A local land use watchdog group, the Hood River Valley Residents Committee, filed a lawsuit Monday against the U.S. Forest Service over slow action in carrying out a congressionally mandated land exchange with Mt. Hood Meadows.July 29, 2015 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s Gorge Cup race series will have its second-to-last race of the season this weekend in Hood River and will wrap up in less than three weeks.July 29, 2015 midnight read more..
All roads lead to The Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., as state teams from across the country travel to the site of the Cadet/Junior National Wresting Championships. The Oregon Women’s National Team consisted of eleven girls from all around the state of Oregon.July 29, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River Senior Federal 14U baseball team concluded its fantastic season by winning the Oregon State Junior Baseball Organization Tournament this past week.July 29, 2015 midnight read more..
Seasonally adjusted unemployment held steady through June — Hood River County remained statewide champion with a 4.3 percent ranking as Oregon’s lowest county, and Wasco County’s 5.3 percent weighed in at seventh place.July 29, 2015 midnight read more..
TROUT LAKE — The Mt. Adams Institute, based in Trout Lake, Wash., was awarded over half a million dollars to fund its VetsWork program for military veterans interested in careers in public lands and natural resources management. Funding for the program comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps).July 29, 2015 midnight read more..
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.July 29, 2015 midnight read more..
Church League softball ended another season last week.July 29, 2015 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Ki as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:July 29, 2015 midnight read more..
Mark Steighner, conductor and music director for the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association, says that the many CGOA ensembles are seeking new members for an exciting fall season.July 29, 2015 midnight read more..
Lynn and Dollie Rasmussen are selling Rasmussen’s Farms, but the public will have one last opportunity to see the well-known Pine Grove landmark.July 29, 2015 midnight read more..
United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) allocated funding to 35 local non-profit programs in Klickitat, Hood River, Wasco and Skamania counties at the annual agency social July 23 at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.July 29, 2015 midnight read more..
There weren’t many dry eyes around when the announcement came Saturday that 4-H horse leaders were dedicating the arena at the fairgrounds, renaming it the Frank Herman Arena. It was an emotional experience that left a surprised Frank Herman chocking back a few tears of appreciation himself as he realized what was happening.July 29, 2015 midnight read more..
Eight photos have been selected as winners of the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Awareness photo contest.July 29, 2015 midnight read more..
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort usually asks its patrons to “pray for snow,” but for the month of August, “pray for sun,” would be probably be a better request.July 25, 2015 midnight read more..
The Port of Hood River has “conceptually approved” a Hood River Parks and Recreation District dog park on their waterfront property, just west of the city waste water treatment plant.July 25, 2015 midnight read more..
With one week left in July, we have had an action-packed summer. Warm weather and west winds all spring have made summer feel eternal — no complaints here! The waterfront has been abuzz with fun, community-oriented events that do a great job of celebrating the beautiful place and people we have here in the Gorge.July 25, 2015 midnight read more..
As a child, Diana Blackmon would often hear she saved the best for last, and that’s how she feels about her practice, Reflexology Hood River, located on Sherman Avenue.July 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Riverside Community Church and Bethel United Church of Christ invite community members to join in a spirit-filled worship experience on July 26 near the banks of the Columbia River.July 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Join the Grave Matters Discussion Series for an Advance Directive workshop at the Hood River Library on August 19 at 6 p.m. Learn what an advance directive is, how to complete one, and why it is important to have conversations about end-of-life care, including tips for making the conversation accessible, meaningful, and fun! Registration required.July 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Two brothers accused of murdering a Parkdale man will see trial in mid-February of 2016.July 25, 2015 midnight read more..
There’s no real secret behind Cold Pressed Porter at Stoked Roasters in Hood River — but that doesn’t mean this unique new ale is not deceptive.July 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Courtney Harvey opened Miss O’s Espresso, located in the parking lot of The Boys Pine Grove Grocery, 2375 Highway 35, on March 15, 2015.July 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Students in Hood River are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway. On Aug. 1, TCC, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., will be donating 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through its annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.July 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River County Fair concludes Saturday, and there is plenty for kids — beyond the ever-popular amusement rides. The fair opens at noon; carnival rides begin at 1 p.m.July 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River is a great place for dogs and dog owners, with plenty of hiking and recreation opportunities and a wonderful dog-friendly attitude exhibited by many local businesses.July 22, 2015 11:08 a.m. read more..
