The last of the mushy and collapsing Halloween pumpkins were hauled off to the compost pile this weekend to avoid frozen goopy pumpkin puree ending up all over the porch. If I had gotten to them a little sooner, they would have made great additions to fall and winter dishes and desserts as pumpkin chunks, puree, and in the form of their delicious baked seeds.November 30, 2012 3:31 p.m. read more..
“A Promise Given,” a book by central Oregon author Rick Steber, has been chosen as a finalist for the 2012 USA Best Book Awards in the category of Best Non-Fiction.November 30, 2012 3:22 p.m. read more..
The Oregon Historical Society will hold its 45th annual Holiday Cheer book sale and author signing on Dec. 2 from noon to 5 p.m. The event is a celebration of Oregon authors, who will be spread out throughout the museum. The Dickens Carolers will be strolling through the museum performing holiday songs, and holiday dessert samples and hot cider will be served. Cost is $5, or free for OHS members.November 30, 2012 3:21 p.m. read more..
While a writer’s life is often spent in quiet places without a lot of public fanfare, Hood River Valley High School senior Elizabeth Gobbo found herself in the limelight this month when she received notice of her publication in the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers — (Scholastic Books) The Best Teen Writing of 2012.November 30, 2012 3:20 p.m. read more..
Hood River County is completing a Home Repair Program funded with Community Development Block Grant funds from the Oregon Business Development Department. It is estimated that the project has benefited at least 37 persons — 100 percent of who are low or moderate income — to make necessary health- and safety-related repairs to their homes.November 30, 2012 3:13 p.m. read more..
Wondering how much that old fridge or television is really costing you? Thanks to the Energy Trust of Oregon, now you can find out. Hood River County Library District is now checking out Kill A Watt energy monitors, donated by the Energy Trust. A Kill A Watt can be used to measure how much energy is used by your electric devices at home such as refrigerators, microwaves, computers, battery chargers, TVs, lamps, media players, game consoles and cable set-top boxes.November 30, 2012 3:11 p.m. read more..
Baseline to baseline, the Horizon Hawks boys team sees the challenge ahead: repeating their State OSAA Class 1A basketball championship. A tough defending team in 2011-12, the Hawks have put a heightened emphasis on defense to defend their title.November 30, 2012 3:08 p.m. read more..
With about 40 boys and girls in the pool this year, the Hood River Valley High School swim team is looking to draw on the experience of several seasoned swimmers and the energy of incoming young talent to guide the team to success in the Columbia River Conference.November 30, 2012 3:06 p.m. read more..
Christmas is not always merry and the socially expected happiness is sometimes mingled with pain and tears.November 30, 2012 3:02 p.m. read more..
Rewable energy investment in rural America generates much more than electricity; it produces permanent jobs, too. Nowhere is this more evident than in a new partnership between Caithness Shepherds Flat, one of the world’s largest wind farms, and Columbia Gorge Community College, which in 2007 established the first wind technician training program on the West Coast.November 30, 2012 2:59 p.m. read more..
Junior and senior students at Hood River Valley High School this year will again undertake a personalized project to fulfill newly revised graduation requirements. Adults willing to listen to their presentations will help students deepen their learning, and will enjoy hearing about a range of topics and the knowledge gained through the students’ experiences.November 30, 2012 2:58 p.m. read more..
Joining a national campaign to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities during the holiday season, the Oregon Department of Transportation, with continued support from Gov. John Kitzhaber, Oregon State Police and a variety of partners, is stepping up efforts to remind motorists not to get behind the wheel if they are impaired.November 30, 2012 2:52 p.m. read more..
Solera presents new ale, film ‘Bounty’ on Dec. 1; Green Drinks meets Dec. 4 at Volcanic Bottle Shoppe ; Double Mountain hosts Avalanche Dogs benefit Dec. 6; Full Sail releases Brewer’s Share ‘Darkness’ aleNovember 30, 2012 2:26 p.m. read more..
Just over a year ago, the Sierra Club began alerting residents to a proposal now under way to transport 130-150 million tons of coal per year through the Columbia River Gorge — via barges or open train cars. One of the specific coal transport projects tied to that proposal is now under consideration in Oregon.November 30, 2012 2:17 p.m. read more..
Families and robot lovers of all ages are invited to watch the fun at the Columbia Gorge First Lego League (FLL) Tournaments in December. These free events will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 2 at The Dalles Middle School (1100 E 12th St.) and Dec. 8 at Wy’east Middle School (3000 Wy’east Road near Odell).November 30, 2012 2:16 p.m. read more..
