Jackie Santa Cruz and Jesus Chavarias, both 18, were two of 5,987 Oregon and Northern California high school seniors to apply for a Ford Family Foundation scholarship their senior year of high school.
Each year, the Leaders for Tomorrow high school senior group participate in a community project.
New varsity basketball coaches Christopher Dirks and Donnie Herneisen look to reinvigorate HRV program
In an outdoorsy community such as this one, it’s no surprise that Hood River Valley High School has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to talented athletes, and the school has the hardware in its trophy case to prove it.
Beach Bash this weekend; more
A Hood River teen is organizing a special water event on July 8: SUP for FISH is an event for young ladies (8-18) in the Gorge. It happens at Hood River Waterfront Park starting at 9:30 a.m. T-shirts, lunch, and hats are included.
Firefighter John Stehlik hoses a burn pile Thursday that had been set more than five weeks ago. The fire spread to four-tenths of an acre before Wy’East Fire District personnel responded and controlled its spread through blackberries and into nearby woods.
Lavender DAZE July 2-3; HR County Fair July 27-30; more
The public will get a chance to meet five candidates for the Hood River County administrator post at an evening reception Wednesday.
In a historic first, a “straw pull” decided who will be appointed to the Hood River County School District Board of Directors.
Marijuana rules came before Hood River County Planning Commission on Wednesday, the first in a series of hearings deciding local regulations on the cannabis industry in unincorporated parts of the county.
UP says oil train traffic will resume through Gorge
A day after Union Pacific announced oil trains will begin rolling through the Columbia Gorge again, a federal report blamed the railroad for the fiery derailment in Mosier.
As of June 25
Faith Bible Church, Parkdale churches, HR Nazarene, Riverside UCC, River of Life and Covenant Christian
Dorothy McPherren and Victoria Long
On July 1, a Tuesday, almost all Hood River County emergency phone numbers will be switched over to one combination, 9-1-1, bringing the area into conformance with a state-mandated regulation.
The Mt. Hood Town Hall holds its annual Summer Barbecue on Saturday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m.
The Hood River Valley Evening Garden Club hosted this year’s Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs Convention June 13-16 at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn — the first time in more than a decade the state convention has been hosted by a Hood River club.
Eighteen local artists will host a weekend gallery and sale at Venue 301 (formerly the Butler Bank Building), 301 Oak St., Hood River, July 1-3.
I was a Girl Scout over 50 years ago, but the lyrics to a popular scouting song still remain lodged in my brain, years after memories of merit badges and the taste of campfire s’mores are long gone: “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.”
I was headed into my freshman year of high school when Mike’s Ice Cream opened in 1986. It was a big deal — there weren’t a lot of places where kids my age could hang out, and having something downtown, across from the library park (that sold ice cream! In waffle cones!) really opened up options for me and my friends. We’d meet, grab a cone, and catch up on what we’d been up to that summer.
While working on his second masterpiece for the Cape Horn Trail, Michael Byrne hiked a half-mile back to show his granddaughter the waterfall overlook he completed a year ago.