hood river: Reminder Hood River Bridge Single-Lane Closures Continue Nov 4-8, 2019 - 11/01/19 12:48 PM
REMINDER: The Hood River Bridge single-lane closures will continue, November 4, 2019, through November 8, 2019. The single-lane closures will begin at 9am and last until 3pm each weekday.  Biannual bridge deck maintenance work being performed is the cause of the single-lane closures. The work is weather dependent, so the single-lane closures may need to be extended if weather delays the maintenance work.
Plan accordingly and expect delays with traffic backups. Flaggers will be assisting drivers as they proceed through the work zones. Drive safely and keep an eye out for workers.
The single-lane closures will not occur on weekends.
For more information, you … (0 comments)

hood river: Hood River Valley High School Wrestling Blue vs Gold Intrasquad Meet - 11/24/17 01:26 AM
Hood River Valley High School Wrestling Blue vs Gold Intrasquad Meet
Saturday, November 25, 2017 introduces the Hood River Valley High School Wrestling teams to the community.  This is an annual event, featuring stage smoke, spotlights, and walkout music as the wrestlers compete in an intrasquad scrimmage.  The event begins at 5pm in the Bowe Theatre at Hood River Valley High School.  Admission is free. 
 
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hood river: Single Lane Closures - Hood River Bridge - Week of Sept 12, 2016 - 09/08/16 06:40 AM
Single Lane Closures - Hood River Bridge - Week of Sept 12, 2016
The Hood River-WhiteSalmon Bridge will experience traffic interruptions closures the week of Sept 12-16, 2016.  Traffic delays of approximately 5 minutes can be expected between 9am and 3pm.  Flaggers will be directing traffic while Port of Hood River personnel  make bridge deck welding repairs.  Traffic disruptions should be minimal, but plan accordingly.   
This work is being completed while the weather remains favorable. 
More info is available by calling the Port of Hood River, 541-386-1645 or emailing them at porthr@gorge.net.

 
Some interesting facts about the Hood River- White Salmon Bridge:
A truss bridge with a … (0 comments)

hood river: Taking a Hike for National Dog Day - 08/26/16 02:59 PM
Taking a Hike for National Dog Day
Today is National Dog Day.  We took Chance, our Australian Shepherd on a hike to Tamanawas Falls this morning.  Tamanawas Falls is approximately 40 feet wide with a drop of approximately 100 feet. My son Ben, has taken this hike almost every year towards the end of summer, just before the start of the next school year.  Chance has led the way each time.

 It was a great day for a hike in the Mt Hood National Forest.  The trailhead is approximately 30 miles south of Hood River, OR via Highway 35.  
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hood river: Columbia Gorge FSBO Web Site Visitor Map - 06/08/14 02:02 PM
Columbia Gorge FSBO Web Site Visitor Map
 
Recently, a potential new client asked about vistors to ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.  I was able to let her know we had visitors from across the United States and over a 100 countries throughout the world.  Then I provided her a Google map which showed a snapshot in time where ColumbiaGorgeFSBO's vistors originated.   Yes, she is now using our marketing services. You can move around the map or scroll through the list.
 

 
If you are considering selling your property in the greater Columbia Gorge region (Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, etc...), ColumbiaGorgeFSBO helps you … (0 comments)

hood river: Friday's Foto - Rapids On The Hood River - 09/16/11 04:33 PM
 
Friday's Foto - Rapids On The Hood River
 
I took this photo of the Hood River today at Tucker Park just off the Dee Highway, about five miles south of the town of Hood River. We walked out onto the rocks, but didn't take our cameras out in case we slipped off! The roar of the rapids was almost so loud we could barely hear each other talking.
 

