News from OneGorge

Surface Transportation Bill Letter to Conference Committee

By |November 18th, 2015|

Many thanks to everyone who helped get this letter, sent to Senators Merkley, Wyden, Cantwell, and Murray in such a short turn-around time this week! We are so happy to report that your quick action resulted in this letter, signed by all of our U.S. Senators to the Conference Committee.
The conference committee live streamed their […]

Regional priorities letter to Congressman Greg Walden

By |September 11th, 2015|

Many thanks to U.S. Congressman Greg Walden for meeting with OneGorge participants and requesting this letter, detailing near term and longer term priorities in our region that he, along with his colleagues throughout the Northwest, could work toward. Thank you to all of the OneGorge participants that, over the course of the past four months, […]

Heavy Haul Trucking on WA SR 14 – Letter to Senator King

By |June 11th, 2015|

City of Stevenson City Manager Nick Hogan brought this issue to the attention of the OneGorge Advocacy group, resulting in this letter, sent to Washington Senator Curtis King. Senator King is the current chair of the Washington State Transportation Commission.

The Issue:

Oregon charges heavy trucks a weight-mile tax. Washington charges a fuel tax. By fueling up […]

City of Cascade Locks Nestle Fact Sheet

By |May 18th, 2015|

Cascade Locks City Manager Gordon Zimmerman recommends review of this Fact Sheet developed to address questions raised by concerned citizens and groups interested in the project. OneGorge has no position on the project. The information here is provided by the City of Cascade Locks as a service to the community. For more information, contact:

City of Cascade […]

Signed! Letter in Support of Bi-State Recognition of EMS Certifications

By |April 20th, 2015|

Signed and sent to Oregon Senator Chuck Thomsen – this letter – in support of bi-state recognition of EMS and paramedic certifications. Thank you Port of Cascade Locks Interim General Manager Paul Koch for bringing the issue to Senator Thomsen and prompting this advocacy action. The effort has resulted in Oregon SB960, scheduled for a hearing […]

Signed! Letter of support for Pacific Northwest Manufacturing Partnership ICMP designation

By |March 25th, 2015|

Signed and sent to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker – this letter – in support of the application for designation as an Advanced Materials Sciences for Advanced Manufacturing Community through the EDA’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership initiative submitted by the Pacific Northwest Manufacturing Partnership. Thank you to all participants that signed the […]

Signed! Letter of Support for Mt. Hood License Plate

By |March 23rd, 2015|

Signed and sent to Oregon Representative Mark Johnson this morning – this letter – signed by various participants of OneGorge.

Oregon HB 3027 establishes a new vehicle registration plate featuring the image of Mount Hood. According to a letter from Rep. Johnson, profits from sales of the license plates would be administered through a grant program, outlined […]

Signed! Letter of support for new overpass to Bingen Point

By |March 17th, 2015|

Signed and in the mail today to Washington Representative Gina McCabe, Representative Norm Johnson, and Senator Curtis King – a letter of support for the development of a new overpass to Bingen Point and retention of all existing crossings in the Bingen area.Thank you to all OneGorge participants that signed the letter on behalf of […]

A Gorge(ous) Night Out

By |March 11th, 2015|

On behalf of Representative Mark Johnson, Representative John Huffman and Senator Chuck Thomsen: 

Join us for our 2nd annual reception highlighting the beautiful Columbia River Gorge region. As a national scenic area, the Gorge region has become host to diverse economies and communities that make it a wonderful place to live. Come enjoy a brief presentation […]

Come to the Gorge: Economic Flow Video

By |March 11th, 2015|

Offered as a promotional resource to OneGorge participants, this video features many regional leaders and their partners promoting the economic opportunities and support present here in the Columbia River Gorge. This video was made possible by grants from the Oregon Investment Board and the Washington Investment Board. A Laughing Deva Production, E. Michael Friend and […]

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