Happy New Year, however you mark the occasion. Thursday is 1/1/15, and in the Gorge, residents can enjoy a large variety of ways to “ring in the new year.” The weather prediction is cold, giving the Jan. 1 Polar Bear Plunge at Maryhill State Park a stark appeal.December 31, 2014 midnight read more..
We can all find a reason to celebrate, or commiserate, at the end of the old year and the start of the new one.December 31, 2014 midnight read more..
For many people the holiday season is full of celebrations and cheer but, for some, this season can bring more misery than merriment. With high expectations of gift-giving, decorating, feasting and family gathering, feelings of disappointment, sadness, fatigue, frustration or being overwhelmed are not unusual.December 31, 2014 midnight read more..
On invitation of the local Commercial Club, Senator R.R. Butler and Representatives Anderson and Kelly of The Dalles will come to Hood River today and be the guests of the Board of Directors at the club at dinner this evening.December 31, 2014 midnight read more..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A yellow Labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia Gorge, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued in the dark by a climber who rappelled to a narrow ledge where the dog was trapped.December 31, 2014 midnight read more..
Insitu, Inc., of Bingen has procured a $41 million contract with the U.S. Navy to deliver three of the company’s Integrator Blackjack un-manned air vehicle (UAV) systems by January 2016.December 31, 2014 midnight read more..
Richard Tillinghast announces the release of his fifth CD, “The Door Is Open.” A special show is at the Hood River County Library on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.December 31, 2014 midnight read more..
Wyoming and Montana, two major coal states, will be allowed to participate in an appeal of Oregon’s permit denial for a Columbia River coal export terminal.December 31, 2014 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute and Waucoma Bookstore are hosting author Ellen Morris Bishop for a reading and presentation at the Hood River Library on Saturday, January 10 at 1 p.m.December 31, 2014 midnight read more..
Scoring at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes the past few weeks has been out of sight, especially in the high powered Fraternal league, where all five of our Team of the Week stars stirred the sticks. It took some mighty fine bowling to make this latest list of kegling standouts.December 31, 2014 midnight read more..
Maria Ortega wants her new restaurant to continue the family tradition of cooking, as well as the cultural importance of Mexican food.December 31, 2014 midnight read more..
Jules Burton has acted on a desire she thinks plenty of people have harbored: “I should own a bar someday.”December 31, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High varsity girls basketball team added two wins to its record on its way to the finals of the Gresham Holiday Tournament last weekend. The girls defeated North Salem 43-25 Friday night and Madison 45-43 Saturday before losing 60-37 to the home team — the 8-1 6A Mt. Hood Conference Gophers — in the championship game. The showing is a big improvement from a year ago, when the team went 0-3 at the same tournament.December 31, 2014 midnight read more..
A skier drops over a cliff on a run called Seventh Heaven at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Saturday morning. The resort reported 31 inches of fresh snow between Saturday and Tuesday and (as of Tuesday morning) a base of 44 inches at the lodge and 58 inches at mid-mountain.December 31, 2014 midnight read more..
The anguish of holiday driving was likely a bit more tolerable this season for many American motorists as gas prices continue to fall to levels that haven’t been seen in several years.December 27, 2014 midnight read more..
From the middle of November through the beginning of March, the homeless of Hood River have a warm place to stay at the Hood River Warming Shelter.December 27, 2014 midnight read more..
This is the 13th annual “Readerboard Year” list – an (almost) exhaustive list of all the messages put up at roadside marquees with moveable letters.December 27, 2014 midnight read more..
Longtime figures in Hood River Valley athletics, Tom Greenough (at left) coaches the Hood River Middle School 8th grade boys basketball team while Phil Hukari rallies his boys from Wy’east during the two teams’ final meeting of the season last week.December 27, 2014 midnight read more..
Get outside, get stoked, dream it and go do it, Jax Mariash-Koudele proclaims with conviction.December 27, 2014 midnight read more..
Are you looking for a cool, fun and refreshing way to start the New Year? The Central Klickitat County Park and Recreation District has the answer for you: the 8th Annual Polar Plunge at 10 a.m. on New Year’s Day at Maryhill State Park.December 27, 2014 midnight read more..
<strong>WELL SAID:</strong> The poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote in 1833 “In Memoria” for his friend Arthur Henry Hallam, of “the Christmas bells from hill to hill,” and despairs at the start of the poem: “This year I slept and woke with pain/I almost wished no more to wake/And that my hold on life would break/Before I heard those bells again.”December 27, 2014 midnight read more..
