• English To Run For Third Term
    Hood River County Sheriff Matt English announced he will run for a third term in the position in 2020.  In announcing his re-election bid, English said he remains committed to finding long-term solutions to stabilize funding for the county’s public safety services.  He also wants to continue developing partnerships and working collaboratively in the community.  […]
  • TD Council Approves Garbage Rate Increase
    The Dalles City Council approved a rate increase of approximately 2.15% for The Dalles Disposal Service.  The Dalles Disposal had requested the increase as the result of anticipated increases by the Wasco County Landfill for both its gate rate and pass through Household Hazardous Waste Tax.  The rate increases will take effect on January 1.  […]
  • Rivera Picked For HR Council Seat
    Gladys Rivera was selected to take an open seat on the Hood River City Council.  Rivera was chosen from a field of three applicants to the seat that had been vacated two months ago when Kate McBride was chosen to move into the Mayor’s chair after Paul Blackburn’s resignation.  Rivera said she looked to serve […]
  • TD Chamber Takes Nominations For Citizen Awards
    The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for its Distinguished Citizens Award through Friday.  Chamber Executive Director Lisa Farquharson is encouraging everyone to nominate deserving individuals that they know.  Categories include outstanding woman, man, volunteer, agricultural person, youth, business, educator, and first responder.  To make a nomination, go to thedalleschamber.com.  Awards will be […]
  • December 9 Prep Basketball Roundup
    Boys Basketball Knox Grammar School (Australia) 61, Hood River Valley 44:  A ten-point run by Knox to start the third quarter broke open a close game in the international exhibition.  Josh Pain led Knox with 21 points while Mickey Yoone added 17.  Noah Webster’s 12 led the way for HRV. Goldendale 52, Columbia 50 Central […]
  • Legislators Hail Tanker Contract Awards
    Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Congressman Greg Walden are welcoming news that the Forest Service has awarded ”call when needed” contracts to providers of wildfire-fighting large air tankers.  The trio pressed for the contracts to be awarded in a September 2019 letter to Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen.  The first solicitation for […]