Rep. Mark Johnson told the Chamber of Commerce at Friday’s Appreciation dinner that a high-tech educational facility to serve the Gorge is looking increasingly likely for Hood River.February 26, 2013 5:02 p.m. read more..
Jennifer Bailey, 41, of Hood River, pleaded guilty to Theft I tied to her embezzlement of $21,451.92 in cash from the Hood River County Little League. Bailey was arrested Nov. 20 and was originally charged with theft in the first degree-aggravated, and forgery in the second degree.February 26, 2013 3:19 p.m. read more..
At a recent settlement conference, Donald Stuart McAndie, a hearing specialist who has been employed in Hood River and The Dalles, pleaded guilty to one count each of attempted rape, attempted kidnapping, attempted unlawful sexual penetration and attempted sexual abuse.February 26, 2013 3:17 p.m. read more..
With rhinestones, tiaras, feather boas and elegant attire of every kind on full display, more than 150 beautiful young ladies were joined by their fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and other male mentors at the first-ever YoungLife Father-Daughter Dance on Feb. 23.February 26, 2013 3:09 p.m. read more..
The Dakine showroom, at 408 Columbia Ave., suffered a fire Saturday.February 26, 2013 2:38 p.m. read more..
I’m sure you agree — if there’s one population of folks with interesting names — musicians surely can be at the top of the list.February 26, 2013 2:28 p.m. read more..
Sequestration and gridlock are terms that, so far locally, create none of the burdensome political baggage we are seeing in Washington, D.C.February 26, 2013 2:18 p.m. read more..
There’s nothing like sharing a good book with a friend. So how about sharing a good book with a whole community? That’s the goal of the annual “Hood River County Reads”—more than a month of community activities and presentations centered on a book everyone has read.February 26, 2013 2:15 p.m. read more..
As Crow High School’s boys basketball season came to an end Friday night, a young fan in red and black face paint sitting behind the Horizon Christian School bench quipped: “It looks like we’re going back to Baker.”February 26, 2013 1:53 p.m. read more..
Christian Marquez may not yet have a state title, but he did put the rest of the 5A wrestling world on notice for the next couple of years.February 26, 2013 1:51 p.m. read more..
The staging area is a musky rectangular room packed with a couple hundred bodies bouncing in circles and pacing back and forth like caged animals. There are many hundred more waiting upstairs for their time to come.February 26, 2013 1:49 p.m. read more..
EdCamp Gorge, a free conference for teachers, administrators and anyone involved in education, comes to Wy’east Middle School March 9.February 26, 2013 1:46 p.m. read more..
Ghosts, sword fights, spies, poisoned cups, madness and an evil king will bring intrigue and drama to audiences in the Hood River Valley High School production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” running weekends March 1 through March 16.February 26, 2013 1:43 p.m. read more..
Don’t miss the unveiling of the mural “Harvesting Our Stories” in Mid Valley Elementary’s cafeteria lobby Feb. 28 at 5:15 p.m. The mural honors Odell’s fruit industry and those who work in it. This is an “Arts Build Communities” project, made possible through the Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon taxpayers.February 26, 2013 1:30 p.m. read more..
What’s happening at the library these days?February 22, 2013 4:13 p.m. read more..
Did you know that three out of 100 individuals have some form of psychotic illness? It usually develops gradually in the teen years or early 20s. Untreated, teens and young adults with psychosis are often unable to transition to adulthood. They often fail to maintain their family ties, lose their homes, their ability to care of themselves, their family and community support, and their ability to protect themselves from harm. With early treatment and support, families stay together and young people become successful adults.February 22, 2013 4:05 p.m. read more..
Hood River Valley High School Nordic team racers continued season action last weekend with a “Hot Pursuit” race that brought teams from Summit, Bend, Redmond, Saint Mary’s, Crescent Valley, Cleveland and Corvallis high schools to the groomed cross country trails of Mt. Hood Meadows.February 22, 2013 3:36 p.m. read more..
In a much-anticipated season debut, the Gorge Roller Girls are excited to announce the first-ever bout of the recently formed roller derby league. The bout, set for March 16 at Hood River Valley High School, comes after months of recruiting members, training, building stamina and preparing bodies for the physical demands associated with the rapidly reemerging sport of roller derby.February 22, 2013 3:29 p.m. read more..
Here are upcoming special events at the Hood River Library, in addition to the weekly StoryTime program for young children — highlighted on page A1.February 22, 2013 3:16 p.m. read more..
A great theater opportunity for kids is Missoula Children’s Theater, returning Feb. 25 with a production of “The Secret Garden.”February 22, 2013 3:11 p.m. read more..
