Stories for April 2012

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Monday, April 30

Facts Matter: Cascade Locks leaders discuss obligation to inform public on Nestlé plant

April 28, 2012

April 28, 2012

Gov. Kitzhaber won't stop Nestle' water swap in Cascade Locks

April 28, 2012 Town hosts governor's Regional Solutions team

April 28, 2012 Town hosts governor's Regional Solutions team

Sunday, April 29

Photo of the Day

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Saturday, April 28

Kitzhaber won’t stop Nestlé water swap

Cascade Locks hosts governor’s team

While legal and public protests have been raised against Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife on water access issues for a proposed Nestlé bottling plant, Gov. John Kitzhaber has been called upon by environmental groups to stop ODFW in its tracks.

Flashback: May 5 Firefighters Ball promises roaring good times

The 2012 Hood River Firefighters Ball will be at Columbia Gorge Hotel on May 5 at 6 p.m.

Ballots are in the mail: Nordbye, Hollingsworth vie for District 52

Pumping up the schools and protecting the middle class are priorities in common between the two candidates for their party’s nomination to the Oregon House District 52 seat in the May 15 Primary.

Letter to the Editor for April 28, 2012

Vote for Sewell; Holste for sheriff; Elect Holste; more

Bulldogs best HRV baseball, softball

The Hood River Valley softball team saw another win slip away, and with it, possibly its hopes of a Columbia River Conference league title.

Track teams head into home stretch

With just a few weeks before league meets, Eagles, Hawks turn in solid efforts

Hood River Valley hosted a six-team meet at Henderson Stadium Tuesday, with the main focus being on HRV and Columbia River Conference rival The Dalles-Wahtonka, but with smaller schools Columbia, Dufur, Klickitat and Horizon Christian also getting a chance to show their stuff in open classification competitions.

Once in a lifetime

I ran off the sidelines of the Little League field and back to my car as quick as I could. I wasn’t going to miss this one.

Facts matter: CL leaders discuss obligation to inform public

Near the end of the second official Cascade Locks Joint Committee on Economic Development meeting April 25, a consensus was reached on the importance of ensuring the public had access to the facts on the Nestlé Waters bottling plant proposal.

Naito splits cable park application

Bifurcation will allow planning commission to focus on each element of proposal separately

In the latest in a series of developments, Naito Development and Surround Architecture representative Mark Vanderzanden this week filed a request with the City of Hood River Planning Department to bifurcate the site plan review and conditional use permit application for a proposed hotel, commercial building, parking lot and cable park along the Hood River waterfront.

Young entrepreneurs can earn cash for business idea

Young entrepreneurs have a unique opportunity to tell their story, and maybe earn an investment, on May 22.

Police Log for April 28, 2012 edition

Police Log for April 28, 2012 edition

Pulling weeds and pulling for each other

“I am still smiling ear to ear from a wonderful Waterfront Park weed-pulling Earth Day event!” writes Marge Gale of Hood River.

Sheriff Log for April 28, 2012 edition

Sheriff Log for April 28, 2012 edition

Cash, lumber and guitars: community donates to schools

Many community members in the Hood River County continue to support the school district through donations. Listed below are the donations, grouped by school, that were received from Jan. 25 through March 14.

Ballots are in the mail

Nordbye, Hollingsworth vie for District 52 Democratic nomination

Nordbye, Hollingsworth vie for District 52 Democratic nomination

Friday, April 27

Team efforts speed trail cleanup

April 21, 2012

April 21, 2012

Ben's Babbles: For the loathing of the game

April 21, 2012

April 21, 2012

Eagle girls lacrosse fends off Blues for big win

April 21, 2012

April 21, 2012

Bucks best both HRV diamond squads

April 21, 2012

April 21, 2012

Letters to the Editor for April 21, 2012

Learn about H20, Tiffany has experience, Seeing Pink, more...

Learn about H20, Tiffany has experience, Seeing Pink, more...

Final form Monday for Sheriff, DA candidates

April 21, 2012

April 21, 2012

Editorial: Will you vote?

April 21, 2012

April 21, 2012

Spike strips, SWAT aid in I-84 chase

April 21, 2012

April 21, 2012

Inquisitive trio energizes local education effort on behalf of bees

April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012

Community trail links Westside to downtown

April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012

Columbia Gorge Masters put on a show at short course meet

April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012

Hawks baseball splits with Stanfield, Eagles top Bucks

April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012

Editorial: words to guide a community

April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012

City planning will evaluate cable park proposal

April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012

Letters to the Editor for April 18, 2012

Don't allow cable park, English has broad skills, Tiffany will clean 'closets' more...

