Everett Akers and Nellie HjaltalinFebruary 28, 2017 1:16 p.m. read more..
LeeRae Kitchens, Mary Wilcox, Jenny Bean and Milton BottsFebruary 28, 2017 1:14 p.m. read more..
Kai Robertson, eighth grader at Horizon Christian School, spelled his way to champion at the recent Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) District Spelling Bee in Camas, Wash. Ellie Rinella, sixth grade, took fourth place. Both students will compete in the ACSI Regional Spelling Bee later this month.February 25, 2017 midnight read more..
Four swimmers from the Hood River Valley Swim Team (HRVST) qualified and competed at the Arena Oregon Swimming 10 & Under Championships held in Springfield this past weekend. The fastest swimmers from all over the state of Oregon and southwest Washington compete at this championship meet.February 25, 2017 midnight read more..
Coming as no surprise to anyone, the HRV boys and girls ski teams are once again champions of the Mt. Hood League, officially taking the title last week after winning a giant slalom (GS) competition at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl on Saturday, which was the last event of the regular season. It was the team’s fifth victory in as many races this season.February 25, 2017 midnight read more..
The first of two Hood River Valley High School winter plays, “She Kills Monsters,” directed by Rachel Harry, comes to the Bowe Theater next weekend, bringing ‘90s geek culture — and a Dungeons and Dragons module — to center stage.February 25, 2017 midnight read more..
Local elections head into deep waters on May 16.February 25, 2017 midnight read more..
On Feb. 5, the Cooper Spur Alpine Team (CSAT) hosted the annual Cooper Duel ski race at Cooper Spur Ski Area on Mount Hood. The Cooper Duel is a unique format in which racers run head to head on two adjacent slalom courses which provides ample opportunity for fierce competition, thrills, spills, and more cowbell.February 25, 2017 midnight read more..
Considering their struggles against Columbia River Conference opponents this season, the HRV girls basketball team’s removal from postseason consideration was essentially a fait accompli before they played in The Dalles Tuesday night.February 25, 2017 midnight read more..
The Horizon girls basketball team (21-5, 13-1 Big Sky District) will enter the second round of the 1A state tournament as an eight-seed and will host No. 9 Powder Valley (20-5, 12-3 Old Oregon League) on Saturday at 6 p.m.February 25, 2017 midnight read more..
Locals may have heard that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently proposed the addition of 1,055 water quality limited stream segments to Oregon’s 303(d) list, including five waterways in the Hood River Basin.February 25, 2017 midnight read more..
Nellie HjaltalinFebruary 24, 2017 12:27 p.m. read more..
Roger Justesen, Howard Kinzey and Stanford HarveyFebruary 24, 2017 12:26 p.m. read more..
Last week, Oregonians from all sides erupted over one topic: The Elliott State Forest. It’s an 80,000 acre forested parcel located near the Southern Oregon coast — and it will soon be in private hands when the State Land Board sells it for $220.8 million.February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
A large combined contingent of 16 (nine girls, seven boys) Hood River Valley High Eagle swimmers participated in the 5A state championships at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) in Gresham. The highlight was that five members of Coach Kelly Cunningham’s Columbia River Conference champion girls swim team recorded top finishes in Friday’s preliminaries to earn a position in Saturday’s finals.February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
With the Pendleton and Hermiston boys well out in front in the Columbia River Conference, The Dalles and HRV basketball teams, who have been able to beat the Bucks and Bulldogs all season, had to fight each other for the final play-in spot Tuesday evening in Hood River (results unavailable at press time).February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
Last week’s 10-pin action was in full swing at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. For the first time in weeks, the entire league schedule was completed and on top of that, the 65th annual City Bowling Tournament was conducted. Big scores and lots of new faces emerged in the limelight. Check out the highlights below.February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
A citizen watchdog group plans to appeal Hood River County Board of Commissioner’s decision to allow DeeTour Hotel, which could bring a long-running dispute over commercial development in the upper valley to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
The historic Paris Fair Building at Fourth and Oak Street has passed into new ownership. Paris Fair LLC, represented by Jeff Pickhardt, bought the property from owner North Cheatham on Feb. 1.February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
State Sen. Chuck Thomsen, R-Hood River, has sponsored a resolution to recognize the historical significance of Feb. 19, 1942, the date President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which restricted the freedom of Japanese Americans and other legal resident aliens through required identification cards, travel restrictions and seizure of personal property.February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
Amy Mallett, Hood River Valley Adult Center executive director since June 2016, has a long history of working with seniors. She served as senior director of the Goleta Valley Community Center for 12 years, and, most recently, program manager of Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, Area Agency on Aging, for a year, located in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties in California.February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
Fire managers at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area are planning to conduct pile burns near the upper East Fork of Major Creek in Klickitat County, Wash., this month.February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River says goodbye to a family business dating to 1955 — though not completely.February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
With a new location and a familiar set of faces, the SMART Tongue Twister Tournament returns Feb. 24 for its seventh year.February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
