• URA Enters Into Negotiation Agreement For Possible Hotel
    The Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency voted to approve entering into an exclusive negotiating agreement with GBHD, LLC on the possible construction of a hotel on First and Union in downtown The Dalles.  The agreement had been initially approved at a January 30 meeting by a 3-2 vote, but City Attorney Gene Parker advised the […]
  • HR County Won’t Put Sales Tax On Ballot
    Hood River County Commissioners decided they won’t put a proposed two percent sales tax measure to voters in May.  The County heard more testimony on the subject in front of a standing room only gathering Tuesday evening at the Hood River Valley Adult Center.  County officials are dealing with a projected one-point-six million dollar shortfall […]
  • Cherry Festival Applications Available
    Northwest Cherry Festival is two months away, and The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce has begun to take both vendor and parade applications for the event.  Chamber CEO Lisa Farquharson says the applications are available at thedalleschamber.com.  She notes they are aiming for more artisan-type vendors.  This year’s theme is “Return to the Planet of […]
  • February 21 Prep Basketball Roundup
    Boys Basketball Hood River Valley 64, The Dalles 53:  The Eagles jumped out to an 18-point first half lead, then had to withstand the Riverhawks getting within five points in the fourth quarter before claiming the Columbia River Conference’s third spot and a berth in the Class 5-A play-in round.  Dakota Kurahara led the Eagles […]
  • OneGorge Receptions Planned
    The first of two legislative receptions to raise awareness of Columbia Gorge issues will take place Wednesday in Olympia.  Washington 14th District Representatives Gina McCabe and Norm Johnson and Senator Curtis King will be co-hosting the event with the OneGorge advocacy group, an informal organization of public agencies, organizations, and private businesses from the Gorge […]
  • Bridge Lane Closures On Wednesday
    There will be temporary lane closures and rerouting of traffic lanes at the toll plaza of the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing through 3 p.m.  Port and Gorge Electric crews will be working to replace the canopy lights on the toll house.  Flaggers will direct traffic through the […]

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