Port of Cascade Locks General Manager Chuck Daughtry is resigning from his position effective Dec. 31. “It’s time, I’ve been there 12 years…I think it’s time, Daughtry said. ""I just got that feeling. They need to hear some fresh voices and I needed to recharge my batteries."November 30, 2012 2:12 p.m. read more..
Mosier Community School boards co-chairs Monica Reid and James Matthisen announced Thursday that the charter school serving Mosier-area students in grades K-8 has purchased the former gas station located next to the school on Main Street to expand its campus.November 30, 2012 2:10 p.m. read more..
The Hood River County School Board meeting scheduled for Dec. 12 has been moved up to Tuesday, Dec. 4. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the district office board room. The agenda is available at www.hoodriver.k12.or.us, as well as the minutes from the Nov. 14 meeting.November 30, 2012 2:07 p.m. read more..
In the packed Hood River courtroom of Judge Paul Crowley on Nov. 29, Donald Stuart McAndie, 56, of Home Valley, Wash., appeared via video feed from NORCOR to face indictments of rape in the first degree, kidnapping in the first degree, unlawful sexual penetration in the first degree and two counts of sexual abuse.November 30, 2012 2:06 p.m. read more..
A boil water advisory for residents in the Oak Grove area may last for several weeks, according to the Hood River County Environmental Health Department.November 29, 2012 11:13 a.m. read more..
The hood River County Environmental Health department has put in place a boil water order for some residents in the Oak Grove area after the discovery of fecal coliform (E.Coli) in water samples.November 28, 2012 4:16 p.m. read more..
It's time to get your picks in for the last edition Hood River News weekly football pick'em contest! Last chance to win weekly prizes! Last chance to enter to grand prize tv!November 27, 2012 4:47 p.m. read more..
Navy Seaman Jorge A. Ceja, a 2008 graduate of Hood River Valley High School, along with 500 Sailors and Marines assigned to the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) recently arrived in Norfolk, Va., following a seven-and-a-half-month deployment supporting operations in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Seas.November 27, 2012 2:44 p.m. read more..
The deadline for turning in applications for the Elks “Most Valuable Student” scholarship is 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Hood River Elks Lodge at the corner of Third Street and Cascade Avenue.November 27, 2012 2:40 p.m. read more..
The administrative record of decision for a proposed wind power project in southeastern Skamania County has been transferred to the Washington Supreme Court for review.November 27, 2012 2:33 p.m. read more..
Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is happy to introduce their newest child advocates: Erin Weedman, Sherman County; Kit Malley and Tori Mills, Hood River County; and Toni Ibarra, Vandie Benson and Lisa Fuller from White Salmon, who were sworn in by the Honorable Paul G. Crowley on November 15, 2012. These new advocates join a cadre of child advocates who serve our neglected and abused children in Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties.November 27, 2012 2:32 p.m. read more..
This past April, my parents invited my brother and I on a cruise through the Galapagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavor. On the second night we anchored off of Isla Espanola, also known as Hood Island. The island is famous as an albatross breeding ground. As a maritime attorney and local Hood River history buff, the island was significant to me.November 27, 2012 2:24 p.m. read more..
Local builders and homeowners alike may recognize the name Mark Van Voast — Hood River County building inspector. What may be news is that Van Voast has become the first building official in the state of Oregon to become a certified fire marshal.November 27, 2012 2:21 p.m. read more..
Thanksgiving week in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes, though shortened by the holiday, still saw plenty of strikes. Our vaunted Team of the Week was dominated by regulars like powerful lefty Greg McDaniel, cranker extraordinaire Brandon Kawachi and the stylish Jeff Miller. We have come to expect big numbers from these guys; they are among the top bowlers in town and can hold their own with just about anybody.November 27, 2012 2:16 p.m. read more..
The annual Thanksgiving day Turkey Trot brought more than 300 runners and walkers to the Hood River end of the Twin Tunnels trail. With only about 30 participants pre-registered, organizers had their hands full getting everyone signed up for the 3K, 5K and 12K events. Despite the last-minute chaos, however, the event was an overwhelming success, with proceeds benefiting Mosier Community School.November 27, 2012 2:07 p.m. read more..
