Marian Desmond and Donald FixOctober 31, 2017 2:01 p.m. read more..
Elementary and middle school students join their high school elders in “Fiddler on the Roof,” opening this weekend in the Bowe Theater. Rachel Harry directs, with musical direction by Dan Keneally. Stage manager is Paul Hargrave and assistant stage managers are Zach Amsberry and Zach Barbour.October 28, 2017 midnight read more..
Conditions were calm, but cold, Wednesday as two river users and Hood River County Sheriff’s deputies helped a kiteboarder from the water in an unusual rescue just off Event Site.October 28, 2017 midnight read more..
After dominating The Dalles 6-0 on the road Tuesday night, the HRV girls soccer team finished league play 5-0-1 and did not allow a single goal in any of those six contests.October 28, 2017 midnight read more..
Horizon’s soccer season comes to an end after a 4-1 home loss to Damascus Christian in the first round of league playoffs.October 28, 2017 midnight read more..
The HRV boys soccer team has won yet another Columbia River Conference title.October 28, 2017 midnight read more..
October was Missoula Children’s Theater season at two Hood River County School District elementary buildings, with an adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels” featuring all-student casts at Parkdale and, pictured, May Street, where Sophia Cross as the maniacal scientist sings with her little robots.October 28, 2017 midnight read more..
Trick or treat all you want, you older haunters, but here is a list of local 21-and-over events with appeals going way beyond plastic pumpkins filled with mini-Snickers:October 28, 2017 midnight read more..
Lynne Frost has received the 2017 Oregon Rural Health Hero Award from the Oregon Office of Rural Health. Frost is clinical operations director at One Community Health (OCH).October 28, 2017 midnight read more..
Storyteller and poet Trevino L. Brings Plenty speaks Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the next event in the year-long poTENtial series at Columbia Center for the Arts.October 28, 2017 midnight read more..
Precious Remi has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week, and she is searching for a loving family to call her own.October 27, 2017 10:52 a.m. read more..
Guillermo FischOctober 27, 2017 10:45 a.m. read more..
Lawrence Lynn, Kirk Snyder, Joe Smith, Norma Phillips and David HigginsOctober 27, 2017 10:44 a.m. read more..
This includes corrections to an earlier article.October 25, 2017 3:11 p.m. read more..
It was a great year for the HRV combined seventh and eighth grade middle school football team.October 25, 2017 midnight read more..
A battle between two of the top water polo teams in Oregon took place on Sunday, with Hood River coming out on top for the first time ever in tournament play. Hood River beat Bend in a championship game that would need extra time to decide a winner.October 25, 2017 midnight read more..
For the past several years, the Heart of Hospice Foundation has held its “Dine Out” event to support local restaurants and the Heart of Hospice Foundation, which serves hospice patients in the greater Columbia Gorge communities.October 25, 2017 midnight read more..
A day of rest and rejuvenation for family caregivers in the Gorge is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4 at Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Place, Hood River, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.October 25, 2017 midnight read more..
Widely considered the most important play of the 20th century, Samuel Beckett’s tragicomic “Waiting for Godot” opens next month at Wy’east Middle School.October 25, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River County has turned down a request from the state Department of Human Services to absorb services offered by the Area Agency on Aging.October 25, 2017 midnight read more..
I recently came across debates online arguing that mountain memorials are a kind of graffiti and not fitting to be in a wild environment. Others say they don’t want to encounter other people’s grief because everyday life is hard enough to deal with.October 25, 2017 midnight read more..
The art exhibit “1000 Words” runs at the Columbia Center for the Arts through Oct. 29. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and that was the challenge posed by CCA to areas artists for this exhibition.October 25, 2017 midnight read more..
Marc Wixman and Aileen Pineda-GarciaOctober 24, 2017 1:03 p.m. read more..
A packing line and an estimated 100,000-150,000 boxes of pears were destroyed by Wednesday’s fire at the Underwood Fruit and Warehouse Company in Bingen and officials are scrambling to find a place to finish packing about 1,000 bins of pears.October 21, 2017 midnight read more..
It’s common for someone to drive a car, maintain a home, garden, travel, stay physically active and lend a helping hand in the community, but it’s less common at the age of 101.October 21, 2017 midnight read more..
There’s no stopping this HRV girls water polo team right now.October 21, 2017 midnight read more..
