“We honor and try to keep the memory of all our deceased brothers and sisters alive so they are never forgotten,” Fire Chief Greg Borton said Sunday at the Odell fire hall.
A national nod comes pFriem Family Brewery’s way upon the celebration of its fifth anniversary.
MSN ‘best of’ list gives nod to the Gorge, again
We sure are popular here in the Gorge.
‘Not on my watch’ is Senator’s slogan at Cascade Locks town hall
On Sunday, Sen. Ron Wyden came close to creating a new acronym: NOMY. “Not On My Watch.”
Hood River Middle School will be a “smart building with an old look,” said the man overseeing the transformation of one of the county’s most iconic structures.
Wy’east and Hood River middle schools are seeing major facility changes this summer.
City of Hood River Public Works employee James Faring carefully applies a fresh coat of paint to the curb on 17th Street Wednesday, part of a mid-summer detailing of curbs, crosswalks, stop lines and other street surfaces.
Plays for Non-Profits performed on the lawn
William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opens Aug. 3, in dinner theater, on the lawn at Stonehedge Gardens.
Families in the Park series returns Aug. 3, First Friday events downtown on Aug. 4
Families in the Park starts its new season Thursday, and Friday brings another long list of events for all ages in Hood River.
Summer passes the halfway point now that August is upon us, yet plenty of summer fun remains to be had around here. Here is the latest installment of our summer-long list of one thing a day to do in the Gorge.
Columbia Gorge United Way held its annual funding allocation social at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn on Tuesday, handing out checks to 36 agencies in Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Klickitat and Gilliam counties.
Scenes from the Hood River County Fair; photos by Kirby Neumann-Rea
Hood River County Fair is back, starting today.
WELL SAID: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank
“The Big 6” problem intersections are getting the attention of City Hall.
“Maybe each of us is Cain to some Abel, and slays him in the field without knowing it through the things he does to him, the things he says to him, and the things he should say and doesn’t.” — Primo Levi
No layoffs are currently planned in the Providence Health System in the Gorge, Chief Executive Officer David Underriner said Monday.
Gifts took their accustomed honored place at Thursday’s 40th anniversary dinner celebrating the Hood River-Tsuruta Sister City program.
ANTIQUE steam tractor, restored over the last few years by driver Jack Sheppard and others, announces the start of the July 4 parade.
The Lack Family performs a rollicking show on July 4 at Jackson Park as part of the post-parade festivities.
Double Mountain Brewery and a national direct to door craft beer delivery service are officially “Beer Buddies.”
Independence Day celebrations ...
Pie from the mayor was the unusual twist at Hood River City Council on June 26. Mayor Paul Blackburn, who holds periodic citizen conversation sessions called “Pie with the Mayor,” presented a round baked good to the Art of Community committee in thanks for their completion of a new gallery of art works installed around the city.
Waterfalls of the Gorge also gain national mention
Hood River travel kudos keep coming from the national media. Two weeks ago, Hood River News reported on the Culture Trip website’s designation of Hood River as “The Most Beautiful Town in Oregon.”
The east parking lot of Wy’east Middle School serves as an important public space, and not just for school activities.
Port of Hood River says goodbye to three commissioners
The Port of Hood River gave three of its five commissioners a sendoff Tuesday, marking an unusual transition: the majority of its commission left office June 30.
At Council meeting, supporters speak up for affordable housing
Speakers rose in defense of the City of Hood River’s pending Westside Concept Plan during public comment Monday.
News editor Kirby Neumann-Rea recalls his response to a street race proposition and tackles curb issues.
A new citizen group has formed to oppose the proposed City of Hood River’s Westside Concept Plan.
Historic Highway, Trillium Lake also gain online favors
Just in time for the summer rush: The web site Culture Trip has revealed its list of “The Most Beautiful Towns to Visit in Each U.S. State” and Hood River has been named the most beautiful in Oregon.
Back before I drank beer, LONG before (and I only took it up at age 24) I remember a Seattle Times report that the famed Ivar’s Acre of Clams restaurant got in trouble for putting lesser beer into Heidelberg empties and selling it to go with the bivalves.
Vince Culp and Steve Vollans will have plenty to tell Sandy High School classmates at their 20th reunion next year.
King Arthur and faithful Knights Bedevere, Lancelot and Dennis pursue the Holy Grail nightly for a couple of weeks in Bingen, parrying hilariously with the French Taunters, the irrepressible (and limbless) Black Knight, Tim the Enchanter, and others along the road to Cametlo. Er, Calmeto — Camelot, that is.
Shareholders of CenterPointe Community Bank will meet July 6 in Hood River to vote on a merger with Inland Northwest Bank based in Spokane, Wash.
“It’s okay to make some noise in the library,” Rachael Fox, above, tells members of the Chamber of Commerce at the June 16 monthly “Coffee Clatter” event in the reading room at the Hood River Library branch.
“This mural is who they are and where they came from,” says teacher Sarah Lyon about the newest large-scale student artwork in the Hood River County School District.
Bond construction projects begin this summer
This summer, residents will see many changes in buildings and grounds around the Hood River County School District as long-awaited capital bond construction projects begin in earnest.
Kickstand Kitchen hosted Wednesday’s fundraiser for the 10th annual Peace Village day camp.
An unexpected 90 minutes of testimony the Westside Concept Plan dominated Monday’s meeting of the Hood River City Council.
King Arthur (William Thayer-Daugherty) belts one out with Lady of the Lake (Emily Vawter), right, Patsy (April Sampson), left, Dennis (Peter Tappert) and Lance (Jimmie Oates) in a Vegas-style number in “Spamalot” opening Saturday.
Kriekfest, the summer’s first big beer event in the Gorge, returns to Parkdale for its second annual celebration of cherry-based sour ales — local, regional, national and international — on June 24 starting at noon at Clear Creek Station.
The stands at Henderson Community Stadium were filled to the brim Friday evening for Hood River Valley High School’s graduation, as family and friends cheered on the class of 2017.
“Part magic, part circus,” as teacher and emcee Nan Noteboom called it, Mr. HRV 2017 is in the books.
The results are now official in the election marked by sliver-thin races.
Visiting Hood River?
Part trivia project, part exercise program, PYA is back.
Crag Rat Rescue volunteers and deputies with Hood River County Sheriff’s Office mobilized early Tuesday afternoon to do a search for an injured hiker on the Benson plateau area, about 8-10 miles south of the Eagle Creek fish hatchery.
Two historic figures, and an artist who died too young are honored in two new murals — one completed, one a work in progress — to become permanent fixtures in Hood River.
At the new Sheppard’s location on the waterfront, crews are putting the finishing touches on landscaping and other exterior touches such as fencing for the display yard.
What every restaurant wants — plenty of customers — can create an unwanted reality: “the crunch of people.”