Firefighter John Stehlik hoses a burn pile Thursday that had been set more than five weeks ago. The fire spread to four-tenths of an acre before Wy’East Fire District personnel responded and controlled its spread through blackberries and into nearby woods.
In a historic first, a “straw pull” decided who will be appointed to the Hood River County School District Board of Directors.
With apologies to vintners of the Gorge, around here there’s no vintage like Surf Vintage.
The traveling “Before I Die” kiosk awaits all-comers next to the downtown Hood River Library.
“Much Ado About Nothing” preparations began with an unusual rehearsal arrangement: one of the leads, Paul Bowen (Benedick), who was traveling out of state, “phoning it in,” yet giving it his best, via Facetime.
Cascade Locks’ annual June festival has been cancelled this year. The Mountain Man Rendezvous will go one as planned, Friday through Sunday on Thunder Island in Port Marine Park.
Bernice Arthur, left, and Pat Rasmussen Hoodenpile, along with Nate Arthur, far left, greet Delpha Clark, class of 1944, Saturday at the final reunion of the Odell High School, which was founded 100 years ago.
I was headed into my freshman year of high school when Mike’s Ice Cream opened in 1986. It was a big deal — there weren’t a lot of places where kids my age could hang out, and having something downtown, across from the library park (that sold ice cream! In waffle cones!) really opened up options for me and my friends. We’d meet, grab a cone, and catch up on what we’d been up to that summer.
WELL DONE: The kids in the Westside Elementary talent show, with a special shout-out to emcee Ben Bauman, a fourth-grader, who ably kept things moving with a dryly humorous touch, at Wednesday’s event.
Arrows flew at Hood River Waterfront Park Saturday and some struck arms or chests, but no harm was done and it was all in good fun.