Local News


HR Watershed Group plans meetings to look at conserving water

Hood River Watershed Group will hold its next meeting June 23 at 6 p.m. at the OSU Extension Meeting Room, 2990 Experiment Station Drive.

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Care to Yoga?: Care Center brings free community yoga to Hood River

When Activities Director Christine Shannon began her free “Gentle Yoga for Beginning Seniors 50 and Over” at the Hood River Care Center mid-February, she started with three students.

County Fair comes July 22-25

The 2015 Hood River County Fair takes place Wednesday through Saturday, July 22-25, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, south of Hood River near the community of Odell.

Mid Valley news: Fifty-Plus Expo comes to Hood River County Fair this summer

I know it’s been a few months (or six), but rest assured, the Odell community column really does still exist. Grab your calendar — there’s a lot going on in our little community over the next few weeks.

Parkdale news: A sizzling summer of activities in the Upper Valley

There’s no need to wonder what you are going to do with your summer in the Upper Valley. With all the events going on, you’ll need to get out your calendar and write them in so you don’t miss anything!

Public forum to discuss Latino Project June 27

The History Museum is looking for community involvement with the creation of an exhibition that celebrates the Latino community in Hood River County.

Sheriff Log, June 7 to 14

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Police Log, June 8 to 14

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

Pet of the Week: Miss Ella loves kids — and the feeling is mutual

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Ella as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

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Sir Isaac is Fox Tail’s first bottling

The newest local bottled cider is Sir Isaac, made with local apples and wine yeast, from Fox Tail Ciders in Odell.

Most retailers comply in youth ‘tobacco assessment’

A team of high school students from Hood River Valley High School Health Media Club in partnership with The Dalles YouthThink recently participated in a tobacco retail assessment, a youth led evaluation around the sale of tobacco products in their community.

Columbia River Gorge oil train traffic sharply declines

Portland — (AP) Oil train traffic through the Columbia River Gorge has declined one-third or more from its peak amid an oil price decline that has pressured crude-by-rail shipments nationwide.

Charges mount for Schneiders

Donald Schneider indicted for murder, conspiracy and animal abuse

One of two brothers accused of murdering a Parkdale man last year — and shooting the victim’s dog — is facing new charges of criminal conspiracy and aggravated animal abuse.

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‘The Home Place’

Frances Goe Arnold and Ken Goe talk about 100 years of farming during Sunday’s celebration at the Goe farm on Webster Road just outside of Odell.

FISH food bank holds open house Saturday

FISH Food Bank is fully permitted for occupation, and the organization celebrates Saturday with a ribbon cutting and open house, followed by a dance, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.