• SRS Renewal Won’t Solve HR County Budget Issues
    While many members of the Northwest Congressional delegation were lauding restoration of two years of funding for the Secure Rural Schools program for counties with federal forest lands, it won’t be a panacea for Hood River County’s budget issues.  The County currently faces a need to cut one-point-six million dollars to balance its 2018-19 budget.  […]
  • Wyden And Walden Happy With Wildfire Provisions In Omnibus Bill
    Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is hailing the inclusion in the omnibus spending of provisions to end the practice of “fire borrowing,” the Forest Service taking funds from its fire prevention budget to pay for fighting large wildfires.  Wyden says he and Idaho Senator Mike Crapo have been trying for years to make large wildfires eligible […]
  • Studded Tire Season Extended To April 15
    The Oregon and Washington transportation departments have extended studded tire season in the two states until the end of the day on April 15.   Travelers normally can use studded tires from November 1 through March 31.  State laws grant each state’s transportation department the ability to extend the studded tire season when necessary based on […]
  • Utility Work Planned On East 12th In The Dalles
    The Dalles Public Works Department will kick-off the 2018 utility service improvement season on East 12th Street between Kelly Avenue and Dry Hollow Road.  No parking zone signs are being placed today ahead of street closures on Monday.  Motorists are asked to park vehicles outside of the work zone during work hours.  On Monday crews […]
  • March 22 Prep Sports Roundup
    Track and Field Hood River Valley’s boys grabbed eight first place finishes at at meet in McMinnville on Thursday.  Chad Klaas and Jonah Tactay won two events apiece for the Eagles.  HRV’s girls won three events, including two by Katie Kennedy.   Columbia won the boys portion of five-school meet at Seton Catholic, while Trout […]
  • CAPECO Named As Area Agency On Aging For The Region
    The Community Action Program of East Central Oregon, or CAPECO, has been designated as the Area Agency on Aging to serve Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties.  The Oregon Department of Human Services’ Aging and People with Disabilities program sought a new entity to assume the role of the AAA in the five […]