Hood River County Commission’s worst nightmare has come true: Both revenue requests failed on the May 21 Special Districts Election ballot.
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.
Hood River County is accepting applications for a temporary Justice of the Peace for Cascade Locks Justice Court to serve while sitting Justice of the Peace John Harvey goes on a year-long sabbatical.
A semi that has jackknifed in the Cascade Locks area at milepost 50.5 has closed I-84 westbound lanes.
pFriem Family Brewers has plans to open a second facility in Cascade Locks, in addition to its anticipated improvement projects at its Hood River location.
Coordinators for the Bridge Replacement Project were impressed with the turnout at its community forum earlier this month, where interested community members were invited to learn more about the project and give input on the process.
The Port of Cascade Locks recently announced Olga Kaganova as its new deputy general manager. Kaganova recently moved to the Cascade Locks area from Portland, where she worked at a job corps center with the U.S. Department of Labor.
On Dec. 7, at approximately 8:45 a.m., Laura Green’s body was located by marine deputies west of Stevenson along the banks of the Columbia River. She was recovered and transported by Skamania County Sheriff’s Office vessel to Cascade Locks, where she was taken to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.
After getting the results back from two budget workshops held during the fall, Hood River County intends to pursue a food and beverage tax and an operating levy.
The 2018 General Election is officially over, and the results are in. None of the official results changed from the preliminary results issued the week of Nov. 6, although two races that many considered to be up-in-the-air were officially decided.
Anna Williams wrested the Oregon House Dist. 52 position away from Rep. Jeff Helfrich (R-Hood River), while Dist. 26 State Sen. Chuck Thomsen (R-Pine Grove) and his Democrat challenger, Chrissy Reitz, are locked at 50 percent of the vote each, in Nov. 6 General Election voting in Hood River County.
Ballots may be placed in drop boxes at the County Building on Sixth and State and at Cascade Locks City Hall, or to a box on the counter of the third-floor Elections Office at the County Building. (Or at any county Elections Department in Oregon before 8 p.m. Nov. 6.) Remember to sign the outer envelope with your own signature and sign only your own ballot.
The Port of Cascade Locks Commission has hired Mark Johnson as the Port Government Affairs Manager. As Government Affairs Manager, Johnson will lead Port efforts to influence legislation to benefit the Port and the community of Cascade Locks.
The Port of Cascade Locks will hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 12 at Marine Park Pavilion to educate the community regarding the results of the Airport Feasibility Study and begin to focus on the future use of the State-owned property.
Kathy Tittle filed this week for election to the position of Mayor of Cascade Locks. She will seek to unseat Mayor Tom Cramblett, who has filed to serve a fourth term. The Nov. 6 General Election ballot will also see races for the three open city council positions in both Hood River and Cascade Locks.
“In a Landscape: Classical Music in the Wild,” is a unique outdoor concert series where the pianist, Hunter Noack, plays live on a nine-foot grand piano, transported to different rural landscapes across the Pacific Northwest on a trailer that doubles as a stage.
Cascade Locks FISH Food Bank Coordinator Martha LaMont, left, talks Monday with Cheryl Kolbe, center, of the Portland-based Freedom from Religion Foundation, and Mary Payne of Columbia Market.
National Farmers’ Market week is Aug. 5-11. But don’t wait until then to shop at your local farmers market! Farmers’ markets are so valuable to our community and our health.
Chiara Farrell, Girl Scout Troop 12334 member, born and raised in Cascade Locks, has worked with the City of Cascade Locks to create a “Blessing Box” outside Cascade Locks City Hall.
After weeks of warm weather and sunny days in Hood River, it wouldn’t be a proper farewell for Hood River Valley High School graduates if it wasn’t cold and raining on graduation day.
A proposed $10.2 million General Fund budget for Columbia Gorge Community College’s 2018-19 fiscal year will be considered by the college’s board of education June 12 following recommendation for approval by budget committee members in May.
ODOT’s Columbia Gorge Express bus service began its third year on May 25, and will now go as far east as Hood River and operate seven days a week, year-round.
The Vancouver youth who started the Eagle Creek fire could have an eight-figure bill to think about in the five weeks leading up to his 16th birthday.
Three Native American anglers declined medical treatment after rescuers pulled them from the cold and wind-shipped Columbia River waters near Wyeth on Wednesday morning.
A fire lit a fire under Cascade Locks businesswoman Caroline Park, and for her efforts the Oregon Tourism Commission (Travel Oregon) awarded Park its Travel Volunteer of the Year for 2017.
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- May 21 Special Districts Election results
- MINT operations result in drug arrests
- Chamber fires executive director Mike Glover; Board announces ‘immediate leadership transition’
- Letters to the Editor, May 22 edition
- County voting all but done
- Meet the candidates: HR Port, Parks-Rec Commission
- Obituary: Charlene Stoltz
- Hood River survives districts, sends athletes to state meet
- School District appoints three elementary school vice principals
- Obituary: Roy Connely
- ‘Great Race’ coming to WAAAM
- 'Biscuitball' enlivens May Street gym
- County revenue measures defeated on the ballot
- County amends STR regulations
- United Way announces 2019 allocations
- Car club, car wash owner lift the bucket together to help local family
- HRV’s Dave Case named Regional Teacher of the Year
- Orchard spraying scheduled: OSU Extension issues cherry fruit fly emergence alert