Teenagers spending time in the beer aisle Thursday was behavior somewhat unusual, yet healthful.January 31, 2015 midnight read more..
Teenagers spending time in the beer aisle Thursday was behavior somewhat unusual, yet healthful.January 31, 2015 midnight read more..
A gauntlet has been thrown! Hood River County Library District has been issued a Million Page Challenge by the Pendleton Public Library and a combined team of the Harney & Lake County Libraries. This three-way race is to see which library’s patrons can reach one million pages first. With help from patrons, Hood River County could win.January 31, 2015 midnight read more..
Football fans around Oregon are gearing up for this weekend’s Super Bowl match-up on Sunday as our neighbors to the north defend their title in the big event.January 31, 2015 midnight read more..
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge held its annual mentor appreciation lunch on Jan. 24 at Spooky’s Pizza in The Dalles in honor of National Mentoring Month.January 31, 2015 midnight read more..
One Community Health is offering uninsured children free medical and dental checkups on Thursday, Feb. 12, as part of National Give Kids a Smile Day.January 31, 2015 midnight read more..
For Babe Ruth, players can register every Wednesday night at the Hood River Valley High School indoor hitting facility (next to HRV baseball’s home field) from 7:30-9 p.m. A copy of your player’s birth certificate is needed at registration. The fee this year is $90. For more information e-mail David Hough at: Yzhough@yahoo.com.January 31, 2015 midnight read more..
Hats off to our Team of the Week bowlers who rolled the most over their averages in last week’s league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Once again we have a nice mix of bowlers — some new, some household names and all of them on fire.January 31, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School varsity girls swim team sent a clear statement last weekend that it is intent on reclaiming the Columbia River Conference title — after losing it last year to Pendleton — and making waves at the 5A State Championships. At the annual Hood River Invitational Saturday, the girls claimed the team title and beat the next closest CRC finisher, Pendleton (4th place) by more than 100 points.January 31, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School will be one of just two locations on the west coast to host a special girls’ wrestling clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 4 as part of USA Wrestling’s goal of raising awareness and participation in female wrestling across the country.January 31, 2015 midnight read more..
Eight Robotics teams from Hood River Valley High School — along with two each from Hood River Middle School and Wy’east Middle School — are competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Tournament in The Dalles today, Jan. 31, at The Dalles Middle School.January 31, 2015 midnight read more..
The Regular Session of the Oregon State Legislature opens Feb. 2 — Groundhog’s Day! — and Hood River legislators Rep. Mark Johnson and Sen. Chuck Thomsen have sponsored a total of over a dozen bills for the upcoming session.January 31, 2015 midnight read more..
The loss appears total in Friday morning’s house fire at 3578 Westcliff Dr., owned by Michael and Suzanne Maurer. They shared the home with their daughter and granddaughter, and all are safe. Westside and Hood River fire departments and Wy’east Fire District responded to the blaze starting at around 5 a.m., about a half-mile east of exit 62. The home and garage, including vehicles, were destroyedJanuary 31, 2015 midnight read more..
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden listened to several Hood River residents as they told about how they came to the U.S., how current immigration laws affect them, and what they would like him to do to help improve their lives and strengthen our community.January 31, 2015 midnight read more..
With support from Northwest Solar Communities, Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to Gorge homeowners in Klickitat, Skamania, Wasco and Hood River counties.January 28, 2015 midnight read more..
Counties that have federal forestland within their borders recently received some bad news after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that this year’s federal timber payments to counties would be drastically reduced due to Congress’ failure to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools Act.January 28, 2015 midnight read more..
A relentless onslaught of aggressive full-court pressure and a late-game rally that included 33 points in the fourth quarter gave the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team a season-defining win Friday night at Pendleton.January 28, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Chamber of Commerce members gathered at the Columbia Gorge Hotel on Friday for the group’s annual Membership Appreciation dinner. Many members came decked out in their formal best in keeping with the evening’s prom theme.January 28, 2015 midnight read more..
