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The Hood River Valley Eagles are hoping to build on the remarkable success they enjoyed a year ago, when they advanced to the Class 5A football state playoffs. The Eagles have an optimistic outlook and they’re hoping to duplicate their success in 2016.August 31, 2016 midnight read more..
Eight photos have been selected as winners of the fourth annual Columbia Gorge Parenting Together photo contest. Winning photographers are Blanca Flores, Elisa Cartwright, Jessica Hoffman, Karen Harding, Karin Tauscher, Lauren Kramer, Melanie Kelly and Paloma Ayala.August 31, 2016 midnight read more..
With school starting this week, we again find children walking and riding their bicycles to school. Also those big yellow buses are on our streets and roads picking up and delivering children to and from home to school. While walking to and from the bus stop, waiting at the bus stop and crossing the street to get on the bus, these children are put at risk due to inattentive drives.August 31, 2016 midnight read more..
Emergency responders in communities along oil train routes in Washington will start receiving advance notice of the shipments this fall.August 31, 2016 midnight read more..
Last Thursday’s kick off of the Minoru Yasui Tribute events in Hood River was a rousing success.August 31, 2016 midnight read more..
The last full weekend in August means the start of archery season for deer and elk (the season opens Saturday, Aug. 27). And like every start to hunting season, bowhunters will be faced with high to extreme fire danger across Oregon.August 31, 2016 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge Genealogy Society is sponsoring a free session, “Discover More about your Ancestors,” on Sept. 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the Lyle Activity Center, 308 Third St., Lyle, Wash.August 31, 2016 midnight read more..
Phase one of a multi-part plan to bring a skate park to Hood River is set to begin in September, thanks to some brainstorming by Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation and a major boost from the United Way FoundationAugust 31, 2016 midnight read more..
The polarized debate over marijuana business rules moved up from an appointed planning panel to the Hood River County Board of Commissioners at a hearing Monday.August 31, 2016 midnight read more..
The eighth annual “Cemetery Tales” living history program returns Sept. 9-11 with the theme, “Actions Create Change.”August 31, 2016 midnight read more..
With school now in session, all students in Hood River County School District have a new option for medical and behavioral health care. The School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Hood River Valley High School is officially announcing the expansion of these health services to any student residing within Hood River County.August 31, 2016 midnight read more..
Robert Stratton and Dale GlasgowAugust 30, 2016 12:40 p.m. read more..
New teachers and licensed staff have joined the Hood River County School District.August 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Windermere Glenn Taylor Real Estate hosted its first golf tournament at Skamania Golf Course in Stevenson, Wash., last month.August 27, 2016 midnight read more..
When the U-Haul leaves Hood River on Aug. 31, it will take Rev. Anna Carmichael with it.August 27, 2016 midnight read more..
The Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will be offering the Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive sexuality education course for youth in seventh through ninth grades.August 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Bentley has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. And what a handsome boy! Bentley is 2 and a half years old, 76 pounds, and a mix of Boxer and Lab, or a Boxador!August 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Dead fish clogged the Columbia River and its tributaries last summer in what environmental groups called the river’s worst salmon kill in recorded history.August 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Odell, a community known for its orchard views and fruit packing houses, is seeing growth in a new crop: marijuana.August 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Across Oregon, I’ve talked with many families who are struggling with mental illness and drug addiction. These touch every segment of our communities, no matter where you live or what you look like. Tragically, they often carry with them a major stigma in society, and help is hard to find. Fortunately, Congress is working in a bipartisan way to help solve these problems and offer relief to those who need help.August 27, 2016 midnight read more..
School starts Aug. 30, and there’s bound to be some enjoyment in that, but for a few remaining tips to get the most out of your summer, here are some things going on in the next week, starting with morning, afternoon and evening events on Aug. 27:August 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Planning Commission’s approval of a 100-foot cell tower in southwest Hood River stands, the County Board of Commissioners decided Monday night.August 24, 2016 midnight read more..
It’s a popular narrative that often attaches itself to the plethora of annual summer athletic contests held in Hood River: the event gets bigger every year, and draws in more people from around the globe who come to see what the Gorge has to offer.August 24, 2016 midnight read more..
On a night when a local builder decried “the critical lack of affordable housing” and called for city action on the issue, Hood River City Council adopted short term rental regulations a year after the issue came to dominate its docket.August 24, 2016 midnight read more..
It seems like a perfect fit for the Gorge — as a place full of photographers and outdoor recreationists.August 24, 2016 midnight read more..