Don't allow cable park, English has broad skills, Tiffany will clean 'closets' more...

Thursday, April 26

Editorial: As Blossom arrives, consider the value of local agriculture

April 14, 2012

April 14, 2012

Hood River chinook season starts April 15

April 14, 2012

April 14, 2012

Humanities series celebrates voices less heard

April 14, 2012

April 14, 2012

Another voice: Beware the CAVE people

April 14, 2012

April 14, 2012

Forum sheds light on county's top industry

April 14, 2012

April 14, 2012

Letters to the Editor for April 14, 2012

Aaron is clear choice, prevent child abuse, Please put angel back

Aaron is clear choice, prevent child abuse, Please put angel back

Streets, fire hall spruced up in Cascade Locks spring cleaning

April 14, 2012

April 14, 2012

Ben's Babbles: For the love of the game

April 14, 2012

April 14, 2012

HRV track does well at East County Invitational

April 14, 2012

April 14, 2012

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Wednesday, April 25

Langer named SOOR athlete of month

Hood River Special Olympic Athlete Mariah Langer was chosen Athlete of the Month for SOOR Oregon.

City passes coal train opposition resolution

The City of Hood River is now officially in opposition to coal transport trains running through the city.

Lions grant gives FISH $30,000 for new building

The Hood River Lions Foundation and the Hood River Lions Club have issued a “challenge” grant to everyone in Hood River County. The Foundation and the Club have chosen the construction of the planned FISH Food Bank facility on Tucker Road as a signature project.

Sheriff candidates make cases

Ballots for May 15 primary will be mailed on April 27

The three candidates for Sheriff — Gerry Tiffany, Neal Holste and Matt English — repeated familiar themes in a forum Monday, but each took steps to distinguish himself from his opponents.

DA race: Sewell, Aaron trade barbs

The tone took two definite directions in Monday’s campaign forum featuring sheriff and district attorney candidates.

Riverside celebrates centennial

Built in 1912 at a cost of $20,000, Riverside Church is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its church building.

Local conservation leads to model for new ‘app’

Ever wondered how your energy consumption compares to others’? Curious how the neighbors’ behavior might affect yours?

Speech pair takes state, off to nationals

Two Hood River Valley High School juniors have once again proven their prowess in the fine art of debate. Their category? Public forum. Their topic? Federally mandated childhood vaccinations.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Tyler’s tunes prompts me to rebuild the music

A few weeks ago, I wrote a story about a missing hard drive and the possibility that packrats had stolen it from me. Seems like everywhere I went after that, people asked me, “Well, did you find the rat?”

Letter to the Editor for April 25, 2012

Bike or walk to school, support poeple of CL, keep 'water independence,' more

Death Notice: James Smith

James Smith

Photos sought for HRVHS all-night grad party

The Senior All-Night Party Committee for the Class of 2012 would like to remind parents of graduating seniors that if they have not already done so, to please turn in the student’s permission slip and $35 fee.

Eagle teams looking for improvement against Hermiston

Both the Hood River softball and baseball teams came away from their Columbia River Conference league series against Pendleton with one win.

College track prepping for conference championships

The college track and field season is entering its final weeks with athletes looking to make their mark and qualify for league championship meets. In that mix are several former Hood River Valley competitors.

Bergstrom’s eight wins highlight HRVST ‘Eggstravaganza’ action

The Hood River Valley Swim Team sent eight swimmers to Astoria for the “Eggstravaganza” swim meet April 14-15. Highlights for HRVST included Per Bergstrom winning every event he entered as well as event wins from Adam Burke, Allison Burke, Jamie Robinson and Charles Sutherland.

Volcanic Bottle Shoppe expands

12th Street business highlights energy on Heights

Abe Stevens and Amanda Goeke opened Volcanic Bottle Shoppe about two years ago, at a time when opening a new business was even riskier than usual.

Business Notes April 25, 2012

Gorge Wineries pour in Seattle; Care Center offers hospice rooms; 'Capture the Sun' starts May 1; CL Revitalization Committee meets; Career Fair seeks volunteers

First Book makes grants

Public can help program May 4

First Book-Hood River County recently awarded six book grants for a total of 1,590 books to be distributed by local organizations to children in the community.

