• HR School Enrollment Continuing Decline
    It’s a bit early to make a final determination, but early indications show a fourth straight year of enrollment decline in the Hood River County School District.  Superintendent Dan Goldman says their numbers are actually a bit higher than originally projected.  He says this year’s decline can be attributed to a large graduating high school […]
  • Dufur School District Seeks Bond Measure Approval In November
    The Dufur School District is seeking approval of a four-million-dollar bond measure during the November election that will allow it to claim a four million dollar matching grant from the state.  The district plans to use the funds to do safety and security improvements, maximize use of existing facilities, re-work some of its transportation services, […]
  • Regional Airport Receives Federal Grant
    The Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport has received a $225,000 federal transportation grant.  It will go towards reconstruction of the taxiway and to reconstruct the airport apron for parking.  Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley made the announcement of the grant, part of the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement program.  More than $2.7 […]
  • Forest Lifts Restrictions West Of Highway 35
    The Mt. Hood National Forest has lifted all campfire, recreational shooting, and OHV use restrictions on areas west of Highway 35 north and south to the forest boundary.  Campfires, recreational shooting, and OHV use are still prohibited for all Forest Service System lands east of Highway 35 and north of Highway 26.  The eastern side of […]
  • September 13 Prep Sports Roundup
    Volleyball Ridgeview def. Hood River Valley 25-13, 25-13, 25-23 Crook County def. The Dalles 25-8, 25-16, 25-23 Columbia sweeps Columbia Adventist 3 games to 0 Dufur def. Ione 25-8, 24-26, 25-10, 25-15 Sherman def. Echo 16-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-23 South Wasco def. Condon-Wheeler 25-8, 25-19, 25-11 Trout Lake def. Bickleton 25-15, 25-15, 25-20 Lyle-Wishram def. […]
  • Large Transformer To Be Transported Monday And Tuesday Nights
    The just over one million pound windmill transformer headed for the Rock Creek Substation in the Goldendale area will be transported there on Monday and Tuesday nights.  The Washington State Department of Transportation says the massive piece of equipment will be moved over two nights.  Highway 14 between Roosevelt and the Highway 97 interchange will […]