Gorge Owned is encouraging locals and tourists to descend on Gorge downtowns and commercial corridors to shop at dozens of participating shops and restaurants, most of whom are offering special sales or promotions for the occasion, and numerous raffle or door prizes for shoppers, on Saturday, March 18.
Hood River County Sheriff's Office reports that the body of a missing skier, Steve Leavitt, has been found at Mt. Hood Meadows.
As policymakers approach budget decisions in the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session, legislators from Hood River are concerned that the state might not fund Measure 98, a high school improvement initiative.
For the second year in a row, Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District, in cooperation with Columbia Gorge Masters Swim Team, will offer five free swim lessons during the month of April to any interested adult 18 years of age and older.
The Odell watershed was chosen by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) as one of six “Strategic Implementation Areas” in the state. Agricultural properties in the Odell watershed were evaluated using aerial photos and/or field verifications from publicly accessible areas, primarily road sides.
Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC), supported by the City of Beaverton, received a $60,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation Fund to expand its Virtual Incubation Program (VIP) to entrepreneurs in rural Oregon over the next three years.
On March 18, the last Saturday of the most punishing winter in the Gorge in more than 40 years, Gorge Owned (GO), a sustainable economic development organization in the Columbia River Gorge, is hosting a series of large scale cash mobs in an effort to lift the economic gloom that the record-breaking winter cast on locally-owned businesses, GO Executive Director Courtney Christensen said in a press release.
The granddaddy of U.S. cross-country bike routes is the Trans America Bike Trail at 4,234 miles and over 211,000 vertical feet of climbing from Astoria, Ore., to Yorktown, Va., as endpoints
Local restaurant goodies, beer, cider and wine, and tunes from Matt Mesa, Mark Reynolds and Jim Drake created the party atmosphere for a successful $31,000 fundraiser for the Hood River Library on Saturday.
Hood River County School District represented well at the 11th Annual Columbia Gorge Regional Middle School Math Competition on Saturday, March 11 at Henkle Middle School in White Salmon.
Hood River Valley High School junior Ruby Patterson won first place in Original Oratory at the March 4 Oregon City High School Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament.
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.
Voters will see races in all three Port of Hood River Commission positions up for election May 16.
Cuts will happen, but maybe not to teaching jobs, in the next two years for Hood River County School District.
Hood River County Reads program kicks off on March 19.