Lori Lemmer, Howard Miller and Nathaniel PreyapongpisanJanuary 31, 2017 12:03 p.m. read more..
The Hood River County Planning Commission on Wednesday denied an appeal by David Ryan, owner of Hood River Juice Co., volleyed against a proposed marijuana processing facility on Highway 35, south of town.January 28, 2017 midnight read more..
When Addison Postlewait turned 10 on Jan. 13, he had a different sort of birthday celebration in mind.January 28, 2017 midnight read more..
They’ve beaten Big Sky cellar-dwellers Ione and Mitchell/Spray with ease, but on Tuesday, players for the Horizon girls basketball team made a big statement when they pulled out a 33-30 road victory over the equally formidable South Wasco County Redsides (8-6, 5-2 league).January 28, 2017 midnight read more..
Nearing the halfway point of their league schedule, the Horizon boys basketball team is currently in the bottom half of the Big Sky standings and as of Friday morning, occupied the sixth spot in the league — the last spot to get into the conference tournament held late next month.January 28, 2017 midnight read more..
In keeping with the history of the school’s illustrious downhill program, the HRV alpine ski team has been dominating the slopes once again this season, most recently making short work of their competitors last Saturday during a Mt. Hood League slalom competition at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl.January 28, 2017 midnight read more..
Arnaldo “Aldo” Lara, a 2011 graduate of Hood River Valley High School, has won the 2017 Oregon Golden Gloves Boxing Title in the 123-pound weight class.January 28, 2017 midnight read more..
Fresh off an outstanding performance in last Saturday’s Hood River Invite (which turned into a Columbia River Conference championship preview after other schools dropped out of the meet), the HRV swim team faced off against Pendleton and The Dalles Wednesday at the Hood River Aquatic Center. In combined scores, the boys and girls teams defeated CRC teams The Dalles 1091-765 and Pendleton 1064-731.January 28, 2017 midnight read more..
Another busy weekend yielded some good performances for the HRV varsity wrestling team as they traveled to Madras to face many of their Special District 4 rivals at a tournament. Originally, the Eagles were going to travel to Stevenson for an invitational, but that was canceled.January 28, 2017 midnight read more..
The Environmental Protection Agency has listed several local rivers — including sections of the Hood River and Columbia — as potentially “impaired,” or at a limited water quality due to pollution.January 28, 2017 midnight read more..
The library will host a reading and Q&A with Hood River author Richard McBee. He will read from and discuss his book, “The Ghosts of Ukuthula.” The reading will be held on Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.January 28, 2017 midnight read more..
Richard Anderson, Micaela Garcia, Casper Pepitone, William Bright and Agnes ShibaharaJanuary 27, 2017 1:31 p.m. read more..
William Stanley, Kim Kelley, Eileen Robbins, Vurel Cloninger, Lorenzo Amezcua-Moya, and Margaret FryJanuary 27, 2017 1:29 p.m. read more..
Richard Anderson, William Bright and Micaela GarciaJanuary 26, 2017 8:30 a.m. read more..
Robert Tomlin, Eileen RobbinsJanuary 26, 2017 8:29 a.m. read more..
Hood River County Board of Commissioners on Monday heard a proposal for an amendment to the Windmaster Urban Renewal Area Plan, which would involve the county pitching in funds toward a state transportation grant at Ken Jernstedt Airfield.January 25, 2017 midnight read more..
Environmental and health groups have responded to Union Pacific Railroad’s recent lawsuit against Wasco County with their own legal challenge in federal court.January 25, 2017 midnight read more..
PORTLAND (AP) — Portland General Electric's agreement to close its only coal-fired power plant won praise seven years ago as an environmental victory with national implications in the fight against air pollution and climate change.January 25, 2017 midnight read more..
The film “The Seeker” featuring the music of the band Cloud Cult will screen Feb. 3 at Columbia Center for the Arts, sponsored by Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital and Hood River Coffee Roasters. Peggy Thompson, Hood River Coffee Roasters, worked with the CCA to bring “The Seeker” to Hood River.January 25, 2017 midnight read more..
The Gorge Rebuild-it Center is in danger of closing.January 25, 2017 midnight read more..
