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Cider Central: Cider Café opens, ’Gorge Society’ rebrands

The Gorge cider scene this fall features a new cider café and return of annual cider event, sponsored by a group that has a new name.

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CAT Director steps down

Dan Schwanz is rolling on, but not too far away.

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Gene Mielke — and fellow RAGS — keep swimmers safe

When participants dive off the Sternwheeler early Monday morning to take part in the 73rd annual Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim, members of a Gorge amateur radio group will be helping to ensure it all goes safely.

Friends, family honor Jerry Cranmer with community service project

Every year on Sept. 10, the friends and family of former Vagabond Lodge owner Jerry Cranmer gather to perform an act of service in his memory.

Wine takes center stage this week, weekend

Those interested in learning the fundamentals of wine appreciation will want to join Phelps Creek Vineyards and the Hood River County Library District for a hands-on workshop Sept. 3, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Parkdale Community Center.

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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center dedicates renewable energy exhibit

Grants provide funds to build renewable energy exhibits, provide STEM education

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center dedicated their Renewable Energy Exhibit with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 28, 2015. The interpretive exhibit on solar energy includes schematics of solar energy systems and a real-time display of solar energy being produced.

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Pet of the Week: Angelina loves car rides, long walks

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Angelina as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.

Sheriff's Log, Aug. 23 to 30

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Summer jobs sizzle in Gorge: HR unemployment up in July but still best in state

Seasonally adjusted unemployment rates rose in July, with Hood River County rising to 4.7 percent and Wasco County climbing to 5.6 percent. Likewise, Oregon’s rate rose to 5.9 percent in July, an increase of 0.4 percentage point.

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USDA loans Cascade Locks $3.7 million for water system upgrade

The City of Cascade Locks is set to receive $3.7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to overhaul its long-suffering water infrastructure.

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Walmart sells 16.3 acres to Ryan’s Juice

Walmart Corporation has sold a 16.3-acre piece of land west of Hood River to Ryan Holdings LLC, owner of Hood River Juice Co. and Ryan’s Juice.

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The dogs are going to the Berens

Betsy Berens has always had dogs. She has not always been a doggy foster parent.

Port of CL dedicates new road on Aug. 26

The Cascade Locks Port Commission will hold a brief groundbreaking ceremony for the new cul-de-sac NE Columbia Gorge Way, Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in the Port’s Business Park.

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County joins Residents’ lawsuit against USFS

Hood River County has joined a lawsuit filed by Hood River Valley Residents Committee against the U.S. Forest Service over a delayed land exchange with Mt. Hood Meadows.

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Cascade Locks woman protests Nestlé with 5-day fast

Five hot and hungry days didn’t wither Anna Mae Leonard.