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Art auction

Kerry Cobb holds up one of more than 30 works by the late Ellen Dittebrandt and Judith Cunningham at Sunday’s Art Auction at Columbia Center for the Arts, while auctioneer Steve Talbot scans for bids.

Meadows will give Crag Rats ‘bonus days’ proceeds in April

Mt. Hood Meadows will give proceeds from midweek bonus days to Hood River Crag Rats

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Doors Open at Rebuilt-it Center

Non-profit looks to brighter future

Gorge Rebuild-it Center, a community-supported nonprofit since 2004, was looking at a February closing date as a long winter kept customers away and the theft of $8,000 in merchandise financially strained the organization.

LeFevre Sustainability Awards nomination period now open

Gorge Owned (GO!) is now accepting nominations for the seventh annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards, which celebrates people who are working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social issues facing the Gorge.

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The context of beer: Brewers talk fellowship of fermentation

Three local brewmasters sat in an unusual place — under the spotlight — for a recent conversation at Columbia Center for the Arts with renowned beer writer Jeff Alworth of Portland (author of 2015’s “The Beer Bible”).

The Ale List: Solera celebrates with a sour, Double Mountain expands refillable program

Solera Brewery in Parkdale brings out its first bottled beer April 15 at its fifth anniversary party. This is a fully-local ale; brewer Jason Kahler said the sour apricot ale is made from fruit grown at Mountain View Orchards in Parkdale and aged in pinot noir barrels from Syncline winery.

Ombudsman speaks: CASA hosts talk on Foster Bill of Rights

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and Columbia Gorge CASA is hosting Darin Mancuso, the Oregon Foster Care ombudsman, who will talk about the “Foster Children’s Bill of Rights” — a legal document that guarantees basic rights for the 11,000 children currently in foster care in Oregon.

Solar project planned at HR Public Works

A new solar energy array has been planned for construction atop the City of Hood River public works building on 18th Street.

Container redemption value rises to 10 cents on April 1

The redemption value for eligible containers covered under Oregon’s Bottle Bill will increase from 5 cents to 10 cents on April 1.

New Gorge beekeeping group to meet April 19 at Rockford

The Columbia River Gorge area has a new nonprofit beekeeping organization, affiliated with the Oregon State Beekeepers Association and headquartered in Hood River.

CGCC Fermentation Science class series starts April 5

The Columbia Gorge is now home to an estimated 45 wineries, 14 breweries, 13 cideries and two distilleries — not counting dozens, probably hundreds, of home brewers.

Remains mural project fundraiser April 7

The Remains Mural Project fundraiser happens April 7 at Double Mountain Tap Room, 6 to 11 p.m.

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City will close Children’s Park playground

Council agrees to adjust parts of bag ordinance

A new thing gets revised and an older thing will be closed.

Cell tower dispute back before county

The conflict over a proposed 100-foot cell tower in west Hood River has resurged.


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