75th Anniversary of Roy Websters Cross-Channel Swim Sept. 4; Tenth Annual Hood River Hall of Fame Banquet Sept. 9August 30, 2017 midnight read more..
A tumultuous year seems to have reached a crescendo these last few weeks. The intensity of emotions generated by catastrophic violence, threat of war, acts of terrorism and racism, and nature at its finest as well as at its most destructive has a strangle hold on our senses.August 30, 2017 midnight read more..
The HRV boys soccer team began their season last week with a jamboree in Woodburn against two of the top teams in the state. In their first matchup they beat Silverton, who are potential state contenders, 3-0, and in the final match of the day against defending state champions Woodburn it was a scoreless draw.August 30, 2017 midnight read more..
From the very beginning of my chosen life as a landscape photographer, I have sought out light at the edges of day. There is a brief moment when shadows emerge, then disappear. It is those fleeting seconds of surreal beauty that I live for.August 30, 2017 midnight read more..
Kenai has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s a purebred Husky! Isn't he gorgeous?! They think he's around four years old. He came to us as a stray, underweight and in desperate need of a groom. They brushed off enough hair to cover a whole other dog!August 30, 2017 midnight read more..
All schools in the county unit system will open full day classes on Monday morning, Sept. 8. A full staff of teachers will be on hand.August 30, 2017 midnight read more..
Columbia Center for the Arts is excited to host a month-long, center-wide celebration of Latino Art and Culture throughout September. This program is part of the art center’s 2017 Cultural Series, which included honoring the Art and Culture of Japan and will feature Native American Arts and Culture in November.August 30, 2017 midnight read more..
Hope LaTourrette and Ralph ClaflinAugust 29, 2017 12:20 p.m. read more..
Oramay Hartley, Michael Anderson, Isabel Gilkerson and Richard McCurdyAugust 29, 2017 12:19 p.m. read more..
The 11th annual Columbia Gorge Peace Village last month drew a record 150 campers to Mosier School for a week of active learning about social justice, environmental citizenship, wellness, collaboration, media literacy, and self-empowerment.August 26, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School 2017 volleyball season is underway and there’s nothing but excitement surrounding this team after what they accomplished last year.August 26, 2017 midnight read more..
A Silent Auction and Party to benefit the family of Chavez will fill Underground Music Station on Aug. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., is in back. Underground Station is located at 500 Industrial Way.August 26, 2017 midnight read more..
On Aug. 21 shortly after 10 a.m. the morning looked like 8:15 p.m. as the 98 percent totality eclipse shaded the Gorge in brief dusk conditions for about two minutes, and caused a notable drop in air temperature.August 26, 2017 midnight read more..
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is proposing amendments to agency rules related to overnight camping rates for state parks.August 26, 2017 midnight read more..
The community’s first celebration of farm workers happens Sunday at Jackson Park from 2-8 p.m.August 26, 2017 midnight read more..
The next National Theater Live broadcast, shown at Columbia Center for the Arts, will be Sunday, Aug. 27 at noon.August 23, 2017 midnight read more..
John and Suze Nigl were married Aug. 26, 1967, in San Jose, Calif., where they spent their first year of marriage. They moved to Fresno in 1968 so John could attend Fresno State College on the GI Bill. He worked nights at the county library while Suze worked as a legal secretary. John received his degree in business administration in 1972 and a few weeks later they moved to Hood River.August 23, 2017 midnight read more..
The concept behind Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation is in the organization’s motto: “Giving back to those who have given.” The devotion inherent in the motto was recently on display at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport.August 23, 2017 midnight read more..
This past weekend athletes from Australia, Tahiti, Europe, Canada and the US traveled to Hood River to compete in the seventh annual Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge (CGPC), which is one of the most competitive and prestigious stand up paddling races.August 23, 2017 midnight read more..
Bogey, “the happiest Lab mix around,” has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He's about 88 pounds and 2 to 3 years old. Bogey is enthusiastic about everything! Grab that leash and he'll jump for joy right out the door! His leash skills are getting better and better every day.August 23, 2017 midnight read more..
Full Sail Brewing last week released Harrington’s Bourbon Aged Northwest Red Ale, sales benefiting the Harrington Family Foundation, which provides collegiate scholarships and mentorship support to Oregon’s future leaders. “This beer is 100 percent in the red zone,” said Oregon Duck legend and former NFL quarterback Joey Harrington. The release is available for a limited time in 16.9-ounce bottles and on draft (10.2 percent ABV, 39 IBUs).August 23, 2017 midnight read more..
