While gorgeous mountain views, wild rivers, historical significance and much more all play a role in any conversation regarding tourism in the Columbia River Gorge, there is a new reason some tourists are visiting the area, particularly Washington state.October 29, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River writer Vikki Claflin has released her new book, titled “Shake, Rattle & Roll with It: Living and Laughing with Parkinson’s,” available on Amazon.com on Nov. 3.October 29, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River’s combined middle school cross country team (comprised of runners from Wy’east and Hood River middle schools) completed its season on a high note over the weekend at the middle school state meet in Portland, where the girls team finished in second place in the 3,000 meter Super Champs division (top division).October 29, 2014 midnight read more..
Do you have an interest in attracting pollinators, birds and beneficial insects?October 29, 2014 midnight read more..
The beautiful Columbia River backdrop at the Best Western Hood River Inn patio was the site of the wedding ceremony for Jaclyn Rae Bryant, daughter of Terry Ray and Teri Lynne Bryant of Hood River, and Joshua Wil Duft, son of Thomas Jay and Michelle Duft of Gunnison, Colo. They were married Oct. 11, with Pastor Mike Ballah officiating.October 29, 2014 midnight read more..
The following trifle has kept growing since I started it years ago, prior to the currently-popular social media platforms. In a year or two, it could probably be written again with Instagram the one slipping out of town unnoticed. Who can foresee the future? But I hate to envision one without postcards.October 29, 2014 midnight read more..
Celebrate Family History Month at the Hood River Library at a free event with Library Director Buzzy Nielsen, “Family History Resources at Your Library and Beyond” on Oct. 30, 6 p.m. at the Hood River Library. Free.October 29, 2014 midnight read more..
With an abundance of apples and pears in the Hood River Valley, it’s easy to understand why the emerging business of craft hard cider is such a natural fit for the Gorge.October 29, 2014 midnight read more..
“This has been a special group of girls and they will be missed,” Scott Walker, Hood River Valley High School volleyball coach, said of his seven seniors following the team’s final game of the season last Tuesday. At a senior night ceremony during the team’s final dual against The Dalles, seniors Jestena Mattson, Lauren Winans, Jenni Packer, Giulia Bezzi, Kayla McCafferty, JoJo Karr and Jessie Karr were recognized for their character, leadership and contribution to the program.October 29, 2014 midnight read more..
Halloween hasn’t even come and gone yet, but Diana Tomson is already thinking about Christmas.October 29, 2014 midnight read more..
The Skamania County Chamber of Commerce will host its eighth annual Small Business Showcase on Nov. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. New in 2014 is the showcase location at Cape Horn Estate, 81 Woodard Creek Road in Skamania, Wash.October 29, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River’s 5th/6th grade football team held off a last-minute offensive charge by White Salmon to finish with a thrilling 20-16 win and take the championship title last Saturday in the Gorge Youth Football League season finale.October 25, 2014 midnight read more..
Although a win Wednesday night against Hermiston didn’t come as much of a surprise, the absolute annihilation the HRV varsity boys soccer team achieved against the 5A No. 4 ranked Bulldogs seemed to leave both teams, and the rain-hearty fans watching from Henderson Community Stadium, in disbelief.October 25, 2014 midnight read more..
Alonso Magana, 18, is a freshman at Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) in Portland, majoring in photography. An Odell native, Magana has always been interested in art — he just didn’t think he was any good at it.October 25, 2014 midnight read more..
Columbia Center for the Arts asks artist to look to familiar weather for inspiration for the October 2015 “RAIN: an Exhibition,” celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s iconic phenomenon.October 25, 2014 midnight read more..
The Gorge Roller Girls derby team hits the hardwood for its first bout of the 2014-15 season Saturday in an inter-squad contest between its two lineups, the Cherry Bombers and the River Reapers at Dufur High School. Doors open at 5 p.m. and action starts at 6 p.m., with tickets for sale at the door. The event will be run as a fundraiser for the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Julie Beliel Cancer Screening Voucher Fund.October 25, 2014 midnight read more..
Sparks flew and no one got burned, but the heat was felt Thursday when Paul Blackburn and Greg Colt appeared before Hood River Rotary.October 22, 2014 midnight read more..
