Wear a mask — for any occasion — this New Year’s.December 30, 2015 midnight read more..
The Mid-Columbia Narcotics Task Force was on the run last week, with drug raids in both Sherman and Hood River counties on the same day that netted three arrests.December 30, 2015 midnight read more..
Two baby cougars, apparently orphans, were on their way to the Portland Zoo Tuesday morning after being trapped near a residence along Highway 35. State Fish and Wildlife Division personnel helped Tom Bostwick, a resident near the Dee area, trap the two baby cougars. The two have been roaming the area of Middle Mountain for several days.December 30, 2015 midnight read more..
A string of burglaries made the holiday weekend busy for local law enforcement.December 30, 2015 midnight read more..
For both Hood River Valley High School and Horizon Christian School, 2015 will go down as one of the most successful years for athletics in either school’s history. Records were smashed, state and conference titles were won, and teams that had struggled in past years suddenly found themselves in the playoffs.December 30, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River County is among Oregon’s smallest in area and population, but it draws national and international attention for its scenic, recreational, cultural, and culinary values.December 30, 2015 midnight read more..
There’s something very stressful about goldfish.December 30, 2015 midnight read more..
Beauty is found in ugly sweaters in Shortt Supply’s first “Ugly Sweater Contest” on Dec. 24 at the store at Oak and Second.December 30, 2015 midnight read more..
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) Director Judy Newman has announced the museum has received a major gift from Jerry Wenger, WAAAM board member and donor of many of the WACO’s and Gliders found at the museum.December 30, 2015 midnight read more..
A Hood River woman was found dead at a trail west of Hood River, and investigators say she was likely killed by her husband in a murder-suicide.December 29, 2015 6:03 p.m. read more..
Hood River County Sheriff's Office has launched a homicide investigation after Monday's discovery of a dead woman's body near Family Man Staging Area.December 29, 2015 11:36 a.m. read more..
Deputies found fresh blood in the snow yesterday, near the Family Man staging area west of Hood River.December 29, 2015 8:09 a.m. read more..
The HRV girls wrestling team traveled to Richland, Wash., earlier this week to get one more tournament in before the holidays hit, competing in the Hanford Girls Winter Cup at Hanford High School.December 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Asbury-Our Redeemer; Hood River Alliance Church; Concordia Evangelical Lutheran; Parkdale Baptist; Riverside Community Church; Pine Grove-Odell United Methodist; Valley Christian Church; Tucker Road Baptist; St. Mary’s; Valley Worship Center; Immanuel Lutheran ChurchDecember 25, 2015 midnight read more..
The Eagles girls basketball team had an unusually compressed schedule this week, playing in the team’s only non-tournament back-to-back this season, with a game at home against St. Helens on Monday, then another in Woodburn Tuesday night. The HRV girls continued to improve elements of their game, but the wins still proved elusive, with the Eagles dropping both games to go 1-7 heading into the holiday break.December 25, 2015 midnight read more..
A longtime devotee of the habitats and waterways of the Hood River Basin is stepping down.December 25, 2015 midnight read more..
It’s winter break for the Hood River County School District, and that means all students and staff are relaxing at home, right? Not if you’re Terry Draper, longtime Parkdale Elementary head custodian.December 25, 2015 midnight read more..
My head is spinning.December 25, 2015 midnight read more..
