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Geotechnical work underway on ‘new’ section of Historic Highway

Physical work has begun on a project that will restore a long-dormant section of the Historic Columbia River Highway in Hood River County to its former glory when it was first constructed nearly 100 years ago.

Port ‘highly likely’ to receive grant for Nichols Boat Basin

The Port of Hood River recently received word that it is in line to receive a $445,000 state grant to help construct a waterfront bike and pedestrian trail located on the west bank of the Nichols Boat Basin.

Punchbowl grant a no-go

While the Port of Hood River’s proposal for a waterfront trail at Nichols Boat Basin will almost certainly receive funding, a county proposal to acquire 102 acres of land around Punchbowl Falls for a public park will almost certainly not.

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Sustainability: New owners expand Cutie Pie’s offerings

Do you have small children and did you forget something on your way to go camping?

TripAdvisor tips hat to HR Lavender

Hood River Lavender Farms has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.

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Experienced organizer Sarah Sullivan named director of Gorge Grown Food Network

Sarah Sullivan of Portland is the next Executive Director of Gorge Grown Food Network, succeeding Michelle McGrath.

Insitu’s Eagle Point facility shines for grand opening

A little more than a month following its 20th anniversary, Insitu opened the doors to its new facility June 12.

County’s May unemployment rate rises slightly

Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady in May at 6.9 percent. Compared with May 2013, Oregon’s unemployment rate fell by 0.9 percentage point over the year according to Dallas Fridley, the Columbia Gorge and Columbia Basin regional economist with the Oregon Employment Department

Cherries look good, but weather and labor a concern

The cherry harvest is underway in Hood River County and the fruit is looking good, with ripening slightly ahead of schedule.

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It’s fresh in Odell

Mercado del Valle gets strong turnout on first weekend

El Mercado del Valle opened for the summer season on Saturday, a fair-like array of produce, hot food and cold drinks, craft items and information booths — including Cover Oregon — under the Mid Valley Elementary covered play area.

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‘Big sound’ and smoked salmon

Brigham Fish Market receives a cultural blessing attended by more than 100 people

More than 100 people, led by a group of Umatilla drummers divided by men and women on the north and south, gathered Saturday to spiritually dedicate one of Cascade Locks’ newest businesses.

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Bridge ticket discount to be eliminated 1/1

HR Port cites large printing expenses

Those who use paper tickets to cross the Hood River Bridge will no longer receive a discounted rate on bridge tolls come next year.

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Erica Gerald loves helping guide wind and water sport store Second Wind to version 3.0

For Second Wind Sports co-owner Erica Gerald, one word sums up the entire Hood River windustry: Stoked.

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Lions Clubs, donors help local food bank

Lions and Lioness club members from Hood River County manned the store fronts of local grocers to help stock the shelves of FISH food bank.

Safety, environmental risks top concerns at oil transport meeting

Preparation for potential incidents stemming from oil train traffic in Klickitat County was the hot topic of discussion at a meeting in White Salmon last week.