By a 5-2 vote Monday, city council approved the rezone of tax Lot 700, Morrison Park, to create a place for affordable housing. Following formal approval at the June 5 council meeting, the city can move forward with developing a plan for the property with its partner in the project, the non-profit Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Connor Muhl, 17, is seeking community support for his film project “A Guy, A Guitar And A Girl,” directed by Katie O’Grady and produced by Muhl and his mother, Maura Muhl.
I found Dan Peterson carbonating half-kegs at Pine Street Kitchen the other day, but the contents were not one of his beers. It was kombucha, the newest venture for the Hood River-based Ferment brewery.
Monday will likely bring the last word on the proposed Lot 700, aka Morrison Park re-zone, as city council is scheduled to deliberate after hearing one more piece of testimony.
Early returns from the May 16 Special District Election show tightly contested races and a narrowly rejected operations levy at Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility.
WELL SAID: “A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.” — Georg Christoph Lichtenburg
One of the longest-standing conservation groups in the Gorge, Hood River Valley Residents Committee, celebrates four decades of serving Hood River, on May 21, starting with a 3-4 p.m. social.
Mike Hendricks and other Hood River Adopt-A-Dog volunteers held a meet-and-greet on May 5 during First Friday, introducing prospective pet owners to dogs currently under the care of the shelter, located in Odell
Columbia River Artist Collective holds its grand opening during First Friday, May 5.
The updated Art of Community outdoor sculpture gallery enters its third year with new works all over town, including this Celilo Falls tribute, designed by Warm Springs artist Foster Kalama and fabricated by C. J. Rench of Hood River.
"How much easier it is to move many than to move the few.”
Leos and Hood River Speech and Debate students sort cans and bottles May 6 during the monthly Leos container drive on the Heights.
U.S. Postal Service Carrier Brad Heilman walks his beat on the Heights Thursday, and he was delivering more than mail: on his belt are yellow bags that carriers are leaving for patrons to fill with non-perishable food donations.
The voices of farm workers were heard, literally, during Tuesday’s Columbia Gorge Community College Board meeting.
Evacuation anniversary gathering happens Saturday at rail depot, 75 years to the day of Hood River’s ‘most heart-breaking moment’
Where today eager riders board trains to see the scenic splendor of the Hood River Valley, an event Saturday will recall a darker time at the downtown train station in Hood River.
Readers meet “Ordinary Grace” author William Kent Krueger at Sunday’s Hood River Reads finale event at the Hood River Library.
An uncertain state funding situation did not deter the budget committee of the Hood River County School District from moving forward for 2017-18.
A room full of agricultural business owners and a near-vacant lot with a view drew Gov. Kate Brown to the Gorge last week.
Red Cross responds to home fire affecting four people in Hood River County
Cindy and Blair Posey of Parkdale lost their home and all contents in a housefire Tuesday morning.
Under a tent with other cider makers was the fitting place for two of Oregon’s newest cider makers to have a “pouring-out party.”
Roll carts transport household waste
Those bins are about to go to work. The City of Hood River’s new three-cart solid waste system, using large bins on wheels, goes into effect on Monday, May 1.
Tuesday’s candidate forum kicked off the 2017 Special Districts Election season with a lively, though fireworks-free discussion among 16 of the 18 total candidates running for Port of Hood River Commission and Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation Board.
Partial reopening as early as May 22
Kerry Williams, Steve Alford and Matt Mesa perform the first set of music at Saturday’s Hard Pressed Cider Fest in Odell
A new Peace Pole for Hood River was dedicated Friday at the Jackson Park entrance, courtesy of Hood River Rotary.
With new Dry Cider, brewer does double duty
Who better than a brewer to understand that cider takes time?
Speakers in Hood River add to last month’s testimony in The Dalles
You cannot learn when you are afraid. That was the core message delivered by students, instructors, tutors, and community members to the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Directors.
WELL SAID: “I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.” — Herb Caen
‘Death of a Salesman’ At Bingen Theater: ‘A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory.’
Willy Loman’s troubles come down to this: “A man can’t go out the way he came in, Ben, a man has got to add up to something.”
He wasn’t there to hear, but Gorge residents had plenty to say to Rep. Greg Walden.
The anguished older son Biff (David Dye), left, pleads for understanding from his father, Willy Loman (Tom Burns) in a critical moment in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” opening April 13 at Bingen Theater.
Lauren Greenleaf prepares to give blood Wednesday at the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Hood River Valley High School, with encouragement from her friend Elizabeth Bailey.
Gorge band Oakenfir plays Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at Underground Music Station in Hood River.
Eagles softball team split four games at the Savannah Showcase tournament in Anaheim.
Children’s Park laborers from 1993 and active users of 2017 pressed for answers Monday in a community meeting convened by officials of the City of Hood River, which owns and operates the park.
Three local brewmasters sat in an unusual place — under the spotlight — for a recent conversation at Columbia Center for the Arts with renowned beer writer Jeff Alworth of Portland (author of 2015’s “The Beer Bible”).
A chain link fence went up around the playground structure at Children’s Park Friday.
“It lets the architecture speak,” Mark Nilsson said of his new mural in the children’s section of Hood River County Library. “There are a lot of walls here, and angles, and they’re broken up. Initially I was going to paint on the angles but I decided to keep them as natural breaks.”
“Big Art” is in transition. Also known as Art of Community, the outdoor gallery is now in its third year with sites downtown, on the waterfront, and the Heights.
Hood River Fire Department has brought on two new staffers.
Oregon Department of Transportation crew reconnects traffic lights Sunday in the second of a two-part project at 12th and May streets, next to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.
The Minoru Yasui Legacy Stone might be in place downtown in time for the March 28 statewide Minoru Yasui Day.
Kat Blackmar, left, and Barb Berry, right, prepare their calendar poses in the comedy ‘Calendar Girls’ continuing its run at Wy'east Middle School Performing Arts Center in Odell. Also shown, from left, are Kathleen Morrow, Blaire Carroll, Kathy Williams, and Maren Euwer.
Last week I received a letter from a Hood River retiree who chided me for typos and other journalistic deficiencies, and for my occasional practice of writing about that fact that I enjoy sending letters and postcards. That’s fine, happy for the feedback, and everyone is entitled to their opinion.
Family members from Hood River will be in attendance March 28, and one will participate with song, as the Oregon Legislature observes the first full Minoru Yasui Day at the Capitol in Salem.
Kathy Williams, left, and Maren Euwer are among the performers in the comedy opening March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wy'east Middle School Performing Arts Center in Odell.
Sunshine warms the steps.
Cuts will happen, but maybe not to teaching jobs, in the next two years for Hood River County School District.
Local restaurant goodies, beer, cider and wine, and tunes from Matt Mesa, Mark Reynolds and Jim Drake created the party atmosphere for a successful $31,000 fundraiser for the Hood River Library on Saturday.