Stories for July 2013

Subscribe

Wednesday, July 31



Last call for writers in Plein Air

The Aug. 2 registration deadline is fast approaching for writers to participate in the annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event, organized by Columbia Center for the Arts.

July 31, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Take a virtual tour of Cloud Cap Inn

Community members will have an opportunity to take a virtual tour of the historic Cloud Cap Inn Sundays from now through Sept. 1 at The History Museum of Hood River County.

July 31, 2013 midnight read more..


Marker 28 fire spreads

The Mile Marker 28 fire near Goldendale, Wash., expanded over the weekend and Monday to an estimated 20,337 acres but firefighters made some headway on containment, which was listed at 25 percent as of Monday night.

July 31, 2013 midnight read more..
    

Scrabble game highlights First Friday

Kids in the Hood, a new business downtown, 13 Oak St., (see article on A2) hosts an impromptu Scrabble game for First Friday, open to all comers, on the courtyard tiles in front of the shop.

July 31, 2013 midnight read more..


Entertainment Update for July 31

pFriem celebrates anniversary; Music listings for The Dalles; Chorus concert with Harmony of the Gorge; ‘Greencards’ play house concert; Holland featured at Dog River; Williams, Hulett at Stonehedge; Vandella at CEBU Lounge

July 31, 2013 midnight read more..
     

Baseball players represent HRV on national stage

Hood River Valley High School baseball player Kellan Duffy will be in Fort Meyers, Fla., this week to play on Team Northwest for the 15U Perfect Game Elite World Series. Top 16-15U teams in the country have been invited to attend the tournament, with games played on the major league spring training site of the Boston Red Sox.

July 31, 2013 midnight read more..


Popular hike, bike trails close due to fire danger

Hood River Area Stewards reports that, due to extreme fire danger, all SDS, Longview Fiber, Kreps, Broughton Lumber, Hancock Forest Management and American Forest Management lands will close to all public use at the end of the day Friday, Aug. 2.

July 31, 2013 midnight read more..


Scott Sadil completes Columbia-Snake sail

Author Scott Sadil arrived Sunday, July 28, at Hell’s Gate State Park, five miles upstream from Lewiston, Idaho, completing a 471-mile voyage up the Columbia and Snake rivers in Tia, his home-built Swampscott dory.

July 31, 2013 midnight read more..
     

City holds State Street meeting

The City of Hood River Urban Renewal Committee will hold an informational meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall on the forthcoming $4.2 million State Street project, which will include paving, sidewalks, retaining walls, pedestrian plazas, lighting and landscaping. The meeting is open to the public.

July 31, 2013 midnight read more..
   

Tuesday, July 30

 

Saturday, July 27



Camp Musango is back!

Aug. 12-15, Monday through Thursday, immerse your child in the music of Africa, with four fun-filled days of marimba, drumming, dance, singing and outdoor games. This is a unique opportunity to learn African music from native African teachers, with lots of fun, energetic activities.

July 27, 2013 midnight read more..
  

Planning Department nixes cell tower plan

The Hood River County Planning Department has denied an application to build a 160-foot commercial cellphone tower that was planned for construction on private property near Westside Elementary School.

July 27, 2013 midnight read more..
   

Court remodel ‘worth the sacrifice’

For area tennis players, the timing couldn’t be worse to have the city’s only public courts torn up and unusable, but for those who have played on the ever-cracking concrete surface of the May Street courts (Tsuruta Courts) over the years, another month of waiting, or playing elsewhere, will be well worth the sacrifice.

July 27, 2013 midnight read more..
  

HRV Swim Team busy with summer season

Hood River Valley Swim Team has had a busy summer of racing around the Northwest. Most recently, team swimmers competed last week at three different meets — the Speedo Championship Series Sectionals in Gresham, the Oregon Swimming 12U championships in Albany and the Sizzlin’ Summer meet in Moses Lake, Wash.

July 27, 2013 midnight read more..
 

