Local News


Gorge Kids in Action — filling a wish list for others

The efforts of local children, and Matt Rankin, have benefitted the Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center (CGCAC).

Lions grocery contest winners announced

Chris Heald and the Ortiz Family are the winners of this year’s Hood River Lions Thanksgiving Grocery Raffle.

Class of ’66 seeks classmates

The Hood River High School class of 1966 will hold their 50th class reunion Sept. 16-18, 2016, and are searching for the following classmates:

Down payment assistance offered to first time homebuyers

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation has received a reservation of $43,000 through Oregon Housing and Community Services to assist first time homebuyers.

Police Log, Nov. 17 to 21

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

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Sheri Castaneda is a familiar face at Bette’s

If Sheri Castaneda looks familiar, she should — she’s worked at Bette’s Place, a downtown Hood River staple at Fifth and Oak, for the past 27 years. She does a little bit of everything while on duty, from waitressing to washing dishes, seating customers to working the cash register.

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Celilo woman reaches out to give hope to Native Americans living on the Columbia River

‘I know the pain and the loss — I’m here to love you, no matter what’

When Lana Jack’s brother, Lonnie, died at the age of 43 from alcoholism, she became convinced that the first step in breaking the vicious cycle of addiction in the Native American culture was to give people hope.

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Watchdog groups fight oil hub

Gorge environmental advocates protest Vancouver proposed train terminal

The oil train issue has rekindled in the Columbia River Gorge.

March of Dimes honors three Hood River Nurses

Hood River residents Anna Dillon, Lisa Erickson Sosa and Rachel Crowder were among 17 exceptional nurses from across Oregon and Southwest Washington recognized Friday, Nov. 13, at the fifth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards. With 222 finalists, the state-wide committee selected the 17 winners in a blinded process.

Wy’east lists first-quarter honor roll

4.0 GPAs 8th Grade:

How to Help, updated for Nov. 25

The annual giving tree of Cascade Locks is back up at City Hall at 140 SE WaNaPa St.

Friends of Mt. Adams host ‘Cougar Creek burn’ forum

The Friends of Mount Adams organization (FOMA) is presenting a free public forum, “Mt. Adams Cougar Creek Burn: The Future,” on Friday, Dec. 11, 7 to 9 p.m. at Columbia High School Library in White Salmon.

Gorge Owned presents ‘Glacier Caves of the Pacific Northwest’

Until recently, little was known about the extent and value of glacier caves hidden under the Cascade Mountains. But new studies show that these caves are much more than just curious holes in the ice; they serve as valuable climatic and volcanic indicators, and laboratories for astrobiological studies.

Sheriff Log, Nov. 15 to 22

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

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Pet of the Week: Gigi is ‘goofy, funny, sweet dog’ looking for her forever home

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Gigi as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.