Looking for something fun to do this weekend and beyond? Below is a listing of events and activities suitable for — or in support of — children.March 28, 2015 midnight read more..
Looking for something fun to do this weekend and beyond? Below is a listing of events and activities suitable for — or in support of — children.March 28, 2015 midnight read more..
Knead Bakery at Fifth and Cascade has a new owner, and soon a new name.March 28, 2015 midnight read more..
The last time the News wrote about Mt. Hood’s snowpack was Feb. 4 of this year, and we, just like many others in the region, were hopeful that the typically prodigious snowfall months of February and March would help turn around what had been a dismal winter recreation season.March 28, 2015 midnight read more..
You honked at me.March 28, 2015 midnight read more..
The Monday night Industrial League at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes finished its regular season last week and Buntings won the third round. Bowling for Buntings are Milo Prideaux, Bob Mason, Wynn Winfield, Mike Bosse and Erin Mason.March 28, 2015 midnight read more..
A dress never bothered Parkdale Principal Gus Hedberg at least not when it came to singing his own version of the "Frozen" hit "Let it go."March 25, 2015 7:36 p.m. read more..
As soon as the bank told Dee Ashley last Friday that she had to give an eviction notice Monday to a man she’d seen declining for months, she had a gut feeling it would end badly.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Although 2010 Census data show Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, the state remains one of the whitest in the nation. What does the racial integration of place require of us, and how might we prepare to create and embrace this opportunity?March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A blast that killed one man near U.S. Highway 26 between Portland and Mount Hood is believed to have been caused by a mixture that is used to make exploding targets for firearms practice, authorities said Friday.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
The Mount Hood National Forest is accepting comments on a U.S. Geological Survey–Cascades Volcano Observatory proposal to install four volcano monitoring stations on the upper flanks of Mount Hood. The unmanned remote monitoring stations would be located in the Wilderness area, occupying a total of 105 square feet of land. These proposed stations would be constructed with minimal impact on the environment, located away from trails, and painted to blend in with the surroundings.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
A unique marriage of film and music arrives Saturday night with the screening of four c. 1917 Charlie Chaplin silent films accompanied by local musicians performing traditional and newly-written music. The Hapa Hillbillies will perform along with the films in the 7:30 p.m. all-ages show at Columbia Center for the Arts (details below).March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Japanese guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto will take you on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility at the Hood River Library on Wednesday, April 8, 7 p.m.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River City Council is right to be notching up its tobacco use policy.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
The community is invited to attend Valley Worship Center’s Easter celebration events on Sunday, April 5 at 5780 Hwy. 35 in Mt. Hood. A free Easter Sunday breakfast will be served at 10 a.m., followed by the Easter Celebration Service at 10:45 a.m. with Pastor Don Howell.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
The Fruit Company has designated every Friday as “Fruit Friday” — a time when local customers and visitors can purchase world-renowned orchard fresh fruit at favorable discounted prices.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Hood River County School District announced three new hires Friday, all education leaders from in town. The schools will see a new athletic director at Hood River Valley High School, a new principal at Mid Valley Elementary School and a new district transportation supervisor.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Henkle Middle School in White Salmon held its annual regional Middle School Math competition last weekend, appropriately on Pi Day, 3/14/15.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Wy’east won the Region 4 East Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Tournament, which was held at The Dalles Middle School on Saturday, March 14. The team consists of Kendra Wilkins, Aunika Yasui, Jimena Gonzaga, Nick Arenas, Ethan Happy, and coach David Sacquety, Wy’east reading teacher. Wy’east has won its regional OBOB tournament four times in the past six years.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Each year the Parkdale Elementary School carnival raises funds to help students by providing money for field trips, school assemblies and provides additional funds for music, PE and art programs that the school could otherwise not afford.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