Generally speaking, when someone dies and their friends and family gather together to celebrate their life and honor their memory, we like to remember the good times, to talk about how wonderful they were, how kind and generous and loving. We talk about the good things they did, their accomplishments, all those things that touched our lives in positive ways.February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
There won’t be any swimming in Hood River’s aging municipal swimming pool this year unless between $30,000 an $50,000 is raised by April 1 for long-needed repairs, city council members decided Monday.February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
Columbia Area Transit (CAT) is proposing several bus route improvements as part of the new Hood River County Transit Master Plan. The goal of the plan is to enhance public access to key destinations for people of all ages and abilities by expanding the area’s public bus service in the near term and over the next 20 years.February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
A “constant focus on student success,” outreach to the region’s Hispanic community and reinvigorated industry partnerships provide the compass points in 2017 for Columbia Gorge Community College, which entered the new year with a strategic roadmap to turn those priorities into reality, according to a press release.February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Education Foundation has awarded its annual grants to Hood River County School staff for funding innovative educational projects. Each year the foundation accepts grants from teachers and staff for enhancing student learning.February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
The words from 1980 echo today: the promulgation of Executive Order 9066 was not justified by military necessity and that the decision to issue the order was shaped by “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership.”February 22, 2017 midnight read more..
Michael Lynn, Carolyn Sherwood and Jack PitmanFebruary 21, 2017 2:29 p.m. read more..
Is the City of Hood River aware of where it’s heading with its affordable housing policies? Consider the city’s application for rezoning Morrison Park to R-3. It may not be obvious at first, but approval of this proposal will be a major step toward separating the people in Hood River by income.February 18, 2017 midnight read more..
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. To celebrate the Columbia River Gorge area has a host of oral health opportunities for youth in the community.February 18, 2017 midnight read more..
There are certain matters of the heart that should be left to the experts, and mitral valve disease is one of them. Dr. Joseph Lamelas, associate chief of cardiac surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, gives some insight into the disease and its treatment.February 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Despite freezing rain, closure of Interstate 84, and at times, treacherous driving, nothing could stop Hood River gymnasts representing Riverside Gymnastics Academy based out of The Dalles from making it to three multi-state competitions, three weekends in a row.February 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Last week’s league action was partially suspended in order to conduct the 65th annual city bowling tournament at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. This is the biggest bowling event of the season and we’ll have the tournament results for you next week. Nevertheless, there were still some fine scores posted in limited league action. Three stars emerged, all out of the spirited Tuesday Nite Mixed League: Nancy Asai, David Gibeaut and Alex Frazier.February 18, 2017 midnight read more..
As the saying goes: “Live by the three, die by the three.”February 18, 2017 midnight read more..
The last time the HRV girls basketball team faced Pendleton, the Eagles were at the start of Columbia River Conference play, buoyed by a nonleague record of 6-4, with three of those four losses by five points or fewer. Though they did not beat the Buckaroos in their first meeting, they lost by three points, which was the most competitive game against a league opponent for the HRV girls in nearly five years.February 18, 2017 midnight read more..
The march was both for and against.February 18, 2017 midnight read more..
National FFA week is Feb. 18-25 this year and the Hood River Valley High School FFA Chapter has several activities planned locally. The first activity is the “Pass the Pig” fundraiser on Feb. 21 beginning at 9 a.mFebruary 18, 2017 midnight read more..
The hotly-contested Morrison Park rezone issue goes before Planning Commission on Feb. 21, meeting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.February 18, 2017 midnight read more..
The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library invite the public to join former Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken and Patricia Hoover, Hanford Downwinder and activist, as they share insights, poems and personal experiences living in the shadow of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation during the 1950s to 1970s.February 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Environment Oregon hosted a happy hour event Feb. 1 to address the importance of continuing the Residential Energy Tax Credits for solar energy in Oregon. At the launching of their spring campaign, Stand up for Solar, Environment Oregon had speakers from the Hood River City Council to speak about solar energy’s future in Oregon.February 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Here is the full text of the letter from the City of Hood River to State Dist. 52 Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River). Copies were also sent to State Sen. Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River) and members of the House Energy and Environment Committee:February 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Zwickelmania has expanded to two weekends.February 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Tri-County Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program hold hazardous waste collection events periodically throughout the year around the Gorge.February 17, 2017 3:57 p.m. read more..