On the morning of Dec. 1, seven of us and our driver piled into our rented Land Cruiser, including Jagat Lama and his two top associates, Chet and Chaundra, and the Kumari clinic pharmacist, in Kathmandu to visit his young son who was ill.January 28, 2015 midnight read more..
Nuestra Comunidad Sana, a program of The Next Door, brings Community Health Worker (CHW) Training to the Gorge. Participants who complete the rigorous 90 hour course requirements are eligible for certification as CHWs in Oregon.January 28, 2015 midnight read more..
The Oregon Employment Department released its unemployment numbers for the month of December this week and though it lost well over a 100 jobs compared to last year, Hood River County still has the lowest unemployment rate in the state.January 28, 2015 midnight read more..
Starting in the early 1840s, whispers of a new territory rich with opportunity were beginning to reach the ears of those living in the east. Its name was Oregon, and it promised a fresh start for whomever dared make the journey west. It was the start of a mass exodus. Brave settlers craving better lives took their fates into their own hands, packed what they could into covered wagons, and left their old lives behind. They knew what they sought would be dangerous to obtain, and that many would not survive. But they were determined to fulfill their dreams, or to die trying.January 28, 2015 midnight read more..
1915: The first shipment of Northwest apples to be made by way of the Panama Canal arrived in New York last week and was unloaded in the pink of condition.January 28, 2015 midnight read more..
To those living near the Columbia River, Parkdale seems a long ways to drive home to, but to those living at the base of Mt. Hood, this community is a special place not only for its beauty, but also in the closeness of friends and neighbors.January 28, 2015 midnight read more..
Sisters Abby and Johanna Walker have won the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers (SDOP) 2015 Junior Awards in their respective age groups, announced SDOP Junior Award Committee Chair Maryjane Davey earlier this month.January 24, 2015 midnight read more..
Singers are invited to come and see what being a Sweet Adeline is all about on Jan. 27.January 24, 2015 midnight read more..
Two years ago, in this space, I was happy to report on the Leos first Saturday collection of deposit bottles and cans in the Rosauers’ parking lot. At that time, the project had collected 400,000 containers since its beginning in 2009. Now, two years later, I am happy to report that the Leos are still collecting beverage containers and those nickel deposits continue to add up. This month, the Leos surpassed 700,000 containers. That’s $35,000 worth of nickels — every dollar going back to local groups and activities in our community.January 24, 2015 midnight read more..
Checking the Hood River Bridge lift cables for strength and alignment is a timely metaphor for a political process, about to begin, that spans the Columbia River. Rep. John Huffman (R-The Dalles), has recently introduced a bill he hopes will boost both the act’s and the commission’s profiles with his colleagues in the State Legislature and help support the commission as it struggles to obtain enough funding to adequately carry out its federally-mandated duties (story, page A1).January 24, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River Bridge’s lift span has not been setting correctly and an engineering firm contracted with the Port of Hood River believes it has discovered why.January 24, 2015 midnight read more..
Lucy McLean continued her run of dominance in high school ski racing last weekend with another first place finish in Mt. Hood Ski League slalom action Sunday at Mt. Hood Meadows. The win — her fourth consecutive first-place finish this season – propelled the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls ski team to an overall win for a third straight time.January 24, 2015 midnight read more..
Steelheading this time of year is a challenging sport. After all, how many people think about fishing in the middle of the winter? Dealing with the rain, hail, snow, and cold rivers that fluctuate from muddy-to-clear, depending on the ever-changing weather conditions, is what makes this sport difficult for some and exciting to others. The rewards can be great (if you dress for the occasion) big hard fighting fish and scenery that at times can be breathtaking.January 24, 2015 midnight read more..
Matthew Joyce opened Freshies Bagels and Juice on Nov. 1, 2014 — without any previous knowledge of baking — and business is booming. Located in the former Hood River Bagel Co. store, earnings are up 25 percent over the last eight months than in all 12 months of the previous year.January 24, 2015 midnight read more..
Feb. 20 — Second annual Aporkalypse Now, 6 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars. A benefit for Helping Hands Against Violence pitting local chefs against each other in judged bacon recipes. Entertainment includes a bacon eating contest.January 24, 2015 midnight read more..
