Cold, yet active: that’s the forecast for the end of 2013 and the start of 2014, outdoors in the mid-Columbia Gorge.December 28, 2013 midnight read more..
“Dark and Stormy” might be Jim Dey’s favorite drink, but this barman’s way is just the opposite: calm and peaceful.December 28, 2013 midnight read more..
Despite the fact that I was wet and cold, I stood still as a statue in the thigh-deep water with all my attention focused on my fishing rod, line and outfit that was drifting through the high, yet green colored water.December 28, 2013 midnight read more..
Our annual celebration of roadside spiritual (and other) messages this year adds a new contributor: Hood River Seventh-Day Adventist Church installed a signboard in September.December 24, 2013 midnight read more..
Santa Mouse rides again.December 24, 2013 midnight read more..
Giving can be a lesson, and a fun one.December 24, 2013 midnight read more..
In its best-played game so far this season, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team had a first win within grasp before letting it slip away in the fourth quarter of a 62-48 loss against Lebanon last Friday night at Vannet Court.December 24, 2013 midnight read more..
Over the last few weeks, we have had reported outbreaks of Norovirus, prompting public health officials to issue advice on steps everyone can take to avoid this common and unpleasant gastrointestinal illness.December 24, 2013 midnight read more..
For your Christmas reading enjoyment, perhaps by that leg lamp in the window: a website called Ranker reports that viewers rated “A Christmas Story” the greatest Christmas movie of all time.December 24, 2013 midnight read more..
Sunday’s comics pages presented a piece of seasonal theology, expressed 40 or so years ago by the late Charles Schulz.December 24, 2013 midnight read more..
The sights and sounds of a farmers market are almost universal, whether you’re at the Gorge Grown Farmers Market or in another part of the globe. The laughter and shouts of children playing, the murmur of voices from farmers and shoppers alike, the sound of music ringing in the air, the smell of food cooking, the colorful array of fresh, local fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, and other food products are what one expects to see at a farmers market.December 24, 2013 midnight read more..
Farm Bureau re-elects Barry Bushue was re-elected to an eighth two-year term as president of Oregon Farm Bureau during the 81st OFB Annual Meeting in Bend, Dec. 10-12. A third-generation farmer, Bushue runs a family nursery, berry, and flowering basket operation near Boring.December 24, 2013 midnight read more..
Shortages in funding to the Columbia River Gorge Commission are leading to compromises in terms of how effective the agency can be when it comes to addressing the planning needs of the National Scenic Area, according to its executive director.December 24, 2013 midnight read more..
After a two-year hiatus, The History Museum’s Holiday Open House is back, Saturday, Dec. 28, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The community and visitors are invited to spend a cozy day at the museum with friends and family, enjoying refreshments, listening to music, playing games and discovering history.December 24, 2013 midnight read more..
Wy’East Fire District and local, state and federal investigators are working diligently to bring the Diamond Fruit Growers fruit bin fire case to a close and are asking for the public’s help in gaining more information about the Nov. 25, blaze, according to Wy’east Fire Chief Greg Borton.December 24, 2013 midnight read more..
At the beginning of August, Hood River welcomed six new Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest members for an intensive year of service with several local agencies. While the program is Catholic, volunteers come from all religious backgrounds. But all live according to the four pillars of the program: Community, spirituality, social justice and simple living.December 24, 2013 midnight read more..
Gorge Owned welcomes Hood River Mayor and history enthusiast Arthur Babitz to Springhouse Cellar Winery on Wednesday, Jan. 8, as part of the Sense of Place lecture series. Babitz will explore the rich and well-documented past of Hood River using photographic archives of The History Museum of Hood River County.December 21, 2013 midnight read more..
Wy’East Fire District and local, state and federal investigators are working diligently to bring the Diamond Fruit Growers fruit bin fire case to a close and are asking for the public’s help in gaining more information about the Nov. 25, blaze, according to Wy’east Fire Chief Greg Borton.December 21, 2013 midnight read more..
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Hood River, but nowhere is quite as Christmassy as the Oak Street Hotel.December 21, 2013 midnight read more..
