When Sam Baker told me that part of his upcoming tour schedule included a train ride from Portland to LA, right after his Hood River show on August 24, I thought, “Hmm, that’s an interesting way to travel.”
‘Hokum’ at Volcanic Aug. 22; Alonzo Garbanzo at Saw Tooth; more
Local photographer Peter Marbach will present “At Home in the Wild” at the Parkdale Library Aug. 26 at 7 p.m., a visual journey to his favorite wild places in the Mount Hood and Columbia River Gorge areas.
The community can see Hood River Valley High School fall sports teams up close for the first time on Aug. 22 with the annual Blue-Gold Night.
Spotty service raises safety concerns
Interference, poor signal strength, and lack of service altogether are plaguing local law enforcement radio systems and the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office is trying to figure out why.
Police continue to investigate an armed robbery that occurred at the Astro gas station in Hood River Wednesday morning, and are still looking for a suspect in the case.
Jenni Packer, 17, will start her senior year at Hood River Valley High School in September. Like many of her peers, she plays sports (right now, it’s volleyball; in the spring, it will be softball) and is looking forward to “doing all the senior activities” in the coming year.
A two-car crash that occurred south of Odell on Highway 35 Thursday afternoon sent three to the hospital, two with serious injuries, according to state police.
A field of 39 ranging in age from 4 to 71 took on the challenge in first-ever Uphill Challenge at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, in what is planned to be an annual event. Most ran, but some walked the 1.2-mile course which gained 621 vertical feet from the parking lot to the top of the Stadium Express chairlift.
Nestlé water bottling project inches forward
A proposal to build a Nestlé water bottling plant in the Gorge took a small step forward on Thursday when a state commission ruled that a water right the corporation needed for the bottling plant should not be canceled despite the concerns of environmental groups.
With Labor Day weekend in sight, the summer high season is nearing an end; however, the Gorge wind and weather seem to be paying no attention to the date. August has brought some warmer weather (did anyone else’s thermometer hit 106⁰?) and lower winds, but the westerly flow seems to be back in full force this week.
The “new” sign went up Friday morning at Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Tucker Road in Hood River.
Hood River Fire and EMS responded to a grass fire Friday, Aug. 22, just before 1 p.m., at 12th Street near Pacific Avenue.
Police are looking for information on an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday morning at the Astro gas station in downtown Hood River.
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Cari as this week’s adoptable pet. This is a courtesy posting; for more information on Cari, please contact her owner, Craig Asher, at 516-729-0327 or email@example.com.
The older I have gotten, the more reflective I have become.
Julie Renai Martz and Aubrey Mathew Davis, both of Parkdale, were married June 21, 2014 at the home of Ken and Alice Clarke in Parkdale.
Oregon State University Extension is celebrating the new accreditation of the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences with two days of healthy activities in the Gorge.
June 9 to Aug. 4
Eight photos have been selected as winners of the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Awareness photo contest.