Several upcoming exhibits will feature quilts and fiber art by members of the Columbia River Gorge Quilters’ Guild. Through Saturday, visit the Hood River County Fair to see 21 quilts created by members in answer to a guild challenge: Participants were asked to make a 24-inch square quilt using only two colors — plus lime green.July 30, 2016 midnight read more..
Anderson’s Tribute Center hosts a “Putting Your House in Order” seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 5:30-7 p.m.July 30, 2016 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association (CGWA) hosted Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge for its annual windsurfing clinic on Saturday, July 23 at The Hook.July 30, 2016 midnight read more..
Eight great 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 Kraemer, Melanie Kelly and Paloma Ayala.July 30, 2016 midnight read more..
Our first heat wave since May happened this week, and Friday figured to be the hottest day in more than a month.July 30, 2016 midnight read more..
Two Hood River News special publications from 2015 have received statewide honors.July 30, 2016 midnight read more..
The Gorge Cup isn’t over yet, but it might as well be. Local windsurfing virtuoso Bruce Peterson is essentially uncatchable in the annual spring and summer slalom windsurfing series that ends next weekend with races on Aug. 6 and 7.July 30, 2016 midnight read more..
A nature park at Punchbowl Falls, a waterfall near Dee, got an official welcome Wednesday with a gathering of leaders who helped make the land deal possible.July 30, 2016 midnight read more..
Summer is the season for road maintenance and construction projects in the Mount Hood National Forest, and this year is no exception.July 30, 2016 midnight read more..
Jesse Flem never set out to be a sheriff’s deputy, but, after 30 years on the job, he’s about to retire from a career doing just that. His last day will be July 30 — he’ll be working security at the Hood River County Fair — before going on vacation and coming back on a part time basis.July 30, 2016 midnight read more..
July has come and gone, and what a windy one it was! Looking back at the iWindsurf records shows that there has been wind every single day. The least windy day, so far, still gusted to 20 mph. Even with a little bit of heat to finish off the month, there still appears to be enough wind to call it a prefect month!July 30, 2016 midnight read more..
Jeff Gudman, the Republican candidate for Oregon State Treasurer, touched down in Hood River last Thursday on his campaign trail.July 30, 2016 midnight read more..
All roads lead to Odell this week for the Hood River County Fair, running Wednesday through Saturday.July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Council chambers take on an unusual look Monday as Jim Winterbottom, right, of Waste Connections, the contractor for solid waste disposal with the City of Hood River, presents to Hood River City Council Monday on a proposal for a set of substantial changes to waste collection service in the city.July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Parkdale students had a hand in helping the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) set a Guinness World Record this summer.July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Immigration Counseling Service (ICS), a not-for-profit immigration law firm based in Portland, has opened a new regional office in Hood River, located in the Union Building at 216 Columbia St. The office is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
The bodies of a father and son from Kentucky who had been missing since 2014 were found Thursday evening near the Dog River Trail in the Mt. Hood National Forest, south of Parkdale.July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
In addition to the Gorge Downwind Championships, outrigger canoe paddlers also competed in the 20th Annual Gorge Outrigger Race July 15-16.July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
A flotilla of bright, red-orange shirts bobbing in the Columbia River provided a great contrast to the moody Pacific Northwest sky Friday afternoon as around 250 paddlers took to the water to participate in this year’s Gorge Downwind Championships.July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
It will be hot.July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Vancouver City Council has voted to prohibit new or expanded crude oil storage facilities in the city.July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
At a meeting Monday in White Salmon, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler bluntly told the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) it should immediately get safety marker balls placed on its new transmission lines across the Columbia River.July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Romp through the last dog days of summer with Plays for Non-Profits production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein acclaimed musical Oklahoma! The show comes to life on stage at the Hood River Middle School opening August 5.July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
The Declaration of Independence. The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Monroe Doctrine. These bedrock documents laid the foundational "blueprints" of American democracy — and, some of the earliest printings and engravings of these iconic pieces will be on view at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland) from July 29 through Feb. 1, 2017, in the original exhibition “Democracy's Blueprints: The Documents that Built America.”July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
The gathering is a short and simple one held every year: Columbia Gorge United Way’s summer social, when agencies receive the first of two checks for 2016-17.July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Hood River valley grower Cindy Collins is featured in a United States Department of Agriculture blog post by Tracy Robillard the Natural Resources Conservation District on July 20.July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Cool July weather, plus an extended schedule, led to an all-time fair attendance record for the Hood River County Fair, said Manager Doris Jensen after the four-day run ended Saturday night.July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
The Oregon Department of Transportation is sharing with The History Museum of Hood River County a brand new portable history display, “A Road Trip of Historic Proportions,” that the agency developed as part of the centennial celebration for the Historic Columbia River Highway.July 27, 2016 midnight read more..
