Perennial Gorge Cup winner Bruce Peterson took last weekend’s fourth race of the Gorge Cup, but unlike this time last season when Peterson’s lead was well-established, the frontrunners don’t have much space between them on the event leaderboard.July 29, 2017 midnight read more..
Business Notes for July 29: Wells Fargo and Windermere Realty.July 29, 2017 midnight read more..
The local Society of Creative Anachronism group will host a middle ages event Aug. 5 at Cascade Locks Marine Park.July 29, 2017 midnight read more..
Please try this exercise: Go find the chair in your house with a loose joint that makes it wiggle a little. Everyone has at least one, right? Next step … find the wobbliest leg and use a saw to cut it off. Now sit back down in the chair.July 29, 2017 midnight read more..
Maya Rayle, 17, of Hood River, participated on the U.S.A. Junior Track Team during the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel earlier this month. Rayle, who competes on the Catlin Gabel track team and will be a senior this fall, took home a gold medal in the 800-meter run and a silver in the 1500 and 3000.July 29, 2017 midnight read more..
Signing up for Alaskaman more than a year ago seemed like a stupid idea, one that only can happen if you have a support network around you.July 29, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School student Jason Shaner made history for the Eagles last week when he became the first male HRVHS wrestler to ever make it the finals of the USA Wrestling Junior Greco-Roman Wrestling National Championships in Fargo, N.D., according to HRV Head Wrestling Coach Trent Kroll.July 29, 2017 midnight read more..
A group of renewable energy leaders gathered Thursday to celebrate a solar array slated for construction atop the Hood River Public Works building.July 29, 2017 midnight read more..
A fire in westernmost Hood River County that broke out in early July hasn’t been silenced. Officials estimated its size at more than 70 acres this week.July 29, 2017 midnight read more..
River of Life Assembly will hold “Galactic Starveyors” Vacation Bible School July 31-Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Free; open to kids going into kindergarten to sixth grade. Enjoy music, games, prizes, snacks and God’s story. When registering, please note any special needs. Register online at rolahr.org/vbs.July 29, 2017 midnight read more..
I feel so blessed to live in a place where people love their animals!July 29, 2017 midnight read more..
How’s this for a get-outside summer idea with a purpose?July 28, 2017 12:56 p.m. read more..
Joshua Parke, Jason DeGeus, Maxine Carter and Robert GilmoreJuly 28, 2017 10:56 a.m. read more..
Brothers Jesse, James, and Macky Keopaseuth reunite to open Pho River Wok and Grill in Hood River.July 26, 2017 midnight read more..
The Gorge Downwind Championships returned to the Gorge last week, bringing paddlers of all kinds from all over the world to the Columbia River for the signature race Thursday afternoon.July 26, 2017 midnight read more..
The wind may have been fickle, but it was enough for the Bridge of the Gods Kitefest to go off for a 17th running last weekend in Stevenson.July 26, 2017 midnight read more..
A lawsuit was filed Friday, July 21 in Wasco County Circuit Court claiming the regional jail was violating state law by holding immigration detainees.July 26, 2017 midnight read more..
The Oregon Legislature recently passed two pieces of legislation that increase the prospects for replacement of the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge.July 26, 2017 midnight read more..
For the seventh year in a row, Riverside has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized with an Award of Excellence among other winners from around the globe as a top destination for wine lovers, according to a press release.July 26, 2017 midnight read more..
Charlie has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s about a year old, 73 pounds, and some kind of mix ... who knows?! We're guessing he's got Shepherd, Pittie, maybe snuggle-bug in there?July 26, 2017 midnight read more..
The 2017 Hood River County Fair runs Wednesday through Saturday, July 26-29, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, with the theme “Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns to the Fair.”July 26, 2017 midnight read more..
An informational meeting about the Westside Area Concept Plan — a study by the City of Hood River to prepare for future growth — takes place Wednesday, July 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River.July 26, 2017 midnight read more..
Michael de Socarraz, Milton Fridley, Shannon Lindell, Earline Matson, Billy Vann and Otilia VannJuly 25, 2017 11:38 a.m. read more..
Ralene Cooper, Joshua Parke and Robert GilmoreJuly 25, 2017 11:37 a.m. read more..
Golden Eagle Park at Hood River Valley High School has entered its transformation from an overgrown patch of land into a multi-use public destination.July 22, 2017 midnight read more..
The American Red Cross has a blood drive scheduled for Wednesday, July 26 — and one Hood River woman will mark the occasion by donating her 17th gallon of blood.July 22, 2017 midnight read more..