After six straight wins — all by fairly large margins — Hood River Valley High School varsity boys water polo hosted league rivals, the Reynolds Raiders, last Thursday for an action-packed matchup between the Mt. Hood League’s top two team, and rematch of the Eagles’ only loss of the season. Reynolds again proved too tough to overcome, as they finished with a 12-9 win to secure the No. 1 league position with about two weeks left in the regular season.October 22, 2014 midnight read more..
A bakery that would produce marijuana-infused edibles has obtained a conditional use permit to locate on Steuben Street in Bingen.October 22, 2014 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Lolo and Autumn as the program’s adoptable pets of the week.October 22, 2014 midnight read more..
The sixth-annual Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon returns to Hood River this Sunday, and with fall foliage well on its way and the potential for sunny weather in the forecast, the event promises to live up to its reputation as one of the most scenic marathons in the nation.October 22, 2014 midnight read more..
The entryway at Wy’east Middle School is much more colorful these days, thanks to a SPROUTS Club stained glass project held after school last year.October 22, 2014 midnight read more..
What’s old, as in 1791, is new, and that’s the joy of it for a group of 100 Gorge musicians.October 22, 2014 midnight read more..
Since defecting from Czechoslovakia in 1989, Radim Zenkl has become one of the most sought-after mandolin players in the world.October 22, 2014 midnight read more..
It’s time to get those Halloween costumes out and add your running shoes to what has become not only Parkdale’s annual Pumpkin Parade, but also a Fun Run/Walk fundraiser for Parkdale Elementary School.October 22, 2014 midnight read more..
Sophomore midfielder Mona Diaz picked up a loose ball, drove into scoring territory and found the back of the net in the opening minute of Tuesday’s varsity girls’ soccer matchup between the Hood River Valley Eagles and The Dalles River Hawks.October 18, 2014 midnight read more..
A Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort park and ride proposed for the community of Mt. Hood has been put on hold while the county addresses an appeal from a neighboring property owner challenging the county’s decision to approve the project.October 18, 2014 midnight read more..
For those of us lucky enough to call Hood River home, there’s a good chance you’ve seen local potter James Diem’s ceramics displayed around town and at local art fairs — like the upcoming Hood River Valley Harvest Fest this weekend at the Waterfront.October 18, 2014 midnight read more..
Although about 12,000 stragglers made their way through Bonneville Dam in the last week, the 2014 fall Chinook salmon run on the Columbia River is quickly tapering to an end. All told, some 2.5 million salmon and steelhead will have been counted at the Bonneville fish ladder this year (between Jan. 1 and the end of fall) as they continue their long journey from open ocean to their home streams anywhere from Eagle Creek just above the dam to the upper reaches of the Columbia and Snake River systems.October 18, 2014 midnight read more..
Exercise, healthy diet, and plenty of sleep are part of the prevention.October 18, 2014 midnight read more..
Looking to learn life-saving skills? The American Red Cross is holding a First Aid/CPR/AED class from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Hood River Armory.October 15, 2014 4:08 p.m. read more..
Yard signs dot our landscape, appealing for us to vote for the kind of policies and leadership we most want for our community. Every campaign and every vote matters. But no choice offered to us on Nov. 6 is more important to families in our community than Measure 88.October 15, 2014 midnight read more..
St. Francis House held its annual pet blessing ceremony Oct. 10 at the youth center in Odell. Dogs, one very brave cat, and even a chicken came with their humans for a special blessing by Fr. Ron Maag, pastor at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hood River.October 15, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners passed one measure regulating marijuana and split on a second Monday night at the conclusion of two public hearings dealing with the drug’s evolving status in Oregon.October 15, 2014 midnight read more..
A Hood River winery’s Pinot Noir crafted from Columbia Gorge grapes earned top honors at the inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition.October 15, 2014 midnight read more..
On the road again … After a brief hometown reprieve from the road, Hood River native Alex Titus and fiancée Maggie McDonell are again on two wheels and headed south with the geese, continuing their 18-month, 17,000 mile bicycling journey from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina.October 15, 2014 midnight read more..
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Hood River Valley High School senior Logan “Maui” Glass as a semifinalist in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. This academically talented high school senior has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.October 15, 2014 midnight read more..
A lease that would have allowed a recreational marijuana shop to locate at the park-and-ride next to the Hood River Toll Bridge fell through following a White Salmon City Council vote earlier this month.October 15, 2014 midnight read more..
Drivers headed up the one-way Dock Grade Road will soon be able to go a little faster.October 15, 2014 midnight read more..
