Cindy Thieman, Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District coordinator, received the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District Employee Partnership Award at a ceremony April 18, held in Seaside and hosted by the Oregon Conservation Education and Assistance Network.April 28, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River County voters should find their Primary Election ballots in the mail this weekend.April 28, 2018 midnight read more..
In the only contested race for the Hood River County Board of Commissioners this primary election, two candidates staked their case Tuesday at a voter forum.April 28, 2018 midnight read more..
Parents, children, and those interested in learning about the program elements available for kids and about volunteer opportunities with the Columbia Center for the Arts’ Children’s Theater are invited to attend an evening of information and free pizza at 6 p.m. on May 3 at the center, 213 Cascade Ave.April 28, 2018 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team won second place in the 5A Division at the OSAA State Championship last weekend. Hood River entered 19 students, including 10 seniors, in the competition held at Western Oregon University.April 28, 2018 midnight read more..
The Mid-Columbia Center for Living, Wasco, Sherman and Hood River counties’ community mental health, addictions and developmental disabilities service provider, announces numerous new staff assignments including medical director, deputy director and managers, plus expanded medical services and hours of operations.April 28, 2018 midnight read more..
The April 21 Hazardous Waste Collection event at Parkdale Fire Station drew a steady stream of local residents bringing household hazardous material for collection and eventual disposal.April 28, 2018 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is pleased to introduce their newest child advocates: Martine Geeraert, Hood River; Patty Hyde, The Dalles; Katie Layne, White Salmon; Sheri Sharp, Grass Valley; and Corrie Smith, Hood River. The group was sworn into duty by the Honorable Janet L. Stauffer in The Dalles on April 18 after completing 32 hours of training.April 28, 2018 midnight read more..
Palmer RonningApril 27, 2018 12:55 p.m. read more..
William Mitchke, John Belanger, Christopher Lee, Bernice Rosser, Nancy Crye and Wilda LipsonApril 27, 2018 12:55 p.m. read more..
Nacho may be little, but he makes up for it in personality — and he’s been selected by volunteers as Hood River Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.April 25, 2018 midnight read more..
The city of Hood River is forming a panel that will take a hard look at the downtown parking crunch.April 25, 2018 midnight read more..
It will be a homecoming for Alejandro Jimenez April 28-29.April 25, 2018 midnight read more..
Young people took the lead in Saturday’s Earth Day rally and march on the lawn below Hood River Library in downtown Hood River, attended by about 50 people.April 25, 2018 midnight read more..
Governor Kate Brown Orders Flags Lowered To Half-Staff In Honor of Barbara BushApril 24, 2018 11:05 a.m. read more..
Myron Headley and Shige ImaiApril 21, 2018 midnight read more..
On May 1, Springhouse Cellar, located at 13 Railroad Street, will become Wildwood.April 21, 2018 midnight read more..
It’s a weekend of pastoral and floral scenes in the valley, as orchards show off their blossoms. Spring events abound with not only displays of agricultural bounty, but also climate and environment themed happenings coinciding with Earth Day, April 22.April 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Budder and Brindy are the snuggliest, loviest, most precious duo you could ever want — and have been selected by volunteers as Hood River Adopt A Dog’s pets of the week.April 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Sitting in the annual meeting last Saturday at the state chapter of her medical profession, Molly Fauth, MD, had no idea what was about to happen.April 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Do you care about someone with a mental illness or substance abuse problem? You are not alone. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) estimates that one out of five Americans have a mental health condition. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) estimates almost one in 10 Americans have a substance use disorder.April 21, 2018 midnight read more..
HAHRC (Healthy Active Hood River County) features May as Mental Health Month, which was started 69 years ago by the organization “Mental Health America” and its affiliates. (For more information on May is Mental Health Month, visit Mental Health America’s website at www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may.) Well, what is mental health?April 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Gov. Kate Brown recently proclaimed April 2018 to be National Child Abuse Prevention month.April 21, 2018 midnight read more..