HRV cheer honored at UCA Camp

Hood River Valley High School’s incoming squad of varsity cheerleaders picked up top honors last week by earning the Camp Champion title at the July 16-19 Universal Cheerleaders Association Cheer Camp.

July 27, 2013 midnight read more..
  

Entertainment Update for July 27

John Bunzow at Brian’s Pourhouse Aug. 3; ‘Harmed Brothers’ at CEBU; ‘Romancing the West’ tour in Hood River July 26-27; Blues from David Vest July 27 at The Pines

July 27, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Library District ends another busy year

Only two years ago, Hood River County, Ore., closed the doors on its three public libraries in Hood River, Cascade Locks and Parkdale. However, county residents reopened those doors in 2011 by creating the independent and stable Hood River County Library District (HRCLD).

July 27, 2013 midnight read more..
      

Family events this weekend at Fair

Family fun abounds at the Hood River County Fair this weekend. This year’s fair features more free kids games, including a money toss and dummy roping, along with traditional carnival rides and midway fun. Parking is free — but be prepared for traffic back-ups at key times during the evenings.

July 27, 2013 midnight read more..

Wednesday, July 24



Good News Gardening offers free class Aug. 13

Is it possible to grow your own nutritious vegetables year-round in the Gorge? John Hergenrather from Good News Gardening thinks so, and has been doing it for years without expensive, heated greenhouses.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..


Entertainment Update for July 24

Summer Smack Down with Bigfoot and Austin Heat; ‘A Glass Act’ opens Aug. 2; Jason Waicunas presents Gorge photography lecture July 25; Music weekend at Gallery 301; Ruins Tuesday at Springhouse; Blues from David Vest July 27 at The Pines

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Port ‘concerned’ about traffic influx

The Port of Hood River will be keeping a close eye on the Hood River Bridge for the next several weeks to prepare for the likely increase in trucks that will be using the structure now that the Bridge of the Gods has stricter weight limits.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..
  

Local guys start Hakujin

One morning, Colby Richards woke up and panicked because he wanted to do something with his life and still hadn’t. His thoughts led to an idea for a food truck.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..
  

HRV soph Parker Kennedy wins USATF state, regional decathlons

Parker Kennedy has been making great strides toward the goal of becoming one of the top young decathletes in the country. While many of his friends were kicking back and relaxing in the first weeks of summer vacation, the Hood River Valley High School sophomore was busy competing in, and winning, the USA Track and Field state and regional championships.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..


Gorge Cup: Four down, two to go

In what organizers and longtime competitors agree is one of the windiest races in the Gorge Cup’s long history, more than 30 windsurfers put their skills, and gear, to the test over the weekend at the Hood River Event Site. Saturday’s action included gusts into the 40-mph range, and Sunday into the upper 30s, giving racers in the summer-long series a true taste of what nuclear Gorge conditions can dish out.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..


Local gals ride through summer rodeo scene

For Hood River cowgirls Jayden Shelton and Chantelle Carter, competing in the 48th Annual Fort Dalles Days “Rough & Wild” Pro Rodeo was undoubtedly the highlight of their three-year rodeo career

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..
 

New mural to highlight fair festivities

Aligning chairs on a lawn, labeling dilly beans in a jar, and placing a camper on not-so-level ground were all part of the diverse set of tasks that make up a pre-fair Monday at Hood River County Fairgrounds.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..
  

Solstice finds success with Kickstarter project

The Solstice Cafe Kickstarter project — an online campaign to raise funds for bringing the Solstice Café from Bingen, Wash., to the Hood River Waterfront — was funded successfully with 456 backers pledging $57,647 in three weeks.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..
  

Help Hawks Ridge grant senior wishes

Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Community is working on a new special program: Senior Wish Project will grant members of the senior community “special wishes,” such as reliving a childhood memory, an afternoon at a favorite fishing hole or a glider ride through the Gorge.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..


13th Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest is this weekend in Stevenson

Dubbed the longest-running amateur kiteboarding contest in the country, the 13th-annual Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest is set for July 27-28 at the Stevenson Marina. The amateur division will run July 27 and the pro division July 28, with start times depending on wind conditions. Backup days for no wind are July 26 and Aug. 3-4.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..