Franke Thomas; Everett Monahan; Theola Hughes; Mark HasegawaFebruary 17, 2017 1:17 p.m. read more..
Audrey Franklin; Frank Whitesell and Loran R. SimantelFebruary 17, 2017 1:16 p.m. read more..
Mari grew up in Troutdale, where her parents still live, and she has family in the greater Portland area. Rob is an avid kiteboarder and Mari has been learning. Both love kiting, as well as the wine and beer tasting scene in Hood River and the beauty of the Gorge.February 15, 2017 4:45 p.m. read more..
The couple spent a lot of time in the Gorge while dating — hiking, camping, skiing and doing other outdoor activities together. Along with that, “the area is a visually stunning pastoral mecca,” said Alex. But the biggest reason they chose the area was that Andrew proposed on Mount Hood at a site on the Pacific Crest Trail, which the couple had previously thru-hiked together. “It was such a visceral and transformative experience for us and our relationship,” Alex said. “We felt it was only natural that we would take our vows in the environment which showed us what our relationship was made of and what we were capable of together.February 15, 2017 2:41 p.m. read more..
Hood River Valley High School is seeking lightly used winter coats, boots, snow pants, hats, gloves and scarves for students who can’t afford new items. Community members are asked to drop off donations to the front office. Students are also bringing in donations.February 15, 2017 midnight read more..
A fixture at its Cascade Street location since 1944, Hood River Supply opened new doors this week when it started business operations at its 20,000-square foot new building on Tucker Road.February 15, 2017 midnight read more..
Snow falling gently from the winter sky was a beautiful sight back in December, bringing the hush of its thick carpet to the valley floor, calming the cacophony of Christmas carolers and taking the edge off the hapless hucksters hawking their wares.February 15, 2017 midnight read more..
On Feb. 17 and 19, Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta presents the tone poem “Finlandia” by Jean Sibelius, the “Pathetique” Symphony by Tchaikovsky, and a special appearance by oboist/author Blair Tindall performing Mozart’s lyrical Oboe Concerto.February 15, 2017 midnight read more..
For the last decade, The Columbia River Fellowship for Peace has provided the Susanna Blake Gabay Peace Award supporting continuing education to local Gorge area high school students who plan to pursue peace and justice studies.February 15, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River photographer Peter Marbach will share stories and imagery from his current project documenting the landscapes and culture of the Columbia River, from its beginnings in Canal Flats, British Columbia, to the two-mile-wide confluence with the Pacific, at a free public lecture and slide show on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.February 15, 2017 midnight read more..
SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) has announced its 2017 statewide Volunteer of the Year, recognizing an individual who makes an exceptional contribution to the organization.February 15, 2017 midnight read more..
After having 11 days off from competition due to some poorly-timed winter weather, the HRV boys and girls basketball teams got back at it with a game at The Dalles Friday. However, neither game went well for the Eagles.February 15, 2017 midnight read more..
The Horizon girls and boys basketball teams are once again headed to the Big Sky district tournament this Friday and Saturday in Madras, wrapping up their regular season with some dominant wins over Mitchell/Spray and Ione last weekend and against South Wasco County Monday evening.February 15, 2017 midnight read more..
The full-color, redesigned “Destination: Weddings/ Columbia River Gorge” is ready for your nuptial planning. The ultra-deluxe wedding magazine highlights wedding venues, Q and As by planners and photographers, “Flower Power” photo feature, and advance wedding checklist.February 15, 2017 midnight read more..
Local rescue crews located a pair of missing hikers in western Hood River County and escorted them to safety early Monday morning.February 15, 2017 midnight read more..
Following a successful district meet, the Hood River Valley High Eagles boys and girls swim teams will send nine swimmers to this weekend’s 5A state championships.February 15, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley wrestling team didn’t have its best team finish at last weekend’s district meet, but on an individual level, it was the best meet in several years for the Eagles.February 15, 2017 midnight read more..
Blaine and Bethany Franger work as a wedding, portrait, and commercial photography team based in Hood River but available for travel worldwide. Contact them at (541) 716-6008 or go to BlaineandBethany.comFebruary 15, 2017 midnight read more..
