A first-place finish in the triple jump competition at the USA Track and Field Oregon Association Junior Olympics Championships for Hood River Valley’s Jonah Tactay led the way for HRV athletes who competed in the championships at Jesuit High School in Beaverton on June 21-24.June 30, 2018 midnight read more..
The Port of Hood River is working to get the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge replaced as quickly as possible. At its current pace, a new bridge could be in place by 2025, but the port and representatives from both sides of the river hope to finish it sooner.June 30, 2018 midnight read more..
With the collegiate softball season over, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced this year’s Division III All-Region Teams.June 30, 2018 midnight read more..
Fireworks shows on July 4 in Hood River and Cascade Locks, and parades in Hood River and Odell, highlight Independence Day events this Tuesday and Wednesday in Hood River County.June 30, 2018 midnight read more..
Chiara Farrell, Girl Scout Troop 12334 member, born and raised in Cascade Locks, has worked with the City of Cascade Locks to create a “Blessing Box” outside Cascade Locks City Hall.June 30, 2018 midnight read more..
I own a vacation home in Parkdale, permitted as a short term rental (STR). My wife and I lived there from 1998-2008. It is where our two sons first grew up. Since then, we have lived in our current home on the west side of Hood River County. My wife and I have worked in Hood River for 25 years. Our oldest boy just graduated Hood River Valley High School and our youngest is still in HRVHS.June 30, 2018 midnight read more..
John HarrisJune 29, 2018 12:28 p.m. read more..
OHSU physician and researcher Elizabeth Eckerstrom, MD, MPH, and her team want to learn more from adults over the age of 75 who are interested in sharing their thoughts and opinions about participating in health research.June 27, 2018 2:10 p.m. read more..
The Hood River County Library District has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to offer library patrons the possibility of borrowing a “Naturalist Backpack” that they can take with them in exploring local trails and recreation areas.June 27, 2018 midnight read more..
As yard sale season approaches its peak (but when is it NOT yard sale season?), city officials will be checking for temporary signs that violate the Hood River city code.June 27, 2018 midnight read more..
I just can’t do it.June 27, 2018 midnight read more..
Thrift stores are great, you never know what you’re gonna find. It’s like you’re shopping in multiple basements and attics at once, with no shipping and handling charges.June 27, 2018 midnight read more..
The Dalles Chronicle office is a blur of activity these days as employees ready for a move and map out content for a twice-weekly publication.June 27, 2018 midnight read more..
William Oostenburg and Doris SmithJune 26, 2018 12:34 p.m. read more..
Thunderstorms rolled through much of Oregon on Wednesday, igniting several fires in Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Central Oregon District.June 23, 2018 midnight read more..
Our family shared a milestone with thousands of Oregonians over the weekend: Our son, Delaney, graduated from college.June 23, 2018 midnight read more..
One lane of eastbound Interstate 84 is closed Thursday morning at Mitchell Point, three miles west of Hood River, as firefighters contain a fire, approximately half-acre in size, that started at about 3 a.m. Thursday.June 21, 2018 9:58 a.m. read more..
Any doubts that sailboarding is having a major economic impact on the Columbia River Gorge should be allayed quickly by the latest regional study on this popular sport, related in draft form Thursday night by a University of Oregon research teamJune 20, 2018 midnight read more..
A “transportation celebration” happened at Hood River’s new bus stop at the waterfront Saturday, as a small crowd enjoyed coffee, donuts and some banjo tunes from Mayor Paul Blackburn, all as a way to bring attention to a variety of transportation links available in the Gorge.June 20, 2018 midnight read more..
Fire season is back in Oregon. Too soon, it seems, for residents still recovering from last year’s devastating Eagle Creek fire. That fire, first reported Sept. 2, 2017, after a teen set off fireworks during a burn-ban, burned 50,000 acres in the 90 days it ran loose and though it has been fully contained, has yet to be completely extinguished.June 20, 2018 midnight read more..
