‘Heart of Gold’ nominations sought

“Heart of Gold” honorees are people who make a difference: people who enrich our community through their good works, selfless dedication and commitment to health. The Foundation at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital is seeking the community’s help in shining the spotlight on two such individuals from the Gorge in 2017.

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Distillers’ welcome

Erin Campbell, manager of the Hood River Distillers’ tasting room, samples some Boda’s Kitchen delectables during the Oct. 6 Business After Hours gathering at the tasting room on Oak Street in downtown Hood River.

Fall Gorge on Tap returns to The Dalles

Join Friends of the Columbia Gorge on Oct. 18 for a special presentation on current Columbia Gorge conservation issues and recreation programs. The program will feature four topics: Eagle Creek Wildfire and updates, Gorge Towns to Trails, The Dalles Connection, Preserve the Wonder Land Campaign and the Best Gorge Hikes for Fall Foliage.

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Oregon distributing $85M marijuana tax revenue

Nearly $85 million in marijuana tax revenue is heading to state agencies, the Oregon Department of Revenue announced.

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‘Working in the Gorge’ event celebrates staff

The Mid-Columbia Employment First team celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month in Hood River.

Morrison Park: Housing Authority announces development team for Lot 700

Geotechnical engineers and professional surveyors began work onsite at Morrison Park, prompting the closure of the park from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9-11.

Elks Students of the Month: Lodge honors HRV’s Matthew Frost, Kiki Hosaka

Matthew Frost and Kiki Hosaka, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the Hood River Elks Lodge September Students of the Month.

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Bridge busy: Maintenance causes round of delays

The Hood River-White Salmon Bridge will see a busy October as bridge works presses on, but some anticipated closures have been lifted.

Shelter Services adds two more volunteer training sessions

Two more volunteer training sessions have been scheduled as Hood River Shelter Services (HRSS) prepares for opening next month.

Polar Express canceled

Rail Events Inc., Iowa Pacific holdings unable to reach agreement

After several months of ongoing negotiations, Rail Events Inc. has announced several U.S. locations of The Polar Express Train Ride, previously operated by Iowa Pacific Holdings, will not return for the 2017 season, including Mt. Hood Railroad in Hood River.

Business workshop offered Oct. 13

Columbia Gorge Community College/Small Business Development Center is offering an “Increasing Your Bottom Line” workshop at the CGCC Hood River Indian Creek Campus on Friday, Oct. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per business.

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Pet of the Week: Miya is ‘happiest thing on four legs’

Oh me, oh Miya! Miya has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.

Crush Cider Café, Waucoma host cider book author visit

Waucoma Bookstore and Crush Cider Café are hosting “Tasting Cider” author Erin James for a book talk and cider tasting on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Crush Cider Café, 1020 Wasco St. James is the editor-in-chief of CiderCraft magazine and will be discussing her new book, subtitled “The CiderCraft Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider.”

HR County holds next meeting on Energy Plan Wednesday in Odell

Through a series of town hall meetings, Hood River County invites the public to learn about and provide insights into a countywide Energy Plan that charts a course for the future.

Westside meetings Wednesday at Fire Hall

The last meetings, for now, of the two Westside Area Plan committees are scheduled for Oct. 11 at Hood River Fire Hall.


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