Ryan is originally from Missoula, MT, and Katherine is a city kid from Chicago. While they considered both of their home locations, they settled on one of their favorite places — Oregon. Katherine’s dad is from Oregon and she fell in love with it while spending part of every summer at the family’s coast cottage. “Hood River was everything we wanted — a great and manageable little town with breweries, restaurants, coffee shops and beautiful scenery,” Katherine said. “The Gorge allowed us to have a less formal, naturally beautiful, easy-going wedding.”February 15, 2017 midnight read more..
Rhyne’s parents had discovered Skamania Lodge while on an anniversary trip to Washington and Oregon. The couple knew they wanted a unique destination wedding, and after exploring several options, they decided the Gorge was the best place for their rustic, outdoor tastes. “We love the Pacific Northwest, and knew the lodge was a perfect spot for a destination wedding,” Rhyne said.February 15, 2017 midnight read more..
The couple moved to Oregon four years ago, With Laura’s family in the Southeast, Joe’s in the Midwest, and friends all over the country, they wanted to get married in a place that would make for a beautiful destination for all of their guests and give them a little “taste of Oregon,” according to Laura. “We decided on the Gorge because of its beauty and abundance of activities for our guests to enjoy.”February 14, 2017 9:42 p.m. read more..
Wedding planner Debbie Dennis, owner of Hitched in the Hood, shares her knowledge of planning a destination wedding in the Gorge. She had her own destination wedding in the Gorge several years ago. She and her husband loved the area so much, they ended up moving here and soon after, she launched her business to help other couples create their own perfect destination wedding.February 14, 2017 8:23 p.m. read more..
Richard AndersonFebruary 14, 2017 12:32 p.m. read more..
After taking numerous vacations in the Pacific Northwest (where Marla grew up), the couple was looking for a venue that captured the beauty and dramatic mountain views they’d come to love over the years, and wanted to share with friends and family. They loved the Gorge so much, they ended up moving here from New York City shortly after their wedding.February 13, 2017 6:04 p.m. read more..
The Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District is updating its system development charge (SDC) methodology.February 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Making up days is one thing — making up a budget shortfall is another.February 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge hosts its 11th annual Italian Night and Raffle on Friday, Feb. 17 from 5-8 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church.February 11, 2017 midnight read more..
The HRV boys and girls swim teams have had a fantastic season this year and will look to continue that this weekend when they host Hermiston, Pendleton, and The Dalles in the Columbia River Conference championships.February 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Come 2018, it appears likely that the Columbia River Conference (CRC) will be no more.February 11, 2017 midnight read more..
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Where does all the white go when the snow melts? Well, since it involves melting, perhaps that is next week’s question, or the week after that …February 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Code enforcement: Sidewalks in the residential areas and downtown business district are not being cleared of snow and ice in certain areas, as required by the Municipal code and state law.February 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Ask a mother, “When is the worst pain of childbirth?” She might say right before the baby is born, the last push. This is the time of the most pain, the tearing, the bleeding, and with that push, the one becomes two.February 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Nicholas Davitt, John Speer, Lois Nance and Dianne MayoFebruary 10, 2017 12:46 p.m. read more..
As a commissioned songwriter for the Portland’s Bonneville Power Administration in 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs, including classics like "Roll On, Columbia," "Hard Travelin’," and "Pastures of Plenty," extolling the benefits of public power, hydroelectricity, irrigation, and the Grand Coulee Dam.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Prepare for power outages that could last several days.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Yogi and Charlie have been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hawks had both games interrupted by weather over the weekend, but were able to play both, as Friday’s game at Arlington was moved to Thursday and Saturday’s home game against Dufur was moved to Monday. Horizon beat Arlington 61-54, but then fell to the No. 10 Dufur Rangers 69-55.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
The Horizon girls basketball team has had a lot of great wins this season, but Thursday’s was undoubtedly the sweetest thus far.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
The HRV girls wrestling team beat 70 teams at the Oregon Girls Wrestling state qualifier tournament last weekend at Thurston High School in Eugene, but failed to defend their title in what would have been a three-peat at the team event.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
The hand-off looks like a solid one.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
A long, stormy winter has resulted in a tough business climate, according to a survey by Hood River County Chamber of Commerce.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) Stages presents its second theater ensemble, “The Pirates of Penzance,” Feb. 9-12 at the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Join Gorge Owned (GO!) to learn if solar is right for your business or commercial building from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Pine Street Kitchen. GO! is working with local solar contractors and partners to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations on commercial buildings in Hood River County.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River photographer Peter Marbach will share stories and imagery from his current project documenting the landscapes and culture of the entire 1,250-mile Columbia River, from its humble beginnings in Canal Flats, British Columbia, to the two-mile-wide confluence with the Pacific.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Parents and teachers of young students interested in robotics are invited to an information session for First Lego League Jr. on Feb. 15.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
The Mosier Valley Senior Center was hoppin’ the last Wednesday of January — the first time it had been able to open all month due to inclement weather.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Take a virtual tour of the Cascade Volcanoes with Dr. Tom Pierson on Friday, Feb. 17 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. An optional dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the 7 p.m. presentation.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
When it comes to unidentifiable incoming phone calls, I’ll admit I’m wary to answer them. I feel distrust, even fear, of the unknown caller. Some menacing stranger may be on the other end, poised to steal my identity or my money.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Within a few weeks, the Hood River News will add to its already extensive equipment a photo engraving plant.February 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Donald Moore, Sr., Micaela Garcia, Richard Anderson and Arlen WilliamsFebruary 7, 2017 12:38 p.m. read more..