The Min Yasui Legacy Project and Oregon Nikkei Endowment announced the Minoru Yasui Day Essay Contest on Oct. 19, in honor of Minoru Yasui’s 101st birthday.October 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Rev. Alex Salvatierra, an author and organizer, will speak Oct. 23 in a program entitled, “Responding to Immigration through the Eyes of Faith,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hood River Alliance Church sanctuary, 2650 Montello Ave. (corner of Montello Avenue and Rand Road).October 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Residents from around the Gorge can stock up on locally-grown produce and staples at the third annual Fill Your Pantry Market, hosted by the Rockford Grange in Hood River. More than 25 farms and food businesses will be present, offering shoppers a variety of Gorge grown produce, meats, grains, preserves, and more. Most vendors offer discounts for bulk purchases, making the market a great way to stock up on this year’s harvest and support local farms.October 21, 2017 midnight read more..
WELL SAID: From The Tragically Hip (RIP Gord Downie): “Can we get it quiet enough?/ In here, I can hear God, cat paws on the keys/ And the wish for tomorrow is but a whisper from your lips and I fall to my knees/ I’m not afraid of convincingness, I’m just uncertain for sure.”October 21, 2017 midnight read more..
More than 80 schoolchildren were treated Tuesday night to a special dress rehearsal by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s Sinfonietta. The Sinfonietta concert was comprised of musical selections from popular movies — songs the young crowd immediately recognized from “Star Wars,” “Spider-Man,” and “Frozen,” to name a few.October 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Most likely at some point in time you’ve said, “That’s a typical male response,” or muttered under your breath, “Women just can’t handle it.” How did this make you feel? Did you regret saying these things? Did you think twice about it? How might these words impact your spouse, your kids or your employees?October 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Mount Hood District of Garden Clubs present Bob Denman, garden tool expert and the only blacksmith in the U.S. specializing in hand-forged garden tools for home gardeners, farmers, landscapers and nurserymen, on Saturday, Oct. 28 at River of Life Assembly, 979 Tucker Road, Hood River.October 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Harmony of the Gorge (women’s chorus) and the new Wind Masters (men’s chorus) are hosting their first joint shows on Oct. 21 — a 2 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. evening show.October 21, 2017 midnight read more..
Get more familiar with Hood River’s sister city, Tsuruta, Japan, and support the Hood River-Tsuruta Sister City program.October 21, 2017 midnight read more..
George Watanabe, Heidi Hansberger and Harrison PetersOctober 20, 2017 11:22 a.m. read more..
What secrets can you discover about your community in five minutes? Find out on Thursday, Nov.2, when nonprofit organization Livable Hood River presents an evening of storytelling by a diverse array of area residents.October 18, 2017 midnight read more..
A pair of meetings in Hood River County will give an overview of work that crews are taking on post-Eagle Creek fire.October 18, 2017 midnight read more..
The folks at msn.com have shown their love of Hood River County once again, with the online list “The Best 19 Places to Pick Apples in the United States.”October 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Oct. 4 was a day for college colors, both to celebrate the alma mater or otherwise beloved institutions and to help students throughout Hood River County School District develop a better sense of their futures by learning more about their post-public school options.October 18, 2017 midnight read more..
In October of last year events were building to a crescendo across the county, state and nation, in celebration of Minoru Yasui’s 100th birthday. These events were coming on the heels of the posthumous award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to his family in 2015 and the naming of March 28 as Minoru Yasui Day in perpetuity by the Oregon legislature.October 18, 2017 midnight read more..
With the completion of a 7,200-volt line into the Cooper Spur district of Hood River County, Pacific Power and Light Company has now brought electric service into a new Hood River Valley area, well inside the Mt. Hood National Forest, C.O Bunnell, PP&L district manager, said Thursday.October 18, 2017 midnight read more..
The creative spirit of Latino culture currently enlivens The History Museum. “Sharing History/Building Community” opened last week with the laughter of children, classic Latino folklorico music and dance, and dozens of visitors enjoying the new exhibition, as well as traditional sweets.October 18, 2017 midnight read more..
The White Salmon Valley Community Library invites the public to the 2017 Gorge Ghost Gathering, presented by Columbia Gorge Paranormal (CGP), on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m.October 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Historic Paris Fair Building over the past week has received a new coat of paint — Stonington grey, to be precise — with charcoal accents on the storefront, according to Claudia von Flotow of Key Development, which owns the building at Oak and Fourth streets.October 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge Community College board members last week formally opposed efforts by the White House to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, joining a national effort by the American Association of Community Colleges to encourage federal legislation allowing DACA recipients to pursue higher education in the United States, according to a college press release.October 18, 2017 midnight read more..