A thunderstorm, violent in its intensity, brought to a temporary end on Tuesday morning the unusual spell of sizzling heat which had prevailed in the Mid-Columbia area for nearly two weeks. Not only was the lightening display awe-inspiring, but the heavy artillery of the heavens discharged salvo after salvo almost simultaneously with the flash, so close to Hood River as the center of the storm, which descended on the lower valley with startling rapidity.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
In the wake of continued above-average high temperatures, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has instituted new fishing regulations to help mitigate the stress on salmon and other fish that has been caused by the heat and low water levels.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
You can count on the Fair for a blue ribbon experience.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
Bear with me a bit as we take a look at how it would be to be confined to a small room.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
Gorge Grown Mobile Farmers’ Market is making a stop at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Center on Fridays from 4-6 p.m. on the south lawn. The next market will be held July 24. Everyone is invited to attend.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
WINGS Program provides housing, job training and support formerly homeless young men and women from the Gorge. WINGS’ next fundraiser is called “Starry Starry Nights” and will be, Aug. 8 at Lakecliff Bed & Breakfast at 5 p.m.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
“We at The Hood River Art Club would like to thank each of you involved in celebrating our 66th Anniversary Exhibit and Reception at the History Museum of Hood River County,” writes club member Gail Kleish.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
Pacific Power is warning its customers and the public of a phone scam targeting utility customers in the Northwest where criminals posing as utility customer service agents are trying to get money and steal personal information.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
Bridgeside is the new name of the former Charburger, a Cascade Locks restaurant with a history stretching over a half-century. The fresh name reflects a new vision for this popular tourist stop, while much will remain the same and be familiar to long-time customers.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners signed multiple resolutions into action at a regular meeting Monday night — most notably, one declared tighter enforcement on oil trains rolling through the Gorge, and one reallocated $7,000 to the County 911 Emergency Dispatch radio system, which police and emergency officials have called “poor to non-existent” in some areas.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
The Goldendale Sentinel reports the Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) is about to launch another initiative to impact STEM education in the Gorge. STEM is the hot acronym of the moment, standing for science, technology, engineering and math. The GTA, a nonprofit trade association focused on supporting the tech industry of the region, is creating a new college scholarship fund for Gorge students pursuing post-secondary STEM degrees.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
Oregon Governor Kate Brown rolled into Hood River Friday morning. Her first stop: CGCC’s Indian Creek Campus, where she signed the affordable college bill, Oregon Promise, and met with local representatives in education.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office has been preparing for the Hood River County Fair for months. This is one of the largest public outreach opportunities for the Sheriff’s Office every year.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Caramello as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
The July 31 prom-birthday party for Lila May Schow, who is about to turn 5, is getting bigger.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River News advertising staff repeated in Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Better Ad ideas awards in judging for 2014, and the news department brought home four prizes including a first place for Best Business and Economic Reporting.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
Two fires, each hard to get to in their own ways, challenged local firefighters in the past week.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
Gretchen Jordan, Coordinator of Volunteers, Oregon Long Term Care Ombudsman, has an opportunity that hasn’t been seen before in Hood River or Wasco counties: A volunteer training to be held in The Dalles Aug. 12-13, Aug. 26-27 and Sept. 10, at a location to be announced.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
Indian Creek Men’s Golf Association offers congratulations to Jake Morgan, the 2015 ICMGA Club Champion. Jake continued his outstanding play on the third day of competition with a 70-stroke game and finished with a three-day total of 212, four strokes under par.July 22, 2015 midnight read more..
It started as a casual conversation. We were spending a long weekend at the coast with some good friends.July 20, 2015 1:33 p.m. read more..
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Fort Dalles Days Pro Rodeo kicked off with the opening round of events that included Hood River cowgirls Crystal Beam and her daughter, Josee, on Wednesday at Milt Tumilson Arena in The Dalles.July 20, 2015 1:24 p.m. read more..
A downtown party like never seen before happens July 31, and the guest of honor will be prom queen and birthday girl Lila May Schow.July 20, 2015 1:10 p.m. read more..
Hood River is a great place for dogs and dog owners, with plenty of hiking and recreation opportunities and a wonderful dog-friendly attitude exhibited by many local businesses.July 20, 2015 1:06 p.m. read more..
At 6:05 p.m. on July 7 the 2015 Oregon Legislative Session came to an end. The final days and hours of a session are filled with the consideration of a huge amount of policy and budget bills that must be passed before the final gavel falls.July 15, 2015 midnight read more..
