Tolls will be going up on the Bridge of the Gods this spring, but only for heavy vehicles.
After a nearly 70-year absence, wolves have returned to the North Cascades.
Donovan Doroski arrived in Seattle, Wash., last week to prepare for the harrowing experience of receiving a bone marrow transplant — one of the many medical procedures the 20-year-old Hood River man has had to endure since getting diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011.
After three years of planning and analysis, a new parking lot slated for construction at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort looks like it might be a go.
A fire that burned a studio apartment on the Heights and shut down part of 13th and Taylor streets for nearly two hours Monday afternoon can be blamed on a pot of unattended clam chowder.
A surge of H1N1 influenza cases in the last week of December 2013 prompted hospital officials to prepare for what was expected to be a particularly bad flu season
Does the Hood River Valley need more ball fields? Or do local agencies need to be more efficient in how they manage their fields?
Another weather-related landslide occurred Tuesday evening outside of Hood River, this time on the Dee Highway, capping off a series of geologic events in the Columbia River Gorge that closed roads and snarled traffic for days.
Different farming practices may have fallen in and out of favor over the years, but the importance of family is one aspect of life that hasn’t changed for the Kiyokawas.
Kenneth Gordon Lolley has made bail and has been released from the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility in The Dalles where he has been held for the past three months on first-degree sexual abuse charges.
A driver narrowly missed a potentially serious injury Friday morning after a tree fell across Whiskey Creek Road and struck his vehicle.
To the great relief of travelers and Columbia River Gorge businesses, all lanes of Interstate 84 opened Monday afternoon following the cleanup of a weather-related landslide that forced the closure of the freeway’s eastbound lanes for several days.
During the evening of Feb. 12, Hood River County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisting with traffic control on Interstate 84 after a landslide closed eastbound lanes at milepost 61.
Locals, visitors find ways around the slide
The closure of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 has caused an odd situation for the residents of Mitchell Point Drive.
That Hood River Bridge’s lift span appears to be in good condition following a routine mechanical and electrical inspection on Tuesday by engineers contracted by the Port of Hood River.
Both eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 will likely remain closed throughout the weekend after a landslide sent down 2,000 cubic yards of rock across the freeway Wednesday about a mile west of Hood River at milepost 61.
Fined for violating stormwater permit
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a $5,365 civil penalty to Mount Hood Railroad Company for failing to monitor pollutant levels in the rail line’s stormwater — a violation of the company’s stormwater discharge permit.
First the snowfall, now the melt.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is set to begin a $1 million repair project next month to fix cracks that were found in the Interstate 84 overpass near the Mosier exit last year.
The nation’s largest cellular phone provider is looking to install a 100-foot-high cell tower in a field off Multnomah Road, which the company says is necessary to improve cell coverage for its customers in the Hood River Valley.
Power company, tow owner offer safety and prevention tips for snow and ice
With a state-high snowfall in Parkdale and up to 10 inches in Hood River, January’s question “where’s our winter?” got a resounding answer Thursday.
When the federal sequester budget cuts went into effect March 1 of last year, they impacted some of the most vulnerable families in the nation.
With the exception of the Westside Community Trail, Barrett Park has remained largely undeveloped as Hood River County Parks and Recreation has fought and continually lost battles to develop public recreation facilities on the 31.4-acre parcel located on the west side of Hood River.
A conservation group seeking wilderness expansion in the Mount Hood National Forest got a mixed response from Hood River County Commissioners last week after asking to a proposal that would designate well over 3,000 acres of national forest in the county as protected wilderness.
People respond with positive and negative feedback on proposed amphitheater
In the Jan. 29 edition of the Hood River News, we ran a story about the DeeTour development: a concert venue proposed for the site of the old Dee lumber mill that is projected to draw upwards of 5,000 people for its larger events.
The Port of Hood River’s meeting room was packed Tuesday night with members of the public who came to weigh in on a proposal to develop a waterfront bike and pedestrian path planned for the west bank of the Nichols Boat Basin.
Local developer planning concert amphitheater at old lumber mill site
Will Dee become the premier outdoor concert venue in the state of Oregon?
