Roots and Branches: A grand mural

Last month I had the pleasure of wading through the archives of the Hood River County Museum, Diamond Fruit Growers, Inc. and Yasui family photos in search of some detailed historical photographs. I was looking for gems that would help tell the story of our valley’s fruit industry and the impact it has had on creating a strong sense of community.

February 21, 2018 midnight read more..

Providence proves it cares for ‘Hood River family’

Jacqueline Kay Smithwick of Hood River writes, “I have lived in four states and in three of those states, at least 10 years. I was born in Virginia, moved to Florida as an adult, moved to Washington state for my husband’s work, and now we are retired in Hood River.

February 14, 2018 midnight read more..

The Porch: Feb. 10 edition

WELL SAID: Photo at left, a clipping inside the dugout at the ballfield at Belmont, where HRVHS softball plays. The field turf there is about to change, but likely not the spirit coach Eric Keller brings each season.

February 10, 2018 midnight read more..

Hood River restaurants step up to help homeless

An innovative program to feed guests of the Warming Shelter was recently launched by Hood River restaurants. Over a dozen participating food establishments are now donating meals to Hood River Shelter Services, also known as the Warming Shelter, and the program is becoming a win-win for several reasons.

February 1, 2018 11:43 a.m. read more..

Yesteryears: Ruptured natural gas line closes downtown in 1998

A ruptured natural gas line had a block of downtown Hood River cleared out Monday morning. Workers laboring on the Oak Avenue urban renewal project inadvertently jarred the line while digging up asphalt between Second and Third streets. The break occurred in front of Yaya’s restaurant.

January 24, 2018 midnight read more..


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