The Hood River Lions Club has awarded the three selected winners of its annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. This year’s theme is “The Future of Peace.” The winners received their awards Dec. 9 at the Hood River Library.December 30, 2017 midnight read more..
Did you lose trees to winter storms or bark beetle damage? Want to add color to your garden in the grey winter months?December 30, 2017 midnight read more..
Dozens of stranded travelers got a surprise Dec. 25 when police dished them up a holiday meal cooked by a local chef.December 30, 2017 midnight read more..
Thanks to the generosity of the Gorge community, this past year, almost three-quarters of children in foster care in Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties had a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer on their side, looking out for their best interests, stated a CASA press release.December 30, 2017 midnight read more..
The Pacific Northwest is home to the United States' most contaminated place, the Hanford Nuclear Site. Join Gorge Owned on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts for a panel discussion that will explore the history of Hanford's plutonium production, the contamination that persists as a result, and the importance of the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River known as the Hanford Reach.December 30, 2017 midnight read more..
Another year and another state title for the HRV girls water polo team, as well as a state title for HRV skiing highlighted the year in Gorge sports in 2017, but there were many other stories of athletes in the Gorge that caught our attention.December 30, 2017 midnight read more..
Robert Windsor, Carl Eddy Jr., Vernon Melzer, Jeffrey Miller, Joseph Irby V, and William BudworthDecember 29, 2017 11:23 a.m. read more..
William FerresDecember 29, 2017 11:22 a.m. read more..
The History Museum of Hood River County has been highlighting both the traditional and the modern in its “Latino Experience” exhibit since the end of September.December 27, 2017 midnight read more..
In 2017, these leavings washed up on the rocky beach of my gust-swept brain.December 27, 2017 midnight read more..
Every Christmas Eve since I was a teenager, I’ve snuggled up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa and a bowl of popcorn to watch my favorite movie of all time – “It’s a Wonderful Life.”December 27, 2017 midnight read more..
Often times, a look back through a year’s news will reveal a theme — a thread that seems to tie everything together. That’s the way it has been in Hood River County in 1987, and the theme has been “development.” To be sure, there were many other events — both positive and negative — but the year was just barely underway when new developments started hitting the headlines.December 27, 2017 midnight read more..
The Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) is seeking citizen volunteers to assist in staffing the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Goldendale during large-scale emergencies. Citizens will assist KCDEM staff in supporting first responders during natural and man-made disasters.December 27, 2017 midnight read more..
Sleep did not come that night. My mind was on fire contemplating and reviewing all the options, pros and cons. If I continued on, there was a high probability of sustaining permanent damage, maybe surgery, and possibly risking my life.December 27, 2017 midnight read more..
The City of Hood River starts plowing streets when snow buildup is 3-inches or greater. Ordinances allow parking on the south and west sides of the street — where parking is allowed — which allows city crews to clear snow quickly and efficiently.December 27, 2017 midnight read more..
We have now spoken five times.December 27, 2017 midnight read more..
After a few days off, the Horizon Hawks girls basketball team was back in action on Dec. 21 as they traveled to Echo for their seventh game of the season.December 27, 2017 midnight read more..
The Horizon boys basketball team looks to try and build off its most recent 64-44 road win on Dec. 21 over Echo.December 27, 2017 midnight read more..
The HRV girls basketball team was back in action days later as they traveled to Milwaukie Dec. 22.December 27, 2017 midnight read more..
After team success versus St. Helens in their home opener and some individual successes, as well as a girls first place finish in the Liberty Tournament last weekend, the HRV boys wrestling team continued their early dominance against Stevenson and the girls against Washougal in the Battle of the Bridge dual meet last week.December 27, 2017 midnight read more..
In November, The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) Board of Directors approved more than $3.7 million in grants to metro Portland nonprofits.December 26, 2017 12:08 p.m. read more..
Barbara Board and Terry GossDecember 26, 2017 11:35 a.m. read more..
WELL SAID: “Why did I walk though crowds of fellow-beings with my eyes turned down, and never raise them to that blessed Star which led the Wise Men to a poor abode! Were there no poor homes to which its light would have conducted me?” — Marley’s ghost, in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”December 23, 2017 midnight read more..
Christmas is a time of fragrant traditions, none more so than the eighth annual May Street Elementary School coffee sale.December 23, 2017 midnight read more..
In the wake of Amtrak 501’s derailment earlier this week, we are once again reminded of the importance of incorporating modern technology to drastically improve outcome and, in some cases, prevent derailment altogether. Mosier Mayor Arlene Burns submitted this Another Voice, and mayors and council members from six other Oregon and Washington cities signed it.December 23, 2017 midnight read more..
