Teacup Nordic standouts Nils Engbersen and Sam Wiley were on the road last weekend for a Junior National qualifier race in Spokane. Both skiers placed high enough to represent the Pacific Northwest at next month’s Junior Nationals race at Donner Pass, Calif.February 28, 2015 midnight read more..
For seniors Dan Kuechmann, Austin Clarke, Scottie Ziegner, Kam Walker, Brandon Campos, Kaydin Gibbs and Colin Tegman, it turns out Tuesday’s senior night matchup against The Dalles won’t be their final home game in the Eagle uniform.February 28, 2015 midnight read more..
USA Triathlon reports that Hood River native and elite triathlete Erin Jones (HRVHS class of 2009) earned the top spot on the podium earlier this month at the 2015 Punta Guilarte CAMTRI Triathlon American Cup in Puerto Rico. It was the first career ITU win for Jones, who finished the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run course in 2:09:56February 28, 2015 midnight read more..
The annual Mount Hood Four-Way took place at Timberline Resort last weekend, but due to lack of snow the event was actually a two-way. The cross country and jumping elements of the unique contest had to be cancelled due to low snow, but slalom and giant slalom races went off without a hitch.February 28, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School sophomore Brynn Searcy is an artist. And a state and nationally recognized artist at that.February 28, 2015 midnight read more..
The party inside helps the grounds outside.February 28, 2015 midnight read more..
Since last April, drummer turned DJ Jeff Minnick has been broadcasting the classic country sounds of the 40s, 50s and 60s with his two-hour Tuesday night program The Countryside, live on the air and over the internet from 7-9 p.m.February 28, 2015 midnight read more..
Stan Benson of Hood River quietly exited the Hood River County Planning Commission this week after 25 years of service. Benson deserves thanks for a quarter-century of service in what is largely a thankless role.February 28, 2015 midnight read more..
Chambers of commerce in three areas in the Gorge are advising members that they are not participating or advocating for a private company selling advertising and time slots in a travel video.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
“Nothing is ever so wrong in the world that a sensible woman can’t set right in the course of the afternoon.”February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Hugs was brought in with Kisses and she really helped him settle down and learn to be a lap dog, and they were stinkin’ cute, but Kisses got adopted right away, leaving Hugs to find his own family. He’s doing very well in his foster home, and is quite the character! He’s playful, and can be silly and sweet, but really more of a snuggler than a player! Hugs likes to give hugs.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School senior and Cooper Spur Race Team alumni Elle Truax qualified for next month’s U18 U.S. National Skiing Championships in Copper Mountain, Colo. Traux will be racing in the speed events of Super G and Downhill.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
There’s a new organic juice and food bar in downtown Hood River.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two unrelated incidents over the weekend involving the deaths of two recreationalists.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
City Council heard strong words from two young people Monday on the subject of climate change and proposed “carbon price” legislation.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
From the time we are born, even before understanding what we are seeing, we are hit with a barrage of unrealistic and unattainable images. This is what is bred into our psyche in the media world we live in today.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Keeping kids safe is the basic goal with our annual “Just Say No!/Soli Di No” special section in this edition.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library invite the public to attend a presentation by Seattle cinema scholar Lance Rhoades, titled “American Indians in Cinema: Participation Onscreen and Behind the Scene” on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. in the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Dhani Freeland, Kylie Webb, and two Hood River Valley High School girls relay teams earned finals appearances and podium finishes over the weekend at the OSAA 5A state swimming championships at Mt. Hood Community College.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
It’s all things avian at the Columbia Center for the Arts, where the upcoming Fine Feathered Friends exhibition during the month of March will feature art and events all related to birds.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Library Foundation invites you to eat, drink and be merry in the library at the fifth annual Feast of Words, their annual gala fundraiser, on Saturday, March 7, from 6-9 p.m. The event will include exquisite desserts and savory appetizers, local wine and beer, and live music in the beautiful downtown Hood River Library.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
AP — A small utility plans a $2.5 billion water reservoir system near Goldendale as a way to store energy generated by Columbia River Gorge wind farms.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Detectives with the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 37-year-old Tualatin man Feb. 18 after they learned he had come to Skamania County with the alleged intent of transporting a juvenile female back to Oregon to have sexual contact with her.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
In collaboration with the Trust for Public Land (TPL), the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is considering acquiring about 10,000 acres in the Lower Deschutes River Canyon in Wasco County.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Gun enthusiasts of the Columbia River Gorge will soon have a place to let off some steam — or ammunition. Thanks to the efforts of Klickitat County Commissioner Rex Johnston, Klickitat County Engineer Jeff Hunter, and several others, a gun range will be opening in Dallesport this coming summer.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Skamania County EMS and Rescue (SCEMS) responded to a reported motor vehicle collision on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 11:42 a.m. that resulted in the deaths of two West Linn High School students, The Enterprise reports.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
