Langdon Cook is the author of the award-winning book, The Mushroom Hunters, a book that reveals the hidden economy surrounding wild mushroom harvesters in the Pacific Northwest. At this lecture and slideshow, follow itinerant pickers and field buyers as they hunt for mushroom in an effort to supply restaurants from coast to coast with one of nature’s best ingredients.September 27, 2014 10:19 a.m. read more..
A break in concentration in the first half by the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team gave the girls from LaSalle Prep all the room they needed Thursday afternoon to find the net late in the first half. The goal proved to be the only of the game, which ended with a second-half stalemate in which neither team was able to get their offense firing on all cylinders.September 27, 2014 midnight read more..
On August 1 the Oregon Secretary of State’s Elections office assigned a title to the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses citizen’s veto referendum #301, Ballot Measure 88, to put before the state’s voters Senate Bill 833.September 27, 2014 midnight read more..
AP — The U.S. Forest Service’s chief backed off proposed restrictions on photography in wilderness areas Thursday after facing sweeping protests from lawmakers, First Amendment advocates and media outlets across the country.September 27, 2014 midnight read more..
Colette Todorov likes numbers. And it’s a good thing she does, because her job as office manager for Green Home Construction involves a lot of them.September 27, 2014 midnight read more..
Fall officially began earlier this week, and not long after, the first official precipitation of the season followed.September 27, 2014 midnight read more..
Do you want to be your child’s best teacher?September 27, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School water polo hosted the 6A Reynolds Raiders in a hard-fought and grueling grudge match Tuesday at the Hood River Aquatic Center. After a 10-5 win by the HRV junior varsity squad, the varsity boys teams went head-to-head, with the more-experienced Raiders lineup pulling ahead after a tight first quarter to finish with a 12-6 win.September 27, 2014 midnight read more..
Bicyclists in the Mid-Columbia have an option for transporting their bikes across the Hood River Interstate Bridge. Mt. Adams Transportation Service (MATS) recently added bicycle racks to some vehicles so that cyclists may utilize its fixed route service across the bridge during on its a three-day per week schedule, for the cost of $1. on (Monday, September 15).September 27, 2014 midnight read more..
A scar across the trunk of a towering pine tree in the Mount Hood National Forest is believed by historians to have been caused by ropes that early settlers used to secure and pull wagons across the White River. The crevice in the bark is pointed out by U.S. Forest Service officials to students coming to the Living History Camp on the site of the old Barlow Road.September 27, 2014 midnight read more..
If you are a woman of any age, who loves to sing and make people happy, then you won’t want to miss the “Girls’ Night Out” guest night with the Harmony of the Gorge Chorus Sept. 30 at 6:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Valley Christian Church.September 27, 2014 midnight read more..
The Chess Club at the Hood River Library welcomes kids of all ages for friendly competition. The club meets downstairs on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Bring a friend and a chess set.September 27, 2014 midnight read more..
Just because school is back in session and the leaves are beginning to change color and fall from the trees doesn’t mean that it’s time to hibernate. There are plenty of fun activities for kids of all ages — and their parents, too — like those listed below.September 27, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District is looking to add another spur to the Indian Creek Trail network with the hopes of improving access to those who live around the Pacific Avenue area of the Heights.September 24, 2014 midnight read more..
One of the largest boats ever launched at the Port of Hood River is safely in the water, but the catamaran Mariana remains in an uncertain position: what will be its home port?September 24, 2014 midnight read more..
The United Nations just got a little closer to home.September 24, 2014 midnight read more..
A ten point loss wasn’t the result they were hoping for, or expecting three quarters of the way through the game, but HRV football had plenty of reason for applause after last Friday’s thrilling 61-51 loss on the road against the 5A Intermountain Conference Ridgeview Ravens.September 24, 2014 midnight read more..
Erin Jones continues to climb the ranks as a professional triathlete in her ultimate quest for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Earlier this month the 2009 Hood River Valley High School graduate, who now lives and trains full time in Colorado Springs, finished third in the U23 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.September 24, 2014 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Berkeley as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:September 24, 2014 midnight read more..
Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose by 0.3 percentage point in August to 7.2 percent according to the Oregon Employment Department. Compared with August 2013, Oregon’s unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percentage point over the year.September 24, 2014 midnight read more..