As reported in the July 15 and July 19 editions, the City of Hood River wants feedback from the community on street intersections inside city limits considered by staff to be among the ones most need of safety improvements — also known as “the Big 6.”July 22, 2017 midnight read more..
Pickleball continues to grow in the Columbia Gorge.July 22, 2017 midnight read more..
I’ve been desperately needing a break from the crowds in downtown Hood River, as our streets seem to be thicker than ever with out-of-state license plates this summer.July 22, 2017 midnight read more..
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife advises Oregonians the practice is still illegal.July 22, 2017 midnight read more..
The community is invited to a meeting on Thursday, July 20 to discuss the well-loved, aging Children’s Park at 6 p.m. at the Hood River Fire Hall.July 19, 2017 midnight read more..
“The Big 6” problem intersections are getting the attention of City Hall.July 19, 2017 midnight read more..
Central Gorge Master Gardeners hosted two tour busses July 12 at OSU Extension.July 19, 2017 midnight read more..
Mosier — Crews with Wildish Standard Paving, under contract with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), are continuing construction on the $7.4 million project to repair and/or replace three bridges on the Historic Columbia River Highway, U.S. Highway 30, between Mosier and The Dalles, near Rowena.July 19, 2017 midnight read more..
“Brace yourselves, we’ve broken ground!” is what Doug and Christine Ellenberger posted on Every-body’s Brewing’s social media outlets on June 28. Yes, construction and renovation have begun on the expansion of Everybody’s Brewing at 151 E. Jewett Boulevard in White Salmon.July 19, 2017 midnight read more..
Summer in the Gorge is like nowhere else: The Mid-Columbia’s wealth of indoor and outdoor happenings amounts to a long list of events, attractions and activities needing a good three months to exhaust, one day at a time.July 19, 2017 midnight read more..
Construction of a new building for Safeway Stores on property owned by the company at Second and Cascade streets is expected in the very near future.July 19, 2017 midnight read more..
The Carson Oil-sponsored Hood River Oilers American Legion baseball team has enjoyed one of their most successful summer league seasons in recent history.July 19, 2017 midnight read more..
The Comfort Quilt Project is now underway by the Spiritual Care Department at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.July 19, 2017 midnight read more..
I am a visual artist and a community college instructor. I moved to Hood River for its natural beauty and small-town life style. I am concerned that this push to up-zone and increase the housing density will destroy the very reason we live here.July 19, 2017 midnight read more..
“Maybe each of us is Cain to some Abel, and slays him in the field without knowing it through the things he does to him, the things he says to him, and the things he should say and doesn’t.” — Primo LeviJuly 19, 2017 midnight read more..
Throughout the entirety of this year, I have had the opportunity to take in the Juntos program.July 19, 2017 midnight read more..
The second summer presentation at the Moody/Rorick House, located at 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles, will be “The Omeg Century Farm: Homesteaded in 1905,” on Saturday, July 22 beginning at 11 a.m. Mel Omeg will present.July 15, 2017 midnight read more..
The Celilo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are seeking new members interested in learning more about the national club.July 15, 2017 midnight read more..
The Comfort Quilt Project is now underway by the Spiritual Care Department at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Mirroring the Passage Quilt Project begun at Providence Portland Medical Center some years ago, this ministry gifts patients nearing the end of their life with a comfort quilt.July 15, 2017 midnight read more..
Thank you, Hood River officials, for your planning efforts and your intelligence as you hear from residents and work through the diverse concerns and questions that have arisen around the Westside Plan. It is not easy work, and I greatly appreciate you for doing it.July 15, 2017 midnight read more..
The next steps on the well-loved, aging Children’s Park play structure start with a community meeting on July 20.July 15, 2017 midnight read more..
The 2017 Hood River County Fair takes place Wednesday through Saturday, July 26-29, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, south of Hood River near the community of Odell. Gates open at 9 a.m. each day; additional attractions begin at noon, and carnival rides begin at 1 p.m.July 15, 2017 midnight read more..
Do you often eat on-the-go? Do you suffer from too much body weight? If so, you are not alone. We live in a fast-paced world, full of distraction.July 15, 2017 midnight read more..
For 30-plus years, One Community Health (OCH) has made a commitment to provide health education and services to migrant farmworkers who harvest fruit throughout the Columbia River Gorge each summer. While the mission to serve this population is no different this summer, big changes are afoot, particularly in regard to how outreach will play out and some of the key players behind it.July 15, 2017 midnight read more..
A turbulent session for the Oregon Legislature wrapped up July 7, resulting in a new transportation package as well as a flurry of bills — some successful, some not — from policymakers representing Hood River.July 15, 2017 midnight read more..
