The Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center (CGCAC) is having a fundraiser on Saturday, 7-10 p.m. at Springhouse Cellar in Hood River.April 30, 2013 2:31 p.m. read more..
On May 3 and 5, some of the Gorge’s most popular musicians are soon to be featured with the Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta.April 30, 2013 2:30 p.m. read more..
Street party at Double Mtn.; Asian Dance recital May 5; Meet ‘100 Hikes’ author; Shoe contest, ‘Kinky Boots’ at Columbia Center for the Arts; VOCI choral concert May 12-13; FISH benefit May 4 at The Pines; Flamenco dance at Gallery 301; Adopt-A-Dog’s sale May 11April 30, 2013 2:28 p.m. read more..
This is an important and timely hearing. I’m encouraged by the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks Forests and Public Lands’ interest in identifying a long-term solution for our federal forest counties and the hardworking people who live there.April 30, 2013 2:23 p.m. read more..
The “crookedest carrot” and other delights will be back at the Hood River County Fair this summer.April 30, 2013 2:22 p.m. read more..
Several families in Parkdale are gearing up to hold yard sales during the Memorial Day weekend and all are encouraging more Upper Valley residents to join in.April 30, 2013 2:20 p.m. read more..
The Hood River County School District will hold their annual “Kindergarten Roundup” during the week of May 6 - 10, 2013. This is the time for parents to register their children entering kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year.April 30, 2013 2:19 p.m. read more..
If you are a fan of the popular and quickly growing sport of disc golf, the Columbia River Gorge is a great place to be. The Dalles, Hood River, North Bonneville and now, Cascade Locks, with the opening of The Locks Approach course, all have public disc golf courses.April 30, 2013 2:06 p.m. read more..
The Columbia Gorge Lions Club is seeking vendors for the 2013 Sternwheeler/Portage Days Festival to be held in Cascade Locks June 28-30.April 30, 2013 1:43 p.m. read more..
The fifth annual Heart of Hospice Foundation Butterfly Release will be held Saturday, May 18, at Jackson Park in Hood River from 3-4 p.m. The butterfly is a universal symbol of hope and resurrection.April 30, 2013 1:42 p.m. read more..
A unique hike and book talk combination event on May 3 will feature author William Sullivan, “100 Hikes in NW Oregon and SW Washington,”, who will also be signing his books from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 3rd at Waucoma Bookstore (212 Oak St., Hood River).April 30, 2013 1:41 p.m. read more..
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The spotted wing drosophila fly, which lays its eggs in fruit and makes it unmarketable, could reach record population levels in the Pacific Northwest this year, according to Oregon State University researchers.April 30, 2013 1:36 p.m. read more..
Walk into Dog River Coffee, and there’s a good chance you’ll be served by owner Nathan DeVol.April 26, 2013 2:17 p.m. read more..
The Going to the Dogs Rummage Sale, a fundraiser for Hood River Adopt-A-Dog, will be held on Saturday, May 11, from 9-4 p.m. and Sunday, May 12, from 12-4 p.m. at the Cody Fruit Stand, 3475 Graves Drive in Odell. Sunday is half price day for pet “moms.”April 26, 2013 2:10 p.m. read more..
A hard-fought but disappointing 12-10 loss at home Tuesday against the Central Catholic Rams and a 9-5 win Thursday at Cleveland puts Hood River Valley High School varsity boys lacrosse in a tight spot as the regular season quickly comes to a close.April 26, 2013 1:45 p.m. read more..
Hood River Valley High School Track and Field went head to head against The Dalles-Wahtonka Tuesday afternoon on Eagle-Indian turf. Highlights below include a new school record in the discus, set by freshman Sebastian Barajas, with a distance of 149’8”.April 26, 2013 1:42 p.m. read more..
From comic books to soccer, here are four fun upcoming events for local kids:April 26, 2013 1:38 p.m. read more..
With volunteer workers edging over a hundred adults plus innumerable child-helpers, the Earth Day celebration and Waterfront park cleanup event on Saturday simultaneously brought smiles to faces and much-needed order to park landscaping.April 23, 2013 4:30 p.m. read more..