A moral fable and one of the world’s most enduring ghost stories, one known best as novel, started as a series of tales told around coal fires. “A Christmas Carol,” known the world over for its entertaining and moving account of Ebenezer Scrooge, began as a serial, author Charles Dickens reading to London audiences. True power and impact originates with small groups of people gathered together. Dickens’ landmark, so beloved “at this time of the rolling year,” grew from such places.December 23, 2017 midnight read more..
Care to send a fruit tree to a loved one? The Fruit Company, Inc., of Pine Grove made it possible this year.December 23, 2017 midnight read more..
Through the first six games of the season, the HRV boys basketball team was 4-2, including a three-game winning streak.December 23, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley swim team travelled to Bend last weekend for the Giving Classic meet.December 23, 2017 midnight read more..
Visit the Hood River Library on Jan. 6 at 3:30 p.m. for an informal bullet journal workshop designed to help participants to get more organized.December 23, 2017 midnight read more..
One Community Health’s (OCH) Kristen Foskett, a certified family nurse practitioner, has recently teamed up with Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center (CGCAC) to help provide qualified child abuse screenings, specialized sexual assault screenings, and support services at the center, located in Hood River.December 23, 2017 midnight read more..
Winter break spans now through Jan. 7 — and there are plenty of local activities to keep everyone entertained.December 23, 2017 midnight read more..
A special election will be held throughout Oregon on Jan. 23 on Measure 101, which “approves temporary assessments to fund health care for low-income individuals and families, and to stabilize health insurance premiums,” according to the referendum text. It also will provide “temporary assessments on insurance companies, some hospitals, and other providers of insurance or health care coverage.December 22, 2017 12:15 p.m. read more..
Updated for Dec. 23 editionDecember 22, 2017 12:11 p.m. read more..
Hood River News offers updated copies of “12 Columns of Christmas,” a collection of Christmas editorials from 2001-2012.December 22, 2017 12:10 p.m. read more..
The visiting Ridgeview Ravens travelled to Hood River on Tuesday night to take on the Eagles, who came into this game on a three-game winning streak.December 20, 2017 noon read more..
Hood River Valley residents find no end of ways to decorate for Christmas. Here is a series of the serious and the whimsical, and seriously whimsical, displays you might have missed.December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
After a two-week break since Horizon’s last game, the Hawks were back in action this past Thursday at the Triad Christmas Classic.December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
The local Red Cross in Oregon and southwest Washington has mental health responders and volunteers at Union Station in Portland to provide information and support to families affected by Monday’s train derailment near Tacoma, Wash.December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
Highway 22 is currently closed and motorists traveling between Central Oregon and the Willamette Valley are being urged to take Highway 20 through Sweet Home or Highway 26 through Government Camp.December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
The United Way of the Columbia Gorge is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 allocations period. Each year, the Allocations Committee, a group of volunteers and community members representing the entire Gorge, review applications from local human service non-profits to ensure that the money raised by the United Way will have the greatest impact in the community.December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
People came through for other people.December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
Spokane, Wash. (AP) — Members of Congress from Washington state are praising the decision to start negotiations early next year over the future of a half-century-old agreement between the United States and Canada that governs hydropower and flood control operations along the Columbia River.December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
On Sunday, Dec. 17, at about 8:35 a.m., the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Lakeview Drive in Stevenson. The original caller reported hearing multiple gunshots and people screaming for the police.December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River’s new overhead street lighting system, now brightening the residential districts, was completed by Pacific Power & Light company a year ahead of schedule to give the city modern and efficient lighting.December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
Enjoy a family-friendly event celebrating the longest night of the year at the Hood River Library on Thursday, Dec. 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m.December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
Join Gorge Grown Food Network and Rockford Grange for the monthly Friday Farm Film Fest, with shows on Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16 and April 20 at the Rockford Grange. Films will be watched as a community, with discussion and related panelists to follow. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. Movies are suitable for all ages.December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) held its fifth annual awards program on Dec. 12, recognizing Ryan Hartman as the 2017 GTA Technology Leader of the Year and Insitu Commercial Division as the 2017 GTA Technology Organization of the Year.December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
A drone engine manufacturer from West Australia has chosen Hood River for its expansion into the United States.December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
Plenty of food and gifts, with fewer recipients, was the hallmark of this year’s Hood River Christmas Project effort, which concluded over the weekend.December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
HRV wrestling dominated St. Helens in its first dual meet of the season, winning by a point total of 57-18 and it took that momentum into its second meet against Madras last week, beating the White Buffaloes 51-27.December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
Rose Bayes, Nancy Smith, LaVonne Holmstrom, Elyssa Montgomery, Robert Culver, Sheldon Ayres, and Rose Van RiperDecember 19, 2017 11:36 a.m. read more..
