A wide range of special taxing districts — ports, school districts, fire districts and others — will be on the May 18 Hood River County Special Districts election ballot for the purpose of electing members, commissioners or directors. The election will conducted by mail.
About 1.6 million people’s personal data may have been compromised by a “security incident” at a company hired by the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) for services including temporary data storage, according to a press release from SAO.
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3) took center stage last week in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump after the 3rd District Republican came forward with an account of the former president’s actions during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection. She was among 10 R…
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced on Jan. 20 that the city of Cascade Locks has earned a $2.4 million federal investment to make power supply infrastructure improvements that will help support business growth in Hood River County.
As Congress starts work on President Joe Biden’s proposals to extend pandemic unemployment benefits, the acting director of the Oregon Employment Department says straightforward extensions that are on the table will be easier to manage.
Wasco and Hood River counties are both on track to meet state in-person school metrics, and closer to moving from Extreme Risk to the High Risk category of pandemic restrictions.
The Dalles — The City of The Dalles has sufficient “employment buildable lands” to meet state growth requirements despite those lands being owned in large parcels by Google and Walmart and not readily available for use, according to an inventory presented to the council Jan. 25.
The Wasco County District Attorney’s office has dismissed “a handful” of cases and released one defendant from Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility in The Dalles — the latest update to an ongoing two-pronged case review and investigation into a The Dalles police officer’s credibili…
PORTLAND — NW Natural customers in Oregon can expect a credit on their February bill, as the company issues $9.1 million in bill credits for services provided at the company’s underground natural gas storage facility at Mist, Ore., as well as from efficient pipeline capacity management.
Most people want to age in their home. If and when life changes happen — maybe an elder can no longer maintain the home and yard, or afford the home, or navigate the home, or remember to turn the stove off — her options will depend on her physical and cognitive capabilities, her finances, an…
Interstate 84 eastbound remains closed indefinitely as of Wednesday morning from Troutdale to Cascade Locks due to a landslide in Dodson/Warrendale, authorities said Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Oregon Second District Rep. Cliff Bentz told Columbia Gorge News he feels discussion of the 25th Amendment and Impeachment “are not productive toward the goal of a peaceful transition and will only divide our country more.”
Hood River — The Oregon Court of Appeals on Dec. 16 reversed and remanded a second attempt by the City of Hood River to rezone a local park for residential development.
Two patients at Mid-Columbia Center in The Dalles died of COVID-19 earlier this week, North Central Public Health District reported in a Dec. 23 press release. The first patient, who tested positive on Dec. 15, died Monday, Dec. 21. The second patient tested positive on Dec. 5 and on Tuesday, Dec. 22.
The Wasco County commission approved receipt of a grant to provide training in addiction intervention and treatment during their regular board meeting Dec. 2.
The Oregon Legislature held its third special session of 2020 on Monday, amid a pandemic and violent protests at the Capitol organized by a right-wing group.
Purchase and citing of a total of 18 Pallet emergency shelters for the homeless was given the go ahead by The Dalles City Council in a 3 to 2 consensus at the regular Council meeting Dec. 14. Twelve additional shelters will be purchased and installed just west of the six shelters currently i…
Hood River County will remain at the Extreme Risk Level with 29 other Oregon counties through Dec. 31, Hood River County Health Department announced Dec. 18.
A public hearing on a subdivision application for a multifamily housing project resulted in a consensus vote by the Bingen City Council to continue the public hearing into the new year.
Klickitat County is expecting their first shipment of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to arrive this week, according to a Klickitat County Health Department press release. The exact date of arrival is still unknown.
Winter weather is here, and Oregon Office of Emergency Management State Search Rescue Coordinator Scott Lucas says Oregon is seeing uptick in lost or stranded travelers on foot and in vehicles.
The Oregon Water Resource Commission (OWRC) awarded $4.8 million in grants to three projects, including East Fork Irrigation District’s Eastside Lateral Pipeline and Water Conservation Project in Hood River County, which will get a major lift via a $2 million grant to replace six miles of o…
Eastern Oregon Reps. Mark Owens and Daniel Bonham, along with Sen. Lynn Findley held the 12th of their shared Zoom town hall meetings Nov. 12.
Judge Paul Crowley of Hood River, who served Gorge communities for more than 22 years as an Oregon District and Circuit Court judge before retiring in 2014, has been awarded the Oregon Senior Judge of the Year award by the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court.
Columbia River Gorge residents and travelers are invited to a virtual public for the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge Replacement Project hearing on Dec. 3, 2020 .
The White Salmon City Council approved revisions to the municipal code chapter on telecommunications towers and facilities during its Nov. 18 regular meeting. The amendments to the code add provisions which allow for the city council to more closely regulate the process of leasing city-owned…
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The local SHIBA Medicare counseling program will take Open Enrollment phone calls over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend. The Medicare Open Enrollment period continues through Dec. 7.
Wasco County Commissioners wrapped up three years of work by the county planning department at their Nov. 4 meeting in completing state-mandated periodic review of the county’s comprehensive land use plan.
The Dalles City Council has declared a local state of emergency regarding the city’s homelessness problems and has authorized the city manager to work towards setting up a temporary shelter program for this upcoming winter.
John Miller of Goldendale was recently appointed to the Advisory Council of the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW), representing Klickitat County.
Voter turnout is running high throughout the Mid-Columbia, a reflection of acute concerns over ballot security throughout the U.S.
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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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