Hood River County Board of Commissioners, acting as the Windmaster Urban Renewal Agency, took action June 19 toward a plan amendment that would divert renewal funds toward a grant supporting Ken Jernstedt Airfield.June 28, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey competed in the Howard Jones Age Group A/B Invitational at Mt. Hood Community College June 16-18.June 28, 2017 midnight read more..
July 4 falls on a Tuesday this year, creating a long weekend that gets going long before that with an extended list of events in the community.June 28, 2017 midnight read more..
A “seed planted” in 2016 for youth nutrition sprouts again this week.June 28, 2017 midnight read more..
Yesteryears for June 27.June 28, 2017 midnight read more..
A second grade teacher sees the connections in a column by Sophie Whitehead.June 28, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River faces temperatures around 98 degrees Saturday, with no tailing cooldown — Sunday may rear up as a scorcher in the triple digits.June 24, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School has found plenty of success with its sports teams over the years, particularly in the last few, racking up multiple state titles.June 24, 2017 midnight read more..
Vintage bridal gowns are now on display at the History Museum of Hood River County, in an exhibition titled “Bridal Gowns of the Past.”June 24, 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.June 24, 2017 midnight read more..
Monday morning, Kyle Beam woke up and reported to his first day of work at Beam Excavating and A-1 Septic Tank Service. By the end of the day, Beam had a new job: professional baseball player.June 24, 2017 midnight read more..
Effective with the 2017-18 high school basketball season, play will be stopped and an official warning will be given to the head coach — and recorded in the scorebook — for misconduct by the coach or other bench personnel unless the offense is judged to be major, in which case a technical foul shall be assessed.June 24, 2017 midnight read more..
Three Gorge mayors invite everyone to Bingen Theater for the annual Independence Eve Celebration.June 24, 2017 midnight read more..
While countless campaigns urge distracted motorists to “hang up and drive,” a new poll from Public Employees Mutual Insurance Company (PEMCO) Insurance shows smartphone wielding pedestrians pose an increasing threat on streets and sidewalks, and a majority of Northwest drivers aren’t happy about it.June 24, 2017 midnight read more..
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will make repairs starting Monday to the culvert under OR 281 (12th Street), which has become damaged over time. This culvert carries Indian Creek below the highway.June 24, 2017 midnight read more..
Back before I drank beer, LONG before (and I only took it up at age 24) I remember a Seattle Times report that the famed Ivar’s Acre of Clams restaurant got in trouble for putting lesser beer into Heidelberg empties and selling it to go with the bivalves.June 21, 2017 midnight read more..
King Arthur and faithful Knights Bedevere, Lancelot and Dennis pursue the Holy Grail nightly for a couple of weeks in Bingen, parrying hilariously with the French Taunters, the irrepressible (and limbless) Black Knight, Tim the Enchanter, and others along the road to Cametlo. Er, Calmeto — Camelot, that is.June 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Gorge Grown Food Network will launch the region's first Healthy Corner Store Project June 28 at Allen’s Grocery Outlet and La Michoacana in The Dalles, meeting the needs of low income families for farm fresh fruit and vegetables in neighborhoods without easy access to a grocery store.June 21, 2017 midnight read more..
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theater to venues around the world. Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River recently obtained the rights to bring this theatrical experience to the communities of the Gorge.June 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Thermometers here recorded the hottest day so far this year on Monday before thunder clouds moved in to cool off the area during the evening.June 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Vince Culp and Steve Vollans will have plenty to tell Sandy High School classmates at their 20th reunion next year.June 21, 2017 midnight read more..
July 4 coordinator Tom Yates writes, “With July 4th event posters printed by the Hood River Chamber of Commerce, I had a pleasant time lately walking the business areas of our county, handing out the posters. I talked to a whole lot of nice people!"June 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Towards the end of every school year, Westside Elementary School recognizes the volunteers at the school who provide a tremendous amount of support, notes principal Bill Newton. “This year, Westside Elementary recognized the West Side Volunteer Fire Department as our Volunteers of the Year.June 21, 2017 midnight read more..
