Columbia Art Center opens Sketchbook Library

Columbia Center for the Arts has announced creation of The Panzer Collective Wisdom Sketchbook Library, home to sketchbooks submitted this winter by many local, regional, national, and international artists.

February 10, 2018 midnight read more..

The Porch: Feb. 10 edition

WELL SAID: Photo at left, a clipping inside the dugout at the ballfield at Belmont, where HRVHS softball plays. The field turf there is about to change, but likely not the spirit coach Eric Keller brings each season.

February 10, 2018 midnight read more..

Mark your books: HR Library ‘Million Page Challenge’ returns through March 17

The gauntlet has been thrown again. Hood River County Library District has been issued a Million Page Challenge by the Pendleton Public Library and a combined team of the Harney and Lake County Libraries. This three-way race is to see which library’s patrons can reach one million pages first. With help from patrons, Hood River County could win all the glory.

February 9, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..

Pick of the Week: HRVHS students, more at CCA

Hood River Valley High School art students recently learned their placement in the Oregon Scholastic Art Awards, and gold key winners are being featured in the lobby of the Columbia Center for the Arts in February. Lanterns made from recycled materials by Matt Gerlick’s students will also be on display.

February 7, 2018 midnight read more..

‘Family Film Series’ starts Feb. 3

Four movies based on children’s books will be shown at the Hood River Library, in their new family theater space, every Saturday in February beginning at 2 p.m. A single copy of each book will be raffled off at each movie showing.

January 31, 2018 midnight read more..

‘Sense of Place’ returns Feb. 14 at CCA

Join Gorge Owned at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Columbia Center for the Arts as they welcome Captain Tom Cramblett, a third generation Gorge resident whose love of the Gorge and passion for the historical importance of the sternwheelers, and their captains, set him on a continuing journey of research and discovery.

January 31, 2018 midnight read more..

Register now for steelhead, chinook fishing clinic

Local fisherman Greg Short and the Hood River Watershed Group are hosting their annual Steelhead and Spring Chinook Fishing one-day clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. Registration is now open through Community Education, online at or by calling 541-386-2055.

January 27, 2018 midnight read more..


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