• Two Arrested For Illegal Gillnettting
    Two people were arrested after the Oregon State Police and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement conducted a nighttime river patrol this week on the Columbia River at the Deschutes River Sanctuary after receiving numerous complaints of illegal gillnetting.  The OSP says troopers located a boat operating without required lighting in the sanctuary with […]
  • No Measured Growth On Eagle Creek Fire
    Cool and moist conditions continue to prevail across the Eagle Creek Fire, resulting in no measured growth over the past 24 hours.  Fire size remains at 48,668 acres, with 46% containment.  Fire behavior remains minimal.  Most portions of the fire are in a smoldering state, though some open flame has been observed.  Smoke can still […]
  • NCPHD Receives Accreditation
    North Central Public Health District has achieved accredited status for five years by the Public Health Accreditation Board.  That means NCPHD meets or exceeds the rigorous standards established by the non-profit, non-governmental board.  The district is among the first ten local health authorities to be accredited in Oregon.  The national accreditation program works to improve […]
  • HR Veterans Office Able To Offer More With Measure 96 Funds
    Thanks to Measure 96 approved by Oregon voters last November, the Hood River County Veterans Service Office has more hours available to work with veterans seeking to file claims.  Measure 96 dedicates 1.5% of net proceeds from the Oregon Lottery to funding support services for military veterans.  Hood River County Veterans Service Officer Tricia Stevens […]
  • September 20 Prep Sports Roundup
    Cross Country Hood River Valley won the girls’ title and finished second to Washougal in the boys’ portion of the Skip Sparks Cross Country Festival at Hood River Valley High School on Wednesday.  Josephine Dickinson was third, Frances Dickinson fourth, and Evelyn Nunez fifth for the HRV girls, while Trout Lake’s Hannah Funkhouser finished second […]
  • Rain Leaves Fire In Smoldering State
    Substantial rain that fell across the Eagle Creek Fire Tuesday left most portions of the fire in a smoldering state.  The exception was in the northeast corner where minimal creeping has been observed, but even that resulted in only three acres of growth in the past 24 hours.  Smoke can still be seen in many […]