Young adult author Marissa Meyer will giving a free writing workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Hood River County Library (502 State St, Hood River). The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Meyer will be discussing how all of her novels in the “Lunar Chronicles” series started as National Novel Writing Month projects and how they were published by a large publishing house.January 29, 2014 midnight read more..
Kainalu Bailey and Austyn Polzel were chosen as Hood River Elks November Students of the Month during a recent Lodge meeting. They are both seniors at Hood River Valley High School and each received a check for $100.January 29, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School ski team had a repeat performance this week as both boys and girls downhill teams took first place in Mt. Hood League slalom racing action at Mt. Hood Meadows Saturday. The team result follows a Jan. 18 slalom race that again had both HRV teams finishing with the fastest marks of the day.January 29, 2014 midnight read more..
I was a teen in the infamous Sixties, a truly oxymoronic era, where history would have you believe that adolescents and young adults grooved to psychedelic music, lost in a haze of dope, believing they were seeing the world more clearly than their parents ever could or would. That everyone who came of age in the era had an endless stream of sex partners, used every drug imaginable, never worked at a “real” job and only cared about getting high.January 29, 2014 midnight read more..
Although it’s cold outside, you know spring is just around the corner when Parkdale Elementary School starts gearing up for its annual carnival.January 29, 2014 midnight read more..
Longtime Mid Valley resident Mildred Goe called last week with this story to share:January 29, 2014 midnight read more..
White Salmon resident Terry Hurd will address the geology of the Columbia River Gorge Saturday, Feb. 1, in the first of four Regional History Forum programs at the Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. Second Place, The Dalles. The program, entitled “Gorge Geology: Colliding Plates, Lava Flows and the Missoula Flood,” begins at 1:30 p.m.January 29, 2014 midnight read more..
The weekly senior meals program at Mount Hood Town Hall had a special guest Jan. 23: a guest chef.January 29, 2014 midnight read more..
The answer to the question of “What do orchardists do in the middle of winter?” has never been a simple one: the tasks include pruning, vehicle repair, and product development, to name just a few.January 29, 2014 midnight read more..
A landmark Hood River County distiller is selling to his larger neighbor.January 29, 2014 midnight read more..
Pressing news emerged from the annual Chamber of Commerce annual Membership event Monday.January 29, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School wrestling made a statement Saturday as the Eagles hosted their annual Hood River Elks Memorial Wrestling Tournament.January 29, 2014 midnight read more..
Facing Big Sky Conference opponents has meant one thing for the Horizon Hawks boys basketball team this season — another one-sided win to add to their season stat sheet. But that’s a detail Horizon coaches Darrin Lingel, Mike Totaro and their powerhouse squad isn’t focusing on.January 29, 2014 midnight read more..
A proposed U.S. Forest Service timber thin west of Parkdale has caught the eye of environmental groups and resulted in an outpouring of public comment from those concerned about the potential impact of the project — officially named “Lava Restoration.”January 29, 2014 midnight read more..
An interactive event promises romance, an Italian dinner, dancing, troubadours, and intrigue as you discover how Valentine’s Day began when you step back to 269 AD and meet Father Valentine, (played by Lou DeSitter) Feb. 14, at the Hood River Elks Club at 6 p.m.January 25, 2014 midnight read more..
There are plenty of options in the Gorge for a summer swim, but Punchbowl Falls on the West Fork of the Hood River near Dee is a favorite of many.January 25, 2014 midnight read more..
The 7-9 Pendleton Buckaroos used a considerable size advantage and accurate shooting to hand the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team a 79-45 defeat Thursday in the Eagles’ Columbia River Conference opener.January 25, 2014 midnight read more..
The Port of Hood River Commission has developed a public process and meeting schedule in preparation for the design and planning of Nichols Basin’s west edge that will include a pedestrian/bicycle path, water access, and landscaping. The work will be guided by a Project Advisory Committee, and include four public meetings to obtain community input.January 25, 2014 midnight read more..
Dinora Trejo has only been volunteering with United Way of the Columbia Gorge since March 2013, but she’s already made a big impact in the organization’s fundraising campaign.January 25, 2014 midnight read more..
We are Oregon gun owners, sportsmen, hunters and outdoorsmen. We believe in common sense efforts to reduce gun violence and promote gun safety. We strongly support legislation to require universal background checks when purchasing a firearm.January 25, 2014 midnight read more..
