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School Board candidates respond to local issues

Three people are vying for the Hood River County School Board Position 1, on the May 19 ballot.

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MDA raises over $13,000 during Lock Up event

Community members helped raise critical funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during its Hood River Lock Up 2015, which took place on Thursday at Pietro’s Pizza.

Mother’s Day celebration at the Discovery Center

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is giving free admission to everyone during the annual Mother’s Day Celebration on Sunday, May 10, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free admission is offered as a thank you to the Columbia Gorge community for support over the past year.

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Self-serve gasoline coming to the Gorge?

Bill allowing self-service gas in rural Oregon passes House

Drivers in rural stretches of Oregon—including Hood River County—could be pumping their own gas if a new bill makes it through Salem.

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‘Remembering the Year 1980’: Lloyd presents slide show of St. Helens

Local photographer Darryl Lloyd will present “Remembering the Year 1980” at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson on May 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The presentation is part of the Mount St. Helens Institute’s Volcanic Views and Brews Scenic Pub Lecture Series, which is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the mountain’s eruption.

Union Pacific president visits

Railroad chief meets with local leaders

The top executive for Union Pacific Railroad and his communication team met Tuesday with city, county and port officials in the gorge to discuss safety concerns related to crude oil shipments.

Nellie Hjaltalin shares Meals on Wheels experience

Nellie Hjaltalin, 88, has found it hard to retire as a driver with the Hood River Valley Adult Center (HRVAC) Meals on Wheels program, where she’s volunteered for the past 25 years.

Don Howell becomes Valley Worship pastor

On Sunday, April 26, exactly 73 years to the day from the date that the church came into being, Rev. Don Howell was voted unanimously to become the permanent pastor of Valley Worship Center, which was formerly called the Mount Hood Assembly of God.

Next Door plant sale May 9

Find organically grown veggie starts to support the Raices Cooperative Farm, a program of The Next Door, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 9 at 965 Tucker Rd. Starts include tomatoes, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, and basil.

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Hail storm damage still being assessed

Wednesday’s surprise hail storm caused some damage in lower Hood River valley orchards, but the extent is still being assessed.

Part 2: The Girl From Ipanema...

Starting in the late 1990s, I endured a stretch of my life when every single morning of every single day for five years I woke up with the same song stuck in my head.

Military vehicles take center stage at WAAAM

Keeping with tradition, the May 9 Second Saturday events at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will feature the vehicles of the American armed forces.

Public Records: Circuit Court, April 2015


Sheriff Log, April 27 to May 3

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