Despite the passage of a six-month moratorium on the production, processing, and retail sales of recreational marijuana in Goldendale, it’s business as usual for growers and retailers throughout the rest of the county.September 24, 2014 midnight read more..
For more than 30 years, the Hood River Lions Club has been collecting and recycling newspapers as a way to fund various community projects.September 24, 2014 midnight read more..
The Sept. 18 French-themed fundraiser, Midnight in Paris, yielded about $100,000 (it will probably go higher — the money’s still being counted) in what would likely be the largest amount raised at a single event in Hood River history.September 24, 2014 midnight read more..
There’s been no shortage of big scores in the last two weeks of league action at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes. We’ve already had six 700 sets, and it looks like many of our big shooters are already in mid-season form even though we’re only just delving into the bowling season.September 24, 2014 midnight read more..
In a preview of the OSAA 5A state championship course, Hood River Valley High School cross country raced at Lane Community College in Eugene Saturday at the annual Northwest Classic. With many of the state’s 5A and 6A teams in attendance, the Eagles lined-up against fields of nearly 150 varsity runners who were there to test their legs and lungs at the biggest meet of the season thus far.September 24, 2014 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association closed out the 2014 season with its annual end of season party and Gorge Windsurfing Awards last week at Springhouse Cellar in downtown Hood River. Nominees for five awards were selected, then winners were chosen by the windsurfing community via an online vote.September 20, 2014 midnight read more..
What does elderly and disabled in-home care have in common with bartending?September 20, 2014 midnight read more..
The term “aging” often is associated with an assumed decline in physical and mental health, as well as in overall quality of life. Many of us cross our fingers and hope we’ll be among the lucky few who maintain strength, mental acuity and independence later in life — not realizing that the course of our later years is largely up to us.September 20, 2014 midnight read more..
One of the state’s oldest in-home care companies has recently added a branch in Hood River and will be serving The Dalles/ Hood River and surrounding areas. Helping Hands Home Care NW (HHHC) provides in-home care services to elderly and disabled throughout the Gorge and Portland metropolitan area.September 20, 2014 midnight read more..
After a successful first season competing at the varsity level last year, the Hood River Valley High School water polo team is bigger and better as it returns to the pool for the fall season. In its third year since being formed, the team has grown considerably over the off-season and, in addition to having full varsity and JV squads for the first time, now has enough members to field a separate female team.September 20, 2014 midnight read more..
In a bid to eliminate coal dust, BNSF Railway will start spraying a second coating of sealant on coal cars in Pasco, before they enter the windy Gorge, a rail official said last week. Andrew Johnsen, assistant vice president of state government affairs for BNSF, which operates on the Washington side of the Gorge, told the Gorge Commission Sept. 9 the railway would do whatever was needed to eliminate coal dust.September 20, 2014 midnight read more..
In an energetic battle between the state’s top two ranked teams, senior forward Jaime Frias made a speedy run up the center of the field, took a perfect through-ball from midfielder Diego Rueda, outran two defenders in chase and made a quick dribble around a charging Summit goalie for an open shot at the net.September 20, 2014 midnight read more..
At Cascade Acupuncture Center many of our clients have experienced relief from symptoms to environmental allergies, including our local trees, poison oak, weeds and grasses, dust and mold, perfumes, wood and cigarette smoke. In addition they have experienced relief from reactions to the foods they eat.September 20, 2014 midnight read more..
A plan to redevelop the Expo Center property at the Port of Hood River took a small step forward Monday night with the Hood River Planning Commission voting to recommend that the city council approve a rezone and site plan review needed to develop the land.September 20, 2014 midnight read more..
It was a fantastic setting for the Hood River Valley High Eagles opening home football game with great weather, fireworks and a capacity crowd cheering their team on at Henderson Community Stadium. The Eagles responded to the atmosphere with a dominating 46-6 win over the Madison Senators in the nonleague contest Friday.September 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Okay, Mid Valley—there’s a lot of stuff for the ol’ calendar this time around, so get your pencils ready.September 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Hood River’s Patricia Vittoria, who creates hand-sewn dolls, is a finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made contest. She is competing against up to 1,000 others from around the country for a chance to win $10,000 to grow her business, a spot in the Martha Stewart American Made market, and a feature on marthastewart.com, among other prizes.September 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Shannon Wheeler never thought one of his comic strips could transform into an opera. But after performances in San Diego, Portland and Albuquerque, it’s probably sinking in that Too Much Coffee Man will stick around in this seemingly far-removed artistic format.September 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Talk about coming through in a hutch.September 17, 2014 midnight read more..