Donald Maxwell and Margaret PentecostFebruary 7, 2017 12:37 p.m. read more..
On Jan. 25, the Hood River County School District Board of Directors selected Rich Truax to replace Jan Veldhuisen Virk for the at-large position after her 18 years of service. Five qualified applicants interviewed for the position at the Jan. 25 school board meeting at Westside Elementary School. Truax was the unanimous choice and will be formally sworn in as the at-large board member on Feb. 8 at the district office.February 6, 2017 9:39 p.m. read more..
After coming out on the wrong side of a handful of close contests this season, the HRV boys basketball team finally learned how to close out a game Tuesday evening, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Vannet Court was electric as the Eagles (6-9, 1-2 Columbia River Conference) hung on for dear life and repelled a rallying Riverhawks team (3-11, 0-3), defeating The Dalles 66-63 and getting their first league win of the season.February 6, 2017 8:58 p.m. read more..
Numerous law enforcement vehicles have been reported headed eastbound on I-84 this morning. Oregon State Police Sgt. Kaipo Raiser said at 11:45 a.m. that OSP SWAT teams are responding to mutual aid in a reported armed barricade incident in the city of Ontario in eastern Oregon.February 6, 2017 11:50 a.m. read more..
Hood River County School District and Hood River Education Association, the certified employees’ union, agreed Wednesday on changes to the 2016-17 school calendar as a result of the many hours of instructional time lost due to weather in January.February 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Every win is important at this point, but Tuesday’s win over the Condon/Wheeler Knights by the Horizon boys basketball team was especially crucial considering the Big Sky Conference standings.February 4, 2017 midnight read more..
The juggernaut that is the Horizon girls basketball team coasted to its sixth-straight Big Sky District win Tuesday night as the Hawks (15-5, 9-1 league) steamrolled the Condon/Wheeler Knights (8-10, 5-4) in Hood River 59-23.February 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley Adult Center was closed for several days last month due to inclement weather, which canceled many events, including the January regular board of directors meeting, which had to be rescheduled. The next board meeting will be held on Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. Three newly elected board members were welcomed in January: Sue Sanchez, Sally Fairchild and Lynn Rasmussen.February 4, 2017 midnight read more..
What can say, “You are so special,” better than a Singing Valentine delivered right to a loved one? Quartets from Harmony of the Gorge have been giving the gift of Singing Valentines for over 20 years.February 4, 2017 midnight read more..
After coming out on the wrong side of a handful of close contests this season, the HRV boys basketball team finally learned how to close out a game Tuesday evening, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.February 4, 2017 midnight read more..
On Tuesday morning, contractors used heavy-duty cranes to lower a new upstream gate at The Dalles Lock & Dam. The gate, which weighs 110.5 tons, is a vital piece of machinery for operation of the navigation locks, and represents the most important component of the annual maintenance upgrades and repairs at the dam this winter.February 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Stave yourself for barrel and other releases from local breweries, with notes courtesy of the brewers:February 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River Supply is celebrating the Ace ranking “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores” for the 10th year in a row with a customer appreciation event on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hood River.February 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Anderson’s Tribute Center hosts a “Putting Your House in Order” seminar on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m., with the seminar beginning at 5:30 p.m.February 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge hosts its 11th annual Italian Night and Raffle on Friday, Feb. 17 from 5-8 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 1280 W Jewett Blvd., White Salmon. This yearly event is hosted by the Beneventi family and features all-you-can-eat vegetarian lasagna, chicken parmesan, penne pasta, garlic bread, salad and dessert.February 4, 2017 midnight read more..
