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Seussical Jr. at the Civic in The Dalles

‘The show goes on’ with The Dalles Civic Kids Children’s theater. Does your little one have a flare for drama or like to sing? Do they like telling stories or participating in projects? Do they simply want to have fun with kids their age while learning some new things? No matter what skill level or experience, all kids are welcome and invited to participate in The Dalles Civic Kids Children’s theater program.
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Hood River County Library District developing new Strategic Plan

Over the next four months, the Hood River County Library District will be developing their new strategic plan. “A strategic plan is a tool for us at the library to highlight the areas of their service to the community they are focusing on over the next several years,” reads a library press release.
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I-84 reopens after blown tire on semi-truck halts traffic for hours through Columbia River Gorge

Interstate 84 has fully reopened nearly nine hours after a Monday morning crash that completely closed long sections of the interstate between Hood River and Troutdale. Oregon State Police said a blown tire on a truck carrying a crane Monday led to the crash at around 6:45 a.m. I-84 was closed in both directions until nearly 2:30 p.m. when eastbound trips resumed. About an hour later, westbound lanes also reopened.

I-84 reopens in Columbia River Gorge after crash, fuel spill

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — State transportation officials closed Interstate 84 Monday between Troutdale and The Dalles in Oregon along the Columbia River for hours Monday because of a crash that resulted in a fire and fuel spill. The Oregon Department of Transportation said the incident at about 7 a.m....

Truck Fire Shuts Down I-84 To The Gorge

TROUTDALE, Ore. — Interstate 84 was closed in both directions between Troutdale and Hood River for more than seven hours on Monday due to a crash involving a semi truck hauling a crane on a flatbed trailer that blew a tire and caught fire. The crash happened around 6:45...

ODFW Responds to Black Bear Sightings in Hood River Area

Bears have been spotted in Hood River and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) is urging residents to takes precautionary steps. According to the ODFW, black bears have torn down bird feeders, gotten into trash cans and a smoker, damaged fences and dug up gardens. The bears have been repeatedly seen around homes during the day and appear undeterred by efforts to haze them such as setting off car alarms or using other noise-making techniques.

Timberline Vodka Honors the Iconic Timberline Lodge

In creating Timberline Vodka, Hood River Distillers set out to make a vodka that would have its local ecosystem and agriculture at the center of attention. It also conjures up the legacy of the distillery that dates back to 1934 in Hood River, Oregon. Timberline Vodka also pays tribute to...

Obituary: Rodney Linnell

Rodney Donald Linnell, 73, of Hermiston, Ore., passed away Feb. 8, 2022, after battling with pancreatic cancer. Rodney was born on March 26, 1948, to Donald and Maxine Linnell in The Dalles, Ore. He grew up on a farm near Ione and Arlington, Ore. Rod graduated from Ione High School in 1966. Rod attended Blue Mountain Community College where he received his Associates Degree in Business Agriculture in 1969.

Road Closure

On Wednesday June 29th, 2022 the City of Hood River Public Works will be closing Oak Street between 7th St. and 13th St. at 4:30 AM until approximately 8:00 AM to repair a water leak on the main water line. Westbound traffic will be detoured down 7th St. and Eastbound...

Fiery Semi-Truck Crash Closes I-84 Between Troutdale and Hood River

A more than 40-mile stretch of Interstate 84 was closed for hours Monday following the fiery crash of a semi-truck carrying hundreds of gallons of combustible fluids. TripCheck reported the single-vehicle crash happened about 7 a.m. Monday near Bonneville Dam at milepost 40, closing all lanes of traffic between Troutdale and Hood River.

July 4th Safety Reminders

City of Hood River officials remind everyone to celebrate the 4th of July holiday safely. The area’s recent history of wildfires make this time of year particularly risky for the public and for emergency responders. Community members should be aware of fireworks restrictions in Oregon and observe safety guidelines this holiday weekend.

Comunidades commemorates Juneteenth

Comunidades commemorated Juneteenth with more than 50 Latino community members at the Riverside Church in Hood River on June 19. The intent was to learn about the importance of the significant day to the African American community and initiation of the new federal holiday. Ophelia Noble, from the Noble Foundation...

Randy and Joanne Franz mark 50th

Randy and Joanne Franz, Hood River, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 30. The couple will have a private renewal ceremony at the family residence. The Franz’s have two children, Luke and Christine (Sandvold) Franz of Hood River and Hiedi (Franz) and Dan Mitchell of Amboy, Wash., and two grandchildren.

Glenwood News: Local youth shine at the 2022 Ketchum Kalf Rodeo

The 87th annual Glenwood Ketchum Kalf Rodeo was a great one. It was a bit windy, but we’ll take that over rain any day. I think the most exciting part of the rodeo for me was seeing young high school rodeo cowboys and cowgirls compete with the adults. Blake Masden of Selah, a 15-year-old former Glenwood kid, won the bull riding. He recently placed first in the Washington State High School Rodeo bull riding finals and will soon travel to the National High School finals in Gillette, Wyo. What a thrill for all of us to watch a kid we know well compete against the men and win.