May Street Elementary School will be holding its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Wednesday, March 9.February 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Home With Heroes, a Vancouver, Wash., nonprofit committed to bringing veterans and active duty military together and into the outdoors to honor and thank them for their service, announces the opening for registration for their annual endurance race fundraiser, the 5K Run & Gun.February 27, 2016 midnight read more..
This past weekend’s regular season finales for the HRV ski team ended as their season premieres did: with wins.February 27, 2016 midnight read more..
The Horizon Christian boys basketball team’s playoff run and season came to end Wednesday night in the Portland metro area, as the No. 15 Hawks fell to the No. 3 Damascus Christian Eagles, 55-38, in a first-round OSAA playoff game.February 27, 2016 midnight read more..
It hasn’t been the prettiest path to the post-season, but after a regular season with considerably fewer ups than downs, HRV has made it.February 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Hood River Distillers, Inc., the largest and oldest importer, distiller, producer and bottler of distilled spirits in the Northwest, announced the launch of the Pendleton Midnight Cocktail Challenge, a contest allowing fans to submit their original cocktail recipes featuring Pendleton Midnight.February 27, 2016 midnight read more..
The annual Willamette Week Oregon Beer Awards are in, and pFriem Family Brewers did well, with six awards including Brewery of the Year and Best Brewpub Experience. Willamette Week also named its Double IPA as eighth among the Top 10 beers of the year.February 27, 2016 midnight read more..
The Heights’ newest gathering places are Pine Street Kitchen, which started serving pizza and pasta on Tuesday, and Spoke and Sail Cidery, coming March 10 with its small-batch ciders emphasizing local fruit aged in barrels.February 27, 2016 midnight read more..
The heavy attention that presidential politics receives in the media this year can draw attention away from other important election-year matters.February 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Second quarter honor roll.February 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Gorge Owned’s next Sense of Place Lecture Series will be “The Trust for Public Land in the Columbia Gorge: The Untold Conservation Story,” with Bowen Blair on Wednesday, March 2 at the Columbia Center for the Arts.February 27, 2016 midnight read more..
A free performance of The Jungle Book by the Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre will be presented by the Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) on Saturday, March 5 at 2 pm in the auditorium at Wy’east Middle School. The performance is sponsored by the Oates Orchards as a fundraiser for the Opportunity Campaign.February 27, 2016 midnight read more..
A Glenwood, Wash., man was severely injured in a logging accident Thursday near Dee.February 26, 2016 12:12 p.m. read more..
HRV wrestling received the same place they did last year at the Special District 4 tournament, but this year, the team will be sending even more athletes to the state championship.February 24, 2016 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School senior Dhani Freeland capped her illustrious high-school swim career this weekend at the OSAA 5A state championships, where she won a state title, taking first place for the HRV girls in the finals of the 100 yard freestyle event.February 24, 2016 midnight read more..
The Horizon Christian girls basketball team capped a spectacular year by accomplishing their goal and reaching the Big Sky district tournament for the first time since 2012. The Hawks came into the four-team event with lots of momentum too, with a school-record five-game win streak and winning six of their last seven games.February 24, 2016 midnight read more..
Art, drama and history blend this week in a unique opening of three student-driven projects at Hood River Middle School.February 24, 2016 midnight read more..
Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors and partners to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to Gorge homeowners in Skamania, Wasco and Hood River counties. Klickitat County residents can apply as well, although financial incentives are less in that county.February 24, 2016 midnight read more..
For the first time in years, groups of men are employed day and night breaking up ice jams at the intake of the Pacific Power & Light Company’s hydro-electric plant. In near zero and sub-zero weather of the past week, and with many of the tributaries of Hood River now frozen over, the current on the main river has been so markedly slowed that ice has formed on many of the pools above the power intake and above the dam. One week ago, the line did freeze just above the power plant and fires had to be built under it to thaw it out and release water to the turbines.February 24, 2016 midnight read more..
Hello to everyone. I have had kind of a hiatus from writing my column due to life changes. Not that kind! The kind that has occurred from changing what information people want reported and what there is to report that concerns our community.February 24, 2016 midnight read more..
