On Tuesday, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a decision from the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals that originally upheld the City of Hood River’s rezoning of Morrison Park, also known as Lot 700, for affordable housing, open space and regional trail connectivity.September 29, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River County has scheduled two workshops on the county’s budget issues: One in the community building of the County Fairgrounds in Odell on Oct. 24, and a second in the Hood River Valley Adult Center on Nov. 8. The intent of these workshops is to educate the public on the complicated budget issue, answer questions and give residents a chance to provide input on potential solutions.September 29, 2018 midnight read more..
“Waterfront Park is going to be the epicenter of kriek-style beers for one day only,” event organizer Brian Yeager said. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It’s 21-over to drink, but is open to all ages. (The event had been postponed from a date in July.)September 29, 2018 midnight read more..
Loyd Crown and Maria GonzalezSeptember 28, 2018 9:29 a.m. read more..
Judith Wells and Ople HarthSeptember 28, 2018 9:28 a.m. read more..
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) is making the 60 percent draft Mid-Columbia River Regional Master Plan and Integrated Environmental Assessment (EA) available for public review.September 26, 2018 midnight read more..
Juxtapositions in an art exhibition are often serendipitous or happenstance: You see works that connect in unexpected, unintended ways — but connections do happen.September 26, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River County, the City of Hood River and the Ports of Hood River and Cascade Locks have adopted and begun implementing the region’s new Energy Plan, and the timing couldn’t be better.September 26, 2018 midnight read more..
Saturday was kind of a double-whammy for me.September 26, 2018 midnight read more..
Bilingual registration events this week included Walmart on Monday and Lake Taco on Tuesday, which was National Vote Registration Day. On Wednesday, volunteers will be at Columbia Gorge Community College from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday at INB bank from 4-6 p.m., and on Sunday, at Streets Alive on the Heights from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.September 26, 2018 midnight read more..
For National Public Lands Day, Sept. 22, organizations teamed up to thank Eagle Creek fire volunteers for their work to support recovery efforts in the Columbia River Gorge over the past year.September 26, 2018 midnight read more..
Little Algae, the chlorophyll-containing water plant of a lowly type, which has associated itself with more or less stagnant water, is making its presence noticeable along the Columbia River banks in this county, not only on account of its vivid green color, but on account of its characteristic odor, a mixture of rotten eggs and stale fish.September 26, 2018 midnight read more..
Steven Ashbaugh, Rick Zeller, Stephen Derryberry and Gary CurtissSeptember 25, 2018 11:34 a.m. read more..
Dan Burden, a nationally-recognized pedestrian and bicycling access consultant, will appear before Hood River City Council Monday to answer questions about the spring 2018 “Walkshop” study done on Hood River Heights.September 22, 2018 midnight read more..
The Port of Hood River needs a federal agency to take the lead on the bridge replacement project before it can move forward, and they’ll soon determine whether the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is willing to take that on.September 22, 2018 midnight read more..
A free event, Streets Alive! HR/Fiesta en la Calle on Sept. 30 will restrict vehicle use on 1.5 miles of streets on the Heights and open them to non-motorized use. There will be a wide array of activities to promote health and community.September 22, 2018 midnight read more..
Highway 35 was closed for about 90 minutes Tuesday afternoon after a load of hay on a flatbed trailer caught fire while the truck towing it was traveling northbound near Dethman Ridge Road.September 22, 2018 midnight read more..
Sylvia Moores, 11, sold handmade, individually decorated origami cranes this summer at a booth she set-up between Joy’s Art Studio and 10 Speed Coffee, on the Heights, Hood River, said her mother, Joy Kloman.September 22, 2018 midnight read more..
Edgar Vance Jr. and Kirsten KleinsmithSeptember 21, 2018 10:08 a.m. read more..
A total of 25 teams in both 5A and 6A from around the state, including the Hood River Valley girls and boys cross country teams, were in Eugene Sept. 15 for the Northwest Classic meet to preview what will be the state meet course at Lane Community College.September 19, 2018 midnight read more..
When fall begins to flash its crimson colors across the valley hillsides, my internal clock begins to pull me out of bed just a little earlier each morning. This seems contrary to the “pull the covers over your head” reflex that most experience when daybreak comes later with each passing day.September 19, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River County School District is down 11 students compared to last year’s enrollment numbers, said Catherine Dalbey, Human Resources Department director. This year, HRCSD has an enrollment of 4,087 district-wide.September 19, 2018 midnight read more..
Gorge Grape Escape is the annual White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) fundraiser scheduled this year for Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.September 19, 2018 midnight read more..
“Immediately after harvest, hops are quickly dried before packaging. Drying and cooling stabilizes the hop components, but it also changes them ... in order to capture the most evanescent volatile elements, brewers collect hops from the fields and race them back to waiting kettles. The length of time between picking and brewing is never more than a few hours ...” — Jeff Alworth, The Beer Bible.September 19, 2018 midnight read more..