A year ago I had the pleasure to interview NYC-based folk singer Christine Lavin. She was supposed to do a show at the Aladdin Theater in Portland but unfortunately the show got cancelled at the last minute.December 27, 2014 midnight read more..
Known for having the best beer selection in the Gorge, Volcanic Bottle Shoppe, located in Hood River’s The Heights neighborhood, has become a favorite community gathering spot as well as a convenient place to fill a growler, grab a bottle of wine or cider, or hear live music.December 27, 2014 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute and Waucoma Bookstore are hosting author Ellen Morris Bishop for a reading and presentation at the Hood River Library on Saturday, January 10 at 1 p.m.December 27, 2014 midnight read more..
Next Door — The Next Door is in need of full time and part time foster parents in Hood River and Wasco Counties. The Next Door provides care and behavioral treatment for children and teens age 6-18 and is seeking individuals who are willing to open their hearts and homes.December 27, 2014 midnight read more..
Contemporary American culture is commonly portrayed as death-denying or death-defying.December 27, 2014 midnight read more..
Hey kids — are you looking for something fun to do over winter break, either by yourself, with your siblings or with your parents, too?December 27, 2014 midnight read more..
Union Pacific wants to extend a 1.5-mile siding, or pullout lane, in Mosier by two miles on either side, enabling trains to bypass each other without stopping. The project would cost $25 million. Now, trains pull off in Mosier, and sit idling, waiting for an oncoming train to pass. Extending the siding, or bypass lane, would eliminate “the biggest bottleneck in the Northwest,” UP spokesman Brock Nelson told a crowd of nearly 30 in Mosier Dec. 10December 24, 2014 noon read more..
The best Christmas songs you've never heard, and getting ready for 2015December 24, 2014 9:47 a.m. read more..
Hundreds of people heard a new Christmas song this season.December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
A Hood River man received a nine-month jail sentence last week after pleading guilty to shooting and injuring a teenage woman on Mitchell Point Drive earlier this year.December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of the Hood River Valley High School boys’ soccer team which brought home the title of ‘State Champions’ this year in the 2014 Oregon 5A state championship. Hood River is my hometown, and both my son and I are proud graduates of Hood River Valley High School, so this victory is especially sweet."December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
An invaluable team bonding experience and an opportunity to compete against the nation’s best are the two big takeaways Hood River Valley High School wrestling got from its four-day trip to Nevada to compete in the annual Reno Tournament of Champions, says coach Trent Kroll.December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
SALEM (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday a ski resort’s broad liability waiver cannot prevent a paralyzed snowboarder from suingDecember 24, 2014 midnight read more..
Hey kids — are you looking for something fun to do over winter break, either by yourself, with your siblings or with your parents, too? Here, we have ideas ranging from classes to concerts to parties. Registration, where necessary, is strongly encouraged.December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
From Dec. 12 to Jan.5, 2015, the Hood River Police Department and Hood River County Sheriff will be conducting a DUII enforcement period. The purpose of this campaign will be to focus on people driving under the influence of intoxicants. This is in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This will be the first of several high visibility enforcement efforts throughout the year. There will be a higher number of officers on patrol during these enforcement periods.December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
Baked, with their carmelized coat, they looked like elongated cinnamon rolls.December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
No new marijuana businesses will be permitted in Klickitat County’s unincorporated areas until a six-month moratorium lapses or is called off by county commissioners.December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
Austin resident and Gorge native Ben Ballinger is taking a slightly different marketing approach on “The State I’m In,” his sixth album to date. Ballinger signed with Good Horse Records, and it’s called “records” for good reason — that’s what they make.December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
The ridiculous met the sublime last week in international matters.December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has named Charles Jake Bolland as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Meadows Chairman and CEO Matthew Drake made the announcement, saying, “It gives me great pleasure to promote Jake to this position. Jake has an exceptional understanding of our operations and financial structure. He also possesses the core values and solid leadership qualities to help guide and support our outstanding management team. With day-to-day operations in Jake’s very capable hands, I can focus more on future growth opportunities for our company.”December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
Something new is always bubbling up at local breweries. Between now and January you’ll find four distinct new beers at Double Mountain Brewery, notes brewmaster Matt Swihart, including a sweet take on cherries.December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Axle as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
Nicole Schrankel, PharmD, recently received the 2014 Excellence in Innovation Award from the Oregon State Pharmacy Association for her exceptional dedication and commitment to the pharmacy profession.December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
Paul Thompson has lived in the Hood River Valley for over 35 years, and has worked the past ten of those years helping people sell and find homes here, as a real estate broker. Today, Thompson and Copper West Properties announce that he too has found a new home, at the brokerage.December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) held its second annual awards program on Dec. 16, recognizing Andy von Flotow of Hood Technology as the 2014 GTA Technology Leader of the Year and Insitu as the 2014 GTA Technology Organization of the Year.December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
The American Evaluation Association has selected Mike Hendricks of Hood River to represent its 8,000 members on the board of directors of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE). The IOCE is an international partnership that helps foreign governments and nongovernmental organizations around the world improve the lives of the people within their borders by using program evaluation.December 24, 2014 midnight read more..