The quest for the next president of Columbia Gorge Community College entered a key phase this week with selection of a 17-member search committee by college board members Tuesday evening.October 18, 2017 midnight read more..
The wide-ranging Westside Area Concept Plan (WACP) moved on, with plenty of grinding gears, to its next phase, initial review by Hood River City Council, following an often-contentious meeting the evening of Oct. 11 at the Hood River Fire Hall. About 100 people filled the meeting room.October 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Good news for two local breweries who medaled at the Great American Beer Festival, Oct. 5-7 in Denver.October 18, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners decided Monday to put $550,000 worth of transient room tax revenue toward county park septic system repairs over the next several years.October 18, 2017 midnight read more..
Jack ThorntonOctober 17, 2017 2:13 p.m. read more..
“Heart of Gold” honorees are people who make a difference: people who enrich our community through their good works, selfless dedication and commitment to health. The Foundation at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital is seeking the community’s help in shining the spotlight on two such individuals from the Gorge in 2017.October 17, 2017 2:07 p.m. read more..
The water system at Hood River Middle School has been turned off since Thursday morning after water described as smelly, yellowish, and cloudy emerged from drinking fountains and faucets. It was the result of an installation error that allowed a chemical solution used in the school’s new boiler to enter the potable water system, according to Principal Brent Emmons.October 14, 2017 midnight read more..
HRV volleyball played Tuesday night in a game that was nothing like their other 17 this season.October 14, 2017 midnight read more..
Storyteller and poet Trevino L. Brings Plenty speaks Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the next event in the year-long poTENtial series at Columbia Center for the Arts.October 14, 2017 midnight read more..
Join Friends of the Columbia Gorge on Oct. 18 for a special presentation on current Columbia Gorge conservation issues and recreation programs. The program will feature four topics: Eagle Creek Wildfire and updates, Gorge Towns to Trails, The Dalles Connection, Preserve the Wonder Land Campaign and the Best Gorge Hikes for Fall Foliage.October 14, 2017 midnight read more..
When it comes to building a vibrant, thriving community, the health of its people plays a vital role. But health isn’t just about visiting the doctor. It’s about treating the whole person, recognizing the importance of integrated practices that value medical, dental and even behavioral health — and that’s exactly why behavioral health is now one of the fastest growing areas of service provided by One Community Health (OCH).October 14, 2017 midnight read more..
Once again, One Community Health (OCH) is hosting Gorge Happiness Month throughout October. The goal is to get as many people as possible throughout the Gorge to do the three habits each day that are scientifically shown to make us happier: gratitudes, acts of kindness, and moments of silence.October 14, 2017 midnight read more..
Gorge waste managers Hood River Garbage/The Dalles Disposal and Tri-County Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program are coming to terms with how a slated Jan. 1 recycling policy change will affect local programs.October 14, 2017 midnight read more..
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., joined 26 of his Senate colleagues Oct. 11 in urging the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to renew a recently lapsed funding opportunity for firearm violence research.October 14, 2017 midnight read more..
As of late, the HRV boys soccer team has struggled and at times have played “ugly,” said Head Coach Jaime Rivera, but they currently remain in first place in the 5A OSAA rankings after their 2-1 win over The Dalles on Tuesday, Oct. 10 and their 10-0 home win over Pendleton on Thursday.October 14, 2017 midnight read more..
A memorial service for Hood River County Sheriff Deputy Mike Anderson will be held Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Hood River Valley High School. The public is invited to attend, and carpooling is recommended as parking will be limited.October 13, 2017 11:56 a.m. read more..
Theodore Perry and Patrick GarrettOctober 13, 2017 10:55 a.m. read more..
Mary Sharp, Dona Wood and Robert TalbertOctober 13, 2017 10:55 a.m. read more..
Though the annual Polar Express at Mt. Hood Railroad has been called off, a separate winter excursion trip begins in November.October 12, 2017 3:03 p.m. read more..
The HRV cross country team traveled to Champoeg this past weekend for the Champoeg Invitational and would end up with first and second place finishes.October 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Vaughan Heppe’s compassion, musical skills and fearless nature will long be remembered, according to family and friends.October 11, 2017 midnight read more..
On the evening of Oct.12 the sixth annual Paws for a Cause Silent Auction and Social Event will be held by Hood River Adopt A Dog.October 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Harmony of the Gorge (women’s chorus) and the new Wind Masters (men’s chorus) are hosting their first joint shows on Oct. 21 — a 2 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. evening show — at Shepherd of the Valley Church (Horizon Christian School), 1631 Eighth St., Hood River.October 11, 2017 midnight read more..
