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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…

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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…

Hood River Adult Center and local firefighters teamed up as they do every year for Christmas Eve delivery to Hood River County Meals on Wheels clients. Wy’East Volunteer Association and West Side Fire Department volunteers carry baskets to private cars and agency rigs to make the deliveries …

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Hood River Police and Fire departments respond to a single-car accident shortly after 1 p.m. Jan. 22 on State Street just west of Sixth Street. Carlos Martinez Caraza of Dallesport drove his vehicle across the westbound lane and hit a tree, according to Police Lieut. Don Cheli. Caraza became…

Hood River City Public Works Department will accept Christmas trees at its facility at 18th and May, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through Wednesday, Jan. 20.

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The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, has announced Oregon’s 2021 Regional Teachers of the Year.

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Start: Tokki Art Supply ... — Stop — ... Start: ... opened this summer on Oak Street, its second — Stop — ... home after a short introduction ... — Start — in Bingen.

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The Port of Hood River has opened several of its Hood River waterfront sites for evacuees fleeing the wildfires in Clackamas County and other regional wildfires. Lot 1, the Event Site, the Marina Boat Launch parking lot, and the DMV parking lot are all open for overnight parking for evacuees. 

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A Hood River man was sentenced to federal prison last week for his role in a conspiracy to traffic marijuana grown in Hood River and Portland to Florida, and launder the proceeds back to Oregon, according to U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams.

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A Parkdale man, arrested in November 2019 for allegedly stabbing his brother, has pled guilty to one charge of Assault in the Second Degree, and has been sentenced to 70 months in prison, 36 months of post-prison supervision.

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After weeks of uncertainty, state health officials confirmed Klickitat County will remain in Phase 2 for the foreseeable future.

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Fire crews are expected to remain on the job overnight to ensure extinguishment of a fire that broke out around 6 p.m. Monday above Old Dalles Road, off Hidden Oaks Road, in the Pine Grove area five miles east of Hood River. The blaze burned in deciduous and coniferous stands of trees and so…

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The Oregon Hospitality Foundation awarded funds to 10 Oregon restaurants currently working to feed frontline workers and vulnerable communities during the pandemic. One of those restaurants is Celilo Restaurant & Bar in Hood River, receiving $6,900 from OHF earlier this month for their t…

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A new Hood River County Public Safety Parade has been announced for the evening of June 24. The lighted event will be similar to the annual Christmas parade, which take place in three areas on successive nights in the Hood River valley. In this case, citizens can look for one of four simulta…

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Hood River Valley High School administrator recently issued this list of Class of 2020 members and the college scholarships awarded this year.

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 To support businesses in meeting guidelines during reopening phases, the City of Hood River is offering expedited temporary use permits to allow local restaurant and retail establishments to use street right-of-way.

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The Hood River County School District Community Education program has announced cancellation of its August 2020 concert series, Families in the Park.

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“What will you do after this rally is over?” Kenzi Staciewicz of Hood River asked the crowd of 250 people who thronged both sides of State Street at Fourth Street Sunday at mid-day for a peaceful call for justice and an end to racism and police brutality.

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Hood River County Board of Commissioners will hold a special business meeting at 2 p.m. Friday to take potential action on reopening recreation areas and rescinding restrictions on transient housing.

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Fire consumed the cab of a semi heading west Tuesday on Interstate 84 in Hood River. Hood River Fire Department responded and put out the fire, keeping it from the trailer, according to Lieut. Paul Henke of the fire department. Both westbound lanes were closed for about a half-hour, stacking…

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The Port of Hood River has announced that intermittent, single-lane closures are planned for the interstate bridge, daytimes through May 1.

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“Many of you have heard of the Hood River County (HRC) Community ID. One of the goals of the ID is to promote a sense of belonging for all who live in our community,” begins a Next Door Inc. press release. “In this difficult time of social distancing and sheltering in place it is normal to f…

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Hood River Valley High School’s Team A05 Annex competed in the First Robotics Competition Clackamas tournament last week and won the Chairman’s award, the highest award possible in First Robotics, according to adviser Jeff Blackman. The team is now ranked 10th in the Pacific Northwest, The C…

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Last Saturday, Hood River Rotarians and Hood River Valley High School students helped clean up and organize the Gorge Rebuild-It Center, motivated by the recent Hood River News article about the damage done at the center during the recent burglary, said Rotarian Paul Crowley. “That led me to…

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The City of Hood River water boil notice for areas south of Summit Drive was lifted as of 2:30 p.m. Feb. 29 after test results confirmed no evidence of harmful bacteria in the water system following the damage to the water line on Lost Lake Road by a private construction crew. City of Hood R…

This year our dine and drink business locations throughout the Gorge have suffered with closures. You can help support your favorites by purchasing take out and gift cards. Many of these business will offer curb-side delivery and some will deliver to your home. Let’s keep the Gorge going strong!

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