MCMINNVILLE — Hood River native Michelle Kawachi, a Linfield College student, has been missing since April 17.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is playing on every station in the Yasui household. Half of our eight grandchildren are playing one form or another of baseball. The remaining four will spend many hours on the bleachers watching their cousins or siblings play ball over the next few months. It is a time-honored tradition in the Yasui family.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
The high-ceilinged lobby of Providence Down Manor retirement living center had the look of a mini-airport on April 18, with dozens of small aircraft on the ground and, in some cases, in the air.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
Freshman midfielder Bruce Ostler played with the poise and prowess of a senior Friday evening in the Hood River Valley Eagles’ 14-8 home win over the Cleveland Warriors. Ostler’s four goals, one assist and five ground ball grabs earned him the ceremonial game ball at the end of the evening.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
In many ways, Lila May is a typical 3½-year-old. She’s feisty and energetic, she likes to bake cookies and play dress-up, watch Blazer games, cuddle with stuffed animals, dress in pink, dance like a ballerina with Teacher Nancy and has an absolutely darling smile.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
Circuit Court Judge John Olson has been appointed by Thomas Balmer, Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, to serve as the Presiding Judge of the Seventh Judicial District upon the retirement of Circuit Court Judge Paul Crowley. Crowley, who has served as the presiding judge for 15 of his 23 years on the bench, will retire as of July 1.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
During a busy meeting on April 17, the Cascade Locks Port Commission approved an agreement with Nestlé Waters North America that allows the corporation to drill more test wells on port property.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was little changed in March, falling by 0.1 percentage point over the last month to 5.5 percent, but was good enough to rank as Oregon’s lowest county rate, tied with Benton County, according to the Oregon Employment Department.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
According to Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta conductor and music director Mark Steighner, video game music has now reached a status equal to that of film. “Scores for video games are now composed by the same talented writers who pen big-budget Hollywood features, and they are just as musically complex and interesting,” Steighner said.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
This weekend brings the return of the Hood River Saturday Market, returning May 3 in a new venue. A downtown fixture since 1990, the market moves to a new location this year: the City parking lot at Fourth and Cascade streets in downtown Hood River.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
In the recent Legislative session, Tax Fairness Oregon worked hard in support of HB 4142, the “Rural SIP Bill.” It would have closed a nasty tax loophole and made it easier for rural communities along I-5, I-84 and US 97 to compete with the Portland Metro area for large business investments.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
Delia Dolan and Tony Cohn, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were recognized for their academic excellence and community service at a recent Hood River Elks Lodge meeting. Both students received a check for $100 and are among the 18 students who are in the running for the “Student of the Year” Awards which will be presented on Sunday, June 1.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River wrestlers Jason Shaner, Noah Wachsmuth and Jeremiah Wachsmuth each claimed state wrestling titles over the weekend at the 2014 Oregon State Kids Freestyle and Greco Wrestling Championships. Hood River Middle School seventh-grader Noah Wachsmuth, a defending national champion representing the Portland-based Cobra All-Stars club, went undefeated both days to repeat as freestyle and Greco state champ and claim his fourth straight triple crown.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
In my last correspondence I welcomed new neighbors; this week I need to mention the passing of a longtime neighbor, Betty Hudson. Betty had fought her illness many years and passed on April 1.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
Climbing volcanic trails. Making fresh mozzarella cheese. Bicycling through alfalfa fields. Hunting for salmon. Cascade Mountain School isn’t your typical summer camp. It takes a roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty approach to outdoor education, attracting budding scientists, aspiring farmers and everything in-between.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
The History Museum of Hood River County invites the community to “Slavery in the Oregon Territory,” a book reading and discussion with bestselling legal thriller author Phillip Margolin and Oregon history author R. Gregory Nokes, Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
Gov. John Kitzhaber has taken his strongest stand against a proposed coal export terminal proposed at the Port of Morrow in Boardman, saying it should be rejected and setting a May 31 deadline for a state decision on the project.April 30, 2014 midnight read more..
Rally America racing comes to Hood River County next week, with many of the top racers in the country in tow for the 2014 Oregon Trail Rally — one of eight events in the national championship series. The three-day stage starts May 2 at Portland International Raceway, followed by May 3 racing in Wasco County and ending May 4 on the technical gravel roads of Hood River County.April 26, 2014 midnight read more..
