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Patrick grew up in Hermiston. He has lived in the Columbia River Gorge since spring 2015.
The Port of Hood River on Thursday took a deep dive into options for replacing the Hood River White-Salmon Interstate Bridge.
City Manager will retire
The state land use board has sided with a city-supported zone change that would lead to transforming Lot 700 — Morrison Park — into a housing project.
County Board Chair will not seek re-election
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners’ presiding member will stand down from his post.
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.
Customers can legally pump their own gas around the clock at certain stations in Hood River County, reversing a decades-long ban.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has introduced a bill that would create a grant program for repairing and replacing outdated bridges.
Replacing Kingsley Campground after a planned flood will take grant support.
The Port of Hood River has hired a new specialist as it takes steps toward replacing the interstate bridge.
When toll rates go up Feb. 1, crossings at the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge will be cheaper for residents who are signed up for electronic tolling.
Rumors that wolves have been let loose in the Hood River Valley sparked local conversations — but according to the Oregon Department of Wildlife, those stories were false.