According to Oregon State Police, Servando Zanora Avendano, 26, of Hood River, has been cited for DUII, Reckless Driving, and Assault in the Third Degree in connection with a two-vehicle head-on crash Saturday on Highway 35 near Pine Grove.September 17, 2014 midnight read more..
The Gorge is in red flag watch status.September 17, 2014 midnight read more..
With a small volunteer pool and faced with rising costs, the city of Cascade Locks is looking for a way to draw more volunteers to its Emergency Medical Services department.September 17, 2014 midnight read more..
A fire that started around 6 a.m. Monday destroyed most of the lower section of the in-lieu fishing encampment used by the Yakama Nation at the confluence of the White Salmon and Columbia Rivers, according to a report by the White Salmon Enterprise.September 17, 2014 midnight read more..
The fifth annual living history performance at Idlewilde Cemetery returns Sept. 19-21.September 17, 2014 midnight read more..
In many cultures, the September equinox is a sign of fall (autumn) in the northern hemisphere. In Greek mythology fall is associated with when the goddess Persephone returns to the underworld to be with her husband Hades. It was supposedly a good time to enact rituals for protection and security as well as reflect on successes or failures from the previous months.September 17, 2014 midnight read more..
The Oregonian — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has placed on hold its review of Ambre Energy’s application to build a coal shipping terminal on the Columbia River at the Port of Morrow near Boardman.September 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Earlier last week, Margie Lemberger greeted customers at Margie’s Pot Shop in Bingen with some unfortunate news.September 17, 2014 midnight read more..
Lauren Robinson and Justin Crosswhite are pictured in stride Thursday afternoon during Hood River Valley High School cross country’s annual Skip Sparks Invitational.September 13, 2014 midnight read more..
Brian McNamara is a busy man.September 13, 2014 midnight read more..
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson said they will not extend Friday’s deadline for resolving a dispute with the U.S Department of Energy over cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation’s most polluted nuclear weapons production site.September 13, 2014 midnight read more..
Oregon State Police (OSP) and Hood River County Sheriff’s Office (HRSO), working in cooperation with Kentucky State Police (KSP), are continuing to ask for the public’s help to locate a father and son whose vehicle was found last week along Highway 35 in the Mt. Hood area. With this weekend’s expected warm weather and the potential for many visitors and hikers in the Mt. Hood area, some new details are being released after confirming the men were in the area last week.September 13, 2014 midnight read more..
<strong>From Oregon State Police:</strong> Oregon State Police (OSP) and Hood River County Sheriff's Office (HRSO), working in cooperation with Kentucky State Police (KSP), are continuing to ask for the public's help to locate a father and son whose vehicle was found last week along Highway 35 in the Mt. Hood area. With this weekend's expected warm weather and the potential for many visitors and hikers in the Mt. Hood area, some new details are being released after confirming the men were in the area last week.September 12, 2014 12:08 p.m. read more..
A sneak preview will be held Sept. 20-12 during the Pear Party.September 10, 2014 4:32 p.m. read more..
Waterfront Park drew a large crowd Sept. 7 for Hood River Waterfront Park Association’s celebration of the newly completed two-tiered amphitheater, the last phase in the park’s development. Local bands Toy Gun Conspiracy and Cripple Hop performed in the first-ever organized concert at the amphitheater.September 10, 2014 midnight read more..
When was the last time you asked someone if they were okay?September 10, 2014 midnight read more..
The fourth annual Interesting Gorge 2014 conference will be held Nov. 15 at the Mosier Community School gym, and organizers are looking for 20 presenters to give three-minute talks on anything.September 10, 2014 midnight read more..
After a tenuous 2013 season that ended with just four wins in 19 games, this year’s Hood River Valley High School varsity volleyball team is digging into its fall schedule with the optimism of a fresh start, and the ease of knowing that there’s nowhere to go but up.September 10, 2014 midnight read more..
While the county works on the decision, the park and ride is currently the subject of multiple filings that have been submitted to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA).September 10, 2014 midnight read more..
Oregon State Police (OSP) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) are asking for the public’s help to locate a father and son whose vehicle was found last week abandoned along Highway 35 in the Mt. Hood area.September 10, 2014 midnight read more..
