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Kirby Neumann-Rea

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‘Big Art’ adds works, moves others, gets mayor’s pie as a reward

Pie from the mayor was the unusual twist at Hood River City Council on June 26. Mayor Paul Blackburn, who holds periodic citizen conversation sessions called “Pie with the Mayor,” presented a round baked good to the Art of Community committee in thanks for their completion of a new gallery of art works installed around the city.

July 4, 2017 midnight read more..
  

The Porch for June 24

News editor Kirby Neumann-Rea recalls his response to a street race proposition and tackles curb issues.

June 24, 2017 midnight read more..
    

Making Noise at the Library

“It’s okay to make some noise in the library,” Rachael Fox, above, tells members of the Chamber of Commerce at the June 16 monthly “Coffee Clatter” event in the reading room at the Hood River Library branch.

June 21, 2017 midnight read more..


SPAMALOT: Monty Python classic spoof takes stage in Bingen

King Arthur and faithful Knights Bedevere, Lancelot and Dennis pursue the Holy Grail nightly for a couple of weeks in Bingen, parrying hilariously with the French Taunters, the irrepressible (and limbless) Black Knight, Tim the Enchanter, and others along the road to Cametlo. Er, Calmeto — Camelot, that is.

June 21, 2017 midnight read more..


‘Insanely photographic’ Hood River

Just in time for the summer rush: The web site Culture Trip has revealed its list of “The Most Beautiful Towns to Visit in Each U.S. State” and Hood River has been named the most beautiful in Oregon.

June 21, 2017 midnight read more..
 

School’s out, work’s on

This summer, residents will see many changes in buildings and grounds around the Hood River County School District as long-awaited capital bond construction projects begin in earnest.

June 17, 2017 midnight read more..
 

‘Spamalot’ opens Friday

King Arthur (William Thayer-Daugherty) belts one out with Lady of the Lake (Emily Vawter), right, Patsy (April Sampson), left, Dennis (Peter Tappert) and Lance (Jimmie Oates) in a Vegas-style number in “Spamalot” opening Saturday.

June 14, 2017 midnight read more..
       

Search crews called out on two trail rescues

Crag Rat Rescue volunteers and deputies with Hood River County Sheriff’s Office mobilized early Tuesday afternoon to do a search for an injured hiker on the Benson plateau area, about 8-10 miles south of the Eagle Creek fish hatchery.

June 3, 2017 midnight read more..


Murals of honor rise in Hood River

Two historic figures, and an artist who died too young are honored in two new murals — one completed, one a work in progress — to become permanent fixtures in Hood River.

June 3, 2017 midnight read more..
 

Sheppard’s Work

At the new Sheppard’s location on the waterfront, crews are putting the finishing touches on landscaping and other exterior touches such as fencing for the display yard.

May 31, 2017 midnight read more..
  

DRAGON DASH

Second graders Nancy Mendoza, Grace Vasquez and Sarah MacPherson group up in May Street Elementary’s annual Dragon Dash May 17.

May 27, 2017 midnight read more..
   

Council approves Morrison Park rezone

By a 5-2 vote Monday, city council approved the rezone of tax Lot 700, Morrison Park, to create a place for affordable housing. Following formal approval at the June 5 council meeting, the city can move forward with developing a plan for the property with its partner in the project, the non-profit Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.

May 24, 2017 midnight read more..
 

The Porch for May 20

WELL SAID: “A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.” — Georg Christoph Lichtenburg

May 20, 2017 midnight read more..
   

Leos’ Saturday

Leos and Hood River Speech and Debate students sort cans and bottles May 6 during the monthly Leos container drive on the Heights.

May 17, 2017 midnight read more..


Care to Adopt?

Mike Hendricks and other Hood River Adopt-A-Dog volunteers held a meet-and-greet on May 5 during First Friday, introducing prospective pet owners to dogs currently under the care of the shelter, located in Odell

May 17, 2017 midnight read more..


Art of Community

The updated Art of Community outdoor sculpture gallery enters its third year with new works all over town, including this Celilo Falls tribute, designed by Warm Springs artist Foster Kalama and fabricated by C. J. Rench of Hood River.

May 17, 2017 midnight read more..
 

May 13 food drive

U.S. Postal Service Carrier Brad Heilman walks his beat on the Heights Thursday, and he was delivering more than mail: on his belt are yellow bags that carriers are leaving for patrons to fill with non-perishable food donations.

May 13, 2017 midnight read more..
 

Remembering ‘Train of Tears’

Where today eager riders board trains to see the scenic splendor of the Hood River Valley, an event Saturday will recall a darker time at the downtown train station in Hood River.

May 10, 2017 midnight read more..


HR Reads Concludes

Readers meet “Ordinary Grace” author William Kent Krueger at Sunday’s Hood River Reads finale event at the Hood River Library.

May 6, 2017 midnight read more..
   

Hood River Port, Parks candidates meet public

Tuesday’s candidate forum kicked off the 2017 Special Districts Election season with a lively, though fireworks-free discussion among 16 of the 18 total candidates running for Port of Hood River Commission and Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation Board.

April 29, 2017 midnight read more..

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