For over 40 years, the Odell Lions Club has sold apples and pears as their major fundraiser. This year the project, known as Applerama, is in danger of cancelation, according to Chuck Bugge of Lions.August 23, 2017 midnight read more..
Despite a recent lawsuit to stop coal pollution in the Columbia Gorge, coal dust continues to blow off uncovered coal railroad cars traveling along the BNSF railroad line in Washington.August 23, 2017 midnight read more..
When the Hood River Swimming Pool closes its doors this Sunday, it may not be for good, Hood River’s city council decided Monday.August 23, 2017 midnight read more..
Join the Hood River County Library District on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for the annual Unity Picnic, a celebration of diversity and the culmination of the library’s summer reading program.August 23, 2017 midnight read more..
Kenny Newlan and Roland SolbergAugust 22, 2017 12:21 p.m. read more..
Gary Thelen and David DeGrootAugust 22, 2017 12:20 p.m. read more..
Practice has officially started for HRVHS fall sports, and for the Girls Water Polo team, they enter this year with all eyes on them as defending Mt. Hood Conference and 5A State champions.August 19, 2017 midnight read more..
The Portland Timbers will be creating a Regional Training Center in Hood River to help identify and develop more soccer players in the Gorge.August 19, 2017 midnight read more..
On Feb. 3, 2014, Gary Peterson lost his life to an 18-year battle with Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), a condition characterized by progressive problems with movement that attacks the immune system. Inspired by the courageous life his father lived, his son carries on his legacy.August 19, 2017 midnight read more..
For this awareness month, I’d like to go back to the basics of awareness. Forget about the commercials, the fundraising, the treatments. I simply want to introduce you to a condition that often goes undiagnosed for many years, despite its debilitating and life-altering symptoms — a condition that remains undiscussed and unmentioned, despite the over 5 million Americans that have it: gastroparesis.August 19, 2017 midnight read more..
Beautiful Roxy has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week, who describe her as the happiest girl around! She loves everybody she meets and sure knows how to bring a smile to volunteers’ faces.August 19, 2017 midnight read more..
As the end of summer nears, remember there is more to do than just watch the eclipse. Here is the final installment of our School’s Out-to-Labor Day list of one-a-day activities for the busy Gorge summer. (As this is intended for fun, we have not included “back to school shopping.”)August 19, 2017 midnight read more..
The radio stations of Bicoastal Media are teaming with Northshore Medical Group to launch their annual campaign to help a Columbia Gorge family in need. “Wheels of Hope” will provide a deserving family lacking transportation a 2007 Honda Accord from Griffith Motors to help them meet their daily needs.August 19, 2017 midnight read more..
Join Columbia Center for the Arts on Friday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for The Oregon Shadow Theater’s (OST) production of “The Terrific Tale of Thumbelina.” Oregon Shadow Theater is a Portland-based company specializing in the art of shadow puppetry.August 19, 2017 midnight read more..
As the new nutrition services director for the Hood River County School District, I have often heard people say over this last year, “It’s not nutrition unless you eat it.”August 19, 2017 midnight read more..
St. Mary’s Catholic Church will host a retirement party for longtime pastor Rev. Ron Maag on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 3-6 p.m. on the church lawn. The potluck is open to the community. He will retire at the end of August.August 19, 2017 midnight read more..
The paper was out and an otherwise quiet Tuesday afternoon brought a scanner call I just had to go check out: two drivers refusing to relinquish one parking spot. What we heard was that one guy was preparing to back into a space when another guy squeezed in and stole it from behind. But both were stuck at angles, and blocking traffic.August 19, 2017 midnight read more..
Gary Thelen and David DeGrootAugust 18, 2017 10:04 a.m. read more..
Judith Harmon, Everett Marvel, Edward Leiblein, Joseph Aragon, Rodney VanRiper, Mary Fields, Luis Rodriguez Ayala and Maurine WattlesAugust 18, 2017 10:02 a.m. read more..
Mark Saturday, Aug. 13, 1977, down in your memory.August 16, 2017 midnight read more..
July seemed to melt into August this year, with its relentless heat. The thickening dust of a thousand tractor wheels pulverizing the earth in the race to harvest perishable fruit filled the orchard air with a thick layer of particles. Little relief could be found in the eerily still nights with nary a breath of fresh air to ease the blistering heat.August 16, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River City Council would like to bring you up to speed related to the Hood River Energy Plan, currently being developed as a collaboration of seven local partners including the City of Hood River, the County of Hood River, the City of Cascade Locks, the Port of Cascade Locks, the Port of Hood River, Energy Trust of Oregon, and the Ford Family Foundation.August 16, 2017 midnight read more..