Ways of the Wind: It’s been a great summer, and there’s more to come

Except for a brief stint of hot weather earlier this month, the wind has hit the Gorge in full force this summer, as is evident by the numerous wind-chapped, sandblasted and tired — but euphoric — faces you see around town. And since the end of June, an action-packed schedule of events has accompanied the wind, making for a great start to what is sure to be an epic summer on the Columbia River.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..


Hood River is start, finish for Race Across Oregon

The Race Across Oregon is a 550-mile bicycle time trial contested by solo riders and two- and four-person relay teams. Earlier editions of the race, which has been held for 15 years, traversed the state, but the past five years have been a loop starting and finishing in Hood River.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..


Library hosts teen events

The Hood River County Library will hold a Teen Scavenger Hunt July 26 at 2 p.m. Teens are invited to play alone, or with three other friends to solve riddles and discover unique items in downtown Hood River to score points.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..


Kempf named Horizon principal

Horizon Christian School teacher Faith Kempf will start work in the fall in an expanded role: secondary principal at the Hood River private school.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..


News earns honors from ONPA

Hood River News took home first place in General Excellence at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest on Friday.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Marketplace readiness workshop series helps grow local food economy

Fledgling food entrepreneurs can receive startup assistance by participating in the “Marketplace Readiness” workshop series offered in Hood River on Aug. 12, 13 and 14 from 1-5 p.m. OSU Extension, Gorge Grown Food Network and Columbia Gorge Community College are collaboratively hosting the series.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Hannifan marries Holcomb

Kristen Hannifan and Trent Holcomb, both of Nampa, Idaho, were married May 4, 2013, in the Gorge Room at the Best Western Hood River Inn. The Rev. Gary Young officiated.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..
   

Tuesday, July 23



Saturday, July 20



Library Notes: Donors, buyers help book fair

If you enjoy books and book people and you’ve never gone to a Friends of the Library book sale, that is something you really should do next year. Just to be in the presence of all those books you have can have for almost nothing and all those people intent on getting them before you do is exciting for any book lover.

July 20, 2013 midnight read more..


Busy fair for Smith family

If Aidan and Ellie Smith were sent back in time to live during the days of the pioneers, they’d be able to pull their own weight around a homestead, no problem.

July 20, 2013 midnight read more..


Ag burn or wildfire?

As the Hood River Valley enters peak wildfire season and everyone grows accustomed to the countywide burn ban that started July 1, many residents are on the lookout for fires and are often prompted to call the fire department as soon as they see a column of smoke beginning to wind upward into the clear, blue summer sky.

July 20, 2013 midnight read more..
   

CL Museum holds open house

The first Friends of the Cascade Locks Historical Museum open house and annual meeting will be Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the Historical Museum in Cascade Locks Marine Park.

July 20, 2013 midnight read more..


Team wins Goetz/Lee tourney with score of 60

With a low gross of 60, the four-person team of Josh Halemeier, Justin Kahut, Stephen Stenberg and Rachel Stenberg finished as winners of the second-annual Dale Goetz/Marc Lee Memorial Golf Tournament last weekend at Hood River Golf Course.

July 20, 2013 midnight read more..


Sailors fly high at Freestyle Frenzy

Summer sunshine: check. Strong wind: check. Classic Gorge swell: check. Large audience: check. Lineup of competitors excited to huck, flip, jump and jibe around the river for bragging rights and prize money: check.

July 20, 2013 midnight read more..
  

Gorge wildfires brought under control

A 27-acre wildfire burning north of the town of Lyle on the Washington side of the Gorge was declared to be 100-percent contained Thursday morning. No one was injured in the fire, which started Monday afternoon along the Centerville Highway, but one home was lost in the blaze.

July 20, 2013 midnight read more..


Seventh Day Adventists celebrate centennial

Hood River Seventh-Day Adventist Church marks its 100th year Saturday, July 27, with a special Sabbath service at the church, 13th and Oak streets. All former members and friends are invited to attend the special centennial services.