The HRV Fashion Club is searching for 14 to 16 future fashionistas to attend their Tutus and Tyvek Fashion Camp on April 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in at Hood River Valley High School.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
The feud over who will determine the future of Wells Island goes on. City counselors hesitantly passed an ordinance adopting background information and implementing language and map amendments to the city’s comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance conserving Wells Island, but it didn’t go over unanimously. The council voted on the ordinance at Monday’s noon meeting, and passed it 5-2.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge Chapter of Decoding Dyslexia attended the Senate Committee Hearing on Education regarding Senate Bill 612 on March 17. Parents, teachers, students, professionals and elected officials testified at the legislative hearing and supporters of the bill packed hearing room C as well as two overflow rooms.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Hearts of Gold Caregivers recently received the distinguished Best of Home Care Leader in Excellence Award from Home Care Pulse, the leading firm in quality assurance for private duty home care. The Leader in Excellence Award is given annually to the select few home care businesses that consistently ranked among the highest in 18 or more quality metrics assessed by Home Care Pulse.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
The Port of Hood River has announced that the Hood River Pedestrian Bridge, spanning the Hood River from the Spit access road to the History Museum lawn, will be closed for two full days March 26 and 27.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
The HRV boys varsity tennis team started their season last week with a bang, defeating Franklin, 5-3, on March 16, and then crushing Gresham, 7-1, two days later (HRV was scheduled to play Century on March 19, but the match was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.)March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Sunday morning brought a unique pre-ride event at Dirty Fingers Cycles on 13th: a blessing of the bicycles.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
After dropping their first two games, including an 11-0 loss to Sandy on Thursday, the Eagles softball team got its first win of the season Saturday against the West Anchorage Eagles from Alaska, trouncing them by a score of 9-2.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
After suffering a heartbreaking overtime loss last Tuesday, the HRV girls lacrosse team wasted no time bouncing back, doubling up Central Catholic, 16-8, during an away game Thursday evening.March 25, 2015 midnight read more..
Dist. 52 Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) has introduced to the Oregon Legislature HB 3027 which creates a specialty license plate with the image of Mt. Hood.March 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Paul Blackburn jokes that he is “seven for seven” in elections — the most recent being Mayor of Hood River in November 2014. He was elected to city council in 2004.March 21, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley girls lacrosse team has been tested early in their season, with their home debut Tuesday evening featuring a contest against the Lincoln Cardinals that was cold, wet, and went right down to the wire.March 21, 2015 midnight read more..
The first track meets of the season can often mean more about getting into shape and measuring athletes’ abilities than they are about posting record times, but after HRV’s meet Wednesday against the Centennial Eagles, Coach Donnie Herniesen was pleased with his squad’s performance right out of the gate.March 21, 2015 midnight read more..
It seems like yesterday I was celebrating birthday number 40, but to me time feels like it’s speeding by at a faster rate. I mean, it seemed like I just blinked my eyes and the last season of Downton Abbey was already wrapping up. What was that, anyway, a total of six weeks?March 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Members of the Celilo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met March 18 at the Hood River Fire Station for their monthly club meeting, honoring two Hood River high school students in the process.March 21, 2015 midnight read more..
As a junior in high school, graduation requirements are on the mind. One thing that is very close at hand is the new standardized state test, Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium or SBAC for short.March 21, 2015 midnight read more..
She stands there, patient, dedicated, and stately, never wavering, save her undesired glacial melting.March 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Spring is in the air and farmers’ market season is just around the corner. There are 9 markets throughout the Gorge preparing to open in the coming months and they need more vendors. People with backyard garden surplus, a few extra dozen eggs, cut flowers, jams and more are a wonderful addition to the market. It can be as simple as harvesting the plums from the tree in your yard and selling them at your local market one week.March 21, 2015 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge Community College board member Stu Watson called for CGCC president Dr. Frank Toda to step down on Tuesday.March 21, 2015 midnight read more..
