Roots and Branches: Softball and the surreal

Our granddaughter Aunika’s softball season ended with a “bang” after a memorable week at the National Softball Championship in the Seattle suburbs. More about this towards the end of the column as you learn what led up to the climax of this adventure into a parallel universe.

August 15, 2018 midnight read more..

The Porch, Aug. 4 edition

FREE: Sets of skis, still with consignment tags on them, leaning against the State Street wall of 2nd Wind Sports on a recent 90-degree day.

August 4, 2018 midnight read more..

Yesteryears: Huckleberry season in 1958

The Mt. Hood National Forest reports that due to the warm weather, this year’s crop of huckleberries is how ready for harvest in the lower elevated sunny areas. The peak of the crop, however, should be between August 1 and 15.

August 1, 2018 midnight read more..

CL Food Bank donation

Cascade Locks FISH Food Bank Coordinator Martha LaMont, left, talks Monday with Cheryl Kolbe, center, of the Portland-based Freedom from Religion Foundation, and Mary Payne of Columbia Market.

July 27, 2018 3:13 p.m. read more..

Summer fun continues with kid-friendly events

This is going to be tough news to hear, kids, and I’m sorry, but break it I must: The first day of school for Hood River County School District sites, Horizon Christian and Mid-Columbia Adventist School is Tuesday, Sept. 4.

July 27, 2018 2:57 p.m. read more..


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