July 20, 2013 midnight read more..
  

Entertainment Update for July 20

‘Eve and Emily’ debuts July 24; ‘Love, Loss’ show and art auction conclude this weekend; Bigfoot Band at Solera July 26; ‘Lighters’ at Red Carpet July 20; Catch Tess Barr Blues soon...

July 20, 2013 midnight read more..
    

Business Notes

Curves offers August membership deal; Bisnett Insurance adds Pemco; Gallion joins Columbia River Insurance

July 20, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Tour Tuesday to new E. Fork wier

The Hood River Watershed Group will be holding its annual picnic July 23 from 5 p.m. until dusk. As usual, the picnic will take place at Tollbridge Park right across the street from EFID’s diversion facility.

July 20, 2013 midnight read more..


Hike Mount Adams Aug. 10

The Friends of Mount Adams is sponsoring three different hikes into the Mount Adams area on Aug. 10. The hikes feature Mount Adams views, waterfalls and wildflowers, with experienced leaders knowledgeable about the area’s history, botany and geology.

July 20, 2013 midnight read more..


Valley Residents hold annual meeting Sunday

All citizens interested in the Hood River valley’s course of future development and land use issues are invited to attend the 36th annual meeting and potluck dinner of the Hood River Valley Residents Committee on Sunday.

July 20, 2013 midnight read more..
   

9/10 All-Star girls ‘had a blast’ despite tough draw

Hood River Little League’s 9/10 girls All-Star team traveled to Scappoose last week to compete in the annual state all-star tournament. The girls, who qualified for the tournament by going undefeated the week prior in the district tournament, had a tough draw and ended up facing the first-, second- and third-place finishers in the opening rounds.

July 20, 2013 midnight read more..
  

Friends, with benefits

Post Canyon offers ample opportunity for Hood River locals and visitors to enjoy nature, and while there are plenty of groups taking to the trails on bikes, foot, and horseback, the weekly Post and Pinot group ride brings an energy and exuberance to the forest like no other.

July 20, 2013 midnight read more..

Wednesday, July 17

    

New wildfire burns home near Lyle

A home just north of the town of Lyle on the Washington side of the Gorge has been lost in the 100-acre Centerville wildfire that started burning around 2:30 p.m. on Monday.

July 17, 2013 midnight read more..
   

Sports Briefs for July 17

Semi-pro men’s soccer team forming; Bilingual youth soccer clinic Aug. 8 ; Youth flag football sign-ups are open; Youth football signups open

July 17, 2013 midnight read more..
       

Freestyle Frenzy helps revive windsurfing stoke

In an effort to “revive the stoke” in the Gorge as a world-class locale for windsurfing contests, the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association and the American Windsurfing Tour are teaming up this week to put on Freestyle Frenzy. The two-day event has a wind window of July 17-21 and will be held on the first two windy days within that range at the Hatchery (Spring Creek Fish Hatchery, 4 miles west of the bridge on Highway 14).

July 17, 2013 midnight read more..


Wachsmuth claims National Greco title

Hood River wrestler Noah Wachsmuth claimed his second national title in the recent 2013 ASICS/USA Wrestling kids National Championships in Orem, Utah. Wrestling in the 80-pound Novice age division (11-12), Wachsmuth went 5-0 with four technical falls and a 7-5 decision to win the Greco Roman title.

July 17, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Tule Lake, revisited

The Jeanne Marie Gaulke room of the Hood River County Library was packed with people who came to give input and listen to the National Park Service’s presentation on restoration plans for the Tule Lake Segregation Center in northern California — a notorious World War II internment camp for people of Japanese descent.

July 17, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Gorge Triathlon club: Pastime turns into passion

Patrick Hiller, a three-year member of the Columbia Gorge Triathlon Club, described his first Tuesday night training with the group: “I showed up with just my mountain bike and boardshorts. Somebody loaned me goggles to wear for the swim and everyone was very inclusive.” Hiller said that now, three years later, he’s a dedicated, competitive triathlete.

July 17, 2013 midnight read more..


FAIR!!!

