• Volcano Monitoring Stations To Be Installed Mt Hood
    The U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory will install three new volcano monitoring stations on the flanks of Mount Hood next week.  The Observatory’s Seth Moran says they have a seismic network on Mt. Hood, but these stations will go on to wilderness land within two-and-a-half miles of the summit, with the main goal of […]
  • Elk Study Indicating Lack Of Summer Movement To Higher Elevations
    Preliminary results of studies of elk movement funded by Hood River Valley orchardists shows they are not moving into public lands in higher elevations during the summer as they have in the past.  Kaly Adkins of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says there are a number of potential reasons why, but she notes […]
  • WS Council Sends STR Ordinance Back To Committee
    The White Salmon City Council has sent a proposed ordinance dealing with short-term rentals back to its Community Development Committee for revisions after a two-hour public hearing on Wednesday.  Mayor David Poucher says the Council and the committee received a lot of input, some of it surrounding the tiered fee structure, but also a number […]
  • Hops Fest Saturday, Volunteer Pourers Needed
      The annual Hood River Hops Fest will take place this Saturday evening in the Columbia parking lot.  The festival is an annual celebration of beer’s bitter friend, freshly harvested hops.  The event features more than 40 breweries with more than 60 fresh-hop beers, plus a variety of food vendors, live music, and a collectable mug.  […]
  • September 18 Prep Sports Roundup
    Cross Country Columbia placed five runners in the top 14 to hold off Trout Lake and finish first in the boys’ portion of a Trico League meet at Vancouver Lake Park.  Dylan Beneventi finished sixth and Thomas Ziegler seventh to lead the Bruins.  Justin Peck of Trout Lake won the race, with Mason Stock of […]
  • SAIF Sending Money Back To Policyholders
    SAIF, Oregon’s non-profit workers’ compensation insurance company, has announced it will send over three million dollars back to its policyholders in the area.  Policyholders in Hood River County will be receiving more than $1.7 million when the checks are mailed next month, while Wasco County policyholders will receive more than $1.6 million.  Earlier this month, SAIF […]