Spring hikers returning to the Gorge will notice a boosted safety and education presence at trailheads.March 31, 2018 midnight read more..
Imagine waking up in the middle of a desert in the country you called home.March 31, 2018 midnight read more..
Selections will vary greatly, from quiet two-person studies on aging to the boisterous “Chicago: The Musical,” as local actors look ahead to a busy 2018 for local stage productions including Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA), Hood River Valley Adult Center, Columbia Center for the Arts, and Plays for Non-Profits.March 31, 2018 midnight read more..
Three-straight Small Coed Show Cheer National Championships: that’s how former Hood River Valley High School cheerleader Mason Bailey would end her four-year collegiate career as part of the cheer squad team at Boise State University.March 31, 2018 midnight read more..
n 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. This non-representational art uses shapes, forms, designs, and color to evoke its effects.March 31, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School Steelhead robotics team 8176 is advancing to the First Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championships in Houston in April.March 31, 2018 midnight read more..
The stone served as a podium for a ceremony to honor a native son who has inspired generations.March 31, 2018 midnight read more..
Florida educator Dr. Marta Yera-Cronin will be the next president of Columbia Gorge Community College.March 31, 2018 midnight read more..
The City of Hood River Waterfront Park children’s playground has reopened just in advance of the upcoming closure of Children’s Park in anticipation of that rebuild effort.March 28, 2018 midnight read more..
The good news is, they’re not dead — they’re meant to look that way. The bad news is, they’re meant to look that way.March 28, 2018 midnight read more..
Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine (Eden McGrew) adds a layer of treachery to Christmas Court in the year 1183 as she and her sons plot against King Henry II in the drama “The Lion in Winter,” a Plays for Non-Profits Production at Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center.March 28, 2018 midnight read more..
One of the most popular events of spring in Hood River, the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt and Children’s Safety Fair, returns Saturday morning to Jackson Park.March 28, 2018 midnight read more..
Timmy and Tommy are looking for their new forever home, and someone out there is going to wonder how they ever managed before these boys came into their lives! Timmy and Tommy are 12-year-old Miniature Poodles and have been selected by volunteers as Hood River Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pets of the week.March 28, 2018 midnight read more..
The Mosier Grange is sponsoring a buffet on Sunday, April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the grange hall — take exit 69 off I-84 and follow the signs. The buffet will feature grilled salmon, ham, main dishes, salads and a cherry dessert.March 28, 2018 midnight read more..
George Washington, William Shakespeare, and Carl Sagan may be some of history’s greatest minds and most celebrated figures, but they’d all probably be in prison today if they were still alive.March 28, 2018 midnight read more..
Maurice DanielsonMarch 27, 2018 3:01 p.m. read more..
The Minoru Yasui Tribute Committee and the Oregon Nikkei Endowment present the Minoru Yasui Day March for Justice, scheduled to take place on March 28 from 4-6 p.m. This event is being held in celebration of the historic bill passed by the Oregon Senate and House in 2016 designating March 28 of each year as Minoru Yasui Day.March 24, 2018 midnight read more..
The HRV girls lacrosse team “is looking really good this year,” said head coach Andrew McElderry after back-to-back wins to open the 2018 season.March 24, 2018 midnight read more..
After sweeping the visiting St. Helens Lions to open the 2018 season last week, the HRV boys tennis team was back in action March 20 versus the Sandy Pioneers.March 24, 2018 midnight read more..
After a 1-2 start in week one of the regular season for the HRV baseball team, 1-1 at home and 0-1 on the road, the boys opened week two on the road versus Sandy on March 20.March 24, 2018 midnight read more..
Mosier Artist Michael Stevens’ cones are bullets and the artist has made malleable these killing objects and turned them into pleas for compassion: bullets take the place of the stars in the American flag, and a heart-shaped flag bears words such as forgiveness, tolerance, equanimity, and love.March 24, 2018 midnight read more..
Breweries in the Gorge alliance has grown by one more member, Ferment Brewing. Owners Dan and Jenn Peterson are amidst a rebranding program as they prepare for their physical move to the SkyLab building, under construction on the waterfront at Second and Portway.March 24, 2018 midnight read more..
HRV art students win awards Hood River Valley High School art students Leticia Pacheco and Grace Schlemmer have won silver medals in the national level of the Scholastic Art Awards. Pacheco won for photography, and Schlemmer for her portfolio. The two won gold key honors in the Oregon competition.March 24, 2018 midnight read more..
