News for Tuesday, May 22, 2018




Four unaccounted for in Monday crash into Selway River

Emergency response personnel continue to search for four people unaccounted for following a Monday morning vehicle accident into the Selway River As of press time Tuesday, May 22, the names of the victims had not been released, pending notification of all families of those involved.

May 22, 2018 5:18 p.m. read more..

Veterans respond to assist with flood relief

After 10 days of flooding and response from multiple agencies along with local organizations and community volunteers, the Northeast Washington Interagency Management Team (IMT) is turning over monitoring of the situation to Okanogan County’s Department of Emergency Management and individual cities along Okanogan River.

May 22, 2018 4:37 p.m. read more..

Searching for memories

No stranger to road-trips, local author Teresa Bruce recommends ditching the overly-convenient GPS and going for big, crinkled fold-out maps instead. Though she currently lives in Washington, D.C., Bruce came home last week to visit family that still lives in Maupin and stopped by Klindt’s on May 14 to talk about her memoir, “The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan-American Highway.”

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Progress made on county plan

Wasco County made progress on updating its comprehensive land use plan last week as the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved amendments on the plan’s first two chapters at a May 17 hearing.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Cherry fruit fly emerges in area

The first capture of the western cherry fruit fly occurred at the Oregon State University (OSU) Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) station in Hood River May 20, one day later than the OSU model predicted, according to Ashley Thompson, Assistant Professor of Horticulture at OSU.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TDCC golfers storm back for match play win

Back-and-forth they went, as The Dalles Country Club and Goldendale, Wash. Golf Club went toe-to-toe over two days on May 8-9 to determine the winner of the inaugural Columbia Gorge Championship Cup.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Crush nets second at West Linn

Riding high off a tournament victory two weeks ago in Newberg, The 10U Cherry City Crush moved their record to 11-4 overall following a 4-1 runner-up performance this past Sunday in a two-day softball tournament in West Linn.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Huskies lose BMC title game

The No. 6-ranked Sherman Huskies had their 12-game winning streak snapped after a 4-1 loss to Pilot Rock in the Blue Mountain Conference district championships Friday at Bob White Field in Pendleton.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Documentary marks 50th anniversary of mountain climb

TELLURIDE, Colo. - Telluride Mountainfilm will host the world premier this weekend of “Return to Mount Kennedy,” a documentary film chronicling an expedition to the mountain by sons of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and mountain climber Jim Whittaker.

May 22, 2018 1:12 p.m. read more..

Ethics board dismisses Kretz case

The Legislative Ethics Board has determined Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, did not violate ethics rules by criticizing research by a Washington State University wolf expert.

May 22, 2018 12:45 p.m. read more..

Judge upholds $36.6 million Eagle Creek restitution

In a six-page ruling, Circuit Court Judge John A. Olson on Monday upheld all but a fraction of the $36.6 million in restitution requested by the Hood River County District Attorney’s Office that a Vancouver youth pay for damages in the September 2017 Eagle Creek fire.

May 22, 2018 12:22 p.m. read more..

Blakeney honored for small business work

Lewis Blakeney, a certified business adviser with the Washington Small Business Development Center, was named the network’s 2018 “star performer” for his work with small business owners in north central Washington.

May 22, 2018 12:20 p.m. read more..