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hood river: Introducing " Memaloose", The Island of the Dead - 08/20/11 01:07 PM
 
Introducing " Memaloose", The Island of the Dead
 
Yesterday, my mom, my sons and I were in The Dalles, 20 miles east of Hood River. On the way home, we stopped at the Memaloose rest stop which is about halfway between The Dalles and Hood River. I have passed the sign dozens of times, but never paid it much attention so this time we pulled off. Well, it turns out that it's not JUST a rest site. It's a state historic site, playing a noteable part of the history of the Oregon Trail and the Native Americans in this … (2 comments)

hood river: Friday's Photo - Hood River Winter Orchard - 03/18/11 04:03 PM
Friday's Photo - Hood River Winter Orchard
A Winter orchard in the Pine Grove area of Hood River

If you are looking to sell or purchase a home in the Columbia Gorge region, be sure to check out ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com.  Property Owners in Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Parkdale, Goldendale and other Columbia Gorge communities have chosen ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com to assist them in marketing their properties.  Be sure to view what the Columbia Gorge FSBO market has to offer potential buyers. 
Sellers, we can assist you in marketing your home to achieve SOLD!. 
Call us at 541-716-4254 or 509-540-1309.


 
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hood river: Speechless Sunday - Gas Prices Soar in Hood River County - 03/13/11 04:39 PM
Speechless Sunday - Gas Prices Soar in Hood River County
A sampling of gas prices in Hood River County - We borrowed the idea from Dee Dee Riley's Active Rain blog earlier today.



 
If you are looking to sell or purchase a home in the Columbia Gorge region, be sure to check out ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com.  Property Owners in Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Parkdale, Goldendale and other Columbia Gorge communities have chosen ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com to assist them in marketing their properties.  Be sure to view what the Columbia Gorge FSBO market has to offer potential buyers. 
Sellers, we … (5 comments)

hood river: Why Should FSBO Sellers Choose ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com? RESULTS! - 03/13/11 09:33 AM
Why Should FSBO Sellers Choose ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com?
The other night I prepared a blog post when a ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com client successfully completed selling 914 Sherman Ave in Hood River. Each time a client closes a transaction we do a similar posting.
This blog was a bit different though due to a comment we received from a real estate agent in Louisiana. The tone of the comment was negative as he questioned the value of the services provided by ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com or anyone who was not a real estate agent/broker. 
As I prepared a reply to his comment, I realized I should answer his question in … (0 comments)

hood river: Happy Days in Hood River, Oregon! - Friday Photo - 03/04/11 03:07 PM
Happy Days in Hood River, Oregon! - Friday Fotos
This is one of my favorite shots of our son, Ben, and "Nana". Hood River is the background.
 
 If you are looking to purchase a home in the Columbia Gorge region, be sure to check out ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com.  Home and Property Owners in Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Parkdale, Goldendale and other Columbia Gorge communities have chosen ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com to assist them in marketing their properties.  Be sure to view what the Columbia Gorge FSBO market has to offer potential buyers. 
Sellers, we can assist you in marketing your home to achieve SOLD!.  … (3 comments)

hood river: Hood River, Small Town USA - 02/15/11 03:02 PM
Hood River, Small Town USA
Of course, no photo can do justice to downtown Hood River, but below is my attempt. The streets are lined with charming cafes and shops, inviting one to linger, especially on a nice, sunny day. I want to be a tourist visiting here. I want to stay in a charming bed and breakfast, walk to a sidewalk cafe for breakfast, watch kiteboards rise over the great Columbia River. Then I'd shop. And shop and shop. After which I would just have to unwind with a massage at a spa. Then maybe I'd go hiking, swimming or … (1 comments)

hood river: 2011 Give Kids A Smile Day, Hood River, OR - 02/02/11 03:26 PM
2011 Give Kids A Smile Day, Hood River, OR
Give Kids A Smile Day offers low income children and children without dental insurance FREE dental education and a complete dental exam. For kids who need it, fillings, extractions, dental cleanings and other services will be available.
ONE DAY ONLY! FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2010
For children 0 - 8 years old, go to:  KIDS DENTAL ZONE, 419 State Ave., Ste 4, Hood River
9 am. To 3:30 p.m. Call for an appointment, 541-387-8688
For children 9 - 16 years old, go to:  LA CLINICA DEL CARINO, 849 Pacific Ave., Hood River
8 a.m. … (0 comments)

hood river: Winter's Sky Above Mt. Hood - 01/27/11 03:53 PM
Winter's Sky Above Mt. Hood
As I drove home from Hood River, south towards Mt. Hood, the clouds looked so interesting I just had to share.