Late Tuesday evening. Or maybe it’s Wednesday now, because it’s 1:45 a.m. It’s hot. Well, of course it’s hot. We’ve got the windows open in our bedroom, and I’m awake because something as of yet unidentified has woken me up.July 15, 2015 midnight read more..
Oregon Governor Kate Brown will pay Hood River a visit Friday.July 15, 2015 midnight read more..
Walmart, round 3, goes to the City of Hood River.July 15, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River County History Museum is re-orienting following the loss of its executive, as is the Hood River Heritage Council — one board member stepped down citing a need to spend more time volunteering elsewhere, as well as “frustrations” with the council.July 11, 2015 midnight read more..
In the Columbia Gorge, there's certainly a wide variety of outdoor activities available for people to enjoy throughout the summer.July 11, 2015 midnight read more..
On July 6, at about 5:11 p.m., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a motorcycle crash at milepost 68 on Highway 26, east of Government Camp and the Highway 35 junction.July 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Genesis Quezada just turned 16, but she already has four years of business experience under her belt.July 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Volcanic Bottle Shoppe on the Heights hosts a fifth-anniversary party today with plenty of ales to choose from but a special one in honor of the occasion — Volkanische Vijf from Solera Brewery and Everybody’s Brewing.July 11, 2015 midnight read more..
A real good time in real time.July 11, 2015 midnight read more..
This flag stands firm.July 11, 2015 midnight read more..
What do a flat tire, a cloth diaper, a nuclear cooling tower, a gargantuan jug of maple syrup, and a poet’s grave have in common? The answer is “road trip.” On a recent family adventure via a silver Nissan, old memories of trips long past were recalled, and new memories were made.July 8, 2015 midnight read more..
For the second year in a row, CrossFit Hood River Athletes are heading to the annual CrossFit Games in southern California to compete against some of the sport’s best athletes on the planet.July 8, 2015 midnight read more..
There is an ongoing Pertussis (Whooping Cough) outbreak in The Dalles. The North Central Public Health District is urging locals to get vaccinated.July 8, 2015 midnight read more..
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released six million fish from Little White Salmon and Willard National Fish Hatcheries on Wednesday and Thursday — a week earlier than normal.July 8, 2015 midnight read more..
2015 marks the 32nd anniversary of the Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival, and the celebration boasts some of the biggest stars in bluegrass: Sierra Hull, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado. They join The Caleb Klauder Country Band, the Downtown Mountain Boys, North Country Bluegrass and Jim Faddis with Farmstrong beginning July 23-26 when the event hits the Skamania County Fairgrounds in scenic Stevenson, Wash.July 8, 2015 midnight read more..
On July 6, 2013, a train carrying highly flammable oil from the Bakken region derailed and burned in the town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, resulting in explosions so violent that several city blocks were flattened and 47 victims were incinerated, 5 of whom were never found.July 8, 2015 midnight read more..
You don’t need Hood River County’s recent drought declaration to recognize that we’re facing an unusually dry year. With the Hood River running at 39 percent of normal, a nearly non-existent snow pack, and temperatures over 100 degrees in June, everyone has water on their minds.July 8, 2015 midnight read more..
Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Friday, July 17 at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. Organizers are looking for alumni of the program, originally called Leadership for Youth (a.k.a. Chamber Leaders) with students from Hood River Valley, Cascade Locks and Summit (now Horizon) Christian Schools.July 8, 2015 midnight read more..
After some nervous, windless moments on opening competition day, the ’85 Columbia Gorge Pro-Am Speed Slalom was off with a “swoosh” here Saturday. There was plenty of wind Friday for registration and preliminaries, but an edgy group of race arrangers had to wait on the beach Saturday from the 10:30 a.m. scheduled start until 2:30 p.m. for the wind to come up. It was dead calm in the morning but the day was saved by rising winds on a hot July afternoon.July 8, 2015 midnight read more..
The countertop requires a plastic covering, the dishwasher doesn’t work, and you have to lie on your back to light the pilot light to the stove.July 8, 2015 midnight read more..
CAST Theater’s summer play is anything but ordinary — “Next to Normal” covers the dark terrain of mental disorder and family dysfunction, but treads with humor and tenderness.July 8, 2015 midnight read more..
When one of its own needed help with a safe place to live, the Upper Valley community responded with donations, fundraisers and offers of help.July 8, 2015 midnight read more..
Global Sessions, an event and destination management team specializing in event coordination, hosted an Archery Tag tournament on Saturday, June 6 at Hood River’s Waterfront Park. The event was a huge success, with 11 teams raising over $2,000 to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge.July 8, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Museum is once again without an executive — the museum director was terminated the Friday before last.July 8, 2015 midnight read more..