David FosterDecember 19, 2017 11:35 a.m. read more..
The Beaverton School District’s “FutureBus,” a mobile maker-space and design studio, visited Cascade Locks Elementary School Dec. 14. In this unique partnership, a team from Beaverton shared design-thinking and robotics curriculum as well as what they’ve learned in two years running the FutureBus, stated a press release.December 16, 2017 midnight read more..
Volunteers from the Southwest Washington Area Team, which includes Hood River County, are celebrating the record-breaking collection of 18,000 gift-filled shoeboxes as part of The Samaritan's Purse project Operation Christmas Child.December 16, 2017 midnight read more..
“Loving Vincent” is the world’s first fully oil painted feature film, and it will show at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the Columbia Center for the Arts. The unique movie brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his story.December 16, 2017 midnight read more..
Mandy Kurfurst is a human resources generalist with One Community Health, sponsor of Gorge Happiness Month. On the job for 18 months, she’s felt plenty of need to observe the program’s tenets and the Daily Three.December 16, 2017 midnight read more..
Updated for Dec. 16 editionDecember 16, 2017 midnight read more..
As temperatures begin to drop, stress levels start to lower for seniors at Hood River Valley High School applying to college.December 16, 2017 midnight read more..
The HRV girls basketball team through the first five games of the season are 4-2 and currently on a three game winning streak after going on the road this Tuesday and coming out of Gresham with a 51-20 victory.December 16, 2017 midnight read more..
Gus has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He is about 2 years old, and volunteers say he’s the sweetest little Yorkie in town!December 16, 2017 midnight read more..
The History Museum of Hood River County hosts its Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 16 from noon to 4 p.m.December 16, 2017 midnight read more..
Thirty-six teams of students ages 9 to 14 competed at the First Lego League (FLL) robotics tournaments on Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10. The Dalles Middle School event welcomed teams from as far as Hermiston, Heppner, Irrigon and Ione as well as Klickitat, Stevenson, Dufur, Mosier, Centerville, Hood River and The Dalles. Eleven teams were chosen to advance to the state competition in Hillsboro in January.December 16, 2017 midnight read more..
Gorge residents should be outraged at a decision by the federal government that puts us all in danger.December 13, 2017 midnight read more..
Replacing the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge, spanning a federal waterway, connecting two states, and likely costing over $250 million is a complex and risky undertaking. Recent letters to the editor reflect the understandable desire to replace the bridge, and do it quickly. The port shares this objective.December 13, 2017 midnight read more..
Stress is no stranger to Caitlin Alcott, a young mother with a 3-year-old son and 5-week-old daughter. In her “other life,” as she puts it, she is a hydrologist, or river scientist, doing work in salmon habitat restoration.December 13, 2017 midnight read more..
Makena Zorza and Janessa Castañeda, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the Hood River Elks Lodge November Students of the Month.December 13, 2017 midnight read more..
Wasco County officials reversed themselves Friday and said they would be comfortable lodging youth in the local juvenile detention facility after announcing Wednesday they would send juveniles elsewhere following a critical report on the facility.December 13, 2017 midnight read more..
The HRV boys basketball team headed into this past weekend’s Madras tournament on a two-game skid.December 13, 2017 midnight read more..
The HRV girls basketball team started last week by winning in the final seconds against Heritage by a score of 40-39 Dec. 5, and followed up that nail-biting victory with a 52-43 overtime win at home versus Redmond last Friday.December 13, 2017 midnight read more..
In nearly every world tradition and faith, singing and music play an important role. Music in the sacred tradition can be intimate and reflective, celebratory and exuberant, mysterious, and even challenging. Its role is to communicate something timeless.December 13, 2017 midnight read more..
Though it’s only early December, I’ve already received two extraordinarily special gifts. The first gift arrived in the fall, when Jack O’ Lanterns still decorated the front steps. It didn’t come in a box, or wrapped in holiday paper. It arrived in a humble canning jar, its contents as precious to me as the gold, frankincense and myrrh delivered by the three kings to Bethlehem so many years ago. The gift? A jar of strawberry jam, canned with love last spring, when its maker had just learned he had only months to live.December 13, 2017 midnight read more..
