Niko Peterson was in a big hurry Sunday. So much that all 7 pounds, 1 ounce of him demanded an early entry into the world. Niko was born in his parents’ car on Sunday at 10:35 a.m. on State Street near 10th.
Panicked crowds and no phone service added to the fears for a Hood River family separated just yards away at the time of the Boston bombings.
Diamond turns 100
ODELL — Diamond Fruit Growers is just part of the neighborhood for three employees with 40-plus years with the company.
Fruit packing house opens doors to public April 24
One of Hood River’s biggest, and oldest, businesses is holding a little party. Diamond Fruit Company hosts an open house on April 24, celebrating its centennial.
The shape of an artistic life is unique to each person, and for Karen Watson of Hood River, shape is the basis of everything.
Small but potent is the “bug” that could become the Oregon State Microbe, the first designation of its kind in the U.S.
Andrew’s Pizza and Skylight Theatre and Yum Yogurt represent dinner, a pint and dessert all under one roof.
CASCADE LOCKS — The town’s business district is about to undergo a major change, with a coffee shop and fish market both set to open this spring.
Horticulturist says recent variable weather likely won’t harm fruit crop
The recent up-and-down weather patterns in Hood River valley yet will not pose any significant impact to developing orchard fruit.
Donna Reuter heads to her hometown of Spokane for the Northwest Old Time Fiddlers Regionals April 13 after winning first place in state last weekend.
Julisa Ramirez receives a bag full of stuffed bears in thanks for saving family from house fire
It is not unusual for students at Parkdale Elementary to cheer each other on, for any number of reasons, but a unique and inspiring occasion for applause took place Friday.
CASCADE LOCKS —Chuck Thomsen and Mark Johnson of Hood River held their first joint town hall meeting Thursday at the Port Pavilion Building, a gathering attended by 25 people.
PARKDALE — A school board member and the fire chief got into the act as Kim Vogel got “syrup and feathered” on Friday at Parkdale Elementary School.
Asbury faithful vacate sanctuary, with challenge to carry the light with them
The youngest to the oldest members of Asbury United Methodist Church took active part in Sunday’s decommissioning service for the building, at 616 State St.
‘Dam break’ and ‘shooting’ scenarios happen together
Up in the hills and down in the town, responders tested their skills in a dual “emergency” Thursday.
In three months immersed in the classics, I found my rock ‘n’ roll fix in a Field.
An appreciation of an “Gloves are very interesting. It’s almost like a second skin, because they’ve been with us for so long.” — Wren Andrews
Accessory buildings: Larger issue of renting units will wait for another day
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to open a small door within a wide issue.
Quick-thinking Julisa Ramirez, 8, saved her family from tragedy Sunday in the first house fire in Parkdale in more than five years.
Saturday’s Feast of Words turned out to be an encyclopedia of giving.
Case made for legally putting qualified immigrants back in the driver’s seat
Speakers told their tales of legal obstacles and life realities at a forum on immigration reform last week in Hood River.
Pfriem Family Brewing More room to make beer — and bottle it, too.
HR Ciderworks, Fox-Tail, Hood Valley all start up
Will Hood River become the cider capital of America?
A look at some family-owned businesses in the Gorge
Mother and son personify yin and yang; Davises grow, work together; Sheppards: Business success rests on enjoying each other's company; Capovillas: 'Simple, straight-up' pub family
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The newly licensed 16-year-old pilot profiled in a 1999 edition of the Hood River News has moved way beyond Cessna.
Resume includes three years with Bend Visitor Bureau
Michael Glover of McCall, Idaho, will be the new executive director of the Hood River Chamber of Commerce.
Water ruins 1,800 cases, but employee-owners save stacks of Full Sail ale
Twenty-five guys gathered around beers on a Sunday morning but it wasn’t to watch sports on TV.
The 49th annual Pine Grove Fire Department auction on Saturday “went real smooth,” chairman Mike Frahm said. “We had a good year. It was good crowd, about normal, but it stayed longer.
Elks build outward while working from within: Old organization draws new blood with athletics and events
Workout area will replace former pool; Facilities an asset for members and community activities
In an effort to attract new members and better serve existing ones, Hood River Elks Lodge is taking steps to upgrade its athletic facilities. The lodge offers two racquetball courts, a selection of weights, treadmills, stationary bikes and other basic equipment and locker/shower rooms with saunas, but it’s no secret that the amenities have seen better days and are in need of a facelift.
CASCADE LOCKS — Friendliness is more than idle talk for Peggy Towery. “Hey, doing fine, how about you?”
Rep. Mark Johnson told the Chamber of Commerce at Friday’s Appreciation dinner that a high-tech educational facility to serve the Gorge is looking increasingly likely for Hood River.
An enjoyable comic book spirit filled the room Friday in the annual Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Dinner, but members also heard encouraging news about college text books.
What’s happening at the library these days?
March 2 event supports Pine Grove volunteers
That annual jolt.
For his dedication to local recreation, Art Carroll of Hood River recently won his second state award in just over two years.
Law enforcement uses Facebook to aid search for Safeway wallet thief
Hood River Police are using social media to identify a suspect in a recent theft case.
Keynote speaker John Boonstra calls for action on climate change
Andy Wade, “the CEO of the Warming Shelter,” received the 2013 Inspired Service and Action Award from Gorge Ecumenical Ministries.
One position remains open after Monday’s meeting; Mayor may come calling
If you are a registered voter in Cascade Locks you may be hearing soon from Mayor Tom Cramblett about serving on city council.
“We enjoyed spending time together, and we had the same goals,” Mary Ellen Picking said of the longevity of her marriage with Chuck Picking, 90.
“I love every minute of every day.”
HRV boys and girls hoops fall short at home against The Dalles-Wahtonka
A crowd split evenly between supporters for Hood River Valley and The Dalles-Wahtonka witnessed one of the more exciting basketball games in years Tuesday at Vannet Court.
What works, who's involved, and how to help
‘You are an important part of some lucky child’s life right now.’ That’s how Bob Camillucci put it to a gathering of mentors on a recent Saturday morning. Camillucci, a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge, and himself a mentor, was addressing fellow “Bigs” and supporters, but he could have been talking about nearly any program in the community where caring adults meet on a regular basis to provide guidance, teaching and friendship to young people.
Oregon’s first flying ace died Monday at age 95.
The goal was reached well before closing time Thursday for the first-ever matching grant given to the Next Door Inc.
Safety devices known as “candlesticks” seem to light the way on May Street in front of Hood River Middle School.
In his National Mentorship Month proclamation in January, President Barack Obama wrote, “Mentors know that helping a child unlock his or her full potential starts with care, guidance and support. find the strength within themselves.”
Topics include coal, forest funds, gun violence and bullying
Students got to know the issues, and got to know the legislator, in Friday’s classroom Q-and-A with Rep. Greg Walden.
Young people spending time in the beer aisles on Feb. 1 were there for the community good.
City Council to offer seats to Helfrich, Randall, Hesgard
The City of Cascade Locks will go to the polls to try to fill its vacant City Council positions. Past poll results, that is.