Oregon State University Extension Service is holding a presentation and discussion session Dec. 6 on Bark Beetle Infestations and Tree Health in the Hood River area. The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the OSU Extension Service Conference Room at 2990 Experiment Station Drive, Hood River. (Turn east next to Your Party and Rental Center.)
With the holiday shopping and giving season approaching, Gorge Owned (GO!) encourages residents to take the GO! Local Challenge, a sweepstakes that rewards people for supporting locally owned businesses and making donations to local nonprofits.
It’s better to give than to receive … unless you can do both at the same time.
Hood River Distillers, Inc., the largest and oldest importer, distiller, producer and bottler of distilled spirits in the Northwest, announced today a new relationship between its premium whisky spirit, Pendleton Whisky, and the Portland Trail Blazers. The official partnership – the first of its kind for the brand – grants whisky pouring rights to Pendleton Whisky in the Moda Center, the team’s home arena.
Conscientious Oregonians have been storing up firewood for the inevitable cool days of winter and the experienced wood-gatherers know that dry, seasoned firewood burns most efficiently, provides the most heat and smokes the least.
Good news, boys and girls — Santa Claus is coming to town (and more than once) this Christmas season, and you can find him at the following locations:
Gorge Grown Food Network will be hosting Feeding the Gorge: Community Conversations this winter in order to provide local residents with the opportunity to share their ideas and inspirations for the local food system.
Six volunteers are helping in the community while embracing simple living
At the beginning of August, the Mid Valley became home to six young women with hearts for service and social justice.
Waucoma Bookstore hosts Portland authors Susan Blackby and Carolyn Digby Conahan, author and illustrator of “The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oregon” for a book signing on Saturday, Dec. 6 from noon to 2 p.m. at the store (212 Oak St.). From the forest to the desert to the mountains to the beach, cousins Liz and Danny are seeing it all as they spend their Christmas in Oregon. With everything from busy beavers to tumbling waterfalls, Oregon is showcased in this installment of the “Twelve Days of Christmas in America” series.
The issue of whether Walmart’s Wasco Avenue store has the right to expand could come down to a Hood River City Council decision to be delivered Tuesday night.
Budget issues drive Dec. 2 meeting in HR
One week after the campus closure announcement turnabout, the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education will hold a special meeting at the Indian Creek campus.
Rodrigo Silva — or Rigo, as he’s also called — really knows pears. He also really knows gift boxes.
Although he might not seem it today, Hood River Mike Thompson was a big-time bruiser in his younger days. Wearing the number 69, Thompson was a notorious force on the football field in the early 1980s as an all-star defensive lineman for the Lewis and Clark Pioneers.
“My family’s most special and memorable dinner occurred on November 11, 2013, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Yhat morning, after a nearly three year long journey, my husband Brian and I left our adoption agency’s care center in Addis with our two children fully and finally in our custody. It was an entirely surreal moment to realize that we were now officially together as family, months and months of anxious waiting over.”
Among 2013 “Operators of the Year” awards, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) this year bestowed an Annual Merit Award to WyEast Timber Services, a Hood River company.