The Hood River Chamber of Commerce, doing business as Visit Hood River, has rallied in partnership with community stakeholders to bring a celebration of the season to the community this holiday season, despite a global pandemic.
Judge Paul Crowley of Hood River, who served Gorge communities for more than 22 years as an Oregon District and Circuit Court judge before retiring in 2014, has been awarded the Oregon Senior Judge of the Year award by the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court.
Columbia River Gorge residents and travelers are invited to a virtual public for the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge Replacement Project hearing on Dec. 3, 2020 .
At approximately 2:33 a.m. this morning (Nov. 24), Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 68.
Since 1993, Cascade Locks City Hall staff have sponsored a Christmas Giving Tree for children in need, ages 0 to a senior in high school, who reside in the Cascade Locks / Dodson-Warrendale areas.
The Gratitude University community project is about to publish an on-line book honoring essential and frontline workers and “unsung heroes,” and submissions are needed this week, “expressing your gratitude for them and their work,” said GU founder Sara Rose Donahue of Parkdale.
What began as a way to make the Harmony of the Gorge Chorus “a little money” has turned into a major project for a Hood River couple.
The Oregon Employment Department has announced that it is preparing for an increase in unemployment claims following Governor Kate Brown’s statewide Two-Week Freeze. Oregonians whose employment is impacted by this effort to curb the exponential spread of COVID-19 will need to either file an …
Health emergencies don’t pause for a pandemic or holiday celebrations. The Red Cross needs the help of blood donors across the country now to ensure patients continue to have access to lifesaving blood.
Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts — filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys — to children worldwide for more than two decades. This is a project that everyone can still be a part of, even with COVID-19 restrictions, according to a pres…
The Hood River Watershed Group will co-host its November virtual presentation with the Hood River Forest Collaborative on Nov. 24 from 6-8 p.m.
Among the countless cancellations wrought by the pandemic this year was the annual United Way of the Columbia Gorge fall gala, which is normally one of the organization’s primary fundraisers. Other United Way fundraising events also have been canceled including the annual holiday benefit concert.
Hood River Valley Adult Center (HRVAC), now referred to as The Center, kicks off its capital funds campaign during the annual Hood River Senior Citizens, Inc., board of directors meeting Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. via Zoom; for a link, email Executive Director Amy Mallet, hrvacAMY@gorge.net.
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) named Hood River County School District (HRCSD) student Jacob Kaplan a semifinalist in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program on Sept. 9.
Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center has been selected as one of five community mediation centers from around the nation to participate in a grant-funded pilot project. The project will develop conflict resolution and leadership skills in young adults (ages 21-35), with a focus on those who …
CORRECTION: A Columbia Gorge News article on Nov. 11 stated little scholarship money would be available. This was incorrect. According to Jim White of the Trout Lake Community Foundation, the organization has built up an endowment to provide for scholarships during uncertain times. “We thus …
Republican Cliff Bentz of Ontario was winning by a wide margin in the race for the open congressional seat representing Central and Eastern Oregon, voting returns showed Nov. 3.
Former local sports coach Kevin Howard Dale, 31, avoided additional jail time and having to register as a sex offender in a plea bargain reached last month in two 2019 cases alleging he inappropriately touched two young women.
Registrations for the 2020 Hood River County Christmas Project started Nov. 1 and continue through Dec. 7. The program provides assistance with food and children’s gifts for families in need, during the Christmas holiday and benefits Hood River County families that currently meet State of Or…
Not day-to-day, but week-to-week, comes the timeline on a decision for when elementary kids in Hood River County School District might return to in-person learning.
Four missionaries from Church of Latter Day Saints set up a table in front of Hood River Stationers last week offering blank cards and pens for people to write notes of support to firefighters. Sisters Aurora Sperry, left, Raquel Grimaldo, Hailey Smith, Chloe Welch are assigned to service in…
Performances at Adult Center Theater (PACT) presents two one-act plays, via computer, on Oct. 31 in a benefit for the Hood River Valley Adult Center.
Donated books and bags of Lego toys are going out to Hood River County children in a partnership between Hood River Library District and Library Foundation and Hood River County School District.
Oregon artists may now apply to a new Artist Relief Program created by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with The Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. Awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be distributed until the program fund, totaling ju…
Women who have primary financial responsibility for themselves and their dependents and have financial need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards for Women. Applications are available online at bit.ly/LYDA-apply …
Voter turnout is running high throughout the Mid-Columbia, a reflection of acute concerns over ballot security throughout the U.S.
The Hood River City Council directed $195,000 in CARES Act funding to local partners that aid social services agencies, business organizations and individuals economically impacted by COVID-19.
A modified Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair took place at the Hood River County Fairgrounds this past weekend, Oct. 16-17, with some COVID-19 safety precautions in place. Painters-tape arrows on the floor guided shoppers on a one-way route through each fair building, hand sanitizer stations were p…
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