The old covered bridge north of Parkdale on the Woodruff station road was closed Saturday afternoon by order of the county court. Damage to the east end of the bridge resulted during the recent wind storm and necessitated the closing of the structure, which has spanned the east fork for half a century. The concrete bridge was opened to traffic Wednesday afternoon. The covered bridge may be preserved as a foot bridge, commissioners report.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
The Gorge Literary Journal, a new voice for writers in the Columbia Gorge, is soliciting short original works for publication. Partnering with The Hood River News, selected items will appear in a special newspaper section this summer. There is no financial remuneration for acceptance. All submissions are anonymous (the online submission process connects writers’ names to their pieces after they are accepted).March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
Mid-Columbia Unit 20 of the Oregon Retired Educators Association is offering a $750 scholarship to a third, fourth or fifth year college student as of this coming September, who aspires to become a teacher and is attending an Oregon school.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
After nearly three months of the application and review process, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) has selected their national and regional affiliate award winners for the 2015 Award for Aspirations in Computing.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
HOOD RIVER, OREGON — Decoding Dyslexia-Columbia Gorge sets sail to our state’s capitol on March 17 to testify and bear witness of the legislative hearing for Senate Bill 612.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
My husband and I enjoyed yet another year celebrating the Hood River Library and its role in our community March 7 during the Feast of Words fundraiser.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
Each spring for 10 years now, a vast media conspiracy has rolled across the hills and plains of this nation. Journalists of every stripe – cartoonists to commentators to hard news reporters – have been in on it. And not just journalists, but politicians, educators and librarians, as well as members of nonprofits and civic groups.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
The Washington Department of Ecology recently delivered the final oil transportation study to state legislators outlining key recommendations to improve public safety in response to the rapid increase of oil transportation through Washington.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
The City of White Salmon has issued an enforcement letter to the owner of two lots on the south side of downtown Jewett Boulevard to abate the dangerous conditions and public nuisances that exist on the properties.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
The Bingen City Council is considering an ordinance that would make overuse of water in circumstances of drought or water shortage punishable by fine or even jail time.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
On March 11, 2015, deputies arrested 24 year old Gerardo Morales of Parkdale for multiple sex offenses involving a minor. In the past, Morales has worked with youth in the community through various sports and youth group programs.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
The May 19 Special Districts election will call on voters to choose who will lead the boards and commissions that oversee special taxing districts all over the county, including several that cover the entire county.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
On March 15, schools from Hood River, Sherman, and Wasco counties competed in the Region 4 East Tournament of Oregon Battle of the Books at The Dalles Middle School.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Phoebe as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
I would like to give you a brief history of the Ted Webber Scholarship— why it was established — what it has been doing— and what is its future.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
The Hood River County board of commissioners will meet for a special work session at 5 pm Thursday March 19 to approve or deny designs for a county park at Punchbowl Falls, a waterfall near Dee. If approved, the county would apply for an Oregon state park grant.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
A mid-game rally bolstered by solid pitching from Hood River Valley’s freshmen wasn’t enough for the Eagles to get a win in their home-opener against Gresham Monday night, falling to the Bulldogs, 10-4. The score on paper, though, didn’t accurately reflect how well the Eagles performed for the majority of the non-league contest.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
Two local water polo players were selected to represent the Pacific Northwest Zone at the 2015 Olympic Development Program Championships held this year in Riverside, Calif.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
I landed my first steelhead, a summer run fish, while casting and still fishing/plunking a Spin N Glo lure into the Columbia River from a beach near Woodland Washington. It was later, after a friend suggested I try for winter steelhead on the Sandy River, that I tried my luck on a mid-size stream.March 18, 2015 midnight read more..
Little Feet Cooperative Preschool, Hood River’s only cooperative preschool, has started its annual plant sale fundraiser. Planters, annuals, perennials, vegetable starts and herbs sourced from local nurseries are available for pre-order. Order deadline is April 3.March 14, 2015 midnight read more..
Each year, the President of the United States proclaims the month of March as Red Cross Month to honor the lifesaving work the organization does throughout the year. Show your support and celebrate with us by donating blood and asking a friend to do the same.March 14, 2015 midnight read more..
After nearly a year in executive limbo, the History Museum of Hood River County found a new director in Megan Shuemate. The Wisconsin native comes to the job with enthusiasm, experience and a drive to put the museum back on the public radar.March 14, 2015 midnight read more..
Wanted: water, sanitation, port and transportation directors.March 14, 2015 midnight read more..
Every high school student has a talent, something interesting about them, or perhaps a little quirk to them. Some students are talented in math, some in science, but there are very few students who know and are learning more than four different languages. Whether she is up at the mountain skiing or in a classroom studying, sophomore Julia Skwarczynski is always trying her best to achieve the goals she has set for herself and have success in the future.March 14, 2015 midnight read more..
Port of Hood River officials are reminding pet owners to keep their pets on leashes at the waterfront after a poisoning incident Wednesday.March 12, 2015 11:07 a.m. read more..
