Just in time for Parkdale Elementary School children to return to school, artwork arrived designed to communicate visually about healthful eating.
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, renowned for his annual town halls in Oregon, staged his April 3 town hall virtually from Hood River’s port offices. Wyden answered Hood River County residents’ questions ranging from the local impact of President Biden’s Build Back Better infrastructure bill now bein…
HOOD RIVER — In the past decade, the the City of Hood River, located attractively between the lush Columbia River Gorge and the Cascade Mountains recreation areas, has seen its residential home prices skyrocket, pricing middle income locals out of the market. To encourage developers to buil…
Large groups of people are newly eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5, including frontline workers and their age-eligible family members living with them, and those 16 and older with underlying health conditions as defined by the CDC.
A first alarm structure fire was reported on the morning of Tuesday, March 23 at the 2600 block of Wy’east Road in Odell. All Hood River County fire agencies responded to the blaze. Wy’East Fire Chief Greg Borton said the structure was fully involved on one side when firefighters arrived on …
A contingent of about 60 people, including Hood River County School District teachers and supporters, gather Wednesdays at 4 p.m. at Overlook Memorial Park to present their case to the public over negotiations for a Hood River Education Association contract, which expired a year ago. The dis…
This week, the final meals will be delivered from local restaurants to the Hood River Warming Shelter, located at Hood River Valley Christian Church on Indian Creek Road.
Join Mt. Adams Institute for a virtual Sense of Place event, “The Legacy & Promise of Land Grant Universities and Oregon State University Extension in the Gorge,” March 10 at 7 p.m. on Zoom featuring Ann Harris.
As Bingen-based SDS Lumber Company prepares to sell their corporate assets, local groups are likewise preparing to engage the community in an effort to bring about awareness of the potential impacts the sale could have in the Gorge region.
Water usage by Google, especially as it relates to two new proposed data centers in The Dalles, is currently being negotiated between Google LLC and the City of The Dalles, and details of that agreement will be made public when negotiations are complete, Mayor Rich Mays said during the publi…
UPDATED March 4 to clarify that Google (Design LLC) could choose to develop only only one project, or none; and that the Community Service Fee distribution is decided among the taxing districts, but the districts could choose to distribute those funds in any manner.
A wide range of special taxing districts — ports, school districts, fire districts and others — will be on the May 18 Hood River County Special Districts election ballot for the purpose of electing members, commissioners or directors. The election will conducted by mail.
The state’s switch of Hood River’s coronavirus rating from Extreme up to High Risk two weeks ago allows some indoor seating for the first time in months and opened up limited opportunities for Hood River County restaurants.
The Hood River County Library District, Library Foundation and Friends of the Library are launching a fundraising campaign for the Library District to purchase a bookmobile. The Library District is excited to support Hood River County with the services a mobile library can provide, according…
Hood River — Starting Feb. 1, the Hood River County Library District went fine free for all patrons. “Fine free” means that patrons will not be fined daily for overdue materials. This change is a part of an institutional movement from libraries nationwide, guided by the recommendations of th…
Gnarled rebar and piles of gray rubble line the deck of the Interstate 84 bridge over the Hood River, where traffic serpentines past an unusual public works demolition project.
Many know OF the garden, but most don’t know ABOUT the garden. Let me start at the very beginning ... there were once two Hood River churches, Asbury United Methodist Church and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, that decided to join forces to become Spirit of Grace Church. Located at 1140 Tucker…
Starting Feb. 1, the Hood River County Library District is going fine free for all patrons. “Fine free” means that patrons will not be fined daily for overdue materials. This change is a part of an institutional movement from libraries nationwide, guided by the recommendations of the America…
Beginning the week of Jan. 25, Hood River County School District plans to offer limited in-person instruction (LIPI) to eligible students within Hood River County.
Hood River Valley High School teacher Dave Case is up for an award from the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), the premier international honors and scholarship program. Case was named one of 20 Claes Nobel Educators of the Year Award 2020 finalists.
Gorge residents are invited to participate in a celebration of the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — virtually — on Monday, Jan. 18. The theme of this year’s celebration, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), is a paraphrased quote by Dr. King: “We are tied…
Doug Kelly started Dec. 1 as Chief Administrative Officer and Fire Marshal for West Side Fire District, succeeding Jim Trammell, who has retired from fire service after 50 years.
A group of businesses in Wasco County have been strategizing and preparing for a legal battle as they seek to challenge the governor’s order restricting indoor gatherings due to COVID-19.
Five women wearing down jackets and gloves spread out across a patio on May Street in Hood River. They lunge and squat as a child watches curiously from the back of a passing tandem bike.
On Dec. 4-5, the Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate Team competed at the Virtual Holiday Edge Cleveland/Clackamas Tournament. There were 46 schools from around the state attending, with 583 entries. It is the largest tournament in the state.
Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program has introduced its newest child advocates: Laurie Balmuth, Stephanie Bowen, Vicki Brennan, Lisa Farrell, Elise Gettleman, Rachel Harvey, Susan Sorensen, and Julie Tucker, all of Hood River County.
When Dr. Lynn Orr was interviewed by Hood River News in October 2015, shortly after arriving in her new job as director of The History Museum of Hood River County, she said, “I’ve always been captivated by the physical presence of objects and the stories they tell ... the time they were made…
The annual Hood River County Christmas Lighted Truck Parade will take place Dec. 7 in the Odell area, Dec. 8 in Parkdale and Dee, in Hood River on Dec. 9, and new this year, in Cascade Locks on Dec. 10, all from 6-9 p.m.
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 .
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.
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- Hood River City Council to consider housing rules
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- Post Canyon Trail could close
- Hood River County vaccination clinic Saturday (English and Spanish)
- Cross country season culminates with district championship meet Wednesday
- Search underway for White Salmon superintendent
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