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.
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 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 …
Wasco County entered into an intergovernmental agreement June 16 to administer community corrections programs and services for Sherman County.
THE DALLES — The Dalles City Council voted Monday to pass an ordinance amending many sections of the city’s land use code to increase housing supply in The Dalles.
On May 3, the Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation District (NWCPRD) was awarded just over $2.6 million from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to support construction of the Mill Creek Greenway. These funds, along with a 10 percent local match from the Columbia Gateway U…
THE DALLES — Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley honored Wasco County Medical Reserve Corps volunteers during a virtual town hall Tuesday, June 1, for Wasco County residents.
COVID-19 case counts are going down in Wasco County, potentially clearing the way for the county to move from “moderate risk” to the “lower risk” category in the coming week, North Central Public Health District health officer Dr. Mimi McDonell told the Wasco County Board of Commissioners We…
Five Oregon counties — including Hood River County — moved to the most permissive risk category for the spread of COVID-19 on Friday, May 21. Washington County, the state’s second-most populous county, is also among the five.
Unofficial results in the 2021 May 18 district election, from the Oregon Secretary of State website, primarily contested races in Hood River and Wasco counties.
Wasco County has updated and reopened its COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant program to support businesses impacted by the county's move to the Extreme Risk Category on April 30. Funds were provided by the State of Oregon. Grants will be made based on the number of employees between 0 and 50,…
The “Take a Bite Out of COVID” mobile vaccine event at several venues in downtown The Dalles last Friday, May 7, was an unqualified success. It was well received, ran smoothly and easily exceeded expectations.
Wasco County dropped a level to “high risk” for COVID-19 due to a change in state guidelines, but infection numbers remain high and without a change in the state metrics, the county would still be in the “extreme risk” category, according to information provided by the North Central Public H…
Last Stop Saloon in The Dalles was one of six plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the Oregon Lottery in Marion County Circuit Court on April 19, 2021, according to the plaintiffs’ petition for judicial review.
Joel Madsen directs both Mid-Columbia Housing Authority and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation. The two organizations have separate but related roles working towards a single goal: promoting and administering affordable housing in the Gorge.
Oregon businesses, business lobbyists and lawmakers from both parties blessed a bill that would let some businesses defer part of their unemployment payroll taxes and pay a little less to a reduced state trust fund in future years.
The Dalles — Wasco County and the city of The Dalles have delayed a final decision on a tax abatement agreement with Google for new server facilities in The Dalles as legal documents outlining the agreement are completed.
THE DALLES — The City of The Dalles terminated Police Officer Jeffrey Kienlen in response to a decision, made by Wasco County District Attorney Matthew Ellis, to disqualify Kienlen as a witness in any county-led prosecution efforts. Police officials announced Kienlen’s departure late last week.
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…
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.”
The Wasco County commission approved receipt of a grant to provide training in addiction intervention and treatment during their regular board meeting Dec. 2.
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…
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.
The Klickitat Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) has been awarded a grant of $2,629 to help restore native vegetation on US Forest Service Property near the mouth of the Klickitat River, according to a press release from chapter president Dick Stentz.
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.
Voter turnout is running high throughout the Mid-Columbia, a reflection of acute concerns over ballot security throughout the U.S.
The top two candidates for Secretary of State said Oct. 12 they did not want to use that office as a stepping stone to running for governor in 2022 and questioned each other’s independence from influence by their political parties.
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