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 …
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…
Hood River County School District is on track to meet Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) health metrics to reopen schools for in-person instruction for students in kindergarten through third grade (K-3) by Nov. 9.
Voter turnout is running high throughout the Mid-Columbia, a reflection of acute concerns over ballot security throughout the U.S.
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…
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…
The top two candidates for Secretary of State said Oct. 12 they did not want to use that office as a stepping stone to running for governor in 2022 and questioned each other’s independence from influence by their political parties.
The Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) board approved a $20,000 gift to Hood River County School District (HRCSD) to support distance learning efforts in its Monday, Sept. 14, meeting.
A rare dust event obscures the Washington side of the river Monday in these images taken from Hood River Marina beach at about 1:30 p.m. The plume covers part of Hood River bridge, and walkers on Marina Beach are framed against the plume. A parfait of dust, green river water, and beach strat…
La Administración de Pequeñas Empresas de EE. UU. (SBA), en consulta con el Departamento de la Tesoro, publicó una solicitud de perdón de préstamos más simple para préstamos del Programa de Protección de Cheques de Pago (PPP) de $ 50,000 o menos.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, has released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and admini…
El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Hood River ha informado sobre el primer fallecimiento de un residente del condado de Hood River por COVID-19.
“Es con gran tristeza que hoy informamos sobre el primer fallecimiento de un residente del condado Hood River por COVID-19. Esta persona estaba en sus noventa años, dio positivo el 9 de Octubre y murió el 14 de Octubre. ¡Extendemos nuestro más sentido pésame a familiares y amigos! En este mo…
Following an extensive search process, the City of Hood River has selected Mark Janeck as the City of Hood River’s new public works director. Janeck’s first day was Sept. 21.
Winter warming shelters provide an invaluable service to the area’s homeless population, but the COVID-19 pandemic adds another layer of difficulty to operations that primarily rely on donations and volunteers to keep going: Their operating space is too small to accommodate social distancing.
A local man released from NORCOR while waiting for his case to go through Hood River County Circuit Court now faces additional Harassment and Contempt of Court charges for allegedly violating a no-contact order on his release agreement.
City of Hood River Public Works employees install revised signs Friday at Waterfront Park and Children’s Park, the two city-owned playground facilities that remain off-limits during the pandemic, as they have been since April. In late September the City Council affirmed the continued closure…
Parkdale teachers and other community members take tests Wednesday at Parkdale School as Medical Teams International and Oregon Health Authority sponsored free COVID-19 testing events last week. Testing in Cascade Locks, Parkdale and Odell, were the first by Medical Teams in Oregon involving…
Columbia Gorge Community College’s mission is “Building dreams and transforming lives by providing lifelong educational programs that strengthen our community.” So, how’s the college doing? CGCC invites you to complete this customer survey by Wednesday, Oct. 14. Your responses will help the college gauge public awareness of programs and services; there’s also opportunity for suggestions to improve.
Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) will be hosting the 2020 Columbia Gorge Economic Symposium on Friday, Nov. 6 in a virtual format. With the impacts on the regional economy from COVID-19, this year’s annual event will focus on economic and employment trends, recovery and res…
Every year, National 4-H Week sees millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni come together to celebrate the many positive youth development opportunities offered by 4-H. The theme for this year’s National 4-H Week, Opportunity4All, is a campaign that was created by National 4-H Counc…
Understanding Medicare is not a walk in the park. It’s more like crawling through a dark cave: Disorienting and challenging. And every year during Medicare Open Enrollment from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, you get to explore that cave again!
Hood River City Council will hold a joint meeting with Hood River County Board of Commissioners for the second time in a month on Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. Earlier, the two bodies met to hear a Covid-19 update from County Health Department officials.
PARKDALE — The Mt. Hood Town Hall, the Upper Hood River Valley’s community center, is slowly opening again under the state COVID-19 guidelines. The annual spring event to raise funds to restore, maintain and operate the Town Hall had to be canceled. Town Hall volunteers hope a new donation c…
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- First Hood River County COVID-19 fatality reported
- A long struggle for space: Warming shelters transition to a non-congregate, socially-distant model
- KEGLER’S CORNER: Levi Phelps is Bowler of the Week
- Photo Gallery: Zim's takes first in softball season
- Police reports, Oct. 14 edition
- Fatal crash on I-84, Hood River County
- Candidate profiles: Mayor, City of Cascade Locks
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- NW Natural does paving work in Hood River
- Updated, Oct. 6: HR Council approves bid plan for possible new police station, Council and County Board hold joint meeting Oct. 13
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- HRCSD targets reopening schools
- HR county Christmas Project registration begins
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- PACT presents one-act plays Oct. 31; Zoom shows lead-up to Adult Center capital campaign
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