The Hood River County Board of Commissioners signed multiple resolutions into action at a regular meeting Monday night — most notably, one declared tighter enforcement on oil trains rolling through the Gorge, and one reallocated $7,000 to the County 911 Emergency Dispatch radio system, which police and emergency officials have called “poor to non-existent” in some areas.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown rolled into Hood River Friday morning. Her first stop: CGCC’s Indian Creek Campus, where she signed the affordable college bill, Oregon Promise, and met with local representatives in education.
Governor Kate Brown dropped by the Hood River News today for a discussion with our editorial department.
Kate Brown will sign affordable college bill at CGCC, tour pFriem
Oregon Governor Kate Brown will pay Hood River a visit Friday.
Walmart, round 3, goes to the City of Hood River.
On Tuesday, June 30, Governor Brown had a ceremonial signing for two bills that will help families and caregivers play a larger role in a loved one’s mental health care.
Sen. Ron Wyden joked at Saturday’s town hall meeting that “there’s no script, no teleprompters” in his town halls. The Hood River town hall, his 734th, was a wide-ranging forum attended by about 75 people. Wyden discussed trade, education, infrastructure, Medicare reform, foreign policy, oil train transport and many other issues, but when it came to stalled land swap between Mt. Hood Meadows and US Forest Service, Wyden was clearly working without a script.
Three main irrigation districts request users cut back by 25 percent
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a countywide drought declaration at a special meeting Wednesday. The resolution will go to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk for executive action.
The city of Cascade Locks is hosting a town hall meeting Thursday, facilitated by a neutral party, to hear questions and comments from the public regarding Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant.
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners met Monday to adopt a $55 million budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Commissioners also discussed an overhaul of the current 911 emergency radio system used by police and fire departments.
Results in a local water district election bubbled up clear enough to avoid the decision by dice.
Two members of the Columbia Gorge Community College board kept their positions, based on unofficial results from the May 19 Hood River County Special Districts election.
Three people are vying for the Hood River County School Board Position 1, on the May 19 ballot.
A retired surgeon from Hood River, Dr. Charles Haynie, spoke at a national oral health conference in Kansas City, Mo., last Sunday, advocating water fluoridation for dental health.
The Hood River County Elections office put ballots in the mail Friday for the May 19 Special Districts Election.