A brand new teen area is up and running at the Hood River library branch on State Street, and with it, new Teen Services Assistant Harley Judd.November 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Rosauers Supermarkets are advising customers to use cash or check when purchasing goods at their stores after discovering that some of their customers’ credit cards were compromised in a cyber attack.November 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Hood River County Commissioners will deliberate and render a decision Monday night on whether or not the controversial Barrett Park planned for the west side of Hood River can be developed.November 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Authorities are asking for help from anyone with information on the nighttime Nov. 25 fire at Diamond Fruit Growers in Odell.November 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Wes Lapp got hooked on freediving about 10 years ago, when he and his wife, Nancy Napp, took a six-week trip to Micronesia with the objective of conceiving their first child. The trip was a success; somewhere between Guam and Pohnpei their daughter, Zan, was in utero, and the two returned home to Hood River to start their new family.November 30, 2013 midnight read more..
As winter weather settles in for the next several months, representatives of local mountain biking groups are asking riders to be mindful of trail conditions and respect the hard work volunteers have put into making Gorge-area trails the world-class singletrack that they have become.November 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Looking for a unique holiday gift that helps art programs in Hood River County?November 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Call it a holiday rarity: a Christmas tradition that’s actually delayed a week or so.November 30, 2013 midnight read more..
It’s shopping season! Experts predict that we’ll buy $602 billion worth of new stuff in the United States during November and December.November 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Get a haircut, donate to FISH; Volunteer as tax preparer; Parkhurst House Senior Living Community; FISH food bank building project; Robotics volunteers needed; Hat Project welcomes volunteers, yarn; Next Door seeks foster parents; Help grant senior wishes; Help with Christmas Project registrationNovember 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Would you like to learn more about gardening, plants and insects? Do you like to work with people? Do you want to improve your gardening skills? Do you like to share your gardening experiences? Then the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener program might be right for you. The training is open to everyone with an interest in gardening.November 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Jewelry by Cari, a Hood River-based designer of interchangeable, personalized handmade charms jewelry, will conclude a preview of its latest Mixed Metals Collection at Silverado Jewelry Gallery in Hood River on Nov. 29-30.November 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Schuepbach Builders’ fish passage and diversion structure project for East Fork Irrigation District has been nominated with 20 other companies across the country for the 2013 Crews That Rock Award.November 30, 2013 midnight read more..
More than three years after beginning the planning process, Wendy B. Willow, certified public accountant, is excited to see her new 1,400-square-foot office space rising to the east of the dilapidated structure that has been home since 1999.November 30, 2013 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners is allowing motorsport events to continue being held on county roads but at a significantly higher cost.November 27, 2013 midnight read more..
With 10 returning district placers leading the charge, Hood River Valley High School wrestling is gearing up for what is expected to be another exciting season on the mat, and with precious little time to spare, the team will be working hard over the holiday break to get in shape for the first round of competition in less than two weeks.November 27, 2013 midnight read more..
A persistent temperature inversion made opening day conditions at Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday more akin to the end of the ski and snowboarding season, not the beginning.November 27, 2013 midnight read more..
“Bear Wallow, 12:50, 11-6-39”: so says the caption on the Autographic camera image of a smiling man clothing a hat while standing in a field. The rustic, plain-faced image befits its subject, the photographer Alva Day (born in Colorado, 1887, died in Oregon in 1955, and buried at Idlewilde Cemetery).November 27, 2013 midnight read more..
The holidays are coming, and Hood River is preparing for the local festivities.November 27, 2013 midnight read more..
This will be a big travel weekend.November 27, 2013 midnight read more..
The results just came in for the recent 2013 in-league Senior Tournament held at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Association manager and organizer extraordinaire, Joyce Ebersole, had her left side tosses in the groove as she simply cleaned up, taking the top three spots in the mixed doubles event and, just for the heck of it, finishing second in eomen’s foubles. Clearly, this makes Joyce our latest Bowler of the Week.November 27, 2013 midnight read more..
The Parkdale Grange is inviting the community to an open house Saturday, Dec. 7, from 2-6 p.m. for cake and beverages to celebrate its 100th anniversary.November 27, 2013 midnight read more..