New research is showing that it is more important to improve the way we respond to stress than it is to try to eliminate stress in our lives. For this reason, yoga, meditation, and breath practices are key to training the nervous system how to respond to the realities of daily life with less stress-inducing reactivity.December 20, 2014 midnight read more..
Who says if you remember the ‘60s you weren’t there?December 20, 2014 midnight read more..
Leadership. Responsibility. Generosity. Thrift.December 20, 2014 midnight read more..
A year after its executive director warned the agency was on the “verge of collapse” due to a lack of funding, the Columbia River Gorge Commission will not be receiving the financial boost it had hoped for.December 20, 2014 midnight read more..
Representing Hood River on The Dalles-based Riverside Gymnastics Academy lineup at the 2014 Oregon Fall State Championships were young athletes Sophia Riviello, Ava Krentz, Regina Sanchez-Macias, Jacy Johnston and Poppy Miller.December 20, 2014 midnight read more..
After a rough start to the season, the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls basketball team got a much-needed win at home Tuesday night over Barlow. Senior Kelsey Wells had a team-high 17 points and Laruen Winans had ten points and seven rebounds to lead the Eagles to the 46-30 win against the 6A Mt. Hood Conference Bruins.December 20, 2014 midnight read more..
Elevated by a four-game winning streak, the Hood River Valley varsity boys basketball team traveled to Gresham Tuesday to take on the 6A Mt. Hood Conference Gophers (2-2), and although the Eagles finished with a loss, they still have plenty of reason for optimism.December 20, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School swimming traveled south last weekend for an eight-school meet at Bend High. Although a smaller team than many of the others, the Eagles put in some quality marks, including top three finishes by Dhani Freeland, Kylie Webb, Trey Schilling, Stan Ocheskey and the girls 400 freestyle relay team.December 20, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River County Community Education is offering several sports-related options to help keep kids occupied over the winter break and through the winter. More information and registration for the following activities can be found at hrcommunityed.com or by calling 541-386-2055.December 20, 2014 midnight read more..
It was encouraging to read about the recent story reported in the Hood River News regarding the renewed efforts to protect Mount Hood. At a time when most issues are becoming more polarized, it is great to close the year out with this good news story of people coming together to protect the mountain we all love.December 20, 2014 midnight read more..
Valley Worship Center is hosting a one-hour Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24, including the reading of the Christmas story, Christmas caroling and a candlelight ceremony. The church is located at 5780 Hwy 35 in Mt. Hood.December 20, 2014 midnight read more..
Start every day with a large glass of lukewarm water. Fill your favorite glass with water and drink it slowly, followed by taking some deep breaths into your abdomen. This morning ritual helps keep your body hydrated and relaxed at a time when more-than-usual amounts of alcohol and caffeine (both dehydrators) meet higher-than-usual stress levels.December 20, 2014 midnight read more..
