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Hood River City Council has appointed two council members, Jessica Metta and Tim Counihan, to a subcommittee charged with creating interview questions that will be presented to applicants for the mayor vacancy.

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Get your tickets, grab your appetite and plan to come to the Hood River Saddle Club spaghetti dinner on Friday, Sept. 20 from 5-8 p.m. at the clubhouse, located on the corner of Belmont and Country Club.

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Columbia Gorge Express will transition to its fall schedule starting Sept. 16.Service will taper in phases to accommodate the gradually shrinking crowds, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Thunder and lightning shook Hood River County during an intense storm Friday evening, as seen in this image, courtesy of Blaine Franger. The National Weather Service forecasts mild weather — partly cloudy with a chance of showers — for the rest of this week. Temperature highs are expected to…

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The public will have another chance to provide input on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge Replacement Project on Thursday, Sept. 12, during a project meeting at the White Salmon Fire Department. The meeting runs 4-6 p.m., and there will be a reserved time for public comment.

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The Port of Hood River will re-grade and repair deteriorated asphalt on portions of the Waterfront Trail near the marina fuel dock and the port offices beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10 and continuing until further notice, said a press release.Port crews will remove all paving from the small secti…

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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.

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Paul Blackburn turned the gavel over to Mayor Pro Tem Kate McBride at the Aug. 26 meeting, and also gave her his copy of Roberts Rules of Order, codifying a new mayoral tradition.

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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.

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On Aug. 25, 10 kids attended an Art for Kids event with Jordan Kim, a local mixed media collage artist at Found and Rewound. This event was hosted by Adams Creek Cohousing, a cohousing community being designed in Hood River that has developed a vision for a safe and supportive community for …

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Better ways to combat invasive weeds, developing planning tools to sequester carbon in forests, creating pollinator habitat on irrigation pipeline corridors — these are just a few applications that will come to fruition in the coming years because of funding from USDA’s Natural Resources Con…

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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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Two defendants in the criminal case surrounding the death of a baby at an illegally-operated daycare in Hood River in May 2018 have each pled guilty to one charge of criminal mistreatment in the first degree, a felony, and one charge of operating a childcare facility without certification, a…

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A Hood River man was sentenced to 20 years in a psychiatric institution in Hood River County Circuit Court on Tuesday, officially closing a case that began when a juvenile was attacked with a sword last year. 

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Providence Hood River Foundation’s latest project, Basecamp, focuses on caring for your heart. With prevention and wellness at the forefront, the program also includes the goal of providing life-saving AED’s (automatic external defibrillators) to the community through other non-profits. AEDs…

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Columbia Area Transit (CAT) has scheduled three public meetings to inform the public of their expanded services and to gather input from residents and businesses. Through funding from an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) grant, CAT will begin providing the Columbia Gorge Express service.

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Mayor Paul Blackburn received the key to the city at Monday’s Hood River City Council meeting, his last as mayor after years serving as mayor and council member.

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Thunder Island Brewing Company breaks ground, with help from a dust-raising backhoe, Tuesday at its future brewery and resturant site on WaNaPa Avenue, just west of the Overlook Park-Post Office complex. Owners Dave Lipps and Carolyn Park, right, welcomed a crowd of about 200 people who enjo…

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The Port of Hood River is working to define a fine structure for vehicles repeatedly avoiding the toll on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge.

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About 125 people gathered at Oak Grove Park Aug. 11 to celebrate the park’s 45th birthday with an afternoon that included softball, live music by Los Amigos de la Sierra, Lions barbecue and a birthday cake. Park supporter and volunteer Leslie Melby said that lots of volunteers made the day p…

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