People from around Hood River County lined up at the fairgrounds in Odell Saturday on a warm summer morning for the Small Animal Pre-Fair for students in 4-H and Future Farmers of America.

July 17, 2013 midnight read more..
    

Tuesday, July 16

  

Saturday, July 13

  

Huck Fest a success

Over-calculating one’s own athletic feats is a common phenomenon in extreme sports, and in the Gorge, there are few better examples of this than with the sport of kiteboarding.

July 13, 2013 midnight read more..
  

A spiritual journey: 310 miles from ancestral waters to the Pacific Ocean

A journey has begun where youth and elders grow together developing leaders, revitalizing indigenous cultural knowledge, and really, becoming a family. N’chi Wanapum is a Native Community Canoe Family based on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation where students and teachers learn from each other in a circle of kinship.

July 13, 2013 midnight read more..
   

‘A protocol – both humble and generous – of journeying together’

Canoe Journey is a ritual that encompasses great healing, hope, happiness, honor and hospitality. The Journey began with nine canoes as the “Paddle to Seattle” in 1989. As in ancient times, the paddlers can take weeks to reach their destination. The celebration has been reawakening indigenous Native American and First Nation cultures through their first potlatch (official feast for guests) since 1937.

July 13, 2013 midnight read more..


Schools provide summer meals

ODELL — On Monday July 1, the Mid-Valley Migrant Summer School started providing breakfast from 7:15-8 a.m. and lunch from 10:45-noon to both the students at the summer school and the general public. About 180 children eat breakfast there and 250 eat lunch.

July 13, 2013 midnight read more..


Entertainment Update for July 13

‘Wailing Wind’ plays Trout Lake; Ticket discount available for Art Center volunteers; Blues from David Vest July 27; Volcanic celebrates 3 years

July 13, 2013 midnight read more..
    

Kickoff: Youth football programs gearing up for summer season

Youth football is about to kick off for the season through Hood River Community Education. Registration for a new flag football program for first- and second-graders, the annual Gorge Tackle Football league for 3rd-6th-graders, two middle school teams and the annual Blue and Gold camp is open now.

July 13, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Robotics coaches invited to training at CGCC

Teachers and STEM volunteers are encouraged to sign up in advance to get high-quality technology education professional development in the training at Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles.

July 13, 2013 midnight read more..


United Way helps fund local agencies

This year the United Way of the Columbia Gorge will allocate funding to 40 local nonprofit programs. More than 60 volunteers raised $155,000 within the Columbia Gorge community which will now be channeled directly to agencies serving Hood River, Klickitat, Sherman, Skamania and Wasco counties.

July 13, 2013 midnight read more..


Movies, Families in the Park return

All movies start Saturdays at dusk in Jackson Park. Movies in the Park is presented by Hood River County Community Education and Hood River Parks and Recreation.

July 13, 2013 midnight read more..

Wednesday, July 10

   

Local Crag Rats helped find fallen climber

A several-day search for a climber missing on Mount Hood came to a sad end on Saturday, June 29, when the body of the climber, 59-year-old Dr. Kinley Adams, a dentist from Salem, was found near the top of the Sandy Glacier near the Hood River-Clackamas county line.

July 10, 2013 midnight read more..


All-Stars are off to state

Hood River Little League’s four All-Star teams returned from Bend after several days of sunny summer ball in Central Oregon during the annual District 5 tournament.

July 10, 2013 midnight read more..


WAAAM adds to collection

The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum has announced the arrival of a 1932 Waco UBA airplane. Museum Chief Pilot Ben Davidson and Assistant Director Donna Davidson picked up the airplane in Michigan and flew it across the country to its new permanent home in Hood River.

July 10, 2013 midnight read more..
  

Kiteboarding 4 Cancer is this weekend

Once every summer, the disorganized jumble of kiteboarders on the Columbia River transforms into an orchestrated mob of brilliant colors, rallying around the river in support of young cancer survivors.

