WELL SAID: “Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.” — Paul Collier
“I want a faster car!” said Kaius Johnson, 5, fueled by a new bouquet of balloons.
Warm autumn sunshine brings out the class pet in Penny Davis’ fourth-grade classroom for recess Wednesday at Westside Elementary.
Collaborations that began in the fertility of summer reach their reveal in the season of harvest.
Ballot preparation time included a special visitor in advance of the Nov. 8 General Election.
Gov. Kate Brown spent Wednesday in Hood River, focusing on health and education.
He was a 25-year-old man who challenged FDR.
Owner Amy Cannon, center, tells friends what happened Monday afternoon when her furniture burn pile ignited the power line running above the fire at her home on Country Club Road.
Rating pFriem Family Brewing as producing “some of the best Belgian-style beers west of the Mississippi — and good IPAs, too,” The Oregonian newspaper last week gave the four-year-old Hood River Brewery its number one spot in its list of top 10 breweries in Oregon. Pfriem, is the only Gorge brewery on the list. Breakside, Barley Brown, Deschutes and The Commons rounded out the top five.
Bees are critical to pollination, and new sculptures in the community will become homes to bees while standing as artistic representations by middle school students.
Hundreds gathered last week at centennial birth anniversary events for Minoru Yasui, native son and civil rights advocate who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.
A water polo “what if” put a disappointing twist on the Hood River teams’ efforts Saturday.
A ‘profound lack of understanding’
Calling it “a disease that touches all of us,” Deputy District Attorney Carrie Rasmussen told her own family’s story of domestic abuse, as keynote speaker at the Helping Hands Against Violence candlelight vigil Oct. 12 at Georgiana Smith Gardens.
The fight remains in the winless Hood River Valley High School Eagle team, and they gave one to Pendleton Friday.
As domestic abuse continues, so must the conversation about it.
Dr. Erin Burnham of Hood River is EMS Medical Director of the Year for 2016.
Another Columbia River Conference title is within the grasp of the Hood River Valley High School’s girls soccer team — if it wins its next game, Tuesday at Hermiston (3-1 CRC).
All four candidates for three open positions on Hood River City Council spent the morning together Oct. 8 at Saturday Market greeting voters.
Hood River Valley Girls Water Polo took a key match from the 6A powerhouse Barlow Bruins Tuesday,
Reconciliation and remembrance were held forth along with gifts in Monday’s first ever Indigenous People Day in Hood River, attended by about 70 people at Overlook Memorial Park.
‘The Maltese Falcon’ and ‘Casablanca’ continue this weekend
A double dose of classic stories forms the third annual radio theater production at Columbia Center for the Arts, with faithful takes on the classic stories “The Maltese Falcon” and “Casablanca.”
WELL SAID: ”Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.” — H. Mumford Jones (1892-1980)
More than 4,750 fresh-hop beer lovers came to Hood River on Sept. 24 for the 13th annual Hood River Hops Fest, the Pacific Northwest’s largest fresh-hop beer festival. A total of 49 Oregon, Washington and California breweries — the most ever to be featured at Hood River Hops Fest — participated, with 63 original seasonal fresh-hop beers on tap.
“Harvesting Our Stories,” happening Friday during First Friday, is both meal and art show, and the culmination of an Arts in Education of the Gorge project pairing artists with farmers to create works of art about agriculture.
Crews hired by Oregon Department of Transportation do rock fall abatement last week along Interstate 84 at milepost 61, just west of Hood River.
12th Street has been closed from May to State streets, limiting access to 12th and connecting streets surrounding Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital since July, but it is now open.
Council passes resolution for ‘Indigenous Day’
Parks use and city planning policy, both dealing with affordable housing, dominated business this week before both City Council and the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District.
“I just had to come down and do something. This country is in trouble,” said Dell Charity, a 37-year-resident of Hood River, who stood downtown Friday afternoon in an impromptu protest.
All three sailboat occupants, and a dog, were safe after an unexpected swim in the Columbia River at about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
Gorge Soup for the Arts winner Peter Marbach, right, talks with Claire Griffin and her daughter, Margo Lydden-Griffin, after Wednesday’s event at Columbia Center for the Arts.
WELL SAID: “The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” — Mark Twain
Pasquale Barone describes progress on the residences he and his wife, Jacquie, left, are creating in the historic Union Building at Wednesday’s Gorge Owned Green Drinks event.
Downtown will be a beer drinker’s paradise on Saturday, with two events open to families happening simultaneously a few blocks apart. The first Oktoberfest at Hood River Elks Lodge, Third and Cascade, runs 4 to 9 p.m. Admission is free for all ages.
FESTIVAL ALSO BRINGS LOCAL CIDER
Hood River Hops Fest, a showcase for fresh hopped ale, has evolved into one of Oregon’s premier beer events.
Two events, and the common elements of art and exercise, overlapped last weekend in ways that showed how nimble and creative the Hood River community can be.
The Gorge’s “collective impact” initiative just got a big boost, monetarily and in morale.
Relief is on the way, but for the next nine months staffing levels at Hood River Sheriff’s Office are way down.
“The place was packed,” and so were all available fields and potential parking areas for planes and cars, for last weekend’s Fly-In.
The 14th annual Pig Bowl, a friendly flag football game between Oregon and Washington law enforcement officer teams, will be Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Wahtonka Football Field.
Views of two rivers will help frame Ferment, the “Gather-Culture-Taste” enterprise started last year by Dan and Jenn Peterson of Hood River.
Big Wheel Keeps On ... One bolt at a time, history gets a fix at The History Museum of Hood River County
“We’re going to be like brothers, this wheel and I,” said Ken Elliott.
Hills, mud holes and changing terrain help define cross country, a sport in which runners have to adapt to variations in courses and the very topography of competition, from one meet to the next. Those often-messy physical realities make two things all the more critical for a cross country squad: expectations for training regimen and race strategy, along with team cohesion.
Double Mountain Brewery’s Woodstock Taproom at 37th and Woodstock in southeast Portland opened last month.
Columbia Center for the Arts will showcase “Emerging Artists” in its new show in the Columbia Arts Gallery through Oct. 2.
As the year goes on, folks are trying to follow the script.
A Norway maple at the southeast corner of Hood River Library property, on State Street, is removed due to defects consisting of extensive sun-scald on the main trunk and bark loss on 40 percent of the tree.
School is back. What’s different this year?
Adam Alsop (photo at left) reaches Wednesday to make just the right trim to the maple on the Hood River Library’s State Street grounds.
Ken Jernstedt and Driscoll are back, in bronze.
Coach Caleb Sperry (above) and his staff are busy prepping the 2016 Eagle football team for a new season.