Monday’s city council meeting brought new information tied to two large proposals — the Naito development at Nichols Boat Basin and a proposed annexation of Westcliff Drive into city boundary lines — and a small contingent of city residents alarmed about maintenance cuts now under way at nine city-owned parks.April 23, 2013 3:09 p.m. read more..
With some competitions, it’s “all in the wrist,” or “all in your head.”April 23, 2013 3:08 p.m. read more..
Hood River native Raquel VanNatta stepped up to the mound at Jim Winters Memorial Field, took aim at niece Madelynn Trujillo’s glove and tossed the opening pitch of the Little League season on a sunny Saturday morning surrounded by more than a dozen teams from the Hood River township.April 23, 2013 3:03 p.m. read more..
Joe O’Neill stands tall, wears a good-natured smile and hides a twinkle of mischief in his eyes — appropriate for a man who has experienced real-life adventures in both literal and high-tech jungles before making his home in Hood River.April 23, 2013 3:01 p.m. read more..
Hood River Valley High School Principal Karen Neitzel announced last week that she will be leaving her position as principal at the end of the school year. She has accepted a position as dean of studies at the ‘Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii, for the 2013-14 school year.April 23, 2013 2:58 p.m. read more..
Oregon State Police (OSP) will be accepting applications to hire another group for Lateral and Entry level recruit trooper positions starting April 29, using the State of Oregon’s E-Recruit electronic application system. The recruitment is necessary as OSP continues moving forward with hiring to fill vacant positions during the next year because many long-time troopers have retired over the last few years.April 23, 2013 2:51 p.m. read more..
Diamond Fruit Company hosts an open house on April 24, celebrating its centennial.April 23, 2013 2:49 p.m. read more..
Kids, got a business or community activity idea?April 23, 2013 2:48 p.m. read more..
The third-annual SMART Tongue Twister Tournament will be held Friday.April 23, 2013 2:45 p.m. read more..
My father was a general contractor, as I am. So I learned at a young age that you can’t build a lasting house without first setting a firm foundation.April 23, 2013 2:40 p.m. read more..
As elected officials in the Columbia River Gorge, we are frequently asked to weigh in on projects that affect our local quality of life. Few, however, present such potentially adverse economic and environmental effects as the continuing expansion of coal shipments.April 23, 2013 2:37 p.m. read more..
New to the community?April 23, 2013 2:35 p.m. read more..
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities evaluation visit to Columbia Gorge Community College April 22-24, represents a critical milestone in a seven-year journey that began Aug. 8, 2006, when the college’s board of directors directed the institution to pursue independent accreditation.April 23, 2013 2:27 p.m. read more..
The Hood River Valley High Eagles baseball team faced the No. 3-ranked team in the state Saturday in a doubleheader matchup versus the Hermiston Bulldogs in which the outcome was crucial to their goal of being a top contender for the Columbia River Conference title.April 23, 2013 2:19 p.m. read more..
For the last several weeks, I’ve been preparing for trout season. Of course, there has been no small amount of encouragement; our two boys (I mean young men; sons Wade and Blake are now 20 and 23), remembering all the fun we had last year reminded me they’d like to go againApril 23, 2013 2:16 p.m. read more..
Columbia Gorge Racing Association started in the 1990s as a group of friends who came to Cascade Locks in the summer to sail dinghies and hold impromptu races they dubbed “bush regattas.”April 23, 2013 2:14 p.m. read more..
In recent Fraternal league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes, Nancy Asai continued her blistering assault on the sticks with another out-of-body performance on the lanes. She led all scoring for men and women in league action for the second week in a row with a nifty 725 three-game series that was capped by a prodigious 299 game. To quote the great Yoda, “Oh, so close to perfection, that second game was.”April 23, 2013 2:13 p.m. read more..
The Hood River Valley FFA Chapter is gearing up for its fifth-annual steak feed and silent auction to be held in the Hood River Valley High School Cafeteria and Commons on Saturday beginning at 6 p.mApril 23, 2013 2:10 p.m. read more..
