Hood River County Library District welcomes everyone — kids, teens, and adults — to participate in the libraries’ special reading programs this summer. Prizes will be given out to those who reach their goals.
The Fruit Company announces its second-annual Fruit Friday Summer Warehouse Extravaganza, to be held June 21.
Corps of Engineers honors Cascade Locks man for 50 years of service
Joe Renault’s award certainly came through the proper channel.
Council commits $24,842
There’ll be no double-fault on tennis court grant funding, thanks to a boost from the City of Hood River.
Weather Saturday starts, extinguishes small fire
Hood River residents were treated to an impromptu light show last weekend, courtesy of Mother Nature.
Families, Movies in the Park programs need financial help
Hood River Community Education will be asking its sponsors who have supported the popular Movies in the Park and Families in the Park entertainment series in past years to give a little bit more this summer to ensure these events will have enough funding to survive.
“She’s a very tough person,” said Bill Pattison of his 80-year-old wife. Patricia Pattison of Hood River recently returned home relatively unharmed after spending the night out in the cold and rain on a hillside above the Hood River.
Deal could end months-long contamination issues quickly
The seven-month saga of boiling all drinking water in the Oak Grove area may soon be reaching a conclusion.
The Hood River Lions Club has chosen Don Benton as grand marshal for its July 4 Independence Day Parade. Organizations and commercial entries are encouraged to register for the parade, which begins at 10 a.m. Line-up starts at 8:30 a.m.
Solstice Cafe, a popular restaurant that specializes in wood-fired gourmet pizzas, has outgrown its current Bingen, Wash., location and wants to relocate to the Hood River waterfront area.
Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into Monday morning’s single-vehicle rollover injury crash that led to a vehicle fire spreading into the grass and trees along Interstate 84 near Cascade Locks. Cascade Locks firefighters doused the fire, with help from Skamania County District 2 and City of Stevenson fire departments.
The old bridge appears to be safe. The Port of Hood River received a report Tuesday from its bridge engineer regarding the vulnerability of the Hood River Toll Bridge to accidents like the one which resulted May 23 in the collapse of a bridge over the Skagit River on Interstate 5 in Washington. Bridge engineer David McCurry provided general analysis based on the Hood River bridge structure and type, compared to that of the Skagit River Bridge.
With summer comes road work in Hood River County, with projects on Markham Road and on Dee Highway.
Punch Bowl Falls, a lush, dramatic and inviting forest-encased waterfall on Eagle Creek, enticed four cliff jumpers into its cool waters on June 2 and claimed the life of one man, leaving three others injured. Five friends took the Eagle Creek trail for a late spring hiking adventure: four made it home, but Jason Endicott, 25, of Cincinnati, Ohio, did not. His remains were recovered by search teams on June 3. At about 5 p.m. Sunday, the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office received a report of multiple men injured at the falls.
Every Thread Counts — ETC to locals — celebrated its one-year anniversary May 1 under the new ownership of mother-daughter team Tammie and Kaitlin Eckert. The business will celebrate at its new location in the old Wine Sellers space, 514 State St., on June 17. The Eckerts — Tammie and husband Joe, son Max and Kaitlin — are originally from the East Coast, moving from Sandy Hook, Conn., to Mosier in 2011.