The idea of beetles stripping flesh from bones sounds like the plot of a horror movie but, in the case of a Lyle business, it is how beautiful pieces of art are created.July 15, 2017 midnight read more..
Skyler Hunter may only be an incoming sophomore, but he’s already making his mark in Division I college baseball.July 15, 2017 midnight read more..
More than 350,000 fingerling trout splashed down in hundreds of high mountain lakes across the Cascade Range from Mount Hood to Klamath Falls this week, as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife readied the waters along the Pacific Coast Trail for hikers, anglers, fly fishermen and backpackers.July 15, 2017 midnight read more..
The Columbia River will be getting a lot of attention next week as it hosts sailing, windsurfing, paddling, and kiteboarding competitions, though not all at the same time or location, as the Gorge heads into the height of its summer recreation season.July 15, 2017 midnight read more..
Evelyn Beeson, Betty Goodwin and Richard WarrickJuly 14, 2017 9:05 a.m. read more..
Every object at the History Museum of Hood River County has many stories to tell.July 12, 2017 midnight read more..
The ever-popular Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event returns this weekend for an 11th running, turning the Hood River Waterfront into a sea of colorful kites as participants do laps on the Columbia to help raise money for those who have survived cancer, as well as those still fighting the disease.July 12, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School Phoenix Theater group – part dance, part sketch comedy, part improv – presents a routine tailor-made for the audience at the Tsuruta Sister City 40th anniversary dinner at the Gorge Room: “Handshakes,” a non-verbal rhythmic display of hand clasping, hand shakes and embraces.July 12, 2017 midnight read more..
Representative Greg Walden has left Oregon’s District 2 and become a citizen of Washington, D.C. We are stunned by his lack of responsiveness to his constituents — not only his Democratic and Independent constituents, but his Republican supporters as well.July 12, 2017 midnight read more..
DaisyDoo has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. This dog never stops smiling. She’s about 8 years old, and she's got that spunky Westie terrier in her and the mischievousness of a Pug all rolled into one happy, peppy girl!July 12, 2017 midnight read more..
Gifts took their accustomed honored place at Thursday’s 40th anniversary dinner celebrating the Hood River-Tsuruta Sister City program.July 12, 2017 midnight read more..
The Mt. Hood Town Hall will host a farmers’ market on Thursday, July 13 from 4-7 p.m. The Mt. Hood Town Hall is located at 6575 Highway 35, 14 miles south of Hood River.July 12, 2017 midnight read more..
This week will see the wind up of the strawberry harvest, so far, at least, as carload shipments are concerned.July 12, 2017 midnight read more..
The arrival of cherries at the local fruit stands means it’s time to rearrange the kitchen to make space for the annual task of preserving the gorgeous orbs with the regal sounding names — Titen, Royal Anne, Rainier.July 12, 2017 midnight read more..
Michael Simpkins and David DinsmoorJuly 11, 2017 12:19 p.m. read more..
Jewel Sherrell, Larry Korhonen, Barbara Kiser, Ricky Elliott, Bernice Gregory, Steven Heiss and Winifred ScheirJuly 11, 2017 12:18 p.m. read more..
Perfect weather and a solid turnout made for another successful iteration of the July 4 Kollas-Cranmer Memorial Run — celebrating its 42nd running.July 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Fiona Wylde’s reputation already precedes her when it comes to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), but even by those standards, she’s having a banner season.July 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Brian Stevens, former head coach of the Horizon Christian School girls basketball team, will be hosting a coed basketball camp this summer for kids from kindergarten to 12th grade, as well as a camp for college students.July 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Double Mountain Brewery and a national direct to door craft beer delivery service are officially “Beer Buddies.”July 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Jill and Rick McBee, of Hood River, were awarded medals at the three-day US National Orienteering Championships held in Boise and Stanley, Idaho, June 23–25.July 8, 2017 midnight read more..
On July 8, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Forest Service and the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up to promote safety this summer at Eagle Creek Recreation Area.July 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Tucker Road Baptist, Riverside, HR Nazarene, Covenant Christian and River of LifeJuly 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Parade coordinator Tom Yates and his crew of Lion volunteers have done it again: the July 4 parade and Jackson Park festivities were a success, and a well-attended one. These events cannot happen without the help of volunteers, and the team really came through this year. What follows are a few comments on the event, and three suggestions for further improvement.July 8, 2017 midnight read more..
Bonita Darr and Colleen BergJuly 7, 2017 11:22 a.m. read more..
Fidel Baeza-NincheJuly 7, 2017 11:21 a.m. read more..