With volunteer workers edging over a hundred adults plus innumerable child-helpers, the Earth Day celebration and Waterfront park cleanup event on Saturday simultaneously brought smiles to faces and much-needed order to park landscaping.April 23, 2013 2:07 p.m. read more..
“History from Below: Power to the People” is an interactive workshop that invites participants to explore the moments when passionate, principled or simply fed-up people from rural Oregon (Wasco County in particular) have banded together in hopes of changing the course of history at the local, state or national level.April 23, 2013 2:01 p.m. read more..
The Hood River County Fairgrounds will host a Ranch Sorting and Team Penning clinic May 4. The Ranch Sorting clinic starts at 9 a.m. and costs $45.April 23, 2013 2 p.m. read more..
Waucoma Bookstore and the Columbia Gorge Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute are hosting author John Soennichsen for an event at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at the Hood River County Library Jeanne Marie Gaulke downstairs meeting room. Soennichsen will be discussingApril 23, 2013 1:50 p.m. read more..
Mike Gangwer was running his 199th marathon on April 15 when the explosions went off near the finish line.April 19, 2013 2:33 p.m. read more..
Wy’East Fire District Chief Greg Borton wears only one firefighter’s helmet these days, but it wasn’t long ago that he wore, figuratively, two.April 19, 2013 2:33 p.m. read more..
April 26 beginning at 7 p.m., a Portland filmmaker, a Texas journalist and a Hood River author will each present recent work examining the good, bad and ugly within the Columbia River watershed.April 19, 2013 2:17 p.m. read more..
Bunzow Band, more at Bingen Theater April 27; Earth Day Clean-up April 20; FISH benefit at White Buffalo; Jazz, Flamenco at Gallery 301; ‘Women in the Dirt’ April 24; Groove Project at Naked Winery; Scott Law at CEBU Lounge; MacMillan plays Sunshine MillApril 19, 2013 2:16 p.m. read more..
On April 22, Oregon celebrates “Environmental Health Specialist Day.” This annually celebrated day occurs every fourth Monday in April to celebrate the hard work performed by environmental health specialists in Oregon and across the country.April 19, 2013 2:11 p.m. read more..
Earth Day’s traditional high-profile event in Hood River, Procession of the Species, is in hiatus this year, but plenty of other activities are offered on and around the April 22 observance. (For a full list, see our guide to Blossom Festival and Earth Day events, inserted in this edition.)April 19, 2013 2:10 p.m. read more..
On Saturday, April 27, there will be a fundraiser to benefit 4-year-old Rebecca Gustafson, who will be traveling to Stanford University to receive a kidney and liver transplant. This will require the family to be in California for two to four months for the procedure, post-operation care and her recovery.April 19, 2013 2 p.m. read more..
During its Sunday service April 14, Hood River’s Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship celebrated the work of 13 members who formed a special team to volunteer regularly at the homeless warming shelter this past winter.April 19, 2013 1:59 p.m. read more..
Do you have an open heart and some extra time?April 19, 2013 1:53 p.m. read more..
Hood River Saturday Market is accepting applications until April 20 for new vendors for the 2013 market season, beginning May 4. Even if you have sold at this market in the past, you must fill out a new application each year.April 19, 2013 1:50 p.m. read more..
Taylor Cramer and Lydia McElderry scored four goals each to lead Hood River Valley High School boys and girls lacrosse teams to victory Wednesday evening against squads from Rex Putnam and Central Catholic. The boys went on the road to Milwaukie to face the 5A Kingsmen of the Northwest League while the girls hosted the Rams in the second meeting between the two Portland League schools.April 19, 2013 1:39 p.m. read more..
The Hood River Valley High School varsity girls softball team, ranked No. 2 in the OSAA Class 5A level, hopes to prove that its worthy of such high recognition when the Eagles meet the Hermiston Bulldogs in a Columbia River Conference noon doubleheader Saturday at Westside Elementary.April 19, 2013 1:27 p.m. read more..
Big improvement all around was the theme Tuesday after Hood River Valley High School varsity girls tennis team’s narrow loss to Pendleton. Assistant coach Justine Ziegler said, “We saw huge improvements in every one of our girls. They were on a whole other level yesterday and played absolutely beautiful tennis out there.”April 19, 2013 1:04 p.m. read more..
