It still felt like summer on Friday, September 13, but just barely, as I drove toward Mt. View Orchards. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm but promised to turn chilly before the evening was over. I parked at the Mt. View Orchards venue in front of trees heavy with near-ripe pears. Mt.…
Ballots will be mailed Oct. 16 for in-state residents eligible to vote on either of two local measures on the Nov. 5 Hood River County special election ballot.
Mayor Kate McBride moved up from city council Monday, assuming the duties after a unanimous council vote to appoint her as interim mayorMcBride, who had been Council President for three years, appeared along with Ed Wilder and Jason Garrett Gibson in a 45-minute Q-and-A session that Gibson i…
Klickitat County League of Women Voters and Columbia Women’s Action Network are planning voter registration events in the Columbia Gorge on National Voter Registration Day.
Hood River City Council has appointed two council members, Jessica Metta and Tim Counihan, to a subcommittee charged with creating interview questions that will be presented to applicants for the mayor vacancy.
Gov. Kate Brown’s Child Welfare Oversight Board recently shared a progress report on key initiatives launched over recent months focused on bringing Oregon children in out-of-state facilities back to Oregon, and hiring more caseworkers to protect children and work more closely with families.…
Here’s a back-to-school reminder from Kim Kean, Chief Deputy Director of the Hood River County Clerk’s office.This time of year, college students heading to school need to make sure their address is up to date for receiving their ballots in the mail.Students should update their voter registr…
The mayoral transition began in earnest Monday with Mayor Paul Blackburn reading his letter of resignation aloud — to take effect Aug. 31 — and passing the gavel to Mayor Pro Tem Kate McBride.
Hood River City Council devoted an hour Monday to hearing testimony on what essentially a dead issue: Turning part of Morrison Park into affordable housing.
A unique public forum is about to come to an end Thursday as Mayor Paul Blackburn holds his final “Pie With the Mayor” event.
Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) has decided to terminate existing agreements and discontinue efforts to advance a proposed affordable housing development on Tax Lot 700 in Hood River.
Local state representatives have secured a $1.7 million state investment to support emergency repairs to a failing storm sewer line that serves downtown Hood River, I-84, and portions of the Hood River waterfront.
A technicality gave rise to a brief civics debate at Hood River City Council on Monday, and Measure 14-67 on Morrison Park/Lot 700 will head to the ballot.
Immigration loomed large at the town hall convened July 3 in Cascade Locks by U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, a Hood River Republican whose Second District comprises most of eastern Oregon, including Hood River County.
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.
The debate on climate change appears to have deepened the gap between the liberal politics of Portland and Eugene and the conservative politics of rural areas with natural resource and agricultural economies.
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…
Greg Walden (R-Hood River) said this week that Congress must stop bad robocalls from burdening Americans. During an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology markup for the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, Walden said, “Illegal robocalls affect the life of every American i…
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.
“Let me ask you, do you think Chuck Thomsen is representing you?” said KC Hansen, chair of the Democratic Part of Oregon, to the approximately 50 people gathered at Overlook Memorial Park late Wednesday morning.
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.
SALEM — For the second time this year, Senate Republicans have thrown the legislative session into disarray by refusing to come to work Thursday.
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.
As a follow-up to the article and interview with U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley published in the June 19 edition, here are highlights from his town hall talk June 15 at Wy’east Middle School.
Monday, June 10, was Mom’s Equal Pay Day. That’s the day in 2019 when mothers’ wages “caught up” to what fathers earned in 2018 alone. That’s because mothers, on average, are paid 69 cents for every dollar earned by fathers.
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…
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.
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…
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 …
Jokes about Rajneeshees and rednecks fell quickly away Wednesday as scarlet-clad educators and community members got serious in their 4:30 p.m. rally and march in support of education.
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…
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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- This will be a packed weekend in Hood River County
- Bridge of the Gods to start electronic tolling in 2020
- Obituary: Rick Nishimoto
- Parks district considers funding options for new aquatic center
- Death Notices, Oct. 16 edition: Margaret Larsen, Mary Mauroni, Lyle Stubbs, Marlys Elaine Krein and Ruvim Andryushin
- Another Voice: Vote no on Measure 14-67: Protect our democratic process
- Another Voice: Parks Protection Measure: Let the people decide
- Letters to the Editor for Oct. 12
- Obituary: Mariloy Fowler
- Obituary: David Phelps
- POLICE LOG, Oct. 6 to 12
- Stories of Hope: Next Door shares Sept. event stories
- Don’t fall in the fall: Some of the leading causes of injury can be prevented
- Hood River Watershed Group hosts Clean Rivers Coalition presentation
- Water polo results: Ochesky lobs last-second winner; Boys overcome Parkrose, lose to David Douglas
- Yakama, Lummi Nations call for removal of Columbia Basin dams
- Radio Tierra celebrates 15 years
- City-only parks measure, West Side Fire levy renewal on Nov. 5 ballot