LIBRARY NOTES: A very merry month of May at library

It’s going to be a merry month of May at your local library, with two fun-filled fundraising events coming up.

At Hood River Reads finale: The journey

Cardboard boxes were a constant in Francisco Jiménez’s childhood. The author of this year’s book selection for Hood River County Reads, “The Circuit,” told a large audience Monday evening that the boxes represented the fragile and unstable life of a migrant family.

Hinman honored for child advocacy work

Attorney Jennifer Hinman of The Dalles was presented with the Juvenile Advocacy Award at a Juvenile Continuing Legal Education event in Portland.

The Dalles Dam reopens to public

Beginning May 4, The Dalles Dam Visitor Center will be open to the public Friday through Sunday. The weekend schedule continues until June 15, when the visitor center opens daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to visitors.

New art show shines

Sunshine and flowers outside complemented glass art and watercolors inside during last weekend’s first Art in the Gorge show at Columbia Gorge Hotel.

New Horizons: Hood River native learns life lessons with World Kayak Academy

Nick Dancer, a sophomore in high school, checked in recently to give an update on his experience with the Trout Lake-based World Class Kayak Academy. The student kayakers and teachers were in transition from an extended trip in China to the West Coast of the U.S., where they will spend the rest of the school year paddling and studying.

‘Nice Triathlon’ and other French delights

HRVHS students enjoy spring break trip to Paris and south of France

This spring break, a group of sophomore, junior and senior students from Jennifer Stevens’ French classes at Hood River Valley High School embarked on a memorable journey through France. There were 11 kids on the trip and five chaperones, including Stevens and Heidi Mudry, also a French-speaking teacher at HRVHS.

Tuesday, April 24

Death notice: James Smith

April 25, 2012

April 25, 2012

A special concert announcement from Maryhill Winery & Amphitheater

April 25, 2012

April 25, 2012

April 25 Entertainment Update

April 25, 2012

April 25, 2012

Tyler’s tunes prompts me to rebuild the music library

April 25, 2012

April 25, 2012

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Monday, April 23

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Saturday, April 21

Death Notice: Lola Springer

Lola Marie Springer, 76, passed away in Hood River, Ore., on April 18, 2012. Lola was born May 1, 1935.

May is national bike and walk to school month

National Walk and Bike to School Month this May provides a great opportunity to show children how fun it can be to practice good habits that are healthy for both themselves and the environment.

‘Gorge Soup’ looks for kids’ business ideas

Young entrepreneurs asked to apply to share their proposals, for possible cash reward

Young entrepreneurs have a unique opportunity to tell their story, and maybe earn an investment, on May 22.

POLICE LOG for April 21, 2012 edition

POLICE LOG for April 21, 2012 edition

HRV track gets rolling with wins at Sandy Invite, three team dual

The HRV girls track team took fourth out of nine teams at the Sandy Invitational last Saturday and then competed in a dual meet against Reynolds and Barlow at Barlow on Tuesday.

For the loathing of the game

Eric Wedge didn’t listen.

Eagle girls lax fends off Blues for big win

One day after a loss to perennial power Lincoln, the HRV girls lacrosse team bounced back with its biggest win of the season.

SHERIFF LOG for April 21, 2012 edition

SHERIFF LOG for April 21, 2012 edition

Final forum Monday for Sheriff, DA candidates

Meet candidates, ask questions before May 15 Primary Election

Monday brings the last scheduled public forum before ballots go out for the May 15 Primary Election.

Spike strips and SWAT aid in I-84 high-speed chase

Beginning at 8:16 a.m. on April 19, a high-speed chase took flight on I-84 eastbound, starting with a pickup ramming another vehicle from behind at milepost 57, just west of Hood River.

Rep. Walden announces student art competition

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., announced that the 2012 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” is now open to high school students throughout Oregon’s Second Congressional District, which includes central, southern and eastern Oregon.

History Museum seeks input on coming exhibits

The History Museum of Hood River County invites the community to participate in some input meetings for new museum exhibits.

GREEN WAYS: Discussion group seeks sustainable solutions

Waste not, want not: This is becoming the mantra for a growing number of businesses in the Gorge food service industry, as became even more apparent in “Sustainable Systems at Work,” a recent discussion series designed by the Northwest Earth Institute and spearheaded by the Gorge Owned Business Network.

