The Hood River County Library is celebrating its 85th anniversary with a celebration at the Waucoma Center on Wasco Street.February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
The Hood River County Library is celebrating its 85th anniversary with a celebration at the Waucoma Center on Wasco Street.February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
The need for food assistance has risen in Cascade Locks as the Eagle Creek fire recovery continues. Gorge Grown Food Network was able to offer support by “prescribing” Veggie Rx at the Cascade Locks FISH Food Bank during its January distribution.February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
Wings is holding a second annual “Love Of Chocolate” event on March 11, and cooks are called to submit their cook-off entry by March 9.February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
Sweet Misty — formerly known as Diana — is a special girl looking for a loving home to call her own, and she’s been selected by volunteers as Hood River Adopt A Dog’s pet of the week.February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
March’s exhibition at the Columbia Center for the Arts, March 1 to April 1, explores art activism and its effect on social change.February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
As is often the case, it takes a tragedy to unite people cross the miles to say, “Enough already!” The recent school shootings in Florida are just the most recent event that seems to have reached a boiling point.February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) set a new record for sending funds into classrooms in the Hood River County School District with the 2018 Innovative Teaching Grants. Over $34,000 was awarded to 47 educators representing every school in the district.February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
The Hood River Aquatic Center is holding on for dear life as the infrastructure, that still has many of its parts from the original structure that was built in 1948, is in need of a revival.February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
At the start of this school year, there was some concern about the upcoming spring sports season, regarding practices and home games for multiple spring sports at Hood River Valley High School as outdoor facilities are renovated.February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
On Feb. 17, the Horizon girls basketball team beat the Ione Cardinals at the Big Sky Tournament by a final score of 54-46, earning a third-place finish in 1A-6 Big Sky League standings, which secured the Hawks a playoff appearance for a second straight yearFebruary 28, 2018 midnight read more..
“Feast of Words,” the annual Hood River County Library Foundation fundraiser and “party in the library,” returns March 10 to the downtown branch from 6-9 p.m., with music, food, desserts, beverages, live music and silent and live auctions.February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
On the surface, the Hood River Valley High School Theater Department’s two winter plays — Steel Magnolias and Terra Nova — seem vastly different.February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
Farmers’ market season is just around the corner, and Gorge Grown Food Network is accepting applications from potential vendors for all three of their farmers’ markets: Hood River Farmers’ Market, Mosier Farmers’ Market and Mercado del Valle in Odell.February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
Robert Reeves Sr. and Hilda ChevalierFebruary 27, 2018 2:02 p.m. read more..
Charles TroutFebruary 27, 2018 1:21 p.m. read more..
Are you looking for a little buddy to just chill out with and snuggle? BudderBean would love nothing more than being your companion!February 24, 2018 midnight read more..
Enrique Garcia, a student at Mid Valley Elementary School, is being featured this week as part of a statewide public education support campaign known as “The Promise of Oregon.”February 24, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) has announced that April 13 is the application deadline for scholarships for Hood River Valley High School graduates who will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in college (or trade school) in the fall of 2018.February 24, 2018 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team won first place in Team Sweepstakes at the Robert D. Clark Tournament held at the University of Oregon Feb. 17-18. The team took 27 students, who entered 52 events.February 24, 2018 midnight read more..
From 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28 the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum is offering complimentary admission to all Hood River County residents as a thank you for the decade of support. People who visit during this special night at the museum must show a driver’s license ending in 97031, 97014, 97041, or 97044.February 24, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River’s Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has become the third Gorge church to declare itself immigrant-welcoming, following similar declarations made by Hood River’s Riverside UCC Community Church and White Salmon’s Bethel Congregational UCC Church.February 24, 2018 midnight read more..
Governor Kate Brown will declare a public health crisis in Oregon due to the growing prevalence and impact of addiction on Oregonian families, their children, and communities, stated a press release from the governor’s Salem office.February 24, 2018 midnight read more..
