Latest stories


Tease photo

Wrestling teams find success in Central Oregon matches

The HRV varsity and girls wrestling team were able to fit in some more matches late last week before the next round of winter storms crippled Oregon and came away with some notable victories, particularly the girls team, which added another team trophy to its case.

Report hunt results by to ODFW Jan. 31 to avoid penalty

Any hunter who purchased 2016 big game or turkey tags needs to report their hunt results by the deadline, which is Jan. 31 for most tags, says the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Sports Briefs for Jan. 21

Sports impacted by weather… again, Gorge Roller Girls season opener Jan. 28

Tease photo

Weekend weather outlook calls for more snow in the Gorge

I-84 reopens after days frozen

Hopes of a mid-week thaw were dashed by persistent freezing rain that became sheets of ice throughout the Gorge, prompting officials to close Interstate 84.

Tease photo

Oregon Guard helps with Inaugural

Fifty members of an Oregon National Guard unit with a presence in the Gorge travelled this week to Washington, D.C. to support the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

Tease photo

Pedestrian dangers cited as digging out begins

Among the quietest places in the Gorge was Interstate 84 for the past four days; the freeway finally reopened at 11 p.m. Thursday.

Tease photo

Argentine visitor expands horizons in Hood River visit

Seventeen-year-old Sofía Pugnaloni, from Argentina, has a talent for learning English.

Entertainment update for Jan. 21

Winter Festival of the Gorge at Underground Music Jan. 20; more

Service announcements for Jan. 21: Katherine Hodson, Beatrice Goss and Michael Denny

Katherine Hodson, Beatrice Goss and Michael Denny

Death notices for Jan. 21: Daren McCafferty, Donna Koons, Tony Lesollen and William Fashing

Daren McCafferty, Donna Koons, Tony Lesollen and William Fashing

Closures and cancelations for Friday, Jan. 20

Closures and cancelations for Friday, Jan. 20

I-84 reopens

Interstate 84 has been opened from Hood River to Troutdale, in both directions.

Traffic jam on bridge

TRAFFIC ALERT: Thursday 4 p.m.: Heavy congestion on the Hood River Bridge.

Cancelations for Thursday, Jan. 19

Cancelations for Thursday.

Tease photo

I-84 closed Thursday, snow may return soon

Interstate 84 still closed, some snow may fall tonight and tomorrow morning.

I-84 still closed Wednesday afternoon

I-84 remains closed between Hood River and Troutdale Wednesday afernoon.

Cancelations for Wednesday, Jan. 18

We will update as information becomes available.

Tease photo

Yesteryears: Hood River Memorial Hospital begins remodeling project in 1987

Work started Monday on a remodeling project designed to provide all the comforts and conveniences of a Portland facility to Hood River Memorial Hospital patients.

Tease photo

Roots and Branches: ‘He never gave up’

The seemingly endless blanket of sparkling white snow on the ground exceeded the top rail of our deck this week, blocking the view of the brilliant white valley below.

Tease photo

Teams forming now: ‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake’ returns March 11

The Next Door’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge is right around the corner. The fun takes place on Saturday, March 11 at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.