Letter to the Editor for April 21 2012

Learn about H2O, Elect Tiffany, Tiffany has experience, more

Lights, camera, action

Small-town productions garner broader audiences

A bluegrass/rap montage about home brewing and a middle-aged drama set in a large home overlooking downtown: What do they have in common? On the surface, not a whole lot. In fact, it’s a stretch to even introduce the two in the same story.

Sinfonietta promises musical adventure

The final weekend of Blossom Festival will provide local and visiting families a special musical treat to enjoy.

Sold-out Gorge Grown conference connects area farmers and buyers

At Monday’s sold-out Gorge Grown Food and Farm Connection event, 200 farmers, chefs and buyers from the Gorge and Portland congregated to learn from each other and even speed-date in a networking frenzy.

Team effort speeds cleanup

County Forestry, trail stewards, volunteer groups collaborate on post-storm Post Canyon cleanup

Although volunteers have already done hundreds of hours’ worth of trail cleanup, the picture still isn’t pretty.

Friday, April 20

Death notice: Lola Springer

April 21, 2012

April 21, 2012

Photo of the day

April 20, 2012

April 20, 2012

High-speed chase on I-84 leads to stand-off and arrest

April 19 incident closes Interstate for hours

April 19 incident closes Interstate for hours

Thursday, April 19

High-speed chase on I-84 leads to stand-off

OSP closes I-84 east of The Dalles April 19

OSP closes I-84 east of The Dalles April 19

Wednesday, April 18

Don't Let This One Slide

April 7, 2012

April 7, 2012

April 18 Entertainment Update

April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012

Death notice: Chuck Vanek

April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012

Death notice: Lawrence White

April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012

Death Notices: Chuck Vanek, Lawrence White

Death Notices: Chuck Vanek, Lawrence White

April is Child Abuse Awareness month

“April is an opportunity for our community to think about how we protect our children,” said Debi Baskins, executive director of the Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center.

Letter to the Editor for April 18, 2012

Don't allow cable park; English has broad skills; Tiffany will 'clean closets'; more

Ahead to 2025: School District starts planning

The Hood River County School District is addressing the challenge of educational growth by kicking off a strategic planning process to shape and guide the school district through year 2025.

Wy’east takes second at Battle of the

Wy’east Middle School took second place in Saturday’s state championships for Oregon Battle of the Books. The team includes Doug Asai, Ruben Gonzaga, Tanner Wells, Symeon Walker and Jake Bromham, coached by David Sacquety.

Community trail links westside to downtown

After a couple years in the works, Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District is making visible progress on the Westside Community Trail. When completed, the trail will provide off-street travel from Fairview Drive near Westside Elementary School down to the Rotary Skate Park on Wasco Ave. Although some sections of the trail will be on sidewalk, most of it will stray from roads, taking advantage of the patchwork of open green spaces between the school and the skate park.

Buzzzing, with curiosity

Inquisitive trio energizes local education effort on behalf of bees

Reaching altitudes much like the beleaguered bees they admire, Aiden Wood and Saylor Sundby, both 9, are channeling their youthful energy into more than just trampolines.

Neighbors, April 18, 2012: Taking time to express thanks, celebrate, and rest

Hood River Valley Christian Church co-pastors Dave and Linda Presley will take a sabbatical, Delta Kappa Chapter hosted 77 bingo guests March 10 at the Best Western Hood River Inn, Minnie Lee Herman celebrated her 101st birthday surrounded by her friends at the Mosier Senior Center, more.

City planning will evaluate cable park proposal

Commission will use site plan, CUP criteria for in-water portion of Naito LLC proposal

In a four-hour marathon meeting Monday evening, the City of Hood River Planning Commission was unable to reach a decision on a site plan application submitted by Portland-based Naito Development LLC. The meeting was a combination extension of a prior public hearing and introduction of a Conditional Use Permit application, which the applicant was required to file for the proposed hotel, commercial building and parking lot development.

Eagle girls tennis doubled Up

The HRV girls tennis team had a rough go of it Friday against Central Oregon powers Redmond and Mountain View. Redmond swept the Eagles 8-0, while the Eagles hung around with Mountain View before losing 5-3.

Hawk baseball splits with Stanfield, Eagles top Bucks

The Horizon Christian and Hood River Valley baseball teams came out of the weekend showing they could play with the big boys of Oregon baseball. Hosting defending state champ Stanfield-Echo in a Saturday doubleheader the Hawks blew out the Tigers 8-2 behind a solid pitching for performance from Sam Anthony.

