CGCC holds job fair Saturday

Columbia Gorge Job Fair kicks off on Saturday, March 25 at CGCC in The Dalles.

Two taxes: HR County moves on excise tax, discusses NORCOR bond

A sparse turnout met Hood River County Board of Commissioners’ first hearing on a new construction excise tax.

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The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner convened Saturday at Divots Restaurant.

Hospice of Gorge seeks volunteers

Providence Hospice of the Gorge is seeking volunteers to provide service to hospice patients and their families. Opportunities include visits to patients, transporting patients to appointments or outings, respite for caregivers, veterans supporting veterans, bereavement support, bedside vigils, and more.

Retired Educators offer scholarship

Mid-Columbia Unit 20 of the Oregon Retired Educators Association is offering at $750 scholarship to a third, fourth or fifth year college student, as of this coming September.

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Study says majority of Oregonians have access to dentists

Support needed to continue improving access to care

A study released on Feb. 28 shows that Oregon has enough dentists now and into the future to address the state’s oral health care needs, but ongoing support is needed for programs that ensure dentists are as easy to find in rural communities as they are in more populated areas.

Veggie Rx: Prescriptions for healthy nutrition

Let’s say you have just spent the last of your month’s budget on rent and are unsure how you will feed your children. While visiting the clinic, you share this concern and your doctor writes you a “Veggie Prescription.” They tell you that you and your family deserve fresh food, and that it is a cornerstone of your health. You are able to purchase whole fruits and vegetables for the first time in ages and something shifts for you and your healthcare provider.

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Closed for Now

Red Carpet Inn, the venerable Cascade Avenue bar at the west edge of Hood River, has closed since Feb. 10 following purchase by Andy von Flotow of Hood River.

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Gorge Owned hosts ‘Cash Mob’ today

Gorge Owned is encouraging locals and tourists to descend on Gorge downtowns and commercial corridors to shop at dozens of participating shops and restaurants, most of whom are offering special sales or promotions for the occasion, and numerous raffle or door prizes for shoppers, on Saturday, March 18.

WS Library book sale this weekend

This year’s annual book sale, hosted by the Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library, will be Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19.

Take the plunge with free adult swim lessons in April

For the second year in a row, Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District, in cooperation with Columbia Gorge Masters Swim Team, will offer five free swim lessons during the month of April to any interested adult 18 years of age and older.

Tech Business Center gains grant to expand incubation

Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC), supported by the City of Beaverton, received a $60,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation Fund to expand its Virtual Incubation Program (VIP) to entrepreneurs in rural Oregon over the next three years.

Gorge Owned to bring local economy out of hibernation

On March 18, the last Saturday of the most punishing winter in the Gorge in more than 40 years, Gorge Owned (GO), a sustainable economic development organization in the Columbia River Gorge, is hosting a series of large scale cash mobs in an effort to lift the economic gloom that the record-breaking winter cast on locally-owned businesses, GO Executive Director Courtney Christensen said in a press release.

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Slopeswell unveils ‘charity tap’

Somos Uno cider pours on Thursday

Starting Thursday, Slopeswell Cider gives its support to Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM) and its outreach campaign known as Somos Uno — “We Are One” — with the introduction of the eponymous cider at the Heights taproom.

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Federal court dismisses UP lawsuit

Railroad will appeal ruling, officials say

The legal back and forth over the proposed extension of a railroad siding at Mosier continues.


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