Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, hosts its annual Veterans Day service Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The event will also be live-streamed.
The co-owners of Working Hands Fermentation — a collaboration between Slopeswell Cider and local brewer Kasey McCullough — have a lot to celebrate.
Online registrations for the 2021 Hood River County Christmas Project will start Wednesday, Oct. 27 and continue through Nov. 27. The program assists with food and children’s gifts for Hood River County families in need during the Christmas holiday.
The Hood River Shelter Services (HRSS) has found a new place to call home and is shifting operations to 1733 Oak St. in Hood River. The Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC) received funding from a federal Emergency Solutions Grant that will support site development and cover staffin…
The Board of Directors of Columbia Center for the Arts has announced that Yasmin Acosta-Myers (she/her) has accepted the offer to serve as interim executive director, effective Sept. 21.
Columbia Gorge CASA Board President Julie Nygaard has announced that Susan Erickson will leave her role as CASA executive director this fall when she and her family move away from the Gorge.
HOOD RIVER — A former employee of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital has a filed a notice of intent to sue Hood River County, Hood River County District Attorney’s Office, former Hood River DA John Sewell, and the State of Oregon, asserting a claim for damages over allegations Sewell vi…
How do you rehearse and perform during lockdown — or after lockdown, with mandated social distancing requirements in place?
HOOD RIVER — The Hood River County Board of Commissioners is considering an ordinance to establish a parking permit program for Post Canyon. If adopted, designated fee parking zones on county forest land would be identified with the goal of managing recreational use in the county’s tree farm…
Gorge Grown Food Network’s Hood River Farmers Market was held in the old Hood River News parking lot on Oct. 2, as Hops Fest was taking place in its usual spot. The market has returned to the Fifth and Columbia parking lot, and runs through November.
Hood River County Early Childhood Committee’s Drive-Thru Children’s Fair, held at River of Life Assembly on Oct. 2 “was a huge success,” said organizer Terri Vann, with 18 agencies present and more than 150 children served. The health department gave 23 flu shots and a COVID vaccine, and Pro…
El Columbia Center for the Arts anuncia la contratación de la directora ejecutiva provisional Yasmin Acosta-Myers servirá a la comunidad de Columbia Gorge como directora ejecutiva provisional del Centro de Artes.
More than 100 people gathered in downtown Hood River on Oct. 2 in solidarity with Women’s Marches across the U.S. The Hood River event, held at the corner of Oak and Sixth streets, focused on abortion rights. Guest speakers shared personal stories of abortion, and several pieces of art were …
Hood River County School District Human Resources Director Catherine Dalbey presented district safety processes to board members at the Sept. 22 meeting.
Thrive Hood River will host a free webinar, Land Use 101, on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with guest speaker Greg Holmes. To register, contact email@example.com.
HOOD RIVER — In response to the lowered load rating imposed by Oregon Department of Transportation in March, the Port of Hood River will conduct extensive live load testing on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge Oct. 9-24. Testing activities will take place on the bridge seven days…
The board of directors for Hood River County School District (HRCSD) have adjusted two protocols for school board meetings. The school district will implement these revised protocols on Wednesday, Oct. 13, when the board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Nathaniel Coe Administration Center.
Attending the 50th (plus one) class reunion for Hood River High School class of 1970 — the last graduating class from HRHS — are, first row, left to right: Ron Halvorson, Marlene Colclesser Clymer, Barb Vogt, Jan Mellenthin, Pam Bagley Hoikka, Julie Jensen Cantrell, Karen Talley Owings, Mart…
HOOD RIVER — The Gorge Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Composite Squadron was one of four squadrons in Oregon that qualified and won the Quality Cadet Unit Award.
HOOD RIVER — A group of protesters calling for “medical freedom” outside the Coe Administration Building in Hood River Sept. 22, garnering honks by passersby as those arriving for the Hood River County School Board meeting entered the building.
HOOD RIVER — Due to the recent rise in new COVID-19 cases throughout Hood River County, the Health Department is currently unable to reach out to positive individuals in a timely manner regarding case investigation and quarantine guidance, according to a press release from the department. “W…
HOOD RIVER — At the Sept. 8 Hood River County School Board Meeting, members unanimously voted to approve an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) that would transfer the district’s Community Education recreation and sports programming to Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. In a collaboration between Gorge Wellness Alliance, Survivors of Suicide Loss Support group, Hood River Valley High School, Columbia Gorge Community College, Hood River County Library and Hood River County Prevention Department, signs of hope …
Cascade Locks — The Oregon Department of Transportation recently issued new load ratings for the Bridge of The Gods that spans the Columbia River between Cascade Locks and Washington State Highway 14.
