• Fires Update (As of 1:40 p.m., 6/23/18)
    Firefighting efforts continue today on the Boxcar and South Junction fires in the southern part of Wasco County and the Jack Knife Fire in Sherman County.  A Type 2 Incident Management Team took command of all three fires today.   The Boxcar Fire is the largest of the three fires with an estimated 23,000 acres […]
  • State Parks And Rec Panel Approves Tunnel Plan
    The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission has endorsed a plan to build a 570-foot tunnel and trail through Mitchell Point that resembles the tunnel that existed on the Historic Columbia River Highway before it was destroyed in 1966.  The Historic Columbia River Highway Advisory Committee had recommended the plan last month.  Oregon Department of […]
  • Children’s Park Effort Continues Through Saturday
    Building on Hood River’s Children’s Park play structure are continue through Saturday.  The structure was 85 percent complete at the conclusion of seven days of work in early June. and the goal is to finish this week.  Work is continuing today (Friday) until 8:30 p.m., and will also take place Saturday from 8 a.m. to […]
  • Mitchell Point Mop Up Continues
    There was still smoke Thursday night from a small fire in the Mitchell Point area west of Hood River, but crews expect to mop that up today (Friday).  Christie Shaw of the Oregon Department of Forestry said crews had hoped to finish mop up of the one acre fire on Thursday.  But steep and inaccessible […]
  • Port of HR Signs Contract For Lot 1 Infrastructure Plan
    The Port of Hood River Commission authorized a contract with a consulting firm to plan an infrastructure framework for Lot 1 on the waterfront.  That’s a key step to move toward a discussion with Hood River’s Urban Renewal Agency on whether there should be public investment to establish the infrastructure to allow development of the […]
  • Fire Near Mitchell Point
    Crews are dealing with a fire that started overnight near Mitchell Point.  The Oregon Department of Forestry estimated the fire is less than one acre in size.  It is burning on steep terrain not far from the footprint of last year’s Eagle Creek Fire.  Spread of the fire has been stopped.  Two ODF engines responded […]