On May 18 at Jackson Park, families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies, the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive.April 19, 2013 12:59 p.m. read more..
As stalwart runners from around the world crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon on April 15, the first bomb went off, according to national news reports, at 2:50 p.m. EST with a second blast following just 13 seconds later.April 16, 2013 2:49 p.m. read more..
The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals recently issued a ruling that will require the Hood River City Council to address several land use planning “errors” made when the city approved an application to develop a hotel and commercial building complex at the Hood River waterfront near exit 62.April 16, 2013 2:38 p.m. read more..
Panicked crowds and no phone service added to the fears for a Hood River family separated just yards away at the time of the Boston bombings.April 16, 2013 2:37 p.m. read more..
Salem – Wy’east Middle School advanced to the top eight in the state championships at the Oregon Battle of the Books on Saturday. The team includes Douglas Asai, Jake Bromham, Jesse Wiley, Symeon Walker and Ruben Gonzaga, coached by David Sacquety.April 16, 2013 2:32 p.m. read more..
A simple brainstorming session between CenturyLink Hood River’s Jaclyn Miller and Heather McClain has turned into a $3,370 fundraiser in support of coworker Tiffany Baumgarten.April 16, 2013 2:31 p.m. read more..
The Hood River Ranger District Office will be closed April 30 through May 4 due to construction issues related to the office installing a new HVAC system. This is part of an ongoing renovation of the Hood River District office building.April 16, 2013 2:06 p.m. read more..
Each year during the month of May, the Lyle Lions Club has a “White Cane” awareness day to help raise funds for the Pacific Northwest Lions Foundation.April 16, 2013 2:05 p.m. read more..
Hood River Valley High School heavyweight Brandon Dominguez got retribution over the weekend at the Oregon high school Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling Championships. After a disappointing district result earlier this year in which he failed to qualify for the OSAA state championships, Dominguez, a senior, earned All-America honors by winning a state Greco-Roman title Sunday and finishing second in the freestyle tournament on Saturday.April 16, 2013 2:03 p.m. read more..
The Gorge Roller Girls hosted the Southern Oregon Rollergirls of Medford Saturday night at Hood River Valley High School in a hard-hitting and action-packed bout that brought the hundreds of fans in the bleachers to their feet for a standing ovation after it was over.April 16, 2013 2:02 p.m. read more..
Hood River Valley High School boys and girls golf teams had tournament play Thursday; the boys hosted a Columbia River Conference preview event with The Dalles-Wahtonka, Hermiston and Pendleton while the girls traveled to Pendleton for a tournament of their own.April 16, 2013 1:56 p.m. read more..
ODELL — Diamond Fruit Growers is just part of the neighborhood for three employees with 40-plus years with the company.April 16, 2013 1:52 p.m. read more..
Wyoming native David Garcia has been with Diamond for more than a third of its existence, including the last three years as president, and chief financial officer for 10 years before that. He started as an entry-level accountant in 1978, a few years after graduating from University of Wyoming.April 16, 2013 1:50 p.m. read more..
The Mt. Hood Town Hall’s Enchanted Evening fundraiser was a huge success thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the event, put it on or who donated items.April 16, 2013 1:33 p.m. read more..
Easter is a holiday celebrated by Christians and pagans alike; Christians celebrate rebirth and resurrection, while pagans honor Eostre, the Goddess of Spring.April 16, 2013 1:33 p.m. read more..
Yesterday afternoon I finally had a few moments to sit at my desk and plan out the cast for the 2013 Cemetery Tales performance. I am almost a month behind schedule on this annual program, but we will hopefully be ready to announce the date and the full cast by next week and then we’ll begin research and costume design.April 16, 2013 1:28 p.m. read more..
Among acres of bountiful blossoms in the orchards of the Hood River valley, two of the Hood River Blossom Festival’s most popular events — the Blossom Craft Show and the Blossom Fest Quilt Show — return April 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.April 16, 2013 1:18 p.m. read more..
