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Columbia Gorge Weather

Winter Weather Advisory

Issued:
2:23 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
10:00 AM PST on January 17, 2019

Air Stagnation Advisory

Issued:
9:43 AM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
7:00 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Overcast
Currently
36°
Overcast
Snow
Wednesday 90%
High 37° / Low 32°
Snow
Chance of Rain
Thursday 50%
High 38° / Low 34°
Chance of Rain
Rain
Friday 100%
High 42° / Low 37°
Rain

HR County Moves Closer To Prepared Food & Beverage Tax Vote

Hood River County Commissioners moved closed to putting a prepared food and beverage tax on the May ballot to help deal with the County’s revenue shortfall, telling staff to prepare an ordinance with a five percent tax rate.  County Administrator Jeff Hecksel says they settled on five areas where funds generated from a prepared food and beverage tax would go, and they are all services that tourists use:  recreational response and search and rescue, environmental health (restaurant and lodging), parks buildings and grounds, recreational trails, and roads.  Commissioners should get a draft ordinance for a prepared food and beverage tax to examine at their January 22 meeting.  More discussion remains on a possible local option levy, as Commissioners continue to seek consensus on a rate and what monies generated would be used for.