For me, the holiday season doesn’t officially begin until I hear the opening notes of the music from “Scenes from the Nutcracker.” The festive costumes and magical storyline from the CGDA ballet performance never fails to put me right in the holiday spirit, ready to eat Christmas cookies and make snow angels.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
During the Columbia River Gorge Commission’s (CRGC) meeting Tuesday, Dec. 8, commissioners requested staff to prepare a memo providing guidance for the six counties of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in planning for the implementation of Oregon’s Measure 91, and Washington Initiative 502.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
With their final meeting of 2015, the Hood River County Board of Commissioners wrapped up one of the year’s most intricate and high-profile land use decisions: the farm and forest model code update.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
The Oregon Air National Guard will be on high alert again this Christmas Eve as they work closely with the United States Air Force and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to monitor the skies and track the annual flight of Santa Claus.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
Gorge Tourism Studio, offered by Travel Oregon in partnership with 26 agencies and organizations, is now open for registration. The winter/spring program will focus on communities in Oregon and Washington within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and those surrounding Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
The holidays are so hard for those who have lost a loved one. Whether it was one week ago or five decades ago, the brightness of the season, the emphasis on joy and family, can tap the vein of grief that we are feeling, making us teary, sad, low in energy, and finding it hard to get through.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
The shelf in the library hall is a little like the manger: what is lain there is something of a cast-off, not allowed in the main inn, but bearing treasures for sure.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
The Next Door is honoring photographer Ray Perkins as its Dana Lance Volunteer of the Year 2015.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network (CGCAN) held its third annual holiday party and potluck on Dec. 15 at Riverside Church, attended by about 50 people. The Pioneer Room at the church was decorated by Cyndi Strid with evergreen garlands and candles at each table and a 25-foot Christmas tree.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) held its third annual awards program on Dec. 15, recognizing Steve Maier of Innovative Composite Engineering as the 2015 GTA Technology Leader of the Year and Prigel Machine & Fabrication as the 2015 GTA Technology Organization of the Year.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
The Gorge Fly Shop led a fly casting instruction session for Inter-Fluve employees at Hood River’s Waterfront Park, spending the afternoon perfecting their loops right in their own front yard.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
Christmas Day, 1935, found most Hood River families in their own homes and celebrating in much freer manner than in several years, for optimism has already taken the place of the gloom of depression years. The weather, too, was such that there was little temptation to venture too far from the cheerful warmth of the open fireplace or heater.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
The National Weather Service notes that with the heavy amount of snow and rain this month, flooding remains a concern in north and central Oregon coast, the central Willamette Valley, the central Columbia River Gorge, the north and central Coast Range, and the northern Oregon Cascades and Cascade foothills.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
The annual Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev., is one of the most difficult competitions, if not the most difficult competition the HRV wrestling team competes in all season.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
The HRV Nordic team competed this Saturday in Mt. Hood Meadows’ community race series, an annual open 3.5K and 7K skate race. The race had been cancelled for the past two years because of weather and snow conditions. This year it was 31 degrees and the snow was hard packed, perfect for a skate race.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
Typical league bowling has historically consisted of three games, otherwise known as a “series.” One of the most satisfying feelings in the game happens when bowlers finish a series in a strong fashion with a big game. This is especially true in today’s modern game, because the new high-tech bowling balls are being used to crush the pins with unprecedented power, but they can wreak havoc on lane conditions, often making that third game very difficult.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
Despite losing recent nonleague home games, the Hood River Valley Eagles girls basketball team has shown much improvement, which has certainly contributed to a positive outlook for the team. The Eagles (1-5), guided by coach Scott Walker, hung with the tough, 6A Reynolds Raiders (7-2) for the majority of a Friday game in Hood River, losing 43-39.December 23, 2015 midnight read more..
A former treasurer for the Hood River branch of a national communication workers’ union is accused of stealing funds and committing identity theft.December 19, 2015 midnight read more..
The Eagles had their best chance Tuesday night to grab a win against an Oregon team for the first time this season, hanging with the 6A Gresham Gophers into the fourth quarter, which HRV entered with a three-point lead.December 19, 2015 midnight read more..
The first true snow storm of the season blew in during the early hours of Thursday morning, and continued to batter the Hood River Valley throughout the afternoon, as streets caked with icy residue and powder turned to rain and slush.December 19, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hawks had their work cut out for them last weekend at the Columbia River Clash tournament held at Umatilla High School, where the boys faced off against two larger 2A teams: Stanfield on Friday and Irrigon on Saturday.December 19, 2015 midnight read more..
A long line stretched out before us, each racer toed the line, the official signaled their start, and off we went into the woods.December 19, 2015 midnight read more..
It’s all about choices, moderation and realistic expectations. You can get through this special time of holiday social events without packing on the winter weight or feeling deprived, guilty or following with the typical New Year’s dieting and broken resolutions.December 19, 2015 midnight read more..
A stacked agenda awaits the Hood River County Board of Commissioners Monday, 5:30 p.m. at the County Business Administration BuildingDecember 19, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Adopt A Dog is pleased to welcome Jarrod Holmes as its new executive director. Holmes has spent his entire professional career in the nonprofit sector with an emphasis on donor development and organizational management. Recently, he and his wife permanently relocated to Hood River.December 19, 2015 midnight read more..
Oregon State University is starting a new Community Meals and Cooking Class to be held the second Monday of each month, said Lauren Kraemer, OSU Extension Service instructor.December 19, 2015 midnight read more..