The Weldon Wagon Trail maybe over a century old, bit it has been enjoying some recent prominence.July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Pie from the mayor was the unusual twist at Hood River City Council on June 26. Mayor Paul Blackburn, who holds periodic citizen conversation sessions called “Pie with the Mayor,” presented a round baked good to the Art of Community committee in thanks for their completion of a new gallery of art works installed around the city.July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River travel kudos keep coming from the national media. Two weeks ago, Hood River News reported on the Culture Trip website’s designation of Hood River as “The Most Beautiful Town in Oregon.”July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
We’ve been hearing a lot about winners and losers these days. Yet, even as our kids on the baseball or soccer fields may be winning trophies, they are in imminent danger of losing something much more important.July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
The family of a Washington man killed when a tree fell on his car near Corbett is seeking $2.2 million in a lawsuit against the state of Oregon.July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
The Mid-Columbia Council of Governments board got a harsh analysis Tuesday, hearing that it lacked leadership and had image problems, as it considers whether to remain as a stand-alone entity.July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
The final two Historic Downtown Walking Tours, sponsored by the History Museum of Hood River County, will take place July 10 and July 24, both beginning at 11 a.m. at the Hood River Hotel, Oak and First streets.July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley Adult Center Executive Director Amy Mallett celebrates her one-year anniversary with the adult center July 5.July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Chapo has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
The east parking lot of Wy’east Middle School serves as an important public space, and not just for school activities.July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Jamie Robinson and Rose Finstad, of Hood River, and their Empire Water Polo Academy teammates took the gold medal at the recent regional Junior Olympic Qualifier in Seattle, competing with players from Oregon, Washington, and Western Canada. They, in turn, earned the top spot for National Junior Olympics in Los Angeles July 27-30. They qualified to compete in the championship bracket at Nationals for 16U girls.July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Gorge Owned hosts the next Green Drinks event, July 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Syncline Winery in Lyle, Wash.July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Reprocessing more than 3,300 pounds of surgical items and increasing recycling by nearly 20 percent was just part of the work that earned Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital national recognition for “Greening the OR,” according to a Providence press release.July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Talking points on the table Thursday for the Port of Cascade Locks include a pending land sale on WaNaPa Street and a grant application for an airport feasibility study.July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
By mid-August, Hood River will have its first “new” city hall in 76 years.July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Republic Services encourages local customers and communities to incorporate safety and environmental responsibility into the festivities with these tips:July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River County has many kinds of knapweed, but the three most commonly found are Spotted, Diffuse and Meadow.July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
This Independence Day, visitors to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area are reminded to plan ahead and leave fireworks at home when heading out to federal public lands.July 3, 2017 2:54 p.m. read more..
The Port of Hood River gave three of its five commissioners a sendoff Tuesday, marking an unusual transition: the majority of its commission left office June 30.July 1, 2017 midnight read more..
The wind wasn’t cooperative for the International Windsurfing Tour (IWT) competitions slated as part of the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s (CGWA) Beach Bash celebration held last weekend, but in the Gorge, if you wait long enough, the wind will always come back.July 1, 2017 midnight read more..
There’s a litany of recreational events in the Gorge this summer, but there always seems to be room for one more.July 1, 2017 midnight read more..
A free meal program has come to Hood River this summer for kids ages 1-18.July 1, 2017 midnight read more..
Waucoma Bookstore is hosting author Stephen Holgate for a book signing on Friday, July 7 from 5-8 p.m. Holgate will be signing his novel, “Tangier,” a story of fathers and sons, the alienation of being a stranger in a strange land, the seductive face of betrayal, and finally, the lengths we’ll go to for redemption.July 1, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School HEALTH Media club and incoming freshman from the Wy’east Middle School HEALTH Media Club held their Fourth of July Sticker Shock Campaign on June 28. Their mission: To keep the community safe during the Fourth of July.July 1, 2017 midnight read more..
The Gorge Gulp returns to First Friday on July 7 as 15 local Gorge beer and cider brewers, from Cascade Locks to Parkdale to White Salmon, provide tastes of their beverages. The event will be outdoors in the parking lot at Third and State streets, behind the AniChe Wine Bar/Butler Bank Building, from 5-9 p.m.July 1, 2017 midnight read more..
About 100 community members filled the city council chambers Wednesday for the meeting of the Westside Concept Plan Project Advisory Council (PAC). Members of the newly-formed citizen group CORD — Citizens for Responsible Development — presented a copy of a position signed by 500 people asking the city not rezone areas of the Westside within the plan boundaries.July 1, 2017 midnight read more..
Last year the CEO of United Health Care received $14 million in compensation, which is roughly $56,000 a day.July 1, 2017 midnight read more..
School Board said goodbye to a board member and checked the pulse on a school-based health clinic Wednesday.July 1, 2017 midnight read more..
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