Dust, pedestrian access, and signage issues, and the potential of summer street work, are among the topics expected to be addressed on Wednesday in a morning meeting about the downtown Urban Renewal Project.
Hood River starts with a community gathering Sunday, but is underlined by a moral question.
Meet the new principal: same as the old principal.
One percent, or five, is not enough, says Dan Goldman.
A $50,000 goal is the best birthday present Kristin Reese could ask for.
About 200 people attended the third-annual Feast of Words at Hood River Library on March 8.
Voices rise as 16 women stand and deliver in a new staged reading production at CAST March 14-15. “A Voice of My Own,” by Elinor Jones, happens Friday and Saturday at the Columbia Center for the Arts. Short monologues, scenes and songs illustrate the rich history of women writers (Lady Murasaki, Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, George Sand, and more) finding their voices, making themselves heard, and the prices many of them paid.
Voices rise as 16 women stand and deliver in a new staged reading production at CAST March 14-15.
The City of Hood River has hired a new community service officer and the highest- profile part of his job, parking meter patrols, resumed Tuesday.
Look for relief by Friday on waterline installation work on the Heights that has resulted in two-way detours on one-way streets since Monday.
When Hood River County School District Board of Directors meets Wednesday, it will meet the new high school principal, and hear updates on the community-wide sports field analysis and the proposed changes in school bus runs and school starting times.
The Heights detours will start Monday.
How will the sands of time treat Doonesbury?
City hires Steve Wheeler as city manager
Steve Wheeler will start work in early May as city manager of Hood River. Wheeler, 61, was hired Monday, Mayor Arthur Babitz announced.
On Saturday at the library, the tree hosts a party so the branches can flourish.
“Does My Head Look Big In This?”, a depiction of a dramatic, and oft-comic, culture clash, returns to the Hood River Valley High School stage this weekend (details below).
Odd two-way detours start March 10 as pipeline work hits critical junctions
Two-way traffic will be the new and different pattern — temporarily — on some normally one-way couplets starting as early as Monday.
Large crowd braves the cold on Saturday; 'It's been amazing what has done through here'
Few items go unsold at the Pine Grove Fire Department Auction, but veteran Leonard Wood saw to it Saturday that one thing stayed in-house.
It was like political open mic but without the microphone.
Peer pressure and expectations are tough enough when you’re in high school.
A Portland man arrested Feb. 21 as a suspect in a series of motel robberies around western Oregon is believed to be the man who committed an October 2013 robbery at a Hood River motel.
Heavy equipment moved to the three-block section of Oak and Front streets this week as the Urban Renewal Project continues in downtown Hood River.
FTC Blackhawks ‘Inspire’ in Idaho
Black Hawks, the Hood River Valley High School First Tech Challenge robotics team — all seniors — won the Inspire Award at the Idaho State Championship Feb. 15.
Tuesday’s basketball game at Hood River Valley High School was an entertaining evening, from national anthem to final buzzer. However, the Eagle boys remain winless for the season after the 66-35 defeat by the Pendleton Buckaroos.
CASCADE LOCKS — Family tradition moves upland in the latest commercial venture in Cascade Locks, the long-awaited Brigham Fish Market, near the west end of WaNaPa Avenue.
“The Kid Next Door,” a community collaborative musical production, opens Friday at Hood River Middle School auditorium, presented by the Hood River Middle School Performing Arts Department.
The cramp of class size is one thing.
In Wednesday’s meeting, Hood River County School District Board of directors discussed a wide variety of topics and updates, including the dawning issue of student absenteeism.
Downtown street work moves over; on Heights, work set back to March 3
Look for a big change in traffic in downtown Hood River starting Tuesday. .
Monday, as the snow melt began, a caller phoned the Hood River News with a timely suggestion: “Please slow down so you don’t splash icy dirty water on those on sidewalks.”
Locals, visitors find ways around the slide
The closure of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 has caused an odd situation for the residents of Mitchell Point Drive.
“Squeeze the Pig” was the rallying cry for a night of bacon and poetry on behalf of the Helping Hands Against Violence organization.
First the snowfall, now the melt.
Center for the Arts presents a comedy about aesthetic and emotional discernment
How do you judge a piece of art?
Power company, tow owner offer safety and prevention tips for snow and ice
With a state-high snowfall in Parkdale and up to 10 inches in Hood River, January’s question “where’s our winter?” got a resounding answer Thursday.
Expect east Oak Street closures
Urban Renewal takes a turn next week – literally.
People will drive when they should not do so, and Jake Ferrer is adept at catching them at it.
As February arrives, Hood River County’s backyard hill, Cooper Spur Ski Area, remains closed for lack of snow, but owner Mt. Hood Meadows stands ready for when the white stuff finally arrives.
Pressing news emerged from the annual Chamber of Commerce annual Membership event Monday.
A record number of tuxedos — at least since the Roaring ‘20s — was seen Friday night at the Chamber of Commerce Membership Appreciation event at Columbia Gorge Hotel.
Council hears update on parking survey
What Mayor Arthur Babitz calls “an impressive group” of city manager candidates will meet the public late next month.
The weekly senior meals program at Mount Hood Town Hall had a special guest Jan. 23: a guest chef.
A landmark Hood River County distiller is selling to his larger neighbor.
The 7-9 Pendleton Buckaroos used a considerable size advantage and accurate shooting to hand the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team a 79-45 defeat Thursday in the Eagles’ Columbia River Conference opener.
The typical family weekday schedule may be in for a change this fall.
The Romuls rotation is complete.
Four months to go on major Urban Renewal project for downtown Hood River
Crestline’s Jake Hamilton sat in the excavator with its toothed-bucket the size of a small dorm fridge and nudged a 10-inch trowel off a concrete box he needed to pick up.
About 250 people filled Riverside Community Church sanctuary on Monday for the Martin Luther King Day service organized by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries, titled “MLK’s Dream Lives On: Building a Community of Justice for All.”
Chevy prop, musical selections help tell the story in ‘Driving Miss Daisy,’ ending its benefit run this weekend
Oldies but goodies:
Dr. Shelley Smith won’t cut you any slack on your New Year’s Resolution.