Nichols Landing appeal pushed back to Aug. 25

An appeal hearing challenging the city of Hood River’s decision to award a permit for the Nichols Landing hotel and retail development has been pushed back to later this month at the request of the project applicants.

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Cascade Pet Camp, Home At Last team up to take in dogs from fire

Cascade Pet Camp in Hood River and Home at Last in The Dalles have teamed up as part of a community effort to shelter the growing number of displaced pets from the Rowena fire, according to a press release.

Good Medicine Tea Lounge opens

A world of premium tea is being steeped at the Good Medicine Tea Lounge

Building Permits, July 2014


Cloud Cap Road officially open

Cloud Cap Road, Forest Road 3512, was officially scheduled to open Friday morning at 7. The road has been closed the past two summers due to trees killed during the 2008 Gnarl Ridge fire that finally began toppling over.

Klickitat County Commissioners pass resolution banning marijuana edibles

Any retail marijuana shops that open in Klickitat County outside of the city limits of Bingen, Goldendale, or White Salmon will not be able to sell marijuana-infused edibles under a resolution passed by the Klickitat County Board of Commissioners.

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Pet of the week: ‘Chug’ Marty likes lap time and treats

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Marty as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

Coffman, Hukari named ‘Hearts of Gold’ honorees

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation honors community members through the annual Hearts of Gold celebration to benefit the Medication Assistance Program which provides advocacy in support of patients who cannot afford their medications.

Business Notes for Aug. 6

Castro earns Hearing Board certification; Cascade Hearing has offices in Hood River and The Dalles; HR Supply receives Ace ‘Pinnacle’ award

Ex-Insitu contractor sentenced for theft of trade secrets

A former Insitu contractor was sentenced to jail time last week nearly three years after he was arrested for trying to sell proprietary information related to one of Insitu’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones.

Clark College to expand in the Gorge

New aerospace grant will expand opportunities for Gorge residents

Less than a year after establishing a location in the Columbia River Gorge, Clark College is expanding its academic and technical offerings and moving into a new, larger facility.

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SUP for pups

At Gorge Paddle Challenge, one competitor will be two

Matt and Hunter make a great pair.

Habitat groups merge: one group serves three counties

The region’s Habitat for Humanity groups are merging into one Gorge-wide organization, following the hand-up-not-hand-out philosophy of the global organization.

Breastfeeding in synch: ‘Big Latch On’ happens Aug. 2

Nationwide, thousands of breastfeeding women and their babies and children will participate in the Big Latch On, a synchronized breastfeeding event in multiple locations around the world.

The Ale List: Brewers ready ales for Aug. 9 Solog fest

The biggest ale festival yet in the upper valley happens in Parkdale

At the Aug. 9 Solog Summer Fest, meet brewers Jason Kahler from Solera Brewery and David Logsdon and Charles Porter from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, and sample more than a dozen seasonal and specialty beers from the upper valley. It all takes place at Clear Creek Station (Mt. Hood Railway terminus park) from 1 to 9 p.m.