budget committee, with a pair of government meetings concerning financial shortages and a land use dispute.

March 31, 2018 midnight read more..

County hears two sides on DeeTour Hotel

Disputes have resurfaced over a proposed upper Hood River Valley hotel. This time the debate entails a developer’s plans for a shrunken down 27-room building to supplement a concert venue.

March 24, 2018 midnight read more..

County talks budget and NORCOR

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners vowed to run a more “aggressive” work session schedule in the next few months as they look for solutions to the county’s budget struggle.

March 21, 2018 midnight read more..

County drops May bid for sales tax

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners decided after a second hearing Tuesday night to abandon a proposal asking voters in the May election for a countywide sales tax.

February 24, 2018 midnight read more..

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..



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