Although victory is always nice, Hood River Valley High School varsity boys tennis coach Jon Hiatt isn’t judging the success of this year’s tennis season by wins and losses, but rather by participation and improvement. With 23 players on the roster, the team is considerably larger than in recent years; two years ago the team consisted of just seven players.April 26, 2014 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association announced with excitement this week that it had acquired a one-acre parcel of Columbia River waterfront known as Swell City. After a unanimous vote of approval last week from the CGWA board of directors, Executive Director Greg Stiegel signed documents Monday making the purchase official.April 26, 2014 midnight read more..
May 1 — ‘Dancing with the Gorge StarsApril 26, 2014 midnight read more..
With flawless phrasing and exacting intonation, the Brigham Young University Singers have won international competitions and built worldwide relationships with choral musicians and audience members alike. The superb performance abilities of this 40-voice ensemble will create a must-see concert to be performed at the Hood River Middle School on Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m.April 26, 2014 midnight read more..
In Hood River County most of us are well aware of the positive contributions that the alcohol industry brings to our community. It is one of the county’s largest employers, a significant contributor to many of our nonprofits and an industry that brings thousands of tourists and millions of dollars to the community each year. It is a beverage that brings enjoyment and physical health benefits to many adults.April 26, 2014 midnight read more..
The following is our letter to Hood River Parks and Recreation District regarding safety concerns on the Indian Creek Trail:April 26, 2014 midnight read more..
On Thursday, May 1, at 4 p.m. the Hood River Farmers Market opens for the 2014 season at Hood River Middle School, with a diverse set of vendors selling locally raised vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, eggs, bread and more.April 26, 2014 midnight read more..
The Port of Hood River is nearing completion of the design phase for a project that aims to revitalize the former site of Nichols Boat Works with a waterfront bike and pedestrian trail that is to be built on the west edge of the boat basin.April 25, 2014 4:02 p.m. read more..
Dave Fults has a dual perspective of Hood River Valley High School: He teaches government, advanced government and “economics as needed” to seniors, but he’s also a parent; three of his four boys have graduated from HRVHS (Ritchie, Seth and Eli), and his youngest (Sam) is a sophomore.April 25, 2014 4:02 p.m. read more..
We Eat Well — "You can't find gooseberry pie anywhere, but we get it here every year," said Longview's Harry Blair, who ate at the Parkdale Grange Blossom Dinner with his wife, Dorothy, and his brother, Terry, and his wife, Suzie.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
Gorge FC hosted Inter United of Seattle Saturday evening at Hood River Valley High School the newly formed semi-pro soccer team’s first home league game since being formed last year. After breaking out with an exciting 2-0 first-half lead off goals from Raul Marquez — both assisted by Felipe Heredia — the home team lost steam in the second half, allowing four goals to finish with a 4-2 loss.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
Friday afternoon’s sunny weather illuminated nearby fruit trees in full bloom, providing a fitting backdrop for the aptly named Apple Blossom Invitational at Hood River Valley High School. After many years’ hiatus, the event, once a well-regarded track and field meet, was revitalized this year with the intent of restoring it as an annual occurrence.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
Several hundred young children (with parents’ help) scooped up a total of 6,500 eggs at Saturday’s annual community Easter egg hunt in Jackson Park. Some of those eggs were refilled on the spot and distributed again by “secret egg layers.” The Easter Bunny was on hand, along with Sparky the Firedog.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
The FFA chapter at Hood River Valley High School is an active bunch, as you will learn Saturday if you attend the fifth-annual Steak Feed and Silent Auction, 6 p.m. at HRVHS.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
The Start Making A Reader Today “Reading Matters” tour visited Westside Elementary School on April 18.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
High points in Saturday’s Little League Opening Day included the ceremonial first pitch — a high ball across the plate — by HRVHS varsity baseball coach Erich Harjo, flurries of fireworks amid teams of chilly but excited young players from T-ballers to teenagers lining the infield. Stands full of parents and grandparents added to the fun as the reconstituted Mid-Columbia Little League kicked off the season with gratitude for youth baseball leaders of the past.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
Like the Hood River City Council the week before, the Hood River County Board of Commissioners made a unanimous vote during its Monday night meeting on an emergency ordinance that would place a temporary moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
