• Wasco County Sends Letter To MCCOG
    Wasco County Commissioners have prepared a letter to send to the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments board indicating they would support a process in which new homes are found for programs under the MCCOG umbrella.  Commissioner Scott Hege says the letter was developed to support their representative on the MCCOG board, fellow commissioner Steve Kramer.  Heg […]
  • Glut Of Cherries Send Prices Downward
    A glut of sweet cherries on the market has sent the prices growers can get for their fruit downward, and some smaller cherries won’t be picked at all.  Underwood Fruit fieldman Jeff Heater says the entire Northwest is picking a record cherry crop, and they have been shipping a record number of boxes out every […] The post Glut Of Cherries Send Prices Downwar […]
  • State Not Sending Voter Information To Committee
    Hood River County Elections Supervisor Kim Kean says they are getting calls from people worried about their voter information being sent to the federal government, and she is reassuring them that the state of Oregon is not turning over information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Intergrity.  Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson wro […]
  • Klickitat County Concurs With The Dalles Council On Airport Contract Terminations
    Klickitat County Commissioners voted to concur with the City of The Dalles and terminate the contracts for management of the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport with six months notice.  Klickitat County Commissioner David Sauter says the airport board, which administers the facility on behalf of the City and the County, had made that recommendation […]
  • What State Budget Means For White Salmon Schools Is Unclear
    What the education budget passed this month by the Washington Legislature means for the White Salmon Valley School District is unclear.  District Superintendent Jerry Lewis says they have a rough understanding of the changes included in the budget which is to address the McCleary decision from the Washington State Supreme Court calling for the state […] The […]
  • Map Features Regional Landmarks
    Two regional landmarks are providing the cover photos for the new official Oregon State map.  One is of Celestial Falls near Maupin, which the Oregon Department of Transportation says is appropriately named for this year with the solar eclipse on August 21.  The other is a sunrise photo of Vista House and the Columbia River […] The post Map Features Regional […]
  • HR County Commission To Get More Input On Post Canyon Parking
    Hood River County Commissioners are asking for more input before deciding whether to establish an overnight no parking zone at the west end of Post Canyon Drive.  Indefinite parking has become a safety concern on the west end of Post Canyon Drive.  During the winter several cars used the area for camping, which was a […] The post HR County Commission To Get […]
  • Oregon Unemployment Rate Stays Low
    Oregon’s unemployment rate was little changed at 3.7 percent in June. The rate remained near its all time low of 3.6 percent reached in May.   Oregon’s rate was significantly below its year-ago rate of 5.1 percent in June 2016 and well below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.4 percent in June 2017 the largest gain […] The post Oregon Unemployment Rate Stays Lo […]
  • Dry Creek Fire Containment Level Now 94%
    Containment of the Dry Creek Fire north of BZ Corners is now at 94 percent, as a full transfer of command of the fire from a Northwest Incident Management Team to a local Washington team took place this morning.  Activities on the fire line will continue to focus on mop up and completing the remaining […] The post Dry Creek Fire Containment Level Now 94% app […]
  • Expect Delays As Chenoweth Creek Bridge Work Begins
    The Oregon Department of Transportation says motorists should expect delays of up to 20 minute Monday through Wednesday this week and up to an hour Thursday and Friday at the Chenoweth Creek Bridge on the Historic Columbia River Highway.  The delays will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews begin work to […] The post Expect Delays As Chenoweth Creek […]