Mel Fuller, president of the Sons and Daughters of the Oregon Pioneers (SDOP), has announced that Hood River native Abby Walker, 16, is the association’s Miss Pioneer Oregon 2016. She received the honor at the association’s annual Oregon Statehood Banquet, held Feb. 13 in Clackamas.February 24, 2016 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School’s theater department is ready to debut its winter play, “Taming of the Shrew,” written by William Shakespeare and directed by Rachel Harry, this weekend.February 24, 2016 midnight read more..
Emily Sullenger (far right) won first place at the Girls Middle School State Wrestling Championships at Hood River Valley High School Feb. 13.February 24, 2016 midnight read more..
With both teams losing their Friday games, Tuesday’s competition between The Dalles and HRV will decide which team will get the final available play-in spot in the Columbia River Conference.February 24, 2016 midnight read more..
The Gorge Literary Journal, a joint project with The Hood River News and sponsored by the Columbia Center for the Arts, strives to give local writers an outlet for sharing their work. The next submission deadline will be May 15, for publication this August. Please follow the guidelines and submission procedure at www.gorgelit.org/ submission. Best wishes from co-editors John Metta and Julie Hatfield, and assistant editor Sarah Sullivan. Comments may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.February 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Hood River County Prevention, in cooperation with Hood River Valley High School’s Health Media Club, has a new bilingual billboard on 12th Street, promoting the message, “Brains Develop Better Without Drugs/Alcohol.”February 20, 2016 midnight read more..
See stunning photographs, learn about secret waterfalls, and get tips on hiking the entire Columbia River Gorge from Oregon author and photographer Don J. Scarmuzzi at Klindt’s Booksellers on March 8. This event is free and open to the public. Klindt’s is located at 315 East Second in The Dalles.February 20, 2016 midnight read more..
In the midst of another major winter storm and already boasting the deepest snowpack in the country, Mt. Hood Meadows announced pricing this week on its spring season pass.February 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Christie Clarke and Mari-Beth Guenther opened Perfect Pour, a bartending company, in October 2015, but will officially launch the business March 3 with an open house at Lucy’s Informal Flowers from 4:30-6:30 p.m.February 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Romance may have been in the air leading up to Valentine’s Day, but local law enforcement didn’t get a breather.February 20, 2016 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School swim team cleaned up at the Columbia River Conference Championships Saturday at the Hood River Aquatic Center, claiming 11 conference titles, and sending nearly a dozen athletes to the 5A state championships this weekend at the Mt. Hood Aquatic Center in Gresham.February 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Oregon Department of Transportation has joined Port of Hood River’s mission to make the Hood River Bridge part of the National Highway System (NHS).February 20, 2016 midnight read more..
HRV basketball teams were unable to avoid season sweeps by Pendleton Tuesday night, with both Buckaroo teams proving formidable Columbia River Conference opponents for the Eagles. At home, the boys lost 93-51 and the girls lost 71-33 on the road.February 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Local celebrities and five students aged 11 to 25 will compete in the sixth annual Tongue Twister Tournament on Feb. 26, a benefit for Hood River County Start Making A Reader Today (SMART).February 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Windermere Real Estate, the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S., announced in November 2015 the addition of a new property management company in the Windermere network: Windermere Property Management Columbia River LLC. The company, which recently opened four offices in the Gorge, is owned by Kim Salvesen-Pauly and Rick PaulyFebruary 20, 2016 midnight read more..
The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra (OMO) will perform a concert at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St., on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.February 20, 2016 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge Health Council will be making more than $1 million in one-time investments in health promotion and local health care services in Hood River and Wasco Counties in the first half of 2016.February 17, 2016 midnight read more..
The first annual meeting of the Hood River Electric Co-operative is to be held at Odell Grange Hall on Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. A number of reports on the prospective business of this cooperative will be submitted and a board of directors is to be elected, states Walter Wells. The manager of the cooperative, Court Morehouse, is now actively engaged in assembling the equipment which has been purchased.February 17, 2016 midnight read more..
Gov. Kate Brown on Monday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff immediately until the day of internment in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Feb. 13.February 17, 2016 midnight read more..