The Notebook: Rowley rips onto national softball scene

Breanne Rowley sure knows how to make an exit. In her senior season at William Penn, the softball first baseman has been lighting opposing pitching all season.

Historic Walking Tours begin downtown May 19

The History Museum of Hood River County is offering walking tours of downtown Hood River on Saturdays at 10 a.m. between May 19 and June 30. Knowledgeable museum staff will help participants explore the architecture, history and cultural importance of many of the city’s well-preserved buildings.

Hire Electric wins Industrial league championship

Last week Hire Electric shocked Cascade Eye Center 21½ to 8½ to win the championship of the Monday Evening Men’s Industrial league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

Pirates of Neverland

A 36th-annual Mid-Columbia Lions Follies presentation

The Mid-Columbia Lions Follies continues its run of “Pirates of Neverland” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 19, 20 and 21. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. at Hood River Middle School’s auditorium.

Looking for common ground

Gorge Commission explores urban boundary issue

Unexpected money received by the Gorge Commission will fund interviews with stakeholders as a step toward finding common ground on expanding urban boundaries in the Columbia Gorge.

‘Tongue Twister’ winners

Kim Vogel, center, won the second annual Tongue Twister Tournament April 6. The event, a benefit for SMART Reading Program in Hood River County, raised $920 for the literacy program that serves students in local elementary schools.

CG Masters put on a show

The Columbia Gorge Masters swim team played host to hundreds of swimmers from around the Northwest at the Oregon Masters Swimming Short Court Meet Association championships Friday through Sunday at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

‘Best Ever’ e-car

The Hood River Electric Car Rally in Hood River Saturday was “the best ever,” said Jeff Blackman, HRVHS teacher and e-car program advisor.

Business Notes April 18, 2012

Business Notes April 18, 2012

HRV girls lax hammers Grant

The Hood River Valley girls lacrosse team finds itself in the thick of the PIL league standings after blasting Grant 17-3 Friday.

Letters to the Editor for April 11, 2012

Life is short, vote for Tiffany, 'Captains' steered wrong

Life is short, vote for Tiffany, 'Captains' steered wrong

Barns project turns into a legacy

April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012

Editorial: Blossom X3

April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012

Hawks drop twinbill to Weston-McEwen

April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012

Bette's place keeps on growing

April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012

Eagle softball splits non-league games

April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012

Video: 2012 E-car rally

April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Monday, April 16

Cascade Locks prepares for Nestle' with due diligence

April 14, 2012 Committee agress public education is key priority

April 14, 2012 Committee agress public education is key priority

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Saturday, April 14

Hood River chinook season begins Sunday

Smaller, later run expected on Hood this year

If you wait, the fish will come.

Letter to the Editor for April 14, 2012

Aaron is the clear choice, Don't reward Obama, Prevent child abuse, more...

Letters to the Editor for the April 14, 2012 print edition

Police Log for April 14, 2012 edition

Police Log for April 14, 2012 edition

Sheriff Log for April 14, 2012 edition

Sheriff Log for April 14, 2012 edition

Tease photo

Cascade Locks prepares for Nestlé with due diligence

Committee agrees public education is key priority

A new joint committee for economic development (JCED) in Cascade Locks held its first formational meeting April 12 at City Hall. The partnership, created between the port and city, is aiming for a new era of prosperity for the riverside town.

Eagle track does well at East County

The HRV girls track and field team placed fourth at the East County Classic last Friday at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham.

Backyard Half marathon hits White Salmon June 16

Hilltop scenic views of the Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood and Mount Adams will be the sought-after reward for many runners and hikers above White Salmon on Saturday June 16th at the Backyard Half Marathon.

For the love of the game

For years I had the pennant hanging in my bedroom.

Cascade Locks community school visioning meeting scheduled April 18

Cascade Locks’ Downtown Revitalization Steering Committee work group on community school meets April 18 at 10 a.m. at Cascade Locks School to discuss formation of a community school for the community.

Streets, old fire hall spruced up

Community asked to get involved in April and May

Spring cleaning efforts are under way in Cascade Locks starting this week, under the guidance of the Cascade Locks Downtown Revitalization Steering Committee and its sub-committee on cleanup.

Yacht Club raises new sails

The Hood River Yacht Club is preparing not only for the current season, but for next year and beyond, says HRYC Commodore Doug Archbald.