HOOD RIVER — Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center has been selected as one of five community mediation centers from around the nation to participate in the second year of a national pilot project.
East Fork Irrigation District has hired Steve Pappas as its new district manager. Pappas is originally from John Day, and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Portland. He has worked for more than 20 years in the natural gas industry, overseeing and managing large pipeline p…
The Mid-Columbia Association of REALTORS (MCAR) is sponsoring a Shred Day fundraiser benefitting Hood River Special Olympics this Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Rite Aid parking lot, 2049 W. Cascade Ave. in Hood River. Shred NW will have a document shredding vehicle i…
HOOD RIVER — Now in its 30th year, the annual Columbia Gorge CROP Hunger Walk is going virtual to keep everyone safe and healthy during the pandemic. Walk alone, with immediate family or in small groups, keeping a safe distance apart.
HOOD RIVER — The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM), 1600 Air Museum Road, will host the 2021 Hood River Fly-in at the Hood River Airport on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the hundreds of airplanes that are expect to arrive from a…
August 2021 is now the second highest month for new COVID-19 infections in Hood River County since the beginning of the pandemic, reports the Hood River County Health Department. There were 221 new COVID-19 cases, the second highest behind December 2020, which saw more than 400 new cases.
HOOD RIVER — In response to a positive COVID-19 case within Columbia Center for the Arts, the center is announcing the following changes to the gallery schedule to enable full completion of quarantine, testing, and sanitation protocols:
In response to the rise in COVID cases throughout the Gorge, the Port of Hood River met virtually on August 24. Conversations centered around planned repairs and testing of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge and changes at the Ken Jernstedt Airfield. Engineers gave updates on the …
HOOD RIVER — Hood River County School District Superintendent Rich Polkinghorn shared the district’s operating and COVID precaution plans at the Aug. 25 board meeting. The first day of school will be Sept. 7.
“This year we start the year still gripped in a COVID pandemic,” Polkinghorn told the board in his opening remarks.
HOOD RIVER — Staff at Horizon Christian and Hood River County School District sites are getting ready to welcome students back into classrooms beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7.
On Aug. 15, Hood River Police Officer Emelike Delancy made a traffic stop near the Marina Shell station. During the traffic stop, more than two pounds of methamphetamine, one ounce of heroin, two firearms and cash were seized. The firearms were possessed by a convicted felon. Three individua…
Once again, as high summer temperatures enter the region, our houseless and most vulnerable community members are at extreme risk of heat and sun exposure that threatens their health and well-being.
HOOD RIVER — The potential Westside Park is slowly becoming a reality for Hood River Parks and Recreation District. The 20-acre plot of land directly northwest of Westside Elementary School has been sitting mostly unoccupied for years. The Parks and Recreation organization is considering pur…
Hood River — City of Hood River residents could be smelling strange odors and seeing smoke associated with their household plumbing and the city sewer system during daylight hours Aug. 12-13 as city utility crews “smoke test” the system, according to a press release from the city’s utility d…
One Community Health is hosting a series of back to school health fairs to help kids catch up on their health care before the school year starts, according to a press release. The fairs will take place at One Community Health’s clinics in Hood River and The Dalles and are for kids ages 2-17.
HOOD RIVER — Leith Gaines is stepping down from her position as executive director at Columbia Center for the Arts. According to a press release, her resignation is effective Aug. 27.
La preparatoria de Hood River Valley está ofreciendo una academia de verano para estudiantes migrantes cuyas familias viven en viviendas temporales y trabajan en la industria agrícola. El especialista en participación familiar del distrito escolar del condado de Hood River, Jamie Rivera, dij…
Hood River Valley High School is offering a Summer Academy for migrant students whose families live in temporary housing and work in the agricultural industry.
The Port of Cascade Locks has been allocated $1.3 million from the 2021 Oregon Legislature to support key projects and economic development in Cascade Locks. The funds were secured by Sen. Chuck Thomsen from American Recovery Act money that Oregon received and was made available for legislat…
Hood River County School District Superintendent Rich Polkinghorn told the school board at its July 14 business meeting that 800 students are enrolled in summer school this year in an expanded program made possible by grant funding through the State of Oregon.
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- CASA executive director to step down
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