The Community Action Program of East Central Oregon (CAPECO) has been designated as the Area Agency on Aging to serve Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties.March 24, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River will celebrate Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee Minoru Yasui, on Wednesday, March 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Georgiana Smith Gardens next to the downtown Hood River Library. The community is invited to attend.March 24, 2018 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate Team traveled to the University of Oregon for the South Oregon National Qualifier Tournament on March 16.March 24, 2018 midnight read more..
Lloyd Bradshaw and Diana GriggsMarch 23, 2018 2:50 p.m. read more..
On Saturday, April 7, the Hood River Saddle Club will host Western States Stock Horse (WSSH) chairman Robert Hartley, who will give an informative classroom presentation, geared to help riders of all ages improve their horsemanship skills in a show environment, stated a press release.March 23, 2018 2:49 p.m. read more..
Churches announce Easter servicesMarch 23, 2018 2:43 p.m. read more..
Researchers have taken a key step toward helping wildlife coexist more safely with wind power generation by demonstrating the success of an impact detection system that uses vibration sensors mounted to turbine blades.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Many Oregon recreation sites, roads and trails remain closed in the Columbia River Gorge following the 2017 Eagle Creek fire.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Esina Alic has been named Insitu president and chief executive officer, assuming the role effective April 5.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
After a Columbia River Conference title in 2017, the HRV Boys tennis program heads into this season with high hopes of winning that conference title once again.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Gorge Owned (GO!) announces a request for proposals for the 2018-19 Sense of Place Lecture Series.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
For the first time in four years, the HRV baseball team opened its season with a home loss, going 4-1 versus Barlow on March 12.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Port of Hood River announced a full closure of the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge beginning at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21 as port crews perform a full-height lift of the bridge's lift span for maintenance work.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Before the first pitch of HRV’s softball season, head coach Eric Keller said that this year’s team is “looking to make another run in the OSAA State Tournament.”March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
The City of Hood River and Beam Excavating will be replacing water mains in the Sherman and Serpentine area of town throughout the summer.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
The second annual March for Science takes over Rheingarten Park April 28 in White Salmon. The science fair will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday; speakers will be at 10:45 a.m. and the march kicks off at noon. There will also be a raffle for science-themed prizes at 11:45 a.m. (prizes include telescopes donated by Meade and Celestron).March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Students from around the Gorge took part in the 5th annual Google Wind Challenge on Saturday, March 17 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles. This year, more than 190 students from 16 local high schools and middle schools competed to build the competition’s top turbines. First place in high school and middle school categories went to Pacific Crest Innovation Academy and STEMINIST2, Henkle Middle School.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Google officially opened its third building Thursday in The Dalles — the Taylor Lake data center — following the completion of its first phase of construction.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Rural entrepreneurs with a promising business idea could win $1000 at the conclusion of an eight-week Virtual Incubation Program (VIP) beginning April 5, offered by the Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) with sponsorship from the Oregon Community Foundation.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Victoria Ervin, Hood River Soaring’s first student female pilot, has been awarded the Soaring Society of America’s National flight training scholarship. This scholarship will help pay for her instruction and other fees associated with her goal of becoming a certified glider pilot by her 18th birthday and get her one step closer to her ultimate goal of being a Fighter Pilot.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Businesses and the economy are benefiting from access to financing through Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD), according to a recent study conducted by the Oregon Consulting Group.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
The Bug Chicks return to the Gorge on Wednesday, March 28 with their live bugs — including a bright blue spider.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
A Grizzly Bear is coming to town. For those who don’t know, that’s a pizza parlor, not the animal.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Mothers and their babies, from birth to 2 years old, are the focus of a series of free Mommy Wellness classes at Hood River Therapy, 33 Nichols Parkway Suite 350 (new location), on Tuesdays from May 8 through June 26, from noon to 1 p.m. Mothers are encouraged to wear comfortable exercise clothing and bring along their little ones.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Beachgoers are urged to help recovery efforts of the threatened western snowy plover by respecting nesting areas and beach restrictions during nesting season, March 15 through Sept. 15, said a news release by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.2 percent in January, ranking third (out of 36 counties) behind Benton County’s 2.9 percent and Wheeler County’s 3.0 percent. Over the year, Hood River County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 0.9 percentage point.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River County Reads, a county-wide project sponsored by Friends of the Library, kicked off March 17 at the Hood River Library. This year’s selections, “Moreno. Prieto. Brown.” by Alejandro Jimenez and “brown girl dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson — both works of poetry — were distributed.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Reading the local newspaper headlines, watching Facebook posts and television coverage of students advocating for change has strengthened my belief that our future is in better hands with this generation than those presently in power. Ironically, it is the adults who are acting in a childish manner while the youth are behaving like responsible, respectful adults.March 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Gov. Kate Brown on Friday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of Ashland Police Officer Malcus Williams, who died on duty while responding to an emergency call on March 2. Flags were lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, March 17, the date of Officer Williams’ memorial service.March 20, 2018 11:38 a.m. read more..