The winter holiday season has been a blur of Nutcracker practices and performances, charity fund raisers, shopping for gifts and food, cooking and cleaning. Add to that all the family meals and holiday visitors and my five weeks of vacation was overflowing with the basic elements of happiness, sharing, caring and service with loved ones.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
1915 — 100 years ago: The three boats of the Oregon River Transportation Company will resume service between Portland and The Dalles, if a deal pending between the Open River company and the Willamette & Columbia River Towing Company is closed.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
It’s been said that certain individuals have a “heart of gold.” These people make a difference and enrich the community through their good works and selfless dedication. They act from the heart and are driven to help others.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
A call for public input on a plan to develop a county park around Punchbowl Falls has been warmly received by area residents, hundreds of which have already provided feedback on what the future should hold for the popular waterfall near Dee.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School wrestling had an action packed weekend in Central Oregon, competing in a double dual against Summit and Redmond Thursday night at Summit, then sleeping on the mats in Redmond and waking up to the two-day 2015 Oregon Wrestling Classic at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds, where the Eagles wrestled three dual meets Friday and two more on Saturday.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
In a rare, if not unprecedented, distinction for Hood River Valley High School basketball, senior Kelsey Wells is one of 25 girls from across the state named on the list of candidates being considered for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American Game, set to take place April 1 at Chicago’s United Center.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
HRV girls: It might not have been pretty, but Friday’s 39-37 overtime road win against Vancouver’s Heritage High was a much-needed shift in momentum for the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls basketball team as it heads into the start of Columbia River Conference play.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
My mother Jyl (pictured above) was an innovative and audacious cook way back before it was cool.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
It is hard to believe that 10 years ago a horrible plane crash claimed the lives of three young men from the Hood River community: my husband Chris Jones, who owned Son-Rise Development, Paul Linck, the pilot of our plane, and Brook Campbell, who owned Rockin’ the Gorge, a local drywall company.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Standing at the bottom of canyon walls that tower hundreds of feet above the river, staring at a maelstrom of whitewater knowing that it would be the biggest rapid we had ever run, and having been told that there was no way to walk around the exploding chaos named Shapalmonte, we studied the rapid intently while walking back to our kayaks.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
THE DALLES—Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents Culture a la Carte, an evening presentation on the topic of Braceros of the Pacific Northwest, Saturday, Jan. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy an optional dinner for $15, served at 6 p.m., followed by the free presentation at 7 p.m.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River County Library District is candidates to run for its Board of Directors. The District was created by a vote of the citizens of Hood River County on Nov. 2, 2010, following the closure of the Hood River County Library, a department of Hood River County.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
The City of Hood River and Hood River County School District have vacancies on a variety of committees:January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
A powerhouse Horizon Christian School boys varsity basketball team steamrolled two opponents over the weekend by a combined total of 45 points to remain undefeated in both the Big Sky Conference (5-0) and in the OSAA’s Class 1A level (8-0).January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River’s Orchard Lanes was the place to be last week. Bowling league action never ceases to amaze, and this Team of the Week is comprised of a perfect representation of our best keglers, regulars and new faces who are basking in the limelight for the first time.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Join your friends and neighbors in the Gorge by tracking each species you count in both Hood River County and Klickitat County throughout 2015, now through Dec. 31, 2015.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Black ice is believed to be the cause of a freeway pileup involving more than a dozen tractor-trailers that left 12 people injured Saturday in eastern Oregon, police said.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
On Jan. 6, Governor John Kitzhaber presented an Oregon Film & Television Office’s Annual Governor’s Award in the category of “Film Advocate,” to the Mt. Hood National Forest for its involvement and support of the filming of the major motion picture, “Wild.”January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
No matter where you live in Hood River County, opportunities to serve are right at hand.January 21, 2015 midnight read more..
“Let’s Cook Up a Meal Plan” will be offered on Tuesday, Feb. 3 starting at 6 p.m. in the Hood River County Extension Annex meeting room, 2990 Experiment Station Dr. (turn just south of Your Party and Rental Center).January 17, 2015 midnight read more..
