Gorge Life


A garden 28 years in the making

Jacquie Barone answered the phone one evening this past June to find a friend on the other line, telling her that she and her garden had been featured in that month’s edition of Better Homes & Gardens magazine and that she had to come over to look at it immediately.

October 10, 2018 midnight read more..

Cascade Observations: Community connections

We celebrate a sports team’s great achievements by holding center-of-the-city parades, publish press releases when high school students win coveted Gates scholarships, and celebrate other high achievers with giant-sized billboards located on the busiest street in town. But how often do we jump up and down when a shy young man beats out stiff competition to win the Rosauers supermarket chain’s “Super Sacker” competition? Local Hood River bagger Jerry Sandoval did just that last week.

October 10, 2018 midnight read more..

Yesteryears: HRMS changes mascots in 1998

The times are changing … and so is the Hood River Middle School mascot. Since 1971, the school’s mascot has been the Patriot: A proud soldier dressed in regimental red and white garb.

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Yesteryears: More autos than cows in 1918

There should be more cows and fewer motors in Hood River, according to Dr. M.E. Welch, veteran veterinary of Hood River. In a recent inventory of milking cows, made for the state veterinary, Dr. Welch discovered there were nearly twice as many automobiles as cows in the valley.

October 3, 2018 midnight read more..

Kaleidoscope: Along the Road

A quiet weekday drive down the scenic east flank of the Hood River Valley yields plenty of beautiful vistas and tableaux on a day near the cusp of summer and autumn:

October 3, 2018 midnight read more..

Yesteryears: Columbia River algae a big problem in 1938

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..

Sandbar sojourn

Few stretches of landscape feel so solid and so transitory at the same time. Welcome to The Sandbar, late September, where winds continue to entertain and shape the terrain.

September 26, 2018 midnight read more..


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