July 10, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Breakin’ in the Gorge a First Friday hit

Oak Street was abuzz with action during July First Friday activities last week, and the epicenter of action was in front of the British Pub, where a large crowd gathered to cheer on breakdancers battling it out in the seventh-annual Breaking in the Gorge competition.

July 10, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Forest Service closes Cloud Cap Road

The Cloud Cap Road (No. 3512) will be closed to all visitors until further notice due to the numerous dead, standing hazard trees that line both sides of the road.

July 10, 2013 midnight read more..
      

Honor loved ones at Relay with luminaria

Relay for Life of the Columbia Gorge returns July 20-21 to Hood River Valley High School’s football field. And one of the most touching and beautiful events at the annual fundraiser is the luminaria ceremony.

July 10, 2013 midnight read more..
   

Oiler boys chase shot at playoffs

Hood River’s Carson Oil-sponsored Oilers baseball team started its home Firecracker Tournament with a bang Friday in the form of a 9-2 win over David Douglas. Following the impressive opening victory, however, the Oilers were unable to build additional momentum in the seven-team, July 5-7 contest at Hood River Valley High School’s Traner Field.

July 10, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Mt. Adams Institute starts veterans program

The Mt. Adams Institute has announced that it received an AmeriCorps grant to implement VetsWork: Environment, a career development program for military veterans interested in employment in the natural resources management/public lands sector.

July 10, 2013 midnight read more..
  

Hawks Ridge looks for help with ‘Wishes’ effort

Hawks Ridge is working on a new special program. Senior Wish Project will grant members of the senior community “special wishes,” such as reliving a childhood memory, an afternoon at a favorite fishing hole, or a glider ride through the Gorge.

July 10, 2013 midnight read more..


Cascade Observations: Hood River, where many paths cross

Hood River, Oregon – Where’s that?” was the incredulous response from my Bostonian friends when, in 1979, I informed them that I was moving from their historic city bound for a small town in Oregon. They all thought I was crazy, leaving their cultural Mecca to settle in the West.

July 10, 2013 midnight read more..
  

Community helps injured woodworker

Allen Larsen is home again after a work-related accident June 25. A table saw severed two of his fingers, partially severed another, and cut a tendon in his thumb.

July 10, 2013 midnight read more..


How to Help for July 10

FISH food bank building project; Parkhurst House Senior Living Community; Yarn sought for Hat Project; Next Door seeks foster parents

July 10, 2013 midnight read more..


Tuesday, July 9



Saturday, July 6



Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival

2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival, and the celebration boasts some of the biggest stars in bluegrass —Jim Lauderdale, the James King Band, Town Mountain and the SteelDrivers.

July 6, 2013 midnight read more..
   

Major Creek fire burns 150 acres

A wildfire that started west of Lyle Wednesday afternoon and burned 150 acres of U.S. Forest Service and Native American trust land was at 40-percent containment as of Friday morning, according to Stan Hinatsu, recreation program manager for the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area office in Hood River.

July 6, 2013 midnight read more..


A true boom for the 4th

The fireworks display put on by the Hood River Lions Club every Independence Day is always a much-anticipated capstone to the Fourth’s festivities.

July 6, 2013 midnight read more..


‘You have to know your limitations’

Imagine being able to compete on the same field that professional athletes do, such as jogging around the basepath at Seattle’s Safeco Field or running on the football field at the Seattle Seahawks Stadium.

July 6, 2013 midnight read more..


Kollas-Cranmer Memorial Run a record-breaker

Runners and walkers turned out in full force for this year’s Kollas-Cranmer Memorial Run on July 4, breaking not only attendance records, but also posting some of the fastest times in the history of the event, which started in the early 1970s.

July 6, 2013 midnight read more..
     

ANOTHER VOICE: Why I voted no on PERS ‘grand bargain’

The end of the 2013 Legislative Session is now imminent, and as we see too often, those in charge down here have waited until the 11th hour to push the most controversial legislation through. Introduced to the Senate was a tax package marketed to all of us (and you) as a “Grand Bargain.” Sounds nice, right?

July 6, 2013 midnight read more..
  

