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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t let a few pipes along the road keep you from making the Nativity pilgrimage this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Someone used a rock to smash the front window of Sheppard’s early Wednesday morning.
Surviving cancer helped Nannette Mortensen craft a new mission statement for her life.
Three days, five screens, 100-plus films, with special 3-D segment
Call it “Something for Everyone.”
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.