Debby Chenoweth was one of five women honored by Recreation.gov last month as “Important Women in Conservation History.”
Hood River Valley High School theater students have always had two performances a year: the fall musical and the winter play. Until this year, when a second winter play was added to the schedule.
Non-profit looks to brighter future
Gorge Rebuild-it Center, a community-supported nonprofit since 2004, was looking at a February closing date as a long winter kept customers away and the theft of $8,000 in merchandise financially strained the organization.
The second of Hood River Valley High School’s winter plays opens this weekend, April 7-8, with shows beginning at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts.
Hood River Valley High School junior David Kirschbaum will host the annual Dess for Less prom sale on April 8, and he needs the community’s help to stock an inventory of gently used formalwear, shoes and accessories.
Celebrating 70 state-level Scholastic Art awards
Hood River Valley High School is celebrating 70 state-level Scholastic Art awards this year, but that’s not the only good news coming out of the art department.
Working for a ‘better lifter’
HRV Robotics team earned a spot at the World Championship meet in Houston, Texas.
“She Kills Monsters” is in its closing weekend, with shows at 7 p.m. March 17-18 in the Hood River Valley High School Bowe Theater.
Wy’east Middle School eighth graders Cam Amer, Grace Guertin, Toby Fenner and Jason Fellow — The Pandroids — took the Championship trophy at last weekend’s First Lego League (FLL) State robotics tournament at Glenco High School in Hillsboro, and are now headed to the World Competition.
A D&D module, ‘90s pop culture references, deluxe fight scenes and distinctive costumes await audiences of “She Kills Monsters,” running this weekend in the Bowe Theater at Hood River Valley High School.
“She Kills Monsters,” the first of two Hood River Valley High School plays staged this winter, continues this weekend, March 10-11 in the Bowe Theater beginning at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee March 12.
For the third year in a row, Hood River Valley High School has won a Nike School Innovations Award to support its AVID program.
Both Hood River Valley High School and Hood River Middle School have plays opening this weekend.
“First Lady Lou,” a two-act, one-woman play performed by Jane Fellows, is coming to Mt. Hood Town Hall.
Hood River Valley High School theater teacher Rachel Harry was looking for a unique play that explored teen issues, and that’s exactly what she found with “She Kills Monsters,” written by Qui Nguyen.
Anderson’s Tribute Center got a special gift on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 21.
The first of two Hood River Valley High School winter plays, “She Kills Monsters,” directed by Rachel Harry, comes to the Bowe Theater next weekend, bringing ‘90s geek culture — and a Dungeons and Dragons module — to center stage.
Amy Mallett, Hood River Valley Adult Center executive director since June 2016, has a long history of working with seniors. She served as senior director of the Goleta Valley Community Center for 12 years, and, most recently, program manager of Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, Area Agency on Aging, for a year, located in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties in California.
Celebrate reading: Getting through the winter with News staff picks
Hood River News staff shares what they're reading now.
The Mosier Valley Senior Center was hoppin’ the last Wednesday of January — the first time it had been able to open all month due to inclement weather.
On Jan. 25, the Hood River County School District Board of Directors selected Rich Truax to replace Jan Veldhuisen Virk for the at-large position after her 18 years of service. Five qualified applicants interviewed for the position at the Jan. 25 school board meeting at Westside Elementary School. Truax was the unanimous choice and will be formally sworn in as the at-large board member on Feb. 8 at the district office.
Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Stages presents “Pirates of Penzance” at Wy’east Middle School’s Performing Arts Center Feb. 9-12 at 7 p.m.
Hood River Shelter Services looks to future
Hood River Shelter Services — perhaps better known as the warming shelter — is now in its eighth season, with a mission to provide a warm, safe place to sleep during the winter months, generally from November through early March.
“We’ve got your back.”
Students at Hood River Valley High School concluded their annual FISH Food Bank fundraiser Jan. 6 — and had their most successful event in six years.
The Gorge Rebuild-it Center is in danger of closing.