As of Dec. 31, 2016, the Department of Revenue has received $60.2 million in marijuana tax payments since the state began taxing recreational marijuana in January 2016. Additional marijuana tax data is available at www.oregon.gov /dor/stats.February 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Melvin Stahi, Sr., Crystal Dexter, Samuel Miller and Alex ManeyFebruary 3, 2017 12:27 p.m. read more..
Jean McNamar, Mary Jane Cook and Murray CrosbyFebruary 3, 2017 12:26 p.m. read more..
Winds sweeping through Parkdale Sunday sucked the second-floor wall at Fischer’s Grocery, scattering rubble across the community’s main street. Estimates placed the velocity of the wind gusts up to 100 miles an hour in a storm that centered almost entirely in the upper part of the Hood River Valley.February 1, 2017 noon read more..
Hood River County School District and Hood River Education Association, the certified employees’ union, agreed Wednesday on changes to the 2016-17 school calendar as a result of the many hours of instructional time lost due to weather in January.February 1, 2017 9:32 a.m. read more..
Blair Holman and Deylan Gudiel, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the January Students of the Month. Both were presented checks for $100 in recognition of their volunteer efforts in the community and their achievements at school during last week’s lodge meeting.February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) invites the public to an open house covering the results of a recent agricultural lands evaluation conducted in the Hood River area.February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
This is the full text of the Inclusive City Resolution adopted Jan. 23 by Hood River City Council:February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
Hallelujah! For the first time in weeks, we had a full slate of league action last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. And, judging by some mighty fine scores that were posted, it appears our bowlers were happy to be back rocking and socking those 3-pound, 6-ounce pins.February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
The Horizon girls basketball team steamrolled two opponents in a pair of weekend victories as they continued to build momentum for the upcoming Big Sky Conference playoffs. Horizon (13-5, 7-1 Big Sky) outscored league foes Condon/Wheeler and Sherman by a total margin of 131-50.February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
The Horizon boys basketball team split two weekend games to stay in contention for the upcoming Big Sky Conference playoffs. Horizon (9-10, 3-5 Big Sky) won 69-44 Friday on the road over the Condon/Wheeler Knights (8-8, 4-4). The Hawks, guided by Head Coach Darrin Lingel, then lost at home Saturday 68-55 to the second-ranked Sherman Huskies (14-4, 9-0).February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
The annual Elks Wrestling Tournament marked another impressive performance by the HRV girls wrestling team, who have had quite the season as they head into their state qualifying competition this weekend. The Eagles headlined with first-place finishes by Grace Miller and Monique Verduzco — the former of whom received the Most Outstanding Wrestler award of the tournament — and placed second out of 28 teams that showed up to the event.February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
Spectators and racers enjoyed their first sunny day race of the season on Saturday at Mount Bachelor, finally racing in non-blizzard conditions.February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
When Nathan Schmidli decided to leave his hometown of Leytron, Switzerland, and go on exchange, he had no idea that he would end up in Hood River. He had Texas, California, and Florida in mind, but is now happily attending Hood River Valley High School.February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
Another race and another win for the HRV ski team this weekend shows that the Eagles are clearly the team to beat in the Mt. Hood League.February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
SALEM (AP) — A U.S. Forest Service program that infused rural communities with millions to make up for lost timber revenue is drying up, and that means Oregon will see a 90 percent reduction in the payments that have kept critical services afloat in many counties since environmental rules curtailed logging nearly 30 years ago.February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
Morrison Park, an existing city park zoned as Open Space, is an undeveloped jewel right in the middle of town that sits just north of Wasco and 20th streets. It is over five acres of undeveloped oak and pine woodland, a haven for wildlife, birds, and deer that use it as a corridor to get to the river under the freeway.February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River Therapy will offer its Persistent Pain Education 8-week winter series beginning Feb. 2 and running through March 23 from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday. Hood River Therapy is located at 2690 May St., Hood River.February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
After six years of drought, parts of Oregon are experiencing a harsh winter with impressive snow packs. Although fish and wildlife populations will certainly see long-term benefits from the winter moisture, Oregonians may be worried about increased winter mortality of deer, elk and other wildlife.February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Representatives Greg Walden (R-Hood River) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland), introduced legislation this week to push forward a long-stalled land exchange on Mount Hood.February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
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