No way to take in all the Zwickelmania stops on Feb. 25, but I made it to two. It’s the two-weekend (as of this year) celebration at breweries of the art of brewing, and drinking, fine ale.
“Paper or plastic?” is now an obsolete phrase at Hood River’s largest stores.
Oblige me while I weigh in on a letter to the editor published during my week of vacation at the end of February.
Hood River says goodbye to a family business dating to 1955 — though not completely.
Hood River Library celebrates its children’s section renovation project starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18.
Building owner Brad Perron, left, and friends salvage parts of a 110-year-old Philadelphia-made carousel from the wreckage of Perron’s storage building in Dee on Monday.
Zwickelmania returns Feb. 25
Zwickelmania has expanded to two weekends.
The march was both for and against.
The hotly-contested Morrison Park rezone issue goes before Planning Commission on Feb. 21, meeting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Celebrate reading: Getting through the winter with News staff picks
Hood River News staff shares what they're reading now.
Hood River Fire Department’s Adam Wheat applies water to a vehicle engulfed in flames Sunday afternoon on the westbound exit 62 on-ramp to Interstate 84.
In diverse agenda, Council okays SDCs for upgraded park
The City of Hood River will seek to add a virtual boom line to its existing opposition to fossil fuel transport through the Gorge.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Where does all the white go when the snow melts? Well, since it involves melting, perhaps that is next week’s question, or the week after that …
Feb. 15: City updates “concept” for options on roads, housing, parks and other issues
What are the “long-term choices, issues, and opportunities for the Westside Area” of Hood River?
Dist. 2 rep conducts ‘telephone town hall’
Keep elements of the ACA but not the ACA.
One of Hood River County’s longest-standing elected officials left stepped out of the public eye last month after 18 years of service.
Mayor Paul Blackburn, right, presents four retirees — with a total of 100 years’ service to the city — with retirement plaques at Monday’s City Council meeting.
Giving into the juggernaut winter, here is an all-weather, chains off edition of The Porch, asking the question: Will we now add “Yaktrax” to that list of standard Hood River equipment?
Among the quietest places in the Gorge was Interstate 84 for the past four days; the freeway finally reopened at 11 p.m. Thursday.
Weather-related closures have kept patrons out of the Hood River Library in the past week, but on Friday, that changed.
Hope, awareness, and action. Those are the concepts to take forward, speakers said Monday at the Martin Luther King Day events at Riverside Community Church, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries.
It was not Hood River’s first beer fest.
More than 80 people attended an outdoor rally for health care Sunday in Hood River, braving 15 degree weather and standing in the snow at Overlook Memorial Park at Second and State streets.
Looking for winter work, these three May Street students used a snow day off from school on Wednesday to drum up some snow shoveling business. From left are Grant Hardy, 11, Massimo Blanco, 11, and Sawyer Clement, 10.
Waucoma Bookstore, Columbia Center for the Arts and Double Mountain Brewery are hosting author Leif Whittaker for a book talk Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave.
Waterfront parking changes postponed
Long discussions of sanctuary city and waterfront parking at city council led to a planned resolution on the former and a delay in the latter.
Sometimes, you can go home again.
Hood River Warming Shelter host Sandy Spellecy, right, briefs shelter volunteers Leigh Hancock, center, and Michelle Nijhuis on procedures at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the shelter site last week. On Jan. 8, the shelter moved to Covenant Christian Church.
Breweries in the Gorge (B.I.G.) is offering its first “Holiday Hangover Brew Fest” in downtown Hood River. B.I.G. is a non-profit organization that is comprised of 12 breweries located in the Columbia Gorge region of Washington and Oregon, spanning from Washougal to The Dalles.
Downtown’s “cornerstone” has new owners.
Waterfront merchants ask City to consider a plan to share off-street parking
The sanctuary city proposal and a revisiting of a parking meter decision highlight Monday’s agenda for Hood River City Council, meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
The iconic Hood River Hotel has been sold to a group of Portland investors.
Part Two: July to December
More snow. Six new inches fell in Hood River on Jan. 2, and nine or more inches in the upper valley, bringing the Gorge to within five days of one solid month with snow on the ground — the snowiest December in memory for the valley floor.
An open letter to Rob Mullens, University of Oregon athletic director.
Maui Meyer came to Hood River for the surfing, and it is that verb, in an allegorical sense, he uses to describe his next phase of life. Meyer hopes to be appointed by the governor’s office to the Regional Solutions Team and plans to serve on the Rural Development Initiative, a non-profit group.
My goal of writing a letter a day in 2016 is nearly finished. Three to go.
The community has three days to bid on a painting for a unique non-profit benefit that is itself a unique piece of artwork.
An end of the year is now a new year effort. The Hood River Valley High School food drive has been extended through January.
This was the year that a readerboard stirred up some controversy.
We met them in Kindergarten. Now, they are third-graders.
Bonnie Taylor, left, talks with volunteer Darlene Daggett as she picks up her orders of holiday breads and cookies from the Fresh Start Culinary Program.
Firefighters Diego Vaca, left, and Kip Miller, right, welcome Finbar O’Donoghue, right, and his friends Jackson Bullock, left, Van Aiken and Jenner Baumhackl, aboard a Hood River Fire Engine for a special ride to school at May Street Elementary last month.
Patrons line up, and a U.S. Postal Service employee works the window for parcel pickups, Tuesday at the Hood River Post Office.
Second-grader Nolan Buel finds presents as names are called by his dad, Brandon Buel.
Food helps bolster shelves at FISH
Due to snow days and a general slow-down from the pre-holiday snow storm, the Hood River Valley High School food drive has been extended through Jan. 6 to the public, and to Jan. 12 at the school.
North Pole was half a mile away, but riders on Polar Express Monday night were delayed in meeting Santa Claus.
Two weeks of snow and ice appeared to abate Monday night, with warming temperatures and rain turning much of the snow to slush.
Hood River County Board of Commissioners on Monday overturned the Planning Commission ruling against DeeTour Hotel, developed by Apollo Land Holdings, saying the proposal meets the county Comprehensive Plan as an allowed use.
Hood River Towing’s Kenton Chandler loosened a jackknifed semi stuck at Third and Cascade streets
Alexia Aguilar, a Westside Elementary kindergartener, hugs Santa Claus Thursday during the annual Hood River Rotary holiday luncheon in the Gorge Room at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.