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HOOD RIVER — While most kids were out enjoying the rides, eating cotton candy and soaking in the sun, FFA (Future Farmers of America) and 4-H member Abby Kahler was busy taking care of her market swine and goat. She spent most of the week keeping them cool during the recent heat wave that sw…

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, gyms and fitness centers were some of those hit hardest by the closures, with stricter regulations than many other types of businesses. For some of these facilities, these closures ended up becoming permanent, as they were unable to recover.

Members of the Parkdale Garden Club will hold an ice cream social at the Parkdale Memorial Garden, located at the intersection of Baseline Road and Dee Highway in Parkdale, on Sunday, Aug. 14 from 1-4 p.m.

Wilinda Blueberry Patch, 730 Frankton Road, Hood River, has opened for the season — and proceeds will provide surgeries for women suffering from obstetric fistulas.

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El entrenador de la NBA Liga-G, Mitch Thompson, y su programa bilingüe de básquetbol organizaron su primer campamento fuera de Irrigon el 22 de julio en la Primaria de Mid Valley. Se invitó a atletas jóvenes de seis a 18 años a participar en una clínica gratuita de un día organizada por Thom…

Thrive Hood River held its third annual Kids Bike Giveaway throughout June and July. Along with community partners evo and Mt. View Cycles, the group delivered 11 bikes to local kids in Hood River County.

Hood River County School District held its first board meeting for the 2022-2023 school year on July 13 at Parkdale Elementary School. All seven members were present for the in-person meeting.


A group of Bridge Replacement Project representatives will travel to Washington, D.C. next week to advocate for funds to be directed to the new Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge. Mike Fox, Hood River Port Commission and Bi-State Working Group chair; Kate McBride, mayor of Hood River;…

As the Hood River County Library District develops its priorities for the next five years, community members are invited to share thoughts to help determine its future areas of focus.

The staff, board of directors, and Capital Funds Campaign Committee for the Hood River Valley Adult Center recently announced that Business Oregon has awarded $987,299 from the Oregon Community Block Grant program for replacement of the aging kitchen at the center.

HOOD RIVER — For the past three months, Protect Our Parks (POP) Hood River volunteers have worked with Hood River Valley Parks and Rec District employees in Morrison Park to reduce wildfire danger to nearby neighborhoods and restore the park.

The Hood River County School District (HRCSD) Board of Education will vote to appoint Rolland Hayden as the next principal of Hood River Middle School on Wednesday, July 13, in its board meeting.

Hood River P.E.O. generates scholarship funds through an annual multi-family yard sale. This year’s yard sale will be Friday and Saturday, July 8-9, at the Pine Grove Grange, 2835 Van Horn Drive, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will include everything from household items to recreational equi…

HOOD RIVER — Horizon Christian School graduate Augustina “Gus” Decker has been accepted into the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. On Saturday, June 11, she ended her high school career and began her next big endeavor. Director of Admission Liaison Officer in the sta…

The Hood River Rotary awarded 12 high school seniors scholarships totaling $38,200 at The Best Western Plus Hood River Inn on June 2. Hood River Rotary raises the money for scholarships for local high school seniors that will be attending college primarily through their annual fall golf tour…

The Oregon Department of Education (ODOT) awarded Hood River County School District (HRCSD) a Safe Routes to School education (non-infrastructure) grant for the federal fiscal years of 2023 and 2024. The total award amount over this two-year period is $100,000 plus up to $50,000 toward help …

The History Museum of Hood River County and Big Britches Productions have learned that the video documentary, Cemetery Tales 2021, was selected as a Telly Winner in the 43rd Annual Telly Awards.


HOOD RIVER — The school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24 was very much on the minds of administrators, board members and the lone public commenter at the June 1 Hood River County School District board meeting, held in person at Hood River Valley High School.

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Once again, Hood River Valley High School will offer the students the chance to earn credit and have great experiences during the summer from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 11-29.

HOOD RIVER ­— On March 23, President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $2.9 billion available in funding opportunities for major infrastructure projects under Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Multimodal Projects Discretionary Grant (MPDG) program. P…


HOOD RIVER — After two years of parking lot pickups, FISH Food Bank is readying for the full reopening of in-person self-shopping on June 1.


Brad Gaylord, new sexton at Idlewilde Cemetery in Hood River, is preparing for his first Memorial Day in that role.

The Hood River Lions Club recently challenged the community to participate in generating funds to support Ukrainian refugees with immediate relief items including food, clothing, sleeping bags and medicine. In addition, bottles and cans collected and recycled during a two-week period in Apri…

Hood River County School District’s new family engagement specialists, Migrant Program Director Patricia Ortega Cooper and Director of Communications Stephanie Hoppe organized the first Colors of the Gorge event at Westside Elementary School on May 14 — moved from its original Jackson Park l…


HOOD RIVER — “Possibilities” was the theme of the May 11 Hood River County School Board meeting, held in person at the Nathaniel Coe Administration Center.

The Hood River Farmers Market opened for the season on May 7 and returns each Saturday through November from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Fifth and Columbia parking lot across from Full Sail Brewing.

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For the second straight year, Hood River Valley High School’s speech and debate team has won the 5A state championship. The team was recognized at the May 11 school board meeting, held in person for the first time since October at the Nathaniel Coe Administration Center.

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