For those who have been displaced from their homes following a domestic violence incident, the holidays can be an especially difficult and traumatic time of year.December 21, 2013 midnight read more..
‘Murder in the Key of D’ promisesDecember 21, 2013 midnight read more..
The Oregon United for Marriage Hood River Committee will be gathering signatures from Dec.16-22, from Oregonians who would like to see the Marriage Equality initiative on the November 2014 ballot.December 21, 2013 midnight read more..
Bowl season is upon us; which means There Will Be Food. Even at the Fight Hunger Bowl I doubt they’ll cancel concessions.December 21, 2013 midnight read more..
The History Museum will host a special exhibit and event in January to remember the experiences of Japanese American citizens in World War II, and honor those who braved prejudices to help them or speak out against their treatment.December 21, 2013 midnight read more..
Elevated by three straight wins last week, the Horizon Christian School boys basketball team is now atop the Oregon 1A rankings going into the third week of pre-season action. The Hawks (3-1) played road games last Friday and Saturday at the Country Christian Cougar Classic and another Monday at Horizon Christian in Tualatin, winning all three to set momentum in the right direction after opening the season with a tough 67-51 loss against 2A No. 3 Irrigon.December 21, 2013 midnight read more..
A Hood River man has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree attempted robbery following a heist at the U.S. Bank branch on the Heights in September.December 20, 2013 3:40 p.m. read more..
The Hood River Warming Shelter is seeking to enrich the quality of life of the homeless in Hood River County and surrounding areas by providing “a safe place to meet the basic human needs of people without shelter during our coldest months.”December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
“To the community of Hood River — I want to say thank you,” writes HRVHS junior Caitlyn Fick.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
The Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at OHSU provided vision screenings to preschool children Nov. 10 at Hood River Head Start.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
The History Museum will host a special exhibit and event in January to remember the experiences of Japanese American citizens in World War II, and honor those who braved prejudices to help them or speak out against their treatment.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
Christmas spirit swept through downtown Odell Dec. 15 with a live crèche at Gehrig’s Chevron. Jesuit Volunteer Corps members planned the event, with many others coming together to make it happen.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
This month the Hood River News has published the first edition of “12 Columns of Christmas,” a booklet containing editorials written by Editor Kirby Neumann-Rea from our Christmas papers between 2000 and 2012.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
It might be better to give than to receive, but shoppers were able to do both Dec. 11 during a special Holiday Giving promotion held by participating downtown Hood River businesses. Many shops partnered with local charities and service organizations to raise funds during this particular time of need.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington recently adopted a split-season management structure for winter sturgeon in the Columbia River, between Bonneville and The Dalles dams. Managers set the winter sturgeon season in the Bonneville pool for Jan. 1-19, with hopes of opening a summer sturgeon retention season in June, provided enough of the 1,100-fish annual guideline remains for an additional fishery at that time.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
Christian Marquez and Andrew DeHart represented Hood River Valley High School wrestling with podium finishes over the weekend at the North Bend Coast Classic, which is regarded as one of the toughest tournaments in the state. Fighting through 30-person brackets, Marquez, a junior wrestling at 132 pounds, won three straight to advance to the championship match, which he lost 7-6 to finish second. DeHart, a senior at 152 pounds, finished fourth overall after winning three straight and getting knocked out of the championship round in the semifinals.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge Community College welcomes generous holiday “giving” to ensure its grant match challenge goal.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected McGraw as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
The Gorge Technology Alliance held its first-ever awards program on Dec.12, recognizing Jeff Blackman of Hood River Valley High School as the 2013 GTA Technology Leader of the Year and 4-Tell Inc. as the 2013 GTA Technology Organization of the Year.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
Vagabond Motel only looks like a classic motor court motel like those popular in the 1950s.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
You might say Gavin McAlpine is a professional volunteer.December 14, 2013 midnight read more..
The Bridge of the Gods has been closed to heavy truck traffic for nearly five months now as the Port of Cascade Locks works to repair the bridge and lift the Oregon Department of Transportation weight restrictions that have been in place on the structure since July.December 14, 2013 midnight read more..
