County adopts oil train resolution, approves 911 improvements

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.

Governor signs ‘landmark’ college bill at CGCC in Hood River, tours businesses

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.

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Governor Brown visits Hood River

Governor Kate Brown dropped by the Hood River News today for a discussion with our editorial department.

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Governor here Friday for first visit to Hood River

Kate Brown will sign affordable college bill at CGCC, tour pFriem

Oregon Governor Kate Brown will pay Hood River a visit Friday.

LUBA again upholds City of Hood River's right to deny Walmart expansion

Walmart, round 3, goes to the City of Hood River.

Governor Kate Brown signs bills to improve mental health

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.

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Wyden calls out USFS over stalled Mt. Hood landswap

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.

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‘Water is survival': County Commission declares drought

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.

Cascade Locks holds town hall on Nestlé

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.

County adopts budget, considers 911 radio improvements

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.

No need for election‘ rolling of the dice’

Results in a local water district election bubbled up clear enough to avoid the decision by dice.

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Hood River County election results

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.

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School Board candidates respond to local issues

Three people are vying for the Hood River County School Board Position 1, on the May 19 ballot.

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Local doctor urges fluoridation at national conference

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.

May 19 ballots are in the mail

The Hood River County Elections office put ballots in the mail Friday for the May 19 Special Districts Election.