A handful of environmental groups announced last week they intend to sue BNSF railroad and several coal export companies after finding coal in and near local waterways which they say is from improperly secured loads of coal trains haul through the Gorge every day.April 12, 2013 3:39 p.m. read more..
A block of downtown Hood River streets will be closed for a few hours Saturday morning as racers from across the state compete in the annual Hood River Apple Open Electrathon Car Rally. The race, of high school students and adults, will take place on a half-mile stretch of street in the Columbia/Industrial Avenue area of town circling the Full Sail Brewing building.April 12, 2013 3:38 p.m. read more..
The Hood River County School District recently hired a consultant to review its financial department’s processes, after learning in February that last year’s expenditures exceeded its budget by $1.4 million.April 12, 2013 3:36 p.m. read more..
The sweet aroma of delicious dark purple berries bubbling on the stove. Vibrant patterned fabric aprons and purses hanging gaily from antique wooden racks. Delectable pies of every variety calling out, tempting, from inviting display cases.April 12, 2013 3:32 p.m. read more..
Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles campus, is offering a series of classes on aging. The OSU “Mastery of Aging Well” course will be offered in a five-session series; each one consisting of a 45-minute online training followed by an hour question Q&A period with a local expert on the topic. Each will also provide information on local resources and take-home activities.April 12, 2013 3:30 p.m. read more..
The Gorge Technology Alliance invites the community to the April 17 networking event to celebrate and explore the robotics education happening in two regional high schools: Goldendale and Hood River Valley.April 12, 2013 3:29 p.m. read more..
That was the case a couple of weeks ago when about 2,000 Westside fifth graders visited the Hood River News (there really weren’t 2,000, it just seemed that way). They toured our State Street printing plant and then peppered me with questions. The students provided more feedback once back at school, by writing more questions and comments which they then forwarded on to me.April 12, 2013 3:18 p.m. read more..
Gorge Ecumenical Ministries will be presented with the “Ecumenical Service Award” at Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Annual Community Awards and Celebration Dinner April 25. The award is presented in recognition of GEM’s special achievements in hope-inspiring, life-enhancing, ecumenical community ministry.April 12, 2013 3:10 p.m. read more..
Oregon State Police, with the assistance of the medical examiner, is investigating the cause of death of an adult male found shortly after midnight Wednesday morning by an OSP trooper in a vehicle parked off Interstate 84 west of Hood River.April 12, 2013 3:09 p.m. read more..
The Oregon Department of Transportation is planning to improve Highway 35 between the northern end of Cooper Spur Road (milepost 85) and the southern end of Neal Creek Road (milepost 91). The contractor will re-pave this section and install rumble strips in an effort to improve safety and reduce crashes.April 12, 2013 3:09 p.m. read more..
Gorge Owned (GO!) and dozens of partners and sponsors invite residents from around the Gorge to participate in 2013 Gorge Earth Day. GO! is coordinating a community-wide celebration that includes Hands-to-Work volunteer projects, kids activities at Hood River Waterfront Park, the annual Community Pride Cleanup in Bingen and a party at Springhouse Cellar.April 12, 2013 3:05 p.m. read more..
Hood River Valley High School girls lacrosse played to an exciting double-overtime finish Wednesday evening against a tenacious and undefeated Wilson squad. The Trojans scored first in the final sudden-death period to nab the 9-8 win on HRV turf and maintain their standing atop the Portland League’s leaderboard.April 12, 2013 2:59 p.m. read more..
The Hood River Valley Eagles baseball team utilized error free defense, strong pitching and an explosive offense to get a big win in its final nonleague contest. Ryan Colesar’s game-winning RBI single helped propel the Eagles to a 9-8 victory over the Corvallis Spartans Thursday at Hood River Valley High.April 12, 2013 2:57 p.m. read more..
The 2013 Gorge Artists Studio Tour featuring 29 regional artists in oil, watercolor, pastel, ceramics, glass, sculpture, jewelry, fabric and more, takes place April 12, 13 and 14.April 9, 2013 2:56 p.m. read more..
Last year more than 500 individuals sought a helping hand through the Hood River Emergency Voucher Program: About 200 of those were children.April 9, 2013 2:46 p.m. read more..