During our epic journey sailing across the Pacific Ocean with our family of four, we had the opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse, just south of Tahiti. It required a challenging overnight sail and a little bit of effort to view 100 percent totality.August 16, 2017 midnight read more..
The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC, in partnership with Providence Health & Services, recently announced a program to present custom-designed, soccer club-themed baby blankets to the family of every newborn baby born at a Providence hospital in Oregon for the remainder of the 2017 calendar year.August 16, 2017 midnight read more..
Traffic jams. Sold-out hotels. Farmers renting tent space in their fields.August 16, 2017 midnight read more..
Two coaches and 12 student-athletes participated in the first Oregon Girls Wrestling Cultural Exchange. This year's team traveled through three provinces of Canada and four U.S. states, visiting four universities that have womens wrestling teams.August 16, 2017 midnight read more..
Come out to Henderson Stadium this Friday, Aug. 18 to watch and meet your 2017 HRVHS fall sports players at the annual Blue and Gold BBQ.August 16, 2017 midnight read more..
A man who lives near Biggs Junction was arrested on suspicion of operating a hash oil lab at home.August 16, 2017 midnight read more..
Middle school students from around the Mid-Columbia were challenged this week at “Inventor’s Camp,” a hands-on science and technology camp introduced this year by Oregon State University and hosted by the OSU Extension Service of Wasco County and Columbia Gorge Community College.August 16, 2017 midnight read more..
John GreveAugust 15, 2017 12:57 p.m. read more..
A national nod comes pFriem Family Brewery’s way upon the celebration of its fifth anniversary.August 12, 2017 midnight read more..
In 1987 a man by the name of Fred Noble was arrested in Rowena for trespassing onto land that was owned by state parks.August 12, 2017 midnight read more..
Yesenia Castro leaves for Tsuruta, Japan, on Saturday, Aug. 12, the next coordinator of international relations (CIR) for Hood River’s sister city.August 12, 2017 midnight read more..
The Tsuruta Tennis Courts on May Street will close Aug. 14-28 for repairs. The work will be done by Cushion Tennis Courts of Redmond.August 12, 2017 midnight read more..
Before the start of every football season, the incoming senior players get together to come up with a motto unique to that group and this year it’s simple, said senior defensive lineman Adrian Ramirez: “Prove them wrong.”August 12, 2017 midnight read more..
The radio stations of Bicoastal Media are teaming with Northshore Medical Group to launch their annual campaign to help a Columbia Gorge family in need.August 12, 2017 midnight read more..
The Westside Area Concept Plan returns to business this week with two events, including the Aug. 16 meetings of the City of Hood River’s Westside Technical Advisory and Project Advisory committees (TAC and PAC) starting at 2 p.m.August 12, 2017 midnight read more..
Got an awesome motorcycle?August 12, 2017 midnight read more..
George McDonald Jr.August 11, 2017 10:58 a.m. read more..
David DeGroot and Gary ThelenAugust 11, 2017 10:57 a.m. read more..
Back-to-school spending is cutting more deeply into family budgets than ever before. In fact, the National Retail Foundation expects parents to shell out $83.6 billion this year to send their children and college students back to school, an increase of 10 percent over last year.August 9, 2017 midnight read more..
High school sports participation reached an all-time high last year of 7,963,535 and for the 28th consecutive year participation has increased, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).August 9, 2017 midnight read more..
Aug. 5 was an eventful day for sports and activities throughout the Gorge. Not only was the Double Damned event going on down at the Columbia River, but up at Mt. Hood Meadows the fourth annual Uphill Challenge took place and attracted over 40 racers from around the Gorge.August 9, 2017 midnight read more..
The annual OSU Extension Service Food Preservation course series has been in full swing since early June in both Hood River and The Dalles.August 9, 2017 midnight read more..
Knotweed is another horribly invasive plant unleashed on the countryside by gardeners attracted to its ornamental qualities.August 9, 2017 midnight read more..
The Gorge is getting ready for an arts-fusion event to celebrate America’s resilience and “our sacred right to have fun,” on Sunday Aug. 13 with a program billed as “America the Beautiful — the Remix,” a music-poetry-dance extravaganza based on the theme of making America fun and beautiful again.August 9, 2017 midnight read more..
Eclipse Begins: 9:04 a.m. on Aug. 21.August 9, 2017 midnight read more..
