Quilting is an indoor activity, except when it comes to the new Bridge of the Gods Quilt Block Trail.
Much of my weekend was spent elbow-deep in thorns.
Sebastian Kinasiewicz apparently fell 2,000 feet to his death
An air and ground search resumed Tuesday morning for a Polish man, Sebastian Kinasiewicz, in the Tilly Jane area on the north side of Mount Hood, and an Oregon Army Blackhawk helicopter crew spotted Kinasiewica's body at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. He apparently fell aabout 2,000 feet, to the 9,100 feet level on the north face of the mountain, in a place known as Climber's Left Chute, according to Sgt. Petet Hughes of the Hood River County Sheriff's Department.
Urban Renewal project creates downtown detours as crew begins building retaining wall and sidewalk
Boulders rolled on State Street Thursday as a three-man crew used an excavator and hand shovels to sculpt the earthen bank on the south side of the street.
City orders cutting of two infested trees in Jackson Park and on Rand Road
Trees dying from the widening bark beetle infestation problem in the Gorge will be removed at Jackson Park and on Rand Road this week.
A 'massive effort' as rescue crews use chain saws to recover snowboarder buried by collapsed glacier
In a first for rescue and recovery efforts on Mount Hood, chain saws were used on the White River glacier Sunday to cut away ice and retrieve the body of a 25-year-old Colorado snowboarder.
Mayor Arthur Babitz said Monday that calls for him to resign are unfounded and based on secondhand information.
No solid center stripe on what follows, but tell me, if, as a column, this can pass ...
Local government officials told Gov. John Kitzhaber Wednesday they support his call for a one-day special session of the Oregon Legislature to deal with education funding reform including revisions to the Public Employee Retirement System.
Look for one-way daytime traffic in August; ‘heavy work’ starts after Labor Day
Work on phase one of State Street redevelopment, a retaining wall and sidewalk, begins Monday on the State Street Urban Renewal Project.
A beaming Emma Laney and her armload of ducks.
Once upon a time, like at last year’s Hood River County Fair, I dreamed that someday I would have unlimited time to actually look at the exhibits instead of just following my kids around and watching them ride roller coasters in varying degrees of scariness (not for them, but for me).
Irrigation districts voice concerns as temps rise and reservoirs drop
July’s uninterrupted hot, dry weather has upstaged arid August, and water supplies are a concern in the Hood River Valley.
Collins Field batting cages get new concrete thanks to Kristian Apland
Here’s an Eagle Scout project that is slightly off-kilter.
Thursday night at the fair, Harrison Howell shoveled out a hog pen and Logan Marques crouched inside turkey cages to feed and water the birds.
A Tucker Road landmark is gone, but not far gone.
Fine-tuning activities abuzz for 2013 Hood River County Fair
Aligning chairs on a lawn, labeling dilly beans in a jar, and placing a camper on not-so-level ground were all part of the diverse set of tasks that make up a pre-fair Monday at Hood River County Fairgrounds.
The wonders of wind and wastewater provided lessons in Monday’s first StandUp4Water Awareness day.
Mayor says he will not seek re-election
The searches are on.
Jeanne Marie Davis; Stan Hinatsu
Hood River County Fair returns July 24-27
People from around Hood River County lined up at the fairgrounds in Odell Saturday on a warm summer morning for the Small Animal Pre-Fair for students in 4-H and Future Farmers of America.
Illionois Congressman fires up audience of 400
A visiting Illinois Congressman received a raucous reception Saturday in a forum on immigration reform at Hood River Middle School’s auditorium.
A sports car and a delivery truck that were literally resurrected from Gorge pastures drew honors Saturday at a well-attended car show.
The troublesome trio of heat, wind, and lighting activity looms over the mid-Columbia this week.
28 pieces will be sold in silent auction this week
Art and theater blend in a unique way with the stage production of “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” which closes this weekend.
Former city manager takes chief operations officer job
They say the wheels of government move slowly, but Bob Francis’ new corporate employer moves quickly.
Here’s a formula for public involvement, one that goes against the revered First Amendment but is worth making to raise a point.
We have so much to learn about our water.
The actors’ portrayals stand on their own, but a unique set of visual aids helps convey the variety of stories in the CAST production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” opening Thursday at Columbia Center for the Arts.
