Food barrels are out for Christmas Project and other school and community efforts to provide for those in need for the upcoming holidays.
Julia Oseguera and Madelynn Trujillo have been selected as the Hood River Elks Students of the Month for October 2019. Both award winners are seniors at Hood River Valley High School.
The Hood River Lions Club will award the four selected winners of its annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. This year’s theme is “Journey of Peace.” The winners will receive their awards on Dec. 7 at the Hood River Library Conference Room at 2 p.m. The public is invited.
Hood River County’s Public Safety Services Survey is now live at hoodrivercounty.net. There is also a link on the county’s homepage, co.hood-river.or.us, and a Spanish translation will be online soon, also accessible from the county’s homepage. The survey will close on Dec. 15.
“Forgotten Toxic Waste Dump on the Columbia: The Bradford Island Story” is next in the Sense of Place series on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Columbia Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Food barrels are out for Christmas Project and other school and community efforts to provide for those in need for the upcoming holidays. Look for these and other ways to help, and let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have something you want the community to know about.
Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recently added five new child advocates: Elise Byers, Sonja Good Stefani, and Cynthia Wheeler, Hood River; Barry Ginter, The Dalles; and Michael Marques, Husum.
County residents will soon be asked to decide which public safety services they value most, through a survey that, the county commissioners hope, will convey the county’s financial reality without sounding like a threat to cut services.
This is the first of a two-part series that looks at the childcare crisis in Hood River County. Part II will run in Wednesday’s edition.
Youth in The Next Door’s Independent Living Program and Oregon Trail Transitional Housing program were treated to an afternoon painting party at The Next Door’s office in The Dalles. Joy Kloman, owner of Joy’s Art Studio in Hood River, led the group on Sept. 25.
Donor appreciation night at the Hood River Library provided a quick but wide-ranging update of library services, accompanied by wine and hor d’oeuvres in the main reading room on Nov. 4.
The Hood River Soil & Water Conservation District has $100,000 in grant funding available from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) and is now accepting applications from landowners for projects that improve watershed health.
Oregon Association of County Engineers and Surveyors (OACES), an affiliate of Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) presented awards recognizing outstanding performance by county engineers and surveyors at its fall conference in Bend, Oct. 20-21.
For the second year, the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s Jazz Collective Big Band will share the stage with five Gorge school jazz bands as CGOA presents Jazz Rocks! on Nov. 15 and 17.
The district attorney has filed a notice to appeal a judicial decision made in Hood River Circuit Court last month that dismissed all charges against a former Hood River County Parks employee accused of stealing a significant amount of money from the county.
The continued loss of staff at the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, and the office’s inability to fill those vacant positions due to the county’s ongoing financial crisis, has resulted in additional service reductions.
Residents from around the Gorge can again stock up on locally-grown produce and staples at the fifth annual Fill Your Pantry Market, hosted by the Rockford Grange in Hood River.
All charges against a former Hood River County Parks employee accused of stealing a significant amount of money from the county have been dismissed with prejudice — a court action that prevents an identical lawsuit from being filed in the future.
Anderson’s Tribute Center is hosting its first-ever Día de Muertos shrine this year, and the community is now invited to bring a photo and a small item to remember a deceased loved one to add to the shrine.
thirteen speakers represented Hood River Valley High School in its first regular tournament of the competitive speech season on Saturday, Oct. 12. The team joined 16 other teams at Wilson High School in Portland for the one-day event.
Falling leaves, crisper air and pumpkin spiced everything: It must be fall — a time for staying in and being cozy or getting out to enjoy the last bit of sunshine before the rainy season. But while we love fall, it doesn’t always love us back.
Alix Danielsen, Watershed Restoration and Outreach project manager for Hood River Watershed Group, will be presenting on the “Clean Rivers Coalition: An Introduction to Oregon’s Statewide Clean Water Outreach Campaign” on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at the OSU Extension meeting room, 2990 Exp…
“Heart of Gold” honorees — they are people who make a difference: People who enrich our community through their good works, selfless dedication and commitment to health.
In preparation of major county budget cuts, the Hood River County Board of Commissioners is gathering for a special work session on Monday, Oct. 7 to prioritize all of the services that Hood River County provides.
Beginning summer 2020, schools will see a historic investment in education, thanks to the Student Success Act passed by the Oregon Legislature last spring.
Once again, the Hood River Saddle Club’s spaghetti dinner scholarship fundraiser was a success; and, once again, clubhouse manager Helen Hansen’s secret sauce had folks lining up at the door before the 5 p.m. start time, bringing many back for seconds.
Hood River Valley High School Counseling Department and ASPIRE will hold a college fair and information night for all HRVHS juniors and seniors and their parents/guardians Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. in the HRVHS Commons.
Women with dependents who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to continue their education or receive training can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards).
The Hood River County (HRC) Community ID has officially launched, with 76 county residents registering for their cards during a launch event hosted by The Next Door at Hood River Valley Christian Church on Tuesday.
Gorge Happiness Month events return for fourth year in the Gorge in October with 20 different free events and participation by over 140 different businesses and organizations in 10 different towns.
In response to increased usage over the last few years, the Port of Hood River is looking into reorienting the floating dock in Nichols Basin to create a safer and more efficient dock system.
A 2018 graduate of Hood River Valley High School has pled guilty to charges of encouraging child sexual abuse in the second degree, coercion, attempted coercion and identity theft.
Though the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge Replacement Project is far from completion, the project team has put together some conceptual images of what the new bridge could look like.
Northwest pear growers have released their latest crop estimate for the 2019-20 season. The estimate is based on data reported from Washington’s Wenatchee and Yakima districts and Oregon’s Mid-Columbia and Medford districts.
Development at the final lot on the former Lower Hanel Mill site has been delayed a year, while the Port of Hood River reworks a project bid for grading and paving work for the last of four industrial lots on the site.
Terry Brandt, Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum founder, can tell anyone the finest details about any of the craft on display this weekend at the 2019 Hood River Fly-In.
When Suze Nigl, a volunteer at the Hood River Valley Christian Church thrift store, came to the site on the morning of Aug. 21, she was greeted by mounds of trash.
The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which will take effect in Hood River and Wasco counties from 1 p.m. today through 2 a.m. on Friday due to drought conditions and thunderstorm forecasts.
Hood River County has had three major changes in management over the last year: Robbie Johnson and Tina Ruffin were hired as Juvenile director and director of Budget & Finance, respectively, in January, and Eric Walker officially transitioned from interim director of Community Developmen…
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- Lighted fire trucks roll Dec. 9-11
- CAT and Meadows partner for free Gorge to Mountain Express
- Gates structure planned: Community members start planning Gates memorial structure at Nichols Basin
- Kaleidoscope: Sheppard's 100th Year: Staying connected to farmers
- HRV’s ski team hitting the slopes Jan. 4
- ‘Leader and go-getter’ Clayton MacRea retires from HRFD
- Hues in the pews: Jean Stone’s myriad colorful quilts fill Odell church sanctuary today
- Westside School adds new ‘Buddy Bench’
- Letters to the editor, Dec. 11 edition
- Rivera appointed to Council
- Zanmiller, Getchis named tech leaders
- Tree lights in Mosier, Parkdale
- Orchestra Association welcomes new board members
- Hawks show grit, desire in winning first game of the season
- Up tempo from Down Under: Australian team tops HRV boys
- Santa Paws returns Dec. 14
- Church News: Updated for Dec. 14