State Street update: City, Crestline host status meeting on Wednesday

Dust, pedestrian access, and signage issues, and the potential of summer street work, are among the topics expected to be addressed on Wednesday in a morning meeting about the downtown Urban Renewal Project.

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On Highway 35 Curtis Homes builds new HQ with a view

Cameron Curtis, owner of Curtis Homes, has announced the construction of the company’s new office at 403 Highway 35 in Hood River, directly across from Tum-A-Lum Lumber, near Highway 30.

Program to help struggling homeowners expands to Hood River County

The economy and the housing market may be recovering in Oregon, but not every homeowner has stopped feeling the effects of the Great Recession that began over five years ago.

Things to do during spring break

Discovery Center Scavenger Hunt;Spring Extravaganza at The History Museum; Thomas, more at the Hood River Library

Pine Grove News: Wy'east firefighters celebrate another year of service

Hello! I am finally springing forward and trying to get things done!

Six Rivers Resolution Center offers basic mediation training

Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center announces that it is now an independent nonprofit organization, serving Oregon and southwest Washington.

Education and Industry Summit is 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.

Gorge Community Foundation requests proposals for outdoor education grants

The Gorge Community Foundation announced Monday that it is accepting grant applications for projects that promote outdoor education or recreation. A total of $5,000 will be awarded from the Alpinees/Jack Baldwin Memorial Outdoor Education Fund in this grant cycle.

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Ananas Boutique renovations will put the spotlight on music

There are some renovations happening all over downtown Hood River, from businesses moving locations or expanding, to the construction on Oak and State. A notable store that may be changing its design as well is Ananas Boutique.

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County sets medical marijuana ban hearing for April 21

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners will be seeking the public’s input next month on whether or not it should temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries from setting up shop in the county’s unincorporated areas.

Sign-ups begin for Community Work Day

Hood River Valley High School is supporting the 17th annual Community Work Day Thursday, May 1. Though the event is more than a month away, businesses and other sponsors, as well as potential recipients, may sign up any time.

Dispensary applicant: ‘We really just want to help people’

For Michael Rachford, there are many reasons why venturing into the medical marijuana business seems like a good idea.

RET career fair returns

Columbia Gorge Community College is hosting an annual Renewable Energy Technology Career Fair for enrolled students on April 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. This career fair attracts highly skilled RET students with experience in electrical systems, mechanical systems, and electronics with a focus on the renewable-energy industry.

Kids’ Soup winners announced

A student-created bilingual education project won first prize in the recent Gorge Soup for Kids dinner at Springhouse Cellar.

Unemployment rates continue to fall

Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point in January to 7.0 percent. Compared with January 2013, Oregon’s unemployment rate fell by 1.3 percentage points over the year.