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Nominations sought for LeFevre award

Gorge Owned (GO!) is accepting nominations for the fourth-annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards, which celebrates people who are working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social issues facing the Gorge.

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PocketFuel seeks Kickstarter boost

PocketFuel of Hood River continues to expand and diversify, and has launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to help upgrade production of a signature product, ColdBrew Coffee.

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NYC Sub Shop celebrates 25 years in Hood River

In April 1989, Andrew Deenik rolled into Hood River for his first time in Oregon from Jackson Hole, Wyo. He came to open what has now become one of Hood River’s signature lunch spots.

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Hanel sisters believe memories will remain after auction is over

The Hanel sisters believe you can’t truck away a legacy.

CGCC’s energy technology program accepts applicants

The Renewable Energy Technology program at Columbia Gorge Community College is accepting applications for nine-month certificate and two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree programs.

Blossom Fest starts with cider

Hard-Pressed Fest in Odell celebrates valley’s burgeoning libation industry

It is blossom time again, and Hood River Blossom Festival starts off Saturday with a new event: Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, noon to 6 p.m. in Odell.

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.