Ada Redlock, Douglas Warnock, Betty Akiyama and Virginia PhillipsJuly 26, 2016 1:20 p.m. read more..
The 50th Annual Pendleton Open was attended by the Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey July 8-10 in Pendleton.July 23, 2016 midnight read more..
There’s been a lot of good wind days this summer on the Columbia River and competitive windsurfers in the Gorge have been taking advantage of the situation, getting in a lot of laps during this year’s Gorge Cup series.July 23, 2016 midnight read more..
Kriekfest was a low-key success in its July 9 debut at Clear Creek Station in Portland.July 23, 2016 midnight read more..
In what has become a yearly tradition, the 2016 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk — “spreading peace and hope for a peaceful world, 71 years after Hiroshima” — makes its way to the Gorge on July 27.July 23, 2016 midnight read more..
Regulators have found contaminated groundwater at the site of the June 3 fiery oil train derailment in Mosier.July 23, 2016 midnight read more..
I love seeing how this community comes together selflessly to help, support, and encourage one another. Especially now with so much divisiveness in the world, we definitely need activities, events, and causes to bring us together and find common ground. When we connect and engage in a positive way, amazing things happen.July 23, 2016 midnight read more..
On Monday night, Hood River City Council invites the public to attend a presentation about proposed changes to our solid waste collection services. The presentation will be part of the regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 211 Second St.July 23, 2016 midnight read more..
The theme of this year’s Hood River County Fair is “Carnival Lights and Country Nights,” which nicely summarizes two of the main reasons people flock to the event in Odell.July 23, 2016 midnight read more..
Amy Lindley, The Next Door’s foster parent recruiter, will host an informational open house on Monday, July 25 from noon to 1 p.m. at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, 1400 W. 8th in The Dalles. Lunch will be provided and registration is appreciated.July 23, 2016 midnight read more..
The I-84 paving project between Cascade Locks and Hood River is underway and as part of the project, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be paving the on- and off-ramps on I-84 from Hood River to Cascade Locks, including those in Hood River (at exits 62, 63, and 64).July 23, 2016 midnight read more..
Stoked Roasters celebrates its second anniversary with a 6-9 p.m. party July 23 at the café, 603 Portway Ave., across from Waterfront Park. The event is also a benefit for LymeLight Foundation, whose mission is to help children and young adults struggling with Lyme disease to gain access and pay for proper medical treatment, and to prevent the long-term effects of Lyme disease through public awareness and education.July 23, 2016 midnight read more..
Hood River Farmers’ Market is in full swing with a wide variety of vendors, live music, market activities and an all-new beer garden. Visit the market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Fifth and Columbia.July 23, 2016 midnight read more..
June Miller and Del GierkeJuly 22, 2016 1:33 p.m. read more..
Before the event kicked off Friday night, Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) had already achieved a significant milestone, celebrating its 10th anniversary. But by the time the last kite had come back to shore at the Event Site, it was clear that KB4C had reached an even bigger one.July 20, 2016 midnight read more..
The City of Cascade Locks will host the Antique Car Tour of the Gorge on Saturday, July 23 at the Port Marina Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.July 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Hood River County Fairgrounds Manager Clara Rice said that patrons of this year’s fair, which opens July 27 and runs through July 30, will find many of the same elements they love and expect each year — rides, exhibits and entertainment.July 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Football season is right around the corner and the Hood River Youth Football program begins Monday, Aug. 1. The first week of August is the Blue & Gold camp held Monday through Thursday evenings for kids grades 3-8. Led by Caleb Sperry, head coach for the Hood River Valley High School varsity football program, the camp is a chance for kids to learn skills and get ready for practices to start on the week of Aug. 8. Register now at www.HRcommunityed.org.July 20, 2016 midnight read more..