The White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO will be holding its 26th Annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Whitson Elementary School in White Salmon. The local business community has generously donated hundreds of items and there is something for everyone, said a press release.April 21, 2018 midnight read more..
When I volunteered for the Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue (CGCR), I was prepared to see the sad consequences of people’s indifference to the suffering of animals. And I have. What I didn’t expect to see was the flip side to that indifference, which is an abundance of kindness.April 21, 2018 midnight read more..
HRV Boys Lacrosse continues its strong play early as they move to 7-2 on the season after splitting this week’s games versus Newberg at home and Sherwood on the road.April 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, last week secured a commitment from Energy Secretary Rick Perry to not sell off assets of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) without Congressional authorization, Walden’s office said in a press statement.April 21, 2018 midnight read more..
In March, crews from Griffin Construction took out “a dozen dump truck loads” from the historic Coe Building — asbestos, flooring, ceiling tiles, and old pipes, among other near-century-old building material — as renovation of the Hood River County School District building continues on Eugene Street.April 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Jim HolmesApril 20, 2018 12:07 p.m. read more..
Local singers Linda Beiter, Jason Smith (of JD Smith Jewelers) and Mary Lewis will be joining forces with pianist Garry Estep for an evening of songs from the celebrated songbook of Cole Porter on April 21.April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
Just a few weeks left in the current bowling season at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Here are the results from the first week of bracket matches in the Monday night Industrial league championship: the No. 1 seed, Mid-Columbia Diesel, vs. No. 8 seed, Split Shots, couldn’t have been much closer as they tied with 15 points each.April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
As a part of its ongoing support for our bi-state Gorge area communities, Insitu is adjusting its blood drive next week to accommodate Hood River and White Salmon-Bingen residents on Tuesday April 24 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge STEM Hub and Hood River Valley High School’s Steelhead Robotics Team are seeking businesses and organizations to sign-up to host booths at the annual Gorge STEM Fair. This free event, open to the public, will be held June 1 from 5-7 p.m. in downtown Hood River.April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub recently announced the recipients of the spring 2018 STEM Educator Microgrants. These ideas for innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) were selected by a committee from a competitive pool.April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
Events: This is Blossom Time.April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
The City of Hood River will close Sixth from State to Sherman Street from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April 20, and motorists can expect delays in the area this week and beyond because of ongoing work on Sherman Street from Ninth Street east. The entire project will be resurfaced with new asphalt following the water line replacement as Beam Excavating and other city crews install water mains in the neighborhood.April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
Despite talks about closing the regional jail’s juvenile facility, Hood River County leaders moved Monday to maintain their portion of overall funding to Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility for the next budget cycle.April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
Friends of the Columbia Gorge announced the launch of a $250,000 matching-gift challenge as part of the final phase of its Preserve the Wonder campaign.April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
In April, Columbia Center for the Arts presents “Internal Dialogue,” an exhibition of abstract art, including cubist, figurative abstraction, surrealist abstraction, geometric abstraction, and abstract impressionist works.April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
Petitions for the formation of a West Side fire district will be circulated in that area during the coming week, announces Bill Hukari, West Side fire chief and overall chairman of a formation drive.April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
Recent decisions and appeals related to land use planning in Hood River County reflect a dynamic tension between further growth and development, and restraints protecting the rural resource lands throughout the county. The issues include short term rental (STR) permits and the DeeTour concert and hotel applications.April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
The annual Bicoastal Media/Guild Mortgage Home and Lifestyle Show will open its doors Friday, April 27 at 5 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium, and will run throughout Northwest Cherry Festival weekend to Sunday, April 29.April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
On Friday, May 4 at 6 p.m., Columbia Center for the Arts will present “Talk to Everyone & Everything about Race,” an ongoing, socially engaged art project. This community discussion brings participants together to talk with people and places about race in open and meaningful ways.April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
Ruben KriegerApril 17, 2018 11:44 a.m. read more..
