The Skamania County transit bus is expanding to seven days a week of service from now through October 15. Continue reading “Skamania County Bus Service Expanding” »
A public meeting related to planning for Oregon state parks in the Columbia River Gorge is scheduled for Thursday in Hood River. Continue reading “Parks Meeting Set For Hood River” »
A pair of on-going public works projects in Hood River should be wrapping up soon. Interim City Manager Ross Schulz says the waterline project on the Heights should be wrapped up in early May, including street paving work. And he adds the major portion of State Street work should be finished by the end of May. Curbs and gutters on Oak and Front are getting finished, with sidewalks around Front and State to be done by the end of the week, and the first lift of asphalt paving State will be going in the week of May 19 and be drivable by June 1. Schulz says the second list of asphalt is expected to be done sometime in October, depending on weather conditions. Also there will be some sidewalk and curb work done in the summer that does not impact traffic flow.
Klickitat County officials are trying to sort through a labyrinth of companies to get its new emergency dispatch center in Goldendale fully functioning. Emergency dispatchers are still working out of the County Courthouse, as the connection between the County’s new 9-1-1 center and CenturyLink’s statewide emergency lines still has not been established. County Commissioner Rex Johnston says there are three other companies involved in this process, and County officials are frustrated by the lack of action. Johnston says one problem is a lack of teeth in the contract put together by the state of Washington, which apparently does not include fiscal penalties for work being delayed.
The Dalles swept Pendleton 15-1 and 7-6: Clay Copper went four for four with three doubles and four runs batted in and Zach Keimig went three for three with five RBI to lead the Eagle-Indians to the game one win, while Austin Wilson drove in three runs as The Dalles hung on in the nightcap. Continue reading “April 25-26 Prep Sports Roundup” »
The North Wasco County School District 21 board has approved the recommendation of its High School Mascot Committee, adopting Riverhawks as the mascot for The Dalles High School beginning in 2014-15. Continue reading “D-21 Board Selects Riverhawks As High School Mascot” »
The Northern Wasco County Park and Recreation District is closing in on getting a construction manager and general contractor lined up for the Thompson Park swimming pool project. Continue reading “General Contractor Nears For Pool Project” »
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed into law the reinstatement of the Crop Donation Tax Credit for farmers making donations to food banks and other hunger relief organizations. Continue reading “Crop Donation Tax Credit Reinstated” »
Northwest Cherry Festival weekend has arrived in The Dalles. Continue reading “Cherry Fest Arrives” »
Neely Kirwan has been tabbed to be the Hood River County School District’s new director of curriculum and instruction. Continue reading “HR Schools Name New Curriculum Director” »