From cutting boards to cooking meals to hauling concrete, dozens of tasks occupied a community-wide force last week in the impressive task of building a new playground at Hood River Children’s Park.From cutting boards to cooking meals to hauling concrete, dozens of tasks occupied a community-wide force last week in the impressive task of building a new playground at Hood River Children’s Park. Several hundred residents, from age 4 and up, helped out.June 13, 2018 midnight read more..
Five pros and a wannabe warbler were heard Saturday night in Hood River. Call it a huge birthday gift to yours truly.June 9, 2018 midnight read more..
Ferment, Hood River’s newest brewery, will open “sometime this summer” in the Hood River Outpost building, now under construction at Second and Portway, according to head brewer Dan Peterson.June 2, 2018 midnight read more..
Hood River County Sheriff Matt English and his staff have been hosting a series of community meetings this spring for the public to learn about the department’s resources and responsibilities in light of budget cuts for 2018-19 and more severe cuts expected starting in 2019.May 30, 2018 midnight read more..
Expanding bilingual education, an update on construction bond projects, and a report on the expanded lockdown drill at Hood River Valley High School all figure in a diverse agenda at tonight’s Hood River County School District Board meeting.May 23, 2018 midnight read more..
Puppetry, shadow play, a bit of thievery, and songs of love, hope and villainy combine with dance, a fight scene or two, and some whimsical surprises as Bill Weiler’s original musical “The Blind Princess” returns to the Hood River stage.May 23, 2018 midnight read more..
In a six-page ruling, Circuit Court Judge John A. Olson on Monday upheld all but a fraction of the $36.6 million in restitution requested by the Hood River County District Attorney’s Office that a Vancouver youth pay for damages in the September 2017 Eagle Creek fire.May 22, 2018 12:22 p.m. read more..
The Hood River County School District Local Option Levy renewal passed by a wide margin in the May 15 Primary Election, with 4,120 yes votes and 1,449 no — a 74 to 26 percent split.May 19, 2018 midnight read more..
The Vancouver youth who started the Eagle Creek fire could have an eight-figure bill to think about in the five weeks leading up to his 16th birthday.May 18, 2018 1:18 p.m. read more..
The waterfront parking plan will go into effect June 11, a revised date announced at the Port Commission meeting on May 15.May 16, 2018 midnight read more..
I well recall the first time I saw Jerusalem. It was 1978, the 30th year since the creation of the State of Israel, the year before the Camp David accords. I was on a bus with fellow students, en route from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea. We did not stop in Jerusalem on that three-day outing, but I knew I would be back.May 16, 2018 midnight read more..
Strong bipartisan support has been shown in the U.S. House for a major clean-up and relocation program for nuclear waste stored at Hanford.May 16, 2018 midnight read more..
Skyline Hospital in White Salmon served as the drop-off site for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 28. Skyline was the Columbia Gorge regional take back site for people in Hood River and Wasco counties in addition to Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington.May 5, 2018 midnight read more..
Greg Walden was in Washington Saturday: not D.C. — Washington state.May 2, 2018 midnight read more..
The April 21 Hazardous Waste Collection event at Parkdale Fire Station drew a steady stream of local residents bringing household hazardous material for collection and eventual disposal.April 28, 2018 midnight read more..
Young people took the lead in Saturday’s Earth Day rally and march on the lawn below Hood River Library in downtown Hood River, attended by about 50 people.April 25, 2018 midnight read more..
In March, crews from Griffin Construction took out “a dozen dump truck loads” from the historic Coe Building — asbestos, flooring, ceiling tiles, and old pipes, among other near-century-old building material — as renovation of the Hood River County School District building continues on Eugene Street.April 21, 2018 midnight read more..
Two men with the same last name and an ironic earlier connection collided Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on West Cascade.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
State Rep. Jeff Helfrich gave a luncheon talk Thursday emphasizing he is fielding suggestions for legislation to propose for the 2019 Legislative session.April 11, 2018 midnight read more..
The six-month Remains mural project, on Third Street/Industrial Way/Columbia Street, has redefined the northern edge of downtown Hood River. In spring 2017, Nic Vik and Nate Chavez spent weeks power-washing grime and moss from the gray-green wall to prepare it for what they would paint on the plain surface in summer and fall 2017: vibrant images of native fishers, drones, wasps, flowers, apples, mountains, flying hats, a rocket sturgeon, and a certain mystery lady.April 7, 2018 midnight read more..
As 40-yard-dashes go, pro football’s got nothing on the Easter egg hunt.April 7, 2018 midnight read more..
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