After carving up some softer teams in nonleague action, the HRV boys basketball team received a rude awakening Friday evening when they traveled to Pendleton, opening up Columbia River Conference action with a game against the Buckaroos.January 25, 2017 midnight read more..
The State of Oregon is celebrating its 158th birthday this year and the event sponsor, the Oregon State Capitol Foundation, invites the community to the party. A celebration is planned 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. All activities are free and the public is invited to attend.January 25, 2017 midnight read more..
With possession, a three-point lead, and under a minute to go, it looked like the HRV girls basketball team was about to pull off an upset over the Pendleton Buckaroos, and win their first league game in nearly five years.January 25, 2017 midnight read more..
Thirty-one years ago, we bought the dilapidated 1893 house across the street from Bette’s on Oak Street, betting that one day (once our kids were grown), we would fashion the old house into a boutique in which to sell treasures we might collect while traveling the world.January 25, 2017 midnight read more..
Gorge Grown Food Network on Feb. 9 hosts an opportunity to network, make plans, discuss challenges, and lay the groundwork for getting more local food into schools, restaurants, hospitals and businesses. This event will take place at Springhouse Cellars in downtown Hood River from 6-8 p.m.January 25, 2017 midnight read more..
Formal dedication of the new high school building at Odell took place Saturday evening.January 25, 2017 midnight read more..
“The Columbia River: From Source to Sea,” the new exhibit by Hood River photographer Peter Marbach, opened Jan. 18, at the Oregon Historical Society a few days later than planned because of inclement weather in the Portland area and the Gorge.January 25, 2017 midnight read more..
Keeping Families Together Coordinator Terri Vann issued her 2016 review of the multi-faceted, inter-agency approach to reducing risks and improving health, education and other factors in the community, an initiative now in its fifth year.January 25, 2017 midnight read more..
Seventeen-year-old Sofía Pugnaloni, from Argentina, has a talent for learning English.January 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Hopes of a mid-week thaw were dashed by persistent freezing rain that became sheets of ice throughout the Gorge, prompting officials to close Interstate 84.January 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Any hunter who purchased 2016 big game or turkey tags needs to report their hunt results by the deadline, which is Jan. 31 for most tags, says the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.January 21, 2017 midnight read more..
The HRV varsity and girls wrestling team were able to fit in some more matches late last week before the next round of winter storms crippled Oregon and came away with some notable victories, particularly the girls team, which added another team trophy to its case.January 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Former Cooper Spur Race Team member Jacqueline Wiles has started her 2017 ski season on a high note, finding the podium in a World Cup event for the first time in her career last weekend when she placed third in a downhill competition in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria.January 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Local audiences should prepare to set sail with one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operettas, as CGOA Stages presents “The Pirates of Penzance” on Feb. 9, 10, 11, and 12. All performances will be in the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center.January 21, 2017 midnight read more..
The Oregon House of Representatives and the Oregon Senate will once again be hosting students from around the state as part of the Honorary Page Program. This program is steeped in history and allows students to witness the legislative process in an up-close and personal way in a space of approximately six hours. In the last legislative session in 2015, over 400 students participated in the Senate and House programs.January 21, 2017 midnight read more..
NEWS ITEM: “The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived at the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station Tuesday after cutting a resupply channel through more than 60 miles of Antarctic ice. The Polar Star is America’s only operational heavy icebreaker that is capable of conducting the Antarctic resupply mission ...”January 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Communities around the state have year-round access to free discussions through the Conversation Project, a program of Oregon Humanities that brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas.January 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Shortages of tire chains or sidewalk ice melt are only part of the trying impacts of prolonged winter weather.January 21, 2017 midnight read more..
On Jan. 28 at 2 p.m., Portland author Casey Jarman will read from his book “Death: An Oral History” at the Hood River Library. A group conversation will follow the reading. For more information about the book or author visit zestbooks.net/death.January 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Katherine Hodson, Beatrice Goss and Michael DennyJanuary 20, 2017 11:36 a.m. read more..
Daren McCafferty, Donna Koons, Tony Lesollen and William FashingJanuary 20, 2017 11:35 a.m. read more..