Back bigger and better than ever, the Gorge Roller Girls are gearing up for their first bout of the 2015 season, and if momentum amassed over the last couple years is any indication, next weekend’s double-header should be an exciting way to spend a Saturday night.January 17, 2015 midnight read more..
Dennis McCauley, principal at Mid Valley Elementary, announced last week that he will be retiring from the Hood River County School District at the end of the school year.January 17, 2015 midnight read more..
A big award and official retirement.January 17, 2015 midnight read more..
Ron Dunn knows a lot of people.January 17, 2015 midnight read more..
Cascade Locks took another step forward this week to bring Nestlé to the city by approving an application for a transfer of water rights that will ultimately help supply spring water for a proposed water bottling plant.January 17, 2015 midnight read more..
With a running total of 857 points scored in 13 games, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team is currently the highest-scoring 5A lineup in the state (as of Tuesday); No. 2 ranked Summit is the second highest with 791.January 14, 2015 midnight read more..
AnnElise Acosta and Ibette Sanchez have been selected as December Students of the Month and were presented checks for $100 at the Elks Lodge weekly meeting.January 14, 2015 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Roxy as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:January 14, 2015 midnight read more..
1915 — 100 years ago: Hood River has all the facilities of becoming a popular winter and summer resort was the opinion expressed by William McMurray, general passenger agent of the OWR&N upon return from Mount Hood Lodge.January 14, 2015 midnight read more..
Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a new management plan for Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge.January 14, 2015 midnight read more..
On Jan. 5, at approximately 6 a.m., Oregon State Patrol troopers from The Dalles Area Command were dispatched to Interstate 84 approximately 10 miles east of Arlington to check on a male subject who was reported to be walking down the middle of the freeway.January 14, 2015 midnight read more..
The story in the news last week on the upcoming auditions for the CAST production of “Good People” prompted me to contact director Judie Hanel and ask her a few questions on a topic I know very little about: auditioning for a play.January 14, 2015 midnight read more..
The cowardly massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris put me in an uncomfortably reflective mood last week.January 14, 2015 midnight read more..
The biggest disagreements and loudest voices got most of the attention during this last session of Congress, from filibusters to failed websites, immigration to ISIL.January 14, 2015 midnight read more..
My name is Janna Hoehn. I am a 25 year resident of Maui, Hawaii. Six years ago, my husband and I made our first trip to Washington, D.C. Because Vietnam was the war that was going on while I was in high school, the first memorial on my list was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.January 14, 2015 midnight read more..
The two squads will go head-to-head in a contest of strength and strategy.January 14, 2015 midnight read more..
Families and robot lovers of all ages are invited to watch the fun at the Columbia Gorge First Tech Challenge (FTC) Tournament on Jan. 31 at The Dalles Middle School (1100 E. 12th St.).January 14, 2015 midnight read more..
Contemporary American culture is commonly portrayed as death-denying or death-defying.January 14, 2015 midnight read more..
Would you like to get a jump start on the Friends of the Hood River County Library’s 2015 Hood River County Reads book?January 14, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Police spent an hour combing a Heights neighborhood early Friday morning following reports of car prowls along June and Pine streets between Fifth and Seventh.January 10, 2015 midnight read more..
pFriem Family Brewers hosts “Oregon Breweries” author Brian Yeager for lunch, book signing and question and answer, starting at noon Sunday.January 10, 2015 midnight read more..
THE DALLES — Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents Culture a la Carte, an evening presentation on the topic of Braceros of the Pacific Northwest, Saturday, Jan. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy an optional dinner for $15, served at 6 p.m., followed by the free presentation at 7 p.m.January 10, 2015 midnight read more..
Auditions for “Good People,” David Lindsay-Abaire’s tough and tender new play about the insurmountable divide between those who make it and those who don’t, are scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 18, from 1-3 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave. in Hood River.January 10, 2015 midnight read more..
