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Kirby Neumann-Rea

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The Porch for Sept. 2 edition

WELL SAID: “If books didn’t have chapters, we wouldn’t know when to stop reading and have lunch.” — George Earley, the sage of Mt. Hood

September 2, 2017 midnight read more..
      

Road 44 Fire defeated

Crews caught and quickly controlled a 400-foot fire off the 44 Road, reported at 10 a.m. Sunday, southeast of Parkdale.

August 30, 2017 midnight read more..
  

Peace Village in Mosier draws 150 campers

The 11th annual Columbia Gorge Peace Village last month drew a record 150 campers to Mosier School for a week of active learning about social justice, environmental citizenship, wellness, collaboration, media literacy, and self-empowerment.

August 26, 2017 midnight read more..
  

School Construction

Construction continues at both middle schools in the Hood River County School District as Kirby Naglehout Construction crews and sub-contractors work to prepare the heavily remodeled buildings for school reopening Sept. 5.

August 23, 2017 midnight read more..


Golden Eagle

The old picnic shelter is gone and where it stood is the new asphalt base for tennis and pickleball courts and basketball hoops at Golden Eagle Park.

August 23, 2017 midnight read more..


New lodgings

Andreas Ochoa of Rogue Adventures Group power-washes the roof of Hood River Adventure Lodge at Oak and 13th streets as workers prepare for opening on about Sept. 15.

August 23, 2017 midnight read more..


The Ale List: Full Sail and Harrington team up with Red Ale

Full Sail Brewing last week released Harrington’s Bourbon Aged Northwest Red Ale, sales benefiting the Harrington Family Foundation, which provides collegiate scholarships and mentorship support to Oregon’s future leaders. “This beer is 100 percent in the red zone,” said Oregon Duck legend and former NFL quarterback Joey Harrington. The release is available for a limited time in 16.9-ounce bottles and on draft (10.2 percent ABV, 39 IBUs).

August 23, 2017 midnight read more..


FILL THE BOOT

Engineer Jason Wilkins of Hood River Fire and EMS accepts a donation from a motorist during the Aug. 5 “Fill the Boot” campaign at 13th and Cascade streets.

August 19, 2017 midnight read more..
   

Wy’East honors firefighters’ memory

“We honor and try to keep the memory of all our deceased brothers and sisters alive so they are never forgotten,” Fire Chief Greg Borton said Sunday at the Odell fire hall.

August 16, 2017 midnight read more..
 

HRMS: A school transformed

Hood River Middle School will be a “smart building with an old look,” said the man overseeing the transformation of one of the county’s most iconic structures.

August 9, 2017 midnight read more..
  

Curb appeal

City of Hood River Public Works employee James Faring carefully applies a fresh coat of paint to the curb on 17th Street Wednesday, part of a mid-summer detailing of curbs, crosswalks, stop lines and other street surfaces.

August 5, 2017 midnight read more..
       

The Porch: July 22

WELL SAID: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank

July 22, 2017 midnight read more..
    

A musical plus

The Lack Family performs a rollicking show on July 4 at Jackson Park as part of the post-parade festivities.

July 8, 2017 midnight read more..


Antique steam tractor

ANTIQUE steam tractor, restored over the last few years by driver Jack Sheppard and others, announces the start of the July 4 parade.

July 8, 2017 midnight read more..
   

‘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..
  

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