News item one — “Red flag fire warning” for Hood River County:January 25, 2014 midnight read more..
Online voting is open for the annual Oregon Sports Awards, which honor the state’s best and most dedicated high school and college athletes. In the running for two awards are standout Hood River Valley High School athletes Kyle Beam and Giovani Magana.January 25, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hood River County School District is looking for committed citizens to join its budget committee: the committee of community and school board members tasked with scrutinizing and approving a budget of approximately $40 million. Vacancies are in the following regional areas:January 25, 2014 midnight read more..
The first Dive-In Movie in Hood River happens Saturday at the Hood River Aquatic Center.January 25, 2014 midnight read more..
Riverside Community Church invites community members to attend a ground-breaking adult education series entitled “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith.”January 25, 2014 midnight read more..
Marking the beginning of an end to nearly three decades of restoration efforts, the Oregon Department of Transportation is poised to start physical work this spring on reconnecting the final portions of the Historic Columbia River Highway.January 22, 2014 midnight read more..
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley was in Hood River Tuesday morning as part of keeping his 2008 promise of holding a town hall meeting in each of Oregon’s 36 counties every year.January 22, 2014 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Chico as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:January 22, 2014 midnight read more..
With starters Jestena Mattson and Annie Veatch and reserve Kassidy Ellefson-Davidson unavailable due to injuries and illness, the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls basketball team was up against tough odds Friday night in a home dual against the 8-6 Aloha Warriors.January 22, 2014 midnight read more..
A tough training regimen, proper waxing and home course advantage paid off for the Hood River Valley Nordic Team as it celebrated a landmark victory Saturday after besting Bend High and Summit for the first time in team history.January 22, 2014 midnight read more..
Wrestlers from across the Northwest piled into the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond over the weekend for the annual Oregon Wrestling Classic. The high school division brought 53 teams to compete in the dual-meet format tournament, including a lineup of the top varsity wrestlers representing Hood River Valley High School.January 22, 2014 midnight read more..
Repairs to restore the Bridge of the Gods’ 40-ton weight limit were completed last month and big trucks and buses are now back on the bridge, shuttling people and supplies up and down the Columbia River Gorge.January 22, 2014 midnight read more..
About 250 people filled Riverside Community Church sanctuary on Monday for the Martin Luther King Day service organized by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries, titled “MLK’s Dream Lives On: Building a Community of Justice for All.”January 22, 2014 midnight read more..
Before diving into introducing you to folk musician Avery Hill I thought you should know that my last blog post caught the attention of a think-tank based in Washington, D.C., called the Tax Foundation — someone from that organization thought I might enjoy a blog post on “the historical realities of estate taxes on Downton Abbey and a discussion on how the real Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) has dealt with these same issues.”January 22, 2014 midnight read more..
Despite some unique challenges cropping up the past 12 months, Oregon agriculture generally remains in great shape and is poised to do well again in 2014, according to Katy Coba, director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.January 22, 2014 midnight read more..
You see them around: bumper stickers reading “Don’t hassle me, I’m a local.”January 22, 2014 midnight read more..
Hundreds of farmers from throughout Oregon will gather in Corvallis this winter to improve their skills and get inspired for the next growing season. The 14th annual Oregon Small Farms Conference will take place Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Oregon State University.January 22, 2014 midnight read more..
The big story in last week’s 10-pin action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes Bowling Center has to be the terrific display by young Levi Phelps in the Wednesday night Fraternal league. Levi fired a fine 671 series that vaulted him back to the heady status of a 200 average bowler and, for the first time, vaulted him to the honorable Team of the Week.January 22, 2014 midnight read more..
Fast and furious was the theme for Hood River Valley High School ski team this weekend in the team’s second race of the season; and much like the first (Jan. 4 Cato Race), Austin Keillor and Lucy McLean had unbeatable performances that brought individual top honors and propelled both varsity boys and girls teams to top finishes.January 22, 2014 midnight read more..
The next Sense of Place lecture will be Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., at Columbia Center for the Arts, with Parkdale orchardist Randy Kiyokawa describing “Generations of Farming in the Hood River Valley: One Family’s Story.”January 22, 2014 midnight read more..