A survey is being made by the local chamber of commerce of the number of chickens in Hood River County.October 11, 2017 midnight read more..
After nine games this season, the HRV boys soccer team has an unfamiliar record.October 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Bob Yoesle from Friends of the Goldendale Observatory will present a solar viewing free to the public on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, weather and clouds permitting, outside the museum.October 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Homecoming couldn’t come at a better time for the Hood River Valley football team.October 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Matthew Frost and Kiki Hosaka, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the Hood River Elks Lodge September Students of the Month.October 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Geotechnical engineers and professional surveyors began work onsite at Morrison Park, prompting the closure of the park from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9-11.October 11, 2017 midnight read more..
“When you come to think of it, real life largely consists of things that never make it into the papers.”October 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River County is one of those blessed places where the harvest happens close to home, and we all have the opportunity to celebrate it.October 11, 2017 midnight read more..
Two more volunteer training sessions have been scheduled as Hood River Shelter Services (HRSS) prepares for opening next month.October 10, 2017 1:27 p.m. read more..
After several months of ongoing negotiations, Rail Events Inc. has announced several U.S. locations of The Polar Express Train Ride, previously operated by Iowa Pacific Holdings, will not return for the 2017 season, including Mt. Hood Railroad in Hood River.October 10, 2017 1:27 p.m. read more..
Dorothy MacFarlane, Nellie Edwards, Charles Smith and Bob NewmanOctober 10, 2017 1:11 p.m. read more..
Theodore Perry and Terry VannOctober 10, 2017 1:10 p.m. read more..
The White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO presents their annual Monster Mash fundraiser event on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Henkle Middle School, White Salmon.October 10, 2017 1:09 p.m. read more..
Columbia Gorge Community College/Small Business Development Center is offering an “Increasing Your Bottom Line” workshop at the CGCC Hood River Indian Creek Campus on Friday, Oct. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per business.October 10, 2017 1:09 p.m. read more..
Waucoma Bookstore and Crush Cider Café are hosting “Tasting Cider” author Erin James for a book talk and cider tasting on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Crush Cider Café, 1020 Wasco St. James is the editor-in-chief of CiderCraft magazine and will be discussing her new book, subtitled “The CiderCraft Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider.”October 7, 2017 midnight read more..
HRV volleyball welcomed The Dalles on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in their second of three meetings for the season.October 7, 2017 midnight read more..
To increase communication with the public and to provide for greater citizen involvement, the Hood River County School District Board of Directors established the Finance Advisory Committee in the summer of 2013.October 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River Shelter Services returns for a new season in November, and two trainings are scheduled for volunteers. Now in its ninth year and formerly known as the Warming Shelter, the program provides shelter, beds, meals and other services to the homeless from November through March.October 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Through a series of town hall meetings, Hood River County invites the public to learn about and provide insights into a countywide Energy Plan that charts a course for the future.October 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Cindy Walbridge’s long and productive career with the City of Hood River came to an official end at one of her favorite places.October 7, 2017 midnight read more..
What leadership qualities should the next president of Columbia Gorge Community College possess in order to reflect the needs of our region?October 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Oh me, oh Miya! Miya has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.October 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Stevenson native Deb Hart, founder of The Pink Sistas, Inc., knows what it’s like to get a breast cancer diagnosis.October 7, 2017 midnight read more..
Oct. 7-8 brings the annual “Car is King Weekend,” a variety of family-friendly events, to Maryhill Museum in Maryhill, Wash.October 6, 2017 1:18 p.m. read more..
Thaddeus ByrneOctober 6, 2017 12:30 p.m. read more..
Juan Sandoval, Nina Principi and Rosalina ProgOctober 6, 2017 12:29 p.m. read more..
My daughters have been requesting to help more in the kitchen. In fact, they’ve been begging for “cooking lessons.” Per their request, Chicken Picatta was to be the subject of our first cooking lesson. I have my own version of Chicken Picatta (recipe below), but we began by watching a few cooking shows featuring Ina Garten and Giada De Laurentiis cooking their versions, which can be found on YouTube.October 6, 2017 midnight read more..
Yesterday I made it to the Farmer’s Market. That alone felt like an accomplishment. Not that I found my way there, but that I remembered. It’s a defeat that’s hard to for me to bear when I get a hankering for something fresh out of the ground on Saturday at 2pm.October 6, 2017 midnight read more..
Maybe you are one of the 30 percent of Gorge residents that worry about where your next meal will come from. Maybe you are a single parent with no car. You may live in a neighborhood with no grocery store where public transportation is limited. The nearby corner store is your primary source of food. The options are not healthy for you and your family: fried food, soda, candy, or salty, packaged items that leave you feeling empty.October 6, 2017 midnight read more..
