Hood River News
Owner(s)Eagle Newspapers
PublisherChelsea Marr
EditorKirby Neumann-Rea
Headquarters419 State St, Hood River, Hood River County, OR
OCLC number10133661

The Hood River News is a semi-weekly newspaper published in Hood River, Oregon, United States, since 1905.[2] It is published on Wednesdays and Saturdays by Eagle Newspapers and has a circulation of 4,226.[2]


C. P. Sonnichsen and Hugh G. Ball bought the News in 1908. Sonnichsen assumed the role of manager and Ball as editor.[3] By 1912 the newspaper had 1,500 subscribers and transitioned from weekly to semiweekly.[4]

During his career, Ball headed the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association and was on the board of directors for the National Editorial Association.[5]


NNA Better Newspaper Contest[6]
Year Award Place Credits
2017 Best Breaking News Photo 1st Patrick Mulvihill
ONPA Better Newspaper Contest[7][8][9]
Year Award Place Credits
2014 Best Lifestyle Coverage 3rd Ben Mitchell
2014 Best Sports Story 3rd Adam Lapierre
2014 Best Page One Design 1st Adam Lapierre
2015 Best Coverage of Business and Economic Issues 2nd Ben Mitchell, Trisha Walker
2015 Best Lifestyle Coverage 1st Kirby Neumann-Rea, Adam Lapierre
2015 Best Lifestyle Coverage 2nd Kirby Neumann-Rea, Trisha Walker, Ben Mitchell
2017 Best Special Section or Issue 2nd n/a
2017 Best News Photo 2nd Patrick Mulvihill


  1. ^ "About The Hood River News". Library of Congress. Chronicling America. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Hood River News". Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Archived from the original on 2019-09-11. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  3. ^ "Charles Peter Sonnichsen". Find a Grave. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Hood River News Modernized". The Oregon Daily Journal. 2 Nov 1912. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Hugh Ball of Hood River". The Bend Bulletin. 2 Feb 1951. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Winners from NNA's 2017 Better Newspaper Editorial Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest". National Newspaper Association. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Winners BNC 2014" (PDF). Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Winners of the ONPA 2015 Better Newspaper Contest" (PDF). Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  9. ^ "ONPA 2017 Better Newspaper Contest" (PDF). Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Retrieved 18 July 2018.