Gorge Soup adds ‘Visual Arts’ event

Fundraiser meals start on Nov. 17

An expanded Gorge Soup, a series of micro-philanthropy events where people buy tickets to come to a community soup dinner, returns Nov. 17.

Radio groups hold emergency exercise at fire hall Oct. 10

‘Quake Ex-II’ open to public

On Saturday, Oct. 10 the Hood River County ARES/RACES team will participate in a State Wide Communications Exercise from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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WAAAM hosts community flag event

Call by Oct. 7 to drop off flag to retire Oct. 10

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will host a community flag retirement ceremony on Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. in partnership with local Boy Scouts.

Hood River Library to host Death Cafe

Join Hood River County Library District for the third Hood River Death Café, Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Hood River Library. At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.

Sheriff Log, Sept. 27 to Oct. 4

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Kombucha café comes to renovated Diamond Bldg.

Gorge Kitchen, a kombucha and baked goods café, is the new venture of two young entrepreneurs and will open in mid-December in the Diamond Building, a project profiled in the Oct. 3 edition.

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Tod LeFevre Day Oct. 7

Mayor Paul Blackburn and City Council passed a proclamation last week that Oct. 7 is Tod LeFevre Day in Hood River, in honor of the late resident’s championing of sustainability and “his humble determination to make our community and this world a better place.”

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CGCC librarian receives excellence award

Library Director John Schoppert at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) has been awarded a state library award for leading open source resource development at the college.

Riverkeeper hosts speaker on Hanford in White Salmon

Columbia Riverkeeper is hosting a free event Sunday in White Salmon featuring speaker Dr. Ceiridwen Terrill, a Concordia University professor who will be walking 225 miles from Portland to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in an effort to raise awareness about the history and cleanup of the nuclear site on the Washington side of the Columbia River.

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Mt. Hood Forest Service seeks public feedback from visitors

Starting this month, forest visitors on Mount Hood will see interviewers working at recreation sites and along Forest Service roads. The trained interviewers will want to know about your visit to the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Wildfire in southeast Mt. Hood forest

A wildfire in the Barlow Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest swelled to an estimated 10-12 acres over the weekend.

West Avery Park near Wishram closed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the west portion of Avery Park, located on the north shore of the Columbia River along Washington State Route 14 near Wishram, Wash. The east portion of the park remains open.

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Get some ‘Uptown Funk’ with coronation

Homecoming 2015 – Event details and more

Calling all Hood River Valley High School, as well as Hood River High and Wy’east High grads, and anyone else wanting to see some traditional Friday Night Lights pageantry.

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Historic Highway Trail work about to begin

Construction on a key piece of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail between Cascade Locks and Hood River is slated for late fall.

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County moves to ‘fine-tune’ short-term rental rules

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners heard a report last Wednesday by Beth Goodman, a consultant for ECONorthwest firm, which revealed short-term rentals are rarer than expected outside the city’s urban growth boundary.