The fifth-annual Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon brought a record-breaking field of more than 1,300 runners to town Sunday for what has become a nationally known event based from the Port of Hood River marina park.October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Nellie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Fame and friendship and aspiration and disappointment take on large roles in “Reach 4 It!” an original musical production by the Hood River Valley High School performing arts department, opening Friday at Bowe Auditorium at HRVHS.October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Hood River City Council was back in session Monday night to once again discuss a controversial deferment deal given to Ryan’s Juice by former Hood River City Manager Bob Francis, who started working as the juice company’s chief operations officer in July.October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Oregon State Police, county and local law enforcement agencies and the Oregon Department of Transportation have a message for Halloween night travelers: Be alert while driving and keep the Halloween party off the roads.October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
A long list of helpful ideas for Halloween safety awaits readers at the bottom of this page.October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
“A Snapshot in Time,” a new exhibit featuring the works of early Hood River photographer Alva Day, will open Sunday, Nov. 3, at The History Museum of Hood River County. It will be held from 2-5 p.m. in the atrium gallery.October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
My roots in this valley are as deep as the old Gravenstein tree planted on the Annala homestead in Oak Grove. Like the roots of this ancient apple tree, I have planted tap roots into the valley floor that have grounded my beliefs and provided me with a rich perspective of history, family and community.October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
The “Party in Pink” Zumbathon charity event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month raised $1,150 for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure cancer fund.October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Smooth finesse artist Jeremy Bloom crushed the sticks in the Tuesday Nite Mixed league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes, stringing 12 strikes in a row in his second game of the session, to notch his career third perfect 300 game.October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Veterans will receive free admission to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center the week of Nov. 10-16 in honor of their service.October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
The sun was shining bright on Saturday for Parkdale’s annual Pumkpin Parade. The small downtown was transformed into Halloween Town as families gathered wearing their best costumes. While the little kids stole the show, some of the attendees had been to the Pumpkin Parade since it started in 1987.October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Whenever I listen to classical guitar music, I always think about the time I saw Andre Segovia’s guitar. It’s in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, in a glass case, in the musical instrument room.October 26, 2013 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team fell short of claiming sole possession of the Columbia River Conference with a 1-1 tie at home Thursday against Hermiston.October 26, 2013 midnight read more..
At this point in the season, claiming the Columbia River Conference championship isn’t much of a surprise for the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team, but it’s still cause to pause and celebrate before taking aim at its grander goal of bringing home the first state title in team history.October 26, 2013 midnight read more..
When the Port of Hood River had new deck panels installed in 2004, they were supposed to last a generation.October 26, 2013 midnight read more..
Josh Beckner, West Side Fire Department Lieutenant/Training Officer, has only been in his position since July 1, but his fire experience dates back to his junior year at Hood River Valley High School. He began as a student firefighter in 2002, and has been involved in some capacity ever since.October 26, 2013 midnight read more..
The top administrators at Mid-Columbia Medical Center were found not guilty of negligence in a jury verdict rendered Wednesday evening — but the hospital was directed to pay $2.4 million in damages to three former patients. After more than nine hours of deliberation that began about 10 a.m. Oct. 23, the jury rendered its decision.October 26, 2013 midnight read more..
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of one of those “American Idol”-type reality singing shows? Now’s your chance to peek behind the curtain as the Hood River Valley High School performing arts department presents “Reach 4 It!”, a new musical.October 26, 2013 midnight read more..
A certain place on Alameda Road will have the attention of firefighters this week.October 26, 2013 midnight read more..
In Oregon, we have one of the highest rates of sexual assault in the nation. In the last decade, more than 205 Oregonians has lost their lives to intimate partner violence and nearly three-quarters of those deaths have occurred in the last four years.October 26, 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.October 26, 2013 midnight read more..
A 44-year-old Lake Oswego man was found deceased Tuesday afternoon during a ground and air search at Rowena Crest Viewpoint in the Columbia River Gorge.October 26, 2013 midnight read more..
For the third year in a row, Hood River sent two teams to the Gorge Youth Football League championship. Hood River was represented at the 3rd/4th and the 5th/6th grade levels in this year’s finals, which took place last weekend in Stevenson.October 26, 2013 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley Eagles varsity volleyball team concluded its season Tuesday evening with a 3-2 loss at The Dalles. The loss put the team at 3-8 in the conference and out of reach of a playoff berth, and although the team didn’t end in the position it wanted to, those who will be back next season have a lot to look forward to.October 26, 2013 midnight read more..
