A special election will be held throughout Oregon on Jan. 23 on Measure 101 which “approves temporary assessments to fund health care for low-income individuals and families, and to stabilize health insurance premiums,” according to the referendum text.
For the 19th year, the Hood River Lions has awarded two more winners in its Grocery Raffle contest hosted by Rosauers Supermarket, who donates $500, said a press release.
Warm, handknit or crocheted items for men, women and children are being collected at Knot Another Hat for local warming shelters in Hood River and The Dalles, as well as for The Next Door, Helping Hands Against Violence, and the people of Cascade Locks.
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.
A Hood River man has been appointed Oregon House District 52 representative.
Gary Young, who portrays Ebenezer Scrooge in the new production of Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” sat for an interview Nov. 27 in his Heights home, after polishing off a bowl of his own homemade soup. He spoke with editor Kirby Neumann-Rea, who has the role of Mr. Fezziwig in the production, by Plays For Non-Profits.
The founding member of the Oregon craft spirits scene, Clear Creek Distillery will move its operations from Portland to Hood River in the first half of 2018. This move brings Clear Creek Distillery closer to the source of its signature Pear and Pear-in-Bottle Brandies.
Three finalists have been named in the search to fill a vacant District 52 seat in the Oregon House.
It’s that time of year again — time to make things for others as the holidays grow near. Some are not lucky enough to have anyone to make warm things for them, which is why Yvonne Ellsworth and Sarah Keller started the Warming the Gorge campaign in 2015.
Business Notes for Nov. 29
Parkhurst Place food drive; Volunteers needed at Next Door; more
Insitu has announced a contract with Shell’s QGC, to leverage Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to deliver automated infrastructure inspection and management services for its operations within Queensland, Australia.
Hood River Holidays happens from 4-7 p.m. on Dec. 1 in downtown Hood River, with the annual parade beginning at 6 p.m. at Oak and Seventh streets and ending at the Hood River News parking lot. Formation starts at 5 p.m. at Seventh and Oak; lineup is first-come, first-served except for parade sponsors.
Every season is a time of need for some people in this and any community.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is providing $13.2 million to improve access to health care services for rural communities in the Columbia River Gorge, announced State Director John Huffman Nov. 20. The loan from Rural Development will be used by the nonprofit health care provider One Community Health to replace its Hood River community health center.