Experience the passion of the world’s leading mushroom photographer, when Columbia Center for the Arts presents Taylor Lockwood and Spirit of the Forest on Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.October 15, 2014 midnight read more..
A sculpture is static. Heather Soderberg-Greene is not.October 11, 2014 midnight read more..
Charla Banks visited Haiti for the first time two years ago as a graduate student at Loma Linda University — and is planning her third trip later this month.October 11, 2014 midnight read more..
“There’s no magic in running, there’s just hard work,” says Brandon Bertam, Hood River Valley High School cross country coach, and with just two meets remaining before the Columbia River Conference championships, the first-year Eagles’ coach says he’s extremely happy with just how much hard work the team has put in to get ready for the season finale.October 11, 2014 midnight read more..
Gorge Soup is back, Nov. 11 for adults and Feb. 26 for kids.October 11, 2014 midnight read more..
The Barlow Ranger and Hood River Districts of the Mt. Hood National Forest will be conducting fall prescribed burns and pile burning beginning next week.October 11, 2014 midnight read more..
The question of how Hood River County will solve its ball field shortage is still up in the air as the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District continues to search for viable parcels that could be home to new public recreation facilities.October 11, 2014 midnight read more..
Visit the Hood River Library during the month of October to view a wide array of photographs taken by the Gorge Photography Club. The show will express the diversity of interests and creative vision of the participants.October 11, 2014 midnight read more..
An 84-year-old Vancouver, Wash., man missing for more than a month might have been seen near Cascade Locks on Oct. 1, and his family is asking for help in locating him.October 11, 2014 midnight read more..
A welfare check at a Hood River residence on Monday turned into a death investigation after authorities discovered the body of a 23-year-old woman inside.October 8, 2014 9:28 a.m. read more..
The umbrellas kept the rain away and a pie baking tradition returned after a six-year hiatus Saturday in downtown Hood River.October 8, 2014 midnight read more..
You may have seen the mailers this summer or the full-page color ads in recent weeks in the News from Walmart regarding a potential expansion of the retailer’s Hood River location, asking citizens write or call the city and voice their support for the store’s expansion.October 8, 2014 midnight read more..
The latest addition to the White Salmon Valley School District might be getting a new name in honor of late, longtime resident Wallace “Wally” Stevenson.October 8, 2014 midnight read more..
The one-two punch of runningbacks Patrick Crompton and Parker Irusta combined for 201 yards rushing to help the Hood River Valley Eagles celebrate a festive Homecoming with a 56-14 win over the North Eugene Highlanders in a Class 5A football game Friday in front of a capacity crowd at HRV’s Henderson Community Stadium.October 8, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hood River Elks Lodge starts the new school year with the selection of Anneke Virk and Caitlyn Fick as their first two Students of the Month. They are both seniors at Hood River Valley High School and are very active at school, with extracurricular activities and volunteer service for their community.October 8, 2014 midnight read more..
THE DALLES— The Columbia River Gorge Tourism Summit will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Dr.October 8, 2014 midnight read more..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of State Lands has denied an appeal by the State of Wyoming that sought to revive a proposed coal terminal project on the Columbia River, leaving proponents with fewer avenues to bring it to life.October 8, 2014 midnight read more..
Wasco County Historical Society invites the public to hear award-winning Central Oregon author, Jane Kirkpatrick, discuss historical writing and her latest novel, “A Light in the Wilderness,” Oct. 10, from 3-6 p.m. at Riverenza, 401 E. 10th St., The Dalles.October 8, 2014 midnight read more..
From the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) comes one of the simplest tips for safety in the home.October 8, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River County residents looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop off location at the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office located at 309 State St.October 8, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River’s Special Olympics athletes and coaches are gearing-up and gathering donations for one of the local program’s biggest fundraisers of the year – Bowling with the Cops and Firemen. The event, in its ninth year, will take place Oct. 27 at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes Bowling Alley and will pair Gorge-area Special Olympics athletes with and against local police officers and firefighters in a friendly but fiercely-contested roll-off.October 8, 2014 midnight read more..
Two lost wallets, one six year old girl, one Great Blue Heron and a random license plate may not seem to have anything in common, but this week they collectively have reminded me that life’s messages are everywhere.October 8, 2014 midnight read more..
The Board of Directors of the Mt. Hood Town Hall is looking for someone who is interested in keeping a piece of history in exchange for a donation.October 8, 2014 midnight read more..
