Issues

Multnomah Drive - Another cell tower proposal cometh

[February 20th, 2014]

Cell Tower Proposal off Multnomah Drive

Odell Urban Unincorporated Community

[February 14th, 2014]

Upcoming public meeting March 20th, Thursday. 6:30-8:30 pm at the Wy'east Middle School Cafeteria, 3000 Wy'east Road, Odell

Dee Tour Amphitheater

[February 5th, 2014]

Large Scale Concert Proposal Draws Big Reaction

The Latest from 1000 Friends of Oregon

[May 15th, 2012]

1000 Friends Latest

Wind Power in the Gorge

[May 28th, 2010]

Today at least two wind projects that would impact the Hood River Valley are in some phase of development.

DEIS released for Whistling Ridge

[May 28th, 2010]

The project would be highly visible from the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and the west side of the Hood River Valley. The proposed project area is within a designated “Northern Spotted Owl Special Emphasis Area” and adjacent to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Middle Mountain voted down

[May 28th, 2010]

After reviewing economic reports for the proposed Middle Mountain wind project, the Hood River County Commission unanimously voted against pursuing the project any further.

HRVRC Hosts Wind Forum

[May 28th, 2010]

HRVRC & CGEC hosted the Hood River Wind Forum on Thursday, May 13 at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. Attended by nearly 100 people the forum offered perspectives from five panelist, Q & A with audience, and an opportunity for citizens to make 2ish minute comments.

Mount Hood Wilderness Protection

[April 23rd, 2010]

The Omnibus lands package, a package of nearly 170 separate bills, was voted on by the US House and passed 285-140. This great news initiates the longstanding proposed land trade on the north side of Mount Hood.

HRVRC: Advocating for Options

[April 23rd, 2010]

Transportation Options

New Volunteer Options

[February 19th, 2010]

HRVRC needs volunteer for a variety of positions, both short and long term. Choose from ongoing volunteer positions, Hood River Harvest Ride positions and HRVRC's new adopt-a-highway program.

Middle Mountain wind project

[December 28th, 2009]

HRVRC "letter to the editor" regarding the Middle Mountain wind project.

Hood River Bridge

[December 26th, 2009]

The report, "Non-Motorized Crossing Alternatives at the Hood River Bridge" is being used by a working group to further the first recommendation: establish a fixed route transit service between Hood River, Bingen and White Salmon.

Land Use Class Draws Nearly 40

[November 6th, 2009]

How does Oregon’s land use planning system work? This was the fundamental question for a class held on November 6th 2009. Organized by HRVRC with funding from the McGraw Family Foundation, nearly 40 attendees attended the six-hour class taught by Mitch Rohse, a planning consultant with 30+ years of experience.

Citizen Involvement

[November 6th, 2009]

Through relevant and timely educational opportunities, we believe citizens will increase their effectiveness, increasing the opportunity to positively impact Hood River Valley and Oregon's future.

Wireless Communication Ordinance, take II

[June 30th, 2009]

HRVRC has been working with HR County to develop an ordinance regarding cell towers. The goal of that ordinance is to provide a process and standards for the construction, modification and removal of wireless communications facilities (WCF’s) while protecting public health and safety and the scenic quality of unincorporated Hood River County; and at the same time encouraging the managed development of needed wireless communication facilities. Second meeting is July 8, 2009.

HR Airport Master Plan & connectivity

[May 21st, 2009]

The Hood River Airport Master Plan calls for vacationing Orchard Road (blue), a key safe connector road for bicyclist.

More cell towers?

[January 1st, 2009]

The lack of standards present in Hood River County to evaluate the location, height and visual impact of new towers is making it extremely difficult to effectively process the continued stream of applications for new towers.

Measure 37 & 49

[December 2nd, 2008]

Measure 37 could have had a profound impact on Oregon's land use system. HRVRC challenged the State of Oregon on its implementation of Measure 37. This lawsuit, however, was dismissed in March 2009.