An eighth of a mile at a time, people took steps against cancer July 21-22.July 28, 2012 noon read more..
An eighth of a mile at a time, people took steps against cancer July 21-22.July 28, 2012 noon read more..
Should you decide to wander out of a bar in downtown Hood River at 2:30 a.m. and go to the bathroom in an area that is not designated as a restroom, say a wall, sidewalk or planter box, the Hood River Police have a $435 ticket with your name on it.July 28, 2012 noon read more..
American Legion Post 22 in Hood River initiated new officers July 18. Keegan Hodges, District 5 commander, presided. The new officers are Gary Steele, commander; Jim Tomson, first vice; Rodger Schock, second vice; and Carl Casey, adjutant.July 28, 2012 noon read more..
Workers have started moving highly radioactive material, called sludge, away from the Columbia River, marking a significant milestone in the U. S. Department of Energy cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation site, adjacent to the Columbia River in eastern Washington.July 28, 2012 noon read more..
Hood River Swim Team members competed last week in the 2012 Oregon Swimming Inc. State Championships at Mt. Hood Community College. Highlighting several notable performances was 13-year-old Dhani Freeland, who took top honors with four top-10 finishes to qualify for the Western Zone Meet next month in Grand Junction, Colo.July 28, 2012 noon read more..
Horizon Christian School Coach Darrin Lingel last month was named the 2012 Oregon Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year for 1A boys basketball. The honor came after Lingel led his varsity boys squad to a 28-4 season and a 1A state championship; the first state title the Horizon Hawks have claimed in school history.July 28, 2012 noon read more..
Hood River Valley High School’s fall cheerleading squad traveled to the University of Portland earlier this month for a Universal Cheerleaders Association summer camp. The three-day camp is aimed at teaching new cheers, stunts and dances for the upcoming year, as well as building team camaradery that will carry over to the school year.July 28, 2012 noon read more..
Sue Collins, owner of Cascade Travel in Hood River, has been charged with four misdemeanor counts of theft II, according to Hood River Police Detective Don Cheli, lead investigator on the case. Collins is scheduled to appear in Hood River Circuit Court on Aug. 6.July 25, 2012 noon read more..
Thanks, Maritime Services, write Gail and Scott Hagee of Hood River: “A big thanks to Maritime Services who gainfully employed between 200-500 people here in Hood River for over two decades. George Selfridge and many others should be applauded for being such good employers providing a good wage with benefits for many families in our area.July 25, 2012 noon read more..
Pro kiteboarders Sam Light, Brandon Scheid and Alex Fox finished one-two-three Saturday in an exciting final heat of the week-long Ro-Sham-Throwdown kiteboarding contest. Using a “terrain park” of jumps, rails and sliders anchored at the east end of the Hood River delta, the event brought some of the sport’s most progressive athletes to town to compete in the fast-evolving niche of “slopestyle” kiteboarding.July 25, 2012 noon read more..
Hood River News caught up on the burgeoning yeast business with Jess Caudill, microbiologist at the firm for the past 10 years and self-described purveyor of “weird beers.” After all, Caudill’s business card reads not microbiologist but “mad scientist.”July 25, 2012 noon read more..
Death Notices: Rogers Wheatley; Todd T. Smith; Betty Asbury; Bruce WeirJuly 21, 2012 noon read more..
A thousand balls rolled down Third Street in the second annual Tennis Ball Roll on July 6, a fundraiser for Columbia Gorge Center for the Arts. The first 18 balls to enter the chute earned prizes for their owners. These are the winners :July 21, 2012 noon read more..
Whitworth University students qualify for Laureate Society; Western Oregon University releases spring president’s, dean’s lists; Oregon State University honors outstanding students; Scholarships awarded by The Next Door; Traynor wins SEIU Local 503 scholarship; Hood River residents make dean’s list at University of Portland; Delgado honored at UC San DiegoJuly 21, 2012 noon read more..
Team Big Winds was out in full force Sunday at the Willamette SUP Cup in Lake Oswego. The 18-member crew from Hood River made up close to a third of the entire pool of competitors and placed well against the Portland-area competition.July 21, 2012 noon read more..
Big-time sailing action is in Cascade Locks this week as the town host the 2012 Laser North American Championship from July 19-22. The continental championship is held in a different place each year and is in Cascade Locks for the first time in its history.July 21, 2012 noon read more..
The city of Hood River can again claim victory of the US Department of Agriculture in an attempt to get back funds to complete a waterline project. However, just as it did after winning a previous appeal against the USDA to get the funds restored, the city is waiting to get excited until it actually sees the money.July 21, 2012 noon read more..
Imagine cars traveling I-84 at 65 mph looking like a series of turtles in the pathway of an oncoming luge sled. That might have been the effect when a motorcycle driver, traveling at 135 mph, began weaving between the usual traffic stream on the morning of July 19 just outside of Hood River.July 21, 2012 noon read more..
Mountain biking, kayaking, cycling, hiking, sailing, kite boarding and windsurfing are more than just great sports activities in the Columbia Gorge. They represent a significant regional economic engine — fueled by growing participation —which yields substantial local spending.July 21, 2012 noon read more..
