• TD URA Board Approves Moving Toward Tony’s Building Sale
    The Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency board approved moving forward with a proposal from TD Fitness Hub LLC to purchase the Tony’s Town and Country Building in downtown The Dalles.  Board members voted unanimously to authorize URA staff to prepare preparation of a formal purchase agreement, and exclusive negotiating agreement and disposition and developm […]
  • Cascade Locks Receives USDA Funds For Wastewater System
    Cascade Locks will receive over four million dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Water and Waste Disposal Program to upgrade its wastewater treatment system.  USDA Rural Development Oregon State Director John Huffman says the funding will come in the form of a $3.2 million loan and $1 million grant.  Improvements will be […] The post […]
  • Port of HR Plans Community Outreach For Strategic Plan
    The Port of Hood River Commission took its first steps toward revising its strategic plan for the next six years during a lengthy planning session.  Port Commissioners discussed a number of different topics, but also decided to engage in what they termed a “robust” public outreach to get community input.  Port Executive Director Michael McElwee […] The post […]
  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program Getting Started
    The Low Income Energy Assistance Program in Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties is getting underway for the winter.  Applications are being taken from seniors and those with disabilities, and Mid-Columbia Community Action’s Jim Slusher says they will begin making appointments for the general public on December 2.  Slusher says they have a similar amount […]
  • HR Schools Work On Student Success Act Proposal
    The Hood River County School District is in the process of preparing its proposal to the state for how it would use around $3,000,000 in additional funding through the Student Success Act approved by the Oregon Legislature last year.  Superintendent Sara Hahn-Huston says they have just wrapped up an online survey, and they did a […] The post HR Schools Work […]
  • I-976 Passage May Delay Bingen Underpass, But It Will Happen
    The passage of Washington Initiative 976 to limit the cost of car tabs may postpone construction of the Highway 14 underpass at Bingen Point, but it will still happen.  Bingen Mayor Betty Barnes says that’s the word she has received from state transportation officials.  She notes the majority of the property acquisition for the project […] The post I-976 Pas […]
  • PacifiCorp Reaches Deal With Yakama Nation For “Right Of First Offer”
    PacifiCorp has reached a deal with the Yakama Nation to give the tribe a Right of First Offer for as much as 289 acres of land along the White Salmon River should the utility ever decide to sell.  The property is not currently for sale.  The land included in the agreement begins at the former […] The post PacifiCorp Reaches Deal With Yakama Nation For “Right […]
  • Port of HR To Hold Fall Planning Session Tuesday
    The Port of Hood River will hold its fall planning session on Tuesday, and the focus will be on strategic planning for the next six years.  Port Executive Director Michael McElwee says this session will start the update of their current business plan to take it to 2026, the year which is targeted to begin […] The post Port of HR To Hold Fall Planning Session […]
  • MCHA Receives HUD Vouchers For Tri-County Area
    Mid-Columbia Housing Authority has been approved by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to receive $255,826 for Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties under the Mainstream Voucher Program for fiscal year 2019.  MCHA executive director Joel Madsen says the agency expects to be able to serve an additional 40 households in those three […] T […]
  • Starlight Parade Entry Deadline Is November 27
    There is a bit more than a week left for those wishing to enter the Starlight Parade in The Dalles on November 29 to do so.  The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Lisa Farquharson says they will be taking applications until next Wednesday, November 27.  The theme is “Ruby Red Christmas.”  To register for […] The post Starlight Parade Entry Deadline Is Nove […]