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Hanel Development auctions all equipment this weekend

Hanel Development Group, the last corporate vestige of Sterling Hanel’s legacy, is closing shop and selling equipment large and small.

Fiber Fest returns April 18-20

Local yarn shop Knot Another Hat is bringing the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival back to the Best Western Hood River Inn for its fourth showing, on April 18-20.

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'Hotel Impossible' films at Vagabond Lodge

Tom Reid, left, and Theo Davis of Green Home Construction of Hood River stand with designer Blanche Garcia on the grounds of the Vagabond Motel Thursday, the final day of filming for an upcoming episode of The Travel Channel’s “Hotel Impossible,” with TV host Anthony Melichiorri.

Education and Industry Summit comes April 18

Educators and employers will come together in the first-ever “Columbia Gorge Education and Industry Summit,” April 18 on The Dalles Campus of Columbia Gorge Community College.

HRVHS receives funding to install 80 rooftop solar panels

With tight budgets, public schools often have to reconcile cutting costs with maintaining quality educational services.

Leadership changes coming to the Port of Cascade Locks this spring

Some new faces will soon be at the helm of the Port of Cascade Locks following a leadership transition that is expected to wrap up at the end of spring.

The Ale List: Full Sail Brewery gains new honor

Full Sail Brewing has been named “Craft Brewer of the Year” by Beverage World Magazine for its 26 years of “sustainable stewardship, quality, consistency and operational ingenuity.”

Cascade Huts starts a new adventure

Oregon’s Cascade Huts came under new ownership March 30. Local mountain bike enthusiasts who started the successful adventure business in 2004 have decided to pursue other interests and are selling to two Oregon natives.

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New industrial development taking shape in Dallesport

Economic development just picked up the pace at the Dallesport Airport.

Mosier evaluates critical water issues

Maintaining regional watersheds remains a critical factor when it comes to supporting Wasco County infrastructure, particularly in Mosier’s watershed. That’s according to District Watershed Coordinator Anna Buckley, who told the Board of Commissioners March 19 about some of the biggest problems that currently inhibit the area watersheds’ efficiency and what the councils are doing to address those issues.

Rubber wristbands show pollution in air, water and food

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists have created a fashion accessory that doubles as a pollution detector.

Mother and daughter charged with robbery

A mother and her 20-year-old daughter have been charged with third-degree robbery after allegedly stealing less than $100 worth of automobile fuses from Walmart and using physical force against an employee of the store during the theft.

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Downtown businesses ‘need relief’ from construction impacts

City responds to merchants’ State Street concerns

City officials pledged to take steps to respond to merchants’ complaints that the Urban Renewal Project in downtown Hood River is hurting business.

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Parks and Rec plans Indian Creek Trail connection

Although it’s not exactly the route they were looking for, the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District has applied to the City of Hood River Planning Department to extend a portion of the Indian Creek Trail that lies behind the Columbia Gorge Community College Indian Creek campus.