If you Google “arcane bureaucratic tool,” the Department of Defense Directive (DODD) should be high on the results list. That said, these little-known directives can be very influential in how the Pentagon conducts its day-to-day business. However, Robert Work, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, recently signed out a DODD that may just be the most meaningful climate-related document that Defense has released.February 17, 2016 midnight read more..
Gorge Owned’s next Sense of Place Lecture Series will be “The Trust for Public Land in the Columbia Gorge: The Untold Conservation Story,” with Bowen Blair on Wednesday, March 2 at the Columbia Center for the Arts.February 17, 2016 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Ginger as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.February 17, 2016 midnight read more..
Rehearsals for Plays for Non-Profits 2016 shows “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Oklahoma” are Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. and Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Dance Academy on May Street; call-backs are scheduled for Feb. 29.February 17, 2016 midnight read more..
Sen. Bill Hansell, R-Athena, is pleased to see a bill upholding a state agency’s decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list making headway in the current legislative session.February 17, 2016 midnight read more..
Last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes, the determined kegling trio of Paul Weatherly, Alex Frazier, and Lynn Spellman won the second round in the high-scoring Wednesday night Fraternal League with ease, taking it by a whopping 26.5 points over the second-place team. That’s such a wide margin, they could have all gone to Cancun instead of bowling and they still would have won!February 17, 2016 midnight read more..
Vannet Court was rocking Friday night with white-wearing HRV fans, who screamed themselves hoarse watching the Eagles boys basketball team play its best game of the season on HRV hardwood, demolishing The Dalles, 67-46, in a game that the home team controlled from the tip to the buzzer.February 17, 2016 midnight read more..
The Horizon boys basketball team concluded the Big Sky Conference regular season by winning its last two games and they’ll move on to the district playoffs with the momentum that has propelled them to wins in seven of their last 10 contests. Horizon (11-12 overall, 8-6 Big Sky) won 63-41 on the road Friday over the Mitchell/Spray Loggers, then followed with a 59-38 home win Saturday over the Ione Cardinals.February 17, 2016 midnight read more..
As Columbia River Conference teams enter the final stretch of their regular season, the HRV girls team has been steadily improving its game, playing competitively against teams that had blown them out of the water earlier in the season.February 17, 2016 midnight read more..
The Gorge Tourism Studio, offered by Travel Oregon in partnership with 26 agencies and organizations, holds its third of six gatherings Feb. 23 in Stevenson.February 17, 2016 midnight read more..
A job fair comes to the Port of Cascade Locks' Marine Park pavilion Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.February 17, 2016 midnight read more..
A great testament to the growing water polo program started by Dave Cameron four years ago is the selection of four Hood River players to the Olympic Development National ChampionshipsFebruary 13, 2016 midnight read more..
Though wins have been hard to come by for the HRV girls basketball team this season, particularly in the Columbia River Conference, Tuesday’s game against the league-leading and sixth-ranked Hermiston Bulldogs, proved a big confidence boost to a team still looking for its first CRC win.February 13, 2016 midnight read more..
City Council Monday heard from local and state agency representatives on alcohol concerns and took a “symbolic” statement on gun control.February 13, 2016 midnight read more..
You’ve just had a hip replacement and you need crutches for a couple of weeks. And then there’s that wheelchair gathering dust in the garage that you’d really like to find a new home.February 13, 2016 midnight read more..
Columbia Arts Center is kicking off its 10th anniversary with a day of free art events for the public.February 13, 2016 midnight read more..
The Port of Cascade Locks plans to give the 154-year-old Oregon Pony steam engine a new home.February 13, 2016 midnight read more..
Here's your weekend activity guide.February 13, 2016 midnight read more..
Last weekend, the Hood River Valley Speech and Debate Team attended the 81st Linfield Singletary tournament at Linfield college in McMinnville. The college began hosting the tournament back in 1933 and it is one of the oldest in the country.February 10, 2016 midnight read more..
The Hood River County School District Board of Directors is poised to make a major decision for children tonight.February 10, 2016 midnight read more..
In a season where victories have been hard to come by, the HRV girls basketball team’s 66-45 loss against Pendleton on Friday ended up feeling like a victory, as the Eagles (3-14, 0-4 Columbia River Conference) played well against the Buckaroos (7-12, 2-2) for the majority of the game.February 10, 2016 midnight read more..