Senator Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Hood River, Wasco, Gilliam and Sherman Counties this week. He will update constituents on his work in Washington, DC and answer their questions and invite their suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America.January 20, 2014 10:29 a.m. read more..
Parkdale native Gordy Sato is something of a volunteer recruitment specialist: He believes that everyone has gifts to share, and likes to connect people with volunteer opportunities when the topic arises. In other words, don’t tell Sato you’re bored unless you’re looking for a new pastime. “My goal is to get everyone to do whatever it is they’re passionate about,” he said. “There’s a plethora of things to volunteer for, right?”January 18, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hood River Elks Lodge will welcome more than a dozen new members at its next meeting — a direct result, says Manager Gary Griffith, of recently remodeled athletic facilities at the downtown Hood River location.January 18, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River native and amateur mixed martial arts fighter Scott Baker will step into the cage later this month for a shot at a Full Contact Fighting Federation championship belt. With three wins in his career, Baker will challenge Daniel Dieringer in the FCFF’s 170-pound welterweight bout at the Jan. 25 “Rumble at the Roseland 76.”January 18, 2014 midnight read more..
Gorge Soup for Kids’ third annual dinner will be Feb. 20, a chance for young people to win funding for a business or project. This year, Gorge Soup for Kids will allow students to apply for community initiative or the start-up of their business.January 18, 2014 midnight read more..
Horizon Christian School’s boys basketball team added another notch to its win column this week with a big 79-44 victory on the road Tuesday against Sherman. The 1A No. 1-ranked Hawks are now 11-1 overall as they steamroll into the heart of conference action. The boys moved on to host Dufur 7:30 p.m. Friday (results not available as of presstime) and travel to Arlington Saturday before hosting home games Jan. 21 vs. South Wasco and Jan. 24 vs. Condon/Wheeler.January 18, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River gymnasts Poppy Miller and Jacy Johnston claimed state champion medals last month at the Oregon State Gymnastics Championships in Grants Pass. The two train with Riverside Gymnastics in The Dalles and traveled with eight others who also brought home first-place honors in individual events.January 18, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River may get a lot of attention, but the unincorporated community of Odell is also a happening place. Though it is not an incorporated city like Hood River, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, Odell has 2,225 residents — twice as many as Cascade Locks, which is the only other incorporated city in Hood River County. Odell is also a relatively young community as well, with approximately a third of its population 18 years of age or younger.January 18, 2014 midnight read more..
Hearts of Gold Caregivers has just launched an online learning center, a free educational resource for family caregivers. The Family Learning Center offers more than 50 courses relating to the roles, responsibilities and challenges surrounding the care of our elderly loved ones.January 18, 2014 midnight read more..
The U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 15 passed a bipartisan bill that funds the government for the remainder of the year. Walden supported this plan, and released a statement:January 18, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River County Library District board meets Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Jeanne Marie Gaulke meeting room at Hood River Library, 502 State St. (In case of construction on State Street, parking is available across the street at the Hood River News lot.)January 18, 2014 midnight read more..
Gorge residents are invited to participate in a musical celebration of the life, work and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 20, at 6:30 p.m.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Library District has received a $4,425 grant to improve public library services to children. The Ready to Read grant funds will be used to create several “mini-libraries” in underserved areas around the county, especially in Odell.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
Art cards, designed by Mid Valley Elementary students, are still available. Stop by the school office to check out the window display — the cards range from holiday to everyday, and can be purchased for $2 a card or $14.95 for a box.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
PORTLAND, Ore. – Would you like to meet people from all over the world and teach them about historic places, or help protect our natural resources? Bonneville Lock and Dam needs volunteers on weekends during the spring, fall and winter months to help run its visitor centers, powerhouse display gallery, bookstore and Natural Resource program.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
Can we farm forever? That is precisely the question that producers of the documentary film The Perpetual Farm set out to discuss. Gorge Grown Food Network will launch its Winter Film Series on Jan. 23 with a screening of “The Perpetual Farm” at North Shore Café, located at 166 E. Jewett Blvd. in downtown White Salmon. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the 30-minute documentary will begin at 6:30 p.m.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
Horizon’s girls basketball team hosted Central Christian Friday in what ended as a disappointing 29-16 loss. Trista Hicks had eight points in the game, followed by Hannah Kempf with five, to lead the Hawks in what was a frustrated offensive effort for the young team.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
