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Kirby Neumann-Rea

Stories by Kirby

     

Waiting for Godot

“We always find something, eh Didi, to let us think we exist?” Estragon (David Dye, right) asks his friend Vladamir, aka Didi (Kathleen Morrow), in “Waiting for Godot,” the classic absurdist tragicomedy by Samuel Beckett, written in 1953 and still asking questions humans are still trying to figure out.

November 4, 2017 midnight read more..
         

Painting Paris Fair

Historic Paris Fair Building over the past week has received a new coat of paint — Stonington grey, to be precise — with charcoal accents on the storefront, according to Claudia von Flotow of Key Development, which owns the building at Oak and Fourth streets.

October 18, 2017 midnight read more..


Westside Plan directed to city council

The wide-ranging Westside Area Concept Plan (WACP) moved on, with plenty of grinding gears, to its next phase, initial review by Hood River City Council, following an often-contentious meeting the evening of Oct. 11 at the Hood River Fire Hall. About 100 people filled the meeting room.

October 18, 2017 midnight read more..


Distillers’ welcome

Erin Campbell, manager of the Hood River Distillers’ tasting room, samples some Boda’s Kitchen delectables during the Oct. 6 Business After Hours gathering at the tasting room on Oak Street in downtown Hood River.

October 14, 2017 midnight read more..


HRMS water turned off, boiler chemicals enter pipes

The water system at Hood River Middle School has been turned off since Thursday morning after water described as smelly, yellowish, and cloudy emerged from drinking fountains and faucets. It was the result of an installation error that allowed a chemical solution used in the school’s new boiler to enter the potable water system, according to Principal Brent Emmons.

October 14, 2017 midnight read more..
         

KAYAK SHED: Spanning Three Centuries

The old building bridged the downtown enterprises of three centuries. From 19th century blacksmiths through its machine shop era of the early- and mid-1990s, to the wind and water sports of the 20th and 21st century, the Schlosser family-owned Kayak Shed building had served multiple needs for more than 100 years.

October 4, 2017 midnight read more..
   

Packing Out History

Nearly complete is the slow unlocking of a time capsule that is a historic agriculture building near Odell.

September 27, 2017 midnight read more..


‘The Tangled Skirt’

Director Judie Hanel presents the Steve Braunstein play “The Tangled Skirt” in an unusual theatrical setting, River Daze Café.

September 26, 2017 1:34 p.m. read more..
 

Thank you, firefighters

More images of community appreciation expressed to firefighters and first responders: Charburger Restaurant, a private vehicle on the Heights, and Hood River Seventh Day Adventist’s signboard on Cascade Avenue.

September 23, 2017 midnight read more..
   

Eagle Creek blaze 11 percent contained

Firefighting containment levels inched up to double digit percentages on the Eagle Creek fire, which is burning roughly 35,600 acres in the Columbia Gorge Tuesday morning.

September 12, 2017 12:57 p.m. read more..


Three Flags and a pit stop

Back on Sept. 1, when Gorge smoke was more of a bothersome haze than a choking blanket, approximately 300 motorcyclists passed through Hood River en route to Puerto Penasco, Mexico.

September 12, 2017 noon read more..
     

Shelter Scenes: Cascade Locks evacuation update

By Tuesday morning the evacuation orders in Cascade Locks had been heightened and “everybody’s ready” to get out of their homes, according to Joe Wampler, deputy with Hood River County Sheriff’s Office.

September 6, 2017 midnight read more..
  

The Porch for Sept. 2 edition

WELL SAID: “If books didn’t have chapters, we wouldn’t know when to stop reading and have lunch.” — George Earley, the sage of Mt. Hood

September 2, 2017 midnight read more..

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