The board of directors of Hood River County School District (HRCSD) will move school board meetings to a virtual format until further notice.
THE DALLES — Cleanup of all remaining fire debris is underway at The Dalles Marina, with cleanup, recovery and disposal operations overseen by Northwest Maritime Consultants (NMC) under contract with the Port of The Dalles, which owns the boat basin. The entire “D finger” dock at the west en…
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Tracy Rushing hadn’t considered a role in public office, but when it hit, she says she believed her medical training and experience would be a valuable asset in public leadership.
Columbia Gorge CASA Board President Julie Nygaard has announced that Susan Erickson will leave her role as CASA executive director this fall when she and her family move away from the Gorge.
Klickitat County may join the 4th Congressional District, according to draft redistricting maps released by Washington State Redistricting Commission.
THE DALLES — A 40th death from complications of COVID-19 in Wasco County has been reported by the North Central Public Health District (NCPHD). A woman died Sept. 11 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center (MCMC). She tested positive two days prior to her death. It is the 40th death for the county.
HOOD RIVER — Protesters took to both sides of Eugene Street on Oct. 13 before the Hood River County School District Board Meeting at the Coe Administration Building.
HOOD RIVER — Hood River County School District was notified Aug. 19 that Gov. Kate Brown had issued a new directive legally requiring all K-12 school district staff, substitutes and volunteers to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 18.
HOOD RIVER — A former employee of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital has a filed a notice of intent to sue Hood River County, Hood River County District Attorney’s Office, former Hood River DA John Sewell, and the State of Oregon, asserting a claim for damages over allegations Sewell vi…
For the first time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set limits on oil and hot water pollution from four federal dams in the Lower Snake River. The EPA will now require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) to collect pollution samples, report data to the EPA and th…
HOOD RIVER — When the calendar turns to Nov. 1, the City of Hood River will have a new city manager. Abigail Elder was chosen from a pool of three finalists. Elder’s most recent experience comes from the City of Beaverton where she was the director of community services and engagement. She a…
WHITE SALMON — Washington Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (R-Goldendale) is calling for a special legislative session to focus on fixes to recent police reform legislation that went into effect earlier this year.
FEMA — Federal Emergency Management Act — is providing financial reimbursement for funeral and cremation expenses for those who have lost a loved one due to COVID-19, and Jack Trumbull, owner of Anderson’s Tribute Center, is providing assistance to anyone interested in accessing these funds,…
HOOD RIVER — The Hood River County Board of Commissioners is considering an ordinance to establish a parking permit program for Post Canyon. If adopted, designated fee parking zones on county forest land would be identified with the goal of managing recreational use in the county’s tree farm…
THE DALLES — Healthcare executive Anthony Masciotra, Jr., MBA, CPA, has been elected to the board of trustees of Mid-Columbia Medical Center, effective immediately.
Whether you have a small lot or a large acreage, you can implement environmentally friendly land management strategies to reduce fire danger and prevent future catastrophic loss. First, you must understand fire behavior. With that knowledge, inventory your land and assess the risks to create…
Domestic violence affects millions of people each year and has far-reaching consequences for those experiencing it, their families, and their communities.
Wearing green ONA shirts and holding signs, nurses from Mid-Columbia Medical Center (MCMC) and their supporters held another rally in The Dalles on Oct. 7. Nurses handed out flyers asking the community to contact MCMC’s chairman of the board of trustees and demand that the administration agr…
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of additional doses of certain COVID-19 vaccines for specific groups. Please make note of the differences between these two types of additional doses:
In the course of the pandemic, roughly10% of Wasco County residents have contracted COVID, 2,685 people have been infected, and 39 have died, according to Health Officer Dr. Mimi McDonell of North Central Public Health District (NCPHD), speaking before the Wasco County Board of Commissioners…
More than 100 people gathered in downtown Hood River on Oct. 2 in solidarity with Women’s Marches across the U.S. The Hood River event, held at the corner of Oak and Sixth streets, focused on abortion rights. Guest speakers shared personal stories of abortion, and several pieces of art were …
The Wasco County Board of Commissioners articulated a new policy in a work session Thursday, Sept. 30, for setting user fees within county departments.
THE DALLES — In the Sept. 23 school board meeting, Superintendent Carolyn Bernal announced that starting the week of Oct. 4, District 21 is initiating an opt-in, on-site rapid COVID testing program for students as an additional mitigation measure against the spread of COVID-19 in schools.
The Dalles City Council reviewed a potential water agreement with Google, also called Design LLC, at their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 27.
Hood River County School District Human Resources Director Catherine Dalbey presented district safety processes to board members at the Sept. 22 meeting.
