The April 21 Hood River Republican Central Committee gathering was part GOP meeting, part debate, and it held its share of lively moments. At Hood River Valley Adult Center, a crowd of mostly retirees gathered, a table filled with juice and coffee on one side of the room, tables covered with lawn signs, brochures and other campaign material on the other, and four speakers up front.
Check your mail in the next few days: the distinctive long envelope with the pink “Election” logo should arrive no later than Monday.
Wy’east Fire District firefighter Dave Rummel sprays water on a permitted burn that got out of hand April 21 near Panorama Point.
A homeless man and a family with three children were among the recipients of bikes Sunday in the spring bike drive held by Anson Pulk, 9, and friends.
City Council will deliberate May 9
Economic impacts and private property rights. Housing availability and neighborhood preservation.
CCA founder and theater veteran Judie Hanel is first recipient of the award named for her
Judie Hanel took home a new award that is named for her, the Judie Hanel Service award, at the 10th anniversary awards night at Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) on April 2.
Spring is a fascinating time; sometimes you can just taste it, with strange results.
Tarwater Tavern on Jewett in White Salmon hosts a tap takeover by 11 breweries in Breweries in the Gorge, 5 p.m. on April 20.
Columbia Center for the Arts has poTENtial — the center’s 10th anniversary series started off April 4 with 100 people in attendance to hear “Martin Marten” author Brian Doyle in a wide-ranging and hilarious talk.
The Mozart opera in town this weekend won’t be longhair music, unless you mean the hipsters’ beards.
WELL SAID: As City Council and staff discussed the water line installation project for busy Rand Road set to happen next month — see notice at right — Public Works director Mark Lago was asked by Councilor Mark Zanmiller if sidewalk improvements could be done at the same time (answer, no, this is being done with water line funding) so Planning Director Cindy Walbridge joked, “How about a kind of slip and slide for the summer?” That drew a laugh, but City Manager Steve Wheeler’s wry remark was, “Cindy is a great planning director, but perhaps she is not ready for the job of parks and rec director.”
Hood River’s two newest cideries will be among those pouring Saturday at the third annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest in Odell.
On Portland Drive on the afternoon of April 7, firefighters responded to a fire in a row of arborvitae at the home of Lee and Norma Curtis.
The cooking area is part of the name and the experience at Pine Street Kitchen, which opened in February and is doing brisk business. It’s next door to, and shares a dish room with, the founders’ Pine Street Bakery.
Go east, brother.
Dan Peterson of Hood River is the microbiology-trained brains and brawn behind Ferment, one of Oregon’s newest breweries, and a unique one.
About 30 people, young and old, turned out Friday afternoon for an impromptu “community run” on Indian Creek Trail.
‘Feel free’ to comment again, planning director says Monday
The protracted and controversial work of short term rental (STRs) regulations moves from the appointed Planning Commission to the elected City Council.
Boots were as helpful as baskets Saturday at the egg hunt.
Work is almost complete on the City of Hood River’s $1.3 million sewer outfall relocation project that has closed the Hook recreation area all winter.
Racing is just part of the fun for skiers from Washington School for the Blind
An overnight at Mt. Hood Town Hall was just one part of the fun for a group of novice skiers on March 9-10.
Principal for the Day might just be a cool new tradition at Parkdale Elementary School.
Bracket-heads used four-letter words over the weekend.
Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom holds its ninth anniversary party on March 19, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Kids welcome (free) until 8 p.m. Entry is $5 (21 and over) and includes a souvenir mug.
In the craft beverage world, “sail” is spoken for, meaning Spoke and Sail needs to find a new name.
LOOK UP: If you’re thirsty and want a soda with a local touch, try a Jones strawberry lime — that’s White Salmon resident Paul Kline’s image on the label. A Jones Soda Co. letter to Kline told him that just one percent of all submitted photos get used.
'May you find peace'
Candlelight, television spotlights and the stream of headlights illuminated the “Love for All” vigil.
CAST Theatre staged reading opens Friday
Nancy Reagan’s death on March 6 adds a poignant timeliness to the opening of “Other Desert Cities."
DaBrewshop is back. Dana Price, left, has purchased the tap room and home brew supply, and OLCC permit, and Brian Woodward will serve as bartender.
Chip Dickenson, one of the new owners of the new cidery on the Heights, talks with customers March 10, the establishment’s first day serving craft cider.
Just as I did in 2003 and in 2005, I am writing a letter a day.
Twenty-five years in, Andrew McElderry allows himself an un-appetizing description of the first pizzas he ever made.
Hood River Warming Shelter closes next week but it will have a boost to start the 2016-17 season courtesy of customers of Columbia Bank.
A service group that goes back to 1969 and a woman who has served her neighbors for 25 years received the Hearts of Gold Awards Saturday.
Following his assault on Feb. 29, Kozen Sampson is feeling “grateful I was not terribly hurt.”
WELL SAID: “Mend your own fences and own your own crazy/Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy.” — Kacey Musgraves
Plenty of work went into the newest workout space in town.
It will be dinner with the dragons.
The Heights’ newest gathering places are Pine Street Kitchen, which started serving pizza and pasta on Tuesday, and Spoke and Sail Cidery, coming March 10 with its small-batch ciders emphasizing local fruit aged in barrels.
Ed Freysinger, who plans a sabbatical, praises Gorge health providers
Ed Freysinger, Providence Gorge Service Area CEO, has stepped down, and the health service provider has started a search for his replacement.
The annual Willamette Week Oregon Beer Awards are in, and pFriem Family Brewers did well, with six awards including Brewery of the Year and Best Brewpub Experience. Willamette Week also named its Double IPA as eighth among the Top 10 beers of the year.
“A place to remember,” is how owners Patricia Huff and Betty Paddock describe their new Oak Grove Store.
Meanwhile, builder sounds an alarm on pending ‘crisis’
The city’s pointed initiative on short term rentals (STRs) starts the formal adoption process next week.
WELL SAID: “Well done is better than well said.” – New Beginnings Church readerboard, White Salmon.
The Hood River County School District Board made a deep Primary Election ballot all the deeper.
City Council Monday heard from local and state agency representatives on alcohol concerns and took a “symbolic” statement on gun control.
Roads ruined. Houses damaged. Irrigation systems broken.
Oregon Craft Beer rolls out another Zwickelmania, a chance to get an inside look at breweries, on Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 120 or more breweries around the state, including four in the Gorge.
The Barrel Springs subdivision issue caught the attention of City Council Monday, along with alcohol concerns and a “symbolic” statement on gun control.
Show opens Feb. 12
The vexing phone keeps ringing and it’s attached to a cord coming out of the wall. The furniture has doilies on it, teenagers read the newspaper at the breakfast table, and a middle class suburban family employs a maid.