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.
Like flash pots in a stadium rock show, the lighting and thunder impressed with nature’s power Sunday night.
Farmers Irrigation District is making it official: keep your lawn brown for much-needed conservation of water.
All occupants escaped serious injury in this two-car head-on crash Tuesday at about 1 p.m. at Highway 35 and Willow Flat Road.
The June 17 Hood River News edition mentioned two new cideries due to open this summer and fall in Hood River.
Prevention supporters said one goodbye and issued numerous thank yous on June 16 at an appreciation luncheon at China Gorge Restaurant sponsored by the Hood River county Prevention Department.
Water pours freely at the new “hydration station” at Shortt Supply at Second and Oak streets.
The figure 2,000 hasn’t been as important since we hit the millennium.
Council to hear housing strategy Monday
The City of Hood River’s draft Housing Needs Analysis and the Hood River Housing Strategy gets its first public look on Monday.
This is a case of “at home, go big.”
Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District hosts a community meeting Wednesday on sports field and park development, with an emphasis on potential acquisition of an 8.29-acre parcel located just south of City Limits near Tucker Road.
Frances Goe Arnold and Ken Goe talk about 100 years of farming during Sunday’s celebration at the Goe farm on Webster Road just outside of Odell.
FISH Food Bank is fully permitted for occupation, and the organization celebrates Saturday with a ribbon cutting and open house, followed by a dance, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
On Sunday I found myself crossing a busy street in Cannon Beach, though I was stopped short of a rash and dangerous act.
About 1,000 customers lost power after blaze next to freeway
A wind-rocked power line apparently sparked and caused Thursday morning’s fire that resulted in about 1,000 electrical customers losing power.
Cleaning out your desk in the final days of school is one thing.
City celebrates Urban Renewal completion
The new street trees added needed shade as the City of Hood River formally dedicated the 18-month State Street Urban Renewal Project on the warm evening of June 5.
Eagle voices filled the evening air with a choral farewell Friday evening.
My first foray into community theater happened nearly nine years ago when I was asked to be in a production of “Our Town” in which community members were cast in the roles matching their real-life jobs.
It’s been 57 years since the creation of Velcro and I know of a 57-year-old man who defines sticking to it.
How do the clients qualify?
Linda and John Hardham of Cook, Wash., meet writer Janet Cook, seated at left, and photographer Peter Marbach at Wednesday’s book release event and photo presentation at Columbia Center for the Arts, attended by about 40 people.
The driver of an empty moving van heading east on Sherman Street attempted a left turn onto angular E. Second Street Thursday and got pinched by the slope and an oak tree and home on the northeast corner.
Think globally, grow locally: Medical visitors from developing countries learn, and plant, in Hood River visit
Digging in the dirt is the same no matter which continent you’re on.
A unique “pizza” party is planned for downtown Hood River on Friday.
The time is nearly here: commencement events for the Class of 2015.
Public Works crew installs new signage, the kiosk, and heat-thermal striping on Thursday morning as the City of Hood River prepares for a change in the parking system at the Cascade Avenue parking lot — at Fifth and Cascade across the street from the Post Office — to a shared parking lot effective June 1.
News that Sunset magazine gave Hood River its “Best Adventure Town” award was welcome indeed, and deserved, given our “startling breadth of experiences.”
Lauren Bardenett adds the flourish to a coffee drink at Doppio, 310 Oak St., where all day May 27 the café will donate 10 percent of proceeds — drinks and food — to help an earthquake-damaged Nepal village of Kumari.
Getting two antennas to talk to each other was Tuesday’s task for Land Electric owner Rafael Landeros, right, and Joe Zargo, at the pedestrian-controlled crosswalk signal on State Street at the Hood River Library.
Two members of the Columbia Gorge Community College board kept their positions, based on unofficial results from the May 19 Hood River County Special Districts election.
Twenty-two educators are leaving full-time service of Hood River County School District this spring. Superintendent Dan Goldman thanked them in Monday’s gathering at the Hood River Valley High School cafeteria.
A packed house for Saturday’s soft opening gave Lorraine Lyons and Rod Steward a sense of what to expect at their new tap room, 64 oz.
In 2005, two years after the successful expansion of the Hood River County Library, the grounds surrounding the Jacobethan-style library building were completely renovated.
All eyes are on Cobey the dog, who would not leave the car after a Tuesday afternoon two-car collision until his owner was out.
April 29 incident prompts calls for review of safety policies, procedures
Faculty members and a student voiced strong concerns over safety policies and procedures at Columbia Gorge Community College facilities in Tuesday’s board meeting at Indian Creek campus.
How hard do I need to work?
Fun run raises over $10,000
“I get knocked down/But I get up again/No, you’re never going to keep me down...”
Monday’s City Council meeting proved to be like a syllabus of summer work for Hood River City staff, council, and even citizens.
Wednesday’s surprise hail storm caused some damage in lower Hood River valley orchards, but the extent is still being assessed.
Caleb Bell carries Irene Best’s favorite yellow stool, one of the final items to depart the long-tike FISH food bank home in Concordia Lutheran Church on the Heights.
The title of the play is itself full of irony: “good people,” the phrase used in South Boston and elsewhere to loosely describe firm acquaintances for whom you know, both the good and not-so-good.
Leader asks for help after village with connections to Hood River is hit hard by last month’s earthquake
“Kumari people are in big difficult situation and all your supports and help will big relief at this moment.” Those words are from Jagat Lama of Kumari, Nepal, a village assisted in the past two years by Hood River residents.
The motive was not clear but fortunately for investigators the river was, in the case of Saturday’s shooting at Hood River marina.
Winners of the first Business Competition by Gorge Owned drew 125 or so people to The Pint Shack Thursday, where five businesses gave their pitches and three earned enough audience votes to snare the right to apply for a no-interest Kiva Zip non-profit loan for start-ups.
LP: I think it’s my favorite acronym.
WELL DONE: Ink drawings by Kristina Cancelmi (above) on display through April 30 at Dog River Coffee. These bittersweet observations on love and life employe images and words, including a lyric by the 1980s Scottish band Big Country. Cancelmi is the graphic artist for Full Sail Brewing.
Gordy Sato delivers roses to Brookside Manor Friday, a sort of Rotary Roses, part 2: Sato, a Hood River Rotarian and Parkdale orchardist, organizes the annual rose sale on the third Thursday of each April.