Despite outpouring of support, Hood River City Manager Bob Francis affirms resignation at Monday council meeting
Despite outpouring of support, Hood River City Manager Bob Francis Resignation, not mediation.
City Council will discuss manager in Monday session
Crowd City Manager Bob Francis’ job will simmer over the summer.
Swimming involves vivid verbs and despite the understated manner of lifeguard Leo Dorich, many of those verbs apply to him.
From learners to experts, hundreds of people flocked to the Event Site Saturday in near-perfect wind and temperature conditions for the annual Windfest, sponsored by Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association.
State Ag director helps celebrate company’s centennial
Linda Miller of GEM Farms took home the top sponsor prize, an ATV from Sheppard’s, in one of the more festive moments of 100th annual meeting of Diamond Fruit Growers Inc.
Hood River, Odell, Cascade Locks celebrate July 4
Fireworks over the river, parades down the main street, and plenty of good times in between all add up to Independence Day in Hood River County on Thursday.
“Stop an auto theft” was not on the 8 a.m. staff meeting agenda Friday for the guys at the city wastewater treatment plant.
Special meeting open to the public, comments allowed
A special meeting of Hood River City Council is scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. The lone item on the agenda is to discuss how to respond to City Manager Bob Francis’ June 24 resignation.
Mayor will schedule special City Council meeting next week
City Manager Bob Francis resigned Monday night, referring to “difficulty” with Mayor Arthur Babitz.
City Manager Bob Francis resigned Monday night, referring to unspecified “difficulty” with Mayor Arthur Babitz and members of the city council, all of whom said they were surprised by the announcement, which came near the end of the regular City Council meeting. Francis cited a June 7 meeting with council member Laurent Picard in which Picard recommended strongly that Francis look for other work and resign. Francis used his standing report segment of Monday's meeting to announce he will resign effective July 8.
Darrek Smith is the youngest brewer in any of the county’s five commercial breweries, and he works in the oldest, and smallest, ale house. Smith’s story is a unique one, even in the diverse field of ale authors in our midst. He works alone in a four-barrel system that expanded to six tanks last year from the original four installed by his boss, Randy Orzeck, who was the first Big Horse brewer. In a brewing tradition seen all over Europe, he is handcrafting beers one floor below the pub where it is served. Big Horse has this in common with Full Sail and Solera, where pub areas also are located directly above the tanks.
The newest mural at Hood River Middle School is both companion and counterpoint to the older murals located across the west courtyard.
Two sharp-eyed passers-by saved a passel of baby quail that fell into a storm drain on June 11.
Derrak Smith is the youngest brewer in any of the county’s five commercial breweries, and he works in the oldest, and smallest, ale house. Smith’s story is a unique one, even in the diverse field of ale authors in our midst.
Hood River's oldest brew pub turns 25
A certain vigor was always needed to run a three-story restaurant.
Hood River News this month welcomes some new faces and bids “farewell” to a news staff member.
Corps of Engineers honors Cascade Locks man for 50 years of service
Joe Renault’s award certainly came through the proper channel.
Council commits $24,842
There’ll be no double-fault on tennis court grant funding, thanks to a boost from the City of Hood River.
Hood River City Council approved the Nichols Landing hotel and commercial building project Monday night and gave the green light to its own State Street improvement project, in a wide-ranging, four-and-a-half-hour meeting. “We are excited to be coming to Hood River and bringing a much-needed hotel and office building,” said Steve Naito of the Naito Corp., which will build the four-story, 45,000- square-foot, 88-room hotel, doing business as a Hampton Inn, and two-story, 20,000-square-foot commercial building in the Nichols boat basin on the Columbia River, along with a parking facility.
The largest dining hall in town on Saturday was located in the shed at a new hardware store. Crowds gathered at long tables and on hay bales at Hood River Supply for hot dogs and hamburgers cooked by West Side Fire Department. Saturday was a record sales day for the expanded store, on Tucker Road on the Heights, said CEO Pat McAllister, terming the facility the company’s largest capital construction since the original Heights building went up in 1967. Hood River Supply also owns a store in Odell.
Families will gather in celebration Friday and Saturday for 2013 Commencement events. Hood River Valley High School holds its ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Henderson Stadium, and Horizon Christian School hands out diplomas Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Mark Boyden Gymnasium.