At the Oregon Swimming Arena 10 and Under Short Course Swimming Championships, held in Tualatin Hills on Feb. 17-18, Delaney Hackett was the lone representative for the Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey.February 24, 2018 midnight read more..
The entire month of February had been a tough time for the HRV girls basketball team.February 24, 2018 midnight read more..
The popular Hood River Aquatic Center has aged past its effective lifespan, and options have surfaced for how to give the tented structure new life.February 24, 2018 midnight read more..
Evelyn Lingo, Lena Pennell and Gwenllian BarrilleauxFebruary 23, 2018 2:15 p.m. read more..
Richard CavagnaroFebruary 23, 2018 2:15 p.m. read more..
Orchardists are asking themselves at this time what they can grow in their orchards to help the food situation.February 21, 2018 midnight read more..
From gossamer dryer sheets to metal refuse rescued from local rivers, cast-off objects that imbue the spirit of reuse and recreate give shape to a dynamic exhibit that runs through Feb. 25 at Columbia Center for the Arts.February 21, 2018 midnight read more..
The boy who started the Eagle Creek fire heard at length about the wide-sweeping harm he caused.February 21, 2018 midnight read more..
After going on a six-game winning streak in league play, the Horizon boys basketball team ended its regular season with losses at Condon/Wheeler and at home versus Sherman.February 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Call her latest acting experience a case of long-distance learning for Trout Lake sophomore Mila Fuentes.February 21, 2018 midnight read more..
On Saturday, Feb. 24, Hood River Valley FFA will host its 11th annual FFA Farmers’ Breakfast at the HRVHS cafeteria from 7-11 a.m. The country-style breakfast is free, provided by the FFA chapter for the agricultural community and all interested.February 21, 2018 midnight read more..
A bill that would help identify missing Native American women unanimously passed the state House today.February 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Did you know that one out of every three American adults may be walking around with prediabetes? Many will go on to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes if nothing is done.February 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Since Jan. 30, when the HRV girls basketball team won its first Columbia River Conference game in the past four seasons, the Eagles have been on a downward spiral.February 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Last month I had the pleasure of wading through the archives of the Hood River County Museum, Diamond Fruit Growers, Inc. and Yasui family photos in search of some detailed historical photographs. I was looking for gems that would help tell the story of our valley’s fruit industry and the impact it has had on creating a strong sense of community.February 21, 2018 midnight read more..
A partnership between local libraries, the Gorge Tech Alliance, Wasco County 4-H, and the Columbia Gorge STEM Hub is hosting three “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” events in the Gorge on Thursday, Feb. 22. The events are part of a national movement led by DiscoverE to provide more girls with exposure to engineering fields.February 20, 2018 10:33 a.m. read more..
Pearl Mohr, Alice Whitten, Theodore Carlson and Lewis HodgkinsFebruary 20, 2018 10:32 a.m. read more..
Dean KinneFebruary 20, 2018 10:31 a.m. read more..
The HRV boys haven’t gone on a winning streak since early December, when they strung together three wins in a row, the Eagles’ longest of the season.February 17, 2018 midnight read more..
Voters in Hood River County will be asked on May 15 to renew a district tax known as Local Option Levy. Hood River County School Board approved the resolution to refer the five-year levy (LOC) to voters in its meeting Wednesday.February 17, 2018 midnight read more..
Do you know the signs of child sexual abuse?February 17, 2018 midnight read more..
One out of every three American adults may be walking around with prediabetes and many will go on to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes if nothing is done.February 17, 2018 midnight read more..
Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Feb. 19 in honor of the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.February 17, 2018 midnight read more..
“We’re going to be witnessing a transformation here,” said Superintendent Dan Goldman at the start of the new May Street School project Feb. 12, welcoming a crowd of 100 or so people that included students, staff, school board, construction crew, and community members.February 17, 2018 midnight read more..