Garnet Chrisman, Laura Cortez, Phillip Wang, John Tate and Rose KruegerMarch 20, 2018 11:22 a.m. read more..
Yahaira Chavarria and Esmeralda Manzo, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the Hood River Elks Lodge February Students of the Month.March 17, 2018 midnight read more..
In February, Tim Foley Physical Therapy, located on the Heights, hosted a two-day continuing education course for physical therapists (PTs) from across the state.March 17, 2018 midnight read more..
The red ribbon has been cut, and One Community Health has a brand new presence — online, that is. This past week, the nonprofit, federally qualified health center launched a revamped bilingual website, onecommunityhealth.org. The fresh look supports greater patient engagement and offers tools, features and exclusive content.March 17, 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. The valley's communities celebrate this floral display with the annual Blossom Festival. Two of the festival's events — Blossom Craft Show and the Blossom Fest Quilt Show — take place Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hood River County Fairgrounds are located in the midst of orchard country at 3020 Wy'east Road, near the community of Odell.March 17, 2018 midnight read more..
Baseball: It’s officially spring in Hood River.March 17, 2018 midnight read more..
Columbia Riverkeeper will host a volunteer training that includes a Nichols Natural Area orientation and introduction to the Picture Post project, water quality monitoring, and other assessment tools on March 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. at 1 Nichols Parkway, Hood River. Meet in front of the Hampton Inn.March 17, 2018 midnight read more..
Gorge Tech Alliance (GTA) invites the community to interact with three levels of youth robotics in the Gorge and learn easy ways to make a difference supporting STEM (science, tech, engineering and math) education on March 19 at 6 p.m. at Springhouse Cellar Winery, 13 Railroad Ave.March 17, 2018 midnight read more..
Students are tired of waiting for a change — so now they’re demanding it.March 17, 2018 midnight read more..
While other Hood River County School District sites had advanced warning of a 17-minute student walkout on March 14, at Wy’east Middle School, there was “no buzz” in the days leading up to the event, said Principal Sarah Braman-Smith.March 17, 2018 midnight read more..
A chance at back-to-back Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association state titles was on the line last week for the HRV girls and boys ski team at Mt. Bachelor in Bend.March 17, 2018 midnight read more..
Terry Day and Kenneth PatchettMarch 16, 2018 11:36 a.m. read more..
Gerald Wacker, Wilmer Smith and Stanley CoulsonMarch 16, 2018 11:35 a.m. read more..
In the 12th century, who needed live streaming, when you had live scheming?March 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Travis Erdmann of Parkdale was among 20 youth basketball coaches honored last week by the Portland Trailblazers’ Rip City Academy, in which Hood River HOOPS participates.March 14, 2018 midnight read more..
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center welcomes spring by presenting a new art exhibit on March 17 in the Ernest A. Kuck Wing, featuring “Painting Oregon’s Harvest.”March 14, 2018 midnight read more..
It was sprinkling outside, but the men meeting here Tuesday were still talking about water shortage in the Hood River Valley.March 14, 2018 midnight read more..
In January, Draft magazine rated the Vienna Lager from pFriem Family Brewing among the top 17 U.S. beers of 2017, saying, “Outside of Vienna, Mexico or, well, anywhere, pFriem’s is as perfect an example of the style as you’ll find.”March 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Cyclists and pedestrians share a narrow path at the Bridge of the Gods, but that would change if a dedicated crossing for those travelers becomes a reality.March 14, 2018 midnight read more..
With the 2017-18 basketball season over for both the boys and girls teams at HRV, the Columbia River Conference committee has announced league accolades for the season, including players of the year, all-league teams and coaches of the year.March 14, 2018 midnight read more..
From fifth to eighth grade is how long some of these boys on this year’s eighth grade Hood River Hoops travel basketball program have been together.March 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River County Reads, a county-wide project sponsored by Friends of the Library, kicks off Saturday, March 17 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Hood River Library.March 14, 2018 midnight read more..
The 66th annual Hood River City bowling tournament was held at Orchard Lanes last week. Many thanks to everybody who competed — the turnout was excellent!March 14, 2018 midnight read more..
