2/20 Klickitat County Commissioners meeting
Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer issued two press releases in conjunction with his report to to county commissioners at their meeting yesterday. The first concerns the case of Hannah Walker, a young woman whose body was found last October in Trout Lake Creek. Though the family believes her death was a homicide, Songer had this response:
Multiple agencies respond to rollover crash
LYLE — Lyle Fire & Rescue District No. 4 responded to a four-wheeler rollover off Pitman Road, Lyle, on Feb. 13. Lyle, Dallesport, Klickitat County Search and Rescue, Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office and Bingen Fire Department also responded. “Local landowners helped with gaining access to the patient from...
DRIVER ARRESTED FOR POSSESION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE
On February 20th, 2024, Skamania County Deputies responded to an assault in the City of Stevenson. After the investigation, it was determined the suspect had thrown a license plate at the victim. The involved license plate was checked by deputies on scene, and it returned to a stolen Audi Q5 blue in color out of Portland, OR. On February 18th, 2024, A citizen made Deputies aware of a blue Audi Q5 in the Carson, WA area that was possibly associated with the sale of narcotics. After the incident on February 20th, Deputies checked the Carson, WA area for the blue Audi. The vehicle was located at the Carson Springs Apartments, with switched plates. A check of the VIN number confirmed it was the stolen Audi associated with the recovered license plate in Stevenson. Deputies set up surveillance on the stolen Audi with the intent of catching the person possessing the stolen vehicle. A short time later the stolen Audi was observed leaving the Carson Springs Apartments. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the area of Brooks Rd. The driver, Tasha Wilson of Carson, was arrested and booked into the Skamania County Jail for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. The vehicle was seized pending a search warrant. This investigation is on-going, and more charges/arrests could be made. The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizens who provided the information to Deputies. If you suspect drug or other criminal activity in your area, you may report it on our website skamaniasheriff.com.
History Mystery: Feb. 21, 2024
Last week’s aerial of Dallesport, included above, was recognized by an online commenter, who noted the airport would be just at the bottom left. Another historian suggested a Maryhill location before closure of The Dalles Dam. The photo, from The Dalles Chronicle’s archive, was labeled “Dallesport gardens aerial, June 1968.”
On June 9, 2013, 19-year-old Maureen Kelly was last seen heading into the woods in Washington
In the serene expanse of Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington, the mysterious vanishing of 19-year-old Maureen Leianuhea Kelly has left many unanswered questions. On June 9, 2013, Maureen embarked on what she termed a "spiritual quest" at Canyon Creek Campground, leaving her clothes and stepping into the wilderness with nothing but a fanny pack.
The Dalles awards contract for E. 12th Street sidewalk, stormwater project
THE DALLES — On Feb. 12, at their regular meeting, The Dalles City Council voted to award an engineering services contract for the design of the E. 12th Street Storm and Sidewalks Improvement Project. Under the project, improvements will be made to the stormwater collection and sidewalk systems along...
Water main replacement to close Union alleys
THE DALLES — On Wednesday February 21, City of The Dalles Public Works will be begin work on replacement and upgrade of a water main in the alley between 2nd St. and 3rd St., as well as the alley between Union St. and Liberty St. Phase 1: On Wednesday...
Experience Authentic Italian Cuisine at These Five Hood River Restaurants
This article presents a curated list of five top-notch Italian restaurants located in Hood River. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments? If yes, we would love to hear about your experience! Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Entertainment Update: Week of Feb. 21, 2024
Entertainment update is a listing of live performances happening in our communities. Submit entries to Alana Lackner at email@example.com, or call 541-296-2141 ext. 115. Entries are published as space permits. Events at Working Hands.
Port of Hood River negotiates for Lot 1
HOOD RIVER — On Feb. 7, the Port of Hood River Commission met to discuss the development of the port's largest remaining undeveloped parcel: Lot 1. Executive Director Kevin Greenwood commented on the port’s negotiations with WSP for professional services related to Lot 1 project management. “We’re getting...
Spicing It Up in The Dalles: 3 Indian Restaurants to Elevate Your Taste Buds
In this article, we explore three exceptional Indian restaurants in The Dalles. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we kindly invite you to share your experiences in the comments section below:
WAGAP provides conflict resolution for landlords, tenants
KLICKITAT AND SKAMANIA CO. — Ben Noble is on a mission to get people talking. His job is to get landlords and tenants to discuss matters that could potentially lead to an eviction and try to help them find common ground and resolve their issues. As the Department Coordinator...
Eagles complete swim season at state meet
The Hood River Valley girls swim team was seventh and the boys ninth at the Feb. 16-17 Class 5A state championships at Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center in Beaverton. Hood River’s girls team scored 12 team points at state, led by the third-place finish of the 400-yard freestyle relay. The team of junior Maya Arndt, freshman Nyxey Heredia, sophomore Delaney Hackett, and junior Sophia Cross edged West Albany for third place in the Saturday final, 3:55.13 to 3:55.82. Cross held off West Albany senior Avery Romey over the final 50 yards; Romey had finished fourth in both the 50 and 100 freestyle races earlier in the meet.
Entertainment roundup for week of Feb. 19, 2024
Entertainment Update is a list of live performances happening in our communities. 'Civic Kids' perform Peter Pan in March; listings for live performances, plays, art classes in The Dalles and Hood River; and everything you didn't know about Leap Year.
Hood River boys place fourth at NWOC district tourney
Hood River Valley junior Connor Farlow finished second and paced the Eagles to a fourth-place finish at the Feb. 16-17 Northwest Oregon Conference boys district wrestling tournament at Wilsonville High. Coach Tony Rolen’s HRV team scored 214 points — including the 21.5 scored by Farlow. Canby won the district team...
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The Dalles boys earn spot in basketball postseason
The Dalles High Riverhawks split two Tri-Valley Conference Class 4A boys basketball games last week to clinch third place in the six-team league and also earn an OSAA play-in round contest on Feb. 24. The winner of the play-in contest advances to the 16-team state playoffs. If The Dalles (6-3...
The Hood River Valley Adult Center hosts luncheon for new kitchen
HOOD RIVER — After raising nearly $350,000, the Hood River Valley Adult Center (HRVAC) held the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for their newly renovated kitchen on Feb. 14. Executive Director Amy Mallett and staff welcomed community residents, including Hood River County Board of Commissioners Chair Jennifer Euwer. Attendees were served lunch and mingled with friends and colleagues. Mallet opened the ceremony by expressing gratitude towards the county commissioners, Rose’s Equipment and Supply company, the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District and the countless other community members who donated to the cause.
Highschool Basketball | 21 February Mohawk Girls Game Notice
The Mohawk Girls Basketball team will have a Playoff game with Trout Lake(Trout Lake, WA) on 21 February, 2024, None. As of now, Mustangs has won 3 games and lost 4 games, and the winning rate is 0.429.
2/20 Goldendale City Council meeting
The biggest part of last night’s Goldendale City Council meeting came with a discussion of tax increment financing by Todd Chase of FCS group. The Redmond, Washington-based company provides rate and financial advice to cities, counties and other public bodies. Tax increment financing takes advantage of the fact that taxes go up every year by taking the increase and putting it into projects that reduce blight or promote growth. This is attractive to many public bodies, because it can be done without having to go for voter approval.