The joy of art is ‘You see what gives you a charge’
“I’ll just keep in the background because too much talking can spoil the effect.” — John Bennett, July 2012
More than ceremony took place Monday as new and returning city council members took the oaths of office in Hood River and Cascade Locks
Council can’t agree how to fill open seat
Transition, and an accompanying stalemate, highlighted the Jan. 14 meeting of the Cascade Locks City Council.
Talk, and action, enliven Stoppard’s study on art’s meaning
“Travesties,” running this weekend at CAST Theatre, provides plenty to think about, and for a staged reading, plenty of action.
Last year Hood River Fire Marshal Peter Mackwell’s work took him to New York City, where he saw an oddly familiar scene: tents where firefighters were cooking outdoors.
The Hood River Valley Eagle girls are looking to learn from their disappointing 85-49 loss Tuesday to Aloha on Vannet Court.
The nationally distributed Beer Magazine has ranked a Hood River valley ale its best U.S. beer of 2012.
The Congressman drew a crowd Friday, with more than 150 people attending U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s town hall and filling the Hood River Valley Adult Center meeting room.
Because if you can’t make fun of yourself once in a while, you’re taking life far too seriously
For regular Hood River News readers, this page should look familiar.
After first-quarter lead, game slips away for HRV boys
Eagle turnovers and sharp South Albany shooting kept Hood River Valley’s boys basketball team from surpassing .500 for the first time in nine seasons.
Steve Stampfli, coordinator of the Hood River Watershed Group, announced Thursday he will retire in March.
In the wee hours arrived a big baby, the first of 2013.
The regular crowd shuffles in, to borrow a line from Billy Joel.
Don’t say goodbye yet to either Joe Wampler or Jerry Brown.
You drive by and maybe you miss them: the church readerboards in Hood River, Odell, Parkdale and Cascade Locks.
Sheriff hands over reins to successor Matt English on Jan. 6
More than 250 people filled the ballroom at Hood River Hotel Thursday to thank Sheriff Joe Wampler and Chief Deputy Jerry Brown, who are both about to retire.
There is no stopping Meals on Wheels.
Volunteers are the heart of the FISH food bank in its four locations in Hood River County.
Warming Shelter is a place of stories.
Four years ago a homeless man died on the streets of Hood River.
New gifts help FISH food banks
Students filed out of the bus carrying not backpacks and books but boxes and boxes of food.
When David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries” appears on stage every December, it reminds me of my own experiences as a store Santa Claus, 24 years ago in Vancouver.
Sheriff, district respond to reports of impending violence
Hood River County Sheriff’s Department and Hood River County School District are responding to a flow of questions and rumors, mostly over social media, about reported threats of violence at district schools.
Solstice … Longest Night … doomsday?
Cascade Locks School received a thorough cleaning overnight on Monday after rampant absenteeism due to an unidentified virus.
What will be the effect of the Sandy Hook tragedy on Hood River County School District?
Down early, defending champs drain 3s to overcome Pee Wee’s
The Dalles defeated Pee Wee’s Auto Detail of Hood River, 78-69 in a closely contested game Sunday to win the Gorge Hoops League championship.
ODELL — Wy’east Middle School filled Saturday with competitors, parents and volunteers involved in one of the Gorge’s fastest-growing educational/competitive spheres.
Six lucky kids got a police-escorted shopping trip on Sunday.
Kerry Cobb moves to marketing full-time, after two years as executive director
Kerry Cobb will step aside, but not away, as Hood River Chamber of Commerce executive director, on Jan. 1.
Running the table holds new meaning in the Gorge these days.
Hood River Valley High School boys basketball team showed Tuesday it knows how to scrap back from a 10-point margin and throw a scare into an opponent.
Charles Dickens’ classic tale, directed by Richard Parker: Opens Dec. 8 at Columbia Center for the Arts
Everyone knows what became of “the clutching, covetous old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge.
The young and eager Horizon Christian School girls basketball team started its season with a win on Friday, its first game under new coach Chad Leeson. It came in this weekend’s Horizon tournament, but was tempered by a loss to a larger, faster team on Saturday.
Hawks defeat HRVHS Eagles 72-51; Horizon girls finish second
Horizon Christian School boys basketball team started strong in its campaign to repeat as state 1A champions.
The baking dozen is on the move.
Downtown church enters final month in State Street building
Asbury United Methodist Church marks its second, and last, centennial at its downtown church this weekend.
Hawks look to young talent to fill shoes of six graduated seniors
Baseline to baseline, the Horizon Hawks boys team sees the challenge ahead: repeating their State OSAA Class 1A basketball championship. A tough defending team in 2011-12, the Hawks have put a heightened emphasis on defense to defend their title.
Friday’s blood drive at Elks Lodge, the 27th year for the lodge’s day-after-Thanksgiving tradition, drew plenty of donors, with 86 units of blood collected, three more than the goal.
With no ‘go-to’ player, girls focus on teamwork
Win or lose, the 2012-13 season will be a shared experience for the Hood River Valley High School girls basketball team.
Laden with seniors but untested, Eagle boys will play one possession at a time
The Hood River Valley High School boys basketball team has a simple formula for winning: score 55 points a game.
High school hoops in Hood River County started Friday with the second-annual Hawk Madness event at Horizon Christian School.
301 Gallery hosts silent auction benefit for Arts in Education
The Bite of the Gorge will be back later, but plates are ready now.
Hood River Republican promoted in party leadership
The Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously selected U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., on Nov. 14 to one of the top Republican leadership positions in the Congress. He will chair the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).
Student art serves the needy
Veterans Day observance was grounded in personal connections for students at Wy’east Middle School.
Veterans need care and compassion, speakers stress at Sunday observance
Sunday’s Veterans Day service in Hood River was much more about the future than the past.
‘Empty Bowls,’ Harvest Dinner, Gorge Soup help fill community needs
The folk tale “stone soup” holds true in a variety of meaningful meals organized this fall by local groups.
What to do with all those leaves? City accepts them,
Last week’s autumn marvels are this week’s awful messes.
Things get pretty competitive at Orchard Lanes on a Monday afternoon.