Although winter is off to a very slow start around Mount Hood, the Hood River Valley High School Nordic ski team had a blazing intro to its season Saturday at Mount Bachelor, where the team competed in the first Oregon High School Nordic Organization race of its 2014-15 schedule.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
The congregation of the Pine Grove /Odell United Methodist Church is hosting the Twilight Service on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. The service will be held at the Historic Pine Grove Methodist Church at 2415 Eastside Rd.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
The Upper Valley is gearing up for the religious holiday with special church services for those who are wanting to celebrate.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge Community College is offering Basic Electricity for Maintenance Technicians beginning Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, from 4-7p.m. at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center Renewable Energy Technology classroom and labs.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
The Gorge Winds Concert Band will be presenting its 15th annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. The concert will be held at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles, located at the corner of Fourth and Federal streets.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and potentially the most profitable for scammers. Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington has put together a list of 12 common Christmas schemes to help consumers stay safe this holiday season.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Valley Worship Center is hosting a one-hour Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24, including the reading of the Christmas story, Christmas caroling and a candlelight ceremony. The church is located at 5780 Hwy 35 in Mt. Hood.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Victoria D. Masters-Konopasek, RN, CGRN, CAPA, of Mosier, employed by Kaiser Permanente, Clackamas, Ore., was recently granted Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse status by the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. She joins a cadre of over 11,000 other Perianesthesia nurses who are currently certified in their specialty.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Salem, OR — Representative Mark Johnson has been selected by House Speaker Tina Kotek to serve on the following committees during the 78th Legislative Assembly:December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Salem, OR — State Senator Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River), entering his fifth year serving Oregon Senate District 26, will continue to serve on the important budget-writing Full Ways and Means Committee, and the Senate Business and Transportation Committee.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
A holiday gift to the Gorge arrives Christmas Day. Columbia Center for the Arts and Radio Tierra are joining up to air It’s a Wonderful Life on KZAS FM. The show will broadcast at 2 p.m., Dec. 25, on 95.1 Hood River, 95.9 Stevenson, and 107.7 The Dalles.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
As a unique region spanning two states, the Columbia River Gorge has a long list of individuals, organizations, and businesses that wish to protect and better the area.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Skamania County Sheriff’s deputies took control of a vehicle pursuit that originated in the city of Hood River Friday morning.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
After losing a tough game a week ago against Horizon Christian of Tualatin, Hood River’s Horizon Hawks varsity boys basketball team responded by winning three straight to restore its OSAA 1A No. 1 ranking. The Hawks will try to continue their streak when they meet Class 3A’s Blanchet Catholic Cavaliers (2-2) in their next game Friday at 4:30 p.m. in their first matchup of a tournament Dec. 19-20 at Dayton High School.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
“Tracks to ‘26,” a yearly inquiry into what drives and inspires six young hearts and minds, returns for Installment 2 of 13.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Cristina Garcia and Megumi Mosaka Moehlman Hosaka, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as November Students of the Month. Each student was presented a check for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting at the Hood River Elks No. 1507.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Lolo as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Many in Indian Country are wary of the idea of growing and selling marijuana on tribal lands, even if it could present an economic windfall and the U.S. Department of Justice says it’s OK.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
“On fire” would be a fair way of describing the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team after their fourth straight win Friday night against Mountain View High School of Vancouver. The Eagles, now 4-2 in nonleague action, have averaged an impressive 78.5 points per game over the past four games, highlighted by a team record-setting 88-points Friday to finish with an 18-point margin of victory.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School wrestling got its first taste of competition over the weekend at tournaments in North Bend and White Salmon. Many of the top wrestlers in each weight class represented the Eagles at the Coast Classic invitational, where 30 teams went to battle in one of the toughest tournaments in the state. Meanwhile, a second HRV lineup stayed in the Gorge to represent the Eagles in White Salmon at the seven-team Bruin Invitational.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Lila May Schow, whose family is facing indefinite travel plans and new medical deductibles in January in her fight against cancer, will be the beneficiary of a concert Dec. 20 at the Hood River Middle School auditorium from 7 to 9 p.m.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
In what was one of its last actions of 2014, and for some, one of their last actions as city councilors, the Hood River City Council voted Monday evening to pass an ordinance implementing the Waterfront Refinement Plan, which sets down design concepts and zoning restrictions for future development at the Hood River Waterfront.December 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Emergency Voucher Program coordinator Rev. Maggie Sebastian hit the ground running when she became the Clinical Chaplin at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital almost 3 years ago.December 13, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River residents and youth wrestling standouts Noah and Jeremiah Wachsmuth and Ryan Zeller got quite a surprise last week when they arrived in Denver to compete in King of the Mountain collegiate youth wrestling tournament.December 13, 2014 midnight read more..
The announced closure of the Indian Creek campus in Hood River by Columbia Gorge Community College was “a big mistake,” said board president M.D. Van Valkenburgh during Tuesday’s board meeting.December 13, 2014 midnight read more..
For the first time in a long time, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team is on a roll. Granted, Tuesday night’s home win was just the second of this early 2014-15 season, but the hard-fought 76-71 triumph came against the then 5A No. 2 ranked Putnam Kingsmen, who defeated South Albany and Century last week to open their season.December 13, 2014 midnight read more..
