Photo of the Day
Photo of the Day
The History Museum of Hood River County invites the community to participate in some input meetings for new museum exhibits.
In a project entitled “Welcome Back Old Friend,” Columbia Gorge Arts in Education paired a visual artist, a musician and two writers with students from three local schools for a collaboration inspired by the recent closure and re-opening of Hood River County libraries.
Cardboard boxes were a constant in Francisco Jiménez’s childhood. The author of this year’s book selection for Hood River County Reads, “The Circuit,” told a large audience Monday evening that the boxes represented the fragile and unstable life of a migrant family.
Matt English took 47 percent of the votes in ballot tabulation Tuesday, and will face Neal Holste in the race for Hood River County Sheriff this November.
For HR Coffee Company, the award is in the bag, but more work awaits Peggy Hudon
Peggy Thompson Hudon of Hood River is pounding a trail between Central America and Hood River.
Hood River Valley High School girls golf team traveled to Corvallis this week for the 2012 OSAA 5A state golf championships at Trysting Tree Golf Club. The two-day tournament saw central Oregon powerhouses Summit and Bend finishing first and second with overall scores of 671 and 699 respectively. The Eagles, having qualified for the tournament as a team with a second place finish at last week’s district tournament, came in closer to the bottom of the leader board, at ninth place, with a two-day total of 891.
Each year the Hood River County School District conducts a spelling contest throughout the district’s schools. The winner of each school then participates in the district-level spelling contest. This year’s district contest was held May 16.
“Hi Grandpa. This is your oldest grandson ... I guess I’m going to need to ask for your help,” said the friendly, familiar voice on the other end of the phone.
How do you get Mother Nature to keep a date?
Idlewilde honors deceased veterans in new ways: See page B5 for more details
POW/MIA Remembrance will be the theme for Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony in Hood River.
Varsity squad ends season with first-round playoff loss vs. fifth-ranked Ashland
The Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball season came to a close Wednesday with a 5-1 loss against the Ashland Grizzlies. The Eagles (13-13 overall) traveled to Ashland (17-9) for the first round of the OSAA State Championships, which it qualified for with a 9-1 play-in game victory last week against Milwaukie.
Story Heath McKee wins annual Hood River Valley High School talent/variety show
Story Heath-McKee channeled the geek in all of us on his way to Mr. HRV victory Thursday. The Hood River Valley High School senior used his lanky 6-2 frame and short-cropped hair to evoke the spirit of Forrest Gump, made famous by Tom Hanks in the 1994 Oscar-winning film.
Over the winter 110 acres of trees in a highly sensitive, very visible Gorge hillside were chopped down. Local environmental groups and members of the public claim they had no idea what was going on until chainsaws and bulldozers were already running. Now they want to know why and how it happened.
A peek inside the hope, happiness and heartbreak of the U.S. Track and Field
The venues that played host to the 2012 U.S. Olympic track and field trials are drenched in so much tradition that it practically drips from the brows of the competitors and plops in the raindrops falling on the Hayward Field grandstands.
Internment train event marks community reconciliation efforts
For Yuri (Kawachi) Hasegawa, Saturday’s memorial event at the site of the May 13, 1942, Japanese community internment evacuation train embarkation marked a symbolic return to an event from her high school years that all of us hope we will never have to face.
Beginning at 8:16 a.m. on April 19, a high-speed chase took flight on I-84 eastbound, starting with a pickup ramming another vehicle from behind at milepost 57, just west of Hood River.