Oregon State University researchers have developed a new computer model for calculating the water content of snowpacks, providing an important tool for water resource managers and avalanche forecasters as well as scientists.
Pacific Power is implementing a new fire-safety measure called the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), where the company shuts down power to at-risk areas during dangerous weather conditions that could cause wildfires.
Due to risks of wildfire, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area has issued restrictions on campfires, smoking, and other activities in National Forest System lands in the Gorge. Here’s a synopsis of the restrictions currently in effect:
School teachers, community educators and others interested in STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) are invited to attend the annual STEM Symposium for Educators, hosted by the Columbia Gorge STEM Hub.
Hood River County Library District has a popup library site in Odell each Thursday at the Wy’east Community Church’s meeting room from 3-6 p.m. Patrons can check out and return books, sign up for library cards, find wi-fi and internet access, use copiers and scanners, and find craft activiti…
Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has three new child advocates: Ashley Braniff, Bingen; Greta Root, Mt. Hood; and Brian Rohter, Hood River.After completing 32 hours of training, the group was sworn into duty by the Judge John A. Olson on July 9. Olson welcomed the newe…
Hood River County has many kinds of knapweed, but the three most commonly found are Spotted, Diffuse and Meadow. Although slightly different, they all have similar impacts on the environment.
Port of Hood River facilities crews will perform maintenance lifts of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate bridge lift span on Wednesday, July 17 from 5:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. and again on Monday, July 22 from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. Both lanes of the bridge will be closed to all traffic during these …
Is your child playing a school sport this year? If so, join Skyline Hospital Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Clinic, and NorthShore Medical Group on Aug. 1 from 6-8 p.m. for a free sports screening.
An ongoing dispute between Mt. Hood Railroad and Wildwood Academy over parking came to a head Wednesday morning when the railroad set up impromptu barriers — including a parked van, a backhoe, cable wires, cinder blocks and railroad ties — to block all outside access to railroad property.
Hood River photographer Peter Marbach presents a public program about the humanitarian work of Nepali trekking guide Jagat Lama at Columbia Center for the Arts on July 18 at 7 p.m.
Three new sculptures, part of the Big Art project, have recently been installed in Hood River, thanks to the hard work and generosity of the “Art of Community” volunteers and local sponsors.
After a long and storied starring role in numerous community musical events, the only pipe organ in Hood River County needs a little love (and repair).
Members of Parkdale Community Church recently honored all military personnel and first responders, past and present, with a flagpole, American flag and bronze plaque.
In collaboration with Electrify America, Walmart announced a new convenience for customers: Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at Oregon Walmart stores. This allows families to charge their electric vehicles while they shop and is part of a broader plan to develop a coast-to-coast EV ch…
The Hood River County Library Foundation, one of the two library support groups, has given more than $63,000 to the library district this year.
Immigration loomed large at the town hall convened July 3 in Cascade Locks by U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, a Hood River Republican whose Second District comprises most of eastern Oregon, including Hood River County.
On Saturday, July 13, Phelps Creek Vineyards, Mt. Hood Winery and Stave & Stone Wine Estates will release each of their Smoky Pinot Noirs at their Tasting Rooms.
Chuck Thomsen (CT): In Camas, I thought, ‘What am I doing? I’m five minutes from Oregon. I was told Washington has a reciprocal agreement with the state that the State (Patrol) can come in 25 miles for us.
The State of Washington recently showed its support of Skyline Hospital’s Emergency Department renovation and expansion through a capital budget award of $500,000 to the Expanding on Excellence campaign.
A new fireworks law takes effect in Hood River this year based on a new ordinance approved by city council last fall restricting the sale of and use of fireworks in the city limits.
The “100 Deadliest Days of Summer” have already arrived — and the car safety experts at Les Schwab Tires created a free Summer Road Trip Checklist to help everyone stay safe on the roads this summer, said a press release.
Hood River Vineyards and Winery is closed indefinitely after a wildland fire destroyed the winery structure on Westwood Drive, along with boxed and barreled wine stored at the facility, Sunday afternoon.
While Hood River County has yet to make major cuts to its 2019-20 budget, some services are already taking a hit because county staff can’t fill vacant positions.
The debate on climate change appears to have deepened the gap between the liberal politics of Portland and Eugene and the conservative politics of rural areas with natural resource and agricultural economies.
Gorge Grown’s Mobile Farmers’ Market has been making stops from Cascade Locks to Moro this summer. The nonprofit has been working with local farmers to bring locally grown food to communities throughout the Gorge who have limited access to grocery stores, farmers’ markets and farm stands, sa…
The 2019 Kollas Cranmer July 4th Memorial Run saw hundreds of local residents head to the Odell Fire Station and trek their way across more than seven miles to Jackson Park in Hood River. The weather was warm and sunny, with a slight breeze blowing to keep runners cool, and the roads were cl…
About 75 people were in attendance at a Rep. Greg Walden town hall in Cascade Locks’ Marine Park Pavilion on July 3. After being introduced by Cascade Locks Mayor Tom Cramblett, Walden spoke about legislation in Congress dealing with forest management in respect to fire prevention, including…
The annual Odell Fourth of July parade through downtown started at 4 p.m. on the dot, led by Hood River County Sheriff Matt English. From start to finish, the parade lasted 12 minutes.
Local fence-mending and regional vision defined the work of Paul Koch in his eight years as lead appointed official for the city, and then port, of Cascade Locks.
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- Letters to the Editor, July 13 edition
- Chuck Thomsen defends Senate GOP’s walkout
- BIG ART: New pieces join ‘Big Art’ tour, in downtown Hood River
- Service announcements, July 13 edition: Titus McNulty, Amy Lively and Maria Cuevas Del Toro
- POLICE LOG: June 30 to July 6
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- ‘I’m really sorry that this is where we’re at’: County departments struggle to provide service as county can’t fill vacant positions
- Entertainment Update, July 17 edition
- The ‘SWE’ science: Researchers make gains in measuring how much water is in the snowpacks
- CGCC Founders’ Cup Golf Tourney returns Aug. 3
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- HR Mayor application process begins
- ICE reportedly makes arrest in HR
- Staying safe during a summer power outage
- National Scenic Area issues fire restrictions