• 14-67 Signatures Verified; HR Council Next Stop
    The Hood River County elections’ office has verified that backers of an initiative petition to amend the Hood River City Charter to require authorization from voters before municipal parkland could be sold turned in enough valid signatures to put it on the November ballot.  The next step is for the initiative to be presented to […]
  • TD Council Approves Graffiti Amendment
    The Dalles City Council approved an ordinance to address graffiti abatement.  Community Development Director Steve Harris said the City did not have specific language on graffiti abatement in its codes, treating it has as general nuisance.  The ordinance sets time periods for property owners to address graffiti, with Harris noting locations not promptly dealt with […]
  • HR City Council Approves Timeline For Mayoral Appointment
    The Hood River City Council approved a timeline for filling the Mayor’s position that will be vacant when Paul Blackburn resigns in September.  City Manager Rachel Fuller says applications will begin to be accepted on July 15, and the deadline to file applications will be August 23.  The timeline calls for the City Council to […]
  • Truck Driver Injured In Highway 14 Accident
    A Gresham truck driver was taken by LifeFlight to PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver after his truck and tractor rolled on Highway 14 about two miles east of Stevenson.  According to the Washington State Patrol, the truck driven by 59-year-old Jimmy Cloud was traveling eastbound on Highway 14 just before 12:30 Monday afternoon […]
  • Fires West Of Parkdale Burn 85 Acres
    What is now described as two fires about four miles west of Parkdale have burned an estimated 85 acres, and have been 35 percent lined and ten percent contained.  The 1620 Road Fire was reported Monday morning burning in brush, slash, and young timber on private land.  Oregon Department of Forestry spokesperson Christie Shaw says […]
  • City of HR To Consider Recycling Surcharge
    The Hood River City Council will consider whether to give the go-ahead to Hood River Garbage’s parent company Waste Connections to add a 2.61% surcharge to customers’ bills for the cost of recycling.  Recycling has become more difficult since China stopped accepting some materials a couple of years ago, severely impacting the market for plastics […]