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  • Cello Therapy at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

    Soothing cello tones fill the lobby of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital courtesy of Samantha Thompson, a 2017 Hood River Valley High School graduate who is now earning her music therapy degree at Pacific University in Forest Grove. Thompson said she has studied cello for about three years, and plays for a few hours each week at the hospital.

  • Hood River Elks collect food and gifts for families in need

  • "Water Wizards" teach about water conservation

    Water Wizards Lego Robotics team gives its water conservation presentation, in costume and with props and placards, in downtown Hood River Nov. 18. The outreach is an example of the community education component carried out by all Robotics teams, of which there are dozens of them in the Gorge. Learn more at The Department of Environmental Quality graywater permit website: Oregon.gov/deq/wq/programs.

  • Bagpipers perform at Fall Simple Gifts

    The Portland Guard pipers prepare and then perform at the Fall Simple Gifts concert at Riverside Church

  • Blasting on I84

    Blasting on I84

  • Sixth Annual Harvest Fest Pie Eating Contest

    The sixth annual Pie Eating Contest at Hood River Harvest Fest is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and HRVHS youth service group Leaders for Tomorrow. HRVHS student Dylan Polewczyk won the 1-minute fruit-pie eating event. Key rule, as stated by Chamber President Jason Shaner, “You have to eat the pie, you can’t just dislocate it. We will be checking for pie dislocation.”

  • Governor visits Hood River during fire

    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visited Hood River Hotel Thursday morning, Sept. 14, discussing economic impacts of the Eagle Creek fire with local business leaders. Attendees included Sen. Chuck Thomsen, Mayor Paul Blackburn, and business representatives from Celilo Restaurant, Double Mountain Brewery and Cascade Locks' The Renewal Workshop. For updates on the fire, stay tuned at www.hoodrivernews.com.

  • "Entwined" gets ready for cross country trip

    Just as Hurricane Irma bore down on the U.S. south Atlantic region on Friday, Hood River artist C.J. Rench, left, was preparing to send a massive sculpture to Jacksonville, Fla. “Entwined” weighs 3,800 pounds and stands 30 feet tall when installed. But when that happens is unknown, as Jacksonville suffered major storm damage Sunday and Monday. Rench, shown working with employee Ryan Cournoyer to adjust straps for loading at CJR Designs in Hood River, said Tuesday the truck was in South Carolina that morning. Rench’s employee Damon Millman will meet the truck in Florida and oversee installation at the Haskell Building in Jacksonville.

  • Starting a Curtis Jenny at WAAAM Fly In

  • Community meeeting on Eagle Creek fire

  • View of I84 after wildefire closure

    Interstate 84 in the hours after closure on Monday, from an overlook at the west end of Westcliff Drive in front of the Tribal Fisheries Enforcement headquarters: a lone vehicle comes up the hill and then, darkness again.

  • Hikers evacuate on Eagle Creek trail

    Emily Yan of Washington D.C. shot this video while on the rugged Eagle Creek trail between Tunnel Falls and Wahtum Lake. Yan had water filters and a headlamp that she shared with others on the hike.

  • Hood River Library Unity Picnic

    The Hood River Library wraps up its summer reading program with the annual Unity Picnic.

  • Feed the Dogg at Chavez Family benefit concert

    Feed the Dogg plays at a benefit for the Chavez Family

  • Farmworker Celebration

    Farmworkers were celebrated and honored at the Farmworker Celebration at Jackson Park Sunday.

  • Planet Fly at Pfriem

    The band Planet Fly plays at Pfriem in an outdoor concert.

  • Peter Marbach hurries to save his tent from the wind

    Peter Marbach comes to the rescue of his wind blown tent.

  • Hood River Valley High School graduation 2017

    Scenes from graduation of the class of 2017 at Hood River Valley High School

  • Hood River firefighters battle Heights blaze

    Hood River firefighters tackled an early morning fire at an answering service in the Heights Wednesday morning. The 1 a.m fire was caused by an electrical panel and eventually gutted the office.

  • I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"

    ‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m.

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