• Both HR County Tax Measures Defeated
    Both of the tax measures Hood River County sought to deal with its budget woes went down to defeat in Tuesday night’s vote count.  Measure 14-65, a five-year local option property tax levy of 89 cents per thousand dollars of assessed property value for public health and safety, came closest to passage.  51.4% of voters […] The post Both HR County Tax Measure […]
  • Hood River County Election Results
    Hood River County School District board chair Chrissy Reitz retained her seat on that panel.  Reitz received 780 votes to easily out-poll two challengers for position one.  Stephen Shwiff received 163 votes and Loran Ayles 159.  The lone contested Port of Hood River election was for position four, as Kristi Chapman had 2,528 votes to […] The post Hood River […]
  • Wasco County Election Results
    In Wasco County, there were four seats on the North Wasco County School District 21 board during Tuesday night’s election.  Rebecca Thistlethwatie retained the zone one position with 124 votes to 110 for Erica Flores and 92 for Mary Morehouse.  In zone three David Jones received 140 votes to 86 for Maggie Rocha.  In a […] The post Wasco County Election Resul […]
  • Cherry Fruit Fly Emerging
    Wasco County Oregon State University Extension says according to its models, the first emergence of the Western cherry fruit fly will occur on Saturday.  The model is based on work conducted in Dr. Helmut Riedel’s lab.  According to Ashley Thompson at OSU Extension, cherry fruit flies lay eggs about 6 to 7 days after emergence […] The post Cherry Fruit Fly E […]
  • May 21 Prep Sports Roundup
    Washington Class 1A Boys Golf Tournament Goldendale’s Luke Gerchak shot an 87 in round one on Tuesday at the Olympia Country and Golf Club.  That left him in a tie for 28th place heading into today’s final round.  The leader is Elias Malakoff of Seattle Academy with a 69. Today’s Schedule Oregon Class 5A Baseball […] The post May 21 Prep Sports Roundup appea […]
  • Wasco County Election Results as of 8:30 p.m.
    Link to official site: https://results.oregonvotes.gov/ResultsSW.aspx?type=CTYALL&cty=24&map=CTY North Wasco County School District 21 Zone 1 Rebecca Thistlethwaite 112 Erica Flores                         99 Mary Morehouse            77 North Wasco County School District 21 Zone 3 David Jones                        125 Maggie Rocha                   […]
  • Hood River County Election Results (as of 8:15 p.m.)
    Link to official site: https://results.oregonvotes.gov/ResultsSW.aspx?type=CTYALL&cty=25&map=CTY Hood River County 14-65 Five-Year Local Option Yes                         2,307     48.7 No                          2,433     51.3 Hood River County 14-66 Prepared Food and Beverage Yes                         1,973     41.5 No                          […]
  • HR County Commission Approves STR Ordinance
    Hood River County Commissioners concluded a nearly two-year effort to approve modifications to the ordinance regulating short-term rentals.  By a 4-1 vote, the Commission approved the second reading of an ordinance that includes modifying residency requirements to meet state law, eliminating the cap on the number of STR’s allowed in the County and instead es […]
  • HR School District Staff Answering Boundary Transportation Questions
    Hood River County School District Superintendent Dan Goldman says district staff has answered questions it received from the school board on some transportation issues surrounding recommendations to change elementary and middle school boundaries.  Goldman indicated that a presentation to be made to the board at its Wednesday night meeting includes solutions […]
  • White Salmon Working On New Land Use Plan
    The City of White Salmon is working on a new comprehensive land use plan.  Mayor David Poucher says they have contracted with a firm to help develop it.  Poucher says they decided to do a new plan rather than make revisions to the current one, and bringing it more in line with what is happening […] The post White Salmon Working On New Land Use Plan appeared […]