Here are selections from “Fifth Dimension,” a selection of poems and nonfiction writings by May Street Elementary fifth-graders. They were guided this winter by Wendy Best of Parkdale, artist in residence. Best credited teachers Katherine Jacobson, Heidi Burns and Leonard Bunting, and Principal Kelly Beard, “for having been so supportive of this special creative writing project.”February 22, 2013 3:10 p.m. read more..
The Hood River Valley High School wrestling team heads to the 2013 state wrestling tournament with 14 wrestlers, 12 boys and two girls. We are also headed to the Memorial Coliseum with a laptop, camera, video camera -- and a whole lot of snacks.February 21, 2013 7 p.m. read more..
The Natural Resources Conservation Service has scheduled a Local Working Group meeting for Feb. 28, from 1-3 p.m. at the OSU Extension Service meeting room, 2990 Experiment Station Drive, Hood River. Farmers and stakeholders are encouraged to attend.February 19, 2013 3:42 p.m. read more..
Music has always played a part in stirring up patriotism in the hearts of humankind. Two Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta concerts slated for this weekend will explore that phenomenon through their presentation of “The Heroic Spirit in Music.”February 19, 2013 3:37 p.m. read more..
Consider the new example of the Hood River County community’s coordinated efforts to respond to the needs of at-risk families.February 19, 2013 3:31 p.m. read more..
Cascade Locks — A team of Portland State University master’s degree candidates, also known as the Celilo Planning Studio, has received a national award from the American Planning Association for its work in the town of Cascade Locks.February 19, 2013 3:24 p.m. read more..
The Hood River County Commission on Children and Families recently received a child abuse and neglect prevention grant from the Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon.February 19, 2013 3:21 p.m. read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Scout as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:February 19, 2013 3:17 p.m. read more..
The Hood River Valley High School girls bowling team competed in its district tournament last week in Hermiston, against teams from Pendleton and Hermiston.February 19, 2013 3:15 p.m. read more..
Connor Webb ended his high school swimming career with a pair of top-five finishes at the OSAA state swimming championships Saturday.February 19, 2013 3:12 p.m. read more..
The last of the presentations in the Columbia Gorge Earth Center’s Sense of Place lecture series will take place March 19 with Arthur Babitz, “Visible Change: The Transformation of the Hood River Valley As Seen in the Photographic Record.”February 19, 2013 3:10 p.m. read more..
Parkdale Elementary is gearing up for its carnival on Friday, March 8, and is seeking local businesses and community members’ help donating raffle prizes.February 19, 2013 3:08 p.m. read more..
I had the opportunity to visit with a small group of college students from Evergreen, Wash., last fall. They were visiting several communities in the Pacific Northwest to supplement their studies on human rights, discrimination and immigrant populations.February 19, 2013 2:58 p.m. read more..
Hood River County 9-1-1 Dispatch commander Marita Haddan is blunt about one of the most basic qualifications to be a dispatcher:February 15, 2013 2:52 p.m. read more..
Ocean Kuykendall, one of 15 teachers in the Mid-Columbia region to receive a $3,000 grant from Confluence Project’s Gifts from Our Ancestors, gathered 180 middle school students to hear Native American voices of today share how their culture, customs and the Columbia River continue to be a strong current in their lives.February 15, 2013 2:47 p.m. read more..
One of the greatest geological events to ever have occurred in North America was given the name the Missoula Floods. Join the Columbia Gorge Earth Center on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Springhouse Cellar Winery to learn about one of the great forces that shaped the landscape of the Gorge, as well as the incredible story of J. Harlen Bretz and his discovery of the floods.February 15, 2013 2:44 p.m. read more..
“If you take care of a toddler, preschooler, or 5-6-year-old then you will really enjoy the parenting series starting Feb. 26 in Hood River and February 28 in The Dalles,” siad Nancy Johansen Paul, of the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Program.February 15, 2013 2:42 p.m. read more..
The path to some significant improvements to the Hood River waterfront has been eased, thanks to a financing agreement between the Port of Hood River, the City of Hood River and the Hood River Waterfront and the Hood River Urban Renewal Agency.February 15, 2013 2:41 p.m. read more..
Hood River Community Education is currently offering classes on Chinese language and culture, for adults and children; including one with special focus on business. Minchun Huang, who is here on a teaching exchange, will be the instructor.February 15, 2013 2:38 p.m. read more..
Zwickelmania features guided tours of local craft breweries in Oregon, including Hood River County, on Saturday, Feb. 16, with open houses from noon-4 p.m. Zwickelmania will feature Full Sail Brewing, Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom, pFriem Family Brewers and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales.February 15, 2013 2:37 p.m. read more..
