A new citizen group has formed to oppose the proposed City of Hood River’s Westside Concept Plan.
News editor Kirby Neumann-Rea recalls his response to a street race proposition and tackles curb issues.
Shareholders of CenterPointe Community Bank will meet July 6 in Hood River to vote on a merger with Inland Northwest Bank based in Spokane, Wash.
Vince Culp and Steve Vollans will have plenty to tell Sandy High School classmates at their 20th reunion next year.
Historic Highway, Trillium Lake also gain online favors
Just in time for the summer rush: The web site Culture Trip has revealed its list of “The Most Beautiful Towns to Visit in Each U.S. State” and Hood River has been named the most beautiful in Oregon.
“It’s okay to make some noise in the library,” Rachael Fox, above, tells members of the Chamber of Commerce at the June 16 monthly “Coffee Clatter” event in the reading room at the Hood River Library branch.
Back before I drank beer, LONG before (and I only took it up at age 24) I remember a Seattle Times report that the famed Ivar’s Acre of Clams restaurant got in trouble for putting lesser beer into Heidelberg empties and selling it to go with the bivalves.
King Arthur and faithful Knights Bedevere, Lancelot and Dennis pursue the Holy Grail nightly for a couple of weeks in Bingen, parrying hilariously with the French Taunters, the irrepressible (and limbless) Black Knight, Tim the Enchanter, and others along the road to Cametlo. Er, Calmeto — Camelot, that is.
Bond construction projects begin this summer
This summer, residents will see many changes in buildings and grounds around the Hood River County School District as long-awaited capital bond construction projects begin in earnest.
“This mural is who they are and where they came from,” says teacher Sarah Lyon about the newest large-scale student artwork in the Hood River County School District.
Kickstand Kitchen hosted Wednesday’s fundraiser for the 10th annual Peace Village day camp.
Kriekfest, the summer’s first big beer event in the Gorge, returns to Parkdale for its second annual celebration of cherry-based sour ales — local, regional, national and international — on June 24 starting at noon at Clear Creek Station.
An unexpected 90 minutes of testimony the Westside Concept Plan dominated Monday’s meeting of the Hood River City Council.
The stands at Henderson Community Stadium were filled to the brim Friday evening for Hood River Valley High School’s graduation, as family and friends cheered on the class of 2017.
King Arthur (William Thayer-Daugherty) belts one out with Lady of the Lake (Emily Vawter), right, Patsy (April Sampson), left, Dennis (Peter Tappert) and Lance (Jimmie Oates) in a Vegas-style number in “Spamalot” opening Saturday.
The results are now official in the election marked by sliver-thin races.
“Part magic, part circus,” as teacher and emcee Nan Noteboom called it, Mr. HRV 2017 is in the books.
Part trivia project, part exercise program, PYA is back.
Two historic figures, and an artist who died too young are honored in two new murals — one completed, one a work in progress — to become permanent fixtures in Hood River.
Crag Rat Rescue volunteers and deputies with Hood River County Sheriff’s Office mobilized early Tuesday afternoon to do a search for an injured hiker on the Benson plateau area, about 8-10 miles south of the Eagle Creek fish hatchery.
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At the new Sheppard’s location on the waterfront, crews are putting the finishing touches on landscaping and other exterior touches such as fencing for the display yard.
What every restaurant wants — plenty of customers — can create an unwanted reality: “the crunch of people.”
Keep Memorial Day every day, speakers said Monday at Hood River’s annual observance at Idlewilde Cemetery.
Crag Rat Rescue volunteers and deputies with Hood River County Sheriff’s Office mobilized early Tuesday afternoon to do a search for an injured hiker on the Benson plateau area, about 8-10 miles south of the at Eagle Creek fish hatchery.
Second graders Nancy Mendoza, Grace Vasquez and Sarah MacPherson group up in May Street Elementary’s annual Dragon Dash May 17.
Fire destroyed the inside of a Heights answering service business early Wednesday morning.
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.
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.
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.
WELL SAID: “A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.” — Georg Christoph Lichtenburg
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leos and Hood River Speech and Debate students sort cans and bottles May 6 during the monthly Leos container drive on the Heights.
"How much easier it is to move many than to move the few.”
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.
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.
Partial reopening as early as May 22
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.”
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.
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.