The party inside helps the grounds outside.
Full Sail CEO Irene Firmat and executive brewmaster Jamie Emmerson announced Monday that a major change is possible at the brewery this spring.
Parkdale eatery repeats victory at the bacon-laden benefit Aporkalypse Now
Apple Valley BBQ has a picture of a pig on its logo, making its dominance at the Gorge’s biggest bacon event hardly a surprising thing.
City Council heard strong words from two young people Monday on the subject of climate change and proposed “carbon price” legislation.
“Nothing is ever so wrong in the world that a sensible woman can’t set right in the course of the afternoon.”
For the first time in memory, three dramatic productions will take place on the same night in Hood River.
Rasmussens will sell famed Pine Grove destination farm
For Lynn and Dollie Rasmussen, 2015 will be a landmark year, but without the land.
Will take job in Seattle in April after three years with Gorge Comission
Columbia River Gorge Commission executive director Darren Nichols will leave the Commission in April to take on a new role as the Associate Director of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center in Seattle.
‘Disappointed’ Supt. Goldman heads to Salem
A cold million. That’s how much less the Hood River County School District can expect to receive in State School funding in the next biennium, based on current spending projections out of the Oregon Legislature.
The cause of the Jan. 30 fire that destroyed a Westcliff Drive home has been ruled accidental.
The folks at pFriem will have plenty to tell Zwickelmania visitors this weekend.
Lack of snowpack exposed an ugly mountainside scene, but a group of Scouts quickly dealt with it.
A recent visit to Eugene took me to some interesting intersections, figuratively and literally.
Plenty of beer news this week, what with pFriem Family Brewing starting its second expansion since opening five years ago, and the Zwickelmania statewide brewery tour coming Feb. 14.
Cause of housefire under investigation
A large outpouring met the Maurer family after a fire destroyed their home on Jan. 30.
Dan Spatz was named as the new Executive Director of the Hood River County Education Foundation, the board announced Monday. On Feb. 8 Spatz will step down from his post as Chief Institutional Advancement Officer and Executive Director of the CGCC Foundation at Columbia Gorge Community College. Spatz will begin his new, part-time, HRCEF position on Feb. 9.
Seen this week, six medium-sized birds whose yellow plumage is unusual, at least for the Heights.
Teenagers spending time in the beer aisle Thursday was behavior somewhat unusual, yet healthful.
The loss appears total in Friday morning’s house fire at 3578 Westcliff Dr., owned by Michael and Suzanne Maurer. They shared the home with their daughter and granddaughter, and all are safe. Westside and Hood River fire departments and Wy’east Fire District responded to the blaze starting at around 5 a.m., about a half-mile east of exit 62. The home and garage, including vehicles, were destroyed
City council hears detailed appeal on affordable housing
The chronic issue of affordable housing received a thorough airing Monday at City Council, and a sense of progress was evident to the council and those who presented on the issue.
Map, website, and cooperative spirit blend in new group
The ale-liance is ready to pour together.
A dialog, and silent protest, on climate change wove through U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s hometown town hall meeting at Hood River Adult Center, attended by about 75 people.
It’s been said that certain individuals have a “heart of gold.” These people make a difference and enrich the community through their good works and selfless dedication. They act from the heart and are driven to help others.
Speakers call for continued efforts to fulfill Dr. King’s vision of justice
In music, in readings, and in a challenge to keep on working for justice, a capacity congregation celebrated the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Monday at Riverside Community Church.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden listens as high school students urge him to put a high priority on climate change, during Saturday’s town hall at Hood River Adult Center, attended by about 75 people.
A big award and official retirement.
The best deal on skiing you’ll find all year will be Jan. 19 at Mt. Hood Meadows.
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales is coming to town.
The cowardly massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris put me in an uncomfortably reflective mood last week.
Loose change, no damage: Police report at least six car prowls Friday morning in Heights neighborhood
Hood River Police spent an hour combing a Heights neighborhood early Friday morning following reports of car prowls along June and Pine streets between Fifth and Seventh.
A runaway yard debris trailer damaged St. Mark’s Episcopal Church entryway Wednesday just before 3 p.m.
Non-profit’s members look at challenges and opportunities in goal of feeding the Gorge
Gorge Grown, champion of local growers and improved nutrition and access to quality food in the region, hosted a wide-ranging discussion on “feeding the Gorge” Thursday.
Mayor announces next council meeting postponed in light of UO football game
The business of transition involved hugs and handshakes, cake, and checks to sign as city and county elected officials formally took office on Monday.
For the last two Augusts, State Street was a mess.
RIO means river, giving brother a say in the naming year’s first baby
First Baby Roman Isaac Ortega edged the second baby of the new year by one hour on Jan. 1 at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.
Two men charged in what was otherwise a quiet holiday
Two men face multiple charges for a New Year’s Eve celebration that went too far — as in a bullet in the neighbor’s microwave.
Former shop owner guilty on three felony sex abuse charges involving children
The case came close to trial, but Kenneth Gordon Lolley, 74, was sentenced to jail Tuesday for multiple sex abuse charges against girls aged 8-11, following a plea agreement.
‘And who will tend all the fires the human spirit blazes? The world cooks by them, contends …’
In 2014 I read a poem each day.
Happy New Year, however you mark the occasion. Thursday is 1/1/15, and in the Gorge, residents can enjoy a large variety of ways to “ring in the new year.” The weather prediction is cold, giving the Jan. 1 Polar Bear Plunge at Maryhill State Park a stark appeal.
Jules Burton has acted on a desire she thinks plenty of people have harbored: “I should own a bar someday.”
Maria Ortega wants her new restaurant to continue the family tradition of cooking, as well as the cultural importance of Mexican food.
The anguish of holiday driving was likely a bit more tolerable this season for many American motorists as gas prices continue to fall to levels that haven’t been seen in several years.
This is the 13th annual “Readerboard Year” list – an (almost) exhaustive list of all the messages put up at roadside marquees with moveable letters.
Why is Lois Vance smiling? Because she’s the one doing the giving
Lois Vance of Hood River is one person who shows the Christmas spirit all year long.
Helping Hands Against Domestic Violence receives an unusual donation from Footwise of Hood River: 100 pairs of shoes, from the Israeli manufacturer Naot.
WELL SAID: The poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote in 1833 “In Memoria” for his friend Arthur Henry Hallam, of “the Christmas bells from hill to hill,” and despairs at the start of the poem: “This year I slept and woke with pain/I almost wished no more to wake/And that my hold on life would break/Before I heard those bells again.”
Baked, with their carmelized coat, they looked like elongated cinnamon rolls.
The ridiculous met the sublime last week in international matters.
Nine kids, nine visions
Look to the Christmas Carols special section in this edition for the annual presentation of kids’ holiday drawings.
Something new is always bubbling up at local breweries. Between now and January you’ll find four distinct new beers at Double Mountain Brewery, notes brewmaster Matt Swihart, including a sweet take on cherries.