Democrat Robert Bruce of Sandy will oppose HR Republican
Chuck Thomsen announced his plans Wednesday to run for a second term as Dist. 26 State Senator.
St. Francis House, Gallery 301 celebrate Day of the Dead Nov. 1, 2
Dia de Los Muertos, the dignified patrón of American Halloween, will be celebrated this weekend in Hood River and Odell.
Original, large-cast musical probes our ‘Idol’ obsessions
Fame and friendship and aspiration and disappointment take on large roles in “Reach 4 It!” an original musical production by the Hood River Valley High School performing arts department, opening Friday at Bowe Auditorium at HRVHS.
View works about wines, hear vintners talk about liquid art
“The Crush” exhibit concludes this weekend with a conversation about one of the Gorge’s favorite topics: wine.
Folks enjoy pumpkins, choose fruit from overflowing bins, and munch on pies throughout a sun-drenched Hood River valley autumn weekend
Large crowds of people having fun.
Pumpkins turned from orange to every other color during at Harvest Weekend.
A man wearing a ski mask tied up the clerk and made off with cash from the till at a West Cascade hotel in the early morning hours on Oct. 11.
Don’t be alarmed: The hum from my basement in coming weeks is just my bank of fruit dryers.
Adrian Metta waves with his fingers spread like flower petals, his round-eyed smile and adoring look at his mother and father as typical as any 11-month-old making sense of the world.
Exchange students are too busy to be homesick
All are European, all are accomplished English speakers, and they hail from a range of places, from small villages to a capital city.
ODELL — Mt. Defiance Cold Storage is the new kid on the fruit block.
History books and period tales are easy to find at the library, and on Friday it looked like many of the people there had stepped out of one of those stories.
Gorge Commission urges agencies to exert political muscle as a region
The commissioners of the ports of Cascade Locks and Hood River met jointly for the first time Wednesday at Cascade Locks City Hall.
Legislation gives $100 million to Oregon schools, HR County excited about its slice of the pie
On the road and in a changing space, Hood River County School District board of directors met Wednesday and heard about impacts out of Salem along with local cooperative efforts at the school.
Randy Fox’s ‘Dust Pan Girl’ proves popular on Amazon with readers of adult thrillers
It may be an e-book, but it’s still a page-turner.
Staff remember — and repeat — glory days
Shortly after its birth as a sideshow, Air Guitar evolved into the main event.
Call the east end of Columbia Street, at Fourth Street, “brewer’s corner.”
In focus: The essential photographic term “aperture” means opening, and this weekend’s Convention of the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs creates a wide opening for anyone interested in learning more about the subject.
Angie DeHart did not need to call her insurance agency Wednesday after her parked car was damaged on the Heights.
USDA Forest Service office closed due to Federal funding issue
As lawmakers squabble in Washington, D.C., the effects of the federal government shutdown that began on Tuesday are already being felt in the Gorge.
“I make wine in the oldest house in town, down in the old mortuary,” said Garrit Stoltz, a 1998 graduate of Hood River Valley High School who has charted a global path to where he is now, crafting unique wines, one barrel at a time.
Room 502 at Hood River Middle School is a virtual globe, and its students all travelers.
Work the room, Banquo.
Gorge Harvest in Hood River
Demonstrating the “push down,” Carey Kienitz, winemaker at Springhouse Cellar in Hood River, said 2012-13 are shaping up as prime wine years in the Gorge. Kienitz stirs the 1.5 tons of merlot grapes in one of 18 fermenting tanks that will fill the winery by the end of this weekend, one of the busiest times for wines in the area.
The Hood River Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame banquet was a night of laughter and tears, and likely some of the most touching 10 minutes of video ever delivered by a basketball coach.
How very Oregon.
Alfredo Elisea took a break from work Thursday afternoon to run up and down with a bunch of 14-year-olds
Classes back to normal Tuesday
A bomb threat found in a bathroom stall emptied Hood River Valley High School Monday, sending students and staff home just before lunch.
Niko Yasui was as calm as can be, welcoming me as I arrived unannounced at the counter of the HRVHS main office on Monday morning.
A civics lesson that everyone can relate to took place Tuesday morning at Hood River Valley High School.
A wealth of pears and a dearth of people to pick them.
Roger Blashfield of Hood River, who portrays Philip Carroll in Cemetery Tales, wrote this observation about his participation in the program and what it means to him. Philip Carroll’s was a life spent partly in Hood River, and it ended here, but in researching Carroll, Blashfield found that Carroll’s reach went far beyond Hood River.
These are not ghost stories.
Authorities book 28-year-old man in connection with
About 20 people watched from across the street Monday at 4:30 p.m. as Hood River Police arrested Timothy Bryan Glenn, 28, of Hood River, as the suspect in the Sept. 12 bank robbery of the Hood River branch of U.S. Bank.
Thankfully, serious crimes such as a bank robbery do not happen every day.
A pipe band led a crowd across the Bridge of the Gods and the old fire hall filled with bicycles in Cascade Locks last weekend.
Kim Estey wants more work.
Hood River County School District buildings in Hood River, and Horizon Christian School, went into the district’s second lockdown in memory Thursday about 45 minutes after the U.S. Bank robbery occurred on the Heights.
Police search for suspect in U.S. Bank armed robbery
A suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at the U.S. Bank Hood River branch Thursday morning is still at large as of Friday morning.
The spotlight falls Saturday on the newest portion of a freshly minted global top 10 destination (sidebar, at right) in the Historic Highway Revived event near Cascade Locks.
Under Friday night lights, community rallies HRVHS tradition
Fireworks and plenty else burst forth in customary style under perfect weather conditions Sept. 6 at Hood River Valley High School.
Former fire chief makes donation for electronic sign
Anyone traveling Tucker Road just south of Hood River has seen the new sign at West Side Fire Department. Three weeks ago the department made the change from a static sign to one with that is digitally programmed with changing illuminated messages.
Hollywood will take its place at the popular counter at East Wind Drive-in in Cascade Locks.
499 people make the annual Labor Day ‘Cross Channel’
Many familiar faces dried off in the warm morning sun Monday after completing the 71st annual Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim.
The next two weeks will be tales of the trails in the Cascade Locks area.
The long hallway at Hood River’s “speakeasy” is now a matter of choice.
Labor Day weekend is here, and with it a Hood River signature for this weekend, and all others, the Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim.
The school year got off to an upbeat start — literally — for the staff of Hood River County School District.
The reunion started with hugs in the lobby of The History Museum of Hood River County.
Look out, lucky 7: Our friend 5 is in town.