National Park Service has added the Paisley Five Mile Point Caves to the United States’ listing of the nation’s most important archaeological and historic sites. Situated near the town of Paisley in south-central Oregon, archaeological excavations at the site has produced evidence of human occupation in Oregon beginning 14,300 years ago, nearly 1,000 years earlier than previously thought.October 8, 2014 midnight read more..
Vanessa Olivas of Hood River was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Portland pageant competition that will take place Oct. 12. Olivas learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviews in the Portland area. Olivas submitted an application and took part in an interview session conducted by this year’s Portland Pageant Coordinator.October 8, 2014 midnight read more..
Jestena Mattson nailed a team-high nine kills, Jenny Packer scored four aces and Jessie Karr gave seven perfect passes to highlight Hood River Valley High School varsity volleyball action Tuesday evening in a home match against the Pendleton Buckaroos.October 4, 2014 midnight read more..
Taking a tour of Hood River is like taking a tour of Mark Nilsson’s artwork. And after 20 years in town, he’s created quite a bit of it.October 4, 2014 midnight read more..
In their ninth straight victory, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team continued its heavy-footed quest toward a return trip to the state championship with a 6-0 home win Tuesday against the Pendleton Buckaroos.October 4, 2014 midnight read more..
The organizer of “Eat Dessert First,” Brian Shortt, likes to say, “There is no such thing as a bad pie.”October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
International speaker and teacher from Denmark, Peter Lund-Frandsen, will be giving a 3-hour workshop on energy medicine titled: The New Biology, at the Hood River Library on Friday, October 3, 2014, from 6-9 p.m.October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
Woody Eskildsen earned top honors in league action last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Woody scattered the sticks like a pro in the Monday night Industrial league, finishing the session with a super scratch 258 game. For the evening’s work, Woody was 138 pins over his average. We’ve been watching Woody’s progress and he’s definitely found some keys to successful bowling. The right hander has a nice smooth approach, finishes on the right side of the lane at the foul line which gives the best strike angle into the pins and rolls a nice hook.October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
THE DALLES—Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents “A Vintage Evening – Rock & Roll Sock Hop,” Saturday, Oct. 4. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School is now producing clean, renewable solar energy due to a grant through Pacific Power’s Blue Sky Program, additional funding from Energy Trust of Oregon and the actual solar panel installation by Scott Sorenson, Common Energy LLC.October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
To get to the beer, you had to walk past the hops.October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
The end of a six-month moratorium on the siting of medical marijuana facilities in Hood River County is rapidly approaching and the county will soon hold a public hearing on whether it wants to extend that ban.October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
Farm and orchard equipment retailer Sheppard’s has been at its location near the corner of First and State streets in downtown Hood River since the beginning of the Great Depression, but it appears it’s time for a change.October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School varsity football got off to an exciting start Friday night in a non-league matchup against the Redmond Panthers. After jumping out to an early lead, however, the Eagles lost momentum to a powerful and undefeated Panthers lineup that dished the home team a 49-27 loss. The Eagles (1-3) will look to bounce back from the result this Friday as they host the struggling North Eugene Highlanders (0-4) for their annual Homecoming game at 7 p.m.October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River cross country was in fine form Saturday at the annual Nike Pre Nationals meet at Portland Meadows Race Track, where more than 100 teams from several states were there to compete in one of the northwest’s premier running events.October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
A sewer pump failure Thursday evening at the Columbia Gorge Community College Indian Creek campus in Hood River resulted in the closure of the campus to faculty, staff, and students on Friday.October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
It’s so close you can almost taste it.October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
Two speakers will give a perspective on what is happening across the country and in our state during the Marijuana and Our Youth educational forum at Hood River Valley High School’s Bowe Theater Oct. 3 from 5-7 p.m.October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
As Oregon kids say goodbye to summer and return to school, many will have great memories of fishing, swimming, boating, or just being next to a special river.October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
The White Salmon City Council is considering a lease agreement for a section of the city-owned park-and-ride off of State Route 14 with Esverdeado, an applicant for a license to sell recreational marijuana.October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
Columbia Riverkeeper recently announced results from the second phase of the group’s “Is Your Fish Toxic Study,” and Riverkeepr reports that the findings show “alarming levels” of heavy metals, toxic flame retardants, cancer-causing PCBs, and endocrine disrupting chemicals in Columbia River fish.October 1, 2014 midnight read more..
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