SCANNING: In years past we’ve published “a scanner year” – entertaining excerpts from what we heard over the dispatch communications device in our office – and while we did not get it together in 2014 to compile such a list, one item overheard on Dec. 9 was funny in itself: the words of the officer were, in full and verbatim: “An inquisitive toddler.”December 13, 2014 midnight read more..
The annual Hood River County fire departments’ lighted truck Christmas parade will take place Dec. 15 in Odell and Pine Grove, Dec. 16 in Parkdale and Dee, and Dec. 17 on the West Side and Hood River, each night from 6-9 p.m.December 13, 2014 midnight read more..
Giving Tree — For the 20th year, John L. Scott realty offices host the Giving Tree. Gifts will be distributed to needy families in the area. Gift tags can be taken from trees located at any of the following John L Scott offices: 1000 W. Steuben, Bingen; 3206 W 6th St., The Dalles; 138 NW Second St., Stevenson; 512 Cascade Ave., Hood River.December 13, 2014 midnight read more..
Roughly one in five children in Oregon is part of a family that is at or below the poverty line.December 13, 2014 midnight read more..
The Parkdale Community Church Choir will sing the Christmas Cantata, “Love Came Down at Christmas,” during the service at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 21.December 13, 2014 midnight read more..
Scouts held a Spookoree event at Rasmussen’s Farm to publicize Scouting fun.December 13, 2014 midnight read more..
Diana Lachino and Mason McDowell, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as October “Students of the Month” for their outstanding commitment to community. Each student was presented with a check for $100 at a recent meeting.December 10, 2014 midnight read more..
On Dec. 6, the Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team took 17 students to the Clackamas Holiday Edge Tournament at Clackamas High School. The tournament is the largest in the state, with 47 teams competing from around the region.December 10, 2014 midnight read more..
An Australian company behind two proposed coal ports in the Pacific Northwest recently sold its North American assets to a Denver private equity firm in an apparent bid to stave off a cash crisis, regulatory filings show.December 10, 2014 midnight read more..
Santa’s been here and the Sugar Plum Fairy is next.December 10, 2014 midnight read more..
Citing threats to public safety and the Gorge economy, Hood River City Council passed a resolution Monday calling for a ban on coal and oil transports through the GorgeDecember 10, 2014 midnight read more..
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Hood River jazz pianist Tim Mayer performs two concerts this weekend, starting with the Friday noon Advent Concert at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State, with Mayer joined by Char Mayer on vocals, Ed Dietrich on bass, and Tim Ortlieb on drums. The concert is free.December 10, 2014 midnight read more..
The Port of Cascade Locks has selected Mayah Frank to fill the new full time position of Port Recreation Coordinator. Frank will focus on facilitating a year-round schedule of recreational events and programming in Cascade Locks. Frank arrives at a critical time as the Port is revising facility rental policies and fees.December 10, 2014 midnight read more..
On December 13, the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum will feature vintage bicycles for its Second Saturday event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. While the museum has several ordinary bicycles and safety bicycles in its collection, visitors are encouraged to bring a vintage bicycle to share.December 10, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hood River Lions Club Foundation has selected 10 community organizations to share the generosity of an anonymous donor who, 16 years ago, gave the club $2.1 million and requested that the club’s foundation distribute the earnings to Hood River County organizations. This year, the charitable endowment provided the club with about $68,500 to donate. Fourteen non-profit organizations applied for the funds.December 10, 2014 midnight read more..
The governing principle of the Internet to date has been net neutrality — bits are bits, and Internet service providers should not prioritize content delivery based on ability to pay.December 10, 2014 midnight read more..
HRV boys nab needed win; two close losses for HRV girls; Horizon boys earn No. 1 ranking; Horizon girls split gamesDecember 10, 2014 midnight read more..
This Week at HRVHS: Food drive continues through Dec. 18December 10, 2014 midnight read more..
On Sept. 30, The Hood River News published a Columbia Riverkeeper press release summarizing a three-year study of chemical contamination in eight species (10 samples) of Columbia Basin fish.December 6, 2014 midnight read more..
So many people showed up for Tuesday’s college board special meeting that a scheduled class switched rooms to give the board and public more space.December 6, 2014 midnight read more..
The FISH Food Bank in Odell has opened many doors for the people of the community — and not just in the area of food assistance.December 6, 2014 midnight read more..
