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Tribal members protest Nestlé deal in Salem

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Columbia River tribal members dressed in traditional regalia came to the Oregon State Capitol on Wednesday to protest persistent attempts to bring a Nestlé water bottling plant to Hood River County, where voters rejected the plan in a ballot measure in May.

Hood River City Council to hold Monday hearing on short term rentals

Hood River City Council meets Monday at 6 p.m. and will hold a hearing on proposed additions to Title 5 of the Municipal Code, which sets down licensing, fee and registration requirements for operating short-term rental properties in the city.

County Board sets final vote on STR rules

Hood River County Board of Commissioners on Monday tagged the end of their deliberations on rules for short term rentals outside of city limits.

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Rail proposal draws fire

‘We know we dodged a bullet,’ Mosier mayor says during five-hour session in The Dalles

Perhaps just two or three years ago, Union Pacific Railroad’s plan to add roughly four miles of new track in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier probably would not have sparked much of a fuss. But times have changed.

Council, mayor races in Cascade Locks, Hood River

Labor Day is nearly here, and that means the elections season will begin in earnest.

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HR Council adopts STR regulations

On a night when a local builder decried “the critical lack of affordable housing” and called for city action on the issue, Hood River City Council adopted short term rental regulations a year after the issue came to dominate its docket.

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Cascade Locks Port fills vacancy, talks overcrossing project

The Port of Cascade Locks Commission swore in its newest member Thursday, Dean Bump.

Council positions up for vote in Hood River, Cascade Locks

Who will run for City Council in Hood River and Cascade Locks?

City hires Will Norris as director of finance

Also: big changes coming in local transit services

Will Norris is the new finance officer and assistant city manager for the City of Hood River.

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Gorge leaders oppose Vancouver oil terminal as hearings wrap up

Gorge leaders spoke out against a proposed oil-by-marine terminal in Vancouver as hearings over the project’s fate came to a close July 29.

Elections 2016: Gudman talks state treasurer bid during Hood River visit

Jeff Gudman, the Republican candidate for Oregon State Treasurer, touched down in Hood River last Thursday on his campaign trail.

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Evening of Oaths

A new City Council Member and two new police officers took the oaths of office Monday at Hood River City Council.

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‘MOSIER’ Act demands derailment investigations

Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden introduced a bill last Wednesday that would compel federal regulators to investigate every major oil train derailment.

HR County selects new administrator

Jeff Hecksel will step into Hood River County’s top staff position on Aug. 15. The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted Monday afternoon to hire Hecksel, signing off on his employment contract.

Tim Counihan named to Hood River city council

On the third ballot, Tim Counihan prevailed as appointee to Hood River City Council.

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