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Travelogue: Volcanoes of Chile

January is often a time to struggle with recently made resolutions. However, for me, every three years or so, January has meant packing my bags and field equipment and hopping a plane to the far end of South America.

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Travelogue: Laos

Dams in Southeast Asia

In the United States, the era of big dam building ended some 30 years ago. That’s primarily because most of the best dam sites are already utilized and we’ve become much more aware of the environmental problems associated with dams. In the developing world, dam building is just getting started. River systems in Latin America, Africa, China, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe are being dammed at a staggering pace.

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After the fire: Piecing together the story of the 1937 AGA fire

At the close of December 1937 — 80 years ago — a special announcement and colorful insert caught my eye as I scanned for items for our weekly Yesteryears compilation: The celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Apple Growers Association (AGA).

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Deck the Halls...and the porches and trees and roofs and railings and barns...

Hood River Valley residents find no end of ways to decorate for Christmas. Here is a series of the serious and the whimsical, and seriously whimsical, displays you might have missed.

Friends at 40: Hood River visitors revel in Tsuruta hospitality

It all started when we picked up Hood River folks from Aomori-Shin Station.

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'Merry Christmas, Strega Nona' opens Dec. 9

Columbia Center for the Arts presents family-friendly holiday comedy

A fun, joyful and poignant story of how villagers in southern Italy discover the magic of Christmas comes to the stage in Hood River starting Saturday.

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‘A Christmas Carol’ opens Dec. 2: Interview with Gary “Ebenezer Scrooge” Young

Gary Young, who portrays Ebenezer Scrooge in the new production of Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” sat for an interview Nov. 27 in his Heights home, after polishing off a bowl of his own homemade soup. He spoke with editor Kirby Neumann-Rea, who has the role of Mr. Fezziwig in the production, by Plays For Non-Profits.

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A Christmas Carol: Plays for Non-Profits presents a compassionate classic

“You are about to show me shadows of the things that have not happened, but will happen in the time before us. Is that so, spirit?” Scrooge’s longest night receives a fresh take starting Dec. 2 from the large cast of “A Christmas Carol,” directed by Lynda Dallman, on stage at Wy’east Middle School.

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Happy Thanksgiving: Turkey words and pictures

Local kids cook up ideas for Thanksgiving

How do you catch a turkey?

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Meet this year’s HRVHS exchange students

The Hood River Valley High School exchange students arrived this past summer, and call various countries home. Francesca Mela, Javier Pico Escudero, Julia Carmen Van den Broek, Nadja Essing, and Stefan Salmar are among these students, and had a lot to say about their experience and what they have enjoyed about their exchange so far.

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Waiting for Godot: Classic Beckett tragicomedy opens this weekend

Two men wait by the side of a deserted road, near a barren tree.

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Kaleidoscop: SCENERY RE-SEEN

Photos from a summer gone by

Photos from a summer gone by

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FALL MUSICAL: Fiddler on the Roof

Play opens at Hood River Valley High School this weekend

“A fiddler on the roof … sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is a fiddler on the roof."

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Hood River Valley High School Homecoming 2017

Air Guitar, half-time photos

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