Oregon State Police was notified Saturday by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner that the passenger critically injured in an early Thursday morning fatal traffic crash along the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 about seven miles west of Hood River died at a Portland-area hospital.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
Local artists and authors do their part to fight hunger Sunday in a special show at Mt. Hood Winery.October 23, 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.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
Just missing the elite Team of the Week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes were Rod Pratt and Mark Chabotte. Pratt rolled a nice 671 set in the first outing of the Thursday afternoon County league with a fine opening series capped by a big 255 game.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
Hood River County Christmas Project Coordinator Bruce Holmson has announced registration dates for the upcoming 2013 holiday season.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
Imagine walking in a crisp fall evening with a beautiful bayou vista just ahead, or enjoying the strains of some spicy New Orleans jazz while you savor some succulent crawdads. Now imagine that all that fun will also lead to support for a local charity sponsoring education scholarships for health care students.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Fruit Loop Heirloom Apple Celebration takes place Saturday and Sunday, and honors apples now known as “heirloom” or “classic” varieties, which can trace their heritage back 100 years or more.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Republican Central Committee unanimously thanks Congressman Greg Walden for being one of the 144 Republicans who had the common sense to say “no” to the “kicking our country’s budget and debt crisis down the road” to be increased again in three months.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
The question was irresistible to the kindergartners.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners has set Monday, Dec. 2 as the date it will hold a public meeting to make a final decision on Barrett Park.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
Former Hood River City Manager Bob Francis was back in city council chambers last week, this time, on the other side of the dais.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
The Oregon Farm Bureau Women’s Advisory Council invites the Oregon agriculture community to attend an upcoming workshop, “Planning for the Four Seasons of a Farm’s Legacy: birth, growth, retirement, succession,” set for Nov. 3-4 at the Best Western Mill Creek Inn in Salem.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
Senior Health Benefit Assistance (SHIBA) is available by appointment every Tuesday (1-4 p.m.) and Thursday (9 a.m.-noon) from now until Dec. 7 at the Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Place.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
Winterizing your vehicle is a wise idea, says the Car Care Council. An investment of an hour or two to have your vehicle checked is all it takes to have peace of mind and help avoid the cost and hassle of a breakdown during severe weather.October 19, 2013 midnight read more..
In a perfect world, all roads would be dry and untrafficked. But in the real world, drivers face a wide variety of weather conditions, and when snow is added to the mix, the potential for automotive disaster can increase exponentially.October 19, 2013 midnight read more..
Lucy Marquez, secretary II at Hood River Valley High School, is a 15-year employee of the Hood River County School District. Having lived in Hood River since the age of 5, she has a unique perspective on the local school system — and on what has changed, and what has stayed the same.October 19, 2013 midnight read more..
Gorge Owned (GO!) kicks off of its fourth-annual Sense of Place lecture series on Wednesday, Nov. 6, with archaeologist Rick McClure. McClure, heritage program manager for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, will discuss the role of the 1933 Civilian Conservation Corps in shaping the landscape and architecture of public lands in the Gorge.October 19, 2013 midnight read more..
Citing an unwillingness to “kick the can down the road,” U.S. Rep. Greg Walden of Hood River, voted against a bill Wednesday that ended the 17-day federal government shutdown and prevented the nation from potentially defaulting on its debts.October 19, 2013 midnight 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: mid-November through mid-March.”October 19, 2013 midnight read more..
Under different circumstances, a 0-16 record would be the sign of a pretty dismal season. For the Horizon Christian School Hawks volleyball team, though, this fall’s winless season is merely the necessary cost of building the foundations of a new program.October 19, 2013 midnight read more..
Immanuel Lutheran Church will host “Martin: a Life of Martin Luther,” a live and original one-man portrayal written and performed by actor Allan Lemke. The community is invited, at 3 p.m. Oct. 27. The church is located at 9th and State streets.October 19, 2013 midnight read more..
Don’t be alarmed: The hum from my basement in coming weeks is just my bank of fruit dryers.October 19, 2013 midnight read more..
Undefeated in league play, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team continued its role as Columbia River Conference top dogs with commanding wins this week against The Dalles and Pendleton. The team (4-0 league, 10-1-1 overall) holds a 5A No. 5 ranking with two CRC matches remaining.October 19, 2013 midnight read more..
In what was the most pivotal game of the season so far, the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team went on the road Thursday to face the Pendleton Buckaroos. The 3-0 win is the fourth shutout in a row for the Eagles (3-0-1 league, 6-4-1 overall), who now hold the Columbia River Conference’s top position and a 5A No. 12 ranking.October 19, 2013 midnight read more..
