Horizon rides seven-game winning streak against struggling Eagles squad
The Horizon Hawks boys basketball team built a big lead over the hosting Hood River Valley High School Eagles Friday night, and held onto the win despite a furious fourth-quarter rush led by Eagle reserves.
Stephen Swift concedes he might be riding homeward to die.
Event offers youth a chance to win funding for projects, ideas
Gorge Soup is on, with changes.
Dramatic production benefits three local nonprofits
Everyone wants to be in the driver’s seat.
What I called Classicalia is over. But as with a good piece of music, the melody remains. On Jan. 1, 2013, I listened to U2’s “New Year’s Day,” as I do every NYD, and then switched to Bach, Beethoven and beyond for the rest of the year.
Keller Mason arrives early, as expected
Not every newborn baby gets ceremonial spotlights from Hood River Police, but Keller Everett Mason did. Keller, son of Tamme and Erin Mason of Hood River, has the honor of being the first baby born in 2014 in Hood River.
Austin Martin’s last-ditch three point attempt from the top of the key met the top of the rim on its way down, and with a clang the Franklin Quakers escaped with a 47-43 win over the Hood River Valley High School Eagles on Dec. 30.
“Dark and Stormy” might be Jim Dey’s favorite drink, but this barman’s way is just the opposite: calm and peaceful.
Deal depends on zoning swap of waterfront properties
Expo Center, one of Hood River’s largest structures, is one step closer to undergoing a major change.
Cold, yet active: that’s the forecast for the end of 2013 and the start of 2014, outdoors in the mid-Columbia Gorge.
Our annual celebration of roadside spiritual (and other) messages this year adds a new contributor: Hood River Seventh-Day Adventist Church installed a signboard in September.
Giving can be a lesson, and a fun one.
For your Christmas reading enjoyment, perhaps by that leg lamp in the window: a website called Ranker reports that viewers rated “A Christmas Story” the greatest Christmas movie of all time.
A colorful Christmas: Children share impressions of the season, and second-graders get encouragement from someone who remembers the joy of making art
Santa Mouse rides again.
Two games in two nights with two-point margins both times.
Paper lanterns enthralled the crowd at the Dec. 13 downtown holiday tree lighting event, but it will be the last year the Chamber of Commerce sets the flame-lit ornaments aloft, according to Chamber Executive Director Mike Glover.
Bowl season is upon us; which means There Will Be Food. Even at the Fight Hunger Bowl I doubt they’ll cancel concessions.
The rules of Shop With A Cop are two: no air-soft guns and all video games and movies purchased must be age appropriate.
Vagabond Motel only looks like a classic motor court motel like those popular in the 1950s.
Tuesday’s 14th opening of a community checkbook — Hood River Lions Foundation annual grants — distributed a total of $48,912 in gifts.
Turnovers plague HRV in home opener; team looks to bounce back at Sandy tourney
The Hood River Valley High School boys basketball team started the 2013-14 season Tuesday with steals, quick baskets, defensive rebounds and an 11-3 lead over the visiting, and favored, David Douglas Scots.
The Thanksgiving blood drive at Hood River Elks yielded 82 total pints of blood donated, just shy of the goal of 84, said coordinator Margo Parker.
And the walkin’ man walks …”
As CAST reprises ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever,’ stage mom in 2009 becomes director for 2013 show
Chaos within mayhem: sounds like any Christmas experience, right?
Sheriff: Never give personal information on the phone.
Wilma Packer said, “I’m glad I stopped to think,” after an apparent scam phone call on Tuesday morning.
Mayor calls for methodical, permanent parking use monitoring system
The city will get the data first before making any big decisions on parking.
Chris Lynn opens restaurant in former North Oak space
Old is new and new is old at one of Hood River’s newest restaurants, and Chris Lynn is back in the business.
Don’t let a few pipes along the road keep you from making the Nativity pilgrimage this weekend.
Friday weather causes numerous accidents, some events canceled
The winter weather is forecast to continue this weekend with frigid temperatures falling into the single-digits in some areas.
State Street will be cleaned up and ready for Friday night
State Street should “clean up real good.”
December is music month in Hood River.
Authorities are asking for help from anyone with information on the nighttime Nov. 25 fire at Diamond Fruit Growers in Odell.
Call it a holiday rarity: a Christmas tradition that’s actually delayed a week or so.
Students broke bread together at HRVHS just before the Thanksgiving break, but it had nothing to do with pilgrims.
Looking for a unique holiday gift that helps art programs in Hood River County?
A 44-year-old Dee man was arrested on drug charges Nov. 27 in a multi-agency operation that culminated an investigation by Hood River County Sheriff’s Office.
Museum exhibit reveals the photography and adventurous spirit of Alva Day
“Bear Wallow, 12:50, 11-6-39”: so says the caption on the Autographic camera image of a smiling man clothing a hat while standing in a field. The rustic, plain-faced image befits its subject, the photographer Alva Day (born in Colorado, 1887, died in Oregon in 1955, and buried at Idlewilde Cemetery).
City Council action: Schultz hired as new interim manager
The debt dispute between the City of Hood River and Ryan’s Juice is all but over.
A pillar of fire rose over Odell Monday night as flames devoured 10,000 plastic fruit bins on Diamond Fruit property at AGA Road and Odell Highway. Firefighters came from every department in the valley, deploying 12 tenders and engines including the Tower 3 from Hood River Fire Department. The fire was reported at about 7:20 p.m. “It looked like a Roman candle, flames sticking straight up,” said Pat Roy, who lives on AGA Road directly across from the fire.
Students make artful bowls for unique take-home meal Thursday
Soup’s on, and every bite’s delicious and every bowl is different.
Large-scale department store back on Heights for first time in 13 years
The first thing to know about Thursday’s grand opening of Bealls store in Hood River is that nearly 100 people waited in 40-degree weather, some slipping into the foyer for warmth, to be the first in the doors of Hood River’s newest store at 9 a.m.
Last minute technical difficulties did not seem to put a damper on the start of the second annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival at the Columbia Center for the Arts.
Port of Cascade Locks, Odell orchardist want to build freeze-dried fruit plant by 2015
CASCADE LOCKS – An Odell orchardist is looking at a Cascade Locks location for her new business, “The Puff Factory,” a 26,000-square-foot plant that will use a unique freeze-drying technique to transform Hood River fruit into snack products. Plans are to employ 30-50 people.
CASCADE LOCKS — As innovative as The Puff Factory would be (article, A1) two other development proposals by the Port of Cascade Locks are even closer to reality, according to Gary Rains, the Port’s economic development director.
Friday’s annual event benefits Christmas Project
Your turn, Fashionistas.
In March I wrote a column, “Rock On, John Field,” about the start of my year-long regimen of limiting my active musical listening to classical music and its cousins. Irishman John Field wrote energetic music that, while 225 years old, just rawks.
Food banks need donations as demand rises for the holidays
The cupboards aren’t bare at FISH, at least not yet.
Surviving cancer helped Nannette Mortensen craft a new mission statement for her life.
Someone used a rock to smash the front window of Sheppard’s early Wednesday morning.
Three days, five screens, 100-plus films, with special 3-D segment
Call it “Something for Everyone.”