• Walden Accepts Debate Invitation
    Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden says he has accepted an invitation from KTVZ News Channel 21 in Bend to attend a televised debate on October 5.  The Hood River Republican is being opposed by Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner in the November election.  McLeod-Skinner has been seeking debates with the long-time representative.  The debate will be [… […]
  • September 19 Prep Sports Roundup
    Cross Country Columbia won both the boys and girls team competition in a five-school run at North Bonneville.  The Bruins’ Jacob Lockman and Dylan Beneventi finished one-two in the boys’ race, while Columbia’s Lillian Nelson was first and Stevenson’s Isabella Spencer second in the girls’ competition. The post September 19 Prep Sports Roundup appeared first o […]
  • Court Of Appeals Affirms Moot Decision
    The Oregon Court of Appeals issued a ruling today affirming a lower court decision that ruled a suit against Wasco County and members of the County Commission in how it handled a vote to issue notice of intent to withdraw from the North Central Public Health District was moot, but did direct the ruling be […] The post Court Of Appeals Affirms Moot Decision a […]
  • Klickitat County Extends Burn Bans
    Klickitat County has extended burn bans in the western and central portions of the County to October 12, and to October 31 east of the eastern boundary of Fire District #7.  The bans are being extended due to the high wildfire hazard conditions experienced this summer and a continued lack of sufficient precipitation.  The burn […] The post Klickitat County E […]
  • WS Schools Not Benefiting From State Funding Changes
    The White Salmon Valley School District is finding it is not benefiting from a new distribution system for funding K-12 schools in Washington.  Superintendent Jerry Lewis says with the loss of 40 percent of its voter-approved maintenance and operations levy and a new salary schedule, the district is having to go into its ending fund […] The post WS Schools N […]
  • September 18 Prep Sports Scoreboard
    Volleyball Crook County def. Hood River Valley 25-18, 33-31, 22-25, 17-25, 15-13:  The Cowgirls won a wild match that saw HRV keep it alive by winning the third set thanks to a closing 9-1 run.  The Eagles’ Katie Kennedy set a school record with 39 kills. Pendleton def. The Dalles 25-17, 25-13, 25-9 Echo def. […] The post September 18 Prep Sports Scoreboard […]
  • TD Council Discusses Building Code Services, Wants Answers On MCCOG Surplus
    The Dalles City Council spent a large part of a worksession on Monday night talking about whether the City is in any position to take over the building codes program for the City and all of Wasco County.  The state of Oregon has been handling building permits in Wasco County since the dissolution of the […] The post TD Council Discusses Building Code Service […]
  • HR County To Keep Veterans Service Office Open
    Hood River County Commissioners have decided to use $31,000 in contingency funds to keep the County’s Veterans Service Office open through the current fiscal year.  The County had thought it could use nearly $81,000 in state funding to operate the office, but was informed that state law requires the County to maintain its current funding […] The post HR Coun […]
  • May Street School Construction Moving Along
    A big step in construction of the new May Street Elementary School has taken place with a big concrete pour.  Hood River County School District Superintendent Dan Goldman says the project is on schedule, and on budget.  Goldman noted the district received approval for the bond measure paying for the new school and accumulated the […] The post May Street Scho […]
  • White Salmon Looks To Finish Road Projects Before Winter
    With autumn officially arriving this weekend, the race is on to finish road projects before winter.  In White Salmon, Mayor David Poucher says they have plenty of street work to complete.  All of 4th Street is being repaved, and Oak Street is being resurfaced.  Poucher adds White Salmon contracted with Klickitat County so the County […] The post White Salmon […]