The Dalles Kiwanis Club hosts its 61st annual steak feed Sept. 8 from 5-7 p.m. at Sorosis Park. This is the club’s major fundraiser for the year in support of community projects serving area children and youth.August 24, 2016 midnight read more..
Add a rock ‘n wood vibe to the rock ‘n roll beat at Hood Crest Winery in Hood River.August 24, 2016 midnight read more..
The Hood River Education Foundation hosts its “Get Outside for Education” fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 1-4 p.m. at Waterfront Park. Family fun includes a Zorb “human hamster ball,” a dry land obstacle course, slack line, raffle and prizes.August 24, 2016 midnight read more..
“When our party had about decided that the lake we sought would have to remain lost, I chanced to look down a canyon, and through the dense smoke of a forest fire, thought I saw water ..."August 24, 2016 midnight read more..
The population growth of Hood River is probably a lot like you’d expect it would be: As transportation got faster from the 1850s onward, more people cameAugust 24, 2016 midnight read more..
Hood River photographer Peter Marbach has embarked on the most ambitious endeavor of his long career, a project that took root a decade ago inspired by a single thought — where does the Columbia River begin?August 24, 2016 midnight read more..
Plays for Non-Profits, with director Kathleen Morrow, will hold auditions for the play “Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant” at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St., Hood River, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 and 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10.August 24, 2016 midnight read more..
Richard O’Brien’s infamous horror-sci fi musical “The Rocky Horror Show” is coming to the Gorge,.August 24, 2016 midnight read more..
The Music Festival of the Gorge will take place at the Hood River Waterfront Park Amphitheater on Saturday September 17, 2016. The free festival is a fundraiser to support school music programs in the Hood River District, through the Matt Klee Scholarship FundAugust 24, 2016 midnight read more..
Elizabeth Jordan and Juanita MacdougallAugust 23, 2016 1:15 p.m. read more..
They may be only a few years old as an organization and have only a couple seasons of racing under their belts, but a local outrigger canoe club has been training hard to tackle next month one of the biggest events in their sport.August 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School athletic teams have been enduring the hot weather all week in preparation for the start of the fall sports season that kicks off next week with some preseason scrimmages.August 20, 2016 midnight read more..
The third annual Love Your Columbia Day takes place in Hood River Aug. 20, with special cleanup, restoration and celebrations along the river.August 20, 2016 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) hosts Get Outside for Education at Waterfront Park on Aug. 27 from 1-6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person or $20 for five family members.August 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Greetings Hood River County School District families and welcome to a new school year!August 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Hunter Noack is launching an outdoor music series, “In a Landscape: Classical Music in the Wild,” a 10-day run of live piano and chamber music using wireless headphone technology to bring concert hall acoustics to the great outdoors.August 20, 2016 midnight read more..
The Port of Cascade Locks Commission swore in its newest member Thursday, Dean Bump.August 20, 2016 midnight read more..
JellyBean has once again been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. Can you believe he’s still looking for his forever family? Neither can he!August 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Un Día de Teatro is a culturally-rich evening of Latin dance, music, and live theatre coming to the Columbia Center for the Arts on Aug. 27 and hosted by Angel Reyes, Jr. The night includes a performance by local youth dancers Las Palomitas, a staged reading inspired by The Book of Unknown Americans performed by the award-winning Milagro Theatre, music and singing by guitarist Arturo Leyva, and beautiful flamenco dancing from Experience Flamenco.August 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. As if you hadn’t noticed, it is hot out.August 20, 2016 midnight read more..
The fiery wreck of an oil train at Mosier is what galvanized many of us to sit on the Burlington Northern railroad tracks in downtown Vancouver on June 18. Twenty-one protesters, ranging in age from 20 to 84, were repeatedly warned of 90 days’ jail time and $1,000 fines for criminal trespassing. And still, we sat.August 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event opens Aug. 26 at Maryhill Museum, featuring 40 artists working outside to capture the sublime light and inspiring vistas of the Columbia River Gorge, from the waterfalls, rivers and plateaus to the surrounding peaks.August 20, 2016 midnight read more..
To increase communication with the public, staff and the school board, and to provide for greater citizen involvement, the Hood River County School District Board of Directors has established a Finance Advisory Committee.August 19, 2016 2:28 p.m. read more..
The Gorge-based bluegrass band Hardshell Harmony will bring its spirit-filled gospel music to Riverside Community Church on Aug. 21.August 19, 2016 10:39 a.m. read more..
