Hood River Care Center residents, family members, staff, volunteers and community members came together Sept. 18 at Waterfront Park to fly hand-decorated kites in conjunction with National Alzheimer’s Day.
August 2015, County
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Archie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:
Double Mountain, Sunshine Mill, Camp 1805 selected
Foodie fanatics around the state of Oregon and beyond will now be able to connect eating with Travel Oregon’s “The 7 Wonders of Oregon” campaign through the tourism commission’s new Passport to Bounty feature.
Members of a local advocacy group have filed a voter petition to block large-scale commercial water bottling operations in Hood River County, namely Nestlé.
Destiny Whitaker’s car blew a tire on a Tuesday but the fix came on a Wednesday — in a big, hopeful way. Whitaker, an Odell single mother of five children, aged 7-19, was awarded a van as the result of Wheels of Hope from Bicoastal Media. Whitaker received a big surprise when a crew from Bicoastal arrived at her work place, Heart of Hospice, on Sept. 16 under cover of recording some radio spots for Heart of Hospice.
Fall is in the air and it’s time for “Oktoberfest in Washougal.” Now in its third year, the event is presented by the Downtown Washougal Association and local brew pub, Amnesia Brewing, at 1834 Main Street, Washougal, Wash., on Oct. 2 and 3 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Fresh ales from 40 breweries
Smell, taste, and touch the hops at Saturday’s 12th annual Hood River Hops Fest, celebrating the ales enhanced by the flavors and aromas of the thumb-sized conical plant known to scientists as humulus.
Chelsea Marr has been promoted to publisher of the Hood River News, company President Joe Petshow announced this week.
Sunday event thanks PROD founder; program disbands but services continue
PROD (Promoting Responsible Ownership of Dogs) will be ending operation the last day of November. They will be celebrating their final days with a gathering at the Hood River Library on Sept. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Alpine Veterinary Hospital is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Daphne Johnson to their staff. Johnson is a graduate of Oregon State University and had been in a Large Animal internship at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish, Wash.
The Harvest Quilt is a yearly community fundraiser for a local non-profit. This year, Hood River Adopt-A-Dog is honored to be the recipient of the quilt and is raising money by selling raffle tickets. The quilt is being shown around town and tickets are being sold at ETC — Every Thread Counts, Gorge Dog, and Hood River Adopt-A-Dog, 3910 Heron Drive, in Odell. Tickets are 1 for $2, 3 for $5, or 7 for $10.
Hood River County has entered an agreement to buy nearly 3,000 acres of forest land from Bingen’s SDS Lumber Company for $4.62 million.
Hood River City Council is evaluating the need for an updated curbside garbage, recycling and composting program. Citizens have cited concerns with the current system in regards to nuisance (cans blowing over, lids flying off), worker safety (residents and workers lifting heavy cans) and interest in expanded recycling services (greater access to recycling, and/or curbside compost collection).
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