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Columbia Bank will grant a total of $20,000 to three charities throughout Washington and Oregon. Community members may nominate nonprofit organizations for a top prize of $10,000 and two $5,000 prizes.November 27, 2013 midnight read more..
Historic newspapers from Hood River and Wasco counties will soon be made available online thanks to several grants, Hood River Library Director Buzzy Nielsen announced.November 27, 2013 midnight read more..
Gabriella Whitehead and Stephanie “Heidi” Villalobos, both students at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Students of the Month for September by the Hood River Elks Lodge No. 1507. Each student was presented a check for $100 at a recent meeting.November 27, 2013 midnight read more..
Rosauers Supermarkets are advising customers to use cash or check when purchasing goods at their stores after discovering evidence that their credit card system was compromised in a cyber attack.November 26, 2013 5:01 p.m. read more..
A pillar of fire rose over Odell Monday night as flames devoured 10,000 plastic fruit bins on Diamond Fruit property at AGA Road and Odell Highway. Firefighters came from every department in the valley, deploying 12 tenders and engines including the Tower 3 from Hood River Fire Department. The fire was reported at about 7:20 p.m. “It looked like a Roman candle, flames sticking straight up,” said Pat Roy, who lives on AGA Road directly across from the fire.November 26, 2013 12:20 p.m. read more..
Karen Lewis received a hearty round of applause when she began her job as activities coordinator at Providence Down Manor this September. Literally.November 23, 2013 midnight read more..
After decades of donning black-and-white uniforms and chasing players up and down the field, throwing flags, counting yards, calling first downs and touchdowns and rousing the scorn of many thousands of spectators, Phil Hukari and Wayne Smith are hanging up their whistles.November 23, 2013 midnight read more..
Christine Kaiser, an eighth-grade student at Wy’east Middle School, Brianne Dunn, a sixth-grade student at Mid-Columbia Adventist, Nolan Ryan, a fifth-grade student at Horizon Christian School, and Kennedy Leavitt, a seventh-grade student from Hood River Middle School, have all taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Hood River Lions Club.November 23, 2013 midnight read more..
A downed power line was responsible for knocking out electricity for about two-and-a-half hours Thursday morning on the west side of Hood River, as well as indirectly sparking a small fire at Westside Elementary that sent smoke through the school and triggered an evacuation.November 23, 2013 midnight read more..
Two distinct character personalities were evident in my phone call to a couple of fools the other week.November 23, 2013 midnight read more..
Oregon Arts Commission‘s “Access to Arts” report, issued Thursday, shows that four counties — Hood River, Morrow, Sherman and Wheeler — have 100 percent access rates.November 23, 2013 midnight read more..
Like many 2-year-olds, Fred Bergen loved fire trucks, and growing up in New York City meant they were a common sight. At 47, Bergen, who now lives in The Dalles, has lived with the effects of his childhood curiosity ever since.November 23, 2013 midnight read more..
Taking the term “training” loosely, Cooper Spur Race Team’s FreeRide Team started winter practice a couple weeks ago, and although the snow is still far up the mountain at the moment, the dozen or so kids at practice this week were geared up and working on their best rail-sliding maneuvers.November 23, 2013 midnight read more..
The Saturday before Veterans Day the Youth Heart of Hospice YoHoHs from Hood River and The Dalles visited the Oregon Veterans home. Their visit included giving flags to the veteran residents, and every Heart of Hospice patient received a certificate of appreciation with their name and branch of service.November 20, 2013 midnight read more..
The City of Hood River issues autumnal reminders regarding tree leaves, drains, and branches:November 20, 2013 midnight read more..
‘Tis the season for holiday bazaars, and we have a couple that are happening soon right here in Odell. The Pine Grove-Odell United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar Dec. 6 at the Odell church site from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You’ll find Christmas crafts, home baked goods, soup and homemade pie with ice cream.November 20, 2013 midnight read more..
I have made several trips into the hills to hunt mushrooms this fall, resulting in a freezer full of delectable morsels. The weather has been great for the production of a prolific crop of fungi, with some of the largest specimens I have seen in years.November 20, 2013 midnight read more..
