Gorge Soup for the Arts winner Peter Marbach, right, talks with Claire Griffin and her daughter, Margo Lydden-Griffin, after Wednesday’s event at Columbia Center for the Arts.
Pasquale Barone describes progress on the residences he and his wife, Jacquie, left, are creating in the historic Union Building at Wednesday’s Gorge Owned Green Drinks event.
FESTIVAL ALSO BRINGS LOCAL CIDER
Hood River Hops Fest, a showcase for fresh hopped ale, has evolved into one of Oregon’s premier beer events.
Two events, and the common elements of art and exercise, overlapped last weekend in ways that showed how nimble and creative the Hood River community can be.
Downtown will be a beer drinker’s paradise on Saturday, with two events open to families happening simultaneously a few blocks apart. The first Oktoberfest at Hood River Elks Lodge, Third and Cascade, runs 4 to 9 p.m. Admission is free for all ages.
Relief is on the way, but for the next nine months staffing levels at Hood River Sheriff’s Office are way down.
The Gorge’s “collective impact” initiative just got a big boost, monetarily and in morale.
The 14th annual Pig Bowl, a friendly flag football game between Oregon and Washington law enforcement officer teams, will be Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Wahtonka Football Field.
“The place was packed,” and so were all available fields and potential parking areas for planes and cars, for last weekend’s Fly-In.
Views of two rivers will help frame Ferment, the “Gather-Culture-Taste” enterprise started last year by Dan and Jenn Peterson of Hood River.
Big Wheel Keeps On ... One bolt at a time, history gets a fix at The History Museum of Hood River County
“We’re going to be like brothers, this wheel and I,” said Ken Elliott.
Columbia Center for the Arts will showcase “Emerging Artists” in its new show in the Columbia Arts Gallery through Oct. 2.
Hills, mud holes and changing terrain help define cross country, a sport in which runners have to adapt to variations in courses and the very topography of competition, from one meet to the next. Those often-messy physical realities make two things all the more critical for a cross country squad: expectations for training regimen and race strategy, along with team cohesion.
As the year goes on, folks are trying to follow the script.
Double Mountain Brewery’s Woodstock Taproom at 37th and Woodstock in southeast Portland opened last month.
A Norway maple at the southeast corner of Hood River Library property, on State Street, is removed due to defects consisting of extensive sun-scald on the main trunk and bark loss on 40 percent of the tree.
Adam Alsop (photo at left) reaches Wednesday to make just the right trim to the maple on the Hood River Library’s State Street grounds.
Ken Jernstedt and Driscoll are back, in bronze.
School is back. What’s different this year?
Coach Caleb Sperry (above) and his staff are busy prepping the 2016 Eagle football team for a new season.
On a night when a local builder decried “the critical lack of affordable housing” and called for city action on the issue, Hood River City Council adopted short term rental regulations a year after the issue came to dominate its docket.
Hood River City Council paid tribute to its out-going fire chief Monday, passing a resolution stating Chief Devon Wells “devoted time, talents and energy to the Hood River Fire Department for more than 16 years.”
A downed power line closed the lower part of 13th Street in Hood River for several hours Friday afternoon.
Add a rock ‘n wood vibe to the rock ‘n roll beat at Hood Crest Winery in Hood River.
Aunt Eller (Lisa Roth) shakes her bloomers in the rousing “Farmer and the Cowman” dance number in the musical “Oklahoma!”
Mayor Paul Blackburn talks with Shallon Courser, Hood River Walmart representative, at Wednesday’s “plastic bag summit” at Hood River Library.
Columbia Gorge Gleaning held a kick-off event on Aug. 13 .
Other towns making the list include Jackson, Wyo., and Lake Placid, N.Y.
“Be on constant lookout for mountain bikes.” That’s one bit of advice about Hood River, termed “A Multi Sport Mecca,” in an article in the September 2016 Trail Runner magazine.
A Portland man fell to his death Saturday at Dry Creek Falls south of Cascade Locks, the second such fatality in Hood River County in August.
I have been watching some Olympics, and am about to get the gold medal in Shooting … myself in the foot.
It seems like something is happening at every brewery in the county these days.
At Thursday’s grand opening of Hampton Inns, the hundred or so visitors enjoyed local beer and wine, and chocolates, ate freshly prepared pizza and wings, and you could say some gladly ate a little crow.
Also: big changes coming in local transit services
Will Norris is the new finance officer and assistant city manager for the City of Hood River.
A series of mask-making workshops this summer throughout the Gorge are adding colorful, imaginative and festive visages to the Sept. 22 Fall Masquerade, a benefit for Columbia Gorge United Way.
Big Horse Brewery reshaping, Double Mountain gets Portland digs
About a dozen people joined in on the Hood River leg of the annual Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk on Wednesday, July 27.
Opening Aug. 5 at HRMS
“Brand new state! Gonna treat you great!” A classic romance, with plenty of comedy and action, and a touch of tragedy, “Oklahoma!” unfolds against the historic backdrop of the eponymous Midwest prairie territory preparing to become a state, as it did in 1907.
Devon Wells, the City of Hood River Fire Chief, has announced his resignation.
A new City Council Member and two new police officers took the oaths of office Monday at Hood River City Council.
Council chambers take on an unusual look Monday as Jim Winterbottom, right, of Waste Connections, the contractor for solid waste disposal with the City of Hood River, presents to Hood River City Council Monday on a proposal for a set of substantial changes to waste collection service in the city.
Please, come to the fair — just keep the gate closed.
Roger Whitecotton comes out of the new subterranean vault installed in the past two weeks at Rand Road and Sherman Avenue, as part of the City of Hood River’s water line upgrade.
Kriekfest was a low-key success in its July 9 debut at Clear Creek Station in Portland.
TWIST-OFF fate: customers at food carts in the Hood River News parking lot have been imbedding beverage caps in the tar seam. There’s now a line of more than a 100, creeping ever eastward.
Skating teens and elderly residents alike enjoyed a free sack lunch at Hood River Skate Park Monday, the first day of a unique “work in progress” nutrition outreach by local volunteers.
An ensemble of artists, patrons, and artistic organizers have formed a new group, Performing Arts Initiative (PAI), for the long-range purpose of developing and presenting larger scale, higher-end artistic performances that are on a par with communities such as Ashland, Park City, Bend and Spokane, and make the Gorge a regional arts destination.
Kiters and their gear will fill the sands, beaches and waters at Event Site and The Sandbar Friday through Sunday for the 10th annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer event, part fundraiser, part community party, and part celebration of life.
Kate's Kite Quilt: Stitch-lined swells give life to fabric art dedicated to sport, and to those battling cancer
What a swell piece of art.
Meriwether is in his last weeks as Hood River County Administrator after 15 years.
Rain-out, actor injury complicate Plays for Non-Profits opening
Hood River’s first adult outdoor dramatic production in memory got off to a memorable start last week.