• Man Dies After Jumping From Freeway Overpass
    The Dalles Police Department says a man jumped from an Interstate 84 overpass into traffic, was hit by a vehicle, and died Thursday afternoon.  According to The Dalles Police Chief Patrick Ashmore, the incident occurred at about 2:50 Thursday afternoon.  Witnesses say it appeared the man jumped from the overpass at I-84 milepost 85 into […]
  • Oregon Reps Introduce Rail Emergency Trust Fund Legislation
    Four members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation introduced legislation to create a new trust fund to help communities prepare for accidents involving rail cars transporting flammable liquids, including crude oil and ethanol.  Democrat Peter DeFazio is sponsoring the Community Protection and Preparedness Act, which is being co-sponsored by Republican Greg Walden and Democrats Earl Blumenauer and […]
  • Street Work In The Dalles Tuesday
    The City of The Dalles Public Works will close West 7th Street between Myrtle and Snipes Streets on Tuesday to repair a deteriorated section of road on West 7th.  Crews will begin a full width surface repair on Tuesday at 7 a.m. with completion of the job expected by 4 p.m.  Motorists are encouraged to […]
  • Hood River Schools Progress With Bond Projects
    The Hood River County School District continues to work on capital construction projects being funded through a bond measure approved by voters one year ago.  The largest of the projects, replacement of May Street Elementary School, is now in the design development stage, and District Superintendent Dan Goldman says the next step is to enter […]
  • Legislative Committee To Consider Business Tax Overhaul
    Leaders in the Oregon Legislature are forming a temporary bipartisan committee to spend the next several weeks hashing out a business tax overhaul to go to voters for final approval in a special election.  House Speaker Tina Kotek and Senate President Peter Courtney, both Democrats, said the Joint Tax Reform Committee will involve the 14 […]
  • CGCC Board Receives Budget Recommendation
    The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education will be considering next month approval of an eight-point-nine million dollar budget for 2017-18.  The CGCC budget committee recommended approval of the fiscal plan earlier this week.  CGCC spokesman Dan Spatz says this budget gets back to ending the fiscal cycle with a $400,000 projected cash carryover, […]