1935 — 80 years ago: With the new fall of snow on Mount Hood last week, skiing conditions on the mountain are now better than they have been all winter, according to Crag Rat Fuller, who, with Bob Barker and “Rusty” Fowler, made the trip from the junction to the Hut on Tilly Jane creek by way of the ride trail last Sunday. Several inches of new snow on top of the semi-ice beneath made skiing fast and delightful.February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Author Peter Stark will be at the Hood River Library on Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. Stark will discuss his book “Astoria: Astor and Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire, A Story of Ambition and Survival on the Early American Frontier.”February 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Columbia Center for the Arts announces a call to artists of the Gorge to submit work for the annual “Best of the Gorge” show this June and July at Columbia Art Gallery. All artists who reside in the Gorge, as well as member artists, are invited to submit work for an exhibit that showcases the best art the Gorge has to offer. Artists must reside in the mid-Columbia region from east of the Sandy River to Goldendale (see www.columbiaarts.org for a map).February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
A welcomed addition to the Hood River Waterfront is quickly taking shape, and with a finish date of the end of February, the new river access at the west end of the Hook will be ready for windsurfers, kayakers and stand-up-paddlers who come out of the woodwork in droves as winter winds down and the river-recreation season rapidly approaches.February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Parkdale Elementary School is teaming up with Missoula Children’s Theatre! Audiences will skip down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy and her friends when the MCT and more than 45 local students perform an original musical adaptation of the timeless favorite, The Wizard of Oz.February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Melodi Johnson is recognizable as the wife of Rep. Mark Johnson, R-Hood River. After all, her face adorned his campaign fliers during the last election cycle, too (definitely not her idea), and she is often seen at a variety of events, either alone or with her husband.February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
One of the newest additions to the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office has already been making a name for himself around the department, helping deputies make drug bust after drug bust — and looking pretty adorable in the process.February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Alfonso and Sylvia Delgadillo have enjoyed a steady stream of loyal customers since opening Tropicali Fruit, their Heights-area business serving Mexican-inspired fresh fruit cups, smoothies, juices and sorbets.February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
For the first time in memory, three dramatic productions will take place on the same night in Hood River.February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
My name is Payton Rigert. I am a junior at Hood River Valley High School and currently participating in an internship at the Hood River News.February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Susie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
The Pendleton Buckaroos scored early and often to win a pivotal matchup Tuesday night on their home court against the Hood River Valley varsity boys basketball team. The 72-60 outcome, fueled by Buckaroo Wes Persinger’s game-high 22 points, breaks the tie for the lead and establishes the pecking order in the Columbia River Conference with a week left in regular-season action.February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
With spring weather already in the air, high school athletes are about to gear-up and hit the great outdoors for the final season of the school year. New to the lineup of coaches for Hood River Valley High School, Matt Luchsinger will replace Jon Munk as head varsity boys lacrosse coach.February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Celebrate the wonders of Oregon wine and the people who make it possible in Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine, a traveling exhibition curated by the Oregon Historical Society in collaboration with local history organizations and industry leaders.February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Join Peace Village and the Art of Community, Feb. 26 at the Design Studio of local artist, CJ Rench (1457 Barker Road) for the first of four free workshops to create large-scale paper maiche puppets and costumes for a Procession of Species celebration on Earth Day, April 25.February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Mandated standardized state testing is now officially out of control.February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
John Kitzhaber has cleared out his desk and Gov. Kate Brown faces the tough challenge of picking up the pieces, rebuilding faith and fostering legislation. She’s as able as any public servant in the state and all Oregonians should wish her the best in a time when the state needs steady leadership.February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Many social theorists agree that community life has been transformed by communications technologies. Is community disappearing or strengthening as we gaze at smartphones, video games, online movies, and web pages? How do these technologies both connect and disconnect us? Where online do we engage deeply with friends, family, and neighbors alike?February 21, 2015 midnight read more..
