HRVHS artists, writers win awards

‘Keys to Talent:’ students excel in creative works

Hood River Valley High School honored artists and writers on Friday with an all-school Fine Arts assembly.

First Book grants announced

On January 29, the Hood River First Book Advisory Board awarded the following grants to these literacy programs:

Police Log, Feb. 9 to 22

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

CL Port looks to acquire land near fire hall

Port also considering BOTG toll increases

The Port of Cascade Locks is looking to acquire a county-owned property in the city that the port hopes to use as a site for economic development.

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HRVHS sophomore gives inside look at art competitions

Hood River Valley High School sophomore Brynn Searcy is an artist. And a state and nationally recognized artist at that.

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Kristi Thomsen finds ‘new job’ this year

Life hasn’t slowed down much for Kristi Thomsen the past couple of years.

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Feast of Words: Benefit for library park features food, auction and music

The party inside helps the grounds outside.

Car crashes into Parkdale Bicentennial Garden

Just last summer Parkdale’s Bicentennial Memorial Garden began to once again take shape and bloom under the combined efforts of the Parkdale Garden Club, the Central Gorge Master Gardeners and the Parkdale Grange.

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Longtime planning commissioner Benson retires

Stan Benson has retired after 25 years on the County Planning Commission.

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New Business Profile: Remedy organic juice café opens downtown

There’s a new organic juice and food bar in downtown Hood River.

Two West Linn students die in Dog Mountain car crash

Skamania County EMS and Rescue (SCEMS) responded to a reported motor vehicle collision on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 11:42 a.m. that resulted in the deaths of two West Linn High School students, The Enterprise reports.

Gun range meeting NRA safety standards coming to Dallesport

Gun enthusiasts of the Columbia River Gorge will soon have a place to let off some steam — or ammunition. Thanks to the efforts of Klickitat County Commissioner Rex Johnston, Klickitat County Engineer Jeff Hunter, and several others, a gun range will be opening in Dallesport this coming summer.

Local chambers deny participation in travel video, magazine

Chambers of commerce in three areas in the Gorge are advising members that they are not participating or advocating for a private company selling advertising and time slots in a travel video.

ODFW considering 10K-acre land acquisition on Deschutes

In collaboration with the Trust for Public Land (TPL), the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is considering acquiring about 10,000 acres in the Lower Deschutes River Canyon in Wasco County.

Child rape charges filed in Skamania Co.

Detectives with the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 37-year-old Tualatin man Feb. 18 after they learned he had come to Skamania County with the alleged intent of transporting a juvenile female back to Oregon to have sexual contact with her.