Gorge Networks turns up first home fiber customer

After three years of continuous work on a city-wide fiber network, Gorge Networks connected its first residential Fiber to the Home (FTTH) customer in February. Two new residential developments in Hood River can now access infrastructure that provides internet speeds of up to 1 gigabyte (download and upload).

Gorge-Us Photography sets up studio

Gorge-Us Photography has recently opened a studio in downtown Hood River and celebrated with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Tuesday.

Venue 301 hosts wedding fair

Venue 301 at 301 Oak Street is putting on an event it calls “Craft Your Wedding” for marriage-minded folks, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Tofurky’s ‘Animal Hero’

Animal Hero Kids, Inc., a global charity promoting kindness and empowering youth to be compassionate, surprised local Tofurky founder, Seth Tibbott, last week with an Animal Hero Kids Compassionate Entrepreneur award.

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Short term rental question heads to City Council

‘Feel free’ to comment again, planning director says Monday

The protracted and controversial work of short term rental (STRs) regulations moves from the appointed Planning Commission to the elected City Council.

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WAAAM Second Saturday ‘all about Fords’ April 9

At the April 9 Second Saturday event, the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will feature Fords.

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Fire drill finale sends off Expo Center

Building demolition set for next week

One last fire drill put the Expo Center to good use before its impending teardown.

Parkdale farm pairs with wedding photographer

Mt. View Orchards has teamed up with Portland wedding photographer Marla Cyree, owner of Simply Splendid, to give a lucky couple a wedding gift valued over $12,000.

Business Notes for March 30

CenterPointe promotes Marcie Zorza

Marcie Zorza has been promoted to the position of senior vice president branch administrator at CenterPointe Community Bank.

The Ale List: ‘Divine’ offering from Double Mountain

Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom released The Divine Bourbon Barrel Aged Brown in honor of its ninth anniversary on March 19.

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Sewer outfall project almost done on Hook

Work is almost complete on the City of Hood River’s $1.3 million sewer outfall relocation project that has closed the Hook recreation area all winter.

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Pet of the Week: Bandit is a good, but timid, boy

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

Google breaks ground on new data center in TD

Before breaking ground on its new data center March 24, Google announced the purchase of a 73.58-acre parcel from Northwest Aluminum.

Skyline Hospital expands transitional care program

WHITE SALMON — Boosting support for an overall plan to meet the needs of the community today and in the future, Skyline Hospital recently expanded its Transitional Care Program.

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Following a ‘path of legacy’

Students observe Minoru Yasui Day on March 28

Seventy-four years ago, the United States government placed a curfew on all west coast people of Japanese heritage in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.