County Board Chair will not seek re-election
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners’ presiding member will stand down from his post.
Customers can legally pump their own gas around the clock at certain stations in Hood River County, reversing a decades-long ban.
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.
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 Ron Wyden has introduced a bill that would create a grant program for repairing and replacing outdated bridges.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.
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.
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.
Following a recommendation by Washington state energy regulators to deny a Columbia River oil terminal, Gov. Jay Inslee will have the last say on the project’s outcome.
A long-delayed land swap on Mount Hood that sets out areas for commercial development and protected forest land has cleared Congress.
A hawk glides over Catherine Creek trail west of Lyle, Wash., near the Columbia River overlook point on a cool December weekend.
A voter measure that would create a local sales tax is in the works.
Wintry conditions possible on Christmas weekend
Travelers will face a chance of freezing rain or snow during the holiday traffic scramble.
A drone engine manufacturer from West Australia has chosen Hood River for its expansion into the United States.
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners on Monday made clear their confidence in Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility, following public concerns over treatment of youths at the jail.
Following a deeply critical report about juvenile inmate conditions at the regional jail, Hood River County will join a multi-county response drafted by attorneys.
A public survey about a proposed countywide sales tax got a lukewarm reception.
As work presses into winter on the Wyeth portion of the Columbia River Historic Highway State Trail, transportation agencies are considering alternatives for the next piece of the endeavor: Mitchell Point.
Repair and replacement work is nearly complete for three bridges on Highway 30 east of Mosier.
More than 200 people turned out for a forum reflecting on forest ecology in the wake of the Eagle Creek fire.
Officials have termed the smoldering Eagle Creek fire completely contained — but not extinguished.
The energy panel recommended denial of a proposed riverside oil train terminal that has drawn controversy in Columbia Gorge communities.
Three finalists have been named in the search to fill a vacant District 52 seat in the Oregon House.
Hood River County is mulling improvements to a replaced Kingsley Reservoir Campground after an irrigation project floods it.
A Hood River forum will examine what comes post-Eagle Creek fire and how the public can get involved in the forest’s recovery.
A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near Mosier caused a traffic crawl Monday afternoon. No serious injuries were reported in the wreck, in which a semi-truck and a passenger van were damaged.
Hood River County Board of Commissioners on Monday took a first glimpse at an energy plan on the table for five local government boards’ consideration.
At its fifth meeting on the topic, Hood River City Council on Monday adopted a resolution changing fees developers must pay for impacts of on-street parking.
A Colorado infrastructure investment company on Nov. 7 introduced a proposal to replace the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge.
ODOT: Winter’s here
A tangle of vehicle crashes Wednesday night on Mount Hood signaled the onset of volatile winter road conditions.
A semi-truck hauling a manufactured home crashed and jackknifed Monday morning.
A semi-truck hauling a Marlette manufactured home crashed shortly before 10 a.m. Monday and struck a guardrail on Interstate 84 westbound near milepost 63.
Citations issued for illegal entry
Trails in the scorched Eagle Creek fire area remain dangerous, according to the U.S. Forest Service, and some people who illegally passed barricades have been cited.
Citing legal issues and costs, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown asked state officials Friday to quash a water exchange with Cascade Locks that would make possible a Nestlé water bottling plant.
AN EXCAVATOR operated by John Mann, Port of Hood River facilities manager, unearths a boulder at Event Site on the Hood River Waterfront, to assemble a new rock wall.
A flood warning heightened concerns about landslides in the Columbia Gorge, but the torrent didn’t close any major transportation routes over the weekend.
Hood River County has turned down a request from the state Department of Human Services to absorb services offered by the Area Agency on Aging.
Planning Commission to consider subdivision
The Port of Hood River has sent to city planners a subdivision application for the last patch of developable land on the Hood River waterfront.
Bridge toll costs on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge will ramp up in February, plans anticipate, and the Gorge community has started weighing in.
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.
The first in a pair of hearings concerning a proposed bridge toll increase at the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge kicks off Tuesday.
A plan is on the table for the Port of Cascade Locks as it charts out Marine Park’s next decade.
The Hood River-White Salmon Bridge will see a busy October as bridge works presses on, but some anticipated closures have been lifted.
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.
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.
A suspected vandalism case hit the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge in late September, leaving graffiti and damaged equipment.
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 100-foot cell tower planned for construction near Hood River Valley High School has shrugged off another round of legal challenges from a nearby resident.
Dicey weather didn’t outrage the Eagle Creek fire, which showed subdued activity as firefighters pressed on with repair efforts.