Earning top honors last week was righty Randy Nieto, who scorched the boards with a 267 game that propelled him to a solid 681 series in the Monday night Industrial league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. The pro painter from across the river ended up 132 pins over his average, the most by anyone at the lanes last week, which makes him the latest Bowler of the Week.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
The first pitch of the 2014 Little League season will be thrown in less than 60 days. Sign-ups for the league run Feb. 4-6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Westside, Parkdale and Mid Valley elementary schools. Tryouts are set for March 1 and 3 at the HRVHS baseball field. More specific details for tryouts will be announced after sign-ups. Cost to play this season will be $25 per player or $45 each for families with more than two players; scholarships are available.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
Driving around the Hood River Valley in winter, it is easy to notice a lot of damaged pastures and livestock standing hoof-deep in mud. This time of year we tend to accept mud as a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can avoid most mud problems by taking a few steps to manage the soil and water on your land.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
Something totally unexpected happened Friday at the gym.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
The winter can be a dangerous time of year for people living with high levels of radon in their homes. This time of year, radon levels can soar as residents keep their windows closed and spend more time indoors.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
It’s been almost 25 years since the U.S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Washington Department of Ecology entered into an agreement to clean up the Hanford Site — widely considered to be the most contaminated nuclear site in the nation.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
School Superintendent Dan Goldman told the Hood River County School District board he has invited Michael Elliott of the state Department of Education to attend the board’s Jan. 22 meeting to discuss the proposed changes in how the Department of Education calculates funding for students who are considered to be below the poverty line.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
Gorge Innoventure is offering Brown Bag Workshops during February, to be held from noon to 1 p.m. at its office at 1000 E. Port Marina Drive, Ste. 101, Hood River. The cost is $5 for non-members. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. For details or to register, visit gorgeinnoventure.com.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
The annual Mid-Columbia Middle and High School art show comes to The Dalles Art Center on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Artwork for this show can be entered Jan. 28-31; one entry per student.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River-based SO Samba FC is holding tryouts Saturday, Jan. 18, for a range of youth soccer teams the club is trying to assemble for upcoming seasons. Tryouts will run from 10 a.m. to noon for girls and 1-3 p.m. for boys at the St. Mary’s Church field (1501 Belmont Ave.), with age groups from U12 to U18.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
Two HRVHS junior varsity players proved that two-fifths is not half bad.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
Walking into my Advanced Health classroom, I observed the desks arranged in pairs. It was now the time I had heard about since middle school: mock marriages; a week-long exercise designed to prepare students for life-long marital success.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
If anyone needed a bigger place to hang its hat, it was the folks at Pistil.January 15, 2014 midnight read more..
Teams are forming now for the annual Tumbleweed basketball tournament, set for March 15-16 in Condon.January 11, 2014 midnight read more..
Jean Stone might be known for her volunteer, club and farming activities, but it’s her role as “Maggy’s mom” that gets her the most recognition.January 11, 2014 midnight read more..
School board meeting A large skyward project and an extensive ground-level review of student transportation services were just two matters before the Hood River County School Board of Directors in its meeting Wednesday.January 11, 2014 midnight read more..
Hospital institutes With H1N1 flu cases on the rise in the state of Oregon, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital announced Thursday it is instituting new visitor restriction policies in order to help prevent the virus popularly known as “swine flu” from spreading throughout the hospital.January 11, 2014 midnight read more..
Citizens received official honors for their life-saving response to a vehicle crash on Interstate 84 in June near Cascade Locks.January 11, 2014 midnight read more..
A Seaside waitress received an unusual — and illegal — tip from two patrons early Friday morning.January 11, 2014 midnight read more..
Quintin Nelson was sworn in Jan. 6 by Hood River County Sheriff Matt English, on his first day as a deputy.January 11, 2014 midnight read more..
A 45-year-old Rainier man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly cutting and stealing a number of cables between the Wyeth weigh station and the Union Pacific rail line located approximately 10 miles west of Hood River off Interstate 84.January 11, 2014 midnight read more..
A national petition having gone viral garnering more than 600 signatures (http://chn.ge/1aua7js), highlights a concerted effort by clinicians, patients and advocates who are asking a subcommittee of the Oregon Health Authority’s Health Evidence Review Commission to allow Oregon Medicaid to cover diagnosis and treatments for fibromyalgia. Oregon is the only U.S. state that excludes Medicaid coverage of fibromyalgia.January 11, 2014 midnight read more..