In an official health advisory Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly and urgently encouraged pregnant people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, noting they are at higher risk than others for adverse outcomes if they get COVID, according to a press release from Nor…
The month of September was focused on a retention event for resource (foster) families. For District 9 — Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties — certification staff and Resource Parent Recruitment and Retention Champion Marvin Hamilton worked to promote an event that all r…
After living for the past 40 years in the Mid-Columbia Gorge and serving on multiple non-profit boards, Marc Harvey is joining the Lyle School District Board of Directors.
How do you know it’s autumn? The leaves falling? The cooler mornings? The football hysteria? No, it’s a mailbox full of solicitations from Medicare insurance plans.
Thrive Hood River will host a free webinar, Land Use 101, on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with guest speaker Greg Holmes. To register, contact email@example.com.
HOOD RIVER — In response to the lowered load rating imposed by Oregon Department of Transportation in March, the Port of Hood River will conduct extensive live load testing on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge Oct. 9-24. Testing activities will take place on the bridge seven days…
The board of directors for Hood River County School District (HRCSD) have adjusted two protocols for school board meetings. The school district will implement these revised protocols on Wednesday, Oct. 13, when the board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Nathaniel Coe Administration Center.
HOOD RIVER — The Gorge Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Composite Squadron was one of four squadrons in Oregon that qualified and won the Quality Cadet Unit Award.
THE DALLES — Former City of The Dalles employee Saul Ascencio filed a lawsuit against the city, as well as his former direct supervisor, on Aug. 31 for unlawful employment practices including racial discrimination and wrongful termination.
HOOD RIVER — A group of protesters calling for “medical freedom” outside the Coe Administration Building in Hood River Sept. 22, garnering honks by passersby as those arriving for the Hood River County School Board meeting entered the building.
Klickitat County Commissioners admonished Washington Gov. Jay Inslee over his administration’s vaccine mandates for state and health care workers earlier this month.
A Klickitat County Board of Health meeting ended in a plea by County Commissioner Dan Christopher to terminate health officer Dr. Amy Person from her position on the board.
Oregon’s senators are among seven Western Democrats who say they are including steps to counter climate change in the federal budget resolution and other measures pending before Congress.
Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley celebrates at Volcanic Bottle Shoppe in Hood River for a toast with some local beverages, followed by a discussion on economic development. Those attending include several leaders from the Gorge area: Mark Zamiller (Hood River city council), Arlene Burns (Mosier mayo…
Regulated-Use Closure restrictions within Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Central Oregon District eased beginning on Sept. 22. There will be no change to the activities restricted, including all prohibiting open fires (campfires, warming fires, and cooking fires).
The National Forests of Oregon and Washington in Region 6 of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service are transitioning their firewood program to become a free use program to the public. Those who receive free use permits may use firewood for cutting, manufacturing, handling, or oth…
Voters within the Yakama Tribal Reservation may be unified in a single legislative district, according to proposed legislative boundaries announced last week.
THE DALLES — In early June, Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue (MCF&R), in collaboration with the Wasco County 911 Communications Center, implemented a new dispatching system produced by the custom engineering firm U.S. Digital Designs (USDD), called the Phoenix G2.
The month of September is designated as National Preparedness Month, a time to “raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time,” according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA; see ready.gov/September). This year’s th…
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- TEMPORARY SNOW PLOW OPERATOR
- Executive Director
- St. Mary's Academy Teaching Position
- PERMIT TECHNICIAN Building Department
- Food Bank Manager
- Seeking Warming Shelter Operations Manager
- POLICE OFFICER (Lateral or
- Hiring School Nurses (RN and LPN) for Stevenson-Carson School District
- PREVENTION COORDINATOR Sherman County
This year our dine and drink business locations throughout the Gorge have suffered with closures. You can help support your favorites by purchasing take out and gift cards. Many of these business will offer curb-side delivery and some will deliver to your home. Let’s keep the Gorge going strong!
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- Retired Hood River DA under scrutiny
- Obituary: Samuel Kuhnhausen
- Deaths and services: Oct. 20, 2021
- Hood River County School District offers options for unvaccinated staff
- Eagles crown homecoming 2021 royalty
- New protocols instituted for HRCSD board meetings
- White Salmon to consider acquiring 141
- COVID-19 Update: Virus claims 40th Wasco County resident
- Riverhawks, Eagles will part ways in conference
- Obituary: Kurt Schneider
- HRCSD school board meetings move to virtual format
- Glenwood advances to Big Sky district volleyball tourney
- The Dalles in contention for soccer playoff spot
- Playoff-bound Columbia now 3-2 in conference play
- Hood River girls lose fourth straight match, dashing playoff chances
- 1A Soccer Roundup — Horizon seeks soccer district playoff spot
- Redsides earn top seed in Big Sky volleyball tourney
- Fire cleanup undertaken at Marina