Except for a brief introduction to East Coast Swing a few years ago, I’m pretty much in the “two left feet” category as far as dancing goes. What I’ve noticed, though, is if people congregate in a place that has music, especially live music, the one thing you can count on is folks will dance.April 9, 2013 2:40 p.m. read more..
The porn topic returns a year later. Yes, there have been letters written, people stabbing each other in “letters to the editor” and making extreme comments about “Nazism” etc., but let’s look at some facts. I would like to challenge our library board of directors to do some research and get back to the community regarding our valid concerns. Here are some things I found:April 9, 2013 2:34 p.m. read more..
Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the cause of Saturday morning’s single-vehicle traffic crash along Interstate 84 about 5 miles east of The Dalles that resulted in the death of an adult male and injuries to two other occupants.April 9, 2013 2:27 p.m. read more..
Jonathan Pablik, 23, a Marine veteran, captivated fourth-graders at Chenowith Elementary School in The Dalles, using his military training last week to hold their attention.April 9, 2013 2:21 p.m. read more..
Citing medical reasons, Davis Washines, also known as Yellowash, has decided to retire in August 2013 as chief of police from the Hood River-based Columbia River Fisheries Enforcement Department, a position that he has held since March 8, 2010.April 9, 2013 2:20 p.m. read more..
Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball traveled to Bend this weekend for a doubleheader against the 5A Intermountain Conference Lava Bears. In the opening game, the Eagles fell behind 3-1 in the second inning but chipped away with a total of 12 hits in seven innings to finish with a 9-3 win. The second game went the way of the Bears, who capitalized on four HRV errors to finish with a 3-2 win despite being outhit by their opponent.April 9, 2013 2:13 p.m. read more..
Horizon Christian School’s track and field team is up and running in its second year competing in the sport. The squad traveled to the Condon/Wheeler Invitational Saturday for the first meet of the season, where the boys team finished ninth out of 14 and the girls finished 10th out of 12 teams.April 9, 2013 2:12 p.m. read more..
The Big Winds Stand Up Paddle Race Team is now accepting applications for the 2013 summer season. Now in its third year, Team Big Winds is made up of a select group of kids, ages 12-19, who are interested in SUP racing. Team Big Winds has established itself as the premier youth SUP race team in the U.S., with podium finishes at events all over the West Coast and Mexico.April 9, 2013 2:06 p.m. read more..
After winning eight straight to improve its record to 10-1, perhaps the sky is the limit this eason for the high-flying Hood River Valley High Eagles softball team. HRV, ranked seventh in the OSAA Class 5A level, showed it’s deserving of high recognition after sweeping a doubleheader 11-1 and 8-5 over the Bend Lava Bears (3-6) Saturday.April 9, 2013 2:05 p.m. read more..
The inspiring quote above, often misattributed as the U.S. Postal Service motto, is fitting to describe the Hood River Valley High School Chamber Singers’ recent adventures in Ireland during a nine-day performance tour.April 9, 2013 2:01 p.m. read more..
The Blossom Craft Show returns to the fairgrounds in Odell April 20-21, and includes more than 100 vendors, filled with all manner of food, plants, arts and crafts and wine tastings.April 9, 2013 1:55 p.m. read more..
It’s a familiar sight: a large display ad, filled with columns of names, taking up nearly half a page in a local newspaper. These ads proliferate during election seasons, powerful visual statements in support or opposition to an issue or a candidate.April 9, 2013 1:54 p.m. read more..
The Wy’east High School Class of 1963 is planning its 50-year reunion for the weekend of July 20 and 21. The event will open with a banquet Saturday evening at the Best Western Hood River Inn and will end with a Sunday potluck picnic at Toll Bridge Park.April 9, 2013 1:51 p.m. read more..
Check out the Gorge Grown Farmers Market weekly for fresh fruits, veggies, grass-fed beef, cut flowers, cheeses, fresh salmon, bread, eggs and more, from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday beginning May 2 at Hood River Middle School on 13th and May streets.April 9, 2013 1:48 p.m. read more..