Environmental group calls project ‘a significant assault’ on forests
A proposed U.S. Forest Service timber thin west of Parkdale has caught the eye of environmental groups and resulted in an outpouring of public comment from those concerned about the potential impact of the project — officially named “Lava Restoration.”
102-acre area in Dee currently owned by Western Rivers Conservancy
There are plenty of options in the Gorge for a summer swim, but Punchbowl Falls on the West Fork of the Hood River near Dee is a favorite of many.
A Hood River man is facing two felony and three misdemeanor charges after allegedly raping an underage girl in Hood River County Jan. 19.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley was in Hood River Tuesday morning as part of keeping his 2008 promise of holding a town hall meeting in each of Oregon’s 36 counties every year.
With Martin Luther King’s legacy in mind, a diverse group of community members spent part of Monday afternoon in service at a place that definitely can use volunteer help: FISH food bank.
Marking the beginning of an end to nearly three decades of restoration efforts, the Oregon Department of Transportation is poised to start physical work this spring on reconnecting the final portions of the Historic Columbia River Highway.
Repairs to restore the Bridge of the Gods’ 40-ton weight limit were completed last month and big trucks and buses are now back on the bridge, shuttling people and supplies up and down the Columbia River Gorge.
A tool shed on the west side of Hood River was reduced to little more than a pile of charred wood following a fire that quickly ripped through the structure Wednesday morning.
Hood River may get a lot of attention, but the unincorporated community of Odell is also a happening place. Though it is not an incorporated city like Hood River, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, Odell has 2,225 residents — twice as many as Cascade Locks, which is the only other incorporated city in Hood River County. Odell is also a relatively young community as well, with approximately a third of its population 18 years of age or younger.
Wet and windy weather brings much-needed mountain snow
Storm packs If you were one of the well-over-1,000 people who lost power Saturday morning, you can blame Mother Nature.
It’s been almost 25 years since the U.S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Washington Department of Ecology entered into an agreement to clean up the Hanford Site — widely considered to be the most contaminated nuclear site in the nation.
A 45-year-old Rainier man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly cutting and stealing a number of cables between the Wyeth weigh station and the Union Pacific rail line located approximately 10 miles west of Hood River off Interstate 84.
‘Get this stuff done’
On Aug. 19, 2009, Duane Allen Reineccius was temporarily released from the Northern Oregon Correctional Facility for a dentist appointmentwhile serving time for a probation violation on a DUII charge.
Icy roads send semi over the edge
A steep grade and slick road conditions caused a semi-trailer to go over an embankment along Highway 35 Wednesday morning and narrowly miss taking a plunge into the icy East Fork of the Hood River.
Hospital institutes With H1N1 flu cases on the rise in the state of Oregon, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital announced Thursday it is instituting new visitor restriction policies in order to help prevent the virus popularly known as “swine flu” from spreading throughout the hospital.
Sheriff deputies receive lifesaving award for July river rescue
On July 4, 2013, two men and a dog hung onto dear life and the keel of their sailboat as it capsized in the Hood River Marina and began to float downstream on the current of the mighty Columbia River.
Hood River resident treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds in incident
A local man is behind bars after allegedly shooting and injuring a teenage woman at his residence Friday evening.
A Hood River man has been charged with sexual abuse and attempted sexual abuse after being accused of inappropriately touching and attempting to touch underage girls.
73-year-old faces 14 counts of first-degree sexual abuse
Local business owner Kenneth Gordon Lolley is facing more child sexual abuse charges after an investigation determined he may have inappropriately touched the private parts of another underage girl.
A Hood River man has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree attempted robbery following a heist at the U.S. Bank branch on the Heights in September.
American Tower Corporation has chosen not to appeal a Hood River County Planning Commission decision that denied the company a permit to build a cellphone tower on the west side of Hood River.
For those who have been displaced from their homes following a domestic violence incident, the holidays can be an especially difficult and traumatic time of year.
Hood River County has accepted the offers of two bidders interested in purchasing all of the county’s nearly 19,000 acres of Eastern Oregon timberland it has owned since 2002.