Stanley Coulson, Leonardo Trejo Labra and Patrick SmithMarch 13, 2018 11:10 a.m. read more..
Gorge waste managers Hood River Garbage/The Dalles Disposal and Tri-County Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program are still coming to terms with how a Jan. 1 recycling policy change is affecting local programs.March 13, 2018 8:59 a.m. read more..
HRV softball advanced to the quarterfinals of last year’s OSAA Softball State Championships and heading into this season, head coach Eric Keller feels that this year’s team “should be competitive and looking to make another run in the OSAA State Tournament.”March 10, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley soccer continues its accomplishments beyond regular season success. Erik Siekkinen, starting defender as a senior on this year’s HRV soccer team, has signed a letter of intent to study and play soccer at Colorado School of Mines.March 10, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, March 6, authorized a purchase option agreement between the city and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation for Lot 700 — also known as Morrison Park — contingent on development of an affordable housing complex that includes a sizable park/open space element.March 10, 2018 midnight read more..
Eva Jones, a sophomore at Hood River Valley High School, was invited by Sen. Ron Wyden to testify on gun violence.March 8, 2018 9:10 a.m. read more..
The first “SMART Sip,” a benefit for the Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) literacy programs in Hood River and Wasco counties, raised just over $12,000 on Feb. 22, the most successful fundraiser for Hood River County SMART.March 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Four candidates from across the continental United States are under consideration as the next president of Columbia Gorge Community College.March 7, 2018 midnight read more..
The 2018 Legislative Short Session ended on Saturday, which included the passage of numerous budget allotments. Of these funds, a significant portion will directly benefit Hood River County for fire relief and economic development.March 7, 2018 midnight read more..
The Hood River Flames basketball team, a local third and fourth grade team, traveled to The Dalles to compete in the second annual Winter Classic Basketball Tournament to close out the month of February.March 7, 2018 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley Swim Team continued their championship meet swimming success with a strong showing at the Oregon Swimming Arena Short Course 11-14 Swimming Championships in Corvallis at the Osborne Aquatic Center last weekend.March 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Patrick Estes, a senior inside linebacker on this year’s Hood River Valley High School football team, will be representing Hood River at the Oregon All Star High School Football Game on June 16 in Hillsboro.March 7, 2018 midnight read more..
After a season full of cancellations and rescheduling, the HRV ski team was back in action in the closing weeks of February for the final regular season race before state.March 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Last month, a painting project lightened up the interior of the Hood River Valley Adult Center.March 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Portland Piano International SOLO presents four public hour-long performances by Rising Star pianist Xiaohui Yang, including one on March 11 in Hood River.March 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Salem (AP) — Oregon’s Legislature ended its 2018 session on Saturday after nearly a month that saw additional gun controls, an attempt to curb opioid abuse and a remedy to prevent losses to state coffers from the federal tax overhaul.March 7, 2018 midnight read more..
There are a lot of people walking around these days looking like their puppy’s just been poisoned. Which, of course, reminds me of a joke:March 7, 2018 midnight read more..
Bids for the construction of a new Elks temple will be opened at the local lodge rooms on Friday, March 20. A building committee, chairmaned (sic) by Art Hansen, met with Annand and Kennedy, architects, on Feb. 23 to accept final plans and authorize the advertising of bids.March 7, 2018 midnight read more..
There are a lot of names for the bluish and reddish lines and spots on our bodies – spider veins, telangiectasias, facial veins, port-wine stains, venous lakes and angiomas.March 6, 2018 12:54 p.m. read more..
Hank Brace, Bruce Watson, Ronald Whiz and Delmar PeakeMarch 6, 2018 11:50 a.m. read more..
Randy McMaster knew that area businesses required help moving goods in and out of the Columbia Gorge and that is when he started his own freight business -- CRG Freight.March 5, 2018 3:46 p.m. read more..
It is an exciting time when someone decides to start their own business. This time can be an accumulation of months, sometimes years, of thinking and planning of what you want in your new business. Now, the thinking phase is over and the implementation or startup phase begins. The future business owner often contacts the Small Business Development Center for advice during this implementation phase.March 5, 2018 3:34 p.m. read more..
The Rural Development Initiatives is bringing its Rural Skill Builder leadership training to the Columbia Gorge.March 5, 2018 3:10 p.m. read more..
Last season, the HRV boys basketball team ended its year in the regular season.March 3, 2018 midnight read more..