A local business owner has been charged with five counts of first-degree sexual abuse after allegedly having sexual contact with at least two minors between the ages of 8 and 10.December 14, 2013 midnight read more..
On Dec. 14 it will have been a year since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.December 14, 2013 midnight read more..
Riverside Community Church invites community members to join in a “Longest Night” prayer service Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.December 14, 2013 midnight read more..
The National Premier Soccer League announced last week that the Hood River-based semi-pro soccer club, SO Samba FC, will join the league as an expansion team for the 2014 season. The recently formed team consists of adult players from throughout the Gorge, coached by Brazilian native Thiago Samba.December 14, 2013 midnight read more..
The annual Hood River County fire departments’ lighted fire truck Christmas parade rolls Dec. 16-18, 6-9 p.m. each night. Below are routes the decorated vehicles will take through the county.December 14, 2013 midnight read more..
If all goes as planned, windsurfers, kayakers, paddle boarders and other river users will have significantly improved water access at the Hook by the 2015 season.December 14, 2013 midnight read more..
Caleb Trumbull lost a bet, and in doing so raised $100 for a class project titled Operation Make a Difference. The money, along with contributions from classmates in Tracy Norton’s home room class, will go to sponsor a family in need for Christmas.December 14, 2013 midnight read more..
‘Share the Warmth’ at Windermere; moreDecember 11, 2013 midnight read more..
The Parkdale Fire Department is hosting the once-again annual Parkdale Tree Lighting at Rail’s End Station on Baseline and Clear Creek Roads on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.December 11, 2013 midnight read more..
As the height of the holiday season is approaching, a fully stocked food bank is needed.December 11, 2013 midnight read more..
Chaos within mayhem: sounds like any Christmas experience, right?December 11, 2013 midnight read more..
And the walkin’ man walks …”December 11, 2013 midnight read more..
In December 1969 my 19-year-old brother came home for Christmas in a green Pontiac Firebird. That same year, my friend Florence’s brother came home from Vietnam in a body bag.December 11, 2013 midnight read more..
The Hood River Warming Shelter works to ensure that homeless families and individuals have a warm and safe shelter during the dangerously cold winter months here in Hood River and the Columbia Gorge, according to Immanual Lutheran Pastor Jeff Mueller.December 11, 2013 midnight read more..
On Thanksgiving morning the Youth of Heart of Hospice/YoHOHs arrived at the Hood River Care Center bringing dozens of assorted carnations and carringing signs that read Happy Thanksgiving for the resident.December 11, 2013 midnight read more..
Unfortunately, fish doesn’t keep very well when frozen. The more time fish spend in the freezer the less desirable they become. And while there are ways to make fish last in the freezer for six to 12 months, dropping fillets in a zip-top bag won’t get you much past 60 days.December 7, 2013 midnight read more..
A young but athletic lineup of players has Chad Leeson excited about the upcoming season. The second-year Horizon Christian School varsity girls basketball coach says although the team has no seniors, this year’s squad has speed, quickness and the right mindset to continue the uptick the team has seen in recent years.December 7, 2013 midnight read more..
The holidays are a festive time of year, but many people feel too stressed to enjoy the season. They may have too many deadlines, too much shopping to do, or they are juggling too many holiday-related things and not getting enough sleep.December 7, 2013 midnight read more..
There is a growing move toward protecting our air that we breathe from toxins that are known to cause cancer. In an effort to do this, you may be noticing more signage around our community that promotes healthy living. Within the last six months, Hood River County facilities, parks and forests have gone tobacco- and smoke-free, along with the Parks and Recreation District, the Library District, Mt. Hood Town Hall, the Power Station and all Hood River Chamber events.December 7, 2013 midnight read more..
Betsy Keith and Cheryl Rohan are friends who really, really enjoy what they do.December 7, 2013 midnight read more..