Last Tuesday morning, I read the news on Google. The new crop of House Representatives would be sworn in that day. Republicans are now the majority in both houses. I read the transcript of the speech of House Speaker John Boehner. He wasted no time mentioning the imminent battle for passage of the Keystone XL pipeline. He mentioned the 94,000 jobs that would be created. An impressive number, if you ignore that these would be temporary jobs. He brought up the “job killing” oppression of Obamacare. Much of the speech was dedicated to American jobs.January 10, 2015 midnight read more..
The business of transition involved hugs and handshakes, cake, and checks to sign as city and county elected officials formally took office on Monday.January 7, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School wrestlers stayed busy over the winter break, traveling to Reno for the three-day Tournament of Champions before Christmas and to Westview High last week to close out 2014 with the annual Northwest Duals, which pitted 28 teams against one another for two full days of combat.January 7, 2015 midnight read more..
Lucy McLean successfully defended her (unofficial) title as “Queen of the Cato Race” Saturday at Timberline Lodge, where the Hood River Valley High School senior blew away the competition to win the varsity girls race for a fourth consecutive year. Also defending his title, senior Austin Keillor posted the fastest time of the day to win the varsity boys race for his second year.January 7, 2015 midnight read more..
December was service project month at Parkdale Elementary School, and 30 Hood River Care Center residents were the recipients of concentrated holiday cheerJanuary 7, 2015 midnight read more..
Plenty of people let their hair down or let a seam out as they celebrated over the holidays.January 7, 2015 midnight read more..
During the month of February 2015, the Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library will sponsor our first Community Reads event. The event is named KOOBDOOGA*(“A Good Book” backwards).January 7, 2015 midnight read more..
Family Dinner Project continues this month at Nora’s Table Restaurant.January 7, 2015 midnight read more..
100 years ago: The Transfer and Livery Company this week completed work on the new Heights sewer system, which, in a general way, includes the district west of Twelfth street and south of Pine street. City Water Superintendent Morse says that residents wishing to do so may now connect up with the new system. A septic tank is included in the system to provide for the outflow.January 7, 2015 midnight read more..
In a unique cultural opportunity, Hood River Valley wrestling hosts members of the Japanese National Wrestling Team for a three days next week as part of the 2014 Oregon Wrestling Cultural Exchange program. The group of 13 wrestlers and three coaches will arrive in Hood River on the night of Jan. 10 and will home stay with members of the Hood River Valley High School wrestling team.January 7, 2015 midnight read more..
Portland author Cheryl Hill has been gathering historic photos from the Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry for the past year and is now looking for stories to go along with the photos.January 7, 2015 midnight read more..
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has launched an online community survey at marijuana.oregon.gov asking Oregonians to share their hopes and concerns about the coming legal market for recreational marijuana.January 7, 2015 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education seeks interested district electors in Wasco and Hood River County for consideration to be appointed to a three-year term as a Budget Committee member.January 7, 2015 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge Breastfeeding Coalition has formed a mother-to-mother support group to offer a place to turn during this important time. The group is facilitated by a Certified Lactation Consultant who listens and guides the discussion.January 7, 2015 midnight read more..
When Maryhill Museum of Art opened to the public in 1940, Time magazine called it “the world’s most isolated art museum.” While the surrounding population has grown, Maryhill Museum of Art remains a rural anomaly – a robust cultural institution with an outstanding art collection, vibrant educational programming and an abundance of charm.January 7, 2015 midnight read more..
Imagine for a moment what our students would be learning if the expectations for them did not change with the times. Oregon first adopted educational standards in the early 1900s and since that time Oregonians have understood that our schools had to continually evolve to ensure our youth are prepared to compete and succeed in life after high school. Thankfully, as the knowledge and skills required for successful participation in society and the world economy have shifted, so have Oregon’s targets for student learning.January 7, 2015 midnight read more..
In 2014 I read a poem each day.January 3, 2015 midnight read more..
Land use squabbles, marijuana dispensaries, budget woes, and a historic win for the HRVHS soccer team were just some of the many stories the Hood River news reported on in 2014. Here’s a look back at some of the top stories from each month. Stories are categorized by the month in which they were published.January 3, 2015 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Janni as the program’s adoptable pet of the week and describe her as follows:January 3, 2015 midnight read more..
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