‘Blue Christmas’ service at Valley Christian Church; ‘Light up a Life’ at Anderson’s Tribute CenterNovember 27, 2012 1:59 p.m. read more..
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement Nov. 27 about the 2012 farm income forecast from USDA’s Economic Research Service:November 27, 2012 1:55 p.m. read more..
I’m excited to see the activities happening at the library this week, I really am. Without having attended anything yet (I’m writing this 5 hours before any of them start), I just have this feeling that this celebration of Charles Dickens is exactly what libraries are supposed to do. Although I’m sad that I can’t go to the ball on Saturday, I’m committing myself to most of, if not all, of the other events.November 27, 2012 1:37 p.m. read more..
Join Hood River County Library District for a week of events celebrating one of the world's most beloved authors. Charles Dickens wrote the timeless classics “A Christmas Carol,” “Oliver Twist,” “A Tale of Two Cities,” and “Great Expectations.” Characters such as Scrooge, Pip, Tiny Tim, and the Artful Dodger have captured hearts for generations. The library district is honoring these great literary contributions with a party, movie screening, book discussion, gala holiday ball, and more.November 27, 2012 1:35 p.m. read more..
WHITE SALMON — With the recent voter approval of Initiative 502, possession of up to an ounce of marijuana will become legal in Washington on Dec. 6, but the implementation of the new state law is already getting under way in some counties, including Klickitat.November 27, 2012 1:29 p.m. read more..
Six hard-working Gorge nonprofit organizations will find their visions a little easier to achieve this year with the help of grant funding from the Hood River Cultural Trust.November 27, 2012 1:22 p.m. read more..
‘Aurora’ performs: Aurora, HRV’s newest pop/rock ensemble, will take the stage for its first ever concerts on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.November 23, 2012 1:58 p.m. read more..
The Oregon Battle of the Books statewide program has announced the recipients of book grants to support battle programs. Recipients will receive two copies of each title on one grade level list. Teams will compete at the OBOB regional tournament on Saturday, March 2 at The Dalles Middle School.November 23, 2012 1:51 p.m. read more..
Now is the time to apply for the OSU/Hood River County Extension Service Master Gardener Program, one of the most popular volunteer programs in Oregon. Applications are available online at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/hoodriver/master_gardeners, or you can pick up an application at Hood River County Extension office located at 3005 Experiment Station Drive.November 23, 2012 1:49 p.m. read more..
Gorge Gymnastics competitors Rosalie Dillon , Poppy Miller, Taryn Schilling and Jacy Johnston (pictured below) qualified for the Northern Sectional Championships at Precise Elite Gymnastics in Clackamas last week. Miller placed first on vault in the Junior A division and received her personal best (and the highest score of the entire meet) with a 9.75 to qualify for the Sectional Meet. In the same division was Schilling, who placed fourth with a score of 9.5. In the senior division, Dillon tied for first with a 9.65. Johnston rounded out the team’s success on vault with her personal best of 9.2 to place fifth in the children’s division.November 23, 2012 1:46 p.m. read more..
Second of two partsNovember 23, 2012 1:39 p.m. read more..
The Gorge Technology Alliance invites the community to its monthly event, Nov. 28, with Ahmad Ziada of Insitu.November 23, 2012 1:37 p.m. read more..
Charles Dickens and Christmas are forever linked in our minds. Ebenezer Scrooge stomping down the snowy streets of London biting the head off anyone who dared to wish him season’s cheer. The Ghost of Christmas Future looming before him in his bedroom, darker than the night. Tiny Tim.November 23, 2012 1:35 p.m. read more..
The current push in public education reform is content standards. Students must show proficiency in reading, writing and math to gain an Oregon high school diploma. Under federal and state rules, student data will be linked to teacher evaluations and school funding. Students, teachers and schools will be judged, ranked and funded based on meeting these standards.November 23, 2012 1:32 p.m. read more..
The high school winter athletics season is upon us, and on one front, the orange and green trumped the blue-gold.November 23, 2012 1:30 p.m. read more..
‘Pigs on the Wing’ at Waucoma club Nov. 30; Cowboy gathering Nov. 24; United Way benefit Dec. 9 with Aaron Meyer; Clambake Jazz at Solstice Cafe; Bill Rhoades, Tess Barr at CEBU; Old-Fashioned Open House; ‘Inside Job’ screens Nov. 28November 23, 2012 1:26 p.m. read more..
Hood River and Cascade Locks are kicking off the holiday season with community tree lighting events.November 23, 2012 1:22 p.m. read more..