The third Annual Uphill Challenge at Mt. Hood Meadows will be run this Saturday, Aug. 20.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
An administrative law judge in Oregon on Friday found that state regulators acted within their authority when they rejected a proposed coal terminal on the Columbia River that would funnel millions of tons of American coal to power-hungry Asia each year.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
Un Día de Teatro is a culturally-rich evening of Latin dance, music, and live theatre coming to the Columbia Center for the Arts on Aug. 27 and hosted by Angel Reyes, Jr.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
Fire worries aren't over, Oregon Department of Forestry has made clear.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
What survival skills would you need if you were exploring the untamed wilderness? Kids ages 9 to 12 can learn through the “Finding Yourself in the Gorge” summer camp Aug. 22-25, held at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center from 9 a.m. to noon.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
Hundreds gathered Saturday for the biggest street party in recent memory. Mike’s Ice Cream and Ruddy Duck, owned by the Kitts-Mack family, celebrated 30 years in business by closing the street and giving away bucket after bucket of free ice cream.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
There’s a new nonprofit in town encouraging community youth to reach for the sky. Quite literally.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
Yesteryears for Aug. 17.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
“Be on constant lookout for mountain bikes.” That’s one bit of advice about Hood River, termed “A Multi Sport Mecca,” in an article in the September 2016 Trail Runner magazine.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
An eco-friendly factory has set up shop in Cascade Locks: The Renewal Workshop.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
The community is invited to join a discussion, convened by Mayor Paul Blackburn, about reducing consumption of single-use plastic carry out bags by barring their use in Hood River County retail stores and encouraging use of reuseable carry out bags made with other materials.August 13, 2016 midnight read more..
Who will run for City Council in Hood River and Cascade Locks?August 13, 2016 midnight read more..
In time for centennial celebrations of the Historic Columbia River Highway, three local agencies have come together to enhance the visitor experience along the ever-popular scenic route.August 13, 2016 midnight read more..
Ace Hardware Corporation announces that Hood River Supply, 1945 12th St., Hood River, achieved designation as a “Pinnacle Performance Retailing, 2015” for the third consecutive year for its outstanding performance, according to a company press release.August 13, 2016 midnight read more..
It seems like something is happening at every brewery in the county these days.August 13, 2016 midnight read more..
I have been watching some Olympics, and am about to get the gold medal in Shooting … myself in the foot.August 13, 2016 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley Residents Committee hosted its 39th annual meeting at the Columbia Center for the Arts Aug. 7, with more than 85 supporters and friends in attendance.August 13, 2016 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School Hall of Fame Committee has made its selections for the 2016 class of athletes who will be inducted during next month’s Hall of Fame game and weekend celebration that runs Sept. 23 and 24 (see the end of the article for more information on those events).August 13, 2016 midnight read more..
Traffic periodically clogged the bridge this week while Port of Hood River engineers tested the structure’s lift span, but their work proved constructive.August 13, 2016 midnight read more..
A large crowd gathered for the second Mt. Hood Town Hall farmers’ market this summer — they’re held every second Thursday of the month, July through September — which features fresh produce, arts and crafts, and live music with upper valley flair.August 13, 2016 midnight read more..
In “Oklahoma!” Will Parker (Matthew McCravey, above, left) sings the classic “Everything’s Up To Date in Kansas City” and dances with Aunt Eller (Lisa Roth) while cowpoke Cooper Case and his real-life Mom, Shauna Ramsey, trip the prairie light fantastic.August 13, 2016 midnight read more..
The Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is a well-loved, cultural icon in the Gorge community.August 13, 2016 midnight read more..
Mary Odem; Paul Marcotte; Scott Bauer; Ramon Ramirez-Posey; James PerryAugust 12, 2016 12:02 p.m. read more..
Night ramp closures are coming to Interstate 84 in Hood River.August 11, 2016 9:37 a.m. read more..
1916 — 100 years ago Work has started this week on the big community packing house which the Apple Growers Association will build at Van Horn Station. The building is located on the Mount Hood Railroad. It is 55 by 160 feet in size and will have a capacity sufficient for the fruit from the immediate neighborhood. Grading machines will be installed to expedite the work of packing. This is the first community packing house erected by the Association and is being built in response to the wishes of Association members in that section.August 10, 2016 midnight read more..
