“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.
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.
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.
Nearly $85 million in marijuana tax revenue is heading to state agencies, the Oregon Department of Revenue announced.
The Mid-Columbia Employment First team celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month in Hood River.
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.
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.
The Hood River-White Salmon Bridge will see a busy October as bridge works presses on, but some anticipated closures have been lifted.
Two more volunteer training sessions have been scheduled as Hood River Shelter Services (HRSS) prepares for opening next month.
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.
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.
Oh me, oh Miya! Miya has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.
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.”
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.
The last meetings, for now, of the two Westside Area Plan committees are scheduled for Oct. 11 at Hood River Fire Hall.