• HR County Commission Asks For Changes In STR Ordinance Language
    Hood River County Commissioners continued a public hearing on proposed revisions to regulations on short-term rentals in the county’s zoning ordinance as they asked for some language changes.  County Administrator Jeff Hecksel says the modifications will require the ordinance to go through another first reading at the Commission meeting in February.  Commissioners also continued discussions […]
  • Lyle School District Levy Ballots Coming Soon
    Voters in the Lyle School District will be receiving ballots in the mail soon for the district’s replacement maintenance and operations levy.  With the state of Washington limiting local school tax levies during its revamp of education funding to a $1.50 per thousand dollars of assessed value, the rate in the Lyle School District for […]
  • Port of HR Studying Future Of Truck Parking At Waterfront
    Hood River’s waterfront area has been used for years by freight companies as a place to park and transfer their trucks and trailers, but how long that can remain the case is an open question.  The Port of Hood River currently has contracts with several freight companies to park trucks and trailers on Port roadways, […]
  • Wind Closes Hook Road
    The Port of Hood River has closed the westernmost section of Portway Avenue, the gravel road known locally as “The Hook Road,” due to several trees downed by high winds in the past 24 hours.  All paved sections of Portway Avenue remain open, but the gravel section will be closed to all vehicle traffic until […]
  • Ice Fountain Boil Order Lifted
    The Ice Fountain Water District has lifted a boil water order in the Barrett Drive and Country Club Road area.  District Manager Mark Beam said all tests on the water came back clean, allowing the boil order to be lifted.  The boil water order had been put in place after a fire hydrant was hit […]
  • Skamania County Sheriff Asks For Public Help In Disappearance
    The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help as it continues to investigate the disappearance of a man that they believe was victim of foul play.  The whereabouts of 55-year-old William “Bill” Sutton remains unknown.  Deputies responded on October 9 to an area just north of Stevenson on a report of suspicious […]