A new coach, a new core group of players and the optimism that comes with a fresh start set the tone for the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls basketball team as it kicks off the winter season. The young 12-member squad, guided by first-year head coach Scott Walker, opens the season this weekend with a tournament at Sandy High School.December 7, 2013 midnight read more..
The Port of Cascade Locks has announced that more nighttime closures will be coming to the Bridge of the Gods as contractors work to finish repairs on the structure by the end of the year.December 7, 2013 midnight read more..
Preliminary information indicates two people died in Oregon in fatal traffic crashes during the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday reporting period between 6 p.m. Nov. 27 and 11:59 p.m. Dec. 1.December 7, 2013 midnight read more..
Updates on weather related newsDecember 6, 2013 11:37 a.m. read more..
Results are in for the 52nd annual Hood River City Tournament that completed recently at Orchard Lanes. The tournament consisted of three games in team, doubles and singles, plus an all-events category. All-events is a combination of bowlers’ scores in the team, doubles and singles events; there divisions in this category, one for scratch scores and the other with handicaps.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
URM Stores, the parent company of Rosauers, announced Tuesday that it was okay for customers to resume using credit cards and other electronic payment methods after a “cyber attack” compromised its stores’ credit card systems last month.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
The Oregon Employment Department has released its October unemployment figures that show Hood River County has not only one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state, but its lowest rate in over five years.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
The Parkdale Grange was organized on Nov.18, 1913, and meetings began in McIsaac’s Hall, above McIsaac’s Store on Baseline Road in Parkdale. Not the current store site, but the one that until a few years ago housed Jalisco Market, next to the Hutson Museum.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
When I mentioned that I spoke to Thomas Dolby the other week, friends have asked me if he is the guy who invented the Dolby™ noise reduction system found on a lot of stereo equipment. I laughed to myself, partly because it didn't occur to me, of all people, to ask him.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
After a heartbreaker 41-39 loss to City Christian in the 1A boys state basketball finals last season, the Horizon Christian School Hawks are enthused and ready to start their quest for a state title; and with only one player graduated from last year’s near-perfect 30-1 season, they are poised to continue the dominating reputation Hawks basketball has built in recent years.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School boys basketball team kicks off its winter schedule today, with an away jamboree at Liberty High School. The team, guided by third-year head coach Steve Noteboom, is starting with optimism, while acknowledging the challenges to come.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
Families and robot lovers of all ages are invited to watch the fun at the Columbia Gorge First Lego League Tournaments in December. These free events will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 8 at The Dalles Middle School (1100 E. 12th St.) and Dec. 15 at Wy’east Middle School (3000 Wy’east Road near Odell). These tournaments are local qualifiers for the international FLL robotics competition for kids ages 9 to 14. Winners will travel to the state tournaments in Hillsboro in January.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
In an exciting start to the 2013-14 season, Hood River Wrestling Club was in full force Saturday for the annual Gorge Folkstyle Challenge at Hood River Valley High School. The youth wrestling tournament drew teams from as far away as Yakima, but with 46 in its lineup, the Hood River program was the clear powerhouse.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
Results are in for the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot fun-run and fundraiser for Mosier Community School. More than 300 runners turned out for this year’s run, held in brisk but dry conditions on the Twin Tunnels trail.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
Ballet students at Columbia Gorge Dance Academy will once again present their gift to the community, “Scenes from The Nutcracker,” in three performances Dec. 14 and 15 in the Hood River Middle School auditorium.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
Gorge Owned (GO!) welcomes archeologist Eric Gleason to the Columbia Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Dec. 4, as part of the Sense of Place lecture series. Gleason will present “One Block Through Time: The History and Archaeology of The Dalles Chinatown,” about the 19th century Chinese community that once thrived in The Dalles.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
Short column this week — but there’s a lot going on.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
December is “good deal” month at Oregon State Parks. From Dec. 1-31, visitors and gift-givers can save $5 on the 12-month day-use parking permit. Parking fees are required at 26 Oregon state parks, and cost $5 per day, unless you have a 12- or 24-month pass. The 12-month pass is on sale for $25 — regularly $30 — in December.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
Information from the News and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)