Enjoy unimpeded traffic on State Street this summer, because after Labor Day, “it will pretty much get torn up,” according to chief designer Devry Bell. Bell and his partner Stoner Bell, City Manager Bob Francis and Public Works Director Mark Lago met with members of the community Thursday to describe the 2013-14 Urban Renewal project that formally starts June 3, and will last 18 months.
The community is invited to bring their car seats — preferably with kids in them — to a clinic Saturday from 1-3 p.m., at the Hood River Fire Department’s Ty Taylor Station. The fire hall is located next to Hood River Aquatic Center, on 18th near May Street. Turn to page A9 for related story on a traffic safety “blitz” to start May 20. Officers will focus, in part, on compliance with child car safety seat laws.
Average citizens who serve as representatives on local boards and commissions are charged with rendering decisions on often contentious and legally complex issues. In recent years, Hood River City Council members and commissioners alike have been asked to issue verdicts on far-reaching questions that have sent teams of lawyers scrambling for tiny details and complex legal language interpretations supporting their positions. Sometimes errors occur in that process, even with extensive research and diligence by those representatives.
Building permits for the city and county of Hood River for 2013
Ballots are due May 21 for the Hood River County Special Districts election.
Meet the candidates:Parks and Rec District Ballots are due May 21 for the Hood River County Special Districts election. In one race, four people are running for two open positions on the board of the Hood River County parks and Recreation District.
FISH food bank organization has moved one giant step closer to realizing its goal of a building project on Tucker Road in Hood River.
State Senator Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River) will hold a town hall, hosted by Turtle Island Foods on Friday, May 17 to discuss his outlook on Salem progress and take questions and feedback from anyone in attendance.
The Odell Lions Club met May 9 at the Odell Community Park to pay homage to remaining Charter members Ken Raasch, Arnie Udelius, Bob Hanel and Ted Weber. The club presented four conifer trees and a plaque to honor the four who, in 1971, were part of a group of 50 original members.
The hotels have been fixtures in the Hood River lodging landscape for generations. Now, they will become official members of the City of Hood River. During the May 13 City Council meeting, the Vagabond Lodge and the Columbia Gorge Hotel, along with a remaining unincorporated sliver of Westcliff Drive, were annexed into city boundaries. A total of 16.5 acres will now fall under full, city jurisdiction.
The Veteran Health Administration has created a new program — “MyHealtheVet” www.myhealth.va.gov. MyHealtheVet is an online Personal Health Record that empowers veterans to become informed partners in their health care. With MyHealtheVet, America’s Veterans can access trusted, secure and current health and benefit information at their convenience.
To celebrate American Craft Beer Week (May 13-19), Full Sail Brewing will release a new beer in its Brewer’s Share Experimental line up: “Bello-Torres y Amigos Lager” (ABV 5.0% IBU 21) crafted by maintenance supervisor Eduardo Bello and bottling technician Leo Torres.
For many expectant mothers in our community, the excitement of having a baby is diminished by serious life stresses.
The Gulizia Brothers will play from May 18 at the Hood River Rotary’s third annual Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Festival, May 18-19 at the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.
The presenters have been chosen for Tuesday’s Gorge Soup for Kids. With Gorge Soup, diners enjoy dinner together, hear grant hopefuls describe their project or business and then vote on which request or requests they would like to fund.
One year ago, Liz Whitmore read an employment listing in the newspaper, an opportunity that truly struck a chord of interest.