Pet of the week: ‘Sweet’ Cari loves people

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Cari as this week’s adoptable pet. This is a courtesy posting; for more information on Cari, please contact her owner, Craig Asher, at 516-729-0327 or

County unemployment holds steady as state’s lowest

Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly in July, climbing by 0.1 percentage point to 6.9 percent. Compared with July 2013, Oregon’s unemployment rate fell by 0.9 percentage point over the year.

State denies key permit for proposed coal terminal

Critics hail decision as a ‘huge blow’ to Port of Morrow project

After more than two years of public review, analysis, and permit filings, delays, and extensions, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) announced on Monday that it had rejected a crucial permit needed for the construction of the Coyote Island coal export terminal proposed for the Port of Morrow.

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Opportunities for comment on park and ride

Weigh in via petition, site meeting or public comment period

It was originally a project that was approved without notification of the general public, but now the proposal for the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort park and ride slated for the community of Mount Hood is open for public comment.

City of Hood River to enforce sign violations

What if all your hard-earned garage sale proceeds went to paying off a city fine for those signs you stuck on power poles?

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‘Pears aren’t fast’: Dwight Moe and family sustain orchard tradition at Glacier Ranch

Dwight Moe spends his days in August answering the 65-pound question. Will the boss help pick the fruit? The answer is a resounding yes, if only because the owner-foreman-maintenance man of many hats believes in working by example, including taking a shift filling bags with fruit.

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Settle in at Mt. Hood Socialize

The name is like an invitation.

Pilsner joins Full Sail Brewery’s year-round stable

Full Sail Brewing Company has added a Pilsner to its line-up of year-round six-packs.

Insitu names Ryan Hartman as new CEO

Boeing and subsidiary Insitu Inc., announced on Wednesday that Ryan Hartman will be the new president and Chief Executive Officer of Insitu, effective immediately.

Nichols Landing appeal pushed back to Aug. 25

An appeal hearing challenging the city of Hood River’s decision to award a permit for the Nichols Landing hotel and retail development has been pushed back to later this month at the request of the project applicants.

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Cascade Pet Camp, Home At Last team up to take in dogs from fire

Cascade Pet Camp in Hood River and Home at Last in The Dalles have teamed up as part of a community effort to shelter the growing number of displaced pets from the Rowena fire, according to a press release.

Good Medicine Tea Lounge opens

A world of premium tea is being steeped at the Good Medicine Tea Lounge

Building Permits, July 2014


Cloud Cap Road officially open

Cloud Cap Road, Forest Road 3512, was officially scheduled to open Friday morning at 7. The road has been closed the past two summers due to trees killed during the 2008 Gnarl Ridge fire that finally began toppling over.

Klickitat County Commissioners pass resolution banning marijuana edibles

Any retail marijuana shops that open in Klickitat County outside of the city limits of Bingen, Goldendale, or White Salmon will not be able to sell marijuana-infused edibles under a resolution passed by the Klickitat County Board of Commissioners.