If you are looking to purchase a home in the Columbia Gorge region, be sure to check out ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com.  Home and Property Owners in Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Parkdale, Goldendale and other Columbia Gorge communities have chosen ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com to assist them in marketing their properties.  Be sure to view what the Columbia Gorge FSBO market has to offer potential buyers. 
Sellers, we can assist you in marketing your home to achieve SOLD!.  Call … (4 comments)

hood river: Missing Summer in Hood River - 01/25/11 03:28 PM
Missing Summer in Hood River
It's destined to happen to me every winter. Once the holidays are long past and the snow has melted, leaving everything dirty and grey, I start to think about summer.  Those thoughts have begun seeping into my days lately. It's even worse now that I live in the Hood River Valley because summers here are simply glorious. The two things that surprised me most when I was first introduced to the area were 1)  it is a windsurfer's and water-lover's dream and 2) the region is rich in agriculture. I've lived in "tourist" towns before and at … (1 comments)

hood river: Youth Basketball in the Columbia Gorge - 01/23/11 10:25 AM
Youth Basketball in the Columbia Gorge
Yesterday brought the first game in youth basketball in the Columbia Gorge. Our son, Ben, and his Parkdale team won their game with a score of 22 to 6. The team has just six players, which meant the kids played most of the game. We were so proud of them. Kids we hadn't seen play yet impressed us and our own son pulled off some impressive plays. He also proved to be a great on defense, drawing on his obvious football skills maybe a bit too much. Games are every Saturday, through mid-March. The team practices two … (0 comments)

hood river: Hood River County School District Budget Crisis - 01/14/11 05:39 PM
The Hood River County School District has found itself in a budget crisis worse than previously predicted. The district was over budget by $2.3 million dollars, which was bad enough, but then the district was notified that the state wouldn't be contributing as much as planned so the district now stands $3.5 million over budget for 2011-2012!
Some measures being considered to balance the budget include: modifying all-day kindergarten to half day, eliminating elementary PE and music teachers, eliminating up to 10 Instructional Assistant positions, transfering Pine Grove students to Mid Valley Elementary, closing the Frankton programs and putting that property on the market, … (1 comments)

hood river: Youth Basketball in the Columbia Gorge - 01/11/11 04:35 PM

 
Youth league basketball started last week in the Columbia River Gorge. Our son plays for the Parkdale, third and fourth grade team, practicing twice a week, then with games beginning at the end of January. We're amazed at how much the boys grow through the season as they learn the game better and get in better condition. We love all the friends we've made by attending practices and games. There's a true sense of community.
For more information about youth basketball in the Gorge, call Community Education at: 541-386-2055  
Gretchen 
If you are looking to purchase a home in … (0 comments)

hood river: Rockies - Wait Until Next Year - 09/27/10 09:16 AM
It used to be the Brooklyn Dodgers who said "Wait Until Next Year". 
The Colorado Rockies have lost 6 of their last 7 games and dropped off the pace with only 7 games left - "Wait Until Next Year!". 
San Diego and the Giants end the season with a three game head-to-head match-up that will most likely determine the National League West winner.
Michael Perry commented the other day about the Padres mortgaging the future by continuing to throw Latos out there.  I think he is right.  Latos has over 170 innings which is the highest total of his short career.  Could … (0 comments)

hood river: Rooting for the Brewers - Lose Giants, Lose! - 09/17/10 01:16 PM
Well, rooting for the Doghairs (Dodgers) was a waste.  Giants whupped them last night 10-2 and took over first place in the National League West.  Padres also lost to the Cardinals, so the Pads are now .5 game behind the Giants. 
Giants are playing the Brewers for the next three games - go Brewers!  You have power hitters and no pitching - swing those bats and give your pitchers lots of run support.
Our 9 year old son is a St Louis Cardinals fan - he is having a great time teasing me about the Cards beating the Padres last night.  Even bet me … (6 comments)

 
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