Local News


Snowpack is close to average

Late season storms bring SWE to 93% at Mt. Hood

Fantastic February transitioned into marvelous March on Mount Hood, and as this winter’s erratic attitude improved dramatically from depressing December, it delivered enough snow by the start of spring to end in an almost average April.

The Ale List: Full Sail Brewery gains new honor

Full Sail Brewing has been named “Craft Brewer of the Year” by Beverage World Magazine for its 26 years of “sustainable stewardship, quality, consistency and operational ingenuity.”

Cascade Huts starts a new adventure

Oregon’s Cascade Huts came under new ownership March 30. Local mountain bike enthusiasts who started the successful adventure business in 2004 have decided to pursue other interests and are selling to two Oregon natives.

Sheriff Log for April 2

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River March 24-30.

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Pet of the Week: Ruger is ‘super-duper playful’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Ruger as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

Closures possible on State Street

Starting April 7 and running through May 23, some sections of State Street from Sixth Street to Front Street may be closed to vehicular traffic 24 hours a day during the work week. All streets and parking areas within the work zone will be open on the weekends.

Poet Laureate highlights Hood River Reads events

The Hood River County Reads project brings Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen to Hood River April 6.

Fire department plans practice burn on 22nd

The Hood River Fire Department plans to conduct live fire training on the house located at 906 22nd St. on Saturday, starting at 7 a.m.

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Suspect crashes vehicle during high-speed chase

A 46-year-old Ontario man is in jail after leading law enforcement on a high-speed police chase through three counties in the Columbia River Gorge that ended when the suspect rolled his vehicle on a curvy road in Skamania County early Friday evening.

Sheriff Log for March 29

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River March 16-24.

Police Log for March 29

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River March 3-23.

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U14 Strikers need community support to represent Hood River at national tournament

Coach Pero Lovrin likens the conquest of his U14 Hood River Strikers soccer team to the fable of David and Goliath. Competing in the state’s most elite youth division — the National Premier League of Oregon — the group of 15 small-town boys battled against big city teams and premier clubs with long-running histories and much larger pools of star players to draw from.

Libraries have tax forms available

Federal tax forms are available at Hood River County libraries. While library staff are not able to provide tax advice or preparation assistance, they can help you locate the specific forms that you may need online or from their binder of reproducible tax forms.

Columbia Gorge CASA welcomes new volunteers

Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) introduces its newest child advocates: Crystal Dickenson, Home Valley, Wash., Lisa Kidd and Michelle Mayfield, White Salmon, Wash., Rhonda Morrow, Fossil, Ore., Zipporah Underhill, The Dalles, and Norma Cordry, Hood River. They were sworn into duty by the Honorable Paul G. Crowley on March 20.