Groundwork has already begun in Odell on the new distribution center for the Hood River Post Office.December 13, 2017 midnight read more..
Dec. 14 — Tree of Remembrance Memorial, 5:30 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center, Hood River. Decorate an ornament in memory of a loved one; live music. Can be placed on Tree of Remembrance and taken home later, or taken home that night.December 13, 2017 midnight read more..
It all started when we picked up Hood River folks from Aomori-Shin Station.December 13, 2017 midnight read more..
Soroptimist International of Hood River is looking for three Gorge area women who are heads of households to receive $1,500 Live Your Dream Awards to continue their education. Applications are now available at the Hood River Library, Cascade Locks, Parkdale and The Dalles Library. The application deadline has been extended to Jan. 15.December 12, 2017 2:47 p.m. read more..
Daniel Francis Rawson and Leia Kathleen Langhoff, both of Vancouver, Wash., were married Jan. 22, 2017. The ceremony was held at Timberline Lodge Raven’s Nest, with the groom’s father, Patrick Rawson, officiating. A brunch reception followed.December 12, 2017 2:41 p.m. read more..
Eldon Behney and Douglas EvansDecember 12, 2017 12:44 p.m. read more..
As work presses into winter on the Wyeth portion of the Columbia River Historic Highway State Trail, transportation agencies are considering alternatives for the next piece of the endeavor: Mitchell Point.December 9, 2017 midnight read more..
Willie walks out, opportunity walks in.December 9, 2017 midnight read more..
The annual Hood River County fire departments’ lighted truck Christmas parade will take place Dec. 11 in Odell and Pine Grove, Dec. 12 in Parkdale and Dee, and Dec. 13 on the West Side and Hood River, each night from 6-9p.m.December 9, 2017 midnight read more..
Congratulations to the Double A Orchards team, who won the first half of the spirited Tuesday Nite Mixed league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. This foursome has all the makings of a dynasty, comprised of a family of outstanding bowlers led by matriarch and perennial all-star bowler Nancy Asai, hubby Aron Asai, dynamic daughter Ciena Brittle and up and comer Austin Dehart.December 9, 2017 midnight read more..
The HRV boys basketball team was back on the road Tuesday as they traveled to Vancouver for a game against Heritage.December 9, 2017 midnight read more..
After splitting its two games last weekend in the Madras tournament, the HRV girls basketball team at 1-2 on the season was back home Tuesday against Heritage, from Vancouver, in what was an exciting game.December 9, 2017 midnight read more..
The First Day Hikes tradition continues New Year’s Day 2018 when the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) joins America’s State Parks in sponsoring the seventh annual event. All 24 hikes in 22 Oregon state parks will be guided by park rangers or volunteers who will share stories about a park’s geology, history, wildlife and plants. Day-use parking fees are waived for all visitors at participating parks Jan. 1 only.December 8, 2017 1:57 p.m. read more..
Micheal Shibahara and Brandi HowardDecember 8, 2017 11:58 a.m. read more..
Robert Mulligan and Roy IrwinDecember 8, 2017 11:57 a.m. read more..
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A newly created state office is hoping to take Oregon’s recreational economy from good to great.December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
Repair and replacement work is nearly complete for three bridges on Highway 30 east of Mosier.December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
More than 200 people turned out for a forum reflecting on forest ecology in the wake of the Eagle Creek fire.December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
The first evening run of the Mt. Hood Railroad “Train to Christmas Town” derailed late Friday afternoon about four miles south of Hood River, with no injuries. Four train cars, with about 200 passengers aboard, slid off the tracks but stayed upright, according to MHRR General Manager Ron Kaufman.December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
With help from the community this upcoming weekend, the Golden Eagle Park project may have another addition.December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
The HRV girls basketball bounced back from their home loss to Sandy in their season opener with a first round 62-56 win in the Madras Tournament over La Grande on Friday, Dec. 1.December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
After the Horizon girls basketball team opened their season with a 58-43 home loss to Stevenson, they had a great opportunity to get that first win of the season when they hosted Triad on Friday, Dec. 1 at the annual Hawk Invitational tournament.December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River boys basketball team traveled to Redmond on Friday, Dec. 1 for its first away game of the season.December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
Horizon Christian hosted their annual Hawk Invitational basketball tournament this past weekend and four teams from the OSAA 1A conference — Trinity Lutheran, Damascus Christian, Triad and Horizon —competed in the boys side of the bracket.December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
A holiday treat awaits downtown shoppers and passing motorists as members of the Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta will hold a special curbside performance, and unique ribbon-cutting event, Dec. 6 at 12:15 p.m.December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
At Hood River Library this month, teens are invited to caught up on all that is happening in a galaxy far, far away, leading up to the release Dec. 17 of the new film in the franchise, “The Last Jedi.”December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River County Library District brings an “Introduction to Knitting” class to two of its branches this month.December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
Interstate 84 will see rolling slowdowns and delays in both directions on Thursday, Dec. 7 for the sixth in a rock blasting series necessary to build the latest segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
Bandwidth is commonly an issue for John Roberts. As Hood River County’s community development director, the dad of our two children — plus a new puppy — and a volunteer for a number of local organizations, he’s pretty busy (as most of us are).December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
Did you lose trees to winter storms or bark beetle damage? Want to add color to your garden in the grey winter months?December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
It’s a win/win for the Hood River community because Women’s Ministries at Hood River Valley Christian Church loves to give.December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 7, the annual Tinsel and Tails concert will be held at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St., from 7-8:30 p.m.December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
The Next Door, Inc., moreDecember 6, 2017 midnight read more..
