Got News? How to get your item into the newspaper

It’s easy to submit your news item to the Hood River News.

Engagements, anniversaries, and weddings:; attach jpg photos with credit where applicable. Births can be submitted to the same address.

All of these items run Wednesdays only, unless the timing of an anniversary requires Saturday publication.

Happenings: Non-profit groups can share their information about events. Send them to Trisha Walker at As space allows, Happenings run in the Saturday and Wednesday editions.

Church news can be sent to; concerts, special services, speakers, or sermon series are welcome; jpg photos may also be attached. Church notes are almost always limited to the Saturday edition.

Entertainment: non-profits are encouraged to send us their information on concerts, speakers or other events, to or Jim Drake at Entertainment Update runs each issue.

Classtime: Items about higher education scholastic accomplishments are also welcome at hrnews There is no charge for any of these, but they are subject to editing.

Sports items should go to Ben Mitchell at

Obituaries: Contact Esther Smith,; the News charges $30 per obituary, no length limit, photos included. For all inquiries about submitting an item, call the newsroom at 541-386-1234.

Letters to the editor of a “thank you” nature are generally not published on the Viewpoint page, but these can be sent for use in Neighbors, to

Neighbors is a source of information about unusual events, acts of generosity, community outreach, personal achievements, and more.

General news inquiries may be directed to reporter Patrick Mulvihill at or Kirby Neumann-Rea at

Our letters policy:

We call it “Our Readers Write,” because we believe in the importance of participation by those who use the Hood River News. Letters can be no longer than 350 words, must come with a signature or writer’s name and hometown, and are subject to rejection based on malicious or clearly inaccurate content, or if they are evidently a mass mailing or political boilerplate. (Our full letters policy was published on page A5 of our Dec. 31 edition.)

In the last half of 2014, we published a number of reminders that, come 2015, Hood River News would rigorously enforce the 350-word limit, and we reiterate now that letters more than 350 words will be returned to the writer.

Letters, and any other item, may be mailed, emailed, or hand-delivered.

Hood River News is located at 409 State Str., Sixth and State streets.

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