• Court Of Appeals Affirms Moot Decision
    The Oregon Court of Appeals issued a ruling today affirming a lower court decision that ruled a suit against Wasco County and members of the County Commission in how it handled a vote to issue notice of intent to withdraw from the North Central Public Health District was moot, but did direct the ruling be […]
  • Klickitat County Extends Burn Bans
    Klickitat County has extended burn bans in the western and central portions of the County to October 12, and to October 31 east of the eastern boundary of Fire District #7.  The bans are being extended due to the high wildfire hazard conditions experienced this summer and a continued lack of sufficient precipitation.  The burn […]
  • WS Schools Not Benefiting From State Funding Changes
    The White Salmon Valley School District is finding it is not benefiting from a new distribution system for funding K-12 schools in Washington.  Superintendent Jerry Lewis says with the loss of 40 percent of its voter-approved maintenance and operations levy and a new salary schedule, the district is having to go into its ending fund […]
  • September 18 Prep Sports Scoreboard
    Volleyball Crook County def. Hood River Valley 25-18, 33-31, 22-25, 17-25, 15-13:  The Cowgirls won a wild match that saw HRV keep it alive by winning the third set thanks to a closing 9-1 run.  The Eagles’ Katie Kennedy set a school record with 39 kills. Pendleton def. The Dalles 25-17, 25-13, 25-9 Echo def. […]
  • TD Council Discusses Building Code Services, Wants Answers On MCCOG Surplus
    The Dalles City Council spent a large part of a worksession on Monday night talking about whether the City is in any position to take over the building codes program for the City and all of Wasco County.  The state of Oregon has been handling building permits in Wasco County since the dissolution of the […]
  • HR County To Keep Veterans Service Office Open
    Hood River County Commissioners have decided to use $31,000 in contingency funds to keep the County’s Veterans Service Office open through the current fiscal year.  The County had thought it could use nearly $81,000 in state funding to operate the office, but was informed that state law requires the County to maintain its current funding […]