SALEM — According to a recent press release, Chuck Thomsen, R-Hood River, will focus on the creation of private sector jobs, increasing funding to local classrooms and streamlining state government during the 2013 Legislative Session, which began business last weekend.February 15, 2013 2:28 p.m. read more..
As the Presidents Day holiday awaits us on Monday, it may be helpful to point to a new car ad on television, one that, while humorous, casts some light on the question of just how well-informed Americans are about the history of our nation’s elected chiefs.February 15, 2013 2:27 p.m. read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Ryder as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as followsFebruary 15, 2013 2:12 p.m. read more..
With only two races remaining in Mount Hood Ski League action, Hood River Valley High School skiers are looking poised to be among the top echelon at next month’s Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association state championships.February 15, 2013 1:56 p.m. read more..
High school winter sports seasons are coming quckly to an end, but before they do there’s the little detail of determining the best of the best. This weekend features a heafty serving of action for even the hungriest of sports fans. Here’s a summary:February 15, 2013 1:47 p.m. read more..
Food makes us feel good. Besides tasting great and nourishing the body, food also has an influence on appetite and moods. Research shows that certain foods affect powerful mood-modifying brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are made from the foods we eat, and are present in higher concentrations after meals than between them.February 15, 2013 1:39 p.m. read more..
Women — if you think that heart disease is something you don’t need to worry about, you could be tragically mistaken. This is one disease that most women know far too little about, and it affects far too many of us.February 15, 2013 1:38 p.m. read more..
THE DALLES — The Original Courthouse Regional History Forum series continues Saturday with “Blanche McGaughey, Early Cowgirl,” 1:30 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom of the 1859 Courthouse, at 410 W. Second Place in The Dalles. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Coffee and cookies are served.February 15, 2013 1:34 p.m. read more..
Emilee Ziegner and Sophie Oswald, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as January Students of the Month by the Hood River Elks Lodge. Each received a check for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting.February 12, 2013 3:26 p.m. read more..
CAST is looking for actors for “Circle Mirror Transformation,” a play by Annie Baker that won the 2009 Obie Award for Best New American PlayFebruary 12, 2013 3:22 p.m. read more..
Zwickelmania features guided tours of local craft breweries in Oregon, including Hood River County, on Saturday, Feb. 16, with open houses from noon-4 p.m. Zwickelmania will feature Full Sail Brewing, Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom, pFriem Family Brewers and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales.February 12, 2013 3:21 p.m. read more..
The scene begins with Beatrice Barbara Cotton (Bea) and her friend Sonja Sanchez texting to one another about how dull and boring their lives are. Bea’s mom asks her to dust off some old bottles for their garage sale.February 12, 2013 3:20 p.m. read more..
I remember well the first time I met Ken Jernstedt. I was probably 8 or 9 years old and we were living on the cherry orchard six miles outside of The Dalles.February 12, 2013 3:13 p.m. read more..
Scary good.February 12, 2013 3:12 p.m. read more..
Randy Nieto bowled the lights out in league action last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes, where he rolled solid games of 233, 203 and 256 for a mighty nice 692 series. The score was 143 pins over his average; good enough to elevate him to Bowler of the Week status.February 12, 2013 3:03 p.m. read more..
The last few months of practice and training paid off for Hood River Valley High School’s winter competitive cheerleading team. The squad of 13 girls performed in front of thousands Saturday at the Memorial Coliseum in the annual OSAA state cheerleading contest and, in its second season as a competitive team, placed fifth out of 12 in the 5A small division.February 12, 2013 3:02 p.m. read more..
Hood River Valley High School swim team swept the competition over the weekend at the Columbia River Conference championships at the Hood River Aquatic Center. Both HRV boys and girls teams won conference titles and the team won the combined title by nearly 300 points over second-place Pendleton.February 12, 2013 3 p.m. read more..
Led by standout riders Autumn Inouye for the girls and Connor Goodwillie for the boys, the Hood River Valley High School snowboarding team is carving through the season and has picked up two more first-place finishes in Oregon Interscholastic Snowboarding Association action.February 12, 2013 2:59 p.m. read more..
The good news for Hood River residents is the effects in Hood River County of a large earthquake off the Oregon coast might not keep you up at nightFebruary 12, 2013 2:41 p.m. read more..
Standing amid the sawdust-laden benches under a bower of woodworking tools, Deb and Dan Baxter of Hood River exude the calm confidence, directness and easy manner of longtime work mates — a perfect analogy for their marriage of 30 years.February 12, 2013 2:36 p.m. read more..
