Good Governance award goes to Hood River

LOC honors city for outreach program

The City of Hood River was presented the 2017 Helen and Alan Berg Good Governance award at the 92nd Annual League of Oregon Cities (LOC) conference last week in Portland.

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City Council hones new ‘in-lieu’ fee

Gov. Brown to visit CL, HR on Friday

The pendulum-like “in-lieu” fee issue took another swing Monday after a lengthy discussion by Hood River City Council.

CGWAN hosts voter registration events Tuesday

Columbia Gorge Women’s Action Network (CGWAN) will join more than 2,500 partners nationwide Tuesday in actively observing National Voter Registration Day.

Parking and Children’s Park top city council Monday agenda

“In-lieu parking” tops a wide-ranging agenda for Hood River City Council when it meets on Monday.

City picks up parking on Monday

Parking is bound to be the hot topic on Monday at Hood River City Council.

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HR County considers fire emergency declaration tonight

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight to discuss declaring an emergency in response to the Eagle Creek and Indian Creek fires.

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Hood River names Dustin Nilsen Planning Director

Nilsen starts his new position as city planning director in mid-September.

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Wyden vows to push for government transparency

‘Not on my watch’ is Senator’s slogan at Cascade Locks town hall

On Sunday, Sen. Ron Wyden came close to creating a new acronym: NOMY. “Not On My Watch.”

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Wyden holds town hall in Cascade Locks Sunday

Sen. Ron Wyden returns to Hood River County for a weekend town hall.

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City celebrates retirees

Monday’s City Council meeting saw the ceremonial departure of two of Hood River’s longest-termed employees.

Healthcare town hall July 25 at HR Armory

A town hall on healthcare in Oregon is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on July 25 at Hood River Armory, 1590 12th St. on the Heights.

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Two sworn in at Port, one to go

The Hood River Port Commission swore in two commissioners: Ben Sheppard and John Everitt.

Oil train safety bill dies in Salem

A bill targeting safety plans for oil spills failed to pass before the Oregon Legislature adjourned its 2017 session Friday.

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Mid-Columbia Council of Governments viability debated

The Mid-Columbia Council of Governments board got a harsh analysis Tuesday, hearing that it lacked leadership and had image problems, as it considers whether to remain as a stand-alone entity.

Westside Plan council meets

About 100 community members filled the city council chambers Wednesday for the meeting of the Westside Concept Plan Project Advisory Council (PAC). Members of the newly-formed citizen group CORD — Citizens for Responsible Development — presented a copy of a position signed by 500 people asking the city not rezone areas of the Westside within the plan boundaries.