The circumstances surrounding Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s decision to leave office today remain cloudy at best, but the governor made the right move. Kitzhaber was simply a distraction at a time when state lawmakers need focus.February 18, 2015 midnight read more..
1925 — 90 years ago: The Hood River Bakery this week received its fine new truck with special body.February 18, 2015 midnight read more..
As Chief Education Officer, one of my roles is to listen to feedback about what is working well and where there are opportunities to improve our systems to better support students. One of the concerns often voiced as I travel across the state is about over-testing.February 18, 2015 midnight read more..
Mt. Adams is like an old friend to professional photographer Darryl Lloyd, who will present “Time and Change on Mount Adams” Saturday, the next presentation in the Regional History Forum, at the Original Wasco County Courthouse in The Dalles.February 18, 2015 midnight read more..
At the age of 17, Teresa Langen received some devastating news regarding her favorite hobby.February 18, 2015 midnight read more..
BNSF Railway Company announced last Friday that it plans to spend about $189 million this year on capital improvements and system maintenance in Washington.February 18, 2015 midnight read more..
With a 74-64 win Friday night at The Dalles, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team is all but guaranteed an appearance in the 5A state championships; the mission now will shift from simply qualifying for a post-season to earning the best possible ranking going into the tournament, and from simply staying afloat in a rebuilding year to claiming the first Columbia River Conference title in team history.February 18, 2015 midnight read more..
The powerhouse 1A No. 1 ranked Horizon Christian School boys basketball team steamrolled two more opponents over the weekend to conclude its Big Sky Conference schedule with a perfect 14-0 record.February 18, 2015 midnight read more..
Last week we had some remarkable league action on the friendly boards at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes, and when the dust settled a truly eclectic mix of bowlers who shot the most over their averages ended up making our coveted Team of the Week. This particular lineup is particularly special because it’s comprised of three new faces who have never made it beforeFebruary 18, 2015 midnight read more..
Columbia River Gorge Commission executive director Darren Nichols will leave the Commission in April to take on a new role as the Associate Director of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center in Seattle.February 18, 2015 midnight read more..
A Hood River caregiver is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after allegedly stealing well over $10,000 from a female patient of hers over a period of three years.February 18, 2015 midnight read more..
History came alive last Friday in the AP U.S. History class at the Hood River Valley High School. Students participated in a Progressive Era dinner party with interactive roles as historical figures.February 18, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School varsity swimmers claimed 15 district titles Saturday on their way to a commanding performance at the 2015 Columbia River Conference swimming championship at the Hood River Aquatic Center.February 18, 2015 midnight read more..
Joy Bell and Lucy McLean have been selected as January Students of the Month by the Hood River Elks Lodge and were presented $100 checks at a recent Lodge meeting. Both are seniors at Hood River Valley High School. They, along with the other monthly winners, will be honored at a banquet on May 31 of this year.February 14, 2015 midnight read more..
The cause of the Jan. 30 fire that destroyed a Westcliff Drive home has been ruled accidental.February 14, 2015 midnight read more..
To say Hood River Valley High School junior Sebastian Barajas, 17, is busy would be an understatement.February 14, 2015 midnight read more..
The state of Oregon has the highest percentage in the U.S. of people seeking non-medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations and new data shows that some schools in Hood River County are above that already high state average.February 14, 2015 midnight read more..
National FFA week is Feb. 15-22 this year and the Hood River Valley FFA Chapter has several activities planned at the local level. The first activity in the community is the “Pass The Pig” fundraiser, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17 beginning at 9 a.m.February 14, 2015 midnight read more..
A selection of Hood River’s toughest young wrestlers were in Parkrose last weekend for the 2015 Oregon Wrestling Association Kids State Folkstlye Championships. After the full day of wrestling, eight local boys found themselves on the podium and two were hailed state champions.February 14, 2015 midnight read more..
