It is a busy week for road construction in Hood River, with a number of different locations impacted. North bound traffic on 12th Street will be delayed at the May Street intersection through Friday as handicap ramps are installed on three corners of the intersection. On Belmont Avenue there will be grinding and paving work going on from 16th to 11th through Friday, with traffic control and flaggers there to assist and the potential for 20 minute delays. Tomorrow, 13th Street will be closed at Belmont between seven in the morning and seven in the evening, with southbound traffic diverted to 12th Street at A, making 12th Street a two-way, while eastbound Belmont traffic will be sent to A at 14th.
North Wasco County School District 21’s Budget Committee meets Tuesday evening, and for the first time in a number of years D-21 administrators will be proposing adding staff for 2014-15. Continue reading
A hazardous materials crew was in White Salmon Monday to deal with a spill of at least one gallon of muriatic acid leaking inside a closed box truck in the area of Church Street. Continue reading
Both the cities of The Dalles and Hood River are warning motorists about some street closures this week. Continue reading
A missing Bainbridge, Washington man who attempted to take his own life is being treated at a Portland-area hospital after he was found by officers from Oregon State Police (OSP) and Wasco County Sheriff’s Office Saturday night inside a utility trailer at a rest area along Interstate 84 west of The Dalles. Continue reading
A 60-year-old Anchorage kayaker died Thursday afternoon after being discovered unconscious in the White Salmon River near Husum. According to the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office, rafters tried to revive 60-year-old Robert Rossberg without success. He was taken to Skyline Hospital in White Salmon, where he was declared dead after treatment efforsts. The Sheriff’s Office says Rossberg was an experienced kayaker who had been on the White Salmon River many times. An autopsy has been requested to determine the cause of death. The Sheriff’s Office did not elaborate on how Rossberg was discovered or whether he was kayaking with a group or alone.
We are still a few weeks away from harvest, but there is some optimism surrounding the prospects for this year’s Mid-Columbia cherry crop. Continue reading
Both the cities of The Dalles and Hood River are warning motorists about some street closures next week. Continue reading
Columbia Gorge Community College and Google are teaming up for the 2014 Wind Challenge on Saturday at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Continue reading