The ninth-ranked Pendleton Buckaroos continued their reign of terror in the Columbia River Conference Friday night, handing the HRV Eagles the team’s worst loss of the season — league or otherwise — with a 96-54 drubbing in Pendleton.February 10, 2016 midnight read more..
The Horizon boys basketball team is peaking just in time for the upcoming district playoffs. The No. 15 Hawks (9-11, 6-5 Big Sky) played with the intensity level of a playoff team in a 60-52 win over the Arlington Honkers (8-14, 2-9) Friday at Horizon Christian School.February 10, 2016 midnight read more..
League bowling action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes was terrific last week. As always, the five stars who bowled the most over their averages last week making our team of the week is a special group, a diverse mix of our league bowlers from the very best to the unheralded.February 10, 2016 midnight read more..
The HRV girls wrestling team won the team state championship this past weekend at the Oregon Girls State Championship Qualifier at Cottage Grove High School. The team title is decided at this tournament and the top four wrestlers in each weight class qualify to compete at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland Feb. 26-27.February 10, 2016 midnight read more..
SPOKANE, WASH. — Some Northwest tribes in the next 20 years want to achieve a long-held dream: restoring wild salmon runs above the giant Grand Coulee Dam.February 10, 2016 midnight read more..
PORTLAND – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $10.5 million contract to a Vancouver, Wash. company to increase navigation lock reliability and safety at The Dalles Lock and Dam on the Columbia River.February 10, 2016 midnight read more..
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Foxie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.February 10, 2016 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta, Hood River String Quartet, and special guest artist Stephen Seifert will gives audiences a sampling of great music from — or inspired by — America.February 10, 2016 midnight read more..
It must be February. The candy aisles are turning pink and red, enticing us to purchase sweets for our sweeties. It’s the month when we compose our own statements of affection or ask Hallmark for help in expressing our amorous feelings.February 10, 2016 midnight read more..
Sailboarding Scoop — Port of Hood River Manager Jim O’Banion notes that three sailboard industry manufacturers are planning to set up shop here this year. Da Kine, an international sailboard accessory firm, plans to locate a regional facility here starting next month. Pro Motion, which operated a sail-making operation next to the post office last year, will return this season and will consolidate other regional offices into a central location here. And a Vancouver, B.C., firm also reportedly will locate here. All three firms will be based on port-owned properties.February 10, 2016 midnight read more..
Oregon Craft Beer rolls out another Zwickelmania, a chance to get an inside look at breweries, on Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 120 or more breweries around the state, including four in the Gorge.February 10, 2016 midnight read more..
A packed house of more than 200 attended the fourth annual Aporkalypse fundraiser for Helping Hands Against Violence on Jan. 29 at Springhouse Cellars.February 10, 2016 midnight read more..
The U.S. Forest Service is planning a nearly 3,000-acre forest thinning and fuels reduction project on the north slope of Mount Hood, drawing more than a thousand written comments from Oregon environmental advocates and local biking groups.February 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Wind and rain storms in December and January have created a mess of downed trees and small landslides on trails in the western part of the Columbia River Gorge, and hikers can expect to encounter obstacles for at least the next few months.February 6, 2016 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley snowboard team shook the rust off last weekend with its first competition, a slopestyle event at Mt. Hood Meadows, after not having much in the way of competitions in the 2014-15 season due to low snow.February 6, 2016 midnight read more..
It’s been a good season so far for the Hood River Valley ski team.February 6, 2016 midnight read more..
National FFA week is Feb. 21-27 this year and the Hood River Valley FFA Chapter has several activities planned at the local level. The first activity in the community is the “Pass The Pig” fundraiser, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23 beginning at 9 a.m.February 6, 2016 midnight read more..
WELL SAID: “Making a career of art is like baking bread. You put the various ingredients into the bowl ... If it’s too wet, you add a bit more flour; if it’s too dry, then a bit more liquid. You let it rise and then you punch it down to let it rise again. You slap it around on a counter to force some elasticity into it. Eventually it starts to take shape and you can envision the nice crusty brown loaf with the perfect amount of chewiness and tenderness it will become. I’m somewhere in that slapping around phase, I think.” — Mt. Hood artist Rachel Harvey, in her February email newsletter.February 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Great acronym, great move: the Marijuana Advertising in Legal States (MAILS) Act has made its legislative debut, courtesy of Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and their state counterparts, Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici.February 6, 2016 midnight read more..
