Transit programs celebrate expanded Gorge services

A “transportation celebration” happened at Hood River’s new bus stop at the waterfront Saturday, as a small crowd enjoyed coffee, donuts and some banjo tunes from Mayor Paul Blackburn, all as a way to bring attention to a variety of transportation links available in the Gorge. Read more...

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Nubia Contreras joins Radio Tierra board

Radio Tierra, the local Spanish/English community radio station, said in a press release that Nubia Contreras is the newest member of its board of directors. Contreras began her term June 1 and will serve for three years.

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Pet of the Week: Daisy is a charmer

Volunteers at Hood River Adopt A Dog have chosen Daisy as their adoptable pet of the week and can’t sing enough praise about this tiny seven pound, 7-year-old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix from the Okanogan.

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‘Vino & Fido’ June 24

Join Hood River Adopt A Dog from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 for food, fun and games — for both humans and dogs — at Wy’east Vineyards, Hood River.

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‘We need to be more of a partner with fire’

Fire season is back in Oregon. Too soon, it seems, for residents still recovering from last year’s devastating Eagle Creek fire. That fire, first reported Sept. 2, 2017, after a teen set off fireworks during a burn-ban, burned 50,000 acres in the 90 days it ran loose and though it has been fully contained, has yet to be completely extinguished.

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Local field athlete breaks Masters shot put record

Early this month, local Masters track and field athlete Jim Patterson, who works for the county of Hood River, set a new men’s 55-59 age group shot put record (American) with a distance of 16.23 meters (53-5) at the Seattle Parks and Recreation USATF-sanctioned meet.

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Gorge Sinfonietta '1812 Overture' finale
Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s “By Request” concerts May 18 and 20 at Wy’East Middle School Performing Arts Center featured Gorge Sinfonietta with mountain dulcimer virtuoso Stephen Seifert of Nashville performing music director and conductor Mark Steighner’s debut of Concerto #2 for Mountain Dulcimer and Orchestra. In the video, watch as the orchestra provides an usual twist: at intermission, concertgoers were issued paper bags and prior to the concert finale, Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture”, Steighner gave the audience instructions for inflating and then popping the bags in time for the cascading explosions in the famed “cannon” climax. The final event in the CGOA season is “Chicago: The Musical” opening June 8 at Bingen Theater (

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Yesteryears: Sailboarding big in 1988

Any doubts that sailboarding is having a major economic impact on the Columbia River Gorge should be allayed quickly by the latest regional study on this popular sport, related in draft form Thursday night by a University of Oregon research team

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