The inaugural A-Town Throwdown wind and water sports event was held last weekend in Arlington as a way to show off the Port of Arlington’s new launch site; Hood River’s Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association donated funds to the port to help with the project, which was completed early this spring.June 21, 2017 midnight read more..
With all this warm weather we’ve had the past few days, it’s easy to forget about the snow still lingering at high elevations from the brutal winter.June 21, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River Oilers baseball team enjoyed tremendous success in winning three of four games in a June 16-18 tournament.June 21, 2017 midnight read more..
June has been jumping, packed with year-end school activities, community projects and preparation for the upcoming harvest.June 21, 2017 midnight read more..
The High Prairie Firehouse Sale happens June 23-25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the High Prairie Community Center at 701 Struck Road, about seven miles up Centerville Highway from Lyle, Wash.June 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Even though most of the headlines about the 2017 legislative session have been dominated by the budget discussion, I’m very proud to highlight a piece of policy work that I’ve been actively involved with over the last few months. This legislation will have lasting benefits for Oregon students and once again establish Oregon as an example of increasing access and affordability to higher education.June 21, 2017 midnight read more..
David Warrenka, Zelda Stanton, Daniel Guzman and Reta ByrdJune 20, 2017 12:14 p.m. read more..
Michael Simpkins, Merle Nicklas, Betty Woodrum and Jason DeGeusJune 20, 2017 12:13 p.m. read more..
Oregon and Washington fishery managers have announced the 2017 summer and fall salmon and steelhead seasons for the Columbia River.June 17, 2017 midnight read more..
There will be a no-cost speed, power, and agility training clinics at Hood River Valley High School this summer from June 26 to Aug. 10 at Henderson Community Stadium.June 17, 2017 midnight read more..
Underwood Community Gardens welcomes the community to celebrate children and wellness in the garden this summer with free gardening programs at the Underwood Community Center.June 17, 2017 midnight read more..
In June, the Red Cross joins blood collection agencies around the world mark World Blood Donor Day by raising awareness about the need for a readily available blood supply.June 17, 2017 midnight read more..
Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program is taking a summer break from training students to look at lessons learned from its successful first 18 months of operation.June 17, 2017 midnight read more..
The Gorge Kids Triathlon returns to Waterfront Park in Hood River on Sept. 17. Kids can run or swim across the swim beach, then choose from various length bike and run courses. Proceeds promote health and fitness programs in the Hood River County schools.June 17, 2017 midnight read more..
Visit the Hood River Library on June 22 at 7 p.m. for a reading and Q&A with Dr. Sherry Dell, author of “Collected Writings on Natural Health and the Spiritual Path.”June 17, 2017 midnight read more..
Wy’east Middle School student Henry Buckles has had quite the season this year as a member of the Hood River County School District’s middle school track and field program.June 17, 2017 midnight read more..
Donald Maxwell and David WarrenkaJune 16, 2017 1:15 p.m. read more..
Part festival, part solemn memorial, the first Pride Parade in Hood River drew a crowd of close to 600 people, including about 300 marchers, numbers that surprised organizers with Columbia Gorge Pride Alliance.June 14, 2017 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge Peace Village hosts a 10th anniversary fundraiser at Kickstand Kitchen on June 14 at 5 p.m., sponsored by Don and Bonnie Benton and Little Shredders Dental. Live music will be provided by “oo-la-la,” Violet Montenegro and digeridoo player Patrick Stevens.June 14, 2017 midnight read more..
Lately, the Seven Deadly Sins have been rearing their ugly heads far too often. Evil and excess seem to be in charge. In the same week that good Samaritans were murdered on a Portland MAX train defending two innocent girls, I paid $30 to take a voyeuristic tour through William Randolph Hearst’s monument to excess, the Hearst Castle.June 14, 2017 midnight read more..
A brick business block will replace the frame structure on Oak Street which was destroyed by fire last week.June 14, 2017 midnight read more..
