• Four Contested Seats For White Salmon City Council Highlight Filings
    Four contested White Salmon City Council seats will highlight this year’s election in Klickitat County.  Each race has two candidates.  Ashley Post and Ben Burger are seeking to fill the remaining two years of an unexpired term in position one, incumbent Jason Sabourin is challenged by Jason Hartmann for position three, Amy Martin and Dan […]
  • Poucher Challenges Committee To Raise Pool Funds To Start Construction
    White Salmon Mayor David Poucher has challenged his city’s pool committee to raise the remaining money needed to start construction on a new swimming pool this year.  The City has confirmed donations of $700,000, and another $300,000 is needed to break ground.  Poucher is hoping the additional money can be raised by July 4.  The […]
  • TD Council Approves 17-18 Budget; Chamber Accepts Marketing Offer
    The Dalles City Council has approved the municipal budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.  Mayor Steve Lawrence says the budget was approved by the Council with minimal changes.  The main discussion point surrounded raises for a pair of administrative offices.  By consensus, the Council decided previously approved increases for the City Manager and City Attorney […]
  • HR Council Votes To Rezone Morrison Park Property
    By a five-to-two vote, Hood River City Councilors voted in favor of changing the zoning of Morrison Park from open space/public facilities to high density residential, opening up the possibility the land could be developed for housing.  Councilors made the decision after months of work at the planning commission level and receiving voluminous amounts of […]
  • TD Council Doesn’t Change Marijuana Ordinance
    The Dalles City Council decided not to approve a change in its marijuana business ordinance to allow for a reduction in the required minimum distance between such establishments from 1,000 feet to 500 feet with a conditional use permit, sending the issue back to the municipal planning staff to try to come up with another […]
  • Westside Area Plan Nears Draft Form
    The Hood River City Council and Planning Commission received an update from the consultants working on the Westside Area Concept Plan,as it nears reaching draft form and moving to public hearings this summer.  Councilors and planning commissioners were told by the consulting group that they are nearing a recommendation on the scope of housing that […]