One of the great things about the Fair is meeting up with friends you haven’t seen for a while.
The Remains are to be seen.
Record crowds throng to weekend concerts
Record crowds attended the Hood River County Fair Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and the Lions were ready.
A quiet call to peace brought two Buddhist monks and friends to Hood River Monday.
‘A true community project’
FISH food bank’s oldest and youngest servants joined in Monday’s groundbreaking for the Hood River food bank and warehouse center.
Greg Colt will run for mayor in November.
Wilson Street neighbors are protesting the cutting of two black walnut trees on the site of a new multi-family housing development near 12th Street.
Tamara Logsdon and Tyler Hulett are taking the long view with their Kickstarter campaign.
Pigs live where Stephanie Pickering’s garden used to be, but that’s okay with her.
Monday judging kicks-off week of activities
The grounds are ready – are you?
They were the coolest guys in town. Literally and figuratively. Four Hood River law enforcement officers dumped water on their own heads Friday in the parking lot of Hood River Supply. 41 buckets of ice water.
Teams walk this weekend at HRVHS to raise funds for ACS
“Superheroes” will be the theme of this year’s Relay For Life of the Columbia Gorge, the community gathering on July 19-20 for the fight against cancer. For 24 hours starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, teams will walk around the Hood River Valley High School track to raise funds, and awareness, for the American Cancer Society.
Police and fire helped Northwest Natural Gas evacuate six homes in an east Heights neighborhood Monday night in response to an underground gas leak. No one was hurt and there was no property damage, though residents in the homes on June and May streets between Fourth and Fifth streets were advised to stay elsewhere for the night.
Elissa Poe is thankful that she was alone at home on July 10. Her children, Madeline, 10 and Nicholas, 15, were safe from the fire that destroyed her Indian Creek Court Apartment. Poe, 43, suffered smoke inhalation, and burns on her arms and face are still painful but healing. Yet Poe and her children grieve the loss in the fire of their beloved two-year-old dog Eleanor, named for Eleanor Roosevelt.
Jose Guzman of Guzman Towing maneuvers a Highway Transportation trailer weighing a total of 60,000 pounds after it got stuck Tuesday at the hairpin intersection of Oak and Cascade streets.
County Museum supporters throw party to thank Connie Nice
Hugs were a mixed blessing for Connie Nice Monday at the reception in her honor.
Hood River County communities join the rest of the nation in celebrating Independence Day on Friday.
A spirited Sternwheeler Days festival starts a busy Cascade Locks summer, bringing visitors from all over
Some big events are coming to Cascade Locks and Stevenson this summer, a testament to Cascade Locks’ growing place as a prime adventure sport locale: the North American Laser Masters Championship from July 11-13, the 14th annual Bridge of the Gods Kiteboarding Festival July 25-27, and the first Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon on Aug. 10.
Do you have small children and did you forget something on your way to go camping?
Brigham Fish Market receives a cultural blessing attended by more than 100 people
More than 100 people, led by a group of Umatilla drummers divided by men and women on the north and south, gathered Saturday to spiritually dedicate one of Cascade Locks’ newest businesses.
Pair races to raise awareness for child sex trafficking foundation
The “Mirage” points its bow at something all too real: the horrors of child sex trafficking.
Action Network looks to limit regional fuel export terminals
Oil and coal transport opponents rallied some dramatic numbers in a multimedia forum Monday convened by the Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network at Riverside Community Church.
Governor names HR attorney to finish Judge Crowley’s term
Gov. John Kitzhaber announced Monday the appointment of Karen Ostrye to fill the vacancy on the Circuit Court for the Seventh Judicial District created by the retirement of Judge Paul Crowley. The Seventh Judicial District encompasses Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler counties.
Sister City’s 37th year
The Tsuruta-Hood River Sister city Program has seen some big celebrations in its 37 years, but none like next week’s.
We begin “Tracks To ‘26,” a living yearbook.