Jan. 13 is AMBER Alert Day in Oregon.January 11, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School Nordic skiers were in Bend over the weekend for their second race of the season. With more snow than Mount Hood, the Mount Bachelor course provided competitors with solid and fast conditions, and sunny skies meant a pleasant day of racing.January 8, 2014 midnight read more..
On July 4, 2013, two men and a dog hung onto dear life and the keel of their sailboat as it capsized in the Hood River Marina and began to float downstream on the current of the mighty Columbia River.January 8, 2014 midnight read more..
A local man is behind bars after allegedly shooting and injuring a teenage woman at his residence Friday evening.January 8, 2014 midnight read more..
Stephen Swift concedes he might be riding homeward to die.January 8, 2014 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Harmony as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:January 8, 2014 midnight read more..
Matthew Byrne set off to see the world and found, after spending time in Australia, South America and several places in between, that his heart was pulled back to the Gorge where he had been raised.January 8, 2014 midnight read more..
(If you didn’t see episode 1 of the new Downton Abbey series, don’t read this yet.)January 8, 2014 midnight read more..
Disney/Pixar’s animated adventure movie “Finding Nemo” will be shown at the Hood River Aquatic Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, as a Hood River Valley Parks and Rec fundraising event.January 8, 2014 midnight read more..
This is award season. We refer not to Oscars and Globes, but something more important: local service awards such as those coming out later this month courtesy of Hood River Chamber Commerce, and this spring, and beyond, from other groups.January 8, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hood River Committee of Oregon United for Marriage collected in excess of 450 signatures in the week before Christmas in a drive to place a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot.January 8, 2014 midnight read more..
The “after Christmas season” always means one thing to me — it’s jigsaw puzzle time. We drag the rickety card table from a dark closet, open the box, and dump 1,000 pieces of colored cardboard onto the table’s ancient surface.January 8, 2014 midnight read more..
By now most of you have had the thought that you should do something in this new year to change things up a bit.January 8, 2014 midnight read more..
What I called Classicalia is over. But as with a good piece of music, the melody remains. On Jan. 1, 2013, I listened to U2’s “New Year’s Day,” as I do every NYD, and then switched to Bach, Beethoven and beyond for the rest of the year.January 4, 2014 midnight read more..
Rory Collins, of Dee Flat, has had a number of calves out in the hills across the West Fork and has spent several days trying to round them up for the winter.January 4, 2014 midnight read more..
A flotilla of fishing boats has arrived in the Bonneville Pool. With the start of the new year come new fishing regulations for the Columbia River, and between now and Jan. 19, the stretch between Cascade Locks and The Dalles is going to be a center of activity for the dramatically changing white sturgeon fishery.January 4, 2014 midnight read more..
Austin Martin’s last-ditch three point attempt from the top of the key met the top of the rim on its way down, and with a clang the Franklin Quakers escaped with a 47-43 win over the Hood River Valley High School Eagles on Dec. 30.January 4, 2014 midnight read more..
Marianne Durkan grew up in a household of volunteers. As the oldest of seven, the native of Schenectady, NY, watched her parents volunteering in both the Catholic Church and in area homeless shelters. Helping others, she said, was just part of her family’s values.January 4, 2014 midnight read more..
There were plenty of fish in the river but regional water supplies were far from plentiful in 2013. Those are just two highlights of news in the Hood River News in the second half of the year. Here is a summary of events covered from July to December 2013, with a few updates. (Part I ran in the Jan. 1 edition.)January 4, 2014 midnight read more..
Ralph Hesgard was doing repairs at the Cascade Locks Community Church when a semi truck driver, from Florida, approached him. He handed Ralph an envelope said he hadn’t tithed in December, turned and walked back to his truck. Later when the envelope was opened it was found to hold nine $20 bills.January 4, 2014 midnight read more..
It is the beginning of the New Year, 2014. I watch you as you board your school bus on this cold January morning. I am filled with precious memories of our family time in the last weeks of December. Like a lot of other families, we gave gifts to each other. I had this dream that I would find the perfect gift for you both. In the dream, as you open it, out bursts a light cloud that fills your lungs as you look inside. You breathe in this gift — and it miraculously offers you the promise of a long and healthful future. It is the gift of a healthy, life-giving planet.January 4, 2014 midnight read more..
