Former long-time Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley is suing Oregon’s attorney general and her deputy, and Wasco County, alleging his due process rights were violated when he was removed from office over a temporary suspension of his law license by the Oregon State Bar.
THE DALLES — Former The Dalles Police Officer Jeffrey Kienlen gave notice on July 13 that he would be filing a wrongful termination lawsuit against the City of The Dalles.
Columbia Gorge Community College was recently visited by the bike-riding Bandit, but don’t worry, nothing was stolen. The bike-riding Bandit, Fernando Rojas-Galván, is no thief. In fact, his mission is to give back.
Correction: A previous version of the article notes that housing stipends are offered to employees. Housing stipends are offered to Insitu interns only, Beloy said.
Rep. Chris Corry, assistant ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee, will serve on the Task Force for After-Action Review of Statewide Pandemic Response and Recovery, after appointed to the committee by House Speaker Laurie Jinkins.
A recall effort against Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, has been officially approved to begin circulating petitions, the Secretary of State said Thursday.
A pandemic political deal and feuding Democrats have made for a noisy start to the makeover of Oregon’s congressional maps in time for the 2022 election.
The Washington Department of Ecology declared a drought emergency for a large majority of the state on July 14, including the entirety of southern Washington and leaving out only Seattle, Everett, and Tacoma metropolitan areas.
THE DALLES — The Dalles City Council voted unanimously to transfer ownership of Aviation Management Services at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport from Dave and Aryn Rasmussen to Jeff Renard.
The City of White Salmon hired a full-time land use planner — the first position of its kind within city ranks. The creation and filling of the position fulfills a key goal for the administration.
The statewide Hidden Bottle Hunt celebrating the 50th anniversary of Oregon’s Bottle Bill was a success, with Oregonians decoding clues and visiting parks throughout the state from July 7-11 to fine six commemorative, gold-colored bottles. As of yesterday, all bottles had been found. The luc…
The Hood River Planning Commission June 21 approved a small development — two houses and eight townhouses — on the hillside on E. Eugene Street. The approval includes 47 conditions which must be met by the Portland developer, Inland Pacific Oregon, to continue the project.
Hood River County Commissioners on June 21 approved its $70.6 million budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, including $28.2 million in unappropriated funds. Unappropriated funds are carried over from the previous year.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed an executive order to lift all COVID-19 health and safety restrictions, which includes Oregon’s statewide mask mandate and county risk level system, effective June 30.
SALEM – Oregon OSHA today, June 30, removed the facial covering and physical distancing requirements of its COVID-19 rule for all workplaces, with certain exceptions, including health care, public transit, and airports.
WHITE SALMON — A statement released by Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer — which called for the arrest, detainment and recommendation for prosecution of governmental officials he unilaterally believes are acting outside the bounds of the constitution — drew pushback from county commissione…
Mill land that once supported the small community of Dee for more than 80 years is for sale, according to a listing with real estate broker Maui Meyer of Cooper West, in Hood River.
Kicking off the second phase of the Hood River-White Salmon bridge replacement, the Port of Hood River’s Board of Commissioners on June 22 approved agreements that aim at managing and raising money for the estimated $400 million project.
Hood River County Health Department gave a big thanks to all of the volunteers who helped Hood River County reach the 70% vaccination mark with a luncheon June 21 at Toll Bridge Park in Parkdale. Hood River remains a leader among the state.
On June 16, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley pressed federal land managers on Oregon’s preparedness needs for the 2021 wildfire season as intense drought conditions persist and are expected to worsen in the state, according to a press release.
BINGEN — A virtual discussion focused on building awareness of what affordable housing is and sharing strategies to address this growing challenge throughout the Gorge will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14. The bi-state event will be hosted by Washington Gorge Action Prog…
THE DALLES — The Wasco County Board of Commissioners will resume limited in-person board meetings in July, with a hybrid format that will allow continued access through the Zoom platform. In-person public access to the meetings, which will resume at the courthouse, will be contingent on the …
HOOD RIVER — The Hood River City Council officially adopted a $54 million budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, levying property taxes and accepting state revenues.
Rural fire districts in Wasco County have identified access roads in and out of public lands as a “significant hindrance” to fire mitigation efforts and wildfire preparedness because they are outside the county road system, and the board on Wednesday agreed to support a grant proposal that w…
BINGEN — The Bingen Wastewater Treatment Plant improvement project is nearly complete, with about a month to go on the rest of the updates planned for the plant, which services the cities of Bingen and White Salmon.
Wasco County entered into an intergovernmental agreement June 16 to administer community corrections programs and services for Sherman County.
Nearly four in 10 Oregon residents agree with statements aligned with white extremists’ views, Oregon according to a poll commissioned by a major progressive group released Thursday.
HOOD RIVER — “Get out of your fuzzy slippers, guys,” said Hood River Mayor Kate McBride at the June 14 Zoom-based meeting of city council. “You’re going to have to put on your real shoes.” The council agreed that the next meeting, June 28, will be in-person for council and staff. The public …
HOOD RIVER — Forth is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of The CRuSE Project, a program for community carsharing in Hood River, at 11 a.m. on June 24 at the Hood River Fire Department, 1785 Meyer Parkway.
GLENWOOD — The Ninth Circuit of Appeals decided on June 11 that 121,465 acres of land, including Mt. Adams and the Glenwood Valley, belong to the Yakama Reservation.
The Hood River City Council has appointed Will Norris interim city manager beginning July 1, current City Manager Rachael Fuller’s last day. Norris has been the city’s finance director and assistant city manager since 2016.
On June 9, the Oregon House approved SB 289 (Ayes, 41; Nays, 17; Excused, 2). This follows on passage this April in the Oregon Senate by a wide bipartisan margin (Ayes, 25; Nays, 3; Excused, 2). The product of a special task force convenes last year by the Governor’s Office, the bill now goe…
Hood River County, now in “moderate drought,” is faring a little better than its neighbors but the situation is predicted to worsen this summer, according to National Weather Service experts. With the exception of a small portion of the northeast corner, the rest of Oregon is now in moderate…
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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- Granddaughter of Hood River residents named to U.S. Olympic Swim Team Bella Sims qualifies for Team USA Swimming
- Insitu layoffs influenced by drawback from Afghanistan
- Former police officer Jeffrey Kienlen to sue over wrongful termination
- Deaths and services, July 21, 2021 edition
- Hodges takes over Riverhawk girls basketball program
- Armed subject shoots out street lamps in Hood River
- Two men indicted following pursuit: Suspects held on kidnapping, forgery following fraud check scam in The Dalles
- Poll: 1 in 5 say Black Lives Matter movement good for Oregon
- Eyes to the Fallen: Hood River filmmakers tell story of Anthony Marquez and his effort to remember fallen comrades
- Drought emergency declared in Washington
- What’s Happening: Week of July 26
- Se suman dos muertes por COVID-19 en los condados de Wasco y Sherman
- Rapidly replicating delta variant’s impact not equal across Oregon
- 36 of 37 June cases of COVID-19 in Wasco County unvaccinated
- Columbia Center for the Arts showcases ‘Best of the Gorge’
- Mark Steighner, CGOA honored at Jackson Park concert
- Senior Living: Protect yourself from wildfire smoke
- Central Gorge Master Gardener Plant Clinics resume in person