Hood River News offers this updated (and admittedly never-to-be-complete) list of local businesses with websites, should you care to purchase or reserve goods or services during the Christmas shopping season, or any other time of year.November 21, 2012 3:58 p.m. read more..
It's time to get your picks in for the Hood River News weekly football pick'em contest.November 21, 2012 10:03 a.m. read more..
HOOD RIVER — Turtle Island Foods, home of the famous Tofurky, announced today that it would sponsor the first annual “Tofurky Trot” at Oaks Bottom Natural Area in Portland, Oregon, starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22. Participants are asked to bring non-perishable vegan food or donate $20 to an organization serving vegan food in New York City to those residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.November 20, 2012 3:32 p.m. read more..
Every morning I stop by the post office on my way into work. It’s always fun to see what’s in the mail. Sometimes it’s the typical bills and advertisements. But once in a while we get photographs and artifacts in the mail.November 20, 2012 3:30 p.m. read more..
Of course this is a column about things for which I am thankful. It is the day before Thanksgiving for goodness sake, and even the most vehement anti-holiday persona can find a reason to be thankful. At least I am hopeful that is the case. I know I have an abundance of things for which I am thankful, and a belief that these must be shared with others.November 20, 2012 3:29 p.m. read more..
STEVENSON — Christmas in the Gorge happens the Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. Local businesses will host open houses throughout the day with holiday refreshments and sales. At 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, caroling begins in the Courthouse Plaza and the Courthouse Christmas tree will be lit at 6:55 p.m. Bagpipers lead the procession and the Starlight Parade starts at 7 p.m. with as many as 20 fire, emergency and large decorated vehicles. This year a 200-year old horse-drawn sleigh will also join in the parade fun. Cookies, coffee and cider will be available on Highway 14.November 20, 2012 3:27 p.m. read more..
The annual Odell Methodist Christmas Bazaar will be Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.November 20, 2012 3:25 p.m. read more..
“‘Tis the season of thanks and everyone from the Gorge Grown Farmers’ Market would like to share our appreciation with the community for a very writes successful season,” writes Todd Dierker, co-director of Gorge Grown Food Network, which wrapped up its farmers’ market season on Nov. 15.November 20, 2012 3:22 p.m. read more..
The hairdos were wild along with a few of the t-shirt logos. The room was packed wall-to-wall and the event attendees cheered as each new team of models took to the runway.November 20, 2012 3:20 p.m. read more..
Silky smooth Michael Allen was in the zone in last week’s Fraternal league. He scattered the sticks to the tune of a mighty fine 679 series, which was 148 pins over his average. Allen’s easy style is yet another way to make those 3lb-6oz pins dance. He rolls a nice, controllable hook, right in the track area around the second arrow to make the ball do most of the work. This outstanding performance makes him the latest Bowler of the Week and lands him on the Team of the Week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.November 20, 2012 3:14 p.m. read more..
If solitude and self-reflection beneath the awe-inspiring thunder of a waterfall bursting at its seams sounds like your thing, this is the best time of year to take a hike in the Gorge.November 20, 2012 3:12 p.m. read more..
Hood River Valley athletes and coaches had plenty to celebrate after a successful fall season.November 20, 2012 3:10 p.m. read more..
This is President Barack Obama’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, issued Tuesday from the White House:November 20, 2012 2:55 p.m. read more..
The “shop local” sensibility is developing everywhere — and for good reason.November 20, 2012 2:50 p.m. read more..
Columbia Center for the Arts presents the academy award-winning film “Inside Job” on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. The film will be followed by a panel discussion regarding how the banking and financial industry has changed since 2008. Have we solved any of our global financial issues, where is the economy now. What can we do as ordinary citizens to protect ourselves and our future?November 20, 2012 2:48 p.m. read more..
If you’ve gone on the annual “Tour de Coop” in which dozens of local poultry enthusiasts show off their fowl farms each summer, then you may already know about Ted James and his bird farm. What you may not know is that James has turned his poultry passtime into something that benefits the community.November 20, 2012 2:39 p.m. read more..
The Hood River Care Center is sponsoring a Community Care Forum Nov. 27 at the Columbia Gorge Hotel from 3-5 p.m. Matthew Macpherson, ATP, will speak on identifying seating and positioning needs within long-term care, and how to come up with creative solutions. A question-and-answer period, as well as networking opportunities, will follow.November 16, 2012 3:16 p.m. read more..
