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After a brief product delay, new Bingen pot shop delivers

On Tuesday, July 15, Bart Cohn strolled into Margie’s Pot Shop in Bingen and became the first person to ever purchase legal recreational marijuana in Klickitat County.

ODOT, Port of Hood River announce bridge closures

Two bridges in Hood River will see closures at night this week as ODOT takes steps to extend the life of the pavement.

‘Art of The Wild’

Hood River show celebrates 50th year of Wilderness Act

The hallmark of First Friday events in Hood River on Aug. 1 will be the new U.S. Forest Service exhibit, “Art of the Wild – Celebrating 50 Years of the Wilderness Act,” at Columbia Center for the Arts during the month of August.

Business owner looks to fight new Mt. Hood Meadows parking lot

Impacts to business worry neighbor

The owner of a local vacation rental business is upset over the county’s approval of a ski resort park and ride planned for the community of Mount Hood and intends to appeal the decision at the state level.

Gorge Grown ‘Picnic’ comes to Parkdale Aug. 3

Gorge Grown Food Network has announced “The Picnic,” a fundraiser for the Gorge Grown Mobile Market, at Rail’s End Park in Parkdale, noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3.

HR port meeting Weds. on Nichols Basin

Port of Hood River Commission will host a public meeting Wednesday, July 30 to review preliminary construction documents for the Nichols Basin West Edge Trail. The meeting will focus on the presentation and discussion of 25-percent construction plans developed by Walker/Macy, the Port’s landscape planning consultant.

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Pet of the week: ‘Ruff’ is good on a leash or on a lap

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Ruff as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

County approves MHM park and ride in Mount Hood

The Hood River County Planning Department has approved a commercial land use permit for Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort to construct a gravel park and ride area in the community of Mount Hood.

‘Art of the Wild’ exhibit opens Aug. 1

An exhibit with an expansive number of connected special events comes to Columbia Center for the Arts next month.

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The Ale List: Friem celebrates 2nd anniversary Aug. 2

pFriem Family Brewers holds its patio grand opening as part of its second anniversary party from 2 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 2.

Mercado del Valle changes hours

El Mercado del Valle, located in the covered play area of Mid Valley Elementary in Odell, is changing its business hours.

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FISH food bank breaks ground on $1 million center to open late 2014

‘A true community project’

FISH food bank’s oldest and youngest servants joined in Monday’s groundbreaking for the Hood River food bank and warehouse center.

Gorge Commission urges moratorium on new fossil fuel transport in Gorge

Commission asks governors to impose hold until comprehensive risk assessments can be completed

After prompts from the public during recent meetings, the Columbia River Gorge Commission has taken a stance on oil and other fossil fuel transported by rail through the Gorge.

New weight limits for Bridge of the Gods

Decision will affect short haul trucks

In July of last year, the Oregon Department of Transportation restricted heavy trucks from crossing the Bridge of the Gods after discovering dozens of corroding bridge components that were in need of repair or replacement.

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