Washington Gov. Jay Inslee extended the Proclamation 20-25 “Stay Home – Stay Healthy,” stating that the extended proclamation shall remain in effect through May 4.
Hood River County officials have ordered the closure all forest areas, specifically recreational forest road use. These include forest roads, trails and county forest land. Prohibited used include camping, hunting, fishing, walking, hiking, running, equestrian use, bicycling, motorized vehic…
This is the text of an email sent Friday to all City of Hood River Transient Rental Tax Certificate holders regarding the City Council-approved ban on discretionary, or recreational, overnight visits to Hood River:
Exactly 25 people gathered in a conference room — with a small crowd gathered in the hallway outside the door — for a special meeting at 3:30 p.m. on March 19, where the commissioners would decide whether they were going to pull the Public Safety Local Option Levy from the May 2020 ballot. T…
Last week, the Hood River Board of County Commissioners adopted an emergency declaration for the coronavirus emergency response. Hood River City Council also adopted an emergency declaration for the COVID-19 emergency response on March 19.
The State of Oregon has released new visitation guidelines for community based care facilities such as assisted living homes, residential care homes, and memory care facilities, to limit exposure to COVID-19 at long-term care facilities. The Department of Human Services is taking this action…
Tuesday was the final day for candidates to file for the Hood River County Primary Election, and the candidate landscape went unchanged since Feb. 27.
With the filing deadline three days away, a new race has been created for the May 19 Primary Election for Hood River County.Ballots will go out in early May.Carrie Rasmussen has filed for the Hood River County District Attorney position. Rasmussen has been a Hood River County deputy district…
Sen. Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River) is subject to a possible recall, in the wake of the Oregon Republican House and Senate members’ decision to walk out of the Oregon Legislature’s 2020 short session last month and leave the state.The GOP members have taken issue with procedural disagrements c…
The May 19 Primary Election for Hood River County will see a former state legislator try again for his former seat, while District Attorney John Sewell’s name won’t be on the ballot for the first time in nearly three decades.
The U.S. Forest Service will release online permits on March 1 at www.recreation.gov for hikers heading to Dog Mountain on weekends from April 18 to June 14 this year.
Oregon officials announced the state’s first presumptive case of coronavirus, a disease that has killed thousands and sickened more as it has spread across the world.
A festive air surrounded legislators, staff and Gorge residents concerned with Salem business at last week’s annual social event, “Gorge Us Night in Salem.”
The Hood River County Public Safety five-year Local Option Tax levy will highlight the May 19 Primary Election ballot in Hood River County. The county Board of Commissioners approved the levy request last week.
The Wasco County Board of Commissioners will consider Senate Bill 1530, or cap and trade, at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the county courthouse, 511 Washington St., suite 302.
Crews from the City of The Dalles will paint fresh markings at the Webber Street railroad crossing beginning at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 25-26, weather permitting.
The Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR) will host a series of meetings in the first week of March in central Oregon, eastern Oregon and the Columbia River gorge to provide information to business taxpayers and tax professionals about the administrative rules for Oregon’s new Corporate Activit…
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden held a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. With attendance around 75 people, questioners were chosen through a raffle system, and they asked questions or voiced concerns they had.
The OneGorge Advocacy Group’s seventh annual “Gorge-ous Night in Salem” will take place the evening of Feb. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Mission Mill Spinning Room at the Willamette Heritage Center complex in Salem.
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden held a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. With attendance at around 75 people, participants were chosen through a raffle system and given a chance to ask questions or voice their concerns.
Two bills being considered by Oregon lawmakers this session are expected to be the one-two punch the state needs to considerably reduce the impact of wildfire on its landscape and citizens.
The public has a chance to weigh in during a public hearing on the county’s Public Safety Local Option Tax Levy proposal at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the first-floor conference room of the County Business Administration Building, 601 State St., Hood River.
The Port of Hood River is working to develop its 2020-2026 Strategic Business Plan, the primary guiding policy document for the next six years, and is seeking public input on Port services, facilities, goals and objectives.
Newcomers to the Hood River County political field have filed for office in the May 19 Primary Election.Paul Henke of Hood River filed for County Board of Commissioners and is the first challenger to enter into a board race. Henke has filed for Hood River Position 2, currently held by Rich M…
n a mediated settlement, the fire district dropped the lawsuit against its union, the union agreed not to use the logo that spurred the suit, and each side will pay its own attorney fees.
City Councilor Russ Brown resigned his position on The Dalles City Council Feb. 6, citing personal reasons, and the council will appoint a predecessor to serve the remaining three years of his term by majority vote.
SALEM — Lawmakers revealed on Wednesday changes to the plan to cut back on the state’s greenhouse gas emissions that would ease the impact on rural Oregon and adopt elements proposed by Timber Unity.
A month into electronic tolling on the Bridge of the Gods, roughly 30 percent of bridge traffic is now using the Port of Hood River’s BreezeBy system, and the Port of Cascade Locks reports that both the system and the partnership between the two ports have been successful so far.
For years, city police would issue warnings for equipment violations on vehicles, only to see the same vehicle, still unrepaired, driving around later on. Under a new program, called “Fix-it Ticket,” The Dalles city officers will issue tickets instead of warning
The Wasco County District Attorney can’t continue to hold elected office as a prosecutor after being suspended from practicing law, according to the Oregon Department of Justice. As of Feb. 10, the state justice department will take over the duties of DA Eric Nisley until Gov. Kate Brown app…
The Dalles City Council on Jan. 27 approved additional repair of the city’s Sorosis water reservoir to address issues discovered as contractors worked to clean and paint the interior of the three-million-gallon tank, located on the hill above Sorosis Park.
The federal grazing fee for 2020 will be $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) for public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and $1.35 per head month (HM) for lands managed by the USDA Forest Service. The 2019 public land grazing fees were also $1.35.
The Dalles Toastmasters Club and a speech contest Saturday, Feb. 8, is scheduled 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library in The Dalles. Also, The Dalles Mayor Rich Mays will host his monthly “Second Saturday” gathering at Cousin’s Restaurant, 2114 W. 6th Street, The Dalle…
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) spoke Wednesday at a House Energy and Commerce joint subcommittee hearing entitled “Out of Control: The Impact of Wildfires on Our Power Sector and Environment.” This hearing is the third hearing the Committee has held on air quality and the effects of wi…
Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) have urged the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the international coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).
The Port of Hood River is working to develop its 2020-2026 Strategic Business Plan, the primary guiding policy document for the next six years, and is seeking public input on port services, facilities, goals and objectives.
Following an unsuccessful recruitment to fill the city attorney position upon the retirement of City Attorney Gene Parker in March, The City of The Dalles’ council approved a service contract with Campbell Phillips, PC, of The Dalles to provide the city with legal services at their regular m…
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