The Columbia River Gorge Commission gave the Hood River County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) a status update on “Gorge 2020,” its National Scenic Area Management Plan review process, at the BOCC’s work session in August. The Gorge Commission intends to finish revising the plan by late 2019, and the revision process completely finished by spring 2020.September 11, 2018 2:46 p.m. read more..
A cougar first spotted near Westside Elementary School last week, or one like it, has been seen in other west Hood River locations. A cougar was seen near Red Carpet Inn, on West Cascade, at 2 a.m. Thursday morning and just south of that location, near Stonehedge Restaurant, mid-day Thursday, according to Sgt. Pete Hughes of Hood River County Sheriff’s Department.September 11, 2018 2:22 p.m. read more..
The mayor of Phoenix, Ore., is on a mission to “set the record straight regarding false information” being disseminated by Jamie McLeod-Skinner, a candidate for Oregon’s Second Congressional District, about her being fired as city manager in March 2017. “The narrative that she’s portraying about Phoenix and the reasons behind her contract being terminated are just not true. Period,” said Mayor Chris Luz.September 11, 2018 2:10 p.m. read more..
A Hood River man who previously lived in Mosier was charged in federal court last month as part of two “vast conspiracies” to traffic marijuana grown in Portland to Texas, Virginia and Florida, officials said. The office of the U.S. Attorney in Oregon announced six people were charged, including Cole William Griffiths, 30, of Hood River who is accused of conspiring to manufacture marijuana in Hood River and shipping it to Florida.September 11, 2018 2:05 p.m. read more..
A man killed by a train in The Dalles in mid-August had a Youtube following and was a “minor celebrity” in the computer world for doing the Herculean task of writing his own operating system, a fan said. Terrance Davis, 48, was killed Aug. 11 near West First and Terminal Avenue.September 7, 2018 1:34 p.m. read more..
CASCADE LOCKS – Last year’s Eagle Creek Fire continues to influence the Gorge, according to a press release from the Gorge Tourism Alliance. The fire was the most destructive in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area’s history, scorching more than 50,000 acres and closing I-84 for almost three weeks, which severely impacted tourism.September 4, 2018 2:11 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND — Oregonians will have a chance to vote this November on how much legislative support certain state tax laws should need to pass. Supporters and opponents made their case for and against Ballot Measure 104 Friday before an editorial board meeting of the Pamplin Media Group.September 4, 2018 1:52 p.m. read more..
SALEM — The Oregon Department of Justice has closed a criminal investigation into two petitioners who were accused of giving false information to persuade voters to sign a petition to repeal the state sanctuary law. Initiative Petition 22 has since qualified for the ballot as Measure 105, Stop Oregon Sanctuaries.August 31, 2018 2:03 p.m. read more..
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