For humans, elk are the most challenging of North American big game animals to hunt. Don’t let their size fool you; these critters can be as quiet as an empty cartridge case and avoid detection far better than a set of misplaced car keys. In fact, seasoned hunters often refer to elk as “the ghosts of the woods” for their stealth-like abilities.November 16, 2012 3:06 p.m. read more..
Now is the time to apply for the OSU/Hood River County Extension Service Master Gardener Program, one of the most popular volunteer programs in Oregon. Applications are available online at http://exten-sion.oregonstate.edu/hoodriver/master_gardeners, or you can pick up an application at Hood River County Extension office located at 3005 Experiment Station Drive.November 16, 2012 3 p.m. read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Rosita as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:November 16, 2012 2:59 p.m. read more..
City Council agreed Tuesday to offer the job of city administrator to Gordon Zimmerman of Oakridge, Ore.November 16, 2012 2:48 p.m. read more..
The Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously selected U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., on Nov. 14 to one of the top Republican leadership positions in the Congress. He will chair the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).November 16, 2012 2:40 p.m. read more..
It's time to get your picks in for the Hood River News weekly football pick'em contest.November 14, 2012 5:03 p.m. read more..
Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team played to an emotional 2-1 loss Tuesday night at Woodburn High School.November 14, 2012 10:06 a.m. read more..
Mayor Denny Doyle announced recently that Daniel Vázquez has been hired as the new cultural inclusion coordinator for the City of Beaverton. Vázquez is a 2002 graduate of Hood River Valley High School and formerly served as the community advocate for the City of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights.November 13, 2012 2:34 p.m. read more..
Three women from the Gorge — Melodi Johnson, Patricia Gilbert and Jeri Foster-Horracks — were honored as exceptional nurses from across Oregon Nov. 2 at the annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year awards breakfast, presented by Oregon Health & Science University.November 13, 2012 2:32 p.m. read more..
Wasco County 9-1-1 is implementing the Citizen Alert system to provide emergency messages to Wasco County residents by telephone, text and email. All published land line phones are automatically in the system, but cellphones, unpublished, unlisted numbers and emails are not.November 13, 2012 2:27 p.m. read more..
CGCC helps students With the importance of college success on the minds of many young people and their families, help toward completing those educational paths to employment will certainly be welcomed news. This initiative will help not only young students but also those returning later in life.November 13, 2012 2:23 p.m. read more..
In keeping with their annual tradition, four Windermere Real Estate offices in the Gorge are hosting Windermere’s “Share the Warmth” coat and blanket drive; community members are invited to take part and help their neighbors in need this winter by donating coats and blankets.November 13, 2012 2:23 p.m. read more..
Hood River and Gorge-area youth lacrosse players are invited Nov. 23 to test out The Dalles Fitness and Court Club’s new indoor turf field at 731 W. Pomona St.November 13, 2012 2:14 p.m. read more..
Bowling proved challenging for most in last week’s Orchard Lanes leagues, but it sure wasn’t for Brandon Kawachi. The young star continued to dominate the boards, popping a 719 in the Tuesday night Mixed league and a 706 in the Wednesday night Fraternal league. With his hard-charging hook, Kawachi seems to have his way just about every week. It’s not easy to make the elite team of the week in Hood River but he seems to be there every time we pick up the paper. And, as you might expect with all of his high scores, Kawachi is carrying a ridiculously good 233 average in the Mixed league.November 13, 2012 2:14 p.m. read more..
With mountain biking season in full swing and many of Hood River’s most popular trails either destroyed or in very rough shape from last winter’s ice storm damage and subsequent salvage logging operations, Hood River Area Trail Stewards hosted a trail work party Saturday in the Post Canyon/Riordan Hill area.November 13, 2012 2:13 p.m. read more..
United Way benefit Dec. 9 with Aaron Meyer; Voci concert Dec. 2-3; Rich Wilkins at The Pines; Sassparilla at CEBU Nov. 17; Jazz Theater at 301 Gallery; Bigfoot Band plays Bingen; Dana Lyons plays house concert Nov. 16; Pears, Potatoes and Pints; Fashion Gala returns Nov. 16November 13, 2012 2:08 p.m. read more..
A moment of laughter, amidst a solemn occasion, dramatized the new reality of Veterans Day.November 13, 2012 2:03 p.m. read more..
