Food drive totals updated

Hood River Valley High School food drive in November and December raised $12,200, announced Chuck Bugge of Hood River FISH Food Bank.

Lions to pick up Christmas trees Jan. 2

Cleaning up after Christmas is tiring enough, without having to load a dry, needle-dropping old tree into your car and haul it to the transfer station.

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Gorge photographer Ray Perkins earns: Next Door’s top volunteer of 2015 honor

The Next Door is honoring photographer Ray Perkins as its Dana Lance Volunteer of the Year 2015.

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Pet of the Week: Rey is a cuddler

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

Tourism Studio program invites wide participation

Gorge Tourism Studio, offered by Travel Oregon in partnership with 26 agencies and organizations, is now open for registration. The winter/spring program will focus on communities in Oregon and Washington within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and those surrounding Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood.

County passes farm land zoning code update, sets 'agritourism' event rules

With their final meeting of 2015, the Hood River County Board of Commissioners wrapped up one of the year’s most intricate and high-profile land use decisions: the farm and forest model code update.

Art gathered for ‘Cheers to Ed’

Artists are invited to donate works to the next big event for Ed Wilder, “EdStravaganza,” at Butler Bank Social Club on Jan. 27.

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Hood River Sew and Vac closes Dec. 26

Quilting is a literal and figurative thing for Eileen Utroske, who will close Hood River Sewing and Vacuum on Dec. 26 after 14 years.

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Holiday Food Drive brings in one ton of food

You know that money and food you gave to local teenagers outside the grocery store in the past month? This is where it went: FISH Food Bank.

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Planet’s ‘Creations’ is fruition of a dream

Janet Planet dreamed of owning a bead store long before she opened Sparkling Creations in Hood River almost 10 years ago.

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The Dalles Moose Lodge Hosts BBBS

The Dalles Moose Lodge hosted Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge (BBBS) for their annual Christmas Breakfast. This was the 10th year for the event.

‘Community meals’ program starts at new FISH building in January

Oregon State University is starting a new Community Meals and Cooking Class to be held the second Monday of each month, said Lauren Kraemer, OSU Extension Service instructor.

Hood River Adopt a Dog hires new Executive Director

Hood River Adopt A Dog is pleased to welcome Jarrod Holmes as its new executive director. Holmes has spent his entire professional career in the nonprofit sector with an emphasis on donor development and organizational management. Recently, he and his wife permanently relocated to Hood River.

On the agenda: Hood River County Board meets Monday

Updated for Dec. 19

A stacked agenda awaits the Hood River County Board of Commissioners Monday, 5:30 p.m. at the County Business Administration Building

Pet of the Week: Misty looking for home for the holidays

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