As a backlog-busting move, Klickitat County proposed that its planners do the legwork for scenic area applications in the county, and hand over completed paperwork for Gorge Commission planners to sign off on. It is the county’s response to a request from the Gorge Commission last fall to have Klickitat County provide resources to the Gorge Commission to ease a growing backlog of land use applications from the county.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District has a well-deserved reputation for delivering a lot of public benefit on a small budget. Given that reputation, the District’s recent decision to spend $300,000 in local and state funds on a radio flyer field at its Barrett Drive property is perplexing. The district has identified ball fields as our community’s number one need while a radio flyer field doesn’t even appear on its master plan.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Brownie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
HRV BASEBALL: Facing the second top-five-ranked team in a week, the Hood River Valley Eagles baseball team was on the verge of snapping a four-game losing streak in a Class 5A doubleheader matchup against the highly regarded no. 3-ranked Pendleton Buckaroos. A late game lead evaporated, though, as Pendleton scored four unanswered runs in the sixth to pull out a 5-2 win over the Eagles in their Columbia River Conference opener Saturday at HRV’s Traner Field.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
After opening with a painful 10-2 first half deficit, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys lacrosse team made some vital adjustments to its defensive tactics and rebounded by outscoring the Summit Storm 7-4 in the second half. The comeback attempt was too little, too late, however, as the Eagles lost 14-9 in the home game Saturday afternoon.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge Community College’s foreign language program fosters cross-cultural collaboration, problem solving and character development for both students and the community at large.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
It’s been long rumored that a farmers market was coming to Odell … sometime. This summer, the Gorge Grown Mercado del Valle (Valley Market) becomes a reality.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
The Parkdale Garden Club is hosting this year’s annual Hood River District meeting on Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. at the Parkdale Grange Hall, and anyone in the community who is interested in the garden club is welcome to come to the free event.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
The History Museum of Hood River County invites the community to “Slavery in the Oregon Territory,” a book reading and discussion with bestselling legal thriller author Phillip Margolin and Oregon history author R. Gregory Nokes, Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m.April 23, 2014 midnight read more..
Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Brewery received a gold medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup Competition held in Denver Colo. Awards were presented April 12 and brewer David Logsdon brought home the top honor for Cerasus (Sarah-soos) in the Belgian Style Ale category, out of 54 other entries.April 19, 2014 midnight read more..
Since Full Sail first opened in 1987, the Hood River brewery has a found a win-win-win situation for how to dispose of its spent grain that’s left over at the end of a brew’s mashing process.April 19, 2014 midnight read more..
Mark Johnson called his Thursday talk to Hood River Rotary “the good, bad and the ugly.”April 19, 2014 midnight read more..
A pioneering method of bringing more ice on the north side of Mount Hood will be the topic of the Hood River Watershed Group’s meeting on Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the OSU Extension meeting room, 2990 Experiment Station Road, Hood River (turn north just after Your Party and Rental Center).April 19, 2014 midnight read more..
If you’re looking for Peter Hardy, you can find him teaching middle school math at Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School four days a week.April 19, 2014 midnight read more..
Here are the results of the first ever Hard-Pressed Cider Fest awards, held April 12 at Mt. Defiance Fruit in Odell:April 19, 2014 midnight read more..
Earth Day approaches, officially on April 22, for its 44th year.April 19, 2014 midnight read more..
Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday at the Hood River Library with performances and activities for kids and grown-ups alike.April 19, 2014 midnight read more..
Spring seems like the perfect time for United Way of the Columbia Gorge to kick off its 2014 allocations process. For many, the new life that these much-needed funds bring to local agencies mirrors the essence of the season.April 19, 2014 midnight read more..
The BSC Hood River Bulldogs U14 grade girls club soccer team finished the spring Oregon Youth Soccer Association competitive season with a 2-4-2 record. The team competed against some of the top teams in the state, scoring six goals in eight games and holding the opposing teams to 12 goals.April 19, 2014 midnight read more..
We had quite a match last week between teams 3 Fingers Deep and Hood River Supply for the championship of the Monday night Industrial league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.April 19, 2014 midnight read more..