As the developer of the hotel and commercial project at the Nichols Boat Basin, I would like to respond to Leighton Hazlehurst’s letter of Nov. 7. Mr. Hazlehurst listed five specific questions and stated that the answer to each question was a simple “no.” In each instance, he is incorrect. Here are his questions in bold with our responses.November 13, 2012 2:02 p.m. read more..
Madeline Ticknor and Monica Marquez, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, have been selected as October Students of the Month by the Elks Lodge. The two were each presented a check for $100 in recognition of their community service work and their achievements in the classroom, on the stage and on the athletic field.November 13, 2012 1:58 p.m. read more..
Veterans Day observance was grounded in personal connections for students at Wy’east Middle School.November 13, 2012 1:55 p.m. read more..
Six years ago this month, a massive debris flow wiped out 2.5 miles of Highway 35 on the north side of Mount Hood, in Hood River County. Two million cubic yards of mud, trees and boulders damaged and destroyed bridges, culverts and roadways.November 13, 2012 1:54 p.m. read more..
The Hood River Christmas Project provided holiday help to over 500 families in 2011 with hundreds of community members stepping up to offer that help.November 13, 2012 1:53 p.m. read more..
Alternative energy enthusiasts can plan on an interesting afternoon of films and fundraising, Nov. 18 at the Columbia Center for the Arts.November 9, 2012 3:07 p.m. read more..
The Gorge Owned Business Network (GO!), a nonprofit business network focused on promoting local ownership and sustainability, is encouraging Gorge residents to shop locally this holiday season — and offering incentives to do so.November 9, 2012 2:57 p.m. read more..
River of Life Assembly is launching a new book, “Voices from the Valley,” Nov. 11 in its 10:30 a.m. service.November 9, 2012 2:55 p.m. read more..
Soroptimist International of Mt. Adams is hosting its eighth annual pre-holiday “shopping extravaganza” on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn Gorge Room. The event will feature Gorge and Portland area artisans exhibiting holiday gift items of jewelry, metal art, alpaca garments, pottery, glassware, paintings, cards, and more.November 9, 2012 2:55 p.m. read more..
Join the Columbia Gorge Earth Center on Thursday at Springhouse Cellar when author Jack Nisbet discusses David Douglas’s impact on the Columbia Gorge.November 9, 2012 2:53 p.m. read more..
The Oregon University System has announced that Oregon’s FIRST Robotics programs have been selected for an Oregon Governor’s Volunteer Award.November 9, 2012 2:46 p.m. read more..
Wineries in the Columbia Gorge will be offering open houses for Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 23-25, with discounts, food pairings, new releases and surprises.November 9, 2012 2:45 p.m. read more..
The Columbia Gorge Community College Winter 2013 Foundation Scholarship application is now available. Any Mid-Columbia resident may apply. Recipients may be awarded up to 12 credits for Winter Term which can only be used at Columbia Gorge Community College. Applications can be picked up in the Student Services department at The Dalles or Hood River campus as well as online at cgcc.cc.or.us/finan-cialaid.November 9, 2012 2:44 p.m. read more..
Effective Nov. 19, The Dalles Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning Jan. 2, the office will close to the public at noon every Wednesday.November 9, 2012 2:35 p.m. read more..
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”November 9, 2012 2:32 p.m. read more..
Total turnout, Hood River County: 84.34 percent — 9,837 out of 11,663 eligibleNovember 9, 2012 2:19 p.m. read more..
The Hood River City Council will have one new face for sure come January.November 9, 2012 1:41 p.m. read more..
Charles Beck, superintendent for the Hood River County School District, has submitted his resignation, effective June 30, 2013. As a result, the school board has initiated a plan for hiring a new superintendent to begin service on July 1, 2013.November 9, 2012 1:38 p.m. read more..
The top turkeys will receive prizes that have been generously donated by the Friends of the Hood River Library!November 7, 2012 4 p.m. read more..
At the “Table of Friends” fundraiser on Oct. 13, more than 160 generous guests joined to celebrate and support the child abuse prevention work of New Parent Services, a program of The Next Door serving Hood River County.November 7, 2012 noon read more..
On Oct. 29 44 Trails and Dirty Finger Bicycle organized a very successful trail day on Mount Hood. More than 40 volunteers showed up to do maintenance on trails that serve mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders. Days like this are necessary to keep these trails safe and accessible for all, said spokesman Joe McCulloch.November 7, 2012 noon read more..
