Gorge employment lulls in January

Numbers are in for Columbia Gorge jobs during early 2017.

HR Farmers’ Market seeks new vendors

Spring is in the air and farmers’ market season is just around the corner. Hood River Farmers’ Market opens for the outdoor season on Saturday, May 6. The market still has room for vendors to sell prepared food, locally grown produce, unique value added food items and handmade crafts or art.

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This month at HRVAC: Mardi Gras fundraiser for Meals on Wheels a success

Hood River Valley Adult Center Executive Director Amy Mallett reports 150 people attended the center’s first ever Mardi Gras celebration in February, with $7,500 collected for Meals on Wheels — and counting.

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The Ale List: Logsdon, pFriem score well at Oregon Beer Awards

The Best Brewpub Experience award went to pFriem Family Brewing at the Feb. 28 Oregon Beer Awards, hosted by Willamette Week newspaper.

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‘We have a lot of common ground’

HR, CL ports talk bridge advocacy at roundtable

Bridges made for a bonding point — and the crux of discussion— for the Port of Hood River and Port of Cascade Locks at a joint work session Tuesday.

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Crystal Springs line break leads to boil water order

A Crystal Springs Water District mainline pipe broke Tuesday afternoon, prompting a boil water order for about 35 Odell area homes for roughly two days.

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CELEBRATING YASUI and SOCIAL JUSTICE: Museum hosts new exhibit

“WHEREAS the successful prosecution of war requires every possible protection against espionage and against sabotage…” read the opening words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Presidential Order 9066. Through that sweeping executive action Roosevelt gave the military control over the U.S. civilian population at the onset of World War II.

Fourth annual ‘Seed Share’ comes March 18

Rockford Grange's fourth annual Seed Share is on Saturday, March 18 from 2-5 p.m., co-sponsored by Gorge Grown Food Network.

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STR meeting in Cascade Locks Thursday

Cascade Locks Planning Commission will consider an ordinance regulating short-term rentals (STRs) and accessory dwelling units at a meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at City Hall, 140 WaNaPa St.

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In Kitchen and Garden: Fresh Start, OSU Extension offer new skills and ideas in varied spring classes

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program and Central Gorge Master Gardener Association are bringing two types of food-related classes to town starting this month — one on the growing end, one on the preparing — offering community members a chance to learn new skills or brush up on techniques.

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Hood River Valley High School awarded Nike grant

For the third year in a row, Hood River Valley High School has won a Nike School Innovations Award to support its AVID program.

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Neon sign museum in TD getting ready to switch on

Passersby may not notice much in the way of changes when they walk or drive past the site of the new Neon Sign Museum at the corner of Third Street and Court streets in The Dalles, but looks can be deceiving.

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‘Bowl for Kids’ event March 11

The Next Door’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge is this Saturday, March 11 at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.

Hood River Elks Lodge names Johnston, Gray Students of the Month

Nathan Johnston and Kristen Gray, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the February Elks Students of the Month. Both were presented checks for $100 in recognition of their volunteer efforts in the community and their achievements at school during last week’s lodge meeting.

HRCSD Open Enrollment transfers available for ‘17-18

The Hood River County School District Board of Directors has identified the following limited number of Open Enrollment Transfers for the 2017-18 school year at Cascade Locks Elementary, Parkdale Elementary and Wy’east Middle School.


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