Thank you for the continued dedication of our newspaper delivery crew.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Work started Monday on a remodeling project designed to provide all the comforts and conveniences of a Portland facility to Hood River Memorial Hospital patients.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
The Next Door’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge is right around the corner. The fun takes place on Saturday, March 11 at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Winter conditions continue to create transportation difficulties in the Columbia Gorge area. The hospital has received several calls about operations.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Julie Abowitt, local printmaker and painter, will show her original linoleum block prints, etchings, and monotypes to the Hood River Art Club on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hood River Alliance Church, 2650 Montello Ave.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
It was not Hood River’s first beer fest.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A coalition of health and environmental groups is asking Oregon officials to investigate construction of a mega-dairy in Morrow County.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
School children of all ages are coming up on a Feb. 15 deadline for getting vaccinations updated — and though winter weather is keeping some away from clinics, the deadline holds regardless of what Mother Nature brings.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
The Oregon Department of Revenue and the IRS will begin processing tax returns when the 2016 tax season opens Jan 23. Taxpayers can submit their returns earlier, but processing won’t start until the tax season officially begins. Once processing begins, returns will be processed in the order received.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Celebrate the newly renovated children’s area of the Hood River Library on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. This kid-friendly event starts with wacky Mo Phillips and his band, followed by food, games, prizes and more. Meet the artists and craftsmen who worked on this project.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) will host a Jan. 24 presentation on how Oregon State University (OSU) is using unmanned (or “drone”) systems on land, in the air and on-water/ underwater in faculty and student research.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Dr. Austin Hayes announces the opening of his new Columbia Gorge plastic surgery office in Hood River at 1750 12th St. The new business opened its doors in September. Procedures can also be performed at The Columbia Gorge Surgery Center in The Dalles, 1020 Webber St.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Copper West Properties announces the addition of Candice Richards to its growing team of Brokers.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
The Gorge’s new — and only — board certified pediatric physical therapist is a familiar face around Hood River. Darla Kroll, a physical therapist (PT) for 23 years, received the certification in July 2016.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times — great if you’re a skier, that is, if you could get up to the slopes, but not so good for bowlers. Our incessant downpour of snow forced cancellation of all leagues at Hood River’s frosty Orchard Lanes last week, except for the Wednesday night Fraternal League.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
The Horizon Christian High Hawks boys basketball team got a split of Big Sky Conference weekend games after pulling out a 47-44 win at home Saturday over the Arlington Honkers. The No. 17 Hawks (8-6 overall, 1-2 Big Sky) faced the No. 12 Dufur Rangers (8-2, 3-1) Friday and lost 53-45 at Dufur High School.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley Nordic was joined by Summit, South Bend, Redmond, St. Mary’s Academy, and Corvallis at last Saturday’s Teacup Classic race, hosted by St. Mary’s Academy. The morning brought numb fingers and rosy cheeks, the sky was clear, it was a cool 7 degrees, and no wind was present.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley alpine ski team had a good showing last weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, posting some fast times at an Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association (OISRA) slalom event — the team’s first race of the season that has an impact on standings. The race course was under the Stadium lift at the resort.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Winter is the coat we all wear, and it has hung on our shoulders for weeks now.January 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Leorna Andersen, James Stanfill and Franke ThomasJanuary 17, 2017 1:07 p.m. read more..
Speaker Paul Lumley will share the history of tribal fishing rights, salmon restoration initiatives, the economic impact of tribal commercial fisheries, and recent actions taken to address the tribal housing crisis along the river on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Columbia Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7 p.m.January 14, 2017 midnight read more..
Breweries in the Gorge (B.I.G.) holds the first “Holiday Hangover Brew Fest” Jan. 14 at the Elks Lodge in downtown Hood River — got to say this: weather permitting.January 14, 2017 midnight read more..
Warm weather may contribute to avalanche-conducive conditions.January 14, 2017 midnight read more..
Mayor Paul Blackburn, elected to a second term in the November General Election, takes the oath of office Monday prior to the City Council meeting. Looking on is the council’s newest member, Megan Saunders, who also took the oath from Judge Will CareyJanuary 14, 2017 midnight read more..
