Whistle? Check. Mighty Miles certificates and Dragon Dineros? Check. Clothespin hall passes? Check. Bullhorn, two-way radio and blood-borne pathogens safety kit?March 15, 2013 2:32 p.m. read more..
“For artistry, excellence and dedication in arts education in our schools and community”: That is how a newly created award will honor future dedicated educators in Hood River County. This year’s first recipient of those eloquent accolades however is Hood River Valley High School Music Director Mark Steighner.March 12, 2013 4:11 p.m. read more..
Tammy Hall began her love affair with flowers when she was just 16. That’s when she took on the mantle of floral delivery person for her parents’ flower shop on the Heights. She’s taken a few detours since then, but always wound her way back to the blossoms.March 8, 2013 2:10 p.m. read more..
It is no wonder that local educators have been exploring ways to meet the needs of Spanish-speaking families; close to 30 percent of the population of Hood River County is of Hispanic origin according to the 2010 U.S. Census. In addition, over 28 percent of county residents speak a language other than English in the home.March 1, 2013 2:13 p.m. read more..
Jennifer Bailey, 41, of Hood River, pleaded guilty to Theft I tied to her embezzlement of $21,451.92 in cash from the Hood River County Little League. Bailey was arrested Nov. 20 and was originally charged with theft in the first degree-aggravated, and forgery in the second degree.February 26, 2013 3:19 p.m. read more..
At a recent settlement conference, Donald Stuart McAndie, a hearing specialist who has been employed in Hood River and The Dalles, pleaded guilty to one count each of attempted rape, attempted kidnapping, attempted unlawful sexual penetration and attempted sexual abuse.February 26, 2013 3:17 p.m. read more..
With rhinestones, tiaras, feather boas and elegant attire of every kind on full display, more than 150 beautiful young ladies were joined by their fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and other male mentors at the first-ever YoungLife Father-Daughter Dance on Feb. 23.February 26, 2013 3:09 p.m. read more..
Ghosts, sword fights, spies, poisoned cups, madness and an evil king will bring intrigue and drama to audiences in the Hood River Valley High School production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” running weekends March 1 through March 16.February 26, 2013 1:43 p.m. read more..
Music has always played a part in stirring up patriotism in the hearts of humankind. Two Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta concerts slated for this weekend will explore that phenomenon through their presentation of “The Heroic Spirit in Music.”February 19, 2013 3:37 p.m. read more..
Standing amid the sawdust-laden benches under a bower of woodworking tools, Deb and Dan Baxter of Hood River exude the calm confidence, directness and easy manner of longtime work mates — a perfect analogy for their marriage of 30 years.February 12, 2013 2:36 p.m. read more..
Two young heroes employed at the Best Western Hood River Inn took fast action at the Columbia River on Tuesday around 1:25 p.m., pulling a 77-year-old man to safety from frigid river water. The victim’s family has requested his name be withheld.February 8, 2013 2:32 p.m. read more..
People visiting Hood River often remark on the high level of creative expression evident in the community. Apparently, that culture of artistry begins early.February 8, 2013 1:53 p.m. read more..
It seems that the sleek industrial beauty of autos and airplanes can inspire a wide-range of creative interpretation. That is what photography students of HRVHS art teacher Amirra Malak discovered while on a recent photo shoot hosted by the Western Antique, Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Tucker Road.February 5, 2013 2:31 p.m. read more..
On Monday, two cases that have drawn close public attention again came before the court, but both received procedural delays.January 15, 2013 3:01 p.m. read more..
When it comes to celebrating graduation, a longtime, local tradition helps keep Hood River Valley High School seniors safe, sober and sharing a great night of fun. The annual all-night event, to be hosted this year on June 7, is called Project Graduation.January 15, 2013 2:09 p.m. read more..
I can still picture the moment each December when we would open up the old piano bench and dig down through to find the treasure trove of sheet music for Christmas.December 26, 2012 3:11 p.m. read more..
If you can hear the soft, lilting voice of Bing Crosby singing “I’ll be home for Christmas ... You can count on me ...” then you already know that sweet, sorrowful mixture of love and sadness that comes when a soldier away from home longs for a return to family for the holidays.December 26, 2012 2:51 p.m. read more..
Spirited creativity may be found in both familiar and unfamiliar places within the walls of Hood River Middle School. In the spirit of holiday giving and celebration, on Thursday 7-8:30 p.m., two of the most engaging programs at HRMS will be offering “A Night to Remember,” an evening of music, delicious desserts and a chance to support kids and teachers with vision.December 18, 2012 12:46 p.m. read more..
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