Outstanding Media Partner

The Hood River News was honored as Outstanding Media Partner by the County Commission on Children and Families last month for “print devoted to youth accomplishments; portrayal ofyouth in a positive light” and inclusion of the Drug Prevention Coloring section each year, along with coverage of Red Ribbon Week at elementary schools.

Commission on Children and Families honored businesses, organizations and school groups along with local youth for playing "a major role in the countywide reduction of drug use by youth and adults over the last five years." 

Attending the April 29th event were general manager Joe Deckard, editor Kirby Neumann-Rea and reporters RaeLynn Ricarte and Esther Smith.