This year, fall chinook have returned to the Columbia River in numbers that astound sportsmen and fish biologists alike.November 20, 2013 midnight read more..
PET OF THE WEEK This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Jedidiah as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:November 20, 2013 midnight read more..
Megan Spears of the Westside PTO writes: “Westside’s Chair Affair: Oh, My Word! Reflecting back over the last three years, I have to say that the Chair Affair event is getting better and better. More of our Westside community attended this year than ever before; the night was a wonderful opportunity to connect with some friends and meet some new!November 20, 2013 midnight read more..
Hood River port officials held a wide-ranging conversation about bridges and highways Saturday morning with U.S. Rep Greg Walden.November 20, 2013 midnight read more..
Soroptimist International of Mt. Adams is hosting its ninth annual pre-holiday Artisan Shopping Extravaganza on Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Hood River Inn Gorge Room. The event will feature Gorge and Portland area artisans exhibiting holiday gift items of jewelry, metal art, alpaca garments, pottery, glassware, paintings, cards, and more.November 20, 2013 midnight read more..
Vocal auditions for the upcoming Handel’s “Messiah” Community Concert will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24, following choral rehearsal, or by appointment (call Chloris Mullins at 541-340-0840 or Lloyd Walworth at 541-340-9858).November 20, 2013 midnight read more..
Three Forest Recreation Trails Committee member’s terms are due to expire on Jan. 1.November 16, 2013 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Chico as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:November 16, 2013 midnight read more..
It’s been a while since I’ve interviewed someone for the house concert series that happens at Paul Blackburn’s house, so please consider this my wakeup call on that. I know that over the years these shows have been a really nice way to hear music in an intimate setting.November 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Dine on hot soup and help FISH food banks at the same time on Nov. 21, with the second annual Empty Bowls benefit, 6:30 p.m. at Hood River Middle School.November 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Sara Windsheimer received the Judge Stephen B. Herrel award on Oct. 11 in recognition of her exceptional work to end domestic violence.November 16, 2013 midnight read more..
The new 1.6-mile segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail will officially be open to the public Thursday allowing pedestrians and bicyclists to travel between Troutdale and Cascade Locks without using Interstate 84.November 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Caitlyn Fick, a junior at Hood River Valley High School, believes in helping others.November 16, 2013 midnight read more..
A dispute between Ryan’s Juice and the city of Hood River over a back sewer debt is still simmering in council chambers and may head toward legal action if the situation is not resolved to city council’s satisfaction by Nov. 25.November 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Stadium lights set a thick blanket of fog aglow over Woodburn High School’s soccer field Tuesday night, giving dramatic ambiance to what promised to be an exciting 5A boys soccer state semifinal between the No. 1-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 4-ranked Hood River Valley Eagles.November 16, 2013 midnight read more..
The first thing to know about Thursday’s grand opening of Bealls store in Hood River is that nearly 100 people waited in 40-degree weather, some slipping into the foyer for warmth, to be the first in the doors of Hood River’s newest store at 9 a.m.November 16, 2013 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley boys soccer team will take on the Summit Storm of Bend for the 5A state title Saturday morning in Hillsboro.November 15, 2013 12:23 p.m. read more..