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Union High School District No. 2, which compromises Odell and Willow Flat, will this summer erect a modern and commodious high school building at Odell, near the telephone building.July 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Gorge Community Foundation awarded more than $190,000 in scholarships and grants in May and June, benefiting students from several local communities as well as a wide range of public service initiatives across the bi-state region.July 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Children ages 8-12 are invited to attend a free Comedia Dell’Arte workshop at the Hood River Library July 26-29 from 2-5 p.m. Preregistration is required at the library, and students must commit to attending all four days of the workshop, which will be taught by Sullivan Macintosh.July 20, 2016 midnight read more..
J. Carmen Gamez, horticulture manager for Orchard View Farms, was sworn in to serve on the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education last Tuesday. He will replace M.D. Van Valkenbergh, who retired from the board in June.July 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Skating teens and elderly residents alike enjoyed a free sack lunch at Hood River Skate Park Monday, the first day of a unique “work in progress” nutrition outreach by local volunteers.July 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Hood River County will tackle two divisive issues in tandem. Rules for short term rentals and marijuana businesses have come before Hood River County Planning Commission, and now the appointed panel’s recommendations will shift up to the elected Board of Commissioners for a pair of hearings in August to decide their legislative fate.July 20, 2016 midnight read more..
Jennifer Gutierrez and Betty AkiyamaJuly 19, 2016 2:53 p.m. read more..
Stan Israel and Thomas SeniorJuly 19, 2016 2:52 p.m. read more..
Governor Kate Brown on Friday, July 15 ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack in Nice, France, and Baton Rouge, La.July 19, 2016 2:35 p.m. 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.July 16, 2016 midnight read more..
The Northwest Mothers Milk Bank and Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital (PHRMH) are hosting The Great NW Milk Drive to spotlight the importance of human donor milk for preterm infants and to increase the number of milk donors in Hood River.July 16, 2016 midnight read more..
Many local farmers’ markets in The Gorge are sponsoring programs this year to up your buying power of local produce. The Power of Produce (or PoP) Club is back in action.July 16, 2016 midnight read more..
Mt. View Orchards and Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program are teaming up for a summer farm supper at the farm’s new dining venue, amidst 50 acres of pears, apples and cherries. The dinner is on Saturday, July 30 at 6 p.m., and features a romantic Italian buffet prepared by Fresh Start staff and students.July 16, 2016 midnight read more..
A new report finds a statistically significant, positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of hematologic (blood) cancer in women. The study is the first prospective, population-based study of residential radon exposure and hematologic cancer risk, leading the authors to caution that it requires replication to better understand the association and whether it truly differs by sex.July 16, 2016 midnight read more..
As an American citizen, I believe he represents the best in American ideals and will act in accordance with America’s best interests.July 16, 2016 midnight read more..
Those wishing to get a sneak peek and a first chance to try on and purchase the wearable art from the Columbia Art Center’s Wearable Art Exhibition are invited to a sneak preview party fundraiser for the Center on August 4, at 6 p.m.July 16, 2016 midnight read more..
It’s been nearly five years since 700 pounds of dynamite was shoved into a hole at the base of Condit Dam and detonated — blowing a hole in the structure, draining Northwestern Lake behind it, and in the process, signaling a new chapter of the White Salmon River’s life.July 16, 2016 midnight read more..
The 2016 Oregon girls wrestling national team just finished a successful training camp at Hood River Valley High School and are headed to Fargo, N.D., to compete in the USA Wrestling High School Freestyle National Championships.July 16, 2016 midnight read more..
An ensemble of artists, patrons, and artistic organizers have formed a new group, Performing Arts Initiative (PAI), for the long-range purpose of developing and presenting larger scale, higher-end artistic performances that are on a par with communities such as Ashland, Park City, Bend and Spokane, and make the Gorge a regional arts destination.July 16, 2016 midnight read more..
A robbery scheme turned violent Tuesday near Herman Creek Campground, just east of Cascade Locks, prosecutors say.July 16, 2016 midnight read more..
The mouth-watering recipes of Parkdale’s Andrea Beemis gained local exposure this spring and can now be found in the July/August edition of the national publication Eating Well. Beemis and her husband, Taylor, own Tumbleweed Farm near Parkdale. Beemis writes a blog, “Dishing up the Dirt,” and is developing a cookbook due out next year.July 16, 2016 midnight read more..