The Teacup Nordic Junior Racing Team is a cross-country skiing team that trains regularly at Teacup Lake Nordic Club on Mount Hood. The team trains year-round to race at Junior National Qualifier races around the Pacific Northwest. By earning five qualifying times, an individual can join the Pacific Northwest all-star team and compete at Junior Nationals in Truckee, Calif.February 14, 2015 midnight read more..
Tim Furlong and Joyce Ebersole took top honors over the last few weeks at Orchard Lanes, as you’ll read in this combined report from league action in the last week of January and the first week of February.February 14, 2015 midnight read more..
A U.S. District Court judge has ordered a permanent injunction against Hood River businessman James Cole, who has been accused by the federal government of selling “adulterated” and “unapproved” dietary supplements under his company Maxam Nutraceutics.February 14, 2015 midnight read more..
A Bend man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a Portland woman that occurred in 2009 west of Cascade Locks. Stephen Wagner Nichols, 40, was arrested Feb. 12 at the San Francisco Airport for allegedly murdering Rhonda Kristen Casto, who was 23 when she died Monday, March 16, 2009 on the popular Eagle Creek Trail.February 13, 2015 4:50 p.m. read more..
Instructor Paul Kuiper offers a class to help farmers and orchardists communicate with their Spanish-speaking employees.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
In their final tournament of the season before this weekend’s 5A Special District 4 Championships (Friday afternoon and all day Saturday in Hood River), Hood River Valley High School varsity wrestlers traveled to Oregon City on Saturday for a nine-team tournament.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
A thrilling Columbia River Conference matchup between league title contenders Hood River Valley and Pendleton resembled the intensity and atmosphere of the state finals, with a near capacity Vannet Court crowd providing the Eagles an emotional boost as they took on the No. 12 ranked Buckaroos.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Six Hood River Valley High School wrestlers traveled to Cottage Grove High School on Saturday for the annual Oregon womens state wrestling qualifier, and after a full day of wrestling, the Eagles had two champions, five state qualifiers and a new trophy hailing them the top female high school wrestling team in the state for the 2014-15 season.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School senior Patrick Crompton has been selected as one of 16 Oregon high school football players to be honored next month as a top scholar athlete at the 54th annual Portland Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame awards banquet.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
The folks at pFriem will have plenty to tell Zwickelmania visitors this weekend.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
My mother and I hopped off the plane in New Delhi, India, and were submerged into a new world. The sun beat down on our skin at 110 degrees and our ears filled with sounds of cars honking and loud voices speaking a language we didn’t know. It was only a tad different from Hood River. A slight breeze in India feels like a miracle, whereas a breeze in Oregon is a reason to bundle up more.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Poco as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
The Wizard of Oz will be performed at Parkdale Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley Nordic team traveled to Bend over the weekend, where it found enough snow to continue the season’s OHSNO league race series. The race was originally scheduled for Mt. Hood, and was planned to be a “Pursuit” style race with both classic and skate legs, but the lack of snowpack and dire weather predictions forced a move to central Oregon, where the mountains have a bit more snow.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
The 1A No. 1 ranked Horizon Christian School varsity boys basketball team continued to dominate the Big Sky Conference as it notched two more wins last week to extend their conference win streak to 44 games. Horizon (11-0 Big Sky, 19-3 overall) won 58-25 Friday at Arlington (1-10, 3-18), followed by a 54-45 come-from-behind home win Saturday over the No. 11 ranked Dufur Rangers (9-2, 13-7).February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Zwickelmania is the annual one-day event in Oregon, this year on Feb. 14, when breweries open their doors to casual and hardcore beer fans from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 100 breweries, both big and small, are participating with meet-the-brewer events and beer samples.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
A unique R&B-soul band is coming to Hood River on Friday, Feb. 13, and even if you’re superstitious, we should be treating this show like it’s our lucky day.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
The unseasonably warm weather we’ve seen points us even earlier than usual toward spring.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Education Foundation has awarded more than $12,000 in grants to Hood River County School District educators to fund innovative approaches to education. Hood River Valley High School was the big winner with seven grants selected for funding. Those grants will provide microscopes, a ceramics kiln, videography equipment, art supplies, and classroom library books.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum officials said thanks go to Consolidated Aircraft Coatings for their donation of polyfiber aircraft covering materials to help complete its most recent airplane restoration project.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Signs and signals are everywhere that 2014 is behind me and the New Year has formally arrived. Bank statements recapping last year’s paltry interest earnings arrive in the mail box; I no longer write “2014” on dated material; and it’s time, once again, to recap the previous year’s reading history.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
When evacuation orders were issued in April of 1942, Kenjiro and Kay Kida, along with their son George, were farming, raising cattle, and growing fruit on their family operated ranch outside of White Salmon.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
1915 — 100 years ago: Assuming that in the near future the present fertile farms of Western Oregon will be in urgent need of fertilizing materials, State Engineer Lewis has recommended some action to be taken to make use of the great kelp beds along the Oregon coast in order to save the enormous amount of potash which is annually going to waste.February 11, 2015 midnight read more..