MountNbarreL offers a unique way to see the Columbia Gorge and taste its bounty of fruit and winte.April 16, 2018 12:41 p.m. read more..
Bad online reviews? The Small Business Development Center has a few tips on what to do.April 16, 2018 12:40 p.m. read more..
After a 5-0 start to the season and a 2-0 start in conference, the HRV girls lacrosse team dropped its first game of the season on Tuesday, April 10 against conference opponent the Lincoln Cardinals. However, the girls wouldn’t go down without a fight.April 14, 2018 midnight read more..
The HRV boys lacrosse team headed into this week coming off their first loss of the season.April 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Our April 11 editorial asked, “Where is Walden?” and called on the Republican Second District Representative to immediately schedule a Hood River town hall to take place this month, while also asserted that Walden’s office had “all but discontinued” communications with this newspaper.April 14, 2018 midnight read more..
The Oregon legislature recently passed HB 4145, closing the “boyfriend loophole” and providing much-needed protection for victims of domestic violence. Representative Jeff Helfrich’s “Another Voice” article (April 7 Another Voice) tried to explain his “no” vote on the bill.April 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan will retire at the end of his term and not seek reelection. A broadcast industry website published a story Wednesday suggesting U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) could be the next speaker.April 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Is there a woman in your business, civic or personal life who has made a distinctive difference in the quality of life in Hood River County or in the lives of local women and girls?April 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Anna Ballard and Megan PerkinsApril 13, 2018 1:21 p.m. read more..
Last week the auto stage operated by the Fashion Stables resumed its service between Hood River, Parkdale and intermediate points. Bert Stranahan, the veteran chauffeur, is again at the wheel.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
Studded tires still click on pavement, but fruit blossoms, chirping birds and out-of-state license plates are irrefutable evidence that it’s spring and time to dig in the garden, or hit the road, or the skies, or the rails. Warmer weather adventures await.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
Mid-Columbia Lions Follies’ “Gilligan’s Island, the Untold Story” continues April 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30 p.m. Follies is an annual fundraiser for Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation (OLSHF). This year, 50 percent of the proceeds will also go to the Hood River Children’s Park playground project.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
Washington State Parks anticipates heavy use of Beacon Rock and Columbia Hills state parks this spring and summer and advises visitors to the area to plan accordingly.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
For the third year in a row, Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District, in cooperation with Columbia Gorge Masters Swim Team, will offer five free swim lessons during the month of April to any interested adult 18 years of age and older.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
Local groups are hosting a candidate forum on April 24 for the public to meet the candidates in the May election.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
Two men with the same last name and an ironic earlier connection collided Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on West Cascade.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
In springtime, the Hood River Valley is famous for its blanket of thousands of acres of blooming pear, apple, and cherry orchards. TheApril 11, 2018 midnight read more..
Natasha Muenzer and Finn Peterson, seniors at Hood River Valley High School, are Elks Students of the Month for March.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
Biggie is just about as cute as they come, and he’s been selected by volunteers as Hood River Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s a 1-year-old, Miniature Pinscher/Miniature Australian Shepard, just 12 pounds, and knows how to work it for the camera.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
The Oregon Health Authority will hold three meetings at the end of April to gather public input about the coordinated care model and the state’s Medicaid reforms.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
The Go Granny Go foursome sewed up the second half with one week to go in the Wednesday afternoon senior Colts & Fillies league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Bowling for the winners are Esther Yarnell, Kim McCartney, Quinton Cox and the indomitable Lynn Spellman.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
After being away from competition for the past two weeks, the HRV track and field team was back in action this past weekend at the Sandy Invite.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
A 2-7 start this season brought out the thought of hitting the panic button for this year’s HRV baseball team, but after the Eagles’ winless trip to Arizona during spring break, the boys have responded with a stretch of four straight wins.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
Columbia Center for the Arts invites the community to a talk by artist and printmaker Laurie Danial on Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. in the Columbia Art Gallery. Danial is the featured artist in the CCA April gallery exhibition “Internal Dialogue: Abstract Art.”April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
State Rep. Jeff Helfrich gave a luncheon talk Thursday emphasizing he is fielding suggestions for legislation to propose for the 2019 Legislative session.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
Where is Walden?April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
Colleen O’Leary, Larry Marshall, Faith Koelker, Masao Ogawa and Katherine MerrillApril 10, 2018 12:34 p.m. read more..