Our sense of history, and place, gets two major stimuli this week. Gorge Owned hosts Hood River Mayor and history enthusiast Arthur Babitz at Springhouse Cellar Winery on Jan. 8 for the next “Sense of Place” lecture series. Babitz will explore the rich and well-documented past of Hood River using photographic archives of The History Museum of Hood River County.January 4, 2014 midnight read more..
Portland — Oregon Art Beat returns this month with the premiere of a half-hour special dedicated to the art, life and legacy of famous Oregon poet William Stafford. In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of his birth, “Discovering William Stafford” will air on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m. on OPB.January 4, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hood River News set out to interview 52 people (and sometimes couples) for our weekly Slice of Local Life column this year. Having written two-thirds of these columns (or so says Kirby; math was never my strong point), I can tell you firsthand that Hood River is filled with remarkable people.January 1, 2014 midnight read more..
The phrase “never a dull day” comes to mind when looking back at the last year’s worth of sports pages in the Hood River News. Despite being a small, rural county, Hood River is blessed with an unrivaled combination of active and athletic residents, a great variety of world-class outdoor sports and a supportive community that gives young athletes more opportunities than they could possibly have time for.January 1, 2014 midnight read more..
Warming Shelter seeks host sites Hood River Warming Shelter will be housed at Immanuel Lutheran Church Dec. 29 to Jan. 4. The church is hosting the shelter this week, and took on the extra week when the word went out that no host site was available the week after Christmas.January 1, 2014 midnight read more..
The new year brings a new exhibit to The History Museum of Hood River County. “What if Heroes Were Not Welcome Home?” moves to Hood River Jan. 2 from the Oregon Historical Society, where it was unveiled in August with the sons and daughters of the World War II internees as honored guests.January 1, 2014 midnight read more..
Extorted for money in Ghana ... ate a cicada in South Africa ... hiked a glacier in Argentina — these are just a few of one young man’s adventures in the past four months. Leo Dorich, a 2010 HRVHS graduate, writes about Semester At Sea, which took him from St. Petersburg, Russia, to Florida, in fall 2013, by way of Ireland, West Africa, Brazil, Cuba, and many other ports. On the voyage, Dorich earned credits for study at University of Oregon.January 1, 2014 midnight read more..
False starts and court wranglings over Barrett Park and Nichols Landing development highlighted the first half of 2013, as reported in the Hood River News. Here is a summary of events covered from January to June, with a few updates. Part II will run in the Jan. 4 edition.January 1, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School wrestlers traveled to two major tournaments since school ended for the holiday break. Last weekend the team loaded into vans and dove down to Nevada for the Reno Tournament of Champions, which is dubbed the toughest tournament in the country.January 1, 2014 midnight read more..
After a five-game road stretch, including three over the weekend at Gresham High School’s Holiday Tournament, the Hood River Valley School varsity girls basketball team focused on its return to Vannet Court, and on snapping a four-game losing streak.January 1, 2014 midnight read more..
When my son Aaron (who is now 28) was in kindergarten, he was typically a wonderfully polite and intelligent little boy. So, you can imagine our surprise when we received a phone call one day that he was being suspended for hitting another child. We immediately arrived at the school to pick him up and learn what had happened.January 1, 2014 midnight read more..
Murals by artist Percy Manser (1886-1973), the beloved “Apple Shed Master” of Hood River, will be restored at The Dalles High School.January 1, 2014 midnight read more..
Two-thousand thirteen has been a banner year for Columbia Gorge Community College. Most significantly, the culmination of over seven years of hard work by faculty and staff has finally paid off with CGCC achieving independent accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.January 1, 2014 midnight read more..
Gorge Owned welcomes Hood River mayor and history enthusiast Arthur Babitz to Springhouse Cellar on Wednesday, Jan. 8, as part of the Sense of Place lecture series. Admission is $5.January 1, 2014 midnight read more..
The Mt. Hood Town Hall Association has received a $20,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to continue improvements at the community center in the Upper Hood River Valley.January 1, 2014 midnight read more..
On Jan. 9 Gorge Ecumenical Ministries will host a workshop on “Recognizing and Responding to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children.” All area clergy and other professionals are invited to attend this gathering at Hood River Valley Christian Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.January 1, 2014 midnight read more..
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