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The Hood River Energy Council is requesting $10,000 from its four governing jurisdictions — Hood River County, the City of Hood River, the Port of Hood River and the Port of Cascade Locks — for implementation of the Hood River Energy Plan through the 2019-20 fiscal year.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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 A week after they left Salem to protest a sweeping Democratic proposal to address climate change, Republican senators are finding other reasons not to return.

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The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted to approve the county’s $13.48 million budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, under the condition that they would take steps in the coming weeks and months to cut costs.

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The rare sound of applause and cheering filled the Hood River County meeting room Monday night when the commission amended the 2019-20 budget to accept funds from the Friends of the Oak Grove Park for continued maintenance of the day-park through the end of 2019.

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Now is the time to begin impeachment, to clamp down on excessive pricing by Big Pharma, to actively respond to “climate chaos,” and end the degradation of the American Constitution by the current administration, and fellow members of Senate.

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The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted to approve the county’s $13.48 million budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, under the condition that they would take steps in the coming weeks and months to cut costs.

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An electric car-share program could be coming to Hood River for a three-year test run. Forth, a nonprofit trade association based in Portland, is in the process of applying for a federal grant that would allow them to place up to five electric vehicles in Hood River. 

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Hood River County and five partner organizations involved in the development of the Hood River Energy Plan are working collaboratively to meet the ambitious goals of the plan.

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Since both of Hood River County’s revenue measures failed on the May 21 Special District Elections ballot, the Board of Commissioners must decide whether to make severe cuts now — including permanently closing departments — or hold out in hopes that the voters will pass the levy if it’s rewo…

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After receiving a significant amount of public testimony, the Port of Hood River decided to abandon the idea of developing a seasonal water-based family entertainment center, also known as an aquapark, in Nichols Basin.

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After nearly nine months of deliberation, Hood River County officially amended its Short Term Rental (STR) Regulations, following a divided Board of Commissioners vote Monday evening. The ordinance will go into effect June 20.

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Both revenue requests from Hood River County failed on the May 21 ballot.Chrissy Reitz easily secured her Position 1 seat on the Hood River County School Board, and Kristi Chapman will be the newest Port of Hood River Commission member.On Measure 14-65, the five-year local option levy, the v…

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Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden are pressing Veterans Affairs about wait times at the Department of Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Salem, which, according to a report by the Statesman Journal newspaper, is subjecting veterans to multi-month waits for …

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Over the weekend, someone placed this sign in Morrison Park, home to a disc golf course, trails and picnic tables, as a comment on the Hood River City Council’s recent decision upholding the rezoning of Morrison Park, aka Lot 700, for a future as shared affordable housing and a developed par…

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As the May 21 election nears, Hood River County continues to receive questions and comments about its proposed measures on the upcoming local ballot. Residents may expect a voter pamphlet providing information on candidates and measures; however, a voter pamphlet will not be distributed sinc…

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Two challengers — Loran Ayles and Stephen Shwiff — face incumbent Chrissy Reitz, the current board chair, in the race for Position 1 on Hood River County School District Board of Directors.

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After meeting for another discussion on NORCOR’S cost increases and a proposed subsidy increase for Hood River County, the Board of Commissioners accepted an unofficial proposal made by Commissioner Rich McBride: Asking the NORCOR board to consider reducing the subsidy increase to $150,000 —…

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Hood River County Residents have already started receiving their ballots for the May 21 Special District Election and have no doubt noticed that it includes two revenue measures: 14-65, a Public Health and Safety Five Year Local Option Levy, and 14-66, a Prepared Food and Beverage Tax. (See …

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