Using an analytical brain, matched with a caring heart, Monique Stenger is taking on a much-needed task at PHRMH. She will be working to eliminate barriers to women who need to obtain mammogram cancer screenings, but who might not be able to afford them.September 25, 2012 2:45 p.m. read more..
Racing between four food-based assistance programs in Hood River is just about the right pace of service work for Hollis Dunlop, whose high energy is fueled by passionate dedication to creating equal access to food.September 25, 2012 2:40 p.m. read more..
Leaving behind a rural home in Texas replete with alligators and swamps, Daniel Taylor is bringing his degree in philosophy to his volunteer service with Columbia Gorge Community College. His future plans to become a physician or research scientist will, according to him, be enriched by his year with JVC.September 25, 2012 2:37 p.m. read more..
While much of today’s culture in the U.S. appears focused on the acquisition of wealth and the adoration of fame, there is a small group of young people who have just arrived in Hood River who are experimenting with a different world view; one more in line with the profoundly challenging guidance offered by Mother Seton.September 25, 2012 11:44 a.m. read more..
Acting fast on an unexpected opportunity sometimes yields surprisingly good outcomes. As a result of some quick action, Hood River Valley High School Principal Karen Neitzel was able to create an unusual and exciting opportunity for her students — and the community at large.September 22, 2012 noon read more..
This invader eats just about everything that is grown commercially in Hood River. They call it the BMSB for short, but its full common name is the brown marmorated stink bug. It’s a name local growers will become very familiar with, very soon.September 15, 2012 noon read more..
What started as four small fires along Highway 141 in Washington at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, has now burned over 1,200 acres of open land between White Salmon and Husum. As of press time on Friday morning, officials were reporting a 40 percent containment of the fire.September 8, 2012 noon read more..
According to West Side Fire Marshall Jim Trammel, the Aug. 27 blaze at 3099 Eliot Drive in the Heights began as a failure of an outdoor extension cord. A garage, a motor home and a car were completed destroyed and a modular home received damage. No injuries occurred.September 1, 2012 noon read more..
After living off of orchard fruit and hiding out in rugged forest lands since he allegedly stabbed his employer on Aug. 18, suspect Edgar Omar Rodriguez-Garibo, 38, was taken into custody following a nighttime sheriff’s department stake-out on Aug. 25.August 29, 2012 noon read more..
With charges on his credit card account totaling over $42,000 for flights that actually cost closer to $18,000, Mark Flaming, of Hood River, sought a civil judgement against Cascade Travel owner Sue Collins in the court room of Judge John A. Olson on Aug. 22.August 25, 2012 noon read more..
Get ready for a terrible story from someone you know — but before you get out your wallets, read on.August 18, 2012 noon read more..
With wildfire season upon us, what better time to recognize and honor those citizens who dedicate their lives to protecting the community from the dangers of fire.August 18, 2012 noon read more..
She had been sharing her love of reading with her young son, and then thought about sharing that love with other children. That was the initial enticement that drew veteran children’s librarian Hillary Steighner to apply for the children’s librarian position with the Hood River County Library back in 1987.August 15, 2012 noon read more..
Common sense tells us that features like blue eyes or straight hair tend to run in families.August 8, 2012 noon read more..
Her eyes were adorned with delicate petals of color. Her smile blazed with the sweetest, unselfconscious joy. As she surveyed her choices, Juliana Moore, 6, selected a brilliant white steed and took the reins.August 1, 2012 noon read more..
Sue Collins, owner of Cascade Travel in Hood River, has been charged with four misdemeanor counts of theft II, according to Hood River Police Detective Don Cheli, lead investigator on the case. Collins is scheduled to appear in Hood River Circuit Court on Aug. 6.July 25, 2012 noon read more..
Mountain biking, kayaking, cycling, hiking, sailing, kite boarding and windsurfing are more than just great sports activities in the Columbia Gorge. They represent a significant regional economic engine — fueled by growing participation —which yields substantial local spending.July 21, 2012 noon read more..
Imagine cars traveling I-84 at 65 mph looking like a series of turtles in the pathway of an oncoming luge sled. That might have been the effect when a motorcycle driver, traveling at 135 mph, began weaving between the usual traffic stream on the morning of July 19 just outside of Hood River.July 21, 2012 noon read more..
“No man is an island” – That old saying took on a new twist July 13, when after a crash, flat tire and 10 miles of erratic driving, a drunk driver was corralled into submission along the shoulder of I-84 by four other drivers.July 18, 2012 noon read more..
For every cherry farmer, the key to harvest success at this time of year is fruit maturity, timing, weather and a lot of luck.July 11, 2012 noon read more..
While the Hood River City Council has led the way in voicing fiery opposition to coal trains passing through Hood River, the battle over the toxic transports is just beginning. An “up-river” Mesa, Wash., derailment accident on July 2 may just add fuel to those flames.July 7, 2012 noon read more..
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