Willow Ponds neighborhood bands together on community wetlands project
Where once there was a bristling tangle of bramble and noxious weeds, the Friends of Willow Ponds are shaping a patch of healthy wetlands for native creatures to enjoy.
More than 50 people gathered on Nov. 6 at the Hood River fire station to explore ways Hood River can increase its investment in clean energy and benefit from local energy projects. On the same day that President Obama rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline, local government leaders, including city councilors and State Rep. Mark Johnson, came together with city staff, business owners, residents and regional experts to discuss Hood River’s clean energy future.
Start-up operations for the 2015 Hood River County Christmas Project have begun.
Payton Rigert and Charley (Kayla) Boonstra, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as October Students of the Month and were presented checks for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting.
Decision tabled on ‘agritourism’ rules
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners zeroed in on recommendations Tuesday from the Planning Commission addressing a countywide farm and forest resource zone update.
Join the Grave Matters Discussion Group for a conversation about contemplative care of the dying and music-thanatology at the Hood River Library on Monday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.
Thursday event looks at ‘outdated’ Ski Activities Statute
State Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) will host a forum Thursday to discuss Oregon’s current Ski Activities Statue and how it relates to recreation based businesses in Oregon. The event will happen from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Benson Ballroom of Columbia Gorge Hotel.
Andrea Fox has reopened the food cart in downtown Odell. The new Blossom Hill Coffee Company, in what was the Hood to Hills location, opened Nov. 4 for winter hours — Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kickstand Coffee and Kitchen, recently expanded and refurbished, hosts the second annual GOvember Party & Fundraiser Nov. 20, 6 to 10 p.m.
Hood River Warming Shelter held its first “Warm the Night” fundraiser Nov. 7 and raised nearly $6,000 for the shelter program, now in its sixth year.
Dr. Beth Foster will speak Nov. 17 about her experiences in helping deal with the biggest international health crisis of 2015.
When Victor Magaña began working as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service (USPS) nine years ago, the bulk of his deliveries were letters.
A Veterans Day ceremony at Anderson’s Tribute Center brought in several dozen audience members Wednesday for a morning of reflection and tribute to the men and women who put their lives on the line for what they believed.
On Nov. 12, Mount Hood Railroad will host more than 200 Next Door Inc. program clients, employees and their families for two Polar Express practice runs at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
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