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Try Galore Jared, or rainbow skeet shooting in the luminous abyss

The end of the year brought a downheaval, but I stayed upcast and uphearted. I had the whole year since the last column, and all this to think about:

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Hood River Art Club exhibit

The Hood River Art Club is exhibiting works by members this month at the Hood River Library during regular library hours. Coming in January, the club will hold a show at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital through the month of March.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 28

Soul Street at White Buffalo; Ben Bonham at Stave and Stone; more

‘A Community of Music 2.0’ concert Jan. 15

The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is proud to present “A Community of Music 2.0” on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. The concert continues the tradition of combining CGOA’s Jazz Collective Big Band with other notable community musical ensembles.

‘My Old Man and the Mountain’ author talk Jan. 17 at Columbia Center for the Arts

Waucoma Bookstore, Columbia Center for the Arts and Double Mountain Brewery are hosting author Leif Whittaker for a book talk on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade, Hood River.

What to do for Winter Break

Wednesdays through December — Pokemon Club, 4-5 p.m. at Hood River Hobbies. Ages 7-13; $5. Registration and parent check-in required. Bring a deck. Learn to play, battle with friends. More at info@

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Meeting Santa

Second-grader Nolan Buel finds presents as names are called by his dad, Brandon Buel.

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Mt. Hood National Forest seeks outfitter guides to serve youth, underrepresented groups this winter

The Mt. Hood National Forest will be accepting proposals for new outfitter guide temporary use permits during the open season from Jan. 1 through March 1.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 24

Soul Street at White Buffalo, Ben Bonham at Stave and Stone, more

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Roots and Branches: Winter charm

Living in Hood River affords you the opportunity of experiencing four unique seasons.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 21

‘Al & Nolan’ at Stave and Stone, New Year’s Eve music planner, more

Kegler's Corner: Pat Olson rolls huge scratch 791 series

For the second week in a row, cold Artic flurries dumped on us, frustrating more 10-pin bowling action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

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Continued winter weather opens up more ski terrain on Mount Hood

Although winter only officially began today, its weather has been hanging around Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge for a while now.

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Oregon State Parks hosts ‘First Day’ hikes

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) joins America’s State Parks in sponsoring “First Day” hikes in 21 Oregon State Parks on New Year’s Day.

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Steep Slope

Yellow “Caution/Cuidado” tape stretches from power pole to power pole at Seventh and Montello.


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