County to discuss medical marijuana moratorium

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners may soon take the opportunity to exercise a new law that gives local governments the power to temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries, which became legal in the state of Oregon last week.

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Dog River among nation’s top 10 coffeehouses

It’s all in the barista.

LIBRARY NOTES: Volunteer Laurel DeTar provided welcoming floral notes

“I was at a Friends of the Library meeting,” says Laurel DeTar, “and they asked for a volunteer to decorate the lobby. I’d just taken a flower arranging class at Lucy’s Informal Flowers and thought I’d like to try out my new skills.”

Hard-Pressed Cider Fest planned April 12

Artisan ciders will be the main attraction at Hood River Chamber of Commerce’s first Hard-Pressed Cider Fest on Saturday, April 12.

‘Six Steps’ seminar happens March 12

Green Home Construction hosts a free seminar on March 12, “Six Steps to a Successful Building Project,” 6:30-8 p.m. at Viento’s new tasting room at 301 Country Club Road, just west of Frankton Road.

Local agencies awarded more than $1.3M in health funds

Well over a dozen health and human services-related agencies in Hood River and Wasco counties were recently awarded more than $1.3 million in state funds for programs designed to make healthcare for vulnerable populations more efficient and more cost-effective.

Medical marijuana dispensaries begin registering in HRC

Oregon’s first-ever registry for medical marijuana dispensaries opened this Monday and has already generated hundreds of applications from prospective dispensary owners looking to start operating their new businesses under the aegis of the Oregon Health Authority.

Bealls store stages ‘month of giving’ for The Next Door Inc.

Bealls is turning the month of March into “30 Days of Giving.” All Bealls customers who visit the Hood River store between March 1-30 will be invited to donate to The Next Door Inc., a valued organization in the community.

Call for poster artists for Fusion event

The White Salmon Arts Council is offering $250 for the poster design selected for this year’s Art and Wine Fusion. This is the 10th annual Fusion event in White Salmon, scheduled for Saturday, July 26.

Oregon’s job vacancy survey released for 2013

During 2013, Central Oregon’s private employers were looking to fill about 3,000 job vacancies at any given time, according to new annual figures from the Oregon Employment Department’s Job Vacancy Survey. The Job Vacancy Survey provides a snapshot of the labor market job seekers face.

EMS funding measure to go before CL voters

The City of Cascade Locks will be asking voters this May to approve a ballot measure that aims to bolster funding for its Emergency Medical Services department by tacking on a service fee to its customers’ electric bills.

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Former Tualatin manager brings city-county experience

City hires Steve Wheeler as city manager

Steve Wheeler will start work in early May as city manager of Hood River. Wheeler, 61, was hired Monday, Mayor Arthur Babitz announced.

HRV baseball fundraiser March 1

The Hood River Valley High School baseball progam is hosting a fundraiser Saturday, March 1, at Springhouse Cellar at 5:30 p.m.

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Standing for the job: City finalists meet community

It was like political open mic but without the microphone.

Time to nominate a ‘Woman of Distinction’

Soroptimist International of Hood River invites individuals and organizations to honor a woman in their midst whose professional or volunteer work has made a distinctive difference in the life of Hood River County or in the lives of women and girls.