Columbia Land Trust has announced that the new Powerdale Recreation and Access Plan will be presented to the public on June 27 at a meeting hosted by the Hood River Watershed Group from 6–8 p.m. at the Hood River Library.June 14, 2017 midnight read more..
The stands at Henderson Community Stadium were filled to the brim Friday evening for Hood River Valley High School’s graduation, as family and friends cheered on the class of 2017.June 14, 2017 midnight read more..
Kriekfest, the summer’s first big beer event in the Gorge, returns to Parkdale for its second annual celebration of cherry-based sour ales — local, regional, national and international — on June 24 starting at noon at Clear Creek Station.June 14, 2017 midnight read more..
A lot of questions are being asked about the westside planning process which is currently underway. I think it is important for everyone to understand what is going on; this is an important discussion about the future of our city.June 14, 2017 midnight read more..
June 15 is designated by the UN as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). On this day, communities across the world honor older people and uphold their right to live in safety with dignity and respect. WEAAD is an opportunity to make the community aware that many older people experience mistreatment from people close to them, often their family members.June 14, 2017 midnight read more..
“A shout-out of sincere thanks to everyone in the community that donated their time and energies, merchandise and space to make the graduation night party at the Elks Club happen on Friday night,” writes Kevin Donald of Hood River.June 14, 2017 midnight read more..
Superintendent Dan Goldman announced that Kelly Running will be recommended as the new Alternative Education/Online Principal for the Hood River County School District.June 14, 2017 midnight read more..
Look for a line of vintage campers in the Gorge June 15 as more than 100 members of Sisters on the Fly, the largest outdoor women’s group in the U.S., visit on a journey of exploration. The members are following the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery trail from May 22 to June 21, with a stop next week at Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell, a press release said.June 14, 2017 midnight read more..
Arlene O’Conner, Lee Knobel, Curtis Gaige, James Lobdell and Zelda StantonJune 13, 2017 12:49 p.m. 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. Wonder how to go about that?June 10, 2017 midnight read more..
A lot of questions are being asked about the westside planning process which is currently underway. I think it is important for everyone to understand what is going on; this is an important discussion about the future of our city.June 10, 2017 midnight read more..
The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) recently went through its ninth public meeting of the committee assigned to examine rearranging the state’s athletic classifications and districts, and it shows that Hood River Valley High School’s current league for the majority of its sports, the Columbia River Conference, will no longer exist.June 10, 2017 midnight read more..
After years of scrambling over algae-covered boulders and dealing with choppy waters, windsurfers, kiteboarders and intrepid stand-up paddle boarders (SUP) have been enjoying the improved launch site at Earl Snell Memorial Park in Arlington and will christen it next weekend with a brand-new event.June 10, 2017 midnight read more..
Randalyn Clark, Hilda Duran and John MartinJune 9, 2017 12:51 p.m. read more..
The Oregon Water Resources Department has awarded more than $411,000 in eight grants for water conservation, reuse and storage feasibility studies. The Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District will receive $50,330 to assess the viability of a Hood River water bank to increase summer stream flows. They will match the grant dollars for the $101,980 study.June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
A Hood River News photo of the Mosier train derailment has won a national award.June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
The first-ever Connect to Your Cause Fair, held at Laughing Tara Living Arts in Odell, brought organizations and community members together to network, share information and build connections on Sunday.June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program will serve its last breakfast before summer break on June 10.June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Outfound, described by its founders as “the first experiential conference of its kind focused on giving outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to network with some of the most inspirational leaders and brands in the outdoor industry,” is set to take over the Hood River Event Site this weekend.June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Celebrating his 40th year as an umpire, Bruce Parker was selected as the plate umpire for Saturday’s 5A State Softball Championship game at the Oregon State University Complex in Corvallis between Dallas and Marist Catholic (Marist won 12-7). Parker, the former president of the Mid-Columbia Umpires Association, will get his first shot at officiating a title contest, joining a long list of his brethren to earn such a distinction.June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
The HRV boys lacrosse team felt confident heading into their Cascade Cup title-game matchup with 6A Westview Friday evening, and they had their reasons.June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
The volunteers at Hood River Adopt A Dog have chosen Panda as this week’s adoptable pet.June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
While most consumers don’t associate USA Pears with this time of year, U.S. Anjou, Red Anjou and Bosc pears are still widely available and are great eating right now. Unlike fruits that ripen on the tree, these varieties of pears only ripen after several months rest in cold storage. To encourage consumers to keep buying pears, Pear Bureau Northwest is launching the second annual #HowdoyouAnjou? social media contest.June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Columbia Land Trust received good news May 1 — the conservation group has been awarded a $5,000 grant from The Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative, a group formed in 2013 by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Land Trust Alliance.June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
On May 16, there was special election in Oregon. "Special" means that we were voting only on local issues. The voter turnout was not special.June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Limping among January snowdrifts, a sweet Schnauzer-mix was found wandering near Cascade Locks. Rescued by a Hood River County sheriff’s deputy, “Phoebe” began her journey as another Hood River Adopt A Dog (HRAAD) success storyJune 7, 2017 midnight read more..