The Hood River Church of the Nazarene held an installation service and reception for its new pastor on Sunday, Jan. 31. About 100 people attended. Dr. Stan Reeder, District Superintendent for the Oregon Pacific District of the Nazarene Church, was there for the installation.February 6, 2016 midnight read more..
A number of important matters were disposed of by the board of directors of School District No. 3 at the meeting last Monday. Among the subjects which came up was that of the projected building of a new senior high school on the new tract on May St., which was originally acquired for a union high school site. The question is one which, at a later date, will probably be submitted to the taxpayers for consideration and decision.February 3, 2016 midnight read more..
I ask a lot of folks how and why they got started in music, and their answers are always enjoyable because of personal reasons near and dear to one’s heart.February 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Today brings the chance to hear about beer from one of Oregon’s true experts, Dave Logsdon: Full Sail founding brewer, co-founder of Wyeast Labs and, for the past eight years, the man whose name is on a long list of award-winning Belgian-style ales.February 3, 2016 midnight read more..
AARP Tax Aide program sites are now open through the end of tax season. Certified trained volunteers man the sites, sponsored by AARP in cooperation with the IRS. The help is free and preference is given to adults 60 and over and low- and moderate-income taxpayers.February 3, 2016 midnight read more..
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Last week I filled in for the lone Circuit Court Judge for Grant and Harney counties. Burns is the county seat of Harney County. Previously known for the bird haven Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the area is now also nationally known for the armed occupation of that refuge.February 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Local firefighters found a fitting alternate meaning of the acronym AED — which officially means automatic external defibrillator, but now also stands for “Amazing Ellen Dittebrandt” for the firefighter (and artist, and athlete) who was a cornerstone of Hood River Fire & EMS and lead CPR instructor who tragically died in August 2014.February 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Hood River Fire’s AED program has taken on a mission to connect local businesses with the training and gear they need to keep visitors safe when emergencies strike.February 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Fort Vancouver Regional Library District will temporarily close its White Salmon Valley branch for remodeling, beginning Monday, Feb. 1, through early March.February 3, 2016 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School gymnasium was packed to the rafters Friday evening for the HRV varsity wrestling team’s final dual match of the season. The Eagles were unable to pull out a win against the visiting Bend Lava Bears, losing 50-24 against their Special District 4 opponents.February 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Nurses at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital approved a new, two-year contract with the hospital that improves patient care and helps attract and retain highly-qualified nurses.February 3, 2016 midnight read more..
There are many positives to having more officiating eyes on the field or court for various youth, middle school and high school games — call accuracy, player safety and having a better-flowing game are just a small part of what could be a successful transition in Oregon hoops athletics.February 3, 2016 midnight read more..
The Horizon boys captured their fourth consecutive victory with a 56-43 home win over the Condon Wheeler Knights Friday in Hood River. The No. 14 Hawks (8-10, 5-4 Big Sky) then traveled to Moro Saturday for a tough matchup versus the league-leading, 1A fourth-ranked Sherman Huskies (15-4, 9-0), who snapped Horizon’s win streak, though, with a 58-45 win.February 3, 2016 midnight read more..
Volunteers busied themselves with preparations for Saturday’s high school Nordic race on Mt. Hood, as the sun rose warmly from the tree line. An immense amount of organization and work goes into a race. With food, timing and strategically placing Kybos (outdoor restrooms), pre-race prep is a race in and of itself. The dedication of the racers is matched by their parents’ desire to improve their experience.February 3, 2016 midnight read more..
A fast and furious start was all the league-leading Hermiston Bulldogs needed Friday night to cinch up a victory against the HRV girls basketball team Friday, who lost 78-43 on the road to the sixth-ranked 5A team.February 3, 2016 midnight read more..
The torch has passed, it’s time to acknowledge youth once again, stop the presses: let it be known from this point forward that Alex Frazier has arrived.February 3, 2016 midnight read more..
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