With the Hood River County School District and Horizon Christian School back in session Sept. 8, there’s been a fair amount of buzzing around the various sites in the past week or so. And for four new principals — two of whom are new to the area — the work is just beginning.
Blaze claims Port storage; several homes evacuated, no one injured
The most destructive wildfire of 2015 in Hood River County took out two buildings but no homes, forced evacuations, and charred trees and brush on a hillside near downtown Cascade Locks Thursday night.
Symbol of opposition to fossil fuel projects makes stop in Hood River
A crowd climbed aboard a flatbed truck Tuesday to touch a sacred object.
KUMARI UPDATE: Peter Marbach, a Hood River photographer and friend of Kumari, Nepal, takes his message of help to the flagship store of the L.L. Bean, in Freetown, Maine on Aug. 28.
How does one respond to the murders on camera of Allison Parker and Alan Ward Wednesday in Roanoke, Va.?
Air quality: the clearest thing is that dangers continue
The famous crystal clear views of the Gorge have been little seen in the past three weeks, but the concern with our smoke-congested environs more for health than aesthetics – especially for the sake of the elderly, those with chronic diseases, and for children.
The Port of Cascade Locks will again partner with the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) and the Friends of the Columbia Gorge to host a free Community Bridge Walk on the Bridge of the Gods on Aug. 29, at 8:30 a.m
Volunteers Nicole Goldman, left, and Cathy Petersen plant an area between the playground and portables at May Street Elementary on Thursday.
Horizon Christian School starts the 2015-16 year with “new” people in key staff roles.
The city of Cascade Locks more than doubled in size this past Sunday as runners from all over the Gorge and the world came to compete in the Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon and 10K races.
‘Thoreau’ and ‘Inherit the Wind’ open Friday at CCA
In two dramas opening together this weekend in Hood River, historical events find new life and current meaning, as Plays for Non-Profits takes the stage at Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA).
Hard work in the past, more hard work in the future.
Council meets Monday at 6 p.m. at City Hall in a special meeting, for continuation of the hearing started Aug. 10.
“The essence that animates a good beer – the way you recognize when a brewer has combined the elements perfectly – is known as ‘balance’,” Jeff Alworth writes in the “building blocks of beer” segment of his new book “The Beer Bible.”
Kaze is back.
Citizens concerned with housing issues filled every chair, including 30 or so in the hallway, Monday in one of the most heavily-attended Hood River City Council meetings in memory.
‘Reach and Treat’ system responding
Back country rescues are part of life in the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood region, regardless of the time of year.
Harsh summer temperatures ushered in an early pear harvest for Hood River Valley.
Showcase happens Sunday at arts center
You might have seen the writers.
Monday brings the public’s chance to let Hood River elected officials know their views on proposed city government strategies on affordable housing.
Hundreds show up for Lila May’s birthday party
Six hundred people shared six cakes and the happiness of one special five-year-old girl.
One permit to go, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales’ long-awaited barrelhouse opening should happen on Friday.
People’s Choice votes due Aug. 15
First Friday on Aug. 5 provides a prime opportunity to see “Art of Community”.
How long does it take a disposable diaper to break down?
Your guide to al fresco options: mobile and stationary food trucks and carts abound around the county
Mobile and stationary food trucks and carts abound around Hood River County.
It’s a great thing when you see the connection between two apparently unconnected news items you read in the newspaper. (That kind of serendipity just doesn’t happen as well when you read online, can’t explain why.)
Talk about quickly going off the grid.
Quilts and textiles are an aspect of the fair I always turn to after spending time in the hot sun, or at the carnival, Park stage, animal barn, or other higher-volume attraction at county fair.
Cider makers from all over the country gathered recently in a private party that celebrated a convivial beverage and its increasing role in the Gorge.
A cougar was seen on the Heights for the second time in four days.
Three Hood River men reported a rare cougar sighting inside Hood River city limits early Sunday.
Church League softball ended another season last week.
There’s no real secret behind Cold Pressed Porter at Stoked Roasters in Hood River — but that doesn’t mean this unique new ale is not deceptive.
Two fires, each hard to get to in their own ways, challenged local firefighters in the past week.
Hood River County Fair brings entertainment, activities for kids and adults, displays and exhibits, carnival and midway fun, horses, livestock, flowers, and food.
Cancer will have to step aside for prom night-birthday party
A downtown party like never seen before happens July 31, and the guest of honor will be prom queen and birthday girl Lila May Schow.
Walmart, round 3, goes to the City of Hood River.
Volcanic Bottle Shoppe on the Heights hosts a fifth-anniversary party today with plenty of ales to choose from but a special one in honor of the occasion — Volkanische Vijf from Solera Brewery and Everybody’s Brewing.
Staff previews process for facility planning update
In its lone meeting for July, Hood River County School Board on Wednesday welcomed two new members and assigned a new chair and vice-chair.
This flag stands firm.
A real good time in real time.
The countertop requires a plastic covering, the dishwasher doesn’t work, and you have to lie on your back to light the pilot light to the stove.
Annual festivities bring out crowds in Hood River, Odell, Bingen
Barbecue smoke wafted over an empty main lawn of Jackson Park on July 4.
The FID Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday declaring an emergency authorizing the district to implement water rotation procedures to address drought conditions.
Swimmers pause on the Hood River bank just below Tucker Bridge, where property owner Bob White is trying to get word out that access is not allowed.
Sam Grotte of White Salmon enjoys taking scenic photos and his close-ups of hummingbirds are true micro-examinations of the world around us.
Sen. Ron Wyden joked at Saturday’s town hall meeting that “there’s no script, no teleprompters” in his town halls. The Hood River town hall, his 734th, was a wide-ranging forum attended by about 75 people. Wyden discussed trade, education, infrastructure, Medicare reform, foreign policy, oil train transport and many other issues, but when it came to stalled land swap between Mt. Hood Meadows and US Forest Service, Wyden was clearly working without a script.
The second annual Solog Festival will return to Parkdale on an August date to be announced, said brewer Jason Kahler of one of two breweries involved in the collabora-fest, Solera Brewery of Parkdale and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales of Hood River. Watch The Ale List for details.