The start to the HRV boys basketball team’s season hasn’t been ideal, but there’s still been plenty to like about it as the Eagles look ahead to the start of Columbia River Conference competition next week.January 14, 2017 midnight read more..
After a nonleague schedule with plenty of starts and stops thanks to Mother Nature’s wrath, the HRV girls basketball team will enter league competition in an unfamiliar situation:January 14, 2017 midnight read more..
House fire burning on Tucker Road.January 13, 2017 1:16 p.m. read more..
Doris Fogle, Kenneth Kloster, Jean McNamar, Leorna Anderson and Edgar JustesenJanuary 13, 2017 10:38 a.m. read more..
Junior guard Paulina Finn had the performance of a lifetime Friday evening in Horizon’s Big Sky debut against the Sherman Huskies. In fact, it was likely the best performance of any Hood River basketball athlete in quite a long time.January 11, 2017 midnight read more..
The Columbia River flows for over 1,200 miles, born free in the cradle of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia. From its humble beginnings from a tiny spring you can straddle, to a two mile wide confluence with the Pacific Ocean, the river flowed for thousands of years in a natural state of astounding beauty. It was also the place of a miraculous ancient migration of Pacific salmon that came all the way home to the headwaters in Canada.January 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River Warming Shelter host Sandy Spellecy, right, briefs shelter volunteers Leigh Hancock, center, and Michelle Nijhuis on procedures at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the shelter site last week. On Jan. 8, the shelter moved to Covenant Christian Church.January 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Team registration is now open for the fourth annual Wind Challenge, blowing into the Gorge on March 11 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles.January 11, 2017 midnight read more..
The HRV varsity and girls wrestling teams once again ran into weather issues last weekend, but were able to get a few matches in on Friday, before ducking out of the I-5 corridor and back into the Gorge ahead of Saturday’s storm, cutting short both competitions they were attending.January 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Playing the defending 1A champs Sherman on the road was a heck of a way for the Horizon boys basketball team to start the Big Sky Conference schedule, and for the most part, the Huskies played as well as advertised, defeating the Hawks 71-45 — Horizon’s worst loss of the season, in terms of margin.January 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Gorge residents are invited to celebrate the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 16 at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State streets in downtown Hood River.January 11, 2017 midnight read more..
The next Art of Community call for artists is on.January 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Let’s talk storm mobility.January 11, 2017 midnight read more..
The next AARP Safe Driver class will be held at Down Manor on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 12-13, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The two-day class will cover the many changes in Oregon’s driving laws in the past few years.January 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Since November 2011, Sgt. 1st Class Ben Hall has served essentially as the manager of the Fort Dalles Readiness Center at 402 E. Scenic Drive, which is the home of Delta Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry of the Oregon Army National Guard.January 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors and partners to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to Gorge homeowners in Klickitat, Skamania, Wasco and Hood River counties.January 11, 2017 midnight read more..
For the first time ever, Hood River Farmers Market is continuing monthly this winter. Gorge residents can continue to choose local food first and buy direct from producers the second Saturday of the month, January through April, from 1-4 p.m. at Springhouse CellarsJanuary 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Horizon Christian School will dedicate its new 51,000 square foot facility at noon on Friday.January 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Sometimes, you can go home again.January 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Larry Anderson, Berniece Hutson, Elizabeth Jackson, Christine Knight and Wayne RyanJanuary 10, 2017 10:59 a.m. read more..
Hood River’s first baby waited until Wednesday, Jan. 4 to make an appearance — and parents Ashley Bramlett and Alan Eaton had no idea his arrival meant they’d won the Hood River News’ First Baby contest.January 7, 2017 midnight read more..
A now month-long cold snap — colder than usual, even for winter — has made it difficult for the HRV wrestling team to travel to competitions, but the Wreagles were able to squeeze in a couple tournaments last weekend on the road.January 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Competitors in this year’s Cooper Cup enjoyed sunshine, incredible conditions, and a carnival-like atmosphere (costumes are encouraged for competitors and spectators alike) at Cooper Spur Ski Area last weekend.January 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Breweries in the Gorge (B.I.G.) is offering its first “Holiday Hangover Brew Fest” in downtown Hood River. B.I.G. is a non-profit organization that is comprised of 12 breweries located in the Columbia Gorge region of Washington and Oregon, spanning from Washougal to The Dalles.January 7, 2017 midnight read more..
