• Search For Missing Hunter Continues
    The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office continued search efforts on Friday for a lost hunter in the Forlorn Lakes area on the east side of the Indian Heaven Wilderness.  37-year-old Joel Presler of Vancouver remains missing and has not been heard from since last Saturday.  Presler’s pickup was located by deputies on Wednesday off a forest […] The post Search Fo […]
  • TD Warming Place Ready To Operate
    The Dalles Warming Place will be operating again this winter at St. Vincent dePaul’s Ministry Building on West 3rd Street.  Volunteers run the shelter for those who find themselves on the streets in The Dalles during the winter.  Georgia Giacobbe says they once again will be open between November and March based on nightly temperatures.  […] The post TD Warm […]
  • Accident Triggers Power Outage
    A garbage truck turning into a driveway and hitting a power pole led to Friday’s power outage in Hood River.  Hood River County Sheriff Matt English says no one was injured in the accident on the 1000 block of Tucker Road, near a Pacific Power substation.  Tom Gauntt of Pacific Power said about 7,700 customers […] The post Accident Triggers Power Outage appe […]
  • HRVHS Track/Turf Project To Begin In April
    Installation of a new track and synthetic turf field at Hood River Valley High School’s Henderson Stadium will start in April.  The school has been discussing the project for some time, and will be paid for through a matching grant from the state from their bond sale of over a year ago along with a […] The post HRVHS Track/Turf Project To Begin In April appe […]
  • HR Warming Shelter To Open Sunday Night
    The Hood River Warming Shelter will open for the winter this Sunday night.  For the first time the shelter has hired a part-time director, Laura Westmeyer, and she says they also will have a permanent location for the winter at Riverside Church on State Street next to the Hood River County Courthouse.  The shelter will […] The post HR Warming Shelter To Open […]
  • Port of HR Bridge Lane Closures On Friday
    There will be intermittent, single-lane closures on the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Port crews and Gorge Electric contract crews will be on the bridge making the repairs to bridge lights.  Bridge users are encouraged to plan for delays during these hours.  Delays are expected […] The post Por […]
  • White Salmon Council Looks At Changing Water And Sewer Rates
    White Salmon City Councilors are looking at revising sewer and water rates to better differentiate between the types of usage by customers of the system.  Mayor David Poucher expects that for most people, rates won’t change significantly.  White Salmon reviews water and sewer rates about every five years.  Poucher said new rate structures would be […] The po […]
  • White Salmon Council Election
    The latest vote count has probably determined winners in White Salmon City Council elections.     Under Washington state law, ballots only had to be postmarked by last Tuesday to be counted, and numbers released late yesterday afternoon represent the final count until November 27.  In the closest race, Ashley Post had 348 votes to 334 […] The post White Salm […]
  • HR City To Add Firefighter
    The Hood River City Council approved bringing on another firefighter.  City Manager Steve Wheeler says the move was planned in the current fiscal year budget, but both staff and Councilors wanted to wait to make sure emergency medical services transfers would pay for it.  First quarter revenue confirmed they could move ahead.  However the City […] The post H […]
  • TD Council To Hold Meeting On Homeless Issues
    The Dalles City Council will hold a town hall-style meeting to discuss homeless issues.  Councilors reached consensus on that after discussing a potential ordinance to create a “civil exclusion zone” in the downtown business area that brought an overflow audience to City Hall. Mayor Steve Lawrence early on told the audience the ordinance was still […] The po […]