The 64th annual Hood River City Bowling Tournament was conducted at Orchard Lanes last week. The turnout was excellent, scores were outstanding and the list of winners contains several pleasant surprises. The team event was hotly contested with just a mere three pins separating first and second place.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
Work is underway on building a new swim beach for Port Marina Park. Huge quantities of rock from the Mosier Twin Tunnels, stockpiled for months at the Marina, are being trucked to the site east of the present beach. There, they will form the base for a new beach. Quantities of sand will complete the project.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
“Tracks to ‘26,” a yearly inquiry into what drives and inspires six young hearts and minds, returns for installment 3 of 13.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
What do you do when your dad founded the Joe Kollas Memorial 4th of July Run / Walk (now the Kollas–Cranmer Run / Walk) and you missed it for the year? Simple: you schedule a make-up for yourself, even if it’s in November!December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
The Mount Adams Cougar Creek Fire Forum on Dec. 11 was a success. Around 110 people attended on that dark and stormy night, almost filling the Columbia High School library in White Salmon. Darryl Lloyd, of Friends of Mount Adams, provided the following transcription of the event.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
The radio-theater-style staging of “Miracle on 34th Street” closes this weekend at Columbia Center for the Arts. You have three chances to tune into some genuine Christmas spirit with director Gary Young and the cast and crew of Radio KZAS Hood River, c. 1948.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Misty as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
The 16th annual Christmas Concerts for The Gorge Winds have been set for Dec. 18 at the Hood River Valley High School, 1220 Indian Creek Road in Hood River at 7 p.m.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
Meteorologists have declared the 2015 Oregon drought all or partly relieved, depending on what part of the state you live in.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School senior Emelia Gendreau will dance in Portland Festival Ballet’s Nutcracker December 19, 20, 21, and 22 — seven shows in all; details and ticket information can be found at www.portland festivalballet.org.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
Heuker Family Lands LLC of Dodson is set to buy a 3.4-acre piece of land from the Port of Cascade Locks, where the company plans to site a fish processing and smoking facility.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
After a disappointing performance against Canby on Friday, the HRV girls basketball team outlasted White Salmon’s Columbia High School to win 36-22 on Saturday in the final round of the Pink Tourney in Hood River, giving the Eagles (1-3) their first win of the season.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
Frosh Noah Wachsmuth highlighted the HRV varsity wrestling team’s performances this past weekend at the Coast Classic at North Bend High School, where Wacshmuth took first overall in the 120-pound weight bracket.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
Good offensive production and the return of all-leaguer Dallas Buckley weren’t enough for HRV to put one over on Putnam Friday night in Portland, as the Knights extended their win streak this season to four, defeating HRV (1-3) 84-65.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
The Christmas Project will provide more gift boxes this year than ever before to disadvantaged Hood River County residents.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person, or multiple people, responsible for the unlawful killing of 15-20 Coot Ducks near Government Cove in Cascade Locks.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) completed its new Big Eddy-Knight transmission lines earlier this year, with heavy wires traversing the Columbia River from Oregon to a tower near Wishram.December 16, 2015 midnight read more..
The annual Hood River County fire departments’ lighted truck Christmas parade will take place Dec. 14 in Odell and Pine Grove, Dec. 15 in Parkdale and Dee, and Dec. 16 on the West Side and Hood River, each night from 6-9p.m.December 12, 2015 midnight read more..
A $4,686 grant to Horizon Christian School for its championship Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Project is just one of 12 Lions Foundation grants announced Thursday in Lions’ annual round of gifts drawn from a $1 million anonymous donation made to the community in 1999.December 12, 2015 midnight read more..
It’s a happy December for the brew crew at pFriem Family Brewers, with its Gose earning an international honor and its German-style Pilsner gaining kudos from the national beer magazine Draft.December 12, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School football team will have a longer league schedule and face some new opponents next year, as the OSAA executive board announced this week that HRV football will be joining the Intermountain Conference for at least the next two seasons.December 12, 2015 midnight read more..
Don Bales’ gun shop — aptly named Don’s Gun Shop, Inc. — is a bit of a social club.December 12, 2015 midnight read more..
HRV had an axe to grind in Tuesday night’s game with the La Salle Falcons, who drove a dagger into the Eagles’ collective hearts last year when the Falcons came from behind to steal a win from HRV that would have sent the team to the post-season for the first time in 20 years.December 12, 2015 midnight read more..
Want to get your child introduced to the fun sport of Nordic skiing in a fun, supported, and safe environment? Then come to an introductory Nordic clinic Sunday, Dec. 20.December 12, 2015 midnight read more..
