Having a talented group of 17 seniors is just one reason that the Hood River Valley High football team could enjoy some success throughout the 2015 season.August 29, 2015 midnight read more..
Law enforcement recovered the body of a missing paddle boarder Wednesday morning from the Columbia River, just west of Hood River.August 29, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School cross country team has been out there all summer, pounding the pavement, putting the work into their workouts. HRV XC head coach Brandon Bertram is confident that once the race schedule starts in earnest next month, all that hard work will pay great dividends.August 29, 2015 midnight read more..
How does one respond to the murders on camera of Allison Parker and Alan Ward Wednesday in Roanoke, Va.?August 29, 2015 midnight read more..
Talk about tending to the goal.August 29, 2015 midnight read more..
Lorang Fine Art on WaNaPa Avenue in Cascade Locks announces it will hold its annual fall open studio starting at 11 a.m. on Oct. 4 as part of the Western Columbia River Gorge Fall Festival of the Arts (www.fallfestivalofthearts.com).August 26, 2015 4:49 p.m. read more..
Law enforcement recovered the body of a missing paddle boarder Wednesday morning from the Columbia River, just west of Hood River.August 26, 2015 4:21 p.m. read more..
The Port of Cascade Locks will again partner with the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) and the Friends of the Columbia Gorge to host a free Community Bridge Walk on the Bridge of the Gods on Aug. 29, at 8:30 a.mAugust 26, 2015 midnight read more..
The wildfire smoke may have been thick, but it wasn’t able to smoke out the legions of stand up paddleboarders who came from all over the globe to compete in this year’s Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge.August 26, 2015 midnight read more..
Sports have always been a family affair for Brian Stenberg.August 26, 2015 midnight read more..
Ribbon cutting takes place at 4 p.m. Aug. 27 on the newest health services facility in Hood River County.August 26, 2015 midnight read more..
The famous crystal clear views of the Gorge have been little seen in the past three weeks, but the concern with our smoke-congested environs more for health than aesthetics – especially for the sake of the elderly, those with chronic diseases, and for children.August 26, 2015 midnight read more..
Search crews called it a night Saturday after unsuccessfully seeking a missing paddle boarder, Andres Pombo, 20, of Miami, Florida, who vanished on the Columbia River Friday afternoon. Early evidence suggests Pombo did not survive.August 22, 2015 10:19 p.m. read more..
Five hot and hungry days didn’t wither Anna Mae Leonard.August 22, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River beer aficionados have a chance to meet up with Jeff Alworth, author of “The Beer Bible,” on Sunday, Aug. 23. He’ll be at Double Mountain Brewery as part of the Great Bottle Roundup, which starts at noon. If you’re ready for a 644-page reference guide that represents over two years of world-wide travel to major beer-producing regions, Sunday would be a good time to head down and check it out.August 22, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Sheriff’s Office is coordinating a search and rescue north of Laurance Lake for David Bullock, 75, of The Dalles.August 22, 2015 midnight read more..
Bicyclists, please rememberAugust 22, 2015 midnight read more..
Portland Timbers players dropped their soccer cleats and picked up work gloves and paint brushes to help beautify Wy’east Middle School on Monday, sweating under the hot, midday sun as they cleared brush away from one of the school’s gardens and helped paint a mural on an outbuilding door.August 19, 2015 9:31 a.m. read more..
The city of Cascade Locks more than doubled in size this past Sunday as runners from all over the Gorge and the world came to compete in the Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon and 10K races.August 19, 2015 9:21 a.m. read more..
I probably don’t need to say this, but music has been crazy-good this summer.August 19, 2015 midnight read more..
Author Scott Sadil sailed last week into Puerto Adolfo López Mateos, Baja California Sur, completing the final leg of a 300-mile circumnavigation of Isla Magdalena in his home-built double-ended beach yawl, Madrina.August 19, 2015 midnight read more..
Search and rescue missions throughout the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood are getting swifter and stronger this summer, thanks to a new program that unites police, fire and emergency crews in a tighter collective response.August 19, 2015 midnight read more..
Registered voters of Cascade Locks, to the number of 245, held their first city election on Wednesday of this week, following the incorporation of their town about two months ago. The fight was between two groups, known as Independents and Taxpayers’ League, and victory went to the first named. The first mayor of the Locks is Captain Charles Nelson.August 19, 2015 midnight read more..
