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A new Hood River County Public Safety Parade has been announced for the evening of June 24. The lighted event will be similar to the annual Christmas parade, which take place in three areas on successive nights in the Hood River valley. In this case, citizens can look for one of four simulta…

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“What will you do after this rally is over?” Kenzi Staciewicz of Hood River asked the crowd of 250 people who thronged both sides of State Street at Fourth Street Sunday at mid-day for a peaceful call for justice and an end to racism and police brutality.

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Hood River County Board of Commissioners will hold a special business meeting at 2 p.m. Friday to take potential action on reopening recreation areas and rescinding restrictions on transient housing.

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Fire broke out Monday night at Bear Mountain Forest Products in Cascade Locks, while the plant was unoccupied for Memorial Day.

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The Port of Hood River has announced that intermittent, single-lane closures are planned for the interstate bridge, daytimes through May 1.

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A Union Pacific train collided with and bisected a loaded tractor trailer Monday morning at the rail crossing with Herman Creek Lane at Forest Lane in east Cascade Locks.

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pFriem Family Brewers broke ground on the 20,000-square-foot facility last summer and expects to have most of the barrels from the brewery’s barrel aging program moved in within the next few months.

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Dr. Sara Hahn-Huston finished her first six months as Superintendent of Hood River County School District on Jan. 1.Hahn-Huston sat down last fall for an interview with Hood River News Editor Kirby Neumann-Rea.Hahn-Huston started work July 1, succeeding Dan Goldman.Prior to coming to Hood Ri…

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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…

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The Bridge of the Gods is just about ready to start electronic tolling and, while there is still plenty of time to set up a BreezeBy account before the system goes live Jan. 6, Port of Cascade Locks Local Stickers and coupon books will be accepted as discounted tolls and payment until Feb. 3.

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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 …

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A winter storm warning for Cascade Locks, Upper Hood River Valley (including Odell and Parkdale) and the Northern Cascades (including Government Camp) is in effect until noon today.

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Gorge Happiness Month events return for fourth year in the Gorge in October with 20 different free events and participation by over 140 different businesses and organizations in 10 different towns.

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Thunder Island Brewing Company breaks ground, with help from a dust-raising backhoe, Tuesday at its future brewery and resturant site on WaNaPa Avenue, just west of the Overlook Park-Post Office complex. Owners Dave Lipps and Carolyn Park, right, welcomed a crowd of about 200 people who enjo…

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Thunder Island Brewing Co. will move onward and upward in 2020, with the construction of a new 10,000-square-foot building that will showcase a 15-barrel custom system, a full restaurant, private event space and views of the Columbia River and Cascade Mountain Range.

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As of Aug. 7, the Oregon Department of Forestry is increasing fire prevention measures for public use of equipment and raising the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) to a Level 3 in an attempt to reduce human-caused wildfires.

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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 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“What will you do after this rally is over?” Kenzi Staciewicz of Hood River asked the crowd of 250 people who thronged both sides of State Street at Fourth Street Sunday at mid-day for a peaceful call for justice and an end to racism and police brutality.

  • 0

Hood River County Board of Commissioners will hold a special business meeting at 2 p.m. Friday to take potential action on reopening recreation areas and rescinding restrictions on transient housing.

featured
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Fire broke out Monday night at Bear Mountain Forest Products in Cascade Locks, while the plant was unoccupied for Memorial Day.

  • 0

The Port of Hood River has announced that intermittent, single-lane closures are planned for the interstate bridge, daytimes through May 1.

featured
  • 0

A Union Pacific train collided with and bisected a loaded tractor trailer Monday morning at the rail crossing with Herman Creek Lane at Forest Lane in east Cascade Locks.

featured
  • 0

pFriem Family Brewers broke ground on the 20,000-square-foot facility last summer and expects to have most of the barrels from the brewery’s barrel aging program moved in within the next few months.

featured
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Dr. Sara Hahn-Huston finished her first six months as Superintendent of Hood River County School District on Jan. 1.Hahn-Huston sat down last fall for an interview with Hood River News Editor Kirby Neumann-Rea.Hahn-Huston started work July 1, succeeding Dan Goldman.Prior to coming to Hood Ri…

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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…

  • 0

The Bridge of the Gods is just about ready to start electronic tolling and, while there is still plenty of time to set up a BreezeBy account before the system goes live Jan. 6, Port of Cascade Locks Local Stickers and coupon books will be accepted as discounted tolls and payment until Feb. 3.

featured
  • 0

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 …

  • 1

A winter storm warning for Cascade Locks, Upper Hood River Valley (including Odell and Parkdale) and the Northern Cascades (including Government Camp) is in effect until noon today.

  • 0

Gorge Happiness Month events return for fourth year in the Gorge in October with 20 different free events and participation by over 140 different businesses and organizations in 10 different towns.

  • 0

Thunder Island Brewing Company breaks ground, with help from a dust-raising backhoe, Tuesday at its future brewery and resturant site on WaNaPa Avenue, just west of the Overlook Park-Post Office complex. Owners Dave Lipps and Carolyn Park, right, welcomed a crowd of about 200 people who enjo…

featured
  • 0

Thunder Island Brewing Co. will move onward and upward in 2020, with the construction of a new 10,000-square-foot building that will showcase a 15-barrel custom system, a full restaurant, private event space and views of the Columbia River and Cascade Mountain Range.

  • 0

As of Aug. 7, the Oregon Department of Forestry is increasing fire prevention measures for public use of equipment and raising the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) to a Level 3 in an attempt to reduce human-caused wildfires.

featured
  • 0

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…

featured
  • 2

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.

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

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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.

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

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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.

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