Early this month, local Masters track and field athlete Jim Patterson, who works for the county of Hood River, set a new men’s 55-59 age group shot put record (American) with a distance of 16.23 meters (53-5) at the Seattle Parks and Recreation USATF-sanctioned meet.June 20, 2018 midnight read more..
Join the Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District and OSU Extension Service from 2-5 p.m. on June 28 for a free community workshop on irrigation water management.June 20, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River News Editor Kirby Neumann-Rea has long had his Ale List, and I’ve been threatening to start The Coffee List for some time now.June 20, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River’s volcanic rise in housing costs is biting into our livability. A four-year-long surge in STRs (vacation rentals) is especially alarming.June 20, 2018 midnight read more..
Lenore CliffordJune 19, 2018 10:25 a.m. read more..
Emily Martin, Cascade Mountain School director, was recently recognized by The Garden Club of America as the 2018 Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award winner for outstanding contribution to the environmental education of youth.June 16, 2018 midnight read more..
This season’s 5A softball all-state list featured four HRV players: Hannah McNerney, Zoe Munn, Haylee Baker, and Lauren Decker.June 16, 2018 midnight read more..
As part of the Waterfront Paid Parking Plan enacted June 11, commercial trucks are now required to pay to park on a segment of West Portway Avenue down on the waterfront that is frequently used as a hub for distribution throughout the Gorge.June 16, 2018 midnight read more..
John Owre and Lois NeufeldtJune 15, 2018 12:29 p.m. read more..
Dan Gaston and Helen SextonJune 15, 2018 12:29 p.m. read more..
Car-free travel throughout the Columbia River Gorge just became a lot easier.June 13, 2018 midnight read more..
After weeks of warm weather and sunny days in Hood River, it wouldn’t be a proper farewell for Hood River Valley High School graduates if it wasn’t cold and raining on graduation day.June 13, 2018 midnight read more..
The tradition of afternoon tea — with all the expected niceties, including intimate tables set with fine linens and china, plates of handcrafted sweet and savory treats, and cups of freshly brewed tea — will be captured at The History Museum of Hood River County at 3 p.m. on Thursday June 14.June 13, 2018 midnight read more..
From cutting boards to cooking meals to hauling concrete, dozens of tasks occupied a community-wide force last week in the impressive task of building a new playground at Hood River Children’s Park.From cutting boards to cooking meals to hauling concrete, dozens of tasks occupied a community-wide force last week in the impressive task of building a new playground at Hood River Children’s Park. Several hundred residents, from age 4 and up, helped out.June 13, 2018 midnight read more..
Because of the uncertainties which are likely to attach to the transportation of fruit during the period of the war, the Apple Growers Association is making arrangements to store, if necessary, a larger percentage of the fruit here.June 13, 2018 midnight read more..
I remember my Dad, Sulo Annala, saying you get to a certain age and all your friends start appearing in the obituaries. Dad was not a man of many words, and he didn’t want them wasted at a funeral, at least his very own. When he passed away, we had an evening of storytelling at the Crag Rat Hut in a manner befitting his style.June 13, 2018 midnight read more..
The Oregon Sports Awards has announced the finalists for the 2017-18 high school sports season.June 13, 2018 midnight read more..
The fun is not quite over, but what a week it was in the “Big Build” of the Hood River Children’s Park play structure.June 13, 2018 midnight read more..
Three major challenges in behavioral health — dementia, delirium, and depression — will take center stage June 21 at a training in Hood River.June 13, 2018 midnight read more..
PORTLAND — The June Water Supply Outlook Report from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service predicts water shortages across much of Oregon this summer. Unseasonably warm temperatures in May, combined with a drier than normal snow season, will mean significantly low streams in many areas.June 13, 2018 midnight read more..
Microneedling can help fade scars and wrinkles.June 12, 2018 1:11 p.m. read more..
Clyde Smith, Sandra Hawke and James CaldwellJune 12, 2018 12:51 p.m. read more..
Lyle HalversonJune 12, 2018 12:50 p.m. read more..
