kacinews-sm  kacifm-sm  kihr-sm  kcgb-sm  kmsw-sm

Local News

November 4 Prep Sports Roundup

Oregon Class 5-A Girls Soccer Tournament

First Round

Hood River Valley 1, Ashland 0 (penalty kicks):  After 100 minutes of scoreless play, Hood River Valley won the penalty kick shootout 4-3 to advance in the state tournament.  Ashland actually led the shootout 3-2, but HRV goalkeeper Vanessa Silva made back to back saves, while Jenissa Ramirez and YaYa Chavarria convered to give the Eagles the win.  HRV advances to meet top seed and three-time defending champion Summit on Saturday in Bend.


Thursday Schedule

Oregon Class 5-A High School Water Polo Tournament at Corvallis

First Round


Hood River Valley vs. Madras, 1:40 p.m.



Hood River Valley vs. Bend, 6:20 p.m.

LIEAP Program Enrolling Seniors And Disabled

Mid-Columbia Community Action is taking applications from eligible seniors and people with disabilities in Wasco, Hood River, and Sherman counties for this winter’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program.  Community Action Executive Director Jim Slusher says they recently sent out letters informing those eligible that sign ups have begun, and they are still taking appointments to continue that process.  Application appointments for the general public will not be taken until December 1.  For more information call Community Action in The Dalles at 541-298-5131 or in Hood River at 541-386-4027.

Fire Damages Home

Fire severely damaged a home on 8th and Liberty in The Dalles on Tuesday night.  Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue Chief Bob Palmer says the single story family dwelling was 50 percent involved in the fire when crews arrived just after 8:20 p.m.  He says investigators found the family had just finished using a small table top grill to cook dinner, and afterwards some burning fat apparently dripped off and got on to some combustibles which caught fire, and then the small propane bottle attached to the grill blew up, fueling the fire even further.  The family got out of the home safely.  Dallesport fire crews assisted MCFR firefighters in responding to the situation.

Hood River Bridge Damage Investigation Continues

Port of Hood River Commissioners received an update on the investigation into the damage caused by the apparent striking of the lift span pier on the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge sometime in early October.  Port Executive Director Michael McElwee says engineers are currently analyzing data from inspections last week to determine if the lift towers are out of alignment.  Next week climbers will do hands-on inspections of the lift span and tower steel.  Investigators believe the impact likely happened at night between September 30 and October 11, and anyone who may have felt a shake on the bridge or saw something unusual on the water during that time period is asked to call the Port of Hood River.

November 3 High School Sports Roundup

Oregon Class 5-A Boys Soccer Tournament

First Round

Hood River Valley 1, Silverton 0:  Noe Magana scored the game’s only goal in the 39th minute to advance the defending state champions into the quarter-final round.  The Eagles had the run of play for most of the game, but could not finish a number of chances.  HRV will host Bend on Saturday in the quarters.  Bend was a 3-0 winner over Putnam yesterday, and were the Intermountain Conference champions.


SCAC Volleyball Tournament

First Round

Columbia (Burbank) def. Goldendale 25-21, 18-25, 25-21, 25-11:  The Timberwolves will play Connell in a loser-out match on Saturday at Highland.


Wednesday Schedule

Oregon Class 5-A Girls Soccer Tournament

First Round

Ashland at Hood River Valley, 6 p.m.

Klickitat County Election Results

Count as of the end of Tuesday night, next count to be released Wednesday at 5 p.m.

White Salmon Mayor

David Poucher   200

Bill Werst             112


Goldendale City Council Pos. 1

Andy Halm          281

Arletta Parton   129


Central Klickitat County Parks and Rec District #1 Pos. 5

Ray LaFond         607

John Bright         383


Rural Fire District #7 Pos. 1

Jane Lee              391

Eric Pineda          215


Wishram School Board Pos. 2

Detmar “Dets” McCullough  23

Peter Leon                                   7


Centerville School Board Pos. 1

David Strait         60

Tony Sarsfield    47


Centerville School Board Pos. 4

Kelsey Hanning 54

John Garner       47


Goldendale School Board Pos. 1

Beth Schroder   660

Carl Conroy         442


Goldendale School Board Pos. 3

Deborah Hart     715

Rick Johnson      357


Lyle School Board Pos. 1

Adrian Bradford                146

Cindy Martin      97

Bracken Kruger  83

Skamania County Election Results

Count as of the end of Tuesday night, next vote count to be released Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Stevenson City Council Pos. 4

Jennifer Collins Taylor    140

Scott Anderson                                 134


Stevenson City Council Pos. 5

Mark Peterson                  134

Glenn Morris                     128


North Bonneville City Council Pos. 3

Carrie Gwynne                  101

Michael Baker                   58


North Bonneville City Council Pos. 4

Brian Sabo                           107

Craig Forster                      67


North Bonneville City Council Pos. 5

Judie Whitcomb               105

Michael Hamilton             75


Stevenson/Carson School District Board Pos. 5

Brad Liedtke                       554

Jean Foster                         471


Stevenson/Carson School District Maintenance and Operations Levy

Yes                                         690

No                                          528


Skamania School District Board Pos. 4

Leslie Robb                         99

James Kennedy                                24


Port of Skamania County Board Pos. 1

Kevin Waters                     708

Fran Breeding                    531


Port of Skamania County Board Pos. 3

Todd Kingston                   657

Keith Chamberlain           532


Scenic Area Eligibility For Transportation Funding Gets House Approval

The U.S. House Tuesday passed a bipartisan proposal offered by Oregon Congressmen Greg Walden and Earl Blumenauer and Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler to make transportation projects in national scenic areas eligible for federal grants.  In a floor speech in support of the amendment attached to a long-term transportation bill, Walden said the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area has a strong need for regional transportation planning and improvement to major transportation elements, particularly the Hood River Interstate Bridge and the Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks.  Herrera Beutler added that when the Bridge of the Gods had to undergo repairs in 2013, one of the largest employers in Skamania County had to relocate part of their operations just to transport their goods across the river, and the safety of residents was impacted because large emergency vehicles could not cross the bridge.

Application For New Google Facility Approved

The Dalles Planning Department has approved construction of a new data storage warehouse for Google in the Columbia Gorge Industrial Center.  The application submitted by Design LLC for the four-story building with parking and accessory buildings received administrative approval.  There were 14 conditions placed on the approval, including requirements to submit landscaping and lighting plans.  There is a ten-day appeal period on the decision.  During the summer, Google negotiated an enterprise zone tax abatement agreement with both the City and Wasco County for its third data storage facility in The Dalles.

The Dalles Art Auction Saturday

The Dalles Art Association’s annual art auction will take place this Saturday evening in  The Dalles Civic Auditorium.  It’s the 58th annual event, and Carmen Toll of The Dalles Art Center says the proceeds go towards their operations that she points out receives no kind of government funding.  Over 60 pieces of art will be up for auction, along with various packages and items.  This year’s auction theme is “Artini,” with doors opening at 6 p.m. Saturday and a sit-down dinner by Baldwin Saloon owner Mark Linebarger starting at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $45, and they are available at The Dalles Art Center or at Klindt’s Booksellers.




Columbia River Weather

Air Stagnation Advisory

2:49 PM PST on February 08, 2016
10:00 AM PST on February 13, 2016
Tuesday 0%
High 56° / Low 37°
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 0%
High 58° / Low 43°
Chance of Rain
Thursday 30%
High 60° / Low 44°