• Port of HR Signs Contract For Lot 1 Infrastructure Plan
    The Port of Hood River Commission authorized a contract with a consulting firm to plan an infrastructure framework for Lot 1 on the waterfront.  That’s a key step to move toward a discussion with Hood River’s Urban Renewal Agency on whether there should be public investment to establish the infrastructure to allow development of the […]
  • Fire Near Mitchell Point
    Crews are dealing with a fire that started overnight near Mitchell Point.  The Oregon Department of Forestry estimated the fire is less than one acre in size.  It is burning on steep terrain not far from the footprint of last year’s Eagle Creek Fire.  Spread of the fire has been stopped.  Two ODF engines responded […]
  • Klickitat PUD Outage Northwest Of Goldendale
    About 560 Klickitat PUD customers northwest of Goldendale were affected by an early morning power outage.  Klickitat PUD says an equipment failure at the L.E. Darland substation at around 2 a.m. Thursday caused the outage.  Crews were able to replace a high-voltage primary fuse in the Substation and restore power.  The cause of the equipment […]
  • Experts Outline Bridge Replacement Steps
    A pair of experts talked to the Port of Hood River Commission and other area elected officials about the process for putting an environmental impact statement together and financing options for a new Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge.  Angela Findley of WSP Engineering and Lowell Clary of Clary Consulting outlined the range of possibilities regarding […]
  • No Change For Recycling Markets
    There has been no change in recycling markets over the past few months since China drastically reduced the amount of contaminants they would accept in any shipment.  Jim Winterbottom of Hood River Garbage and The Dalles Disposal says they have continued to collect curbside co-mingled recyclables…take them to the Wasco County Landfill, and handle them […]
  • Children’s Park Build Continues Thursday
    Another set of build days for Hood River’s Children’s Park play structure are set for Thursday through Saturday.  The structure was 85 percent complete at the conclusion of seven days of work in early June, and the goal is to finish this week.  Work will take place each day from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., […]