In an effort to help re-establish Washington’s high school cultural exchange wrestling program, Oregon has partnered with its neighbor to the north to send a team of 13 high school wrestlers to Japan this June. To help fill the team, Oregon is sending six of the 13, and of those six two (and possibly a third) are Hood River Valley High School wrestlers.April 19, 2014 midnight read more..
Local governments will be voting in the next couple weeks on whether to adopt ordinances that would place up to one-year moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries that are now legally allowed to operate in the state of Oregon.April 19, 2014 midnight read more..
Hannah Bergemann brought home three gold medals earlier this month from Copper Mountain, Colo., where she claimed national titles in slopestyle, halfpipe and rail jam events at the 2014 USASA National Championships.April 19, 2014 midnight read more..
“DamNation,” a long-awaited documentary film about dam removal, featuring the Condit Dam removal as well as the plight of Columbia River salmon, will premiere in Hood River at the Hood River Middle School auditorium on Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, benefiting Columbia Riverkeeper. The film is 87 minutes.April 16, 2014 noon read more..
My sister Ginny is making a pilgrimage to Finland next month to meet our cousin Raija Huusari for the very first time. It is one of those Internet miracles where you find long-lost relatives through Facebook postings or an advanced Google search.April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
Join Hood River Adopt A Dog for the second-annual Adopt A Dog Microchip Clinic during the annual city-wide yard sale event in Cascade Locks on Saturday, April 26, from 10 am to 1 p.m. It will be held at the old fire station on WaNaPa, next to the post office.April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
Riding a six-game winning streak, five of which have been commanding shut-outs, the Hood River Valley High School varsity softball team is now the state’s top ranked 5A team, ahead of Liberty, Sandy, Pendleton and Willamette in the top five.April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
As a follow-up to last spring’s popular Gorge Short Track Series, the Cascade Locks’ EasyClimb trail system will be host to a one-day, two-race event Saturday titled The Short Track Shoot-Out Mountain Bike Race.April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
On Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. the community of Hood River is invited to experience “The Shadow of the Cross” as presented by the Chancel Choir of Valley Christian Church under the direction of Carolyn Ternahan.April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Kirby as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
The New York Times has once again found favor with the Gorge, in an article they call “Hood River in 36 hours,” published April 3 in the newspaper’s online edition.April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
Last year, this sold out show captivated audiences at Columbia Center for the Arts right from the first note. Bringing together some of Portland’s finest musicians, this is a true celebration to Joni Mitchell and her 70 glorious years (and counting!) on this planet making music that just gets better and better.April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Forest Service is temporarily closing Herman Creek Campground/Horse Camp, located just east of Cascade Locks and 47 miles from Portland, to protect public health and safety. This temporary closure is expected to last throughout the 2014 summer season, and the public will be notified when the campground is reopened.April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
Hikers wishing to access Friends of the Columbia Gorge-owned Lyle Cherry Orchard property can no longer reach the trail via Lyle High School following a decision by the school board.April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
Repairs on the historic Benson Bridge at Multnomah Falls are scheduled to begin this week. The bridge suffered damage from a rock fall that occurred early in the morning Jan. 9. Catworks Construction, a construction company from Battle Ground, Wash., was awarded the contract for repairs and plans to complete the project by Memorial Day weekend.April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
Plants for sale, desserts and fruit to sample, music to listen to, pancakes to eat are just a few examples of what’s in store this weekend with Hood River Blossom Festival, in its second weekend for 2014 throughout the Hood River valley.April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
Gauging the success of a first-ever event can be “a bit of a crapshoot,” says Mike Glover, executive director of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce. Will people show up? Will the weather cooperate? Will people enjoy themselvesApril 16, 2014 midnight read more..
Adam McCaw of Hood River positioned himself for regional electric car dominance with his win Saturday in the 13th annual race in downtown Hood River.April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley varsity baseball team was hoping to rise to the occasion in a home doubleheader Saturday against one of the best Class 5A teams in the state: the No. 2-ranked Bend Lava Bears. The Eagles (6-7) struggled through both games, however, as the Bears lengthened their winning streak from five to seven with 12-1 and 10-2 blowouts over the Eagles.April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
A rare practice burn in a Hood River residential neighborhood recently gave firefighters from several Hood River County agencies the chance to practice hose handling techniques and other interior and exterior strategies for suppressing a house fire.April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
Marilyn Wall’s is a life with taxes, and she likes it.April 16, 2014 midnight read more..
