Budget issues drive Dec. 2 meeting in HR
One week after the campus closure announcement turnabout, the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education will hold a special meeting at the Indian Creek campus.
Students hold the curtain using director’s own words to close his last HRVHS show
Coffee mug in hand, with a quick check of his watch, Mark Steighner headed to the podium for one last time Saturday night.
Cupboards nearly bare at all four FISH sites
Thanksgiving Day is everywhere an occasion based on what’s to eat, yet there are no reported community meals in Hood River this week.
When a tree falls in an urban wood, many people hear it.
News breaks Wednesday of Indian Creek campus closure, but CGCC board chairman says campus will remain open
The local college is back from the brink.
At Cascade Locks School on Wednesday, elementary students laughed and moved in equal amounts, with help from Phoenix Theater of Hood River Valley High School.
We all have people in our lives like Greg Herman. You meet him through one part of your life, or through mutual friends, and while you rarely see him, you enjoy every single contact. You might not develop into buddies, but at each long-separated encounter you connect with him as if you were longtime friends.
Two men are firming up the Hood River connection to Kumari, Nepal.
Deficit leads to Toda’s recommendation, which would be temporary – but ‘not a done deal,’ one board member says
Citing a $2 million budget deficit, the president of Columbia Gorge Community College on Tuesday recommended to the College board that it close the Indian Creek Campus temporarily in mid-2015. CGCC president Dr. Frank Toda has suggested a three-part restructuring plan involving an undetermined number of layoffs and program cuts.
Teamwork and training pay off as Crag Rats and plenty of friends rescue runaway youth
Summertime training came in handy in wintry conditions last week on a Hood River cliff’s edge.
As a rule, I don’t go in for Nascar and other macho stuff. Gadgets and gizmos bore me. It’s fine for other people, but I just try not to think about current masculine exemplars, such as long bearded guys in reality shows about duck calls.
On immigration reform, Rep. Walden calls for ‘long View,’ says Obama order would ‘poison the well’
In Hood River Saturday, Greg Walden coined a 2014 variation of the old saying, "we put a man on the moon, why can't we ..." The issue was immigration reform, which Walden, the newly-elected Second District Congressman, said must include visa reform, border security and a consistent guest workers program, all of which he thinks can be managed through technology.
“It looks like a combination of slowing down, stopping to chain, sliding around, or multiple other things.”
Does that fluffy stuff want to compete with the leaves for king of autumn splendor?
When the third annual Empty Bowls Dinner happens Nov. 18, it will have an experienced high school junior helping make it happen.
Boy, 17, climbs down sheer slope, pulled to safety by Crag Rats and plenty friends
While spinouts and pileups dominated on Nov. 13, it was an actual cliffhanger that occupied about 20 emergency responders’ day.
The Hood River Warming Shelter is open, at Mid-Columbia Center for Living, on Woods Court on the Heights.
Two Gorge artists create art and connect with Korean artists in week-long exchange
“In the End the Elements Win.”
Choosing a cartoon (or two) for each issue of the Hood River News is one of the great pleasures, and challenges, of this job
Chuck Thomsen, Mark Johnson, Greg Walden win re-election
Paul Blackburn will be the next mayor of Hood River, defeating Greg Colt by a 2-to-1 margin in the Nov. 4 General Election.
Sondheim skews fairy tales in musical that opens Friday at HRVHS
Much depends on a bunch of beans in Stephen Sondheim’s acclaimed musical, “Into the Woods,” opening Friday, presented by Hood River Valley High School drama department. Directed by Mark Steighner, it’s based on the Grimm Bros. fairy tale characters all famous in their own right but who interact in ways you never dreamed of. Much of what befalls them (off stage but with sound effects) is just as gruesome as in the original tales.
A daily ritual helps cradle the frazzled days, if you will.
Trick or treat stayed dry as the annual night of costumed hijinks filled Friday night all around town.