Three events, three opportunities for recognition amounted to a day of remembrance and tribute in Hood River.November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
Last minute technical difficulties did not seem to put a damper on the start of the second annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival at the Columbia Center for the Arts.November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
On Oct. 20, the Gorge Roller Girls presented Kim Stolte with a check for close to $10,000.November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
CASCADE LOCKS – An Odell orchardist is looking at a Cascade Locks location for her new business, “The Puff Factory,” a 26,000-square-foot plant that will use a unique freeze-drying technique to transform Hood River fruit into snack products. Plans are to employ 30-50 people.November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
CASCADE LOCKS — As innovative as The Puff Factory would be (article, A1) two other development proposals by the Port of Cascade Locks are even closer to reality, according to Gary Rains, the Port’s economic development director.November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
Two people received minor injuries Saturday at approximately 12:40 p.m. when their sport utility vehicle and trailer jackknifed in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 in Hood River. The crash blocked the eastbound lanes for about 90 minutes while a detour helped route traffic off the freeway and around the crash scene.November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
Special Olympics The Gorge team was fired up Monday evening during the annual Bowling with the Cops and Firefighters fundraiser at Orchard Lanes.November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
The holidays are coming, and Hood River is preparing for the local festivities.November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
A Hood River man accused of sexually abusing horses has been released from jail following the approval of a plea deal.November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
An attempted traffic stop in Oregon turned into a vehicle leading law enforcement officials on a chase across the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge and through Bingen on Friday.November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
Just three shows left for “Reach 4 It.”November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
In March I wrote a column, “Rock On, John Field,” about the start of my year-long regimen of limiting my active musical listening to classical music and its cousins. Irishman John Field wrote energetic music that, while 225 years old, just rawks.November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
Mid-Columbia Community Choir will soon present three benefit holiday concerts. The first concert will be presented on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Riverside Community Church sanctuary, Fourth and State streets in Hood River.November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
Three 700s were notched in league action last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School wrestling is hosting a community dinner and spaghetti feed Nov. 23 at the county fairgrounds’ Community Building in Odell.November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
Parkdale Elementary School’s annual music program will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.November 13, 2013 midnight read more..
Surviving cancer helped Nannette Mortensen craft a new mission statement for her life.November 9, 2013 midnight read more..
The community honors veterans in a variety of ways on Monday, a national holiday.November 9, 2013 midnight read more..
The Parkrose Broncos stood little chance Tuesday evening against the steamrolling Hood River Valley Eagles varsity boys soccer team. Edgar Villegas struck first just 20 seconds into the game, bringing the home crowd to its feet and firing up the Eagles in what would end as a 7-1 pounding in the opening round of the 5A state championship.November 9, 2013 midnight read more..
In a recent move to combine forces and facilities, Hood River and Wasco/Sherman County Special Olympics programs have decided to merge into one Gorge-wide team to participate and compete in sports like bowling, basketball, skiing, bocce ball, track and field and swimming.November 9, 2013 midnight read more..
Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) announced this week that he will file his candidacy for re-election as state representative to House District 52 for the 2014 campaign cycle. House District 52 encompasses Hood River, Cascade Locks, Corbett, Sandy, parts of Estacada and Gresham, as well as other communities within the Hood River, Clackamas, and Multnomah Counties.November 9, 2013 midnight read more..
The City of Hood River issues autumnal reminders regarding leaves, sidewalks, drains, and branches:November 9, 2013 midnight read more..
Thank you for joining us today to honor our veterans for their selfless service to America.November 9, 2013 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Education Foundation is sponsoring two holiday events in December:November 9, 2013 midnight read more..
Odell native and 1954 Wy’east High School graduate Larry Deibert was inducted into the Evergreen Aviation Hall of Honor on Oct. 20. Diebert, a decorated Vietnam war veteran now serving as civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army, was enshrined there with five other honorees.November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
Although we’ve yet to see any flakes fly in Hood River, Mother Nature is already busy dumping plenty of snow up on Mount Hood.November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
One of the region’s most classic attractions has announced the return of a holiday tradition: Mount Hood Railroad brings back The Polar Express for two magical months. The Polar Express will transport riders to the North Pole and into the holiday spirit during the popular Hood River event.November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
Winter sports are coming up fast, and sign-ups for many have already begun. Below is a selection of opportunities for Hood River youth during the “indoor sports season.”November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
In a repeat of last year’s standings, Hood River Valley High School varsity girls cross country team finished in fifth place Saturday at the Oregon 5A State Championships. The Eagles had nine runners in Eugene for the race — seven varsity girls (Sascha Bockius, Lauren Robinson, Daisy Dolan, Sophia Marble, Kailee McGreer, Denali Emmons and Althea Dillon) representing the Columbia River Conference championship team and varsity boys runners Ricardo Castillo and Justin Crosswhite, who qualified for the race individually.November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