Although the mercy rule went into effect, the Hood River Valley Eagles varsity girls softball team showed no mercy in their 15-0 drubbing of the Redmond Panthers during a game Tuesday afternoon at the Westside Elementary fields.April 12, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hanel sisters believe you can’t truck away a legacy.April 12, 2014 midnight read more..
Laurie Wheeler finds teaching “a natural fit.”April 12, 2014 midnight read more..
Sigrid Scully of Hood River and Doug Leash of The Dalles will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Awards.April 12, 2014 midnight read more..
Classic rock and blues highlight the 2014 Summer Concert Series at Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, Wash. Tickets for the series are on sale Friday, April 11, at the venue’s website http://www.maryhillwinery.com/news-events/calendar-of-events.April 12, 2014 midnight read more..
I recently attended the Safe Patient Project Summit in Yonkers, N.Y., at the headquarters of Consumer Reports, the world’s largest independent product-testing organization. I was there with other patient safety advocates, and we were introduced to the new Choosing Wisely campaign.April 12, 2014 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge Peace Village hosts an Adult Day Camp April 26 from 1-5:30 p.m. at Bethel UCC, White Salmon. It is based on the concept that “there’s a different story of who we are meant to be than the one that our current culture is telling us,” according to organizer Erika Rench.April 12, 2014 midnight read more..
I caught my first trout on a worm, but learned the “magic of lures” after out-fishing my uncle and his secret “red” worms by trolling a “coach dog” colored FlatFish. Still, bait remains a standby for many anglers because it’s a consistent producer. There are two bait choices that dominate the market, with prepared bait (called PowerBait) and worms topping the list.April 12, 2014 midnight read more..
Gorge Owned (GO!) is accepting nominations for the fourth-annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards, which celebrates people who are working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social issues facing the Gorge.April 12, 2014 midnight read more..
Hanel Development Group, the last corporate vestige of Sterling Hanel’s legacy, is closing shop and selling equipment large and small.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
An Odell man is homeless after a fire that started Monday morning in his garage eventually spread to the main portion of his Mud Alley Drive home, totally burning the inside of the residence, and killing at least one of his pets.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
Even days after the unveiling, students at Wy’east are still stopping to admire the intricate pieces of artwork, staring and studying until they suddenly realize they are late to class.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
A spirited second-half rally by the Hood River Valley varsity girls lacrosse team wasn’t quite enough to overcome the Grant High School Generals, who beat the Eagles, 7-6, during a hard-fought match in Hood River Friday evening.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
Since moving to Oregon from Atlanta, Ga., I have learned many new skills and concepts that I was never exposed to on the East Coast. One of the more intriguing concepts that I picked up on while living in Portland is that of the Zombie Apocalypse.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
A group of professionals will give their insights into helping girls choose educational and career paths in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
May Street Elementary School holds its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday. This event, which began in 1997, raises money for the school’s artist-in-residence program and the Teddy Webber Scholarship fund.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
Blossom Fest’s first of three weekends offers plenty of family-friendly activities around the Hood River valley. The Hood River News’ Panorama special section, published April 12, gives the full Blossom schedule and map, but here is the list of what’s happening this Friday through Sunday, weekend one.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
A new committee created specifically to address the high demands of the recreation landscape throughout the Columbia River Gorge gained ample attention from community groups and landowners at its first meeting.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
Bringing together some of Portland’s finest musicians, this is a true celebration to Joni Mitchell and her 70 glorious years (and counting!) on this planet making music that just gets better and better. Get ready for Woman of Heart and Mind on Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
Throughout the year, Child Abuse Intervention Centers in Oregon play a critical role in making our state a place that prioritizes the health and safety of children. There are close to 70,000 reports of abuse and neglect each year in Oregon, and almost half of all victims of abuse are under the age of 6.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
Lions Follies is not the same old song and dance.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