Coming as absolutely no surprise to anyone who has been following Gorge Cup action this year, Bruce Peterson has once again claimed this year’s windsurfing slalom series title — made official after the Sailworks co-founder ran the table in the final two days of racing last weekend during the Dakine Derby at the Event Site.August 10, 2016 midnight read more..
The Hood River Yacht Club hosted its 9th Annual Double Damned race last Saturday — a west-to east downwinder that runs from Cascade Locks to The Dalles and references the two dams near both those locations (Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam).August 10, 2016 midnight read more..
Anna Cavaleri, of Hood River, purchased just one ticket for the 2016 Columbia Gorge CASA playhouse raffle — but one was all it took.August 10, 2016 midnight read more..
The community is invited to join a discussion, convened by Mayor Paul Blackburn, about reducing consumption of single-use plastic carry out bags by barring their use in Hood River County retail stores and encouraging use of reuseable carry out bags made with other materials.August 10, 2016 midnight read more..
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical summer blood shortage.August 10, 2016 midnight read more..
Crews repainting crosswalks and stop lines are one of those succinct reminders that one season is approaching a close and a new one is about to start.August 10, 2016 midnight read more..
The radio stations of Bicoastal Media and Mid-Columbia Medical Center are teaming up again this year to help a Columbia Gorge family in need.August 10, 2016 midnight read more..
Mike’s Ice Cream, a downtown Hood River staple since it opened in 1986, has planned a free community block party for Aug. 13 from 6-10 p.m. to celebrate the store’s 30th anniversary.August 10, 2016 midnight read more..
Riverside Community Church and Bethel United Church of Christ invite community members to join in an outdoor worship on Aug. 14 at the Hood River Marina picnic area next to The History Museum of Hood River County.August 10, 2016 midnight read more..
Local author Vikki Claflin will give a talk on her latest novel at the Hood River Library on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m.August 10, 2016 midnight read more..
The Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, Friends of the Goldendale Observatory and the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce invite you join them for the Gorge Night Sky Symposium, Aug. 18-19.August 10, 2016 midnight read more..
Hood River got its shake on with another slam hit Families in the Park Thursday.August 10, 2016 midnight read more..
In anticipation of an upcoming season of performances, Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association ensembles will soon begin rehearsals, and according to music director and conductor Mark Steighner, new members are welcome.August 10, 2016 midnight read more..
CenterPointe Community Bank and Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) are teaming up to present a series of classes to help young people understand more about their finances.August 9, 2016 3:30 p.m. read more..
Bridge closures are coming next week, Wednesday through Friday.August 6, 2016 midnight read more..
The 2016 fall sports season is just a few weeks away from starting at Horizon Christian and the school will have a new athletic director to go with it as well.August 6, 2016 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley Swim Team (HRVST) “tore up the pool” at the 11 and over state swimming championships held at Mt. Hood Community College this past weekend, said Head Coach Shelly Rawding. “With 80-percent personal best times achieved, the team has much to be proud of.”August 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Gorge leaders spoke out against a proposed oil-by-marine terminal in Vancouver as hearings over the project’s fate came to a close July 29.August 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Big Horse Brewery reshaping, Double Mountain gets Portland digsAugust 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Learn how to turn your waste stream into a resource stream at the next Green Drinks on Aug. 17.August 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Subi Salon, on the Heights, hosts its grand opening on Aug. 12 at its second location, 1215 B St. (corner of 12th and B), from 5-7 p.m. Sample all-natural hair care products, try on jewelry from local artist Rebecca Bashara, and meet the stylists while enjoying refreshments from OVino and AniChe Cellars.August 6, 2016 midnight read more..
The second of three upper valley farmers’ markets, held at the Mt. Hood Town Hall, takes place Thursday, Aug. 11, from 4-7 p.m.August 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Winners of the coveted Eisner Award, Paul Tobin and wife Colleen Coover will share their experiences working on comics and graphic novels in a presentation on Aug. 13 at the Columbia Center for the Arts.August 6, 2016 midnight read more..
I got the mail today.August 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Gov. Kate Brown ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff on Aug. 2 in honor of the Cal-Ore Life Flight patient and crew members who lost their lives while on a transport mission in Humboldt County, Calif., on Friday, July 29.August 6, 2016 midnight read more..
National Health Center Week, Aug. 7-13, has been celebrated for more than 30 years to recognize the services and contributions of community, migrant, homeless and public-housing health centers. For 30 years, One Community Health has provided access to affordable, high-quality health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people.August 6, 2016 midnight read more..
