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Punchbowl Falls park idea sees a flurry of feedback

A call for public input on a plan to develop a county park around Punchbowl Falls has been warmly received by area residents, hundreds of which have already provided feedback on what the future should hold for the popular waterfall near Dee.

DeeTour can proceed

Developer says timeline for music venue TBD

A music venue planned for construction in Dee can now move forward after a local land use watchdog group made the decision to not continue pursuing an appeal it had filed against the project.

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Benton, Hamada named 2014 ‘Hearts of Gold’

It’s been said that certain individuals have a “heart of gold.” These people make a difference and enrich the community through their good works and selfless dedication. They act from the heart and are driven to help others.

Opportunities to serve: city, school committee openings

The City of Hood River and Hood River County School District have vacancies on a variety of committees:

Library District seeks candidates for board posts

Hood River County Library District is candidates to run for its Board of Directors. The District was created by a vote of the citizens of Hood River County on Nov. 2, 2010, following the closure of the Hood River County Library, a department of Hood River County.

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Principal Dennis McCauley announces he’ll retire in June

School District holds community forum on Jan. 22

Dennis McCauley, principal at Mid Valley Elementary, announced last week that he will be retiring from the Hood River County School District at the end of the school year.

How to Help: Updated for Jan. 17

Helping Hands Against Violence — Helping Hands operates two facilities that offer shelter and safety to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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CL City Council approves water rights transfer for Nestlé plant

City to file application, ODFW still on the fence

Cascade Locks took another step forward this week to bring Nestlé to the city by approving an application for a transfer of water rights that will ultimately help supply spring water for a proposed water bottling plant.

Nora’s Table Restaurant sold to new chef owner

Stu and Kathy Watson announced this week that Chef Roman Deingruber and his wife, Amy Kaefer, have purchased Nora’s Table. The new owners intend to keep the farm-to-table format, and expand hours.

The Ale List: Logsdon adds downtown taproom

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales is coming to town.

Rotary Ski Day returns Jan. 19 at Meadows

The best deal on skiing you’ll find all year will be Jan. 19 at Mt. Hood Meadows.

United Way packets are available now

The 2015 United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) Allocations Application Packets will be available through Feb. 12, 2015, from the United Way of the Columbia Gorge office.

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Pet of the Week: Roxie still looking for forever home

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

Hear the Hood River County Reads book on Radio Tierra

Would you like to get a jump start on the Friends of the Hood River County Library’s 2015 Hood River County Reads book?