What a swell piece of art.July 16, 2016 midnight read more..
What would it be like to be a bear, a fox, a raccoon, or an eagle? Kids ages 5 to 9 years old can explore “Animal Habitats of the Gorge” Aug. 1 through Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.July 15, 2016 12:09 p.m. read more..
Douglas Warnock, Yvette MeresseJuly 15, 2016 noon read more..
Bill Gallentine, Naomi FosterJuly 15, 2016 11:59 a.m. read more..
Drivers should expect delays on Interstate 84 near Rowena Thursday afternoon, roughly 13 miles east of Hood River. Traffic is backed up for several miles eastbound and westbound due to an overturned semi-trailer. Crews were removing the semi from the roadway at about 11:50, and single lanes of traffic have been allowed through.July 14, 2016 11:54 a.m. read more..
An increasingly popular big-air kiteboarding competition located near Rufus for the past three summers will not be held this season as organizers take time off to assess the future of the event.July 13, 2016 midnight read more..
The results from the Kollas-Cranmer Memorial Run are in after a bit of delay and congratulations go to Jesse McChesney, who finished first place out of the 269 people who registered to run the event (99 walkers), finishing in 39 minutes, 8.10 seconds. He narrowly beat second-place finisher Oscar Bauman, who completed the 7.41-mile course from Odell to Hood River in 39:08.39. Also going sub-40 in the race were Ahrlin Bauman (39:12) and Dusty Lopez (39:32), who finished in third and fourth places, respectively.July 13, 2016 midnight read more..
Lauryn Despain of The Dalles will be among high school senior girls from across Oregon gathering in Salem for the Distinguished Young Women of Oregon program on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Chemeketa Community College Theater.July 13, 2016 midnight read more..
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal authorities are working on a plan aimed at deciding how much sport, commercial and tribal fishing for salmon and steelhead will be allowed in the Columbia River and its tributaries as part of a long-term agreement starting in 2018.July 13, 2016 midnight read more..
A pedestrian bridge serving the west end of the waterfront was just one idea mentioned Monday in City Council applicant interviews (story, page A9). Not a new idea, but one worth renewing, especially as the city embarks on a long-range transportation management plan for the west side of the city.July 13, 2016 midnight read more..
The July 6 fire that destroyed a home at 1303 Tucker Road in Hood River was apparently human-caused, according to Fire marshal Jim Trammell, of West Side Fire Department. The fire occurred Wednesday at 11:30 p.m.July 13, 2016 midnight read more..
I’m trained as an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher, having received my endorsement after an intense program at Portland State University. During my studies there, I learned about the acquisition of language, including funny sounding subjects such as glottal stops and schwas. But who knew, years later, that I would continue informally studying linguistics while preparing for surgery and practicing yoga?July 13, 2016 midnight read more..
Work is nearing completion on the 13th Street couplet, just off Belmont Road. That means soon the Hood River Heights’ main streets — 12th and 13th — will be open to just one-way traffic, according to state officials.July 13, 2016 midnight read more..
A capital campaign for the rehabilitation of the historic Tilly Jane A-frame on Cooper Spur is now underway.July 13, 2016 midnight read more..
The Mt. Hood Town Hall will hold its first farmers’ market on July 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. The market will be held on the second Thursday of each month through September. The facility is located on Highway 35, 14 miles south of Hood River.July 13, 2016 midnight read more..
Benny Beaver will be showing his trademark buckteeth and flat tail at the Hood River County Fair. The OSU mascot will be cruising the fairgrounds on Thursday, July 28, starting at 1 p.m. with free photo opportunities and a scavenger hunt with prizes. Benny will help fairgoers learn what Oregon State University is doing in Hood River County.July 13, 2016 midnight read more..
Just as kiteboarding athletes train all winter for summer events such as Kiteboarding 4 Cancer, students from the Odell area worked through the winter to prepare for their part of the activities this weekend.July 13, 2016 midnight read more..
It’s that time of year when businesses throughout the Hood River Fruit Loop share the bounty of the Hood River Valley, starting with the annual Cherry Celebration.July 13, 2016 midnight read more..
