• TD URA Board Approves Moving Toward Tony’s Building Sale
    The Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency board approved moving forward with a proposal from TD Fitness Hub LLC to purchase the Tony’s Town and Country Building in downtown The Dalles.  Board members voted unanimously to authorize URA staff to prepare preparation of a formal purchase agreement, and exclusive negotiating agreement and disposition and development agreement […]
  • Cascade Locks Receives USDA Funds For Wastewater System
    Cascade Locks will receive over four million dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Water and Waste Disposal Program to upgrade its wastewater treatment system.  USDA Rural Development Oregon State Director John Huffman says the funding will come in the form of a $3.2 million loan and $1 million grant.  Improvements will be […]
  • Port of HR Plans Community Outreach For Strategic Plan
    The Port of Hood River Commission took its first steps toward revising its strategic plan for the next six years during a lengthy planning session.  Port Commissioners discussed a number of different topics, but also decided to engage in what they termed a “robust” public outreach to get community input.  Port Executive Director Michael McElwee […]
  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program Getting Started
    The Low Income Energy Assistance Program in Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties is getting underway for the winter.  Applications are being taken from seniors and those with disabilities, and Mid-Columbia Community Action’s Jim Slusher says they will begin making appointments for the general public on December 2.  Slusher says they have a similar amount […]
  • HR Schools Work On Student Success Act Proposal
    The Hood River County School District is in the process of preparing its proposal to the state for how it would use around $3,000,000 in additional funding through the Student Success Act approved by the Oregon Legislature last year.  Superintendent Sara Hahn-Huston says they have just wrapped up an online survey, and they did a […]
  • I-976 Passage May Delay Bingen Underpass, But It Will Happen
    The passage of Washington Initiative 976 to limit the cost of car tabs may postpone construction of the Highway 14 underpass at Bingen Point, but it will still happen.  Bingen Mayor Betty Barnes says that’s the word she has received from state transportation officials.  She notes the majority of the property acquisition for the project […]