The Renewable Energy Technology program at Columbia Gorge Community College is accepting applications for nine-month certificate and two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree programs.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
The community can gather to “Be a Hero” for the Matt McCabe family of Hood River on April 12 with a Zumbathon charity event from 9-10:30 a.m. at Westside Elementary School, 3685 Belmont Drive. No tickets are needed; donations are accepted at the door.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
In 2004 during our weekly visits to the school library, many of the female students in my third-grade class were inclined to check out books about princesses, fairies and cute puppies. Meanwhile, their classmate Thania Torres searched the shelves for books about anatomy. She shared with me every fascinating fact she discovered about the human body. At the ripe old age of 8, Thania was already certain that one day she wanted to be a doctor.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
It’s Blossom Fest time! The Blossom Craft Show and Quilt Show takes place at the Hood River County Fairgrounds April 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. A wide variety of Northwest vendors — at last count, 120 — will be on site, featuring art, crafts, garden art, home furnishings and decorations, photographs, gourmet food products, jewelry, clothing, plants and more.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
Hello again! I would like to welcome many of our new neighbors. There have been some changes in the area so hopefully we can all get to know each other soon.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
On the April 12 Second Saturday event, the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will feature Chevrolets.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
It’s that time of year again, when your friends, neighbors and school principal in the Upper Valley lend their time and talents to the annual Mid-Columbia Lions Follies fundraiser for the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
THE DALLES—Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents the April history dinner, “Pioneer Surveyors of the Columbia Gorge,” with Jerry Olson, Friday, April 18. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.April 9, 2014 midnight read more..
A rare practice burn in a Hood River residential neighborhood gave firefighters from several Hood River County agencies the chance to practice hose handling techniques and other interior and exterior strategies for suppressing a house fire.April 8, 2014 4:45 p.m. read more..
On March 20, 2014, Judge Paul Crowley swore into service his last class of new CASA advocates. Crowley is retiring in July and Columbia Gorge CASA marked the occasion with a gift to honor the vital role he has played in CASA since it began in the Gorge in 1987.April 5, 2014 midnight read more..
Few people embody a true zest for life quite like Fred Noble, and even as he struggles with a disease that means an unrelenting and painful decline to death, he is reaching out to inspire others in the eternal quest to find meaning, purpose and happinessApril 5, 2014 midnight read more..
A flurry of second-half goals by Isabelle Cullen stamped out any chances Cleveland had at a comeback Tuesday evening in the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls lacrosse team’s season opener. Cullen scored six on the night to lead the girls in the 15-9 home win.April 5, 2014 midnight read more..
Fresh off a solid 3-1 outing at the Coach Bob National Invitational tournament in Arizona over spring break, the Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball team took the Gladstone Gladiators to the cleaners Wednesday afternoon with a 7-0 shutout at Traner Field.April 5, 2014 midnight read more..
Tom Reid, left, and Theo Davis of Green Home Construction of Hood River stand with designer Blanche Garcia on the grounds of the Vagabond Motel Thursday, the final day of filming for an upcoming episode of The Travel Channel’s “Hotel Impossible,” with TV host Anthony Melichiorri.April 5, 2014 midnight read more..
If someone could figure out a way to harness the enthusiasm in Socci Galvez’s preschool class, the energy crisis would be solved.April 5, 2014 midnight read more..
Despite the perpetual “breast versus bottle” debate, breastfeeding has been enjoying a renaissance of sorts lately.April 5, 2014 midnight read more..
Some new faces will soon be at the helm of the Port of Cascade Locks following a leadership transition that is expected to wrap up at the end of spring.April 5, 2014 midnight read more..
With tight budgets, public schools often have to reconcile cutting costs with maintaining quality educational services.April 5, 2014 midnight read more..
Local insurance agent Tina Pasto has started a project she’s calling “The Hope Chest” to collect new household goods for teens who are leaving foster care. For the next few months, she’s asking community members to fill a Hope Chest in her office.April 5, 2014 midnight read more..
Effective May 1, the toll will increase on the Bridge of the Gods by 50 cents per axle for all vehicles with three or more axles. This increase comes following a few months of research and deliberation by the Port Commission.April 5, 2014 midnight read more..
One of the community’s best resources for planning spring and summer events is the new catalog, hot off the press, from Hood River Community Education.April 5, 2014 midnight read more..
