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Columbia Pain clinic gains accreditation

Columbia Pain Management, PC has received a three-year accreditation from the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ), a leading healthcare quality accrediting organization

‘Helping Hands’ home care agency opens office

One of the state’s oldest in-home care companies has recently added a branch in Hood River and will be serving The Dalles/ Hood River and surrounding areas. Helping Hands Home Care NW (HHHC) provides in-home care services to elderly and disabled throughout the Gorge and Portland metropolitan area.

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‘Big Art’ stands ready to surprise, inspire

“Big Art” is off the ground, so to speak.

Embedding arts and music

HRMS receives major Community Foundation grant

What could a school achieve with a $280,000 arts grant over the next five years?

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Mary Gailley mixes home care and work behind the bar, with some motorcycling on the side

What does elderly and disabled in-home care have in common with bartending?

Doug’s celebrates 30th year in Hood River

Writes Lori Duffy of Doug’s: ”Little did Doug Campbell and his windsurfing friends know when they started selling gear from their car the concept would still be going strong 30 years later!”

HR native heads HUD Portland Field Office

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Bill Block announced the appointment of Hood River native Margaret S. Salazar as Director of HUD’s Portland Field Office.

Vittoria finalist in Martha Stewart contest

Hood River’s Patricia Vittoria, who creates hand-sewn dolls, is a finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made contest. She is competing against up to 1,000 others from around the country for a chance to win $10,000 to grow her business, a spot in the Martha Stewart American Made market, and a feature on marthastewart.com, among other prizes.

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Cody Colloton, 15, above center, won the $500 top prize in the annual Rock Paper Scissors competition sponsored by Andrew’s Pizza and Mr. Elive Productions Sept. 5.

Hunting not allowed on most Corps lands

PORTLAND — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prohibits hunting on Corps property between Celilo Park and the city of Arlington in Oregon.

Corps halts Boardman terminal review pending permit outcome

The Oregonian — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has placed on hold its review of Ambre Energy’s application to build a coal shipping terminal on the Columbia River at the Port of Morrow near Boardman.

In wake of product shortages, another marijuana shop opens in Klickitat County

Earlier last week, Margie Lemberger greeted customers at Margie’s Pot Shop in Bingen with some unfortunate news.

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County considering preemptive pot tax

A ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Oregon hasn’t yet been passed by voters, but Hood River County will consider passing its own marijuana tax beforehand just in case they do.

Cascade Locks offering incentive program for EMS volunteers

With a small volunteer pool and faced with rising costs, the city of Cascade Locks is looking for a way to draw more volunteers to its Emergency Medical Services department.

CG Lions review Sternwheeler Days

Congratulations, and a caution, came from President Pat Hesgard of the Columbia Gorge Lions Club as the group last week reviewed the successful Sternwheeler Days 2014 event, the group’s annual major project.