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Craftsman David McClure ‘builds’ life in HR

David McClure, of the Dave McClure, Co., and its subsidiary Hood River Woodworking, has made a name for himself over the past two decades he’s lived and worked in Hood River.

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Full Sail employees okay brewery sale

At Full Sail, the next rounds are on Encore.

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Pet of the Week: Miss Susie is shelter favorite, but ready for her new home

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

Airplane nose art author talk and book signing March 14

Join the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum when we host local author Andretta Schellinger for two talks on the cultural influences behind airplane nose art.

Leadership Development classes available at CGCC

Beginning in April, Columbia Gorge Community College will offer the series Leadership Skills for the High Performance Workplace, with Marge and Mike Cieri of Mardac Consultants.

Free kids admission at Gorge Discovery Center for spring break

Looking for a fun family activity during spring break? Come to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum! Free admission for kids when accompanied by a paid adult during Oregon and Washington spring break, March 21 through April 12.

Wine themed art nights come to museum

The History Museum of Hood River County proved wine makes for a promising creative medium as well as a classy beverage. Casual artists assembled at the museum Monday night to enjoy the first in a series of weekly wine themed craft nights celebrating Oregon’s wine history.

‘Drones, Droids, Data & Dirt’: Precision Farming Expo returns to Salem March 17

Farmers, agronomists, innovators and others interested in learning how new and increasingly affordable tech solutions are becoming available to Northwest growers are invited to attend the second annual Precision Farming Expo, which will be held Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18 at the Salem Convention Center (located at 200 Commercial Street SE).

Interest in early childhood education sought for Lyle, Dallesport area

Three entities are exploring the possibility of bringing an Early Childhood and Education Assistance Program (ECEAP) back to serve the Lyle and Dallesport area, but are in need of qualifying parents to express interest first.

First government-owned pot shop opens in North Bonneville

The North Bonneville Public Development Authority (NBPDA) announced the opening of The Cannabis Corner, the nation’s first government owned and operated recreational marijuana store on March 7.

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Providence honors men of big Hearts

More than 170 people, many in tears, stood to applaud Dr. Paul Hamada and Don Benton, the Hearts of Gold recipients for 2014, in Saturday’s event at Hood River Best Western Inn, according to Susan Frost of the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation, which each year honors a community member and a health care professional “whose golden hearts shine brightly.”

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Put a price on carbon, council votes

Hood River became the second city in Oregon to adopt a resolution calling on the Oregon Legislature to enact laws creating a price on carbon as a means to stem global warming.

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Police Department ‘grunt’ earns Legion award

Juan Pulido gives himself labels that, on the surface, seem unflattering.

GO! Competition planned

Gorge Owned (GO!) is pleased to introduce the first GO! Local Business Plan Competition in conjunction with its annual Earth Day event.

CGCC lays off five workers

Officials grapple with projected $2.4M deficit

Columbia Gorge Community College has laid off five employees across multiple departments in an initial schedule of layoffs designed to help address a projected $2.4 million deficit in the upcoming fiscal year, according to college president Dr. Frank Toda.