ODA holds Odell Creek Strategic Implementation Area event Feb. 8 at Wy’east Middle School

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) invites the public to an open house covering the results of a recent agricultural lands evaluation conducted in the Hood River area.

HR Therapy holds ‘Intro to persistent pain’ program

Hood River Therapy will offer its Persistent Pain Education 8-week winter series beginning Feb. 2 and running through March 23 from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday. Hood River Therapy is located at 2690 May St., Hood River.

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Library celebrates updated children’s area

Rescheduled due to snow

The Hood River Library had planned to celebrate its updated children’s area last Saturday — but the event was canceled due to snow.

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HRVHS concludes successful food bank fundraiser

Students at Hood River Valley High School concluded their annual FISH Food Bank fundraiser Jan. 6 — and had their most successful event in six years.

Hood River County Planning Commission denies appeal against marijuana facility

The Hood River County Planning Commission on Wednesday denied an appeal by David Ryan, owner of Hood River Juice Co., volleyed against a proposed marijuana processing facility on Highway 35, south of town.

Gorge jobs pick up in December

Hood River County’s unemployment rate fell to an “extremely low rate” in December, ranked third best in the state, according to a report by Dallas Fridley, regional economist for the Oregon Employment Department.

MCCOG budget committee opening

Hood River County is soliciting volunteers to be considered for service on this year’s Budget Committee of MCCOG (Mid-Columbia Council of Governments).

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Goodwill dress was a hit in Germany

Who knew that a dress purchased at Goodwill in Oregon for $19.99 would make such a big splash in Germany?

HR Airport support considered in Windmaster area plan

Hood River County Board of Commissioners on Monday heard a proposal for an amendment to the Windmaster Urban Renewal Area Plan, which would involve the county pitching in funds toward a state transportation grant at Ken Jernstedt Airfield.

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Business developments chug ahead in Cascade Locks

A handful of business and industrial developments have pushed forward in Cascade Locks.

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Rebuild-it Center seeks sales, support to keep doors open

The Gorge Rebuild-it Center is in danger of closing.

Gorge Owned, contractors team up for incentives

Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors and partners to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to Gorge homeowners.

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‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake’ March 11

The Next Door’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge is right around the corner. The event takes place on Saturday, March 11 at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.

Free Conversation Project discussions start Feb. 11

Communities around the state have year-round access to free discussions through the Conversation Project, a program of Oregon Humanities that brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas.

Toastmasters club begins Youth Leadership Program

Toastmasters is an opportunity to gain confidence in front of an audience, build leadership skills, and can help with a range of professional growth skills from job interviews to promotions.


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