White Salmon Riverfest and Symposium returns

HUSUM —The White Salmon Riverfest and Symposium kicks off July 10 with the popular annual community float. This affordable, $20 raft trip is designed for the local community to enjoy the river together.

July 6, 2013 midnight read more..


Gorge Commission’s air study upheld in Oregon court ruling

The Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed the Columbia River Gorge Commission’s Regional Air Quality Strategy for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area on June 19, rejecting a Friends of the Columbia Gorge challenge that claimed it neither provided enough remedies, nor even constituted a strategy.

July 6, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Little League All-Stars rack up the District W’s

Hood River Little League All-Star teams did a bang-up job this past weekend in the District 5 Championship double-elimination tournament held in Bend, facing stiff competition from teams all around Oregon, including North and South Bend, Crook County, Jefferson County, John Day, The Dalles, Warm Springs, and Central Oregon.

July 6, 2013 midnight read more..


Register early for Cross Channel Swim

Those wishing to swim in the 71st annual Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim are encouraged to register early as the Swim has become one of the county’s most popular attractions.

July 6, 2013 midnight read more..


Friday, July 5

 

Tuesday, July 2

 

Fair Winds and Fun Times at Windfest

From learners to experts, hundreds of people flocked to the Event Site Saturday in near-perfect wind and temperature conditions for the annual Windfest, sponsored by Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association.

July 2, 2013 2:37 p.m. read more..


Hood River couple displaced from home after fire

Jessica Sanderson was on her way home after walking her dog Friday evening in Hood River when she saw a crowd of people and vehicles gathered a couple blocks from the home she rents at 1335 Cascade Ave. Sanderson could see smoke rising against the darkening sky.

July 2, 2013 2:35 p.m. read more..
   

‘Requiem’ author visits July 5

Waucoma Bookstore is hosting Oregon author Ken Scholes for an author reception on Friday, July 5, from 5-8 p.m. at the bookstore, 212 Oak St., Hood River.

July 2, 2013 2:32 p.m. read more..
 

Discovery Center History Dinner, lecture July 12

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is kicking off the Fort Dalles Days events on Friday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m. with a History Dinner and a 6:30 p.m. presentation by Steven L. Grafe, curator of Art at Maryhill Museum of Art.

July 2, 2013 2:30 p.m. read more..


Ark Life w/Paleo at Double Mt. July 13

Nationally touring Denver-based band Ark Life comes to Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River on Saturday, July 13, at 9 p.m. Opening the show will be indie-rock trio Paleo, currently based in Portland. There is no cover charge.

July 2, 2013 2:28 p.m. read more..
           

Oilers aim for Div. 1 playoffs

Hood River’s Carson Oil-sponsored Oilers baseball team continued its summer schedule in the Oregon Junior State Baseball Association Division I league while focusing on its goal to qualify for the upcoming state playoffs starting July 25.

July 2, 2013 2:05 p.m. read more..


Gut check: Kollas-Cranmer is Thursday

The Kollas-Cranmer Fourth of July Memorial Run has been a definitive kickoff-of-summer tradition for decades. The event began in the early 1970s, with a small group of cross country enthusiasts who called themselves the Mid-Columbia Track Club.

July 2, 2013 2:03 p.m. read more..


July 4: Parade of Events

Fireworks over the river, parades down the main street, and plenty of good times in between all add up to Independence Day in Hood River County on Thursday.

July 2, 2013 2:02 p.m. read more..
   

David Garcia: Stay relevant in a changing world

“Today’s pear is the same pear in appearance as 100 years ago, which in today’s marketing world is unheard of,” CEO David Garcia said in his talk to Diamond members last week, noting he plans to “stay around for a few more years,” to help Diamond through the changes he said are certain to come. Here is his talk, edited slightly for space reasons.

July 2, 2013 1:53 p.m. read more..
  

Monday, July 1



Parade of Events

Fireworks over the river, parades down the main street, and plenty of good times in between all add up to Independence Day in Hood River County on Thursday.

July 1, 2013 11:14 a.m. read more..
CLOSE X

Information from the News and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)