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Members of the Parkdale Garden Club will hold an ice cream social at the Parkdale Memorial Garden, located at the intersection of Baseline Road and Dee Highway in Parkdale, on Sunday, Aug. 14 from 1-4 p.m.

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U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, has raised 32 times more in campaign contributions than Democrat Joe Yetter in the race for the 2nd Congressional District, according to federal reports.

Hood River County School District held its first board meeting for the 2022-2023 school year on July 13 at Parkdale Elementary School. All seven members were present for the in-person meeting.


A group of Bridge Replacement Project representatives will travel to Washington, D.C. next week to advocate for funds to be directed to the new Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge. Mike Fox, Hood River Port Commission and Bi-State Working Group chair; Kate McBride, mayor of Hood River;…

HOOD RIVER — Overwatch Imaging received a Business Oregon matching grant of more than $45,000, backed with Oregon Lottery funds, to help design, build and test upgraded search and rescue technology for maritime environments.

As the Hood River County Library District develops its priorities for the next five years, community members are invited to share thoughts to help determine its future areas of focus.

The staff, board of directors, and Capital Funds Campaign Committee for the Hood River Valley Adult Center recently announced that Business Oregon has awarded $987,299 from the Oregon Community Block Grant program for replacement of the aging kitchen at the center.

HOOD RIVER — For the past three months, Protect Our Parks (POP) Hood River volunteers have worked with Hood River Valley Parks and Rec District employees in Morrison Park to reduce wildfire danger to nearby neighborhoods and restore the park.

HOOD RIVER — Horizon Christian School graduate Augustina “Gus” Decker has been accepted into the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. On Saturday, June 11, she ended her high school career and began her next big endeavor. Director of Admission Liaison Officer in the sta…


HOOD RIVER — The school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24 was very much on the minds of administrators, board members and the lone public commenter at the June 1 Hood River County School District board meeting, held in person at Hood River Valley High School.

HOOD RIVER ­— On March 23, President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $2.9 billion available in funding opportunities for major infrastructure projects under Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Multimodal Projects Discretionary Grant (MPDG) program. P…


HOOD RIVER — “Possibilities” was the theme of the May 11 Hood River County School Board meeting, held in person at the Nathaniel Coe Administration Center.


HOOD RIVER — After 16 years of service as the executive director of the Port of Hood River, Michael McElwee announced May 3 that he will retire from his position on July 8.

Hood River County School District (HRCSD) Board of Directors appointed Vickie Schmidt as the next principal of May Street Elementary School on Wednesday, April 27, in its regular board meeting.

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On Tuesday, May 3, a Pro Roe Rally in response to the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion signaling the potential end of Roe v Wade took place at 5 p.m. at Overlook Memorial Park in Hood River. 

After considerable effort, public meetings, and input from a variety of users, Hood River County’s Parking Permit Program for the County Forest Fee Parking Zones begins today, May 4. The program will be carried out by Hood River County’s Forestry Department.


HOOD RIVER ­— Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation Board Member Glenna Mahurin has announced her resignation, which became official on April 20. Mahurin served as a board member for 20 years and volunteered thousands of hours to help make the parks in Hood River and the upper valley what t…

Hood River County School District Superintendent Rich Polkinghorn recognized all staff during his superintendent communication during the April 13 school board meeting, as the week of April 11 was designated as Staff Appreciation Week, recognizing all district employees.

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A virtual candidate forum featuring candidates for Hood River County Board of Commissioners will be held Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m.


HOOD RIVER — After years of delays due to poor weather conditions, threats of wildfire, holdups in permitting and supply chain issues, the Kingsley Reservoir expansion project is nearing completion. On April 14, Farmers Irrigation District (FID) Manager Les Perkins told Columbia Gorge News t…

Hood River County School District board members heard a capital projects report during the April 13 virtual meeting — and later voted to approve construction of the Hood River Middle School new entry project, one of the last of the capital projects stemming from a bond measure passed by vote…

A structure fire was reported in the 3600 block of the Odell Highway April 5. Wy’East Fire District was first on the scene, the station located a short distance away. Fire Chief/CEO Greg Borton reported the structure was fully engulfed on arrival at approximately 9:55 a.m.

HOOD RIVER — In the midst of working to replace the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge, the Port of Hood River issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for contractors who want to manage the massive, 10-year project. According to the scope of work provided by the port, they are expected to select a …

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Hood River County Health Department issued a press release March 30 encouraging community members to continue to take precautions as statewide mask mandates are lifted and students return to classes after the Spring Break holiday.

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El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Hood River emitió un comunicado de prensa el 30 de marzo alentando a los miembros de la comunidad a continuar tomando precauciones a medida que se levantan los mandatos de máscaras en todo el estado y los estudiantes regresan a clases después de las va…


Hood River — The Hood River City Council held a special work session to discuss the city’s goals and priorities for the 2022 calendar year on Feb. 19. Following that discussion, City Manager Abigail Elder met with Mayor Kate McBride and each councilor individually to review more than 40 proj…

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Join the Hood River Watershed Group on March 29 for a virtual presentation from 6-8 p.m. Lisa Naas Cook and Jessica Olson, planners with the Columbia River Gorge Commission, will present the Commission’s Draft Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) and discuss shared priorities for climate action…

HOOD RIVER — The Port of Hood River has delayed a decision to sell or lease several lots at the Lower Mill site in Odell. The port currently owns four lots that total nearly 11.34 acres, but only three are “shovel ready,” or available for development.

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The City of Hood River Public Works Department, park advocates and neighborhood volunteers worked to remove what a neighbor described as “a mountain of trash” from an abandoned, unauthorized campsite at Morrison Park in the city of Hood River last week.


HOOD RIVER — The Hood River County Commission is drafting a “Letter of Concern” in response to Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Sen. Ron Wyden’s proposed legislation for conservation and protection of the Mount Hood Recreation Area and the Columbia River Gorge. On Jan. 18, Congressman Blumena…


HOOD RIVER — On Feb. 28, the Hood River City Council authorized the engineering department to move forward with design and construction of the Second and Oak Street intersection in downtown Hood River. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) completed a review of the amendment for sig…

The Bi-State Working Group could assume more authority and responsibility in the efforts to replace the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge. On Feb. 11, House Bill 4089-1 was passed in the Oregon Joint Transportation Committee and is now headed to the Senate. The Senate will vote on th…

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HOOD RIVER, ORE. – The Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge will be closed to all vehicle traffic beginning at midnight on Friday, February 25, 2022 as Port of Hood River crews make required repairs to the bridge’s lift span rocker bearing. The rocker bearing is a structural support of …

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HOOD RIVER — The Hood River County Transportation District, operating as Columbia Area Transit and locally known as “CAT,” is in the process of updating their 2017 Transit Master Plan (TMP), a key guiding document that outlines the delivery of community and regional transit services. The age…

Hosted by Donna L. Cohen, “Civics for Adults: Elections and Campaign Finance” is a workshop covering topics related to the electoral systems and presenting specific ideas for bi-partisan civic/political engagement.

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