For Jorge and Gavina Rivera, faith is the glue that has held their marriage together through the trials and tribulations of the last four decades.February 12, 2013 2:31 p.m. read more..
The constant in Paul and Maria Kollas’ life together has been its inconstancy — from the very beginning of their marriage in 1962.February 12, 2013 2:30 p.m. read more..
Although I’m closer to age 60 than age 6, I’ve spent the last year immersed in the ABCs. Not the ones that adorn wooden blocks, however, but rather an Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant.February 12, 2013 2:25 p.m. read more..
What was I thinking!!?? For some reason, I had in my mind that once the museum opened again after our 13-month renovation and remodeling project, that things would slow down and get back to a somewhat normal pace and I could start to get a little caught up on my list of things to do.February 12, 2013 2:16 p.m. read more..
Mount Hood’s iconic beauty and recreational opportunities bless the Hood River Valley. Her glaciers and snow packs supply precious water for irrigation and her springs provide almost all of the domestic drinking water.February 12, 2013 noon read more..
LUBA hears SALEM – Both sides made their pitch to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals Thursday afternoon in a case that will determine whether or not a proposed hotel and commercial building project on the Hood River waterfront can proceed, or if it must be sent back to the city for another look.February 8, 2013 2:35 p.m. read more..
Two young heroes employed at the Best Western Hood River Inn took fast action at the Columbia River on Tuesday around 1:25 p.m., pulling a 77-year-old man to safety from frigid river water. The victim’s family has requested his name be withheld.February 8, 2013 2:32 p.m. read more..
“I love every minute of every day.”February 8, 2013 2:24 p.m. read more..
Otis Heat at Clocktower Ales; ‘NW Harmony’ plays Feb. 9; Fields of May, more at Solera; Pamela Thomas-Martin at Columbia Gorge Hotel ; Valentine's music in Trout Lake; Country Dance at Rockford Grange Feb. 9; Bone Soup event March 2February 8, 2013 2:08 p.m. read more..
We have in our society a system of communications between friends, family and business that connects us all.February 8, 2013 2:04 p.m. read more..
For two weeks beginning Feb. 11, the Hood River City Police Department and the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a traffic safety blitz campaign.February 8, 2013 1:54 p.m. read more..
People visiting Hood River often remark on the high level of creative expression evident in the community. Apparently, that culture of artistry begins early.February 8, 2013 1:53 p.m. read more..
Even though days are short and the weather’s lousy, spring will be here before you know it. Be prepared! Order your native shrubs and trees now through the Hood River Soil & Water Conservation District native plant sale.February 8, 2013 1:45 p.m. read more..
When The Dalles Fitness and Court Club announced the opening of its new indoor sports field, Hood River youth lacrosse coach Cory Roeseler reserved a Monday night time slot in the hopes of recruiting enough area middle school boys to have once-a-week games to keep at least a small group of players sharp during the off-season.February 8, 2013 1:40 p.m. read more..
A crowd split evenly between supporters for Hood River Valley and The Dalles-Wahtonka witnessed one of the more exciting basketball games in years Tuesday at Vannet Court.February 8, 2013 1:39 p.m. read more..
Cheerleading may not be a traditional winter sport, but ask any of the girls on the Hood River Valley High School competitive cheer team what they’ve been up to for the last few months and they’d be happy to tell you just how much effort they have put into the season. And as the season comes to a climax at this weekend’s OSAA State Cheerleading Championships, the team will face a bittersweet moment.February 8, 2013 1:33 p.m. read more..
Columbia Gorge Community College is hosting an annual Renewable Energy Technology (RET) Career Fair for enrolled students on March 7 from 10 a.m. to noon.February 8, 2013 1:28 p.m. read more..
Your weight-loss success depends in large part on your readiness to take on the challenge. If you jump in before you’re ready, your weight-loss plan may buckle under the first challenge. Use these questions to assess your weight-loss readiness.February 8, 2013 1:24 p.m. read more..
‘You are an important part of some lucky child’s life right now.’ That’s how Bob Camillucci put it to a gathering of mentors on a recent Saturday morning. Camillucci, a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge, and himself a mentor, was addressing fellow “Bigs” and supporters, but he could have been talking about nearly any program in the community where caring adults meet on a regular basis to provide guidance, teaching and friendship to young people.February 6, 2013 3:46 p.m. read more..
It seems that the sleek industrial beauty of autos and airplanes can inspire a wide-range of creative interpretation. That is what photography students of HRVHS art teacher Amirra Malak discovered while on a recent photo shoot hosted by the Western Antique, Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Tucker Road.February 5, 2013 2:31 p.m. read more..