National Farmers’ Market Week is Aug. 7-13, and all nine Gorge markets, from Parkdale to Trout Lake and Stevenson to Goldendale, are celebrating with special events like live music, market games and raffle prizes.August 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Neal Creek Fire, which roared up at some time after 4:10 p.m. Thursday, is burning 15 acres. Crews made “really good progress” on the blaze overnight and have stopped its spread, a public information officer told the News on Friday morning.August 5, 2016 11:33 a.m. read more..
The beach at the Port of Skamania in Stevenson was crowded with spectators and kiteboarders alike all last weekend, who came from around the Gorge, around the country, and around the world to take in the 16th Annual Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Jobs are strong in the Columbia River Gorge this summer. Hood River County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate led Oregon at 3.9 percent in June, earning the distinction as the only county below 4 percent, according to a report by regional Economist Dallas Fridley.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Climbing Mount Hood is not an experience you forget. Just ask Peggy McLucas Tetlow, 94. She was 18 when she climbed Mount Hood on July 21, 1940, part of the annual Legion Climb aided by Crag Rats.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Rescuers believe a body found on Mount Adams Sunday was that of a missing hiker who worked at Sushi Okalani in Hood River.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Sebastian Barajas, a 2016 Hood River Valley High School graduate, medaled in both the shot put and the discus events at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic National Championships held last week at Sacramento State University in Sacramento, Calif.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Hood River gets a lot of attention when it comes to wind and water sports in the Gorge, but the city of Cascade Locks is no slouch either, particularly when it comes to sailboat racing.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
In anticipation of an upcoming season of performances, Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association ensembles will soon begin rehearsals, and according to Music Director and conductor Mark Steighner, new members are welcome.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge Gleaning invites the community to a kick-off event on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at 3322 Thomsen Road in Pine Grove, south of Hood River.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Photos by Kirby Neumann-Rea 4H-er Aiden Sewell, 15, talks with Poultry Chair Julianna Dolan during the fair. Dolan said that turkey entries saw increased participation in 2016 in part due to disease issues with ducks and other small animals in 2015. At left: the cool floor of the Community Building was too much to resist for Rhylan Tama, 4, of Hood River on Thursday during the county fair. Below: Malina Broddie’s photo won the Special Award for Best Animal, from Women for Agriculture.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Families in the Park is back.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
It’s easy to see the exposed gravel bars and shoals that formed on area waterways as the water levels drop and the temperature steadily creeps up. Many reservoirs too, are showing previously submerged stumps. Low water levels can create specific challenges that boaters need to be aware of.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), in partnership with the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA), has launched the Veterans Rental Assistance Program, designed to provide transitional housing for military veterans who have serious mental illness and are homeless or at risk for homelessness.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Savannah has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. And talk about a looker! Savannah is one gorgeous girl!August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley Adult Center thrift shop has been closed since July 23 for maintenance and “house cleaning,” reported Board President Beth Peters, and reopened on Tuesday, Aug. 2 with an improved look and new merchandise.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
From the satisfaction angle, the combined efforts of several hundred Legionnaires, Auxiliary members, Crag Rats and civic-minded Hood River Valley people paid dividends last weekend with the resumption of the annual American Legion Climb of Mount Hood.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
“Brand new state! Gonna treat you great!” A classic romance, with plenty of comedy and action, and a touch of tragedy, “Oklahoma!” unfolds against the historic backdrop of the eponymous Midwest prairie territory preparing to become a state, as it did in 1907.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District is partnering with The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, Opportunity Connections, The Dalles Art Center and Farmers Market to host the third annual Art in the Park Festival at City Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Two Portland artists are featured in a local show that opened July 9 in The Dalles. The installation at the former Morin Printing building joins 24 other venues around the state celebrating the unique landscapes and culture of Oregon.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
The Port of Cascade Locks encourages everyone to get their local sticker or purchase a coupon book to cross the Bridge of the Gods. Locals, defined as residents of Wasco, Hood River, Skamania or Klickitat counties or residents of Warrendale or Dodson who prefer to pay cash to cross the bridge can do so for $1 if they have the local sticker on their windshield.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Want a sneak peek and the first chance to try on and purchase the wearable art on display at this month’s “Wear it Well” show at the Columbia Center for the Arts? Then you’ll want to attend the ladies’ night out fundraising event on Aug. 4 beginning at 6 p.m.August 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Mark Geabes and Lenore MartinezAugust 2, 2016 10:23 a.m. read more..
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