Nowadays, when bipartisanship on Capitol Hill is a rarity, “Rights of Passage” filmmaker Janice Tanaka tells the story of a bygone era of human connection inside the Beltway — an unprecedented “American” moment in the U.S. Congress that the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University called an achievement “against all odds.”March 3, 2018 midnight read more..
Business of the Year honors went to Northwest GraphicWorks at the Hood River Chamber of Commerce awards luncheon, a new event this year, Feb. 15 at Grace Su’s China Gorge.March 3, 2018 midnight read more..
About 30 community members attended a Wednesday work session between educators and public safety officials, a 90-minute round table to assess existing and potential practices and policies aimed at ensuring and improving student safety.March 3, 2018 midnight read more..
One month from the tragic day, students will walk out of school for 17 minutes, commemorating the victims of the school slaughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on March 14.March 3, 2018 midnight read more..
The last pieces of the Larry Madsen pavilion at May Street Elementary School were removed Thursday and Friday as Kirby Nagelhout Construction continues with early preparations for construction of a new school on the Hood River County School District site.March 3, 2018 midnight read more..
Feast of Words returns to Hood River Library on March 10 from 6-9 p.m.March 3, 2018 midnight read more..
The Oregon House and Senate have both approved legislation aiming to reduce Oregon’s achievement gap among at-risk students. Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Helfrich (R-Hood River) and Sen. Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River), HB 4044 requires the Chief Education Office (CEO) to work with local school districts to identify strategies for recruiting, retaining and mentoring educators who serve at risk student populations.March 3, 2018 midnight read more..
A chance to make it to the 16-team OSAA Basketball State Championships pool was on the line for the HRV girls basketball team Tuesday night, Feb. 27, in Milwaukie.March 3, 2018 midnight read more..
I attended the Wy’East Fire Association annual awards banquet Feb. 10 at the Hood River Fairgrounds, so I would like to give some kudos to the amazing volunteers in the district.March 3, 2018 midnight read more..
On June 8, the Hood River Valley High School senior class will graduate, and to celebrate, parents are organizing an all-night party, which will be drug, alcohol, tobacco and smoke free. “Graduation night has historically been a high-risk event,” said organizers. “Project Graduation 2018 is a community effort organized by volunteerMarch 3, 2018 midnight read more..
Two immigration reform groups are convening events on Saturday including a march and rally starting at 10 a.m. in Hood River to put pressure on Congress to support a clean Dream Act for undocumented youth who came to the United States in their parents’ custody.March 2, 2018 12:08 p.m. read more..
Two immigration reform groups are convening events on Saturday including a march and rally starting at 10 a.m. in Hood River to put pressure on Congress to support a clean Dream Act for undocumented youth who came to the United States in their parents’ custody.March 2, 2018 11:35 a.m. read more..
Danny Conner; Richard Bratcher; Sherri PalmerMarch 2, 2018 11:17 a.m. read more..
Robert KlugelMarch 2, 2018 11:16 a.m. read more..
Allison and Isaac both grew up in the Gorge — Allison’s father is a fourth-generation wheat farmer in The Dalles — and they wanted to get married at a venue that was close to family and friends. They wanted to meld country and farm elements with a classic and elegant setting, and The Dalles Country Club proved to be the perfect venue.March 1, 2018 midnight read more..
The couple frequently drives through the Gorge on their way to and from Idaho (Ethan is from Philomath, Ore., and Jacqueline is from Yakima, Wash.) and love its beauty. “We considered other locations, but none really compared,” Jacqueline said. “We found Wahclella Falls and knew immediately this was where we wanted to celebrate our special day.” It was close enough to both families so that everyone could attend.March 1, 2018 midnight read more..
The couple wanted to get married in the Gorge because they love the outdoors, but most of the options seemed out of their price range. They were looking at other locations when they discovered a wedding package giveaway at Mt. View Orchards. They entered and won!March 1, 2018 midnight read more..
Don't know where to start in planning the big day? Follow these steps to make a successful wedding plan.March 1, 2018 midnight read more..
The couple has spent most of their summer weekends in the Gorge for the past 10 years — windsurfing, biking, hiking and enjoying the breweries, wineries and restaurants in the area. “It’s one of our favorite locations on earth,” Chelsea said. They got engaged in the Gorge and immediately knew they wanted to get married here, too. “Besides the significant spot the Gorge holds in our hearts,” she added, “how can you beat the backdrop? The Columbia River, surrounding hillsides and Mount Hood — it doesn’t get much better.”March 1, 2018 midnight read more..
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