The six-month Remains mural project, on Third Street/Industrial Way/Columbia Street, has redefined the northern edge of downtown Hood River. In spring 2017, Nic Vik and Nate Chavez spent weeks power-washing grime and moss from the gray-green wall to prepare it for what they would paint on the plain surface in summer and fall 2017: vibrant images of native fishers, drones, wasps, flowers, apples, mountains, flying hats, a rocket sturgeon, and a certain mystery lady.April 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Oregon Heritage Commission has announced the second annual Sally Donovan Award for Historic Cemetery Preservation will go to Valerie Vines Magee for being instrumental in safety measures and the beautification of the Nehalem American Legion Cemetery.April 7, 2018 midnight read more..
As 40-yard-dashes go, pro football’s got nothing on the Easter egg hunt.April 7, 2018 midnight read more..
I want to commend students for exercising their First Amendment rights by voicing their outrage over gun violence in schools and importance of school safety. I want them to know I am listening.April 7, 2018 midnight read more..
The Hood River County School Board is requesting voters to renew the Local Option Operating Levy in the May 2018 election.April 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Columbia Center for the Arts is offering free drop-in kids’ art classes most Sundays from 1-3 p.m. in the art center’s studio.April 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Is there a woman in your business, civic or personal life who has made a distinctive difference in the quality of life in Hood River County or in the lives of local women and girls?April 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River History Museum has added two murals to their permanent collection by muralist Michelle Yamamoto.April 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Rickie Hill, Mescal Smith, Jane Loving, Avis Brown and Faith KeolkerApril 6, 2018 11:43 a.m. read more..
“This is an incredible team,” said head softball coach Eric Keller. “Right now, we are playing well in all facets of the game. Specifically, we are leaning on the strong pitching staff and the production at the plate.”April 4, 2018 midnight read more..
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., held a press conference March 26 to brief reporters about restoration of a compensation program for rural counties hurt by logging cutbacks and other benefits in the $1.3 trillion funding package adopted last week.April 4, 2018 midnight read more..
The History Museum of Hood River County holds a fundraiser Saturday featuring the appraisal expert James Supp, who regularly appears on the public television series Antiques Roadshow.April 4, 2018 midnight read more..
Cancer Survivors and their friends and families are invited to join a state-wide effort to reduce the incidence and burden of cancer in Oregon, starting April 5-7.April 4, 2018 midnight read more..
I find this a little embarrassing to admit — perhaps even more than just a little embarrassing — okay, it’s downright humiliating! — but ever since I’ve become a Celebrity Billionaire, I find that women still don’t appreciate it when I attempt to touch them inappropriately.April 4, 2018 midnight read more..
Copper West Properties announces the addition of Cody Cornett to its team of brokers. Owner and Principal Broker Maui Meyer said, “We are happy to have Cody on our team and he brings a vibrant new energy to The Dalles during this vibrant new era in The Dalles.”April 4, 2018 midnight read more..
I have a theory that Antiques Roadshow has crept into the fabric of society.April 4, 2018 midnight read more..
Abused children have a safe and comforting place right here in Hood River to disclose what happened to them.April 4, 2018 midnight read more..
With a weekend of feverish raking, spreading and hauling behind, the Wy’east Booster Club pointed proudly to the valley’s second brand-new running track, all finished except for the markings.April 4, 2018 midnight read more..
Anna Ballard, James Durham, Berniece Brand, Ronald Losey, and Richard TaylorApril 3, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..
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