• NORCOR Board Responds To DRO Report
    The Northern Oregon Corrections Facilities board released its response to a scathing Disability Rights Oregon report on NORCOR’s Juvenile Detention Center released last week, calling DRO’s claim of the facility as inhumane “totally irresponsible.”  In a letter approved during the board’s Thursday meeting, NORCOR acknowledges there are areas of the juvenile facility that require improvement […]
  • CGCC Talking With Business Reps About Workforce Needs
    Columbia Gorge Community College is talking with business and industry representatives about what they need the school to do to provide a trained workforce in the region.  Three CGCC board members and six faculty members have been doing site visits.  CGCC Community Outreach Director Dan Spatz says they are talking about responsive programs the college […]
  • Bettencourt Named Sheriff Of The Year
    Gilliam County Sheriff Gary Bettencourt has been tabbed by the Oregon State Sheriff”s Association as its 2017 Sheriff of the Year.  The organization cited Bettencourt for his work as a leader within that group, and for his understanding and commitment to dealing with mental health issues.  He has represented the state sheriff’s organization on numerous […]
  • Klickitat County Commission Discusses Capital Budget With Legislators
    Klickitat County Commissioners met with Washington 14th District State Senator Curtis King and Representative Gina McCabe to discuss their concerns for the 2018 legislative session.  Commissioners were in particular concerned about whether a capital budget will be passed after the 2017 session failed to produce one.  The legislators indicated they expected one to pass, with […]
  • TD City Council To Hold Tourism Worksession
    The Dalles City Council is planning to hold a worksession on tourism, and how transient room taxes in the city get used, early in 2018.  Councilors discussed the potential formation of a tourism commission, something that came out of two prior town halls on the subject earlier this year, but instead rolled back to taking […]
  • City of HR Population Estimate Goes Up
    Portland State University’s population estimate for the City of Hood River went up by one-and-a-half percent to 7,880, but that may be a bit low.  City Manager Steve Wheeler says they are unsure if recently annexed areas were included in that estimate, and the City is looking into that.  He adds the population data is […]