The bout of high winds and rain that felled trees and bogged down Hood River at the outset of this week has petered out. However, storm hazards may rear again this weekend.December 12, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road, invites friends and the community to Advent and Christmas services.December 12, 2015 midnight read more..
The HRV girls basketball team had a game Tuesday night that would be best left forgotten — minus the lessons learned that will help the team in its next contest.December 12, 2015 midnight read more..
Emily Lage, an eighth grade student at Horizon Christian School, Lyric Emmons, an eighth grade student at Hood River Middle School, Connor Chapman, an eighth grade student at Mid-Columbia Adventist School, and Anna Pickering, a sixth grade student from Wy’east Middle School, have all taken the first step to becoming an internationally-recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Hood River Lions Club.December 12, 2015 midnight read more..
“Scenes from the Nutcracker” runs for three performances, giving three lucky young ladies each the chance to play the iconic part of the ballet’s central figure of Clara. Celia Acosta, Josephine Dickenson and Rhiannon Evans are 10-year “Nutcracker” veterans who are fulfilling a long-time goal of being Clara.December 9, 2015 midnight read more..
Members of conservation group Local Water Alliance turned in 1,600 signatures Monday for their proposed voter measure, which aims to block water bottling companies from operating within the county, including Nestlé.December 9, 2015 midnight read more..
A quickly formed law enforcement team saved a man from drowning in the cold waters of the Columbia River Friday at the Cascade Locks Marine Park, pulling him onto a boat to safety.December 9, 2015 midnight read more..
The mayor’s moment at Friday’s holiday tree lighting created some discomfort.December 9, 2015 midnight read more..
At the conclusion of its meeting Monday of this week, Estis L. Morton, chairman of Hood River County War Finance Committee, informed members that, under present plans, the committee will dissolve before the year end, after serving this county, the state and the nation continuously since August 1941, a period of nearly four and a half years.December 9, 2015 midnight read more..
Third-year coach Scott Walker is looking to reinvigorate the girls basketball program at HRV this season, which has struggled in recent years, combining for a total of nine wins over the past two seasons, none of which were during league play.December 9, 2015 midnight read more..
The Horizon girls basketball team kicked off their 2015-2016 schedule while hosting a four-team invitational tournament Dec. 4-5 in Hood River. The Hawks enjoyed a successful start to the season with a split of their two games as they earned the third place trophy.December 9, 2015 midnight read more..
The Eagles boys basketball got a taste of success last season and this year they’re hungry for even more.December 9, 2015 midnight read more..
Typical league bowling has historically consisted of three games, otherwise known as a “series.” One of the most satisfying feelings in the game happens when bowlers finish a series in a strong fashion with a big game. This is especially true in today’s modern game, because the new high-tech bowling balls are being used to crush the pins with unprecedented power, but they can wreak havoc on lane conditions, often making that third game very difficult.December 9, 2015 midnight read more..
About 50 people attended Friday’s 45-minute vigil on climate change, held at Riverside Community Church, literally shedding light on their hopes and fears on the global future.December 9, 2015 midnight read more..
One new face at Thursday’s Rural Craft Revival, an annual artisan show and sale, will be Mica Foster, a Hood River chiropractor who has turned her love of drawing into her first coloring book, subtitled, “Hand Drawn Illustrations to Inspire the Creative Spirit and Imagination.”December 9, 2015 midnight read more..
What began as an Oregon State Police trooper checking out a vehicle along the shoulder of Highway 97 last Wednesday turned into an almost four-hour SWAT team standoff with the driver.December 9, 2015 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Nino as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.December 9, 2015 midnight read more..
Employment rates held out strong in Hood River County in October but fell throughout the rest of the Columbia Gorge, according to a report by regional economist Dallas Fridley.December 9, 2015 midnight read more..
This past week I had the opportunity to attend the National Association of Counties’ Safe and Secure Counties symposium in Colorado Springs, in El Paso County, Colo. I had the privilege and honor to attend the memorial service for Garrett Swasey, the officer killed in the Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting.December 9, 2015 midnight read more..
Friends of the Columbia Gorge and Columbia Riverkeeper will be holding a workshop on how to prepare and give testimony at the upcoming oil train hearings.December 8, 2015 3:40 p.m. read more..
Conservation group Local Water Alliance will turn in more than 1,600 signatures for their proposed voter measure, which aims to block water bottling companies within the county.December 7, 2015 10:01 a.m. read more..
HOOPS Baller program has completed another successful year under the leadership of Kinzer Hough (or Coach K, as the kids call her) who has grown the youth basketball program by teaching fundamental skills to children starting as young as age 3.December 5, 2015 midnight read more..
