Pacific Northwest

Corps seeks comment on plan, assessement

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) is making the 60 percent draft Mid-Columbia River Regional Master Plan and Integrated Environmental Assessment (EA) available for public review ahead of an Oct. 9 public meeting at the Dallesport Community Center, 136 6th Ave., Dallesport, from 5 to 7 p.m.

September 28, 2018 1:48 p.m. read more..

Quintero named ‘Caregiver of the Year’

Veronica Quintero, a certified nursing assistant at Columbia Basin Care in The Dalles, has been named Caregiver of the Year for 2018 by the Oregon Health Care Association. Quintero has worked at Columbia Basin Care for three years and serves as a mentor to new aides, working side-by-side to share proper protocols and procedures.

September 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

‘Quiet hero’ recognized nationally

Retired dentist Dr. Mike Goger had high hopes when the Boys & Girls Club of Albany opened a free in-house dental clinic in 2011. But its outreach has proven greater than anyone had ever imagined. Goger grew up in The Dalles, graduated from Oregon State University and then the University of Oregon dental school in 1970.

September 25, 2018 1:16 p.m. read more..

OR public unions sued

Two anti-labor groups have filed a federal lawsuit that could further erode the finances and political power of Oregon’s public employee unions. The U.S. Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME ended mandatory collective bargaining fees in a June 27 ruling precipitated by a challenge by an Illinois public employee. Now, Washington-based Freedom Foundation and Virginia-based National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation are seeking to force 14 local labor unions to refund some of the fees paid prior to the high court ruling.

September 25, 2018 1:15 p.m. read more..

Walden, McLeod-Skinner to debate

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., and his Democratic challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner will face off in a televised debate on Friday, Oct. 5, in Bend. The two candidates for the Second Congressional District, which encompasses 20 counties, will square off at 7 p.m. on KTVZ News Channel 21.

September 25, 2018 1:10 p.m. read more..

Local care facility recognized

Rehabilitation Center, 1023 W. 25th St., The Dalles, is one of 17 Oregon nursing homes recognized by HealthInsight in their Quality Award Program. HealthInsight serves as the Medicare program’s Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contractor.

September 21, 2018 2:26 p.m. read more..

Seminar Change

The Childhood Domestic Violence Symposium presented by Voices Set Free, originally scheduled for August, was moved back to September and is coming up Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hood River Juice Company, 550 Riverside Dr.

September 18, 2018 2:04 p.m. read more..

Governor hears fire issues

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visited Sherman County last week and heard from farmers and cattlemen that repairing roads and fences were top issues following the summer’s devastating fires.

September 18, 2018 1:20 p.m. read more..

Gorge Commission seeks comment on ‘Gorge 2020’

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..

Cougar spotted in HR

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..

Firing debated in district race

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..

Federal charges filed on pot scheme

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..

Man killed by train had tech following

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..

A look back at Gorge fire

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..


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