For weeks the yellow caution tape has flapped at three of the four corners of 12th and May streets where pedestrian access changes were started by the city and left incomplete.
Roller-skating incidents, teachers’ waistlines, and misplaced homework assignments lined up as humor fodder in Saturday’s Class of 2014 commencement at Horizon Christian School.
June 6 was the 70th anniversary of one of the most important military actions in history: the Allied forces’ landing on the Normandy beaches, the turning point in the defeat of the Nazi regime in Europe.
Eagles stun Crescent Valley to advance; watch game live at OSAA.org/media
CORVALLIS — The “grind” continued with a stroke as Hood River Valley Eagles stunned the host and second-ranked Crescent Valley Raiders 8-1 on Tuesday, to win the Class 5A semifinal game and advance to the state final for the first time in 21 years. Eagle teams won state in 1986, 1988 and 1990 and reached the final in 1985, 1987 and 1993.
‘Hotel Impossible’ visit transforms a local landmark — but owner Grant Polson says there is more work to be done
Grant Polson carries bridesmaid dresses across the threshold in the “Hotel Impossible” episode about Polson’s Vagabond Motel, which aired Monday on The Travel Channel.
The open position of Hood River mayor has its first announced contestant.
‘Keep on playing’: Music, stories and laughter usher Rick Hulett to that ‘Stage In Some Other Place’
“Keep on playing” was the hilarious punch line of the story Hood River musician Kerry Williams told of his friend Rick Hulett, during Saturday’s memorial service attended by about 300 people, filling Riverside Community Church.
Humility may be the dominant trait of the two stand-out students honored with the 2013-14 Citizenship Award at Hood River Valley High School.
Respect and gratitude were in the wind during Monday’s Memorial Day observance, held in breezy but sunny weather at Idlewilde Cemetery.
A well-preserved felt banner, reading “Asbury, Hood River,” lies folded on the floor of what was once a Sunday school room of the 100-year-old Methodist Church, left behind 15 months ago when the church closed its doors.
Hood River’s agricultural community lost a patriarch with the death of Eugene Euwer of Parkdale on May 21.
“I got it, Dad!” Lila May Schow, 3, called out when her stepfather, Blake, urged her to hold on tight during a Saturday horse ride.
Samantha Meyers and Amanda Durnez made Hood River County history Tuesday: They purchased an Oregon marriage certificate, entitling them to marry, following a federal judge’s ruling Monday that the ban on same-sex marriage in Oregon is unconstitutional.
You can pretty well see the outline of the new State Street.
Event layout changes worked well; Rotary looks ahead to fifth annual in 2015
Red wines are famous — red pears, not so much
Others love tutus, too
The Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Festival returns May 17-18, and meeting the vintners and the growers is a big part of its appeal.
Students learn about community while presenting drama this weekend
You can’t script what happens backstage — but you can use it as a teaching moment.
Sometime Sunday night, vandals damaged three chairs and a bench at the popular Mike’s Ice Cream patio on Oak Street.
Crag Rats clung to a jagged cliff worthy of their name Saturday afternoon.
Collins Memorial Field is a scenic ballpark, between views of Mount Adams to the north, Jackson Park to the east, Tsuruta Tennis Courts to the west, the historic Hood River Middle School across May Street, and the green ball field itself.
Weekend tasks: Mow the lawn, check the oil, open your ballot.
In school cafeterias, it’s food for thought
You could say the classrooms move each weekday to the warm, aromatic basement of Parkdale Elementary School, starting at about 11 a.m. Kitchen staff are there to help with the learning.
Smokey, Sparky, Bunny greet kids as safety fair blends with hunt
Several hundred young children (with parents’ help) scooped up a total of 6,500 eggs at Saturday’s annual community Easter egg hunt in Jackson Park. Some of those eggs were refilled on the spot and distributed again by “secret egg layers.” The Easter Bunny was on hand, along with Sparky the Firedog.