The picking ladders, in some places, are still in the trees, but the 2013 fruit harvest is mostly bin-found by now, and ready for eating.October 19, 2013 midnight read more..
Although many of you may still be getting over the disappointment of such an abrupt end to summer, the fall sports season is already well under way, and coaches and organizers are gearing up for the indoor sports that will run through the winter. Below is a selection of some of the many organized activities to keep kids occupied during the winter months.October 19, 2013 midnight read more..
Hood River County’s seventh brewery will preview its small-batch ales on Saturday in Cascade Locks.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Tasty, classic apple varieties — many now quite rare — are at the center of the Hood River County Fruit Loop’s Heirloom Apple Celebration, along with delicious fresh cider, gourmet food, country fun, and lots more, Oct. 26-27.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Last year’s Parkdale Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk was such a big success that the Parkdale Elementary PTO is doing it again this year.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown, says the Car Care Council.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Consumers’ pain at the pump was back earlier this year when gas prices rose daily for more than a month. But there was no need to worry, says the Car Care Council. A few simple and inexpensive vehicle maintenance tips can help alleviate the pain.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
It’s a common misconception that only car dealers can perform the routine maintenance and repairs on a newer vehicle that is under warranty. In fact, it is law that consumers can patronize their neighborhood repair shop or do the work themselves without violating the manufacturer’s warranty, says the Car Care Council.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Labeled the most scenic marathon in the country, the annual Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon will take place Oct. 27, starting and finishing at the Port of Hood River’s Marina Park.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Although not complacent — and certainly not guaranteed — the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls cross country team is looking beyond next weekend’s Columbia River Conference championship, focusing more keenly on the following weekend’s OSAA 5A State Championship, where the team hopes to improve from last season’s fifth-place finish and put another standout young runner atop the podium.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Hood River-based youth Stand Up Paddle team, Team Big Winds, capped a breakout summer season with the Battle of the Paddle last month at Dana Point, California’s Doheny Beach. The annual event consists of two big races — a course race on Saturday and a 10-mile distance race on Sunday. With well over 400 competitors, it is by far the largest SUP race in the world and attracts athletes from virtually all corners of the earth.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
If you bowled in the Fraternal league last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes, you had a pretty good chance to make the Team of the Week. In fact, every member of this week’s fab five blistered the boards in Fraternal action.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
The phrase “text first, call later” joins “Drop, Cover and Hold On” as a new Catchphrase For Readiness.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Thirty-one years ago a group was putting together a harvest event at the old Diamond Fruit Cannery on Cascade Street. They wanted some orchard participation so I, being a young orchardist with apples abundant but little money, picked some Golden Delicious apples, grabbed a bunch of used paper grocery bags, an old scale, and a pocket full of change and headed down to the event.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
The community is invited to attend the sixth Gorge Angel Conference, scheduled for Nov. 5 at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. Registration deadline is Oct. 30.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
The commissioners of the ports of Cascade Locks and Hood River met jointly for the first time Wednesday at Cascade Locks City Hall.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
In their final home football game of the season Friday night, the Hood River Valley Eagles put on a high-energy show against the Pendleton Buckaroos. On senior night, HRV’s 13 eldest players had hopes of upsetting the 6-1 Buckaroos for the last performance in front of a home crowd at Henderson Community Stadium. The visiting team used size and speed to its advantage, though, to finish with a 48-28 win over the Eagles, who go on the road this Friday to Hermiston and next week to The Dalles for the final game of the regular season.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
As stadium lights shine onto the football field for Friday night games, HRV cheerleaders are always there to pump up the crowd. But what the fans don’t see are the hours of hard work each girl puts in at practice that leads to the success of the team.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
At 1,200 youth, it’s the largest program for young people in the county.October 12, 2013 midnight read more..
Ashley Huckaby, event coordinator for Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, has a lot on her plate these days.October 12, 2013 midnight read more..
This time, the federal government has gone too far.October 12, 2013 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High volleyball team regained some momentum just in time for the home stretch of its Columbia River Conference schedule with an exciting home win in four sets (24-26, 25-21, 25-14, 25-19) at home Wednesday over The Dalles-Wahtonka Eagle Indians.October 12, 2013 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School administration breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday after learning of the Oregon School Activities Association Classification and Districting Committee’s final recommendation to keep the Columbia River Conference intact for the 2014-18 cycle.October 12, 2013 midnight read more..
The fate of Barrett Park now lies in the hands of the Hood River County Board of Commissioners after the Hood River County Planning Commission failed to make a decision on the park during a public remand hearing Wednesday night.October 12, 2013 midnight read more..
