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Patrick grew up in Hermiston, graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene, and now lives in Hood River.
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners decided Monday to put $550,000 worth of transient room tax revenue toward county park septic system repairs over the next several years.
A plan is on the table for the Port of Cascade Locks as it charts out Marine Park’s next decade.
The first in a pair of hearings concerning a proposed bridge toll increase at the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge kicks off Tuesday.
The Hood River-White Salmon Bridge will see a busy October as bridge works presses on, but some anticipated closures have been lifted.
The raptor, which state crews found lying injured in a creek near Post Canyon in April, spent months recuperating at Rowena Wildlife Clinic before its release Thursday afternoon.
The Eagle Creek fire will likely keep burning until weather helps put it out, fire team reports state.
Planned explosions along I-84 are part of historic trail work
A series of rock blasts along Interstate 84 west of Hood River will occasionally delay fall travelers.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visited Cascade Locks and Hood River Friday in her second official trip in this county since the Eagle Creek fire broke out a month ago.
A suspected vandalism case hit the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge in late September, leaving graffiti and damaged equipment.
Dicey weather didn’t outrage the Eagle Creek fire, which showed subdued activity as firefighters pressed on with repair efforts.