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…
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.
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.
The Fifth Annual “Gorge-ous Night in Olympia” is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Columbia Room of the Washington state Capitol Building located at 416 Sid Snyder Avenue. The reception, hosted by Representatives Gina Mosbrucker (R-Goldendale) and Chris Corry (R-Ya…
State Rep.Anna Williams (D-Hood River) announced earlier this month that she will initiate her re-election campaign with a campaign kickoff party at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Slopeswell Cider in Hood River.
A list of 31 parking supply strategies are contained in a draft parking study delivered by a consultant earlier this month to the City of Hood River.
The Public Safety Five-Year Local Option Tax Levy proposal will move forward with a rate of 78 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, the Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted on Tuesday.
Much of Hood River’s usually-vibrant restaurant scene was quiet this week, as businesses shut their doors for all or part of the city’s three-day Boil Water Advisory.
Unable to agree upon a 5-cent difference in rate, the Hood River County Board of Commissioners will be presented with two different first-drafts of a levy proposal at its next regular meeting.
Hood River Valley High School senior Eva Jones is one of five youths from around the world chosen for service at the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Food establishments in Oregon are no longer allowed to automatically provide single-use plastic straws; customers have to ask for them.
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners is holding a work session on Monday, Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m., to decide the rate for a public safety levy that they hope to put on the May 2020 ballot.
Getting involved in your community can be as simple as finding a local issue that you care about — be it land use, public safety, parks, schools, etc. — and attending a public meeting or two for an agency that deals with that topic. Most groups hold their regular meetings on weekday evenings…
The Hood River County Records and Assessment Office is changing its public business hours and passport service in 2020 in order to help its overworked staff operate more efficiently.
In preparation for the City of Hood River’s annual strategic planning work session, City Council seeks community input and ideas on priority projects to help achieve the City Council’s stated goals for the community. Community members are invited to contribute ideas via a print or online for…
The Hood River County Public Safety Services Survey will stay live through Dec. 15, so county residents still have some time to submit input before county staff compile the responses for the county commissioners to consult while they craft a public safety levy for either the May or November …
Hood River community members have banded together to honor the late Steve Gates’ legacy with a remembrance area at Nichols Basin; specifically, at what is now known as Frog Beach.
Community-based groups in the Columbia River Gorge have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of ending the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
In preparation for the City of Hood River’s annual strategic planning work session, City Council seeks community input and ideas on priority projects to help achieve the City Council’s stated goals for the community. Community members are invited to contribute ideas via a print questionnaire…
State Sen. Bentz (R-Ontario) announced his intention to resign from the Oregon State Senate, effective Jan. 2, 2020, in order to dedicate time to his Second Congressional District campaign.
Hood River County’s Public Safety Services Survey is now live at hoodrivercounty.net. There is also a link on the county’s homepage, co.hood-river.or.us, and a Spanish translation will be online soon, also accessible from the county’s homepage. The survey will close on Dec. 15.
The year 2035, not 2050, gained official designation as carbon emission net-zero goal year in a new Climate Emergency resolution passed by Hood River City Council.
Two residents have offered their names for an open seat on Hood River City Council. Gladys Rivera has submitted her application to City Hall to fill the open seat vacated this fall when Kate McBride was appointed to fill out the term of mayor.
Hood River City and West Side Fire District residents registered resounding “yes” decisions to their respective ballot measures on Nov. 5.
Noise complaints at the Ken Jernstedt Airfield are on the rise and, in response, the Port of Hood River is initiating an extensive public outreach campaign to help understand how the airport is being used, and what can be done to mitigate impacts on surrounding neighborhoods.
Two Gorge students represented Oregon in Washington, D.C., earlier this month at the second annual Chief Science Officers International Summit.Chief Science Officers are middle and high school students who are elected by their peers to become STEM ambassadors at school and in their communiti…
Hood River County intends to rework the local option tax that failed on the May 2019 ballot, with the hope that they can get something passed to help stabilize the county’s financial situation.
One chief petitioner and one opponent of a forthcoming charter amendment ballot measure spoke to both sides of the issue Thursday at a Hood River Rotary luncheon at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. Below are highlights of their responses.Measure 14-67 would amend the City of Hood River Charter, ask…
The 2019 fire season officially ended for the Central Oregon District in late September, but local emergency management is already working to prepare for the 2020 fire season — especially after recent Public Safety Power Outages in northern California highlighted just what problems Hood Rive…
The Nov. 5 special election is on the horizon.Here are important things to remember, starting with the fact that all ballots must be received by the Elections Office 8 p.m. on election night, Nov. 5.Remember: Postmarks do not count.
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