It's time to get your picks in for the Hood River News weekly football pick'em contest.November 7, 2012 9:54 a.m. read more..
Access restored along A year after a dynamite blast punched a hole in the Condit Dam, the last remnants of the structure are gone and access restrictions on the White Salmon River are now lifted downstream of Northwestern Park. Caution is still advised as the rapids on the lower river are significant.November 6, 2012 4:57 p.m. read more..
The Pine Grove-Odell United Methodist church is holding a community Harvest Dinner Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited. Contributions for FISH Food Bank will be accepted.November 6, 2012 4:54 p.m. read more..
I think it was a lot easier being a father back in the good ol’ days, when all Dad had to do was come home from work, loosen his tie, take off his shoes, then sit back with a scotch and the afternoon paper until dinner was ready.November 6, 2012 4:52 p.m. read more..
She’s definitely been on a tear, for the last four weeks of league action: Sandy Holmes has averaged over 204 with her latest effort, the best so far, a sparkling 663 series that she popped in the Tuesday Nite Mixed league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.November 6, 2012 4:44 p.m. read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Lacey as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:November 6, 2012 4:31 p.m. read more..
The ballots are in.November 6, 2012 4:30 p.m. read more..
Country Dance returns Nov. 10; Rich Wilkins at Naked Winery; Maryhill Museum host veterans; Bigfoot Band plays Bingen; Sceptres at The Pines Nov. 10; Terry Robb at Pint Shack; Jazz Theater at 301 Gallery; Mynabirds at CEBU Lounge; Gifford Pinchot film on Nov. 8November 6, 2012 4:23 p.m. read more..
The Enchanted Alpaca has been invited this year by the Downtown Portland Business Alliance to open a temporary store in a vacant downtown retail space, close to Pioneer Square and Portland’s tree lighting ceremonies for the months of November and December.November 6, 2012 4:15 p.m. read more..
In a collaborative community partnership, the Hood River County School District representatives will be speaking along with a panel of experts, addressing parent concerns about bullying and technology crimes affecting youth.November 6, 2012 4:10 p.m. read more..
Imagine taking a test wherein your answers will affect thousands of people. You have not been informed of the value of each question (of which there are hundreds), but every point gained or lost could potentially cost thousands of dollars.November 6, 2012 4:01 p.m. read more..
Superstorm Sandy was 3,000 miles from here, but people feel the impacts through friends and loved ones who were on the east coast when Sandy struck last week. Sarah Plotkin of Hood River flew to New York last Wednesday to visit her mom on her 83rd birthday.November 2, 2012 4:05 p.m. read more..
Making behavior changes can be very hard. This is whether we have diabetes, are at risk for diabetes or want to make healthier choices. Even though we may know how important it is to make a change, it can be hard to get started with that new habit.November 2, 2012 3:37 p.m. read more..
The Hood River Warming Shelter seeks to provide some of the most vulnerable in our community with a warm place to sleep, according to coordinating Pastor Linda Presley of Valley Christian Church.November 2, 2012 3:36 p.m. read more..
The Hood River Elks Lodge has selected Alia Burck and Molly Clarke, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, as the September Students of the Month. They were presented checks for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting.November 2, 2012 3:35 p.m. read more..
Ready to put your boots and bibs on?November 2, 2012 3:31 p.m. read more..
Cascade Locks turned in a big collection of hazardous waste from households and businesses last month.November 2, 2012 3:25 p.m. read more..
was 72 hours filled with highs and lows for the Hood River Valley girls soccer team. The Eagles clinched a share of the Columbia River Conference title with a 3-0 win over The Dalles-Wahtonka Tuesday. On Thursday they suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Cleveland in the final minutes of overtime in a state playoff play-in game.November 2, 2012 3:12 p.m. read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Dottie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:November 2, 2012 3:11 p.m. read more..
A cable park in the Nichols boat basin is back on the table. Following a contentious Tuesday night meeting the Hood River Port Commission decided to hold a vote on whether to enter into negotiations for a cable park in the basin Nov. 14.November 2, 2012 11:07 a.m. read more..
Hurricane Sandy left a message about isolationNovember 2, 2012 10:32 a.m. read more..
In Nov. 6 Hood River County Elections results, Mark Johnson and Greg Walden trailed in voting in their own communities but won reelection in their districts in voting Nov. 6.November 1, 2012 9:23 a.m. read more..
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