The 2015 Oregon Regular Legislative Session began on Monday in Salem and Hood River Republican legislators Sen. Chuck Thomsen and Rep. Mark Johnson are gearing up to promote their bills while also facing a Democratic majority in both the House and the Senate.February 7, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Supply held its 65th annual meeting on Feb. 3 at the Pine Grove Grange. The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman John Wells. President/CEO Pat McAllister reported on the past years audited financial results for the fiscal year ending on Sept. 30, 2014.February 7, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Planning Commission will hold a hearing next week to decide whether it should amend an “unusual” zoning ordinance that currently does not allow the Board of County Commissioners to modify land use decisions made by the planning commission.February 7, 2015 midnight read more..
A recent visit to Eugene took me to some interesting intersections, figuratively and literally.February 7, 2015 midnight read more..
The amenities and upgrades on State Street are visible now that the Urban Renewal streetscape project is done: new pavement, better and wider sidewalks, underground utilities, landscaping, and pedestrian plazas featuring benches, drinking fountains, and more.February 7, 2015 midnight read more..
The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum officials said thanks go to Consolidated Aircraft Coatings for their donation of polyfiber aircraft covering materials to help complete itsmost recent airplane restoration project.February 7, 2015 midnight read more..
JAN. 31, 2015: Erik Broms was climbing down from the summit of Mount Hood Saturday morning when two climbers roped together came plummeting down the mountain, right at him.February 7, 2015 midnight read more..
Collete Zack will soon trade the blue and gold of the Hood River Valley Eagles for the green and yellow of the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. Zach, a senior at HRVHS, signed a letter of intent Wednesday – National Signing Day — to play soccer for the D2 school in Arcata, Calif.February 7, 2015 midnight read more..
Dan Spatz was named as the new Executive Director of the Hood River County Education Foundation, the board announced Monday. On Feb. 8 Spatz will step down from his post as Chief Institutional Advancement Officer and Executive Director of the CGCC Foundation at Columbia Gorge Community College. Spatz will begin his new, part-time, HRCEF position on Feb. 9.February 4, 2015 midnight read more..
On a chilly morning last October, I awakened with a start, hardly realizing where I was.February 4, 2015 midnight read more..
Collete Vacations will present a slideshow and information on two upcoming tours coordinated by Hood River native and Providence Auxiliary Volunteer past president Kay Lincoln.February 4, 2015 midnight read more..
Young ladies and older ladies and their fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and male mentors are invited to an evening designed to celebrate the importance of these special relationships. The Third Annual Columbia Gorge Young Life Father/Daughter dance will take place on Saturday Feb. 21, from 6-8 p.m. at the Hood River Elks Club at 3rd St. and Cascade Avenue.February 4, 2015 midnight read more..
Driverless cars may be a thing of the future, but do we need more clueless voters?February 4, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team is enjoying one of its finest seasons ever.February 4, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley wrestling had four top-five placers and finished fifth overall in the 18-team Elks Memorial Invitational tournament over the weekend at HRVHS. Highlighting the all-day affair for the Eagles were Jason Shaner, Christian Marquez, Junior Manzo and Steven Swafford, who placed third, first, sixth and fourth, respectively.February 4, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River County created the new post of code enforcement coordinator last fall, and on Oct. 1, 2014, Julie Salcido took on the task of managing the intake, investigation and resolution of various land use, health and safety ordinances within the county, not including the cities of Hood River or Cascade Locks.February 4, 2015 midnight read more..
1915 — 100 years ago: If present plans to do not miscarry, Oregon will in a short time be listed among the important sugar-producing states of the Union.February 4, 2015 midnight read more..
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