• Hansell Doesn’t See Future For Kotek Kicker Bill
    Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek has introduced a bill calling for the state to keep roughly half of the estimated one-point-four billion dollar “kicker” refund to use on a set of transportation issues, but at least one Senator says it has no traction to advance.  29th District Senator Bill Hansell feels there is no way […]
  • Glover, HR Chamber Part Ways
    The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce and Chief Executive Officer Mike Glover have parted ways.  In a written statement issued Thursday night, the Chamber Board announced Glover was no longer employed by the organization.  The Chamber called this a “leadership transition” and did not elaborate on the reasons for the split.  Glover joined the […]
  • Portion Of East 19th To Be Closed For Road Work
    East 19th Street from Dry Hollow Road to one-thousand feet west will be closed to all traffic in both directions during working hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting on Monday and continuing through May 30.  Motorists, bicycles and pedestrians are asked to use detours around the work zone during work hours.  The street […]
  • May 16 Prep Sports Roundup
    Track and Field Stevenson won the boys’ title at the Southwest Washington Class 1A District Meet at Woodland.  The Bulldogs’ Lincoln Krog led the way with first place finishes in four events:  the 100 meters, high jump, long jump, and triple jump, while Ethan Haight won the 800 meters.  Columbia was fifth, receiving victories from […]
  • Interstate Bridge Work Finishes Early, Closures Cancelled
    The Port of Hood River announced Thursday repair work on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge was completed a week ahead of schedule, and the remaining nighttime closures of the bridge have been cancelled.  Contract crews from Abhe & Svoboda completed all repairs to the bridge portal frame, rail post replacement, hand rail pipe replacement, […]
  • Wasco County Approves Building Codes Ordinances
    Wasco County Commissioners approved the ordinances necessary to begin providing building codes services on July 1.  Fee schedules and regulations were all approved as part of the ordinances.  The County decided to take on the building codes program when the state informed them they would not have a local office in The Dalles if they […]