Hard work in the past, more hard work in the future.August 19, 2015 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Haley as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:August 19, 2015 midnight read more..
The White Salmon City Council authorized putting the structural portion of the City Hall rebuild project out to bid last Wednesday, Aug. 5, by canvassing the city’s Small Works Roster.August 19, 2015 midnight read more..
Family has been the predominant theme these last two months on the Willow Flat front.August 19, 2015 midnight read more..
In two dramas opening together this weekend in Hood River, historical events find new life and current meaning, as Plays for Non-Profits takes the stage at Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA).August 19, 2015 midnight read more..
“Wildfire activity in Oregon has escalated significantly since Friday, particularly in eastern Oregon,” said Doug Decker, Oregon State Forester.August 19, 2015 midnight read more..
Midway through August, the Hood River Waterfront is in full form. Every day there is a wealth of activity from the Marina all the way down to The Hook.August 15, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River Police Department will be ramping up its efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. From August 21 through September 7, the Police Department will be participate in a high visibility campaign which will allow more officers to target impaired drivers.August 15, 2015 midnight read more..
The 22nd annual Duane Fulps Memorial Scholarship Fund Horse Show will be held Sept. 20 at the Ft. Dalles Riders’ Arena, located at 1023 Irvine St. in The Dalles. The entry fees and sponsorships go toward the college scholarship fund awarded to graduating high school seniors who are also members of the Ft. Dalles Junior Riders.August 15, 2015 midnight read more..
On the short-term rentals debate, there’s good faith to be found on both sides of the question of what regulations, if any, should be added to the city’s existing licensing requirements for temporary rentals including vacation homes and short term rentals.August 15, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River is an expensive place to live. Buying or renting a home is more costly than many other communities.August 15, 2015 midnight read more..
Rev. Rod Howell and his wife Joani Marshall Howell, both 1978 graduates of Hood River Valley High School, will be returning to the valley to hold the morning service at Valley Worship Center on Aug. 23.August 15, 2015 midnight read more..
Mindy Dillard is an adventurer and an award-winning singer-songwriter. She plays clawhammer banjo and rhythm guitar, often in alternate tunings to accompany her electric and raw, crystal-clear voice. Her music pulsates with funky rhythmic grooves and sparkles with heartfelt storytelling.August 15, 2015 midnight read more..
“The essence that animates a good beer – the way you recognize when a brewer has combined the elements perfectly – is known as ‘balance’,” Jeff Alworth writes in the “building blocks of beer” segment of his new book “The Beer Bible.”August 15, 2015 midnight read more..
Some might go into the woods to live deliberately, but in the case of five Hood River County teens, their time in the forest this summer has been hard work.August 15, 2015 midnight read more..
John Maher and Thad Perry, longtime drivers with Columbia Area Transit (CAT), have a message they really want to get out to the community: CAT is a public transportation service that anyone can use.August 15, 2015 midnight read more..
A court hearing Wednesday mulled over release conditions and considered an alleged violation of Miranda rights for 2009 Eagle Creek murder suspect, Stephen Nichols.August 15, 2015 midnight read more..
Winter is probably my favorite time of year in the Columbia River Gorge. Seeing as I am an avid snowboarder and cross country skier — and just about nothing else, as far as sports go — that’s pretty to understand why. For me, taking a smooth, quiet run down a Mt. Hood Meadows hill dusted with a few inches of new is one of the best experiences in the world.August 12, 2015 midnight read more..
When Ken Tamura was diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous liver tumor his thoughts turned immediately to protecting his family and how he could perhaps continue to serve his community even after he left life behind.August 12, 2015 midnight read more..
Citizens concerned with housing issues filled every chair, including 30 or so in the hallway, Monday in one of the most heavily-attended Hood River City Council meetings in memory.August 12, 2015 midnight read more..
A water emergency declared Sunday morning by White Salmon Mayor David Poucher was lifted at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.August 12, 2015 midnight read more..
Corrections happen.August 12, 2015 midnight read more..
Following the passages of Measure 91 and Senate Bill 460, medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon will begin limited cannabis sales to adult consumers on Oct.1.August 12, 2015 midnight read more..
