• D21 To Proceed With Dual Language Program At Chenowith
    The North Wasco County School District 21 board has decided to proceed with setting up a dual language immersion program with one kindergarten class at Chenowith Elementary School starting in the 2020-21 academic year.  The decision came after a lengthy board meeting with testimony both for and against the program, and a passionate presentation by […]
  • Water Main Damage Leads To Boil Order
    The City of Hood River’s water transmission main has been damaged by construction work on Lost Lake Road and requires immediate repairs that will lead to a temporary reduction in water pressure and a precautionary boil water advisory affecting only City of Hood River water customers south of Summit Drive outside of the City limits.  […]
  • Wasco County Commission Votes On Resolution Opposing Cap And Trade Bill
    Wasco County Commissioners voted unanimously to support a resolution opposing the carbon cap-and-trade bill in the Oregon Legislature.  Commissioners made the decision in front of a gathering of over 100 at the Wasco County Courthouse made up of both opponents and proponents of the bill.  Commissioner Scott Hege says members of the panel had received […]
  • New Parking Procedures For Downtown Hood River
    Beginning Monday, The City of Hood River will be changing showing how you paid for downtown parking through on-street kiosk pay stations, and introducing a smartphone app as a payment option.  “Pay by Plate” requires users to enter license plate numbers when paying for parking at the pay stations, eliminating the need to return to […]
  • D21 Board To Interview Three For Superintendent Post
    The North Wasco County School District 21 Board has tabbed three finalists to interview for D-21’s superintendent’s position.  The three are Hood River Valley High School principal Rich Polkinghorn, Jose deJesus Melendez, who is the director of languages and equity for the Franklin Pierce School District in Tacoma, and Dr. Dorie Vickery, currently an educational […]
  • Mt. Hood Fall Victim Identified As Hood River Surgeon
    Authorities in Clackamas County have identified the person who died after a fall on Mount Hood Tuesday as a 47-year-old surgeon who worked at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.  The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office believes Dr. Cory Johnston died in a skiing accident.  A person who climbs with Portland Mountain Rescue called 911 Tuesday afternoon […]