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.”
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.
“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.
Center for the Arts presents a comedy about aesthetic and emotional discernment
How do you judge a piece of art?
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.
Expect east Oak Street closures
Urban Renewal takes a turn next week – literally.
People will drive when they should not do so, and Jake Ferrer is adept at catching them at it.
As February arrives, Hood River County’s backyard hill, Cooper Spur Ski Area, remains closed for lack of snow, but owner Mt. Hood Meadows stands ready for when the white stuff finally arrives.
Council hears update on parking survey
What Mayor Arthur Babitz calls “an impressive group” of city manager candidates will meet the public late next month.
Pressing news emerged from the annual Chamber of Commerce annual Membership event Monday.
A record number of tuxedos — at least since the Roaring ‘20s — was seen Friday night at the Chamber of Commerce Membership Appreciation event at Columbia Gorge Hotel.
The weekly senior meals program at Mount Hood Town Hall had a special guest Jan. 23: a guest chef.
A landmark Hood River County distiller is selling to his larger neighbor.
The 7-9 Pendleton Buckaroos used a considerable size advantage and accurate shooting to hand the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team a 79-45 defeat Thursday in the Eagles’ Columbia River Conference opener.
The typical family weekday schedule may be in for a change this fall.
The Romuls rotation is complete.
Four months to go on major Urban Renewal project for downtown Hood River
Crestline’s Jake Hamilton sat in the excavator with its toothed-bucket the size of a small dorm fridge and nudged a 10-inch trowel off a concrete box he needed to pick up.
About 250 people filled Riverside Community Church sanctuary on Monday for the Martin Luther King Day service organized by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries, titled “MLK’s Dream Lives On: Building a Community of Justice for All.”
Chevy prop, musical selections help tell the story in ‘Driving Miss Daisy,’ ending its benefit run this weekend
Oldies but goodies:
Dr. Shelley Smith won’t cut you any slack on your New Year’s Resolution.
State grant helps shops retool in a major way
CTE is the new ABC.
Relentless defense, teamwork and contributions from role players boosted the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls hoops team to a 56-50 win over Sprague on Jan. 10 at Vannet Court.
Don Butzin took a stand. Serving in the Army, he wrote a letter in December 1944 to the Hood River American Legion after they took the names of 16 Japanese-Americans from the Hood River veterans honor roll.
Middle school Horizon 1 advances to state tournament
“Horizon 1” has established itself on the robotics landscape.
Two HRVHS junior varsity players proved that two-fifths is not half bad.
If anyone needed a bigger place to hang its hat, it was the folks at Pistil.
School board meeting A large skyward project and an extensive ground-level review of student transportation services were just two matters before the Hood River County School Board of Directors in its meeting Wednesday.
Horizon rides seven-game winning streak against struggling Eagles squad
The Horizon Hawks boys basketball team built a big lead over the hosting Hood River Valley High School Eagles Friday night, and held onto the win despite a furious fourth-quarter rush led by Eagle reserves.
Stephen Swift concedes he might be riding homeward to die.
Event offers youth a chance to win funding for projects, ideas
Gorge Soup is on, with changes.
Dramatic production benefits three local nonprofits
Everyone wants to be in the driver’s seat.
Austin Martin’s last-ditch three point attempt from the top of the key met the top of the rim on its way down, and with a clang the Franklin Quakers escaped with a 47-43 win over the Hood River Valley High School Eagles on Dec. 30.
What I called Classicalia is over. But as with a good piece of music, the melody remains. On Jan. 1, 2013, I listened to U2’s “New Year’s Day,” as I do every NYD, and then switched to Bach, Beethoven and beyond for the rest of the year.
Keller Mason arrives early, as expected
Not every newborn baby gets ceremonial spotlights from Hood River Police, but Keller Everett Mason did. Keller, son of Tamme and Erin Mason of Hood River, has the honor of being the first baby born in 2014 in Hood River.
Cold, yet active: that’s the forecast for the end of 2013 and the start of 2014, outdoors in the mid-Columbia Gorge.
“Dark and Stormy” might be Jim Dey’s favorite drink, but this barman’s way is just the opposite: calm and peaceful.
Deal depends on zoning swap of waterfront properties
Expo Center, one of Hood River’s largest structures, is one step closer to undergoing a major change.
For your Christmas reading enjoyment, perhaps by that leg lamp in the window: a website called Ranker reports that viewers rated “A Christmas Story” the greatest Christmas movie of all time.
Giving can be a lesson, and a fun one.
A colorful Christmas: Children share impressions of the season, and second-graders get encouragement from someone who remembers the joy of making art
Santa Mouse rides again.
Our annual celebration of roadside spiritual (and other) messages this year adds a new contributor: Hood River Seventh-Day Adventist Church installed a signboard in September.
Two games in two nights with two-point margins both times.
Bowl season is upon us; which means There Will Be Food. Even at the Fight Hunger Bowl I doubt they’ll cancel concessions.
The rules of Shop With A Cop are two: no air-soft guns and all video games and movies purchased must be age appropriate.
Paper lanterns enthralled the crowd at the Dec. 13 downtown holiday tree lighting event, but it will be the last year the Chamber of Commerce sets the flame-lit ornaments aloft, according to Chamber Executive Director Mike Glover.
Vagabond Motel only looks like a classic motor court motel like those popular in the 1950s.
Turnovers plague HRV in home opener; team looks to bounce back at Sandy tourney
The Hood River Valley High School boys basketball team started the 2013-14 season Tuesday with steals, quick baskets, defensive rebounds and an 11-3 lead over the visiting, and favored, David Douglas Scots.
Tuesday’s 14th opening of a community checkbook — Hood River Lions Foundation annual grants — distributed a total of $48,912 in gifts.
As CAST reprises ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever,’ stage mom in 2009 becomes director for 2013 show
Chaos within mayhem: sounds like any Christmas experience, right?