Approximately 24,000 men and women will be needed in nearly a dozen “hot spots” throughout Oregon to meet the peak needs of Oregon’s large food processing industry. The Apple Growers Association, as reported by Earl Ziegler, will need about 400 men and 1,000 women. E.R. Pooley, American Fruit Growers, will need 60 workers in their packing operations, John Duckwall of Duckwall Bros., Inc., will need about 30 more men for the fall season, and “Pep” Mann of Stadelman Fruit will need 100 men and women.August 12, 2015 midnight read more..
The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) awarded $885,000 to 225 new and renewing students with scholarship support this spring. Funding for the awards was raised through voluntary contributions from members of the tree fruit industry and its suppliers and service providers.August 12, 2015 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Oregon Historical Society present Oregon Transformed: World War II Stories on the Columbia River, Thursday, Aug. 20, with an optional dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m.August 12, 2015 midnight read more..
Orvin and Carol Olson celebrate their 60th anniversary on Aug. 12. They were married Aug. 12, 1955, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Vancouver, Wash. The couple lived in the Portland area after their marriage, moving to Hood River five years ago to be closer to family, initially moving to Hawks Ridge.August 12, 2015 midnight read more..
After three flights, two days, and a 16 hour time difference, I arrived at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, exhausted and apprehensive but full of anticipation.August 12, 2015 midnight read more..
The Columbia Center for the Arts announces its one-year sponsorship of the new Gorge Literary Journal. The publication is coordinated and edited by Julie Hatfield and John Metta and assistant editor Sarah Sullivan, and is a joint project with Hood River News. Gorge Literary Journal will debut in the Aug. 15 Hood River News, as a two-page pullout.August 12, 2015 midnight read more..
These days, “calling” someone usually means pulling out a cell phone from a pocket or purse, rapidly typing a message in abbreviated “text” format using nothing more than two thumbs, or talking “face to face” or better said “screen to screen” via Face Time.August 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Following an intensive three-day bail hearing, a judge set Eagle Creek murder suspect Stephen Nichols’ cash bail at $200,000 Wednesday morning.August 8, 2015 midnight read more..
Monday brings the public’s chance to let Hood River elected officials know their views on proposed city government strategies on affordable housing.August 8, 2015 midnight read more..
The 9th Annual Hood River Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies are coming up in a little over a month and in advance of that event, the school’s Hall of Fame Committee has released the names of this year’s inductees.August 8, 2015 midnight read more..
Each year, the Junior Olympics for water polo brings the best teams in the United States together for two weeks of battle for boys and girls in three age groups (14U, 16U, 18U) in two classes — Classic and Championship — based on performance at regional qualifier tournaments.August 8, 2015 midnight read more..
Join Gorge Owned (GO!) for Green Drinks Aug. 19, 5:30-7 p.m. at Mount Hood Gardens, Inc., 1570 Orchard Road, an award winning garden and landscape company, and learn about how they have been beautifying, designing and installing parks and private gardens in the Columbia River Gorge for almost 30 years.August 8, 2015 midnight read more..
Thus ends the publication of Fair results for 2015. Our thanks to Clara Rice, Hood River County Fair manager, and department managers, and Debbie McDonald of OSU Extension Service, along with Abby Walker for typesetting.August 8, 2015 midnight read more..
Campers from around the Gorge came to the eighth annual Columbia Gorge Peace Village this week to participate in what has become a summer traditional at Mosier Community School.August 8, 2015 midnight read more..
An incredibly important discussion is happening in Hood River city hall right now. Hiding behind the dry name “Buildable Lands Inventory and Housing Needs Analysis” is a study which raises fundamental questions about what kind of community we will have in coming decades. The report looks at the cost and availability of housing for our growing city over the next 20 years, and the picture it paints isn’t pretty.August 8, 2015 midnight read more..
The cost of renting or buying a home is increasingly out of reach for all of us. Our housing affordability challenge puts us at risk of losing what has made the Gorge, and our diverse hometowns, a wonderful place to live, work and play.August 8, 2015 midnight read more..
Players and staff of the Portland Timbers will hit the road on Monday, Aug. 17, to visit with fans and conduct community events, a youth soccer clinic and host a pub event with a Q&A session in Hood River as part of the inaugural “Rose City Road Trip,” presented by Providence Health & Services.August 5, 2015 midnight read more..
