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The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) has been selected as a stop for the 2019 Great Race, announced a WAAAM press release. This year’s race runs from Riverside, Calif., to Tacoma, Wash., in the race’s first all-West Coast journey in 36 years.

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Patty and Mike Schend were presented with the award “Friends in Education” by the Oregon Retired Educators Association at their annual state convention, held May 6-7, this year in Hood River. Making the presentation was Sue Hukari, Unit 20, OREA member.

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After nearly nine months of deliberation, Hood River County officially amended its Short Term Rental (STR) Regulations, following a divided Board of Commissioners vote Monday evening. The ordinance will go into effect June 20.

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United Way of the Columbia Gorge held its annual allocation announcement reception at Mt. Hood Winery on May 2, announcing allocations of $251,000 to 33 agencies in Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Klickitat and Skamania counties. 

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Oak Grove Park received a generous amount of TLC last week, when volunteers of all ages from the community, Friends of Oak Grove and the Insitu Volunteer Committee got together to complete a wide variety of tasks in the park. Friends of Oak Grove would like to thank: Volunteers for their har…

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Both revenue requests from Hood River County failed on the May 21 ballot.Chrissy Reitz easily secured her Position 1 seat on the Hood River County School Board, and Kristi Chapman will be the newest Port of Hood River Commission member.On Measure 14-65, the five-year local option levy, the v…

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Beneath tents adorned with dozens of paper flags, each bearing the name, internment camp number and birthdate of a Hood River area resident of Japanese descent who was interned during World War II, the Japanese Heritage Garden celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday, May 17, with a series …

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A series of recent operations by the Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force (MINT) resulted in multiple arrests for possession and distribution of controlled substances, according to a May 17 Hood River County Sheriff’s Office press release.

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A new Hood River County School District parent group — Familias Unidas — will host its first-ever “Migrant Education” summit on Saturday, June 1 at Wy’east Middle School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be in Spanish, with English interpretation available.

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The Mt. Hood National Forest announced that a portion of the 16 Road, sometimes referred to as “Red Hill Road” within the Hood River Ranger District, will be closed for the remainder of May and most of June due to timber harvest operations taking place in the area. 

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center invite the public to celebrate the 26th Annual Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This annual commemoration highlights the spectacular journeys that migratory birds take each year as they trav…

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The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood or platelets now through June 10…

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The Hood River County Library District announces its newest collection, a Library of Things. The collection supports lifelong learning and creativity by providing the physical tools necessary to explore new areas of interest and learn new skills, said a press release.

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Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association recruited a new music maker for its “Symphonic Spectacular” season finale this weekend: A gleaming Kawai grand piano, on loan from Portland’s West Coast Piano.

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The Port of Hood River announced that contract crews from Abhe & Svoboda completed their work a week ahead of schedule, and the remaining nighttime bridge closures scheduled for this project (May 19-23) have been canceled.Abhe & Svoboda completed all repairs to the bridge portal fram…

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A celebration in support of Hood River Valley High School sophomore Jesus Ledezma, a member of the HRVHS boys’ soccer team who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, brought a large crowd to the high school gym and cafeteria Thursday evening. While the number hasn’t been finalized, teacher Ca…

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Over the weekend, someone placed this sign in Morrison Park, home to a disc golf course, trails and picnic tables, as a comment on the Hood River City Council’s recent decision upholding the rezoning of Morrison Park, aka Lot 700, for a future as shared affordable housing and a developed par…

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Visitors spending time along the waterfront will see a number of new signs installed in the coming months, each offering valuable safety and directional information, as well as info on local history and geography.

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Hood River Adopt A Dog hosts Art of Bark gallery show and silent auction on May 17 from 6-10 p.m. at the Hood River Hotel. Artists’ portraits of selected adopted pets will be unveiled and sold along with calendars bearing the portraits. Proceeds benefit HRAAD; more at hoodriveradoptadog.org.…

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No one was hurt Monday in an unusual accident on Interstate 84, about a half-mile west of exit 62. A pickup truck being towed by a semi struck the concrete divider and the semi jackknifed. Hood River Police, Oregon State Police and Hood River County Sheriff responded, along with Columbia Riv…

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It’s lunchtime May 8 for Kirby Nagelhout Construction workers at the May Street School project. Project supervisor Mike Carter hands out tickets for a prize drawing for employees of Kirby Nagelhout during the safety week luncheon, held in the construction headquarters lot across from the pro…

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Staged and ready thanks to a training meeting, Wy’East District firefighters quelled a fire at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday at Odell Apartments.

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