‘Messiah’ tries to steal trooper’s car

A 60-year old Longview, Wash., man was arrested Monday afternoon at Rooster Rock State Park following a brief struggle when he rushed an Oregon State Police trooper with the alleged intention of stealing the trooper's patrol car.

Low-cost prom dress event returns Saturday

Young ladies seeking an affordable option for prom and graduation dresses will be lining up Saturday before the doors open at the annual “Dress for Less” charity sales event.

Humanities Series celebrates voices less heard

Although it was silent, a powerful message was delivered Wednesday evening at Columbia Center for the Arts.

Accident drill simulates mass casualty incident

Ninety-six teens involved in a mock freeway collision Thursday between a bus and minivan were transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles and Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital for treatment of “injuries.”

Forum sheds light on county’s top industry

Many facts, and a few emotions, about the reality of farming in Hood River Valley emerged in an informative event Thursday at Columbia Center for the Arts.

Friday, April 13

USDA appeals city win in water line grant

April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012

Schedule of blossom festival events

April 13, 2012

April 13, 2012

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Thursday, April 12

Cascade Locks seeks keys to Nestle' water questions

April 11, 2012 Local needs, vital resource concerns compete - questions loom. Meeting slated for April 12

April 11, 2012 Local needs, vital resource concerns compete - questions loom. Meeting slated for April 12

Wednesday, April 11

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Tease photo

Barns project turns into legacy

Almost two years into their project, Nick and Pam Bielemeier continue to discover more unique pieces of history scattered throughout Hood River County.

Hood River County DA, sheriff candidates highlight differences

More election forums planned April 17, 23

A familiar counterpoint in local politics — time-tested leadership versus time for a change — showed in recent remarks by Hood River County District Attorney incumbent John Sewell and challenger Brian Aaron. They spoke at a forum hosted by the Hood River County Democratic Party at Hood River Middle School April 4.

Letters to the Editor for April 11, 2012

Life is short, Vote for Tiffany, 'Captains' steered wrong, more...

Letters to the Editor for April 11, 2012 print edition

Cascade Locks seeks keys to Nestlé water questions

Just about 10 years ago, a small, picturesque town at the base of a snow-capped mountain opened its doors to a large multi-national corporation offering a solution to their economic woes and high unemployment.

USDA appeals city win in water line grant

After a local USDA hearings officer determined that the USDA violated its own policies in revoking funds from the city to complete a water line upgrade, the national office of the USDA is appealing the local USDA hearing officer decision to the national director of the USDA, claiming that the local USDA appeals officer had no authority to overturn the USDA and in fact was the one who violated the USDA’s own policies. Got all that? No? Neither does the city

Tease photo

Bette’s Place keeps on growing

High-demand cinnamon rolls and frequent waiting lists make it hard to believe that Bette’s Place once used Bunnies and Beetles to drum up business.

Tuesday, April 10

Photo of the Day

April 10, 2012

April 10, 2012

Enchanted evening highlights Mt. Hood town hall revitilization

April 7, 2012

April 7, 2012

Port board will prolong cable park decision

April 7, 2012

April 7, 2012

Letters to the Editor for April 7, 2012

Stick with Obama, Vote for Sewell, more...

Stick with Obama, Vote for Sewell, more...

Eagle softball flattens Lake Oswego

April 7, 2012

April 7, 2012

Editorial: Aware of abuse

April 7, 2012

April 7, 2012

Whistling Ridge decision contested

April 7, 2012

April 7, 2012

Jesuit slips away from HRV baseball

April 7, 2012

April 7, 2012

Monday, April 9

Another voice: Avoid ready, shoot aim development strategy

April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

Editorial: Follies near (but not as near as the banner says)

April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

Community says thank you to retiring postmaster

March 31, 2012

March 31, 2012

City will stick with Clair for building services

March 31, 2012

March 31, 2012

HRV lacrosse preview

April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

Code change stalls Naito proposal

March 31, 20112

March 31, 20112

Legislations saves roadside restrooms

April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

Letters to the Editor for April 4, 2012

Sewell a community asset, Aaron for DA, Gorge Commission fails, more...

Sewell a community asset, Aaron for DA, Gorge Commission fails, more...