The HRV ski team kicked off its season last weekend with a fun competition at the Kelsey Hewitt Memorial Race at the Stadium lift at Mt. Hood Meadows.January 7, 2017 midnight read more..
The Horizon boys basketball team extended their win streak Tuesday night to four games with the defeat of North Clackamas Christian (2-5) in what was a low-scoring affair for both teams. The Hawks took down the Saints 37-24 in Hood River, marking the fewest points in a win for Horizon this season.January 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Last season was a breakout one for the Horizon girls basketball program, as the Hawks saw the team’s first postseason win since it formed 14 seasons ago.January 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River County Chamber of Commerce is declaring February 2017 “Hood River Music Month” and inviting Gorge-area nonprofits, educational institutions, hotels, restaurants, wineries, cideries and saloons to participate in the month-long festivities.January 7, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River Library will be hosting SOAR (Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees) citizenship classes on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Jan. 13 and running through April 28. The course will be conducted in intermediate level English.January 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Council should ratify the Sanctuary City resolution when it meets on Monday.January 7, 2017 midnight read more..
The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) went up against nearly 9,000 destinations in Oregon and was voted the seventh best, based on visitor reviews. This prestigious rank came from the annual “100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations” contest sponsored by Portland-based MEDIAmerica.January 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Aaron Davis, Melvin Olmstead, Nellie Hjaltalin, Jean Thomas, Nicolas Gonzales and Marjorie NewburyJanuary 6, 2017 10:36 a.m. read more..
Memoirist Carolyn Wood will facilitate a creative writing workshop called Writing Memories for the Next Generation on Jan. 10 at the Hood River Library. The workshop will run from 3-4:30 p.m. and focus on developing a creative nonfiction piece.January 4, 2017 midnight read more..
A matchup with 6A McMinnville wasn’t expected to be an easy one for the HRV boys basketball team, as the Grizzlies boasted a 5-1 record going into Tuesday’s contest in McMinnville and are currently one of the top teams in their classification.January 4, 2017 midnight read more..
An open letter to Rob Mullens, University of Oregon athletic director.January 4, 2017 midnight read more..
More snow. Six new inches fell in Hood River on Jan. 2, and nine or more inches in the upper valley, bringing the Gorge to within five days of one solid month with snow on the ground — the snowiest December in memory for the valley floor.January 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Twilight, the chill of winter air, and the promise of holiday music welcomed people and their dogs to the fifth annual Hood River Adopt a Dog “Tinsel & Tails” festivities on Dec. 29, at Riverside Church, writes Sarah Segal.January 4, 2017 midnight read more..
The flu has hit Oregon hard this holiday season and MCMC has seen a surge of flu-related admissions in recent days. As a result, officials are sharing information to help protect hospitalized patients, visitors and staff and to help members of the community protect themselves from the flu and its unpleasant, and potentially dangerous, effects.January 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Dan Pratt, board president of the Mosier Valley Senior Center, writes: “The Board of Directors of the Mosier Senior Center would like to thank all the people who so generously responded to our appeal for funding so that we could remain open."January 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Adrianna Vaca and Elizabeth Bricker, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as Elks December 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 a Lodge meeting.January 4, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District has begun taking orders for its annual native plant sale, with a large selection of native plant species at discounted prices.January 4, 2017 midnight read more..
As I round the year of my 80th birthday, we still occasionally have a wild hair or two of yesteryear. Maybe it is like Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in “Walk in the Woods,” where the two of them take off trying to walk the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail (AT) back East.January 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Chandra Man Bajyoo, a Nepali guide who has done more than 100 treks in the Himalayas, will speak about his experiences at the Mt. Hood Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m.January 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Some 50 petitioners seeking to slow traffic down on a Wy’east – Odell road were gaining a response, but learning that the wheels of government turn slowly.January 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Roy Wagoner and Thea DeanJanuary 3, 2017 1:53 p.m. read more..
Raymond Doty, Justin Horrell and Melford AlbertJanuary 3, 2017 1:52 p.m. read more..
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