“Hey ladies,” Laura Bazzetta says to her sheep as she walks by them. For the sheep, it is a signal they are moving to a new pasture, so they gather around the fence opening waiting for Bazzetta to take them to a new grazing spot.October 6, 2017 midnight read more..
Miranda Bray was born in Truckee, Calif., and grew up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. She moved to Hood River with her now-husband, Carey, in 1997. In 2012, she opened River Daze Café in downtown Hood River. She and her husband are also farmers, and source many of their veggies from their own farm and other local farms. River Daze is known for its made-from-scratch menu —including dressings and sandwich spreads, and even its bread and pastries.October 6, 2017 midnight read more..
Rock blasting and highway work will lead to delays on Interstate 84 near milepost 53, starting Thursday.October 4, 2017 2:15 p.m. read more..
The Hood River Valley High School cheerleading team, both junior varsity and varsity, attended the first annual Oregon Cheerleading Coaches Association (OCCA) Game Day Championships at North Salem High School on Sept. 23.October 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River’s tented public pool is treading closer to the end of its usable lifespan, according to a facility study the parks district commissioned.October 4, 2017 midnight read more..
The 14th annual Hood River Hops Fest, staged by Hood River Chamber of Commerce, pours fresh-hopped ales from around the Northwest on a new date, Oct. 7 (delayed from Sept. 23).October 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Marianne Brevard, left, Marge Gale, Andy Roof and Ryan Brevard, part of the newly-assembled band “Going Down Reunion” perform at last week’s benefit event Rain Dance, held at Springhouse Cellar in Hood River, for the community of Cascade Locks, wracked by evacuations and business closures from the Eagle Creek fire.October 4, 2017 midnight read more..
The Hood River High School will close next Friday evening, Oct. 5, for two weeks to assist in the apple harvest.October 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Columbia Center for the Arts opens a new show, “1000 Words: Visual Arts Response to Literature,” on Wednesday, Oct. 4, with an opening reception planned on First Friday, Oct. 6 from 6-8 p.m.October 4, 2017 midnight read more..
The old building bridged the downtown enterprises of three centuries. From 19th century blacksmiths through its machine shop era of the early- and mid-1990s, to the wind and water sports of the 20th and 21st century, the Schlosser family-owned Kayak Shed building had served multiple needs for more than 100 years.October 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visited Cascade Locks and Hood River Friday in her second official trip in this county since the Eagle Creek fire broke out a month ago.October 4, 2017 midnight read more..
High schools from across the state traveled to Hood River this weekend for HRV’s annual volleyball tournament.October 4, 2017 midnight read more..
After a 2-0 start by the HRV football team, they now find themselves at .500 after dropping their last two games, including a recent road loss to the Hermiston Bulldogs.October 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Do you like paying more for less? If so, then you’re going to love President Trump’s plan to eliminate Net Neutrality.October 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Sponsored by the non-profit community health center One Community Health, Gorge Happiness Month lasts all of October — 31 days focused on the three daily habits scientifically proven to make people happier: Gratitude, acts of kindness, and moments of silence. The goal is to inspire as many people as possible to make happy a habit.October 4, 2017 midnight read more..
Hood River artist Seddon Wylde’s unique garden scrolls will be on display in two settings this month: Columbia Center for the Arts’ October show and at Gorge Ink, 176 E Jewett Blvd., White Salmon. During the White Salmon Art Walk, Oct. 20-22, the entire “Couplets by My Friends” folded scroll and three framed originals will be exhibited and for sale.October 4, 2017 midnight read more..
HRVHS Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation club, is hosting a three-part movie series to raise money for School Cycle, which sends bikes to Malawi and Guatemala so that girls can get to school. The event was Tuesday, but it is just one part of a new set of efforts by young women at Hood River Valley High School.October 3, 2017 2:53 p.m. read more..
Thaddeus ByrneOctober 3, 2017 2:01 p.m. read more..
Gladis Hadley, Edith Leabo, Artie Shaw, Evelyn Way, David Boles, Vicky Pyron and Warren ThompsonOctober 3, 2017 2:01 p.m. read more..
The Columbia River Gorge looks like a food-rich place. Our valleys are covered in orchards, the eastern hills are golden with wheat, the rivers are famous for salmon, and the forests are full of berries, mushrooms, and wild game. You’d think all of us would be well fed.October 1, 2017 6:57 p.m. read more..
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