In the final month before it filed for bankruptcy, internal memos, bankruptcy filing documents and reports from company employees show that Maritime Services Corporation ran out of ways to keep the company going in its current state.July 18, 2012 noon read more..
“No man is an island” – That old saying took on a new twist July 13, when after a crash, flat tire and 10 miles of erratic driving, a drunk driver was corralled into submission along the shoulder of I-84 by four other drivers.July 18, 2012 noon read more..
Recent letters to this newspaper (Stop library porn viewing,” June 23; “Protect young eyes,” June 30; “Time for discussion,” June 30) have expressed concern over patrons viewing objectionable content on Hood River County Library District’s publicly accessible computers and networks. HRCLD’s board of directors will be addressing these concerns at their next meeting on Tuesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. the Jeanne Marie Gaulke Meeting Room at the Hood River Library. The public is encouraged to attend and have their views heard.July 18, 2012 noon read more..
Death Notices for July 18, 2012: Mary Jones; Rogers Wheatley; Sterling KadlecJuly 18, 2012 noon read more..
History and the future mixed on Saturday with a “sneak preview” open house at the remodeled History Museum of Hood River County. About 100 donors and supporters attended the catered event and saw the transformed interior of the museum, which is scheduled for a “soft” reopening in October.July 18, 2012 noon read more..
Hood River was host to two world-class competitions over the weekend. The sixth-annual Kiteboarding-4-Cancer fundraiser and endurance race (above) brought close to 200 registered competitors and several hundred spectators to the Hood River Event Site to raise money and awareness for cancer survivorship programs.July 18, 2012 noon read more..
The Oregon Enduro Series stops in Hood River this weekend for the third race of its 2012 tour. The two-day, six-stage event is a mix of cross country and downhill mountain biking on the forested single-track trails of Hood River’s west side.July 14, 2012 noon read more..
Finalists for the Chasing The Light juried photography competition have been selected. Their work will be featured at the Columbia Art Gallery’s Chasing The Light show opening Friday, Aug. 3 in Hood River.July 14, 2012 noon read more..
Death Notices: Sterling Kadlec; John Billodeau; Kyle BrognaJuly 14, 2012 noon read more..
“I’m not cold; I’m shivering with funness.”July 14, 2012 noon read more..
The historic Vista House overlooking the Columbia River Gorge will be closed for the last three months of 2012 so workers can restore the Crown Point viaduct and repave three miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway between Larch Mountain Road and Latourell Falls.July 14, 2012 noon read more..
If you have enjoyed the thrilling summer-blockbuster land use drama concerning the proposed hotel and commercial building on the Hood River waterfront, you’re in luck. A sequel, and likely a trilogy, have the green light.July 11, 2012 noon read more..
When the Hood River County School Board was faced with budgeting for a nearly $2 million shortfall two years ago, a variety of programs and services faced the chopping block. Among the restructurings, reductions and eliminations the board was faced with, axing middle school sports would save the district about $100,000 for the budget cycle.July 11, 2012 noon read more..
Death Notices: Delphia Goss; Mildred Fey; Sandy WilliamsJuly 11, 2012 noon read more..
For every cherry farmer, the key to harvest success at this time of year is fruit maturity, timing, weather and a lot of luck.July 11, 2012 noon read more..
The venues that played host to the 2012 U.S. Olympic track and field trials are drenched in so much tradition that it practically drips from the brows of the competitors and plops in the raindrops falling on the Hayward Field grandstands.July 11, 2012 noon read more..
More than 450 walkers and runners turned out Wednesday morning for the annual Kollas-Cranmer Memorial Run. Sunny skies and cool temperatures greeted participants with near-perfect running weather, and as more and more people passed through the registration tables, it was clear the crowd was the largest the run has ever seen.July 7, 2012 noon read more..
While the Hood River City Council has led the way in voicing fiery opposition to coal trains passing through Hood River, the battle over the toxic transports is just beginning. An “up-river” Mesa, Wash., derailment accident on July 2 may just add fuel to those flames.July 7, 2012 noon read more..
Hood River Little League All-Star baseball and softball teams wrapped up District 5 tournament play this week. The tournament included 625 baseball and softball players on teams from 13 Little League associations, ranging from Hood River east to Hermiston and south to Gilchrist.July 7, 2012 noon read more..
With only a few months of practice under their belts, the newly formed Gorge Roller Girls competed last weekend in the team’s first-ever bout against the Hermiston Melon Smashers. Roller derby is noted as one of the fastest-growing female sports in the country and teams like GRG and the HMS are popping up all over the Northwest.July 4, 2012 noon read more..
Death Notices for July 4, 2012: Caroline Ashby, William ‘Bill’ GaleJuly 4, 2012 noon read more..
In response to continued high water on the Columbia River, Port of Hood River Waterfront Coordinator Liz Whitmore requested to the Board of Commissioners that the Event Site be reopened to kiteboard landing and launching until the Hood River sandbar is reasonably accessable for the rest of the summer.July 4, 2012 noon read more..
Over the winter 110 acres of trees in a highly sensitive, very visible Gorge hillside were chopped down. Local environmental groups and members of the public claim they had no idea what was going on until chainsaws and bulldozers were already running. Now they want to know why and how it happened.July 1, 2012 noon read more..
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