“What’s In A Name?” art projects from the students at Next Door Inc.’s Klahre House program were on display last month at Hawk’s Ridge Assisted Living, located just a few blocks away. The student work moves this week to Klahre House, located at the Next Door Inc., 965 Tucker Road.July 13, 2016 midnight read more..
JellyBean has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s about 1 to 2 years old, and maybe a mix of JRT/Doxie/Chi and your-guess-is-as-good-as-mine! He’s 10 pounds, and we just can’t figure why the phone’s not ringing off the hook for this young dog. He’s got that premature gray, charmer thing going on, and couldn’t be sweeter.July 12, 2016 2:22 p.m. read more..
Anne Vance and Floyd CarterJuly 12, 2016 2:20 p.m. read more..
Kenneth Stephenson and Edmond BrowningJuly 12, 2016 2:19 p.m. read more..
The annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event returns to the Hood River Waterfront July 15-17.July 12, 2016 2:15 p.m. read more..
Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) has announced that Aug. 1 is the application deadline for 12 scholarships for Hood River Valley High graduates who are sophomore, juniors or seniors continuing in two- or four-year colleges.July 12, 2016 11:46 a.m. read more..
The White Salmon River Fest celebrates the White Salmon River, the communities, and the natural and cultural history that surrounds this watershed. This river is an invaluable social, recreational, agricultural and economic resource to those who call it home.July 9, 2016 midnight read more..
On Monday, City Council will add a seventh member, on appointed basis, following interviews during the 6 p.m. regular meeting at City Hall.July 9, 2016 midnight read more..
I’ve done a lot of view hikes in the Columbia River Gorge during my time here and frankly, that’s not very difficult to do. There are many options on both sides of the Columbia River for those who want to take advantage of a clear summer’s day and take in the view from some overlook or basalt outcropping.July 9, 2016 midnight read more..
Cooper Spur Mountain Resort presents the first-ever Short Track Weekend mountain bike event July 15-17 at the resort, located on the north side of Mount Hood.July 9, 2016 midnight read more..
The Mt. Hood Town Hall will be holding its first farmers’ market on Thursday, July 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. The market will be held monthly on the second Thursday of each month through September. The facility is located on Highway 35 14 miles south of Hood River.July 9, 2016 midnight read more..
Rachel Moore-Beitler, LAc, has opened Five Element Acupuncture on Third Street in downtown Hood River.July 9, 2016 midnight read more..
The Troutdale-to-Biggs paving project is coming in one week to the Interstate 84 section at Hood River.July 9, 2016 midnight read more..
During harvest time for corn, the heavy yet melodic rhythm of “El Novillo Despuntado,” a ranchera song performed by an iconic figure for Mexican campesinos, echoes on the southern plains in Jalisco, Mexico.July 9, 2016 midnight read more..
The City of Bingen and BNSF Railway established a memorandum of understanding last week for the city to house a BNSF Fire Response Trailer within city limits.July 6, 2016 midnight read more..
SEATTLE (AP) — An environmental group sued the federal agency that operates the nation’s largest hydropower producer Wednesday, saying operations at the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state are polluting the Columbia River in violation of federal clean-water laws.July 6, 2016 midnight read more..
It’s tax time in the city. On June 27, The Dalles City Council voted 4-0 to approve an ordinance to impose a 3 percent tax on the sale of marijuana items by retailers in the city. However, the city’s voters will have the final say.July 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Skye Weiseth, as Princess Leia, strikes a pose with her father, Teg, as Chewbacca, and her brother, Jack, as Boba Fett, while Ben Bonham and his “alien band” play swing tunes, at Friday’s Star Wars-themed Hood River Library District celebration fifth anniversary at Georgiana Smith Gardens.July 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Matthew Frost, a junior at Hood River Valley High School, has just finished making a corner of his world a better place. But not just for himself — it’s for students who, when school starts up, can start receiving medical and behavioral health services at the high school’s School-Based Health Center (SBHC), a satellite site managed by One Community Health.July 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Energy Trust of Oregon and Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA) announced last month that their Irrigation Modernization Program received the 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Award given by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA).July 6, 2016 midnight read more..
While dazzling in their patriotic sizzle, fireworks stack the workload for local firefighters every July.July 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) has been named to the leadership team as part of Travel Oregon’s “Outdoor Recreation (Means Business)” Initiative.July 6, 2016 midnight read more..