The goal was reached well before closing time Thursday for the first-ever matching grant given to the Next Door Inc.February 5, 2013 2:30 p.m. read more..
There’s been a lot about bull around here lately. Bullshots. Bulldogs. Wait, bulldogs?February 5, 2013 2:27 p.m. read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Gabby as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:February 5, 2013 2:20 p.m. read more..
The AARP Tax-Aide program has returned to the Hood River County Library on Mondays, from 2-7 p.m. Volunteers will also be available Thursdays at the Hood River Valley Adult Center and Wednesdays (by appointment only) at the Pioneer Center in White Salmon.February 5, 2013 2:18 p.m. read more..
Hood River Valley High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams moved to 0-5 in league action after a pair of tough losses against the Hermiston Bulldogs Friday night. The loss is the ninth straight for the boys and the eighth for the girls in what is turning out to be a bumpy season.February 5, 2013 2:17 p.m. read more..
2011 Hood River Valley High School graduate and former Eagle basketball MVP Chris Dirks had a breakout game Saturday as he posed his first college career double-double for the Linfield Wildcats against the George Fox Bruins. The 6’5” forward had 10 points and 11 rebounds in the game. The Wildcats, now 2-10 in the Northwest Conference, lost the gameFebruary 5, 2013 2:16 p.m. read more..
Mt. Hood Meadows Nordic Center hosted one of two Oregon High School Nordic Organization night meets last Friday. Night meets are typically used as auxiliary contests so racers can meet the quota of finishing three meets in the league to be eligible for the state meet March 1-2. Friday’s activities consisted of a two-lap loop “skate style” course in the late afternoon light, a fun team relay at twilight and a barbecue and awards ceremony in full dark, illuminated by lantern light.February 5, 2013 2:11 p.m. read more..
The following is a compilation of memories and thoughts by senior player Katie Tolbert from the Horizon Christian School girls varsity basketball team’s road trips in the 2012-13 season as she tried “to make the most of my last year playing basketball.” The notes are from trips, some of them overnighters, to eastern Oregon burgs Helix, Prineville, Ione, Pendleton and the Willamette Valley, between December and January.February 5, 2013 2:07 p.m. read more..
Scoring was really challenging at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week. The powerful shots of Jason DeGeus and Josh Worth still found enough success to make the most recent Team of the Week, as did the finesse strokes of Jeremy Bloom.February 5, 2013 2:03 p.m. read more..
Top-ranked Horizon Christian School clinched the Big Sky Conference’s regular season boys basketball championship this past weekend, but the Hawks have their sights set on a much bigger prize.February 5, 2013 2:02 p.m. read more..
Safety devices known as “candlesticks” seem to light the way on May Street in front of Hood River Middle School.February 5, 2013 2 p.m. read more..
In his National Mentorship Month proclamation in January, President Barack Obama wrote, “Mentors know that helping a child unlock his or her full potential starts with care, guidance and support. find the strength within themselves.”February 5, 2013 1:52 p.m. read more..
It’s a sure sign that spring is on its way in the Upper Valley when it’s time to sign up your children for Little League!February 5, 2013 1:49 p.m. read more..
Marion County Circuit Judge Dale Penn issued a ruling Monday that moved the proposal to site a Walmart Super Center in The Dalles another step closer to reality.February 1, 2013 2:42 p.m. read more..
When a fire shuts down traffic, we often have to walk across the street or drive around the block.February 1, 2013 2:35 p.m. read more..
After hanging within five points of 6A Oregon City Pioneers at home Tuesday evening, the Hood River Valley varsity boys basketball team came out flat after halftime, allowing the visiting team 14 unanswered points in a dismal third quarter in which the Eagles were outscored 20-6.February 1, 2013 2:10 p.m. read more..
In another strong showing for the Hood River Valley High School ski team, Hannah Bergemann and Brendan Kerr topped the results last weekend in the latest USA Snowboarding Association Mt. Hood Series contest. Although run by USASA, the event included freestyle skiing divisions and drew high school competitors from Hood River, The Dalles, West Linn and Oregon Episcopal School to the slopes of Timberline. The slopestyle event gave each skier two runs down a course of jumps and rails in front of a panel of four judges; the lowest of each skier’s two scores was tossed out.February 1, 2013 2:03 p.m. read more..
The stronger we hold to God’s law, the better our relationships find respect. We easily join a family as we openly become full of a close connection completed by a passionate state of mind. Truth is not a sound of weakness, no matter how fast we follow the ways that it comes boldly into our lives. Prominently we develop over a lifetime a covered personality being shaped enough in the way of supportive needs that have no other way out of themselves.February 1, 2013 1:49 p.m. read more..
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