In a lengthy land use hearing that was fraught with controversy, the Hood River City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to deny Walmart’s application to expand its Hood River location, ruling that the store’s vested right to do so had expired since expansion of the store hadn’t moved forward in years.December 6, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Fairgrounds were home to a series of Ranch Sorting contests that culminated with about 40 riders from around the region in attendance at the season finale held earlier this fall.December 6, 2014 midnight read more..
A selection of local fifth and sixth grade football players represented Hood River last month at the Rose City Gridiron Classic in Portland. The team took a week off after the conclusion of Gorge Football League action, then started training to prepare for the tournament.December 6, 2014 midnight read more..
The Horizon Christian School varsity girls basketball team will be under the guidance of new head coach this season. Brian Stevens brings a positive outlook and upbeat attitude, which the Hawks are hoping will bring some success their way this season. Stevens and assistant coaches Kevin Dale and Melissa Bagge are hoping to transform a squad that had a 2-20 record in Class 1A a year ago into a winning team in 2015.December 6, 2014 midnight read more..
Whenever a new season begins, it can often signal a dramatic turnaround for sports teams. Having that renewed sense of optimism is exactly the type of attitude that the Hood River Valley High Eagles girls basketball team is hoping will help them enjoy success during the 2014-2015 season.December 6, 2014 midnight read more..
So many people showed up for Tuesday’s college board special meeting that a scheduled class switched rooms to give the board and public more space. The special meeting on Columbia Gorge Community College budget issues drew about 75 people at the Hood River campus, including staff, students, parents, and State representatives John Huffman of The Dalles and Mark Johnson of Hood River.December 3, 2014 11:16 a.m. read more..
In a first for both the Hood River Valley High School wrestling team and the school’s theater department, an exciting intersquad showdown took place Saturday on the stage of the Bowe Theater, complete with spotlights, smoke machines, play-by-play announcing and post-match media interviews.December 3, 2014 midnight read more..
While waiting-out the next few months of gloomy northwest winter weather, go online and check out the locally-produced kiteboarding web series titled Where the Wind Blows. The three-part video project features Gorge-based professional female kiteboarders Lindsay McClure, Laura Mayer, Colleen Carroll and Sensi Graves as they explore the waters of the Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon Coast.December 3, 2014 midnight read more..
On the heels of a memorable and historic fall season, Hood River Valley High School varsity soccer had four boys and one girl selected as OSAA 5A first-team All-State players, one player chosen as the 5A Player of the Year and a coach selected as Coach of the Year. The 5A All-State awards (first team and second team) were announced last Friday and were chosen by all 5A coaches from the state.December 3, 2014 midnight read more..
Take a step back in time- be a part of a live radio show audience for the CAST Theater production of “It’s A Wonderful Life” at Columbia Center for the Arts Dec. 6-20. Sponsored by Jeff Sacre of Director’s Mortgage and Ruby Mason of Windermere Realty this is the first performance of the play in the Columbia River Gorge.December 3, 2014 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Janni as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:December 3, 2014 midnight read more..
Oregon State University Extension Service is holding a presentation and discussion session Dec. 6 on Bark Beetle Infestations and Tree Health in the Hood River area. The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the OSU Extension Service Conference Room at 2990 Experiment Station Drive, Hood River. (Turn east next to Your Party and Rental Center.)December 3, 2014 midnight read more..
The DeeTour development, which attracted controversy when it was announced earlier this year, will go before the Hood River County Planning Commissioners next week, who will consider an appeal filed by a local land use group that accuses the county of making errors in how it approved and noticed the project.December 3, 2014 midnight read more..
Oak Street will close at 5 p.m. Friday to make way for the annual Hood River Christmas parade, organized by the Chamber of Commerce.December 3, 2014 midnight read more..
As the first quarter wraps up at the Bingen campus of Clark College, its CADD program is taking shape and is set to evolve based on student and community needs.December 3, 2014 midnight read more..
I think there’s a connection between the fact that I learned you can see snow-capped peaks from Eugene on Sunday and a phone hang-up I got on Monday.December 3, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hood River Elks Local “Most Valuable Student” Scholarship deadline is Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.December 3, 2014 midnight read more..
The annual Parkdale Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held on Friday, Dec. 12, starting at 6 p.m. in Rail’s End Park on the corner of Baseline and Clear Creek Roads.December 3, 2014 midnight read more..
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