A ruptured natural gas line had a block of downtown Hood River cleared out Monday morning. Workers laboring on the Oak Avenue urban renewal project inadvertently jarred the line while digging up asphalt between Second and Third streets. The break occurred in front of Yaya’s restaurant.
Hood River’s only full-size indoor glow in the dark 18-hole mini golf course will open its doors for one more weekend before closing until November on Friday, Jan. 26 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 27 from 2-8 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ninth and State streets.
Delta Kappa ESA held its “Hope for Heroes Holiday Carnival” at the Oregon Veteran Home in The Dalles recently.
Mel Brown Septet with the Gorge Jazz Collective; Chihuahua Desert at The Pines; more
Energy experts are predicting the cost for a gallon of regular gasoline could climb as high as $3.80 per gallon by summer — and raise the price of food and other goods even more.
I’ve lived in the same house, with the same wonderful partner, for over 30 years. Our house isn’t big, or fancy, or elegantly decorated, but it’s our home, filled with comfort and love, and on a cold, grey day it’s a wonderful, cozy place to be. Curling up with a book on such a day is a treat.
Evelyn Charity of Hood River is the winner of the Nissan Leaf electric car, won in a drawing held at Riverside Community Church. Charity, a long-time RCC member, had her name selected on Dec. 20 from nearly 400 tickets, sold by the church to raise funds for its outreach and justice work and to promote the transition to e-cars and clean energy.
The new city snow plow, recently purchased from the Coulter Motor Co., was put to work Saturday afternoon and in a few hours had piled the six inch blanket of snow in the center of the business streets of the city.
Mt. Hood Meadows is running, for the first time, a free shuttle service from Hood River’s Event Site to the resort south of Parkdale. Hood River parent Ian Martin writes:
‘Ernie Sterno’ at Zim’s Jan. 5; Folk music at Balch Hotel; more
WELL SAID: “The old problems — love, money, security, status, health, etc. — are still here to plague us or please us.” — Shelley Berman, 1926-2017
Sleep did not come that night. My mind was on fire contemplating and reviewing all the options, pros and cons. If I continued on, there was a high probability of sustaining permanent damage, maybe surgery, and possibly risking my life.
New Year’s Eve Planner, more
Often times, a look back through a year’s news will reveal a theme — a thread that seems to tie everything together. That’s the way it has been in Hood River County in 1987, and the theme has been “development.” To be sure, there were many other events — both positive and negative — but the year was just barely underway when new developments started hitting the headlines.
Every Christmas Eve since I was a teenager, I’ve snuggled up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa and a bowl of popcorn to watch my favorite movie of all time – “It’s a Wonderful Life.”