The Mt. Hood National Forest has lifted all campfire, recreational shooting and OHV use restrictions on areas west of Highway 35 north and south to the forest boundary.September 19, 2018 midnight read more..
One of my favorite aspects of the new Children’s Park are all of the slight imperfections that exist when you look closely.September 19, 2018 midnight read more..
The road will remain closed until ODOT can clear debris.September 18, 2018 2:32 p.m. read more..
What if you could get rid of imperfections in your facial skin?m Facial peels are a very safe and effective way to do just that. Peels often times conjure up visions of raw peeling skin. In fact most peels have very little visible peeling.September 18, 2018 2:17 p.m. read more..
William Smith, DeDee Niemela and Hannah StranzSeptember 18, 2018 11:13 a.m. read more..
Ron and Mary Ann Holloway met in Washington, where he was a naval aviator and she was a teacher who had moved to the state by way of Nebraska. They were married Sept. 14, 1968, on Whidbey Island, where Ron was stationed.September 18, 2018 10:21 a.m. read more..
As a working mom, social worker, educator and, now, your candidate for State Representative, I have loved meeting my neighbors across this district. I have loved hearing about their cares and worries.September 15, 2018 midnight read more..
Mt. View Orchards and Kiyokawa Family Orchards are both up for USA Today’s “10Best Readers’ Choice 2018 Best Apple Orchards” award. Voting continues from now until noon (eastern standard time) on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The winning orchard will be announced on 10Best on Friday, Oct. 12.September 15, 2018 midnight read more..
Come on, get happy.September 15, 2018 midnight read more..
We all have desires and ideals for the person we’d like to become.September 15, 2018 midnight read more..
Thanks to a grant awarded by PacificSource Columbia Gorge Coordinated Care Organization, and the combined efforts of Hood River County Prevention, North Central Public Health District and the Hood River County Health Department, Hood River and Wasco counties now have a tobacco cessation specialist.September 15, 2018 midnight read more..
Over the first four games of the 2018-19 season, the Horizon Christian soccer team has compiled a record of 2-1-1, including 2-0-1 versus league opponents.September 15, 2018 midnight read more..
Two of Hood River’s prime recreation spots will re-open next week.September 15, 2018 midnight read more..
Alice Rohrbacher, Gabriel Spaccarelli and William SmithSeptember 14, 2018 11:15 a.m. read more..
Community college classes will be available in Hood River for the first time starting this month.September 12, 2018 midnight read more..
Meet local farmers, enjoy the mountain-view scenery of a working orchard and cidery, savor local flavors and support the nonprofit Gorge Grown Food Network on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the annual Gorge Grown Food Network Harvest Dinner fundraiser, held at Mt. View Orchards, Parkdale, beginning at 4 p.m.September 12, 2018 midnight read more..
First Friday Sept. 6 had it all: One of the largest crowds ever taking in a vibrant variety of events and displays, ranging from new artwork to fire trucks and State Police boats filling Oak Street, and the annual “Rock Paper Scissors” (RPS) competition, which drew more than 500 people.September 12, 2018 midnight read more..
A friend my age recently commented that “by age 60, we should do more than collect.” He’s right.September 12, 2018 midnight read more..
Columbia Gorge Community College will host “Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention,” a community-based presentation at both campuses.September 12, 2018 midnight read more..
This one is definitely not just about the bride and groom.September 12, 2018 midnight read more..
James Tickner of Parkdale died Saturday at approximately 1:50 a.m. in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 281 south of Hood River.September 11, 2018 10:51 a.m. read more..
Florence ParduhnSeptember 11, 2018 10:41 a.m. read more..
ACT (Adult Center Theater) presents “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and ???” starting this weekend at the Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Place. Shows are Sept. 7-8 and Sept. 14-15 beginning at 7 p.m., and Sept. 16 at 2 p.m.September 8, 2018 midnight read more..
Orchard workers are busy this time of year bringing in fruit, with the mainstay Anjou and Bartlett harvests all or nearly done and “looking very good,” said Mike Doke of Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers.September 8, 2018 midnight read more..
September is Suicide Prevention Month, and Sept. 10 marks the 10th World Suicide Prevention Day.September 8, 2018 midnight read more..
The Next Door will hold its annual Stories of Hope Breakfast fundraiser at the Columbia Gorge Hotel on Friday, Sept. 14, from 8-9 a.m. The breakfast is free to attend, but space is limited to 120 people, so those wanting a spot are encouraged to reserve it quickly.September 8, 2018 midnight read more..
The Hood River Port is looking at four sites to consider for potential real estate projects in the next few years and has $9 million budgeted over the next two years for construction.September 8, 2018 midnight read more..
The Portland Trail Blazers and Moda are bringing the sixth annual Rip City Rally to Hood River on Friday, Sept. 14.September 8, 2018 midnight read more..
Absent civility, how will we hold America together as a powerful, distinctive and caring nation? How will families and communities prosper and achieve happiness and fulfillment? How will we even ensure the planet’s sustainability or a future for humankind?September 8, 2018 midnight read more..