Oregon middle-school and high-school students have the opportunity to learn about local civil-rights hero Minoru Yasui and enter an essay contest sponsored by the Oregon Nikkei Endowment and the Minoru Yasui Tribute Project.February 17, 2018 midnight read more..
February is American Heart Month, and despite years of awareness campaigns, many people are surprised to find out heart disease remains the number one killer of men and women in the United States. The good news is, it is a very preventable disease.February 17, 2018 midnight read more..
The Columbia River Gorge is a place of amazing beauty, diverse ecosystems, outdoor recreation opportunities and natural resources. It is a place where the line that separates human beings from the natural world largely overlaps.February 17, 2018 midnight read more..
Mr. Koda, the 2-year-old Husky mix boy is ready for a home and has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.February 17, 2018 midnight read more..
Dalla BethFebruary 16, 2018 10:59 a.m. read more..
Hood River resident Susan Crowley has filed an appeal of the January decision by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) upholding a city decision to rezone Morrison Park for housing development.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
While earth-moving equipment had already begun to turn over dirt at Hood River’s waterfront, celebrants gathered Friday to give the park its official kickoff with a groundbreaking ceremony.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Tragicomic, with an uplift at the end, the musical “Fun Home” brings together a cast ranging from ages 10 to 45 in a coming of age musical playing the next two weekends.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Dr. Sherene Suchy (AASW, ICOM), formerly of Hood River and now of Canberra, Australia, writes, “I graduated from Wy’east High School in 1970. As a junior and senior at Wy’east, I wrote for the school newspaper and had a weekly column in the Hood River News as publicity officer for the school. Writing became a passion … more on that later…"February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Jacqueline Kay Smithwick of Hood River writes, “I have lived in four states and in three of those states, at least 10 years. I was born in Virginia, moved to Florida as an adult, moved to Washington state for my husband’s work, and now we are retired in Hood River.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Potluck dinner at Rockford Grange brings together volunteers for Hood River Shelter Service, which operates the Warming Shelter. The gathering was a first in the eight years since the shelter was founded, and after dinner volunteers and other community members brainstormed on shelter needs and ideas for improvement.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
From the rooftop of my office building in Bucerias, Mexico, I overlook the Bay of Banderas, an area well-known by residents of the Pacific Northwest as a surf and kiteboarding destination. I’m coming up on one year in this small, seaside town and it only seems right to reflect on how I got here.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River County’s intentions are good when it comes to the 2 percent sales tax idea, and it has done a reasonably good job of demonstrating need between the late January mailer and county administrator Jeff Hecksel’s description of the county’s fiscal straits, prior to the Feb. 5 hearing.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Work parties are planned for early June on construction of a new play structure at Children’s Park, Ninth and Eugene streets. Hood River Rotary Foundation is working with City of Hood River on the fundraising and construction elements of the structure replacement.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
The Horizon girls basketball team finished its regular season last week with a win on the road and a loss at home.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
This year, the Mosier Farmers’ Market will be held on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Mosier. Nearly 200 market shoppers and Mosier community members were surveyed before making the decision to shift the market to late morning and early afternoon hours. Over 70 percent of those surveyed agreed with the change.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Lunch is served Monday through Friday at the Hood River Valley Adult Center, located at 2010 Sterling Place, from noon to 1 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5, and the daily menu can be found on the center’s website at www.hoodriverseniorcenter.org. All are welcome.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Classical guitar music is inspiring.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
After January’s closure, The History Museum of Hood River is back, with activities and exhibits in full swing.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
The HRV boys basketball team came off a 71-69 loss at the buzzer in Hermiston on Feb. 2 before heading into its matchup at home versus The Dalles on Feb. 9.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
The HRV girls basketball team headed into last Friday night’s home matchup versus The Dalles on a two-game losing streak, having fallen to Pendleton and Hermiston.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
The Horizon boys’ basketball team went into its final two games 10-2 and on a six-game winning streak, the Hawks’ longest of the season.February 14, 2018 midnight read more..
