• May 24 Prep Sports Roundup
    Thursday Results Washington High School Track and Field Championships at Cheney Trout Lake’s Hannah Funkhouser won the Class 1B girls’ 1600 meters in a meet record to highlight the Mid-Columbia effort on day one of the event.  Funkhouser won the race by over 9.7 seconds, finishing in 5:14.81.  Goldendale’s Dillon Rising was second in the […] The post May 24 […]
  • Woman Dies In Stevenson Fire
    A 66-year-old Stevenson woman died in a trailer fire in Stevenson on Wednesday evening.  The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office says law enforcement and fire personnel were able to extricate Ella Louise Moore from the burning trailer on 241 Moore Road, and lifesaving efforts were immediately started, but Moore could not be revived and died at […] The post Woma […]
  • Fire Destroys Home In The Dalles And Damages Another
    Fire destroyed one home and damaged another house in The Dalles on Wednesday evening.  Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue Chief Bob Palmer says crews were dispatched to a house fire on 1632 Nevada Street at 6:22 p.m. Wednesday.  Palmer says they found the single-story family dwelling was fully involved, adding it appears the fire may have […] The post Fire Destroy […]
  • Visitors Reminded Of Dangers That Remain After Eagle Creek Fire
    With the three-day holiday weekend approaching, the U.S. Forest Service, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and Oregon Department of Transportation are reminding hikers, bikers and visitors that some areas remain closed due to significant dangers resulting from last fall’s Eagle Creek Fire.  Six miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway remain clo […]
  • Online Help For Wildfire Risk
    The Oregon Department of Forestry has introduced a new online tool that will help community planners and the public learn about wildfire risk across the state.  The web-based Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer was developed in partnership with the Institute for Natural Resources, Oregon State University Libraries and Press, the Oregon Department of Forestry and t […]
  • May 23 Prep Sports Roundup
    Oregon Class 5-A Softball Tournament First Round Hood River Valley 9, Thurston 1:  Makenzie Chambers homered twice as the Eagles spotted the Colts a run and then rolled to the win.  Lizzie Weekly’s two-run homer in the fourth inning gave HRV the lead it would never relinquish.  Hannah McNerney pitched a two-hitter, striking out 13.  […] The post May 23 Prep […]
  • Energy Department Announces BPA Assests Won’t Be Sold
    The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday it will not sell off Bonneville Power Administration assets.  Last year fifteen Pacific Northwest members of Congress sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney expressing their concern with a proposal in the President’s budget to sell off BPA […] Th […]
  • Ag Board To Meet In Hood River
    The Oregon Board of Agriculture has announced plans to hold its next quarterly meeting in Hood River in early June.  The Oregon Department of Agriculture’s proposed budget, Specialty Crop Block Grant project updates, Northwest fruit movement from grower to marketplace, and an update on a recent trade mission to China are all on the agenda […] The post Ag Boa […]
  • HR Lions Announce Parade Plans
    The Hood River Lions Club has announced plans for the annual Hood River July 4 Independence Day parade.  This year’s theme is “Heroes in Our Hearts,” and parade entries will be asked to decorate with a “Patriotic Hero” theme.  Entry fee remains $10.  The parade will start at its usual time of 10 a.m. on […] The post HR Lions Announce Parade Plans appeared fi […]
  • Turtles Released In Gorge
    Summer came early this week for 15 western pond turtles reared at the Oregon Zoo.  The zoo returned the endangered reptiles to the wild at a number of different Columbia River Gorge locations on Tuesday.  The turtles have been in a simulated summer at the zoo’s conservation lab since last May, growing large enough to have a […] The post Turtles Released In G […]