Pebbles and BamBam have been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pets of the week. These two are a bonded pair, 10 and 11 years old — and if one playful pup is great, TWO playful pups are awesome!August 9, 2017 midnight read more..
Odell Union High School will begin its first full year in the new high school building Aug. 27.August 9, 2017 midnight read more..
Cascade Mountain School’s family program for August is a wildflower forage and natural dye workshop with Julie Beeler, teacher with Oregon College of Arts and Crafts and Pacific Northwest College of Art.August 9, 2017 midnight read more..
Local timberland companies are announcing that due to conditions of high fire danger, all lands in Klickitat, Skamania, Yakima, Hood River and Wasco counties will be closed to public entry starting Aug. 5 until further notice.August 8, 2017 1:23 p.m. read more..
Velva Holcom, Antoinette Calderon, Robert Munro, Steven Howard, George McDonald Jr. and Betty DeanAugust 8, 2017 12:52 p.m. read more..
James MacMillan Jr., Maxine Carter and John GreveAugust 8, 2017 12:50 p.m. read more..
On July 29, the Heart of Hospice Foundation sponsored their first Community Grief and Loss Workshop using SoulCollage. Clyde Sanda was the facilitator and Karen Lee assisted.August 5, 2017 midnight read more..
A few additions and changes to rules will be made in the upcoming 2017-18 spring season regarding a couple high school sports: softball and track and field/cross country.August 5, 2017 midnight read more..
Players based in Hood River completed a long, committed and successful season, ending at the National Junior Olympics down in Los Angeles from July 27-30.August 5, 2017 midnight read more..
John Greve and Parker PerkinsAugust 4, 2017 11:16 a.m. read more..
A group of Mosier officials voted Monday to accept the terms of the latest $2.4 million offer from Union Pacific Railroad, subject to further negotiations on the scope of the release provided to the railroad in return for their payment and in-kind donations.August 2, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School cheerleaders attended a four-day National Cheerleading Association “Get Shocked” camp at Oregon State University in July and returned home with much to celebrate. Their honors included both JV and varsity placing second overall, earning several All-American nominations, one Top Gun Dancer award, and securing one All-American.August 2, 2017 midnight read more..
Over the past six years as a reporter for Columbia River Gorge newspapers, I’ve covered pretty much every beat there is, from local to county government, to crime, to breaking news, to features, and most recently, local and high school sports.August 2, 2017 midnight read more..
Emily Mitchell, an incoming junior at Hood River Valley High School, earned a podium position at eighth at the U.S.A. Wrestling Girls Cadet Freestyle National Championships in Fargo, N.D., late last month, earning her All-American honors.August 2, 2017 midnight read more..
The fifth race of the Gorge Cup occurred last Saturday at the Hood River Event Site and after the final heat finished, the leaderboard of the annual windsurfing slalom series looked very much the same as it did heading into the final weekend of racing.August 2, 2017 midnight read more..
Hundreds are expected at a once-in-a-lifetime event, when a world-famous religious statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be on display at St. Peter Catholic Church in The Dalles Aug. 3-4 as part of a national tour of peace.August 2, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River premier of the documentary by Laughing Deva Productions, “King of Roads,” will be showing at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. The show is a benefit for the History Museum of Hood River County. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and children under 12. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling 541-387-8877.August 2, 2017 midnight read more..
The Homemakers Vacation Camp, planned for Green Point, has been transferred to Lost Lake, as the new camp may not be ready, according to County Agent A.L. Marble, who stated that District Ranger S.C.August 2, 2017 midnight read more..
Columbia Art Center presents its August “Scenes: Photography of the Gorge” gallery exhibition which highlights photography of the Columbia River Gorge through the eyes of photographers from throughout the Pacific Northwest.August 2, 2017 midnight read more..
Summer passes the halfway point now that August is upon us, yet plenty of summer fun remains to be had around here. Here is the latest installment of our summer-long list of one thing a day to do in the Gorge.August 2, 2017 midnight read more..
As we venture deeper into the new realities of a Donald Trump presidency, many people across this great country are still feeling anger and resentment toward one another in the wake of a very messy and tumultuous 2016 election. Rather than seeing past their political differences, a growing number of Americans have chosen to stop speaking with friends and even family members, all because of whom they voted for.August 2, 2017 midnight read more..
Nikki has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.August 2, 2017 midnight read more..
James Byers, Guy Fallon, Earl Ayres, Jimmie Wideman, Nellie Busick, Alice Yolanda Land and Clara HooserAugust 1, 2017 1:56 p.m. read more..
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