The Feb. 24 “I Hate Cancer” benefit concert brings “Almost Amazing Tales from an Underachiever” from musician Molly Schwarz and Friends. Songs and readings will highlight the two shows at Columbia Center for the Arts. Tickets are $30 for the 6 p.m. show; the 8:30 p.m. show is soldout. firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit hoodriverlibrary.org.February 13, 2018 2:45 p.m. read more..
Jerald Robinson, John Bohannon, Mary Swann and Laverne LindhorstFebruary 13, 2018 1:11 p.m. read more..
The Hood River County Education Foundation has declared its first-ever fundraising gala a success. Supporters from throughout the Gorge gathered Feb. 3 for a dinner and auction event at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. The foundation raised over $40,000 to support their Innovative Teaching Grants Program, which awards funds to teachers and staff who find better ways to teach, new subjects to explore and interesting experiments to try.February 10, 2018 midnight read more..
For as long as there have been cars to work on, people have been taking them and making them their own. The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) will feature these homespun alterations during its Feb. 10 Second Saturday event between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.February 10, 2018 midnight read more..
After ending last week with a 45-28 home loss to Pendleton, the HRV girls basketball team was back at home against Hermiston on Feb. 6 for its second of three straight home games.February 10, 2018 midnight read more..
The HRV boys basketball team headed into Tuesday’s matchup at Hermiston coming off its most impressive win of the season.February 10, 2018 midnight read more..
The quote is one I ran across just days after I had mentioned to my friend Dave Henehan that I was reading a short story a day in 2018. Dave had recommended Borges’ fiction, and the Argentine writer is definitely on my list.February 10, 2018 midnight read more..
Cascade Locks resident and long-time educator Aurora del Val officially filed her candidacy last week to be the State Representative of District 52, which includes Hood River County and parts of both Clackamas and East Multnomah counties.February 9, 2018 3:14 p.m. read more..
The gauntlet has been thrown again. Hood River County Library District has been issued a Million Page Challenge by the Pendleton Public Library and a combined team of the Harney and Lake County Libraries. This three-way race is to see which library’s patrons can reach one million pages first. With help from patrons, Hood River County could win all the glory.February 9, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..
More than two years after a near-fatal shooting at the Hood River Marina, the case has been adjudicated.February 7, 2018 midnight read more..
After winning its first Columbia River Conference game since the 2011-12 season last week at The Dalles, the HRV girls basketball team ended the week’s competition at home versus the number one team in the league, the Pendleton Buckaroos.February 7, 2018 midnight read more..
After beating Ione and Mitchell/Spray last week, the Horizon girls basketball team moves to 8-4 in league play and is currently in a three-way tie for second with Sherman and Ione, with two games remaining in the regular season.February 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Another two-game sweep for the Horizon boys basketball team extends its winning streak to six, and currently has the boys at second place in 1A-6 Big Sky League play with a 10-2 record, 16-5 overall.February 7, 2018 midnight read more..
The HRV boys basketball team went into last Friday’s matchup on the road versus Pendleton on a four-game losing streak, including a winless start to Columbia River Conference play after the first three league games.February 7, 2018 midnight read more..
The Hydro Automatons from Hood River won the overall fourth place Championship Award in the Oregon State First Lego League Championship Tournament last month and has been invited to compete at the First Lego League North American Open Championship on May 18 at Legoland in California.February 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River Adopt A Dog has puppies! Meet George, Ginger, Grace, and Gertie, 15-week-old Pit Bull mixes.February 7, 2018 midnight read more..