Horizon Christian School’s new boys varsity basketball coach, Samuel Trevino, may not have much coaching experience with the sport at the varsity level, but he has plenty of first-hand experience seeing the positive impact basketball can have on young men.December 5, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Middle School Teacher Sarah Segal received the History Teacher of the Year award from Oregon Department of Education at Friday’s student recognition assembly. Following a welcome by principal Brent Emmons, information on the forthcoming canned food drive, and National Anthem by Maggie Bertram, teachers presented awards to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.December 5, 2015 midnight read more..
Inside this edition find Gorge Giving, an extensive annual guide for ways to help local organizations. This is the Hood River News’ largest specialty publication, both in number of pages (116) and its scope of information.December 5, 2015 midnight read more..
On Dec. 3, Gov. Kate Brown ordered all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until Monday, Dec. 7 at sunset to honor the victims of the attacks in San Bernardino.December 5, 2015 midnight read more..
The story behind the story is always the most fascinating for me.December 5, 2015 midnight read more..
The big news regarding beer, and the people who drink it and local craft beers in general, comes down to an intriguing business story — Laurelwood’s plans to brew under contract at Full Sail — and an inspiring personal one — the rallying of support for gregarious owner Ed Wilder of da Brewshop.December 5, 2015 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Pixie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.December 5, 2015 midnight read more..
Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced Tuesday he has secured language in the final draft of a U.S. congressional transportation agreement, which would include roads and bridges in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in the federal funding pool.December 5, 2015 midnight read more..
Mid-Columbia Community Choir will present their annual sacred Christmas concerts beginning on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek. There is no admission, but an offering will be received to benefit FISH Food Bank.December 2, 2015 midnight read more..
The eight-inch snow punch nature threw Thursday caused trucks and timelines to go awry. Classes started late and ended early for Hood River County School District. Teachers, staff and drivers scrambled to get kids onto busses and home as snow kept accumulating throughout the morning. “More trouble than snow,” was how Jose Guzman of Guzman Towing pup it, after a day of pulling cars out of ditches.December 2, 2015 midnight read more..
A concert amphitheater planned for construction on the site of what was once a lumber mill in Dee has now expanded to include a 50-room hotel, according to an application that is pending approval by county planners.December 2, 2015 midnight read more..
We knew it would just be a matter of time before The Dalles lefty Mike Parke found his game again.December 2, 2015 midnight read more..
On the heels of receiving numerous All-Conference awards, Hood River Valley High School athletes have had a healthy showing the past couple weeks in the All-State awards category, as coaches from Class 5A teams from around the state recognized the achievements of Eagles athletes.December 2, 2015 midnight read more..
Almost one hundred years ago, a child was born into a Hood River family of Japanese immigrants who settled in this valley seeking the American Dream. Masuo and Shidzuyo Yasui were a hardworking, industrious and gentle couple dedicated to building a community where their budding family could thrive.December 2, 2015 midnight read more..
Gorge artist Joy Kloman has opened Joy’s Art Studio, LLC, at 1412 13th Street, on the Heights in Hood River (next to 10 Speed Coffee Bar), and will celebrate its grand opening Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon with an open house.December 2, 2015 midnight read more..
Twice I’ve listened to John Coltrane’s jazz masterpiece “A Love Supreme,” on the radio a few years ago and, for the first time, in a live concert c. 1990 at Fort Worden Theater in Port Townsend, Wash.December 2, 2015 midnight read more..
Christmas gets off to a hearty start Friday in Hood River.December 2, 2015 midnight read more..
Barcelona, Rio de Janiero Kyoto … the places read like screen titles in a cinema thriller.December 2, 2015 midnight read more..
About a year ago, Eric John Kaiser released his album “Idaho,” which is a collection of songs he wrote while staying at a hotel near the Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, and then went back to Portland to record it.December 2, 2015 midnight read more..
Polling results released Oct. 9 from a September telephone survey of 1,200 Washington citizens found that “a strong and growing majority of voters in Washington oppose proposals to ship coal through Washington along rail lines for the purposes of export to Asia.”December 2, 2015 midnight read more..
The former city administrator of Rufus pleaded guilty Nov. 20 to first-degree aggravated theft and official misconduct. She will serve 30 days in jail in two two-week stretches in December and January.December 2, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) has begun taking orders for their annual native plant sale. They’ve got a great selection of native plant species at fantastic prices.December 2, 2015 midnight read more..
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