If you’ve been wondering what to do now that the kids are back in school, how about spending some time getting in shape with classes at the Mt. Hood Town Hall?September 10, 2014 midnight read more..
On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Hood River Fire Department, Hood River Police Department and Hood River County Prevention Partnership will be hosting a drug take back collection site at the Hood River Fire Department, 1785 Meyer Parkway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.September 6, 2014 midnight read more..
Lisa Rust started her 18th year at Hood River Middle School this past week, teaching literacy, social studies and climbing wall classes to seventh graders. She began at the school as a science teacher in 1997, and wouldn’t dream of teaching any other age group.September 6, 2014 midnight read more..
Dan Goldman used data to vigorously agree with Nancy Golden on her statement, “the single-most important investment a country can make is ensuring as many students as possible are reading well when they leave third grade.”September 6, 2014 midnight read more..
September is harvest time for salmon and steelhead along the Mid-Columbia, and with huge numbers of Chinook, Coho and Steelhead migrating up the Columbia River past Hood River and The Dalles, now is your chance to capture one of these monster fish.September 6, 2014 midnight read more..
In one word: Stacked.September 6, 2014 midnight read more..
With five seniors, eight juniors and six returning All Conference players on his roster, fifth-year head coach Kevin Haspela is looking at the next few months with great optimism. This year’s Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team, he says, has the highest potential he has seen in his tenure with the Eagles.September 6, 2014 midnight read more..
The ASPIRE program at Hood River Valley High School is seeking volunteers to help encourage all students to further their education, set goals and achieve career dreams.September 6, 2014 midnight read more..
I’m beginning to think the 8-track copy of John Denver’s Greatest Hits must have existed in every household in America. I certainly remember hearing his voice in our Toyota Corolla, as a passenger of course, in New Jersey in the early ‘70s. Yesterday, musician Mare (pronounced Mary) Wakefield told me of a similar experience it brought on — the simple comfort of liking music.September 6, 2014 midnight read more..
OWL (Our Whole Lives), sexuality education for kids in grades 7-9 is being offered again this fall at Riverside Church, United Church of Christ in Hood River. It is considered a “best practices” program by the State of Oregon, and in the past has received grant funding from Hood River County Commission on Children and Families.September 6, 2014 midnight read more..
Maryhill Museum of Art and Columbia Center for the Arts are proud to co-present Too Much Coffee Man Opera at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River on Sept. 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. In a genre now called Gonzo Opera, the show melds zany plots and sub-plots with classical vocal technique.September 3, 2014 midnight read more..
It may not be as flashy as the Ice Bucket Challenge, but a new method of supporting nonprofits has finally made it to the Gorge. Donating through your phone.September 3, 2014 midnight read more..
Cyclocross racing returns to in a couple weeks for two days of lung-burning action around the campus of Hood River Valley High School. The annual bike race, called Double Cross, runs Sept. 13-14 and has historically attracted hundreds of riders from around the region who are just gearing up for the Northwest’s fall and winter cyclocross racing scene.September 3, 2014 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High Eagles’ varsity football team is beginning the season with an upbeat attitude and high hopes for success on the field, and with a good number of experienced players returning, those high expectations have a good chance at coming to fruition.September 3, 2014 midnight read more..
These are the Community Health Worker graduates who received their certificates Aug. 27 in a ceremony in Hood River, sponsored by The Next Door Inc. and Nuestra Communidad Sana:September 3, 2014 midnight read more..
There are times, when I go out on a story, I find another story I’d like to tell just as much. Sometimes I can work a paragraph or two into an existing article; sometimes I cannot.September 3, 2014 midnight read more..
Although too modest to admit, Kristen Uhler is truly irreplaceable. As a lifelong athlete and 27-year coach and educator at Hood River Valley High School, her friendly but fiercely-focused approach has inspired thousands of student athletes who passed through her grasp in a way that only someone who genuinely practiced what she preached could.September 3, 2014 midnight read more..
The summer pear harvest is just finishing up, and overall, it looks very good.September 3, 2014 midnight read more..
The harvest is happening, and local orchardists are more than ready to provide you with all the fruit you need for canning, baking, or fresh eating.September 3, 2014 midnight read more..
Summer’s supposed to be over, right?September 3, 2014 midnight read more..
Last week, a group of residents who share a common interest in taking care of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest gathered around the Trout Lake Big Tree to collaborate on how to do so.September 3, 2014 midnight read more..
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