Wrestling is the world’s oldest sport and is a test of the determination and toughness of its competitors.March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
More than 170 people, many in tears, stood to applaud Dr. Paul Hamada and Don Benton, the Hearts of Gold recipients for 2014, in Saturday’s event at Hood River Best Western Inn, according to Susan Frost of the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation, which each year honors a community member and a health care professional “whose golden hearts shine brightly.”March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Cascade Locks School held a Spirit Week March 3-6 in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Students around the Hood River County School District participated in Read Across America week, which coincides with the author’s birthday each year.March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
The Underwood Community Gardens begins its third season with all 21 garden spaces leased and a new Board of Directors: Sally M. Stillman, President; Molly Hamlin, Vice President; and Kirby Richards, Treasurer. Like most Community Gardens, UCG is a gardener-led organization that relies on all participants to enhance the community experience.March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Susie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
The North Bonneville Public Development Authority (NBPDA) announced the opening of The Cannabis Corner, the nation’s first government owned and operated recreational marijuana store on March 7.March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Is a riverfront park in White Salmon’s future?March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Three entities are exploring the possibility of bringing an Early Childhood and Education Assistance Program (ECEAP) back to serve the Lyle and Dallesport area, but are in need of qualifying parents to express interest first.March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
June 5, 2015 marks the day that the Senior Class of Hood River Valley High School will celebrate with an all-night party.March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
"What are you hiding from me?”March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
It’s time to take the family over to Parkdale Elementary School this Friday, March 13, to enjoy all the fun and games, not to mention good food, at the annual carnival fundraiser sponsored by the Parkdale PTO.March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Farmers, agronomists, innovators and others interested in learning how new and increasingly affordable tech solutions are becoming available to Northwest growers are invited to attend the second annual Precision Farming Expo, which will be held Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18 at the Salem Convention Center (located at 200 Commercial Street SE).March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Looking for a fun family activity during spring break? Come to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum! Free admission for kids when accompanied by a paid adult during Oregon and Washington spring break, March 21 through April 12.March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Delta Kappa ESA held their Outstanding Member Awards luncheon recently at the Hood River Inn. Charlotte DeHart, treasurer, and Tami Arthur, awards chairman, received top honors for their total dedication and excellent work through the years.March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Classified in the world of government most often refers to something that someone doesn’t want us to know about. In the world of public education, the word has a decidedly different meaning, referring to a group of people who literally are the backbones of schools. These amazing folks, from custodians to instructional assistants, cooks to bus drivers, are too often overlooked when praise is given out. This last week, officially known as “Classifieds Week,” teachers and administrators in our school district tried earnestly to let our classified staff know just how much we love them and count on them to educate and protect our students.March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Join the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum when we host local author Andretta Schellinger for two talks on the cultural influences behind airplane nose art.March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
1965 — 50 years ago: Major renovation of The Paris Fair department store, scheduled to be completed by mid-summer, may be the first in a series of face-lifting efforts for Hood River business houses. Paris Fair’s Dick Lance said a “completely new” front will be put on the store, a longtime local fixture on the local business scene. New windows, a single double door, and convertible backdrops for the windows will be features of the front.March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Celilo Brun (12 years old) and Sarah Arpag (11 years old) competed for the Hood River Valley Swim Team at the 11-14 Swimming Championships at Tualatin Hills, from Feb. 26-March 1.March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Bidders mingled among books at Saturday’s successful Feast of Words fundraiser for Hood River County Library.March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
The History Museum of Hood River County proved wine makes for a promising creative medium as well as a classy beverage. Casual artists assembled at the museum Monday night to enjoy the first in a series of weekly wine themed craft nights celebrating Oregon’s wine history.March 11, 2015 midnight read more..
Visit the Hood River Library during the month of March to view the art display “Dream Colorfully,” a collection inspired by color and the ability to dream, by artist Stump One.March 7, 2015 midnight read more..
May Street Elementary School will hold its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on March 12. This event, which began in 1997, is held to raise money for the school’s artist in residence program and the Teddy Webber scholarship fund.March 7, 2015 midnight read more..