Writers: got an hour or two?July 3, 2015 midnight read more..
I urge you to reconsider Cascade Locks’ plan to enter into a contract with a private corporation to provide hundreds of millions of gallons of water annually to be bottled and sold.July 3, 2015 midnight read more..
“Beautiful Bounty” is a parade theme that well-describes the event itself.July 3, 2015 midnight read more..
City of Hood River, June 2015July 3, 2015 midnight read more..
June 3 to July 1July 3, 2015 midnight read more..
Join in the discussion of funerary rituals and modes of remembering at the Hood River Library on Wednesday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m.July 3, 2015 midnight read more..
On Tuesday, June 30, Governor Brown had a ceremonial signing for two bills that will help families and caregivers play a larger role in a loved one’s mental health care.July 3, 2015 midnight read more..
Part endurance race, part festival, part fundraiser, the 9th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) presented by Patagonia is an action-packed, feel-good event with a goal that lifts everyone’s spirits: help young cancer survivors find hope and healing through outdoor adventure.July 3, 2015 midnight read more..
Like many people who live here, or visit here, I love hiking in the Gorge.July 3, 2015 midnight read more..
A flooding tide, calm ocean and lack of boat traffic made the sometimes rough water between the jetties seem mystically calm as our boat skimmed the salty surface heading west.July 3, 2015 midnight read more..
Kid-friendly programs abound in Hood River County. Here are a few ideas to get you started.July 3, 2015 midnight read more..
The FID Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday declaring an emergency authorizing the district to implement water rotation procedures to address drought conditions.July 3, 2015 midnight read more..
The second annual Solog Festival will return to Parkdale on an August date to be announced, said brewer Jason Kahler of one of two breweries involved in the collabora-fest, Solera Brewery of Parkdale and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales of Hood River. Watch The Ale List for details.July 1, 2015 midnight read more..
A New Orleans man pedaled through the Gorge last Friday — part of a 7,200-mile cross-country bike ride across the United States honoring his wife’s battle with pancreatic cancer.July 1, 2015 midnight read more..
First, a correction: I inadvertently typed the wrong date for the 50-Plus Expo coming to the Hood River County Fair on Senior’s Day in my last column — it will be on July 23, to correlate with the special admission price to the fairgrounds for seniors on that day.July 1, 2015 midnight read more..
Celebrate the world of Mt. Hood single track at Trailgate, hosted by the 44 Trails Association and the Mt. Hood National Forest.July 1, 2015 midnight read more..
“How much money do you have?”July 1, 2015 midnight read more..
With a majority of better than 6 to 1,000 voters of Hood River City endorsed the $60,000 bond issue, proceeds of which are destined to be used for the construction of a swimming pool. The vote was: Yes, 398; No, 61. While the location of the pool has not been definitely decided upon, it is anticipated that a site near the city high school will be selected, and it may be incorporated into a wider plan for a recreation park at the same location.July 1, 2015 midnight read more..
Like flash pots in a stadium rock show, the lighting and thunder impressed with nature’s power Sunday night.July 1, 2015 midnight read more..
Sen. Ron Wyden joked at Saturday’s town hall meeting that “there’s no script, no teleprompters” in his town halls. The Hood River town hall, his 734th, was a wide-ranging forum attended by about 75 people. Wyden discussed trade, education, infrastructure, Medicare reform, foreign policy, oil train transport and many other issues, but when it came to stalled land swap between Mt. Hood Meadows and US Forest Service, Wyden was clearly working without a script.July 1, 2015 midnight read more..
The following is now legal under Oregon law:July 1, 2015 midnight read more..
PORTLAND (AP) — Federal authorities defended their latest plan for mitigating damage to salmon and steelhead imperiled by hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin.July 1, 2015 midnight read more..
Preserving a spectacular view: Cape Horn Waterfall Overlook set in stoneJuly 1, 2015 midnight read more..
I am a Rebel.July 1, 2015 midnight read more..
Do you think Sunday’s thunder storm was loud?July 1, 2015 midnight read more..
The Fourth of July holiday will limit access to several Port of Hood River waterfront properties beginning Friday, July 3 when the Hood River Eyeopeners Lions Club begins setting up its fireworks display just west of the mouth of the Hood River.July 1, 2015 midnight read more..
A new park for the south part of Hood River took one step closer to reality last week.July 1, 2015 midnight read more..
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