Before last year, the Hood River Valley boys soccer program had won its season opening game for four straight seasons. But in the past two years, the boys have found themselves behind 0-1 heading into the second game of the season.September 8, 2018 midnight read more..
After winning the Hillsboro Varsity Volleyball Tournament last weekend, the Hood River Valley High School volleyball team put its undefeated season on the line Thursday night in the Eagles’ first home match of the season against Camas.September 8, 2018 midnight read more..
Deboria Middleton and Rhonda BrownSeptember 7, 2018 10:59 a.m. read more..
Westside Elementary School was placed on lock-in at 12:30 p.m., after a cougar was sighted east of the school, on Lois Lane. The cougar was believed to be heading east.September 5, 2018 12:47 p.m. read more..
Looking back on the News' coverage of the Eagle Creek FireSeptember 5, 2018 midnight read more..
“Eagle Creek” is no longer the emblem of the Portland day-hikers’ favorite forest retreat, but of the far-reaching disaster. The area is a charred remnant of the natural haven it once was. Or is it?September 5, 2018 midnight read more..
Head to Bingen’s Daubenspeck Park for the 57th annual Huckleberry Festival Friday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 9.September 5, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River County Sheriff’s Department ordered that the Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim be cancelled due to high winds. The swim was cancelled for a second year in a row; in 2017, the event was called off because of the Eagle Creek fire.September 5, 2018 midnight read more..
“Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie & ?”; ‘Odd Couple’ auditions; ‘Go Dog Go’ at CCA; and ‘Tony ‘n Tina’.September 5, 2018 midnight read more..
When they asked for the 2018 Women Build by Columbia Gorge Habitat for Humanity to have a “Rosie the Riveter” theme, the visiting team had no idea that the first female to work on airplanes during World War II resided in The Dalles. The 10 women who came from across the United States planned to have the walls of the 1,200-square-foot home on Fourth Street in Lyle up by the end of the week.September 5, 2018 midnight read more..
For the past six months, I have been honored to serve as executive director of Service Employeees International Union (SEIU) Local 503, Oregon’s public employee and care provider union. On this Labor Day weekend, I’m reflecting on our incredible history, but I’m also worried about the future.September 5, 2018 midnight read more..
After beginning the season with a 3-1 road victory in Estacada, HRV volleyball continued its strong start this past weekend at the Hillsboro volleyball tournament.September 5, 2018 midnight read more..
The Port of Cascade Locks will hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 12 at Marine Park Pavilion to educate the community regarding the results of the Airport Feasibility Study and begin to focus on the future use of the State-owned property.September 5, 2018 midnight read more..
For the past three years, I have traveled the length of the Columbia to document the riverscapes and the tribes and First Nations feelings about the river and hopes for a new treaty that will honor their requests to restore the health of the river and salmon runs back to Canada. Many people have asked how they can get involved.September 5, 2018 midnight read more..
Eldon L. McCaw passed away on Aug. 29, 2018, at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore.September 4, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..
Photographers can receive cash and posterity in a unique new photo contest involving May Street School.September 4, 2018 11:35 a.m. read more..
The Mid-Columbia Gorge has become the first — and currently only — officially recognized Dementia Friendly community in Oregon. The Dementia Friendly in the Gorge Initiative received the designation from Dementia Friendly America on June 26.September 1, 2018 midnight read more..
“Keep it Local,” a group of upper valley residents aiming to stop Dollar General from building a store in Mt. Hood, invited community members to meet in the Mt. Hood Town Hall gym on Tuesday to learn more about Dollar General and share their opinions. They also got to meet a representative of SimonCRE, the developer contracted to build the proposed Mt. Hood Dollar General.September 1, 2018 midnight read more..
Dr. Marta Yera Cronin started work July 1 as president of Columbia Gorge Community College.September 1, 2018 midnight read more..
When Hood River County students return to school on Tuesday, they will see many changes throughout many school sites.September 1, 2018 midnight read more..
Husband and wife photography team Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson bring their stories and their art to Columbia Center for the Arts as part of the September Gallery exhibition titled “Talk of the Town.” Farlow and Olson are photojournalists in the documentary tradition. Even though they are published in LIFE, GEO, Smithsonian and other magazines, they have primarily photographed for the National Geographic Society on more than 50 assignments that have taken them to 50 countries over the past 20 years.September 1, 2018 midnight read more..
Sept. 22 will be the reopening date for Hood River Children’s Park, at 9th and Eugene streets.September 1, 2018 midnight read more..
There are 11 players on the field at the start of a soccer game, and the HRV girls soccer program heads into the 2018 season without 13 of its players from last year’s roster.September 1, 2018 midnight read more..
The Hood River Valley High School girls water polo team heads into the 2018 season coming off back-to-back State Championships, “putting a state-wide target on our back,” said HRV girls water polo head coach Kellie Dunn.September 1, 2018 midnight read more..
Paul Green and Paul TewsSeptember 1, 2018 midnight read more..
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