BAKER CITY — A business-like, first-round performance Wednesday carried Horizon Christian School into Friday’s semifinals of the Class 1A boys state basketball tournament.March 7, 2015 midnight read more..
March 8 marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time and serves as a good reminder for Oregonians to test their smoke alarms. The Office of State Fire Marshal is urging residents to test their smoke alarms before automatically changing the batteries.March 7, 2015 midnight read more..
Michele Dearing, Collection Development Specialist for the Hood River County Library District, updated the Million Page Challenge board at the Hood River Library Thursday afternoon. And we’ve got sad news, Hood River County — we’re in last place.March 7, 2015 midnight read more..
One of the best seasons in recent memory for the Hood River Valley boys basketball program came to end Tuesday night, when the Eagles narrowly lost to LaSalle Catholic College Preparatory, 75-70, as well as lost their chance to make the post season for the first time in two decades.March 7, 2015 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge Community College has laid off five employees across multiple departments in an initial schedule of layoffs designed to help address a projected $2.4 million deficit in the upcoming fiscal year, according to college president Dr. Frank Toda.March 7, 2015 midnight read more..
I traded the old drift boat for a new one last fall; my new one is an 18 foot wide-bottom Willie drifter complete with a UHMW (synthetic) bottom. Yes, it’s big, but this boat’s plastic bottom makes the craft row easily, not stick on rocks, and its size means it’s in no way tippy and allows me to haul gear and people safely over shallow river bottoms.March 7, 2015 midnight read more..
The Thursday Hood River County league had its championship roll off last week at Orchard Lanes and The Dudes trio emerged victorious over The Incredibowls team in the battle for the title in this fun league. Bowling for the champs were Matt Monbouquette, Patrick Hughes and Jeremy Ziegler. We want to extend our thanks to the County league for bowling with us this season. We miss you already and can’t wait to see you again next fall.March 7, 2015 midnight read more..
“The Girl Who Lived with the Bears,” a play calling on diverse contributions, brings a lively lesson about the value of treasuring diversity.March 4, 2015 midnight read more..
Jessica Dehart made history on Saturday by winning her fourth consecutive OSAA state wrestling championship at 106 lbs.March 4, 2015 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Rocket as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:March 4, 2015 midnight read more..
It hasn’t been easy, but the Lyle Hotel is back in business.March 4, 2015 midnight read more..
Riverside Gymnastics Academy’s (RGA) Level 4 gymnasts captured the title at the 2015 MAC Open in Portland on Feb. 13 with a team score of 111.625. Team placement is determined by the top three scores on each individual event.March 4, 2015 midnight read more..
2005 — 10 years ago: It was a fitting way for a bus driver to pass along her prize money: Send students on field trips. That’s the way Trisha Peterson wants Hood River County School District to spend the $1,033 in prize money she won Feb. 23 as part of her Educator of the Week award from radio station K-103 in Portland. Peterson is the first bus driver to earn the K-103 distinction.March 4, 2015 midnight read more..
The No. 1 ranked Horizon Christian boys basketball team moved one step closer toward its goal of winning the 1A state championship with an impressive 52-21 second-round state playoff win over Triangle Lake Friday at Horizon Christian High School.March 4, 2015 midnight read more..
Spring is in the air a bit earlier than usual in the Columbia River Gorge — ready to get out and explore? It’s a great time to kick off a new season of discovery: fascinating trails, colorful wildflowers, bracing waterfalls, and a new wealth of Gorge discoveries! From March 15-July 18, Friends of the Columbia Gorge will host over 65 hikes, outings, and land stewardship events as it celebrates the organization’s 35th anniversary.March 4, 2015 midnight read more..
A public meeting for Rooster Rock State Park is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18. Park staff with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will present site development plan options for the park that include improving the park entrance and developing an accessible walking path along the Columbia River, while maintaining existing park features.March 4, 2015 midnight read more..
Not every success registers as a medal or trophy, and any success is best viewed as a work in progress.March 4, 2015 midnight read more..
A Sunday cartoon resonated with me, following a fun event on Friday night.March 4, 2015 midnight read more..
May Street Elementary School will hold its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday, March 12. This event, which began in 1997, is held to raise money for the school’s artist in residence program and the Teddy Webber scholarship fund.March 4, 2015 midnight read more..
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