The public is invited to the first of three summer programs hosted by the Wasco County Historical Society on Saturday, June 17 at 1 p.m. at the Moody/Rorick House, 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles. Local historian Karl Vercouteren will present “Vogt Opera House: The Sequel.”June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Oregon State University Extension Service will begin its summer Food Preservation courses on June 8 at the FISH Food Bank in Hood River from 6-9 p.m. with the class “Intro to Food Safety.”June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Horizon Christian School’s annual Triple Threat basketball camp will be held July 17-21; this is a month later than the annual camp’s typical dates.June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Members of Riverside Community Church, United Church of Christ (UCC), have voted to become an “Immigrant Welcoming Congregation.”June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge Peace Village hosts a 10th anniversary fundraiser at Kickstand Kitchen on June 14 at 5 p.m., sponsored by Don and Bonnie Benton and Little Shredders Dental.June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
The Oregon Community Foundation announced on Monday $8.7 million in grants awarded to organizations around the state, including important grants in Hood River:June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
They dedicated a brand-new building at the Hood River County Fairgrounds last Saturday, and the focus was on volunteers when Fair Manager Doris Jensen gave credits to highlight the program.June 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Visit the library on June 14 at 5 p.m. for a workshop designed to help integrate mindfulness practices in your life.June 6, 2017 3:38 p.m. read more..
Louanna Flint and Walton LindleyJune 6, 2017 3:22 p.m. read more..
Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington this week set recreational white sturgeon seasons for the Columbia River estuary and Bonneville Pool.June 3, 2017 midnight read more..
Crag Rat Rescue volunteers and deputies with Hood River County Sheriff’s Office mobilized early Tuesday afternoon to do a search for an injured hiker on the Benson plateau area, about 8-10 miles south of the Eagle Creek fish hatchery.June 3, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River Hotel hosts a unique new art exhibit featuring clients of Opportunity Connections.June 3, 2017 midnight read more..
Puncturevine is a sprawling annual plant that forms a dense mat with very sharp, spiny seed heads. This weed has infiltrated Hood River County from the east.June 3, 2017 midnight read more..
The temperatures are heating up, the winds are rising accordingly, and this year’s Gorge Cup is already underway.June 3, 2017 midnight read more..
The Crag Rats, Hood River County volunteer search and rescue team, and students from Hood River Valley High School spent the day together to talk about wilderness safety, rescue equipment, and general guidelines for enjoying the backcountry.June 3, 2017 midnight read more..
A burst of Memorial Day weekend traffic signaled a hectic summer for the Bridge of the Gods.June 3, 2017 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRC) have new hours beginning in June.June 3, 2017 midnight read more..
Part trivia project, part exercise program, PYA is back.June 3, 2017 midnight read more..
Jan Bony, OrGenWeb state coordinator, will be the speaker at the next Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society meeting and program on June 10 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles. The public is invited to attend.June 2, 2017 1:51 p.m. read more..
A truck fire on Interstate 84 in west Hood River left the vehicle damaged.June 2, 2017 9:35 a.m. read more..
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