I was outnumbered, what with my single red-and-white spinner competing against four herring as we trolled near the Astoria-Megler Bridge. I knew my friends, all confirmed bait addicts, wondered if I was losing it a little when I’d traded my herring in for a spinner as we began our downstream troll a half-hour earlier.August 5, 2015 midnight read more..
In geography, there are some pretty misleading names out there. Happy Valley, when viewed from Portland, looks a hell of a lot more like a hill than it does a valley (and do we know how happy things are up there, really?).August 5, 2015 midnight read more..
Calling all motorcycle owners: bring your ride to Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Aug. 8 to participate in a gathering between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. WAAAM is located on Tucker Road about a mile south of Hood River.August 5, 2015 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society’s “Tales and Trails” quarterly newsletter was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Communication Award at the Washington State Genealogical Society’s Annual Conference in Ellensburg last month.August 5, 2015 midnight read more..
How long does it take a disposable diaper to break down?August 5, 2015 midnight read more..
One permit to go, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales’ long-awaited barrelhouse opening should happen on Friday.August 5, 2015 midnight read more..
Eugene (AP) — A Eugene area man was detained for questioning and then released late Tuesday in connection with suspicious letters that were sent to 24 county sheriff’s offices, including Hood River and Wasco counties, two Portland TV stations reported.August 5, 2015 midnight read more..
Trout Lake — Rescue crews found a missing 87-year-old The Dalles woman Sunday after three days searching.August 5, 2015 midnight read more..
The City of White Salmon’s main water line ruptured Monday, prompting the City to ask water customers to limit water use to basic needs only.August 5, 2015 midnight read more..
The Columbia Center for the Arts holds is 11th annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air exhibition Aug. 7-30 — a series of events featuring the art of painters and writers. The Plein Air Art Exhibition, a juried show, will be displayed, as will sections of writing from the Plein Air Writing Event.August 5, 2015 midnight read more..
Two weekend community events deserve highlighting for their local and regional significance.August 5, 2015 midnight read more..
Brown needles on large tracts of forest land trees could spell problems down the road for the county treasury, and Ken Galloway explained some of the details Monday. Addressing the Hood River County Board of Commissioners, Galloway explained that large chunks of Hood River County Forest have been hit by spruce budworm infestation, and more may be on the way.August 5, 2015 midnight read more..
4H results continuedAugust 5, 2015 midnight read more..
The Oregon Swimming Speedo Long Course Championships were another great meet for the Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey. The women placed ninth out of 44 teams in the team division with personal best times by all swimmers, and with team records set by two individuals and by three relay teams.August 1, 2015 midnight read more..
Look for more results in our Aug. 5 editionAugust 1, 2015 midnight read more..
Quilts and textiles are an aspect of the fair I always turn to after spending time in the hot sun, or at the carnival, Park stage, animal barn, or other higher-volume attraction at county fair.August 1, 2015 midnight read more..
The Department of Revenue is conducting a survey to find ways to improve the customer service experience for Oregon taxpayers.August 1, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Church of Christ will be taking a look at what goes on inside our hearts this year with “Inside Out” Aug. 3-7 from 9 a.m. to noon.August 1, 2015 midnight read more..
Tickets will go on sale Aug. 1 for the sixth annual “Cemetery Tales,” Sept. 25-27 at Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River. There will be multiple performances each day and evening, with a limit of 15 per tour.August 1, 2015 midnight read more..
It’s a great thing when you see the connection between two apparently unconnected news items you read in the newspaper. (That kind of serendipity just doesn’t happen as well when you read online, can’t explain why.)August 1, 2015 midnight read more..
Cider makers from all over the country gathered recently in a private party that celebrated a convivial beverage and its increasing role in the Gorge.August 1, 2015 midnight read more..
Norma Vega — or Normy, as she’s also known — is the woman behind Empanadas Maria Elbas, the Chilean empanadas food cart open every Thursday at Gorge Grown Hood River Farmers’ Market, located at Hood River Middle School through November.August 1, 2015 midnight read more..
It’s hard to keep up with all the different trail runs, 5Ks, marathons, and fun runs that are happening in the Gorge year-round, but the month of August in particular seems to have an embarrassment of riches as far running events go.August 1, 2015 midnight read more..
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