This one goes to 11 — with a “brewer’s dozen” or more in the pipeline.July 6, 2016 midnight read more..
“Hit by penny candy, amused by a mouse, hit by a runaway stroller …”July 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Do you know there are angels right here in Hood River and surrounding communities?July 6, 2016 midnight read more..
For the first time in recent memory, the Hood River ran out of water on Tuesday this week.July 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Last week was the 15 year anniversary of my open heart surgery. Since that time, I have always honored that day with something celebratory out in nature, like watching the sunrise from the summit of Mount Hood. There is no equal to the power of wilderness therapy.July 6, 2016 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Library District Board of Directors has announced the three finalists for the Library Director position: Diane Adams of International Falls, Minn., Rachael Fox of Hood River, and Emily Klonicki of Rockford, Ill.July 6, 2016 midnight read more..
The annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event returns to the Hood River Waterfront July 15-17, and with this year’s event comes a significant milestone.July 6, 2016 midnight read more..
Ellis TannerJuly 5, 2016 1:57 p.m. read more..
Applications are now being sought for the 2017 Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour.July 5, 2016 1:56 p.m. read more..
“It’s fair time!”July 5, 2016 1:51 p.m. read more..
Celebrate the largest multi-use single-track trail system on the Mount Hood National Forest at Trailgate 2016 this Saturday.July 5, 2016 1:42 p.m. read more..
Local ultramarathoner Jax Mariash Koudele became the female champion and sixth overall at the Global 4 Deserts race series stop in China known as the Gobi March on June 25. This was the race series 50th Anniversary race. The Gobi March stop is the third of five for Koudele to become the first woman in the world to complete the series Grand Slam Plus.July 2, 2016 midnight read more..
Save the date: in addition to Kriekfest on July 9, another beer festival is on the schedule this summer. It’s the third annual Solog festival, on Aug. 20 at the railway park in Parkdale. Solera Brewery and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales (hence So and Log) runs noon to 7 p.m. with music, food and ales from both breweries pouring in the park.July 2, 2016 midnight read more..
Easy-going hikes in the Gorge are pretty hard to come by. The geography of the area doesn’t lend itself to many leisurely, pleasant strolls through the woods. Believe me, I’ve looked.July 2, 2016 midnight read more..
Avenue Q, a coming of age musical suitable for adults 18 and over, opens next weekend at the Columbia Center for the Arts for a four-week run. Show dates are July 8-9, 14-16, 21-23 and 29-30, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The show combines human and puppet characters and centers on the theme of the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood.July 2, 2016 midnight read more..
The obscure sport of Parking Your Age may be on its last legs, but with my birthday a month ago I got back into it.July 2, 2016 midnight read more..
The Columbia River Relay For Life, titled “Evening of Hope,” moves July 9 to a new location, and proceeds on a different, shorter schedule, with an emphasis on music, dancing, and active fun while honoring cancer survivors and treasuring loved ones’ memories.July 2, 2016 midnight read more..
Wasco County Historical Society invites the public to a program featuring the Historic Columbia River Highway’s centennial on Saturday, July 9 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Moody/Rorick House, located at 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles. Presenter Carolyn Wood, longtime member of the HCRH Advisory Committee, will highlight the history and centennial events. The program is free.July 2, 2016 midnight read more..
“Baby Friendly.” It may sound cute and simple, but it’s not. Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital recently joined 11 hospitals in Oregon and 355 hospitals in the United States as a certified Baby Friendly facility, according to a Providence press release.July 2, 2016 midnight read more..
Flag Day, June 14, was celebrated with the groundbreaking for the long-awaited Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial. The memorial is located in front of the Public Service Building on the Capitol Mall in Salem. The groundbreaking was organized by White Oak Construction, the company chosen to construct the memorial.July 2, 2016 midnight read more..
The world of krieks is coming to Hood River County.July 2, 2016 midnight read more..
Garrick and Kelly Fisher have a bit of a mystery on their hands. The couple, who purchased The Wearhouse in October, discovered two lettermen’s jackets in their backroom they are now looking to reunite free of charge with their owners.July 1, 2016 3:59 p.m. read more..
Death notices for July 2: Floyd Carter and Michael HillJuly 1, 2016 3:55 p.m. read more..
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