If you’re a farmer, gardener, or just plain appreciate getting to eat food, February 23, is a date to save: author and University of Washington researcher David R. Montgomery will speak about “Growing A Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life,” the title of his recent book.February 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Join Gorge Grown Food Network, OSU and WSU Extension Services on Feb. 15 for a unique opportunity to network, make plans, discuss challenges, and lay the groundwork for getting more local food into schools, restaurants, hospitals and businesses.February 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Caps And Gowns To Remain In Discard: The seniors cling to tradition!February 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School art students recently learned their placement in the Oregon Scholastic Art Awards, and gold key winners are being featured in the lobby of the Columbia Center for the Arts in February. Lanterns made from recycled materials by Matt Gerlick’s students will also be on display.February 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Earl Van Riper, Janet Eldridge, Helen Albrecht and Frank Reichel Jr.February 6, 2018 12:26 p.m. read more..
Leroy Daley, Colleen Campbell, Nancy Hillyer and Wanda ClasonFebruary 6, 2018 12:25 p.m. read more..
Integrated 3D makes parts. But they don't machine parts for large pieces of metal. They print them.February 6, 2018 10:51 a.m. read more..
Plans are underway for the second annual Mardi Gras celebration at the Hood River Valley Adult Center, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24 beginning at 6 p.m.February 3, 2018 midnight read more..
Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ in White Salmon voted at its Jan. 28 annual meeting to declare itself an Immigrant Welcoming Congregation.February 3, 2018 midnight read more..
Mt. Hood Meadows, the largest ski resort on Mount Hood, celebrated its half-century milestone Jan. 25 with a gala at Pure Space in Portland, attended by about 400 people.February 3, 2018 midnight read more..
In recent weeks we’ve made a few subtle changes to our print version and given the website (hoodrivernews.com) a crisp new look. In whatever form you read us, our continued hope is that readers will have little or no trouble finding us or finding out how to reach us, and make use of our services.February 3, 2018 midnight read more..
In a recent National Geographic article about good and evil (January 2018), the steps leading up to genocide are discussed. How do these horrors happen? The Armenians in Turkey, Jews in Nazi Germany, Cambodians slaughtering Cambodians in the killing fields, Rwanda tribal massacres, and ISIS atrocities world-wide, to name a few, in which hundreds of thousands or millions of people have been systematically exterminated.February 3, 2018 midnight read more..
The HRV boys and girls wrestling team headed into this week’s dual meet versus The Dalles/Dufur with a lot of momentum as both teams were coming off one of their best performances of the season last weekend.February 3, 2018 midnight read more..
The HRV boys basketball team traveled to The Dalles on Jan. 30 searching for their first league win of the season.February 3, 2018 midnight read more..
The HRV girls basketball team headed into their matchup at The Dalles on Tuesday night on a three-game losing streaking, including an 0-2 start to Columbia River Conference play after road losses to Pendleton and Hermiston.February 3, 2018 midnight read more..
Friends of the Columbia Gorge announced a $10,000 gift this week to support the launch of Oregon’s Kitchen Table’s “Be There for The Gorge” campaign. The planned six-week crowdfunding effort seeks to gather funds to help the U.S. Forest Service rebuild trails between Multnomah Falls and Angel’s Rest damaged in the 2017 Eagle Creek fire.February 3, 2018 midnight read more..
A new domestic violence support group with Rebecca Hunter, MSW, in partnership with Helping Hands Against Violence, meets on Tuesdays at noon and is free and open to women survivors. “Continue healing in a group of women who will understand and empower you.” For location and more information, call 541-400-0186.February 2, 2018 1:27 p.m. read more..
Richard CavagnaroFebruary 2, 2018 11:27 a.m. read more..
Bonnie Thomas and Jodie HolmbergFebruary 2, 2018 11:26 a.m. read more..
An innovative program to feed guests of the Warming Shelter was recently launched by Hood River restaurants. Over a dozen participating food establishments are now donating meals to Hood River Shelter Services, also known as the Warming Shelter, and the program is becoming a win-win for several reasons.February 1, 2018 11:43 a.m. read more..
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