As delicate scents waft on softening spring breezes, a stroll through the life’s work of Rhea Hergenrather will bring most visitors a deep sense of wonder and calm.April 5, 2013 2:23 p.m. read more..
Small but potent is the “bug” that could become the Oregon State Microbe, the first designation of its kind in the U.S.April 5, 2013 2:21 p.m. read more..
Join local musicians Roger and Diane Gadway at the Hood River Library on Friday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. for “An Evening with Scott Joplin.” The Gadways, who perform as the duo 'Gadzukes', will showcase Joplin's music along with a narrative history of his life and the time that gave rise to his compositions.April 5, 2013 2:14 p.m. read more..
Described as a celebration of hope, faith and woven histories of the people of the Great West, Romancing the West tells epic stories of native peoples, explorers and sagas of pioneers — a history that has spanned two centuries.April 5, 2013 2:12 p.m. read more..
Music at Springhouse Cellar; Jackstraw at Mt. Hood Meadows; Country Dance April 13; Banff Film Festival returns; House concerts April 6, 12; Auditions for ‘Shrek’ April 16-18; Blues benefit April 7 at The Pines; Volunteers need for April events; Kirkpatrick reads April 7; ‘Quiet Beauty’ release party April 10April 5, 2013 2:11 p.m. read more..
Thanks to a group of caring parents, and wide community support, Hood River Valley High School’s Class of 2013 will have a fun and safe graduation party on June 7. The all-night party is held each year at the Hood River Elks Lodge, which donates the space.April 5, 2013 2:06 p.m. read more..
The U.S. Department of Agriculture works every day to improve childhood nutrition and combat obesity in order to raise a healthier generation of Americans.April 5, 2013 2:05 p.m. read more..
Time is running out for filling out tax returns, and those who need help can find it with volunteers of the AARP Tax-Aide program. The service is available in three Gorge locations: Mondays at the Hood River County Library, Thursdays at the Hood River Valley Adult Center and by appointment at the Pioneer Center in White Salmon.April 5, 2013 1:48 p.m. read more..
Scottie Ziegner continued his unbeaten streak with a 6-1, 6-3 win Tuesday against Pendleton’s Peter Anderton. The Hood River Valley High School varsity boys home tennis match Tuesday went to the Buckaroos 5-3, with Ziegner winning the only singles dual of the afternoon and the other two wins coming from doubles pairs Billy Edwards/Patrick Humann and Jonathan Hale/Nate Miller.April 5, 2013 1:43 p.m. read more..
I just returned from the north Oregon Coast, near Tillamook, where friends and I spent multiple days chasing steelhead on rivers where the water levels were high and the water clarity ranged from that fishy looking steelhead green to approaching brown in color. Since we were fishing from a drift boat, our plan was to target rivers like the Wilson, Trask, Nestucca and Kilches. Not to be detoured when the water conditions were less than perfect, we simply changed our location and fishing methods to match the water conditions.April 5, 2013 1:41 p.m. read more..
Tuesday’s 10-0 blowout can go on the books as a slugfest for the Hood River Valley High School varsity softball team. The Eagles, now 8-1, hosted the winless Mt. View Cougars of Bend in a dominating six-inning rout highlighted by nine strikeouts for pitcher Kayla Byers, three runs by Hallie Curtis, two hits each from Curtis, Byers and Amanda McCafferty and two RBI each from Hannah Williams and Breanna Weakly.April 5, 2013 1:40 p.m. read more..
Senior Kristin Lago and freshman Lydia McElderry led the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls lacrosse team to victory Tuesday with five goals each at Central Catholic. The 17-9 win came with help from seniors Kaili Duffy and Kayla Van Hoose, who had three and two goals each and, along with senior Hannah Hurley, provided key leadership in the team’s third win of the season.April 5, 2013 1:39 p.m. read more..
After losing its opening two games, Hood River Valley High School lacrosse picked up key wins at home this week against Hermiston and Wilson high schools. Tuesday’s game was something of a gimme against the new Hermiston lacrosse team; the 5-3 win was earned largely by HRV junior varsity players, who gave the Bulldogs a better matchup than the varsity lineup would have.April 5, 2013 1:34 p.m. read more..
