El Mercado del Valle was closed July 26 because of the Hood River County Fair, but rest assured, it will be back Aug. 2 in the covered play area at Mid Valley Elementary. The market will have a new time — 3 to 7 p.m. — for the rest of the summer; the market ends Sept. 20.
Saturday night brought part of the family out on our deck for some catch up conversation with Cheyenne Humphrey, a nursing school graduate who interned with our office several years ago
This year’s Hood River County Fair turned out to be a bountiful one for Upper Valley 4-H’ers and FFA students, many of whom came home with Champion and Grand Champion ribbons for their efforts The students’ animals are judged in two categories, the first one is Confirmation, meaning the breeding, look and salability of the animal at auction, the other is Showmanship, or how the student presents and handles their animal in front of the judge and how much knowledge they have about it, from parts of their animal to particular diseases and treatments for them.
A quiet call to peace brought two Buddhist monks and friends to Hood River Monday.
The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV) has awarded Hood River resident Serra Perino the 2014 Passion Award for her work as an advocate at Helping Hands Against Violence, Inc (www.helpinghandsoregon.com). OCADSV is a state-wide non-profit that promotes equity and social change to end violence for all communities.
July 20 to 28
Two bridges in Hood River will see closures at night this week as ODOT takes steps to extend the life of the pavement.
Record crowds throng to weekend concerts
Record crowds attended the Hood River County Fair Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and the Lions were ready.
The Remains are to be seen.
Hood River show celebrates 50th year of Wilderness Act
The hallmark of First Friday events in Hood River on Aug. 1 will be the new U.S. Forest Service exhibit, “Art of the Wild – Celebrating 50 Years of the Wilderness Act,” at Columbia Center for the Arts during the month of August.
Impacts to business worry neighbor
The owner of a local vacation rental business is upset over the county’s approval of a ski resort park and ride planned for the community of Mount Hood and intends to appeal the decision at the state level.
Hood River County Fair concludes July 26 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell.
On the morning of July 1, Parole and Probation personnel raised their right hands as Sheriff Matt English deputized staff. The Sheriff’s Office officially assumed the reins at the beginning of the fiscal year. Four Parole and Probation Deputies, a work crew supervisor and a corrections technician are tasked with supervising individuals in the community who are placed on probation by the court or released from prison. Currently, the division supervises around 300 offenders.
Gorge Grown Food Network has announced “The Picnic,” a fundraiser for the Gorge Grown Mobile Market, at Rail’s End Park in Parkdale, noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3.
Democratic Legislative candidates Robert Bruce and Stephanie Nystrom will be in Hood River Sunday for a 6 p.m. gathering hosted by the Hood River Democratic Committee. The location is 4420 Riordan Hill Drive (corner of Country Club and Riordan– first house on the right).
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