Hanel Development Group, the last corporate vestige of Sterling Hanel’s legacy, is closing shop and selling equipment large and small.
May Street Lasagna Dinner and Art Auction happens Thursday
May Street Elementary School holds its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday. This event, which began in 1997, raises money for the school’s artist-in-residence program and the Teddy Webber Scholarship fund.
A rare practice burn in a Hood River residential neighborhood gave firefighters from several Hood River County agencies the chance to practice hose handling techniques and other interior and exterior strategies for suppressing a house fire.
Tom Reid, left, and Theo Davis of Green Home Construction of Hood River stand with designer Blanche Garcia on the grounds of the Vagabond Motel Thursday, the final day of filming for an upcoming episode of The Travel Channel’s “Hotel Impossible,” with TV host Anthony Melichiorri.
Old valve, new problem.
This weekend brings a special art show, “Collective Voices,” connecting the ideas of about 25 Hood River and Klickitat County middle schoolers.
City responds to merchants’ State Street concerns
City officials pledged to take steps to respond to merchants’ complaints that the Urban Renewal Project in downtown Hood River is hurting business.
On April 14, CL talks moratorium; HR puts issue on agenda
By 4-2 vote, Hood River City Council took a measured step Monday toward an official action on requesting a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits.
Among my circle of basketball-loving family and friends I am known for my relentless rant in which I call for a major change in the game’s 10-foot rule: As players 18 years and older are so much taller and more talented than their 1891 equivalents, I think the basket should be raised to 11 feet: no more 10-foot rule.
The cool thing about a large-cast theater production is the greater likelihood of seeing new faces on stage.
A 200-flame constellation shone in the Friday night air as the community gathered to celebrate Owen Stolte, who died March 20 at age 14.
March Madness is one of my favorite times of year:
Dust, pedestrian access, and signage issues, and the potential of summer street work, are among the topics expected to be addressed on Wednesday in a morning meeting about the downtown Urban Renewal Project.
Mid Valley thanks Joann Frazier for 18 years of cape-able leadership
Joann Frazier was the leader of the pack Thursday, red cape and all.
A group of middle schoolers got together Wednesday after school at Skylight Theatre.
A $50,000 goal is the best birthday present Kristin Reese could ask for.
About 200 people attended the third-annual Feast of Words at Hood River Library on March 8.
Hood River starts with a community gathering Sunday, but is underlined by a moral question.
One percent, or five, is not enough, says Dan Goldman.
Meet the new principal: same as the old principal.
Voices rise as 16 women stand and deliver in a new staged reading production at CAST March 14-15. “A Voice of My Own,” by Elinor Jones, happens Friday and Saturday at the Columbia Center for the Arts. Short monologues, scenes and songs illustrate the rich history of women writers (Lady Murasaki, Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, George Sand, and more) finding their voices, making themselves heard, and the prices many of them paid.
Voices rise as 16 women stand and deliver in a new staged reading production at CAST March 14-15.
When Hood River County School District Board of Directors meets Wednesday, it will meet the new high school principal, and hear updates on the community-wide sports field analysis and the proposed changes in school bus runs and school starting times.
The City of Hood River has hired a new community service officer and the highest- profile part of his job, parking meter patrols, resumed Tuesday.
Look for relief by Friday on waterline installation work on the Heights that has resulted in two-way detours on one-way streets since Monday.
The Heights detours will start Monday.
How will the sands of time treat Doonesbury?
City hires Steve Wheeler as city manager
Steve Wheeler will start work in early May as city manager of Hood River. Wheeler, 61, was hired Monday, Mayor Arthur Babitz announced.
On Saturday at the library, the tree hosts a party so the branches can flourish.
Odd two-way detours start March 10 as pipeline work hits critical junctions
Two-way traffic will be the new and different pattern — temporarily — on some normally one-way couplets starting as early as Monday.
Large crowd braves the cold on Saturday; 'It's been amazing what has done through here'
Few items go unsold at the Pine Grove Fire Department Auction, but veteran Leonard Wood saw to it Saturday that one thing stayed in-house.
“Does My Head Look Big In This?”, a depiction of a dramatic, and oft-comic, culture clash, returns to the Hood River Valley High School stage this weekend (details below).
It was like political open mic but without the microphone.
A Portland man arrested Feb. 21 as a suspect in a series of motel robberies around western Oregon is believed to be the man who committed an October 2013 robbery at a Hood River motel.
Heavy equipment moved to the three-block section of Oak and Front streets this week as the Urban Renewal Project continues in downtown Hood River.
Peer pressure and expectations are tough enough when you’re in high school.
Tuesday’s basketball game at Hood River Valley High School was an entertaining evening, from national anthem to final buzzer. However, the Eagle boys remain winless for the season after the 66-35 defeat by the Pendleton Buckaroos.
FTC Blackhawks ‘Inspire’ in Idaho
Black Hawks, the Hood River Valley High School First Tech Challenge robotics team — all seniors — won the Inspire Award at the Idaho State Championship Feb. 15.
CASCADE LOCKS — Family tradition moves upland in the latest commercial venture in Cascade Locks, the long-awaited Brigham Fish Market, near the west end of WaNaPa Avenue.
The cramp of class size is one thing.
“The Kid Next Door,” a community collaborative musical production, opens Friday at Hood River Middle School auditorium, presented by the Hood River Middle School Performing Arts Department.
Monday, as the snow melt began, a caller phoned the Hood River News with a timely suggestion: “Please slow down so you don’t splash icy dirty water on those on sidewalks.”
Downtown street work moves over; on Heights, work set back to March 3
Look for a big change in traffic in downtown Hood River starting Tuesday. .
Locals, visitors find ways around the slide
The closure of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 has caused an odd situation for the residents of Mitchell Point Drive.
In Wednesday’s meeting, Hood River County School District Board of directors discussed a wide variety of topics and updates, including the dawning issue of student absenteeism.
Center for the Arts presents a comedy about aesthetic and emotional discernment
How do you judge a piece of art?
“Squeeze the Pig” was the rallying cry for a night of bacon and poetry on behalf of the Helping Hands Against Violence organization.
First the snowfall, now the melt.
Power company, tow owner offer safety and prevention tips for snow and ice
With a state-high snowfall in Parkdale and up to 10 inches in Hood River, January’s question “where’s our winter?” got a resounding answer Thursday.
People will drive when they should not do so, and Jake Ferrer is adept at catching them at it.