With the exception of the varsity boys soccer team, which played a first-round playoff game Tuesday evening, 2013 fall athletics at Hood River Valley High School are a thing of the past. As is tradition at the end of each season, coaches from each of the four Columbia River Conference teams vote on the top athletes in their respective sports, who earn All-Conference honors.November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
Facing a do-or-die game Friday night, the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team ended its season with a 3-1 loss against the No. 22-ranked Wilson Trojans. The Eagles had home-field advantage for state championship tournament play-in game after finishing the regular season ranked No. 11.November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
Soroptimist International clubs of Hood River and Mt. Adams are looking for Gorge-area women heads of households to receive one of four $1,500 Women’s Opportunity Awards from the clubs. Applications are now available and are due back by Dec. 1.November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
Gary Casady of The Dalles was awarded the Shannon Stewart Award of Excellence by the Oregon Mediation Association on Nov. 1 in Portland.November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me that the topic of a major spiritual pilgrimage has made an appearance in my blog for the second time in as many weeks. Last week, classical guitarist Peter Fletcher played a piece called “Diario dun Camino,” based on composer Jeremy Gill’s personal journey along the 500-mile trail, and this week, filmmaker Lydia Smith will be at the Mt. Hood Film Festival with her award-winning documentary “Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago.”November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
On Sunday, Nov. 3, Indian Creek Stewards and community volunteers picked up about 10 cubic yards of garbage, including an armchair, propane tanks, and a lot of plastic along Indian Creek in the area from 12th Street to the Union Street substation.November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
This has been quite the year for changes in Oregon’s higher education system. As members of the House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee we have been closely involved with the structural realignment of higher education. For the Gorge this means we are well prepared to take advantage of this new structure.November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
Should Thanksgiving wear a costume this year, may it be Frosty the Snowman.November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
Parents who ensure that teens get ample practice in a wide variety of situations and transfer their safe driving wisdom to their novice drivers are more likely to help their teens develop the necessary skills to be safer drivers, according to a series of research studies from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
What do you do when you have degrees in political science, economics and international relations AND you’ve lived in Japan, Germany, Morocco and the Philippines, in addition to a number of different cities in the United States?November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
The Pine Grove-Odell United Methodist Church will host its annual free Harvest Dinner on Nov. 16, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Odell Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Dinner will include a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Donations of canned food and money will be accepted for FISH Food Bank.November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
Wearing festive hats and beautiful smiles the Hood River Youth of Heart of Hospice/YoHOH’s began visiting Hospice patients this season, delivering festive little pumpkins, visiting with patients and reading autumn poems by Emily Dickenson and Robert Frost.November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society invites the community to a presentation, “Metes and Bounds Survey,” given by Jim Bull and Fred Henchell Nov. 9 in the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center’s lower meeting room, beginning at 1 p.m.November 6, 2013 midnight read more..
Hood River County Christmas Project coordinator Bruce Holmson has announced registration dates for the upcoming 2013 holiday season.November 2, 2013 midnight read more..
November is National Diabetes Month. Foot care might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about diabetes. However, poorly controlled diabetes can lead to problems with your feet.November 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Revenue-gathering restrictions imposed on The History Museum of Hood River County since early September will remain in place following the recent release of a report that found museum board members “appeared to intentionally circumvent” county-established financial controls when handling museum funds.November 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Andrew Rau, patrol sergeant with Hood River Police Department, did not plan to go into law enforcement. But, with 22 years of service, he’s the senior-most member of the department, having been hired in July 1991. He’s spent nearly his entire career in law enforcement in Hood River, and here he plans to stay.November 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Claiming the outright Columbia River Conference title Tuesday evening with a momentum-building 3-1 win at The Dalles-Wahtonka, the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team closed the regular season with a 4-0-2 CRC record and a 5A No. 11 ranking.November 2, 2013 midnight read more..
In its first year as a varsity program, Hood River Valley High School water polo players and coaches are celebrating what they’re calling an amazing season of progression in the Mount Hood Conference.November 2, 2013 midnight read more..
I am a school bus driver for our local school district and am speaking as a driver without prior approval from our district. I feel it is important to let the public in and around Hood River know a few issues we face every day.November 2, 2013 midnight read more..
What starts out as a simple gift — a decorated shoebox packed with items such as needed school supplies, grooming necessities and colorful toys — is used to transform the hearts and souls of millions of children and their families in more than 100 countries.November 2, 2013 midnight read more..
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