With spring break in the rear view, Hood River Valley High School track and field is transitioning from its early season outlook to a more focused mindset of preparing for the all-telling Columbia River Conference championships, just six weeks away as of this weekend.April 5, 2014 midnight read more..
In a matchup between two of the state’s top-ranked softball squads, Hood River Valley High’s Erika Enriquez hit a clutch game-winning RBI double to help lead the Eagles to an exciting 5-3 come-from-behind win Tuesday at Gladstone High School.April 5, 2014 midnight read more..
Hailing from Michigan, she knew at a young age that she was destined to be a singer. Performing in numerous choirs throughout her youth, Claudia Schmidt soon pursued a professional career while in Chicago, leading her to Wisconsin and Minnesota, where she was a frequent guest on the early days of A Prairie Home Companion.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
Mistrust of the medical community and perceived discrimination by health care providers can affect how satisfied young adult Latinos in rural Oregon are with their health care, new research from Oregon State University shows.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
The Mid-Columbia Lions Follies will be presenting “Mayhem at the Madison” as its 38th annual show starting Thursday.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
For 16-year-old Montana Kurahara, the end of the winter season means the end of an experience of a lifetime. For about the last six months, the Hood River native has been attending the Sun Valley Ski Academy, a full-time school and training program for aspiring young ski racers in the idyllic setting of central Idaho’s mountainous Sun Valley.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
Team Blackhawks from HRVHS robotics traveled to Sacramento for First Technology Challenge Super Regionals, and struggled in the first four rounds with a robot that was not tested.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
The Dalles Art Association presents a Janice Staver Retrospective opening reception at The Dalles Art Center on Thursday, April 3, from 5-7 p.m.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
Economic development just picked up the pace at the Dallesport Airport.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
The Gorge Community Foundation announced Monday that they are accepting grant applications for projects that promote outdoor education or recreation.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is a nonprofit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to protecting wild elk and other wildlife and the land they inhabit. This organization was started around 1984 and has around 1,000 members in the Gorge and 200,000 members nationwide.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
Fantastic February transitioned into marvelous March on Mount Hood, and as this winter’s erratic attitude improved dramatically from depressing December, it delivered enough snow by the start of spring to end in an almost average April.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
Along with its long list of not-so thrilling, but still perfectly respectable and worthwhile offerings like Paralegal Tutoring, Fundamentals of Wet Felting, Everything You Need to Know After Having a Baby and — the butt of many jokes but the bud of many musical careers — Band Camp, Hood River County Community Education is gearing up for its most exciting season, when instructors from all walks of life get to introduce local youth to the many world-class outdoor activities the region is blessed with.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
League and tournament action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes has been nothing short of spectacular lately.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
As paddlers and kayakers dust off their boards and boats and hit the water this season, the Oregon State Marine Board and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife want to remind craft users that Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention permits are required for not only motorized boats, but all non-motorized boats and paddlecraft 10 feet and longer. The rule includes any stand-up paddle board over that length.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
PORTLAND — The current deadline for open enrollment in 2014 for healthcare insurance coverage in Oregon was extended through April 30. However, for survivors of domestic violence who are also married, this open enrollment period is extending to May 31, in recognition by the Department of Health and Human Services of the unique difficulties that these survivors of domestic violence face when attempting to file taxes (http://1.usa.gov/1hwkHwV).April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
Starting April 7 and running through May 23, some sections of State Street from Sixth Street to Front Street may be closed to vehicular traffic 24 hours a day during the work week. All streets and parking areas within the work zone will be open on the weekends.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
Maintaining regional watersheds remains a critical factor when it comes to supporting Wasco County infrastructure, particularly in Mosier’s watershed. That’s according to District Watershed Coordinator Anna Buckley, who told the Board of Commissioners March 19 about some of the biggest problems that currently inhibit the area watersheds’ efficiency and what the councils are doing to address those issues.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
Oregon State Police cited a Yakima, Wash., man following a Sunday afternoon motorcycle crash along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Rowena that occurred when the motorcyclist was attempting to elude an OSP trooper.April 2, 2014 midnight read more..
A 46-year-old Ontario man is in jail after leading law enforcement on a high-speed police chase through three counties in the Columbia River Gorge that ended when the suspect rolled his vehicle on a curvy road in Skamania County early Friday evening.April 1, 2014 noon read more..
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