Washington Federal Savings is in the process of acquiring 51 branches of Bank of America in Washington, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon, including the branches in The Dalles and Hood River.October 12, 2013 midnight read more..
The Elks “Most Valuable Student” applications are now available online at http://bit.ly/17k2Ssx. The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.October 12, 2013 midnight read more..
PORTLAND, (AP) — An Oregon entrepreneur who sells products intended to help people with an array of physical maladies has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he filed false tax returns.October 9, 2013 midnight read more..
Call the east end of Columbia Street, at Fourth Street, “brewer’s corner.”October 9, 2013 midnight read more..
I think I can safely say that I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.October 9, 2013 midnight read more..
Mark Chamley returned to his Hood River home this week after finishing 117th in the Bear 100. For many running events, 117th place wouldn’t be much to brag about, but simply finishing this 100-mile, high-altitude ultra-marathon is a feat in itself, made even more impressive by the fact that Chamley is 60 years old.October 5, 2013 midnight read more..
The closure schedule for the Bridge of the Gods has changed as a result of recent discussions between the Oregon Department of Transportation and its contractors who will be doing a series of repairs on the bridge over the next couple months.October 5, 2013 midnight read more..
“I make wine in the oldest house in town, down in the old mortuary,” said Garrit Stoltz, a 1998 graduate of Hood River Valley High School who has charted a global path to where he is now, crafting unique wines, one barrel at a time.October 5, 2013 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Library will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Friday, Oct. 11, with a free, all-ages Great Gatsby party starting at 7 p.m.October 5, 2013 midnight read more..
The United Way of the Columbia Gorge had its most successful kickoff ever Sept. 19, at its Evening of Tuscany event held at the Gorge Room of the Best Western Hood River Inn.October 5, 2013 midnight read more..
When you think about 4-H you often think about the county fair, where youths exhibit their livestock projects and showcase their art, home environment and educational displays, but 4-H is so much more.October 5, 2013 midnight read more..
The first week of August 2013 was World Breastfeeding Week, and it was celebrated worldwide. The theme was Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers. It highlights the importance of providing support to breastfeeding families.October 5, 2013 midnight read more..
With a unique line-up of new and remodeled homes, the 12th annual Green Home Tour set for Oct. 5, aims to inspire homeowners and businesses to invest in buildings that increase value while reducing their overall environmental footprint.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
The fourth-annual Gorge Food Forum will take place at the Hegewald Center and Exhibit Hall at the Skamania fairgrounds on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Hegewald Center is located at 710 S.W. Rock Creek Drive in Stevenson, Wash.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Women who like to sing Christmas carols are invited to sing with the Sweet Adelines throughout the holidays.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Women in the Upper Valley community are invited to attend Bible study class at Parkdale Community church on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m., now through Nov. 20October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
While this week’s unseasonably foul weather meant wet jackets and soggy shoes in the lower reaches of the valley, up higher on Mount Hood a thick coat of white covered the ground in the first decent snowfall of the 2013-14 winter season.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
The National Fire Protection Association’s annual awareness campaign, Fire Prevention Week, will be held Oct. 6-12. The nonprofit fire safety organization is encouraging the public to prevent kitchen fires.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Room 502 at Hood River Middle School is a virtual globe, and its students all travelers.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
The pageantry of Homecoming is back.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
The long Barrett Park saga could finally be coming to an end as early as next week.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Construction begins next week on the Bridge of the Gods and will require the bridge to be closed to traffic as crews work around the clock to repair the aging structure and allow heavy trucks to cross the span once again.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
With hopes of bouncing back from a tough home game last week (49-28 loss to North Salem Sept. 20), the Hood River Valley High School varsity football team went on the road Friday to challenge the St. Helens Lions.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Four friends, three mountain peaks and 115-miles of trail in 72 hours: This is one epic exploit that few places in the world could accommodate so readily and few people could accomplish, but for Michael Stevens, the adventure was just down the road.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Work the room, Banquo.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Did you know that Sam Hill was one of the Northwest’s leading visionaries when it came to good roads? The Historic Columbia River Highway, Highway 101 along the coast and the road to Crater Lake were all constructed because of Sam Hill’s powers of persuasion.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
A 31-year-old man died Saturday night after falling out of a moving vehicle on Interstate 84 near Cascade Locks while allegedly fighting with his girlfriend.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Talk to a coach, athlete or parent involved in team sports and you’ll hear about our county’s ball field shortage.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Sherman as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
We’ve sung her praises many times before and even though we’re only a month into the current league season, it’s already time to do it again. To put it simply, Nancy Asai cleaned house last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School cross country had a busy weekend of running in the rain.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
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