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Court date set for teen accused in Eagle Creek Fire

The next hearing for the 15-year-old alleged to have started the Eagle Creek fire is scheduled for Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 1 of the Hood River Courthouse, Trial Court Administrator Angie Tennison confirmed Friday.

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ODFW: Wolves sighted in Oregon’s east Cascades

At least two wolves have been sighted in the Cascade Mountains in Wasco County, according to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Greater Gorge: Vancouver port cuts off oil hub lease

The port of Vancouver's Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Jan. 9 to terminate a rolling lease on property that would hold the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil terminal if the project's backers don't provide all the necessary permits by March.

MCCOG unwinds its many Gorge programs

Mid-Columbia Council of Governments met Jan. 9 for an update on progress of transferring programs to other agencies.

First look at ‘Lot 700’ design ideas

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) hosted a community discussion for its Hood River Community Housing Development on Lot 700 Jan. 11 at Westside Elementary School with about 50 people in attendance.

‘Blue Zones’ kickoff keys on longevity and well-being

Project hosts free ‘New Year, New You’ gathering on Friday

Blue Zones Project invites the community to the New Year, New You Community Kickoff at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 at The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 E 4th St.

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Rep. Walden talks children’s health insurance funding

Denounces Trump remarks

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden hopes an agreement funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is close at hand for Congress.

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Sen. Merkley slams GOP tax legislation

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., hosted a town hall Sunday in Dufur, one of two in the Gorge and three for the day.

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Hundreds attend MLK Day events

‘We will prevail’

The 300 people at Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration “are not afraid to look at things as they are and imagine how they ought to be,” said Rev. Vicky Stifter of the host Riverside Community Church.

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Self-serve gas law emerges in Hood River

Customers can legally pump their own gas around the clock at certain stations in Hood River County, reversing a decades-long ban.

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Bridge of the Gods commercial truck tolls raised

Drivers of heavy vehicles will pay a steeper rate for crossing Bridge of the Gods, starting Feb. 1.

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Changes at Coe building

The school district's Coe Facility is in flux.

‘Eagle Watch’ happens Jan. 20 at The Dalles Dam

The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is a popular site for visitors to see bald eagles as they congregate.

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Sen. Wyden pitches new bridge bill

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has introduced a bill that would create a grant program for repairing and replacing outdated bridges.

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Little Pantry family project helps those in need

For Katie Roof and her son, Milo, 7, community service is a tangible, everyday affair.