Marvin Turner, principal at Coe and Park Street schools in Hood River, has been picked to head a new elementary building to be constructed west of Hood River.December 6, 2017 midnight read more..
Peggy Lou Briggs, Kenneth Kaske, Patricia Garner, Rebecca Sexton, Mary Rodkey and John Dame Jr.December 5, 2017 9:02 a.m. read more..
As the year comes to an end, business owners are looking at how they performed. It is a time to celebrate those successes but it is also a time to set new goals.December 4, 2017 11:56 a.m. read more..
When we see lines on our face, we immediately blame the sun, our age, and body changes. Those things don't deserve all the blame. Our facial muscles have helped create those lines. There are ways to help those muscles relax.December 4, 2017 11:10 a.m. read more..
Last year, the Horizon Hawks boys basketball team traveled to Stevenson for their first game of the year and would lose big on the road, 78-55.December 2, 2017 midnight read more..
A late rally at the end of the HRV girls basketball game against Sandy wasn’t enough as the Eagles dropped their home opener by a score of 36-31.December 2, 2017 midnight read more..
In the first game of the season last year, the HRV boys basketball team traveled to Sandy and were shown how valuable a talented team and experienced lineup can be.December 2, 2017 midnight read more..
Warm, handknit or crocheted items for men, women and children are being collected at Knot Another Hat for local warming shelters in Hood River and The Dalles, as well as for The Next Door, Helping Hands Against Violence, and the people of Cascade Locks.December 2, 2017 midnight read more..
Julie Adams of “Hello Gorgeous” beauty and barber shop in Odell writes, “I would like to give a big thank you to the Odell Garden Club. At the beginning of the Christmas holidays, a lovely handmade swag adorns all the businesses in Odell. Thank you to all who make these swags and deliver them. They have been adding beauty and joy to my piece of heaven for the past 10 years.”December 2, 2017 midnight read more..
The book “I Am Jazz” will be read Dec. 7 at White Salmon Community Library.December 2, 2017 midnight read more..
The Horizon girls basketball team is coming off one of its best seasons as a program, ending with a 21-6 overall record, a 13-1 record in league play and a Big Sky league title.December 2, 2017 midnight read more..
Politics and city management can boil anyone’s tea kettle over. For Mosier Mayor Arlene Burns, it’s more about creating an environment in which you truly want to liveDecember 2, 2017 midnight read more..
Jeff and Melissa Rippey of Hood River have been named The Next Door’s 2017 Bonnie Benton Philanthropists of the Year. The couple was recognized and thanked by staff in November at the organization’s office on the heights.December 2, 2017 midnight read more..
A special election will be held throughout Oregon on Jan. 23 on Measure 101 which “approves temporary assessments to fund health care for low-income individuals and families, and to stabilize health insurance premiums,” according to the referendum text.December 2, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley Christian has announced its advent and Christmas schedule, as follows:December 1, 2017 1:13 p.m. read more..
The Wasco County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is hosting its fifth annual Blanket Drive. All items collected from this drive will be donated to The Warming Place in The Dalles, and to Gilliam and Sherman County Emergency Management.December 1, 2017 1:11 p.m. read more..
Mildred GoeDecember 1, 2017 12:40 p.m. read more..
Ruth Palmer, Westlake Cannon and Beverly DanielsonDecember 1, 2017 12:25 p.m. read more..
Frances Cunningham and Agnes KochisDecember 1, 2017 12:24 p.m. read more..
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