Music in the Orchard with Aaron Meyer set for July 14
HOOD RIVER — Aaron Meyer, who has performed for world leaders and dignitaries as well as solo appearances with major orchestras and ballet theaters, will be performing a “one-of-a-kind concert” at The Orchard in Hood River on July 14, said a United Way of The Columbia Gorge press release. At the “premier venue in the Gorge,” concert goers will enjoy appetizers by Ben Stenn of Celilo Restaurant, wine by Brad Gearhart of Jacob Williams Winery and Gordy Sato’s signature Pear Martinis.
Book Signing: Marie Greene
Waucoma Bookstore and Knot Another Hat are hosting author and designer Marie Greene for a book signing on Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Knot Another Hat (11 3rd St #103, Hood River). Marie will be signing her new book, Knitting Light: 20 Mostly Seamless Tops, Tees & More for Warm Weather Wear. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Embark on a Pizza Adventure: 4 Unique Pizzas to Try in The Dalles
In this article, we're going to explore four fantastic pizza places in The Dalles. Have you had the chance to taste the pies from these spots yet? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below~
Winter storm warning for Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills, Northern Oregon Cascades, Cascade Foothills in Lane County, Cascades in Lane County and Upper Hood River Valley from Wednesday to Friday
On Tuesday at 8:33 a.m. a winter storm warning was issued by the National Weather Service valid from Wednesday 4 p.m. until Friday 6 a.m. for Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills, Northern Oregon Cascades, Cascade Foothills in Lane County, Cascades in Lane County and Upper Hood River Valley. Staying safe on...
Hood River County Reads kicks off 2024 season
HOOD RIVER — The 18th annual Hood River County Reads program begins this weekend with the distribution of this year’s book, “Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction,” by local author Michelle Nijhuis. Free copies of the book will be available at the...
Peter Pan Jr. showcases talent, creativity
The Dalles Civic Auditorium “Civic Kids” children’s theater group presents the “high flying” adventure of Peter Pan Jr., a musical, March 1-2 at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 10. The cast of 31 children, ages 8-13, represent The Dalles and surrounding communities in Oregon and Washington.
The Dalles falls to North Marion, Begay surpasses 1K points
The Dalles High Riverhawks boys basketball team both lost an OSAA Class 4A play-in round road game last weekend, 85-68, to the No. 6-ranked North Marion High Huskies (18-7) on Feb. 23. The Riverhawks boys trailed the Huskies by four at halftime and they were down by eight after three...
Breaking: Shot fired in domestic disturbance, HRPD on scene
At approximately 2:12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 the Hood River Police Department issued a notice via Facebook about a shot fired at a reported domestic dispute. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance near the block of 400 Sieverkropp Drive on the Heights in Hood River. According to the online post, officers responded to a call and upon arriving a gun shot was fired from inside the residence.
Creativity in the Gorge: February 2024
With this issue, Columbia Gorge News begins its new monthly section, Creativity in the Gorge, to feature creative works from readers of all ages. Send your submissions of artwork, short prose pieces and poetry to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: Creativity in the Gorge.
Discover the Top 4 Pubs in Hood River: A Must-Visit Guide
This piece presents a guide to four notable pubs in Hood River. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If yes, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.
Hood River Valley Adult Center gets EV grant
HOOD RIVER — Hood River Valley Adult Center has received a grant from Pacific Power to install four publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging ports. The center runs a volunteer Circles of Care program that provides free rides to medical appointments, and being able to charge EVs quickly is important. Other groups that will benefit from additional charging capacity include 30 EV drivers associated with the center and residents of a nearby senior-living facility.
HRVHS graduation rate above 90% for fourth year
HOOD RIVER — The Oregon Department of Education released graduation rates on Jan. 26. For the fourth consecutive year, the four-year graduation rate of Hood River Valley High School students was more than 90%. Last spring, 90.5% of HRVHS students graduated on time (297 student graduates total) compared to 81.3% of all Oregon students.
The Next Door’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion workshop series returns
THE GORGE — The Next Door Inc. (TNDI) has scheduled a lineup of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) workshops for 2024. A selection of some of TNDI’s favorite workshops will be returning, including Latino Outreach on March 19, Sept. 11 and Oct. 24, Plain Language (dates to be announced), and more, according to a Feb. 20 press release.
Cultural Trust Coalition to host reception for grant recipients
THE DALLES — The Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition (WCCTC) will be hosting a reception 6 p.m. March 1 at The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. Fourth St. in The Dalles, for the recipients of 2024 cultural grants. The event is open to the public. The grants go to...
Stride and Sip at the St. Patty’s Leprechaun Pub Hop in the Gorge
The Hood River area of the Columbia Gorge holds a special place in my heart for both running and enjoying local brews. It’s hard to argue there is much better than traversing the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail or Indian Creek Trail, followed by an IPA at Ferment Brewing or a pint and slice at Double Mountain. So, the St. Patty’s Leprechaun Pub Hop run on March 16, combines both seamlessly.
CGOA to bring varity of music to the Gorge in March
This March, the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association will bring music and culture to the Gorge with performances by the Jazz Collective Big Band, the Gorge Sinfonietta and Voci Community Choir. On Friday, March 1, the Jazz Collective Big Band presents an Almost Spring Dance at 7 p.m. at the Hood...
HR council to consider Gaza ceasefire
HOOD RIVER — The Hood River City Council has placed a resolution calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza on its Feb. 26 agenda for consideration and public testimony (results unavailable by press time). Hood River ministers Rev. Vicky Stifter and Rev. John Boonstra, representing an interfaith coalition, urged the council to endorse the resolution on Feb. 12.
A Gastronomic Journey: Discover 3 Outstanding Mexican Restaurants in Bingen
In this piece, we're going to explore three enticing Mexican restaurants located in Bingen. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts! Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
Eagles face final two games in girls basketball
Hood River Valley lost two of three girls basketball games this past week, heading into the final week of the 2023-24 season. The Eagles, 10-13 overall and 3-9 in the Northwest Oregon Conference, were scheduled to play Feb. 26 at home (senior night) against Putnam and then were to conclude their season Feb. 27 at Parkrose.
North Marion boys basketball punches ticket to 4A state playoffs
The Friday, Feb. 23, 4A play-in game between the North Marion Huskies and The Dalles Riverhawks was a close contest until it wasn’t. Fueled by a 32-point night from junior Cole Hammack, the No. 6 Huskies dropped 26 points in the fourth quarter to race to an 85-68 victory at North Marion High School. “I’m proud of my guys for staying composed, handling the runs and keeping the mental focus for 32 minutes,” North Marion head coach Tully Wagner said. “That’s always a goal of...