Mayor races I’ve covered in my 34 years in journalism have ranged from yogurt-takes-on-tapioca to acid v. bile.
Postcard packs his bags
The following trifle has kept growing since I started it years ago, prior to the currently-popular social media platforms. In a year or two, it could probably be written again with Instagram the one slipping out of town unnoticed. Who can foresee the future? But I hate to envision one without postcards.
Halloween falls on Friday this year, undoubtedly adding to the festive feeling of the night of trick-or-treating, showing off costumes, and activities for kids (and adults).
Verizon grant will boost shelter outreach services for children
Childhood pleasures such as going to a playground, a swim in the city pool, or a visit to a museum are rare for children who have experienced domestic violence.
Also, detours at 12th and May on Sunday and Monday
Look for “a mad dash to the finish” on the State Street Urban Renewal Project, with paving throughout the weekend, according to city inspector Gary Lindemyer.
Nystrom, Johnson, Thomsen, Bruce Colt, Blackburn share their views
State Legislature candidates gave their view of Oregon’s problems, and possible solutions, in a forum Thursday in Hood River.
On the Nov. 4 ballot, West Side Fire District voters will be asked to determine a request by the district board for its first Local Option levy over and above the standing property tax levy.
What’s old, as in 1791, is new, and that’s the joy of it for a group of 100 Gorge musicians.
Join Greg Colt, Paul Blackburn for Wednesday debate
Mayoral candidates Greg Colt and Paul Blackburn face off tonight, Oct. 22, in a debate at Dog River Coffee, a follow-up to an exchange between the two men (see sidebar below) at last Thursday’s Hood River Rotary joint appearance.
Plenty of helping hands, working with cloth, dough, or glass, have combined on behalf of Helping Hands Against Violence.
Exercise, healthy diet, and plenty of sleep are part of the prevention.
Gary Fisher, Resurrected Rust team leader, delivers the rat rod “Roadmaster Jr.” to Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Oct. 11.
HR candidates start ‘Office Hours’ café appearances Thursday; forum added Oct. 23
General Election ballots go out Friday to 11,270 voters in Hood River County. Expect it in the mail Saturday or Monday.
The festival of the county’s bounty happens this weekend in Hood River and Odell, and all around the Hood River Valley.
Mayoral debate on Oct. 22, ‘Office Hours’ events start Oct. 16
Voters in the City of Hood River will be able to hear directly from mayor and council candidates in two public events.
Police release few details about investigation
An “always smiling” young mother is dead, and Hood River Police are investigating.
A sculpture is static. Heather Soderberg-Greene is not.
The umbrellas kept the rain away and a pie baking tradition returned after a six-year hiatus Saturday in downtown Hood River.
Locked, found running and in drive – with no one around
The dispatch call was an odd one: a vehicle going uphill on Oak was reported to have knocked over two motorcycles, and stuck in place atop the bikes.
Dr. Kevin Sabet, Ph.D, former Drug Control Policy Advisor to the White House and Executive Director of Smart Approaches to Marijuana non-profit, speaks at Friday’s Marijuana and Our Youth forum at Hood River Valley High School’s Bowe Auditorium.
The top dog in Division 1 college football might be unclear right now, but the Hood River News weekly football contest, now in week four, has a definite premier picker.
Oregon State Police (OSP) has confirmed that an Odell man involved in a Sept. 12 crash at an intersection on Highway 97 near Wasco in Sherman County died Wednesday.
Jeffrey Pulk at Cascade Eye; Nic Buser at Summit Family
The newest eye doctor at Cascade Eye Center had the goal of finding a great place to work and live.
We delivered Delaney to school last week, in a ritual numerous parents of college students can appreciate.
To get to the beer, you had to walk past the hops.
Students dressed as superheroes, nerds and animals are just part of the fun as 2014 homecoming takes over this week at Hood River Valley High School.
Photographer Peter Marbach branches out, in more ways than one, with scenic calendar produced in a new partnership with Columbia Gorge Press
New views of old favorites.