Editorial: A review of the Hood River News' letters policy

March 31, 2012

March 31, 2012

Eddy wins wrestling national title

April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

High school tennis preview

March 31, 2012

March 31, 2012

Letters to the Editor for March 31, 2012

Health care a basic need, Forest passes still required, more...

Health care a basic need, Forest passes still required, more...

Byers gets no-no as HRV softball wins three

March 31, 2012

March 31, 2012

Saturday, April 7

Aware of abuse: Community can work to nurture,

Child abuse is a serious nationwide problem, no less so in Hood River County. In 2010, 592 reports of child abuse and neglect were reported to county authorities; 56 percent were assessed, and 17 percent determined to be founded, according to the non-profit Children First.

HR deserves praise for committing to lacrosse

It was a beatdown. There is no other way to put it.

Eagle softball flattens Lake Oswego

The sixth-ranked Hood River Valley Eagles softball team showed that it’s well deserving of its high recognition as it continued its early season domination over nonleague teams with a 10-0 win over the Lake Oswego Lakers.

‘Enchanted Evening’ highlights Mt. Hood Town Hall revitalization

Upper valley gem is a hub of activity once again

It might not seem like a big deal, but the new windows being installed at Mt. Hood Town Hall represent a major milestone in the building’s revitalization.

Port board will prolong cable park decision

th mounting public interest over a proposed cable park inside Nichols Boat Basin, the Port of Hood River board of commissioners this week discussed what strategy to take in anticipation of the debate entering the Port’s arena.

Letters to the Editor for April 7, 2012

Stick with Obama, Vote for Sewell, Preserve resources, more...

Letters to the Editor for the April 7, 2012 print edition

Photo of the Day

See previous photos of the day:

Friday, April 6

Ben's Babbles: March is such a tease

MArch 31, 2012

MArch 31, 2012

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Thursday, April 5

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Nestle gets transfer application rights approval for Cascade Locks water exchange

Plant would draw from Oxbow Springs

The Oregon Water Resources Board recently approved a transfer application for a water rights exchange that would advance Nestlés' proposal to bottle water from Oxbow Springs in Cascade Locks.

Wednesday, April 4

Photo of the day

April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

As hospital readies expansion, city should take holistic approach to Heights traffic

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

Letters to the Editor for March 21, 2012

Support Sewell, Don't allow cable park, more...

Support Sewell, Don't allow cable park, more...

Hawks rally to sweep home opener double header

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012

Notebook: Rowley making most of final softball season

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012

Eagle baseball blasts Bruins

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012

Editorial: Changing parking rules is one step; behavioral change is another

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012

Death notice: Leonard Hutson

April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

Death notice: Kathleen Dahlquist

April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

Letters to the Editor for March 28, 2012

Coal trains not worth it, honors overdue, more...

Coal trains not worth it, honors overdue, more...

City revises parking rates

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012

Ben's Babbles: When the improbable happens

March 24, 2012

March 24, 2012

Another voice: New generation testing creates 'test ghetto'

March 24, 2012

March 24, 2012

Letters to the Editor for March 24, 2012

Recycle, don't burn, Lat starts equal rested kids, more...

Recycle, don't burn, Lat starts equal rested kids, more...

Walker gives HRV baseball walkoff win

March 24, 2012

March 24, 2012

State street to undergo major changes, redevelopment this summer

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012

Eagle softball moves to 4-0 with win over Reynolds

March 24, 2012

March 24, 2012

Premium pitching gets HRV baseball pair of wins

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

Mary Morell feels new energy with first Providence pacemaker

March 24, 2012

March 24, 2012

Editorial: Walmart -- Truth, facts and public attention: There are differences

March 24, 2012

March 24, 2012

Courts committee preps large grant application

MArch 21, 2012

MArch 21, 2012

Trail rehab takes backseat to salvage operations

March 24, 2012

March 24, 2012

Federal ruling gives NOAA permission to kill Bonneville sea lions

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012

Luba to referee bout with City, HRCLE, Walmart

March 24, 2012

March 24, 2012

County mulls change to enforcement ordinance

March 24, 2012

March 24, 2012

Monday, April 2

Sea lions sentenced

March 28, 2012 Federal ruling gives NOAA permission to kill Bonneville sea lions

March 28, 2012 Federal ruling gives NOAA permission to kill Bonneville sea lions

ODFW gets transfer application approval for Cascade Locks water rights exchange for Nestle' proposal

Plant would draw from Oxbow Springs

Plant would draw from Oxbow Springs

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day