‘People are looking at all of the issues’
The Hood River Women’s Stand on Saturday might never have happened had it not been for inclement weather. In fact, you might call it Plan B.
OSU Extension offers a variety of programs, from gardening and farming to food preservation and exercise classes.
‘I have met some amazing kids’
The Gorge’s new — and only — board certified pediatric physical therapist is a familiar face around Hood River. Darla Kroll, a physical therapist (PT) for 23 years, received the certification in July 2016.
School children of all ages are coming up on a Feb. 15 deadline for getting vaccinations updated — and though winter weather is keeping some away from clinics, the deadline holds regardless of what Mother Nature brings.
West Side, Hood River departments deliver Meals on Wheels
Snow and ice hampered services all over the valley this week, and the Meals on Wheels program was no exception.
Hood River’s first baby waited until Wednesday, Jan. 4 to make an appearance — and parents Ashley Bramlett and Alan Eaton had no idea his arrival meant they’d won the Hood River News’ First Baby contest.
Rail fire, water politics
Two turbulent local elections and an oil train wreck in Mosier forged the defining moments of 2016.
It’s been a busy year for McKinley Kitts, Zach Grace and Dylan Bauld — three of the four members of the band rock band Flor.
Inserting into this Wednesday's edition of the Hood River News is the fourth annual Gorge Giving publication. It’s also mourning the loss of Sally Donovan, CGCR founder and board president, who passed away Nov. 19 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
“The Twist and the Trees,” adapted by director Sullivan Mackintosh, is an enchanting family-friendly tale that speaks to the spirit of the holiday season.
“Scenes from the Nutcracker” has had a good run on stage in Hood River. But after this year’s performance — its 19th — Columbia Gorge Dance Academy will retire the annual holiday tradition.
The Hood River community lost one of its special volunteers earlier this month, when Maggy, the 90-pound chocolate Lab, therapy dog at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital for many years, passed away on Nov. 18, six months after being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 9.
Hood River Hobbies owners Miko and Zed Ruhlen have noticed a disturbing trend at their weekly Pokémon Club game sessions: Counterfeits.
“Es el dia de acsoi de grasia”
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving recipe?
‘I feel very honored to have served’
Suzanne VanOrman, longtime community activist and 18-year resident of Hood River, has worn many hats.
The Gala Fashion show, the primary fundraising event for the Hood River County Christmas Project, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is set to take center stage at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn on Thursday, Nov. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.
Scenes from Saturday’s Fill Your Pantry event, held for the second year at Rockford Grange.
Annual collection for children in need
The annual Operation Christmas Child (OCC) fundraiser has started, and organizers are hoping to raise awareness not only of the project, but how to help.
Writer makes stops in Hood River
The Hood River Library hosts Portland author Ana Consuelo Matiella on Saturday, Nov. 12 for an author talk and book reading — the second time she’ll have presented in town in less than a month.
Trina McAlexander, a third-generation Hood River Valley farmer, embraces changes in order to maintain the family farm
When Trina McAlexander returned to Mt. View Orchards in Parkdale two years ago — the family farm where she grew up — she was excited and grateful to be the third generation to work the land. Her enthusiasm hasn’t waned. “I love it — farming is in my blood,” she said. “I was born to do it and I’m honored to do it.”
Twelve teenagers from the newly formed nonprofit Columbia Gorge Company Dancers have their sights set on Florida this December.
Detective Hanratty (Jasper Krehbiel) discusses a lead with fellow detectives Branton (Cooper Case), Cod (Kelsey Stewart) and Dollar (Sam Hannigan, not pictured) in the Hood River Valley High School fall musical performance of “Catch Me If You Can."
Mountaineering group celebrates 90 years on Sunday
The community is invited to gather at the Crag Rat Hut in Pine Grove this Sunday, Oct. 30, to help one of Hood River’s oldest organizations celebrate their 90th anniversary.
Last year’s debut of the Fill Your Pantry market at Rockford Grange turned out better than organizers dared to hope.