• Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive

    The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department.

  • Sixth annual Tongue Twister Tournament for Hood River County SMART

    Wild words flew at a downtown meeting hall Saturday, but it was not a political debate. Everyone got along fine at the sixth annual Tongue Twister Tournament for the Hood River County Start Making A Reader Today program.

  • Life Flight helicopter taking off from the old Dee mill site

    A Life Flight helicopter takes off from the old Dee mill site. It was taking a man injured in a suspected logging accident to Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center in Portland

  • Cascade Locks Water Rescue

  • A live hive

    A tree containing a live colony of bees blew down in a local family's front yard. Find out what happened next by reading the story here:

  • Members of Local Water Alliance gather signatures for anti-water bottling measure

    Members of Local Water Alliance, take to the streets October 29, 2015 after receiving approval to collect signatures for a measure which would ban large scale water bottling operations in Hood River County. Nestle has been attempting to gain approval to build a water bottling operation in the town of Cascade Locks in Hood River County.

  • Cascade Locks brush fire

    Video of a brush fire near downtown Cascade Locks which erupted Aug. 27, 2015.

  • Helicopter searches for hiker

    BLACKHAWK helicopter flies over Mt. Hood National Forest near Laurance Lake on Friday, Aug. 21. The military aircraft was called in to help police seek a missing hiker from The Dalles.

  • Cougar sighting in Hood River

    A cougar is sighted on the Heights in Hood River near Rosauers in the early morning of July 26, 2015.

  • Smudgepot slips into a groove

    Jam Band Smudgepot slips into a crunch groove to start its set at Volcanic Bottle Shoppe’s fifth anniversary party July 11; visual effects by Positive Lights Productions. Video shot by Kirby Neumann-Rea

  • "Read and Grow"

    Parkdale Principal Gus Hedberg transforms the hit from Frozen, "Let it Go" into "Read and Grow" as a celebration of reading.

  • HRVHS homecoming festivities 2014

    Enjoy these moments, some solemn, some silly, from HRVHS Homecoming Air Guitar, held Thursday, and Bonfire, held Wednesday. The freshmen mattress race team exults after winning the event, and junior Emelia Gendreau performs a graceful dance for Air Guitar, followed a few minutes later by the Staff’s tribute to the Class of 2015, to Coldplay’s current hit “A Sky Full of Stars”.

  • Coal trains presentation

    This lecture was presented at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center in Stevenson, Washington, on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 by Dr. Duane Ray, of Gresham, Oregon. Dr. Ray retired after 30 years from Lucent Technologies (Bell Laboratories) and last year was the chair of the Senior Studies Institute associated with Portland Community College. He is a member of the Mazamas mountaineering club.

  • Green Neck Daredevils

    Green Neck Daredevils

  • Ten Thirty performs "Rocking Chair"

    The band Ten Thirty performs the song "Rocking Chair" during a benefit concert for the Hood River County Education Foundation, September 7, 2014

  • Rowena Fire

    Video of Rowena Fire and helicopter bucket drops

  • RJ Hicks wins Fort Dalles Days Rodeo Rodeo

    Horizon Christian School senior RJ Hicks' winning ride at the Fort Dalles Days Rodeo.

  • Rick Hulett Memorial

    Memorial Service and New Orleans street parade drew hundreds to honor the memory of Hood River musician Rick Hulett, who died April 22 after a long battle with cancer. Friend Ben Bonham and his daughter, Lottie, lead the parade, which embarked after a music-filled service featuring singer Char Mayer and Friends of Bigfoot, in The River is Waiting, and Rick’s son, Travis, reminiscing and then performing “Father and Son” with Rick’s friend Kerry Williams.

  • Firefighting practice burn

    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. The action took place on the morning of April 5 at 22nd and May streets, in a two-story home owned by Jim Melton and Julie Wilcox.

  • Christian Marquez 2014 126-pound 5A title

    Christian Marquez wins the 2014 5A 126-pound wrestling title with a 4-2 overtime victory over Matt Hofenbredl of Dallas.