Bruce Ludwig staged the audacious musical “The Full Monty” two years ago in Hood River to packed houses, and the veteran director and actor and a large cast and crew are back this month with “Chicago: The Musical,” which is likely the largest and most ambitious musical staged in the Gorge in years.June 9, 2018 midnight read more..
Ten students and two staff from Hood River Valley High School are traveling to China this summer as part of the Confucius Institute program at Portland State University, a cultural exchange and cooperation program between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.June 9, 2018 midnight read more..
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine “is the present and future of health care,” according to Peter Voigt, Peter Voigt Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, who brings his blended practice to Hood River, joining Columbia River Chiropractic, the practice owned by father, Eric Voigt, DC.June 9, 2018 midnight read more..
The Hood River Children’s Park build project started Monday and is coming along, but remains behind schedule and struggling to get enough volunteers.June 9, 2018 midnight read more..
Five pros and a wannabe warbler were heard Saturday night in Hood River. Call it a huge birthday gift to yours truly.June 9, 2018 midnight read more..
The Hart-Kauffman comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” will be staged locally in August, and it’s a 70-year-old script that shows its age while also staying remarkably current with its pokes at Wall Street, the power of government and the generally grasping reach of any form of authority.June 9, 2018 midnight read more..
Seventh Street will be closed from Montello to Eugene street starting June 11, 24 hours a day for about two weeks.June 8, 2018 1:29 p.m. read more..
Columbia Area Transit (CAT) will expand the services beginning June 11 to include intercity services between Hood River and The Dalles, along with fixed routes in Hood River between the Upper Valley and Rosauers, and between Cascade Locks and the Hood River Port transportation hub site.June 6, 2018 midnight read more..
The Oregon Girls National Lacrosse Team, consisting of 18 players selected throughout the state, competed in the National Lacrosse Tournament in Stony Brook, N.Y. over Memorial Day weekend.June 6, 2018 midnight read more..
A proposed $10.2 million General Fund budget for Columbia Gorge Community College’s 2018-19 fiscal year will be considered by the college’s board of education June 12 following recommendation for approval by budget committee members in May.June 6, 2018 midnight read more..
I tried to change; closed my mouth more and walked the halls with my head down low. I tried to be someone who I am not.June 6, 2018 midnight read more..
Harkening back to Prohibition-era speakeasies, a few local restaurants have joined with “Chicago: The Musical,” Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s latest Stages production, to provide a discount to restaurant patrons attending a performance who know the magic word, “Chicago.”June 6, 2018 midnight read more..
Oregon State University Extension Service Assistant Professor of Practice Lauren Kraemer is offering a la carte food preservation classes again this year, but with a twist: Instead of weekly meetings through the summer and early fall, the hands-on sessions will be held once a month from June through December.June 2, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School junior Sean FitzSimons has been nominated by U.S. Ski and Snowboarding for the 2018-2019 US Snowboard Slopestyle rookie team.June 2, 2018 midnight read more..
County officials say “a reliable report” of a bear and cub sitting in the Toilet Bowl trail area on May 29 has raised safety concerns in the popular recreation area in Post Canyon, located just west of the eastern end of Riordan Hill Road.June 2, 2018 midnight read more..
Two means of transit connectivity arrived Friday in Hood River: Columbia Gorge Express and Grayline Trolley. Here is brief information about both:June 2, 2018 midnight read more..
Graduation season has arrived. After many years of hard work, students are eager to pursue their future careers. For DACA students, however, the promise of a bright future fades away as their DACA protection phases out.June 2, 2018 midnight read more..
Ferment, Hood River’s newest brewery, will open “sometime this summer” in the Hood River Outpost building, now under construction at Second and Portway, according to head brewer Dan Peterson.June 2, 2018 midnight read more..
Elise Mayes and George BarnesJune 1, 2018 11:27 a.m. read more..
Jordan Hassell, John Harris, Betty Jo Draper, Ronald Losey, Mary Warford, Dan Gaston, and Robert BentonJune 1, 2018 11:25 a.m. read more..
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