April 1 marked the start of National Public Health Week. The theme of the week is “Public Health is ROI (Return on Investment): Save Lives, Save Money.”April 5, 2013 1:29 p.m. read more..
If you’ve recently lost excess weight, congratulations! It’s an accomplishment that will likely benefit your health now and in the future. Now that you’ve lost weight, let’s talk about some ways to maintain that success.April 5, 2013 1:22 p.m. read more..
A robin rests among fresh cherry blossoms along Reed Road Tuesday evening. With a warm and sunny start to spring, blossoms are coming out earlier than the last couple years and should be in their prime for this month's Blossom Festival activities around the valley.April 3, 2013 12:02 p.m. read more..
One year has passed since Hood River travel agent Sue Collins, owner of Cascade Travel, left Kay Ericksen and her daughter Sarah Keller of Hood River scrambling for Disneyland vacation airline tickets at triple the price, just hours before their flight was to take off. The family had paid for their trip months in advance.April 2, 2013 2:44 p.m. read more..
Columbia Gorge Community College is piloting a program that will provide local high school graduates an opportunity to attend college tuition free for up to two years.April 2, 2013 2:34 p.m. read more..
Join local musicians Roger and Diane Gadway at the Hood River Library on Friday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. for “An Evening with Scott Joplin.” The Gadways, who perform as the duo 'Gadzukes', will showcase Joplin's music along with a narrative history of his life and the time that gave rise to his compositions.April 2, 2013 2:25 p.m. read more..
The Next Door’s foster parent certifier, Becci Crane, will host an informational class about “What it Takes to Become a Foster Parent” every Monday this month beginning April 8.April 2, 2013 2:21 p.m. read more..
There are currently almost 130,000 LLCs (limited liability companies) registered in Oregon. These companies represent businesses of all sizes, but the vast majority are small businesses working and employing people in communities throughout Oregon.April 2, 2013 2:18 p.m. read more..
Among acres of bountiful blossoms in the orchards of the Hood River valley, two of the Hood River Blossom Festival’s most popular events — the Blossom Craft Show and the Blossom Fest Quilt Show — return April 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.April 2, 2013 2:14 p.m. read more..
Thanks to the efforts of a few enthusiastic players, table tennis is now added to the long list of activities to keep you busy in Hood River. A recently formed club plays every Wednesday evening, starting at 6:30 p.m., at the Hood River Armory and is inviting interested players — of any ability — to join the fun.April 2, 2013 2:04 p.m. read more..
The last couple of weeks have seen some extraordinary action in league play at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Nancy Asai was simply brilliant in the last Wednesday night Fraternal league, where she racked up a huge 747 three-game series — the top women’s series score for this season at Orchard Lanes.April 2, 2013 2:02 p.m. read more..
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has a list of spring activities for the sunny spring season starting this weekend with the annual Full Sail Banked Slalom race on Saturday (open to skiers and snowboarders, register at www.skihood.com) and Sunday’s third-annual Hood River Appreciation Day all day at the Hood River Meadows lodge with food, drinks, music, raffles and more.April 2, 2013 1:55 p.m. read more..
Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball spent last week playing and watching baseball on the sunny fields of Phoenix, Ariz., in the first spring break trip the team has taken in several years.April 2, 2013 1:54 p.m. read more..
The Mid-Columbia Lions Follies will present “The Wacky Wild West” as its 37th annual show April 5-6 and 11-13 for 7:30 p.m. shows, with a matinee performance Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. All performances are at the historic Hood River Middle School Auditorium.April 2, 2013 1:46 p.m. read more..
Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is happy to introduce its newest child advocates: Nicolette Hage, Antonio Marconi, Colleen Clark and Patricia Carty, of Wasco County, and Stacey Johnson of Hood River County, who were sworn in by the Honorable Paul G. Crowley March 6. These new advocates join a cadre of child advocates who serve our neglected and abused children in Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties.April 2, 2013 1:44 p.m. read more..
Every spring upper valley residents come out to support the Lions Follies, both by performing in the show or attending the performances.April 2, 2013 1:42 p.m. read more..
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