Thunder Island Brewing Co. will move onward and upward in 2020, with the construction of a new 10,000-square-foot building that will showcase a 15-barrel custom system, a full restaurant, private event space and views of the Columbia River and Cascade Mountain Range.
Hood River County is preparing to move forward with seizure of Mt. Hood Railroad property for failing to pay property taxes for the last three years.
The new May Street Elementary School building is all but finished. Teachers return starting Monday, preparing freshly-built classrooms and other spaces for students to arrive Sept. 3. Project Engineer Cameron Davis does a fine-tuning tour of a classroom as part of his “punch list” check prio…
Dwinell Country Ales in Goldendale will release new beers in 500-milliliter bottles along with several small batches of tasting room-only beers on draft this weekend to celebrate its two-year anniversary.
Columbia Area Transit (CAT) has scheduled three public meetings to inform the public of their expanded services and to gather input from residents and businesses. Through funding from an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) grant, CAT will begin providing the Columbia Gorge Express service.
After a quiet summer on the local stage, a long list of new productions is in the works for September through November in Hood River and Bingen.
A barbecue, a Nerf target shoot and a community party all helped raise $3,976.78 for the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter’s Longest Day fundraiser.
The inaugural Kids Event featuring instruction and inspiration from the pros was one highlight of the SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge at Hood River Waterfront Park Aug. 16-18.
Many issues divide and connect us as communities — from polarizing local challenges, politics and ethnicity, geography and economics, even our ability as locals to experience a sense of belonging (or not) here in the Gorge. What are the perceived and real differences that divide us in the Go…
Hood River City Council devoted an hour Monday to hearing testimony on what essentially a dead issue: Turning part of Morrison Park into affordable housing.
Sheila Heinemann was the winner of the Hood River County Education Foundation scooter raffle. The winning ticket was drawn during the Aug. 8 Families in the Park event. Rosauers had been displaying the scooter and selling tickets for the past two months. All proceeds from the fundraiser will…
The online Top Value Reviews service has selected a local lavender festival as one of its top 30 “Small Towns with the Best Flower Shows” in the country.
Friday night’s dramatic thunder-and-lightning storm split this 45-foot Sequoia tree in the yard of Pat and Susan Hartford of Thomsen Road. The lighting struck the tree about halfway up, showering wood for yards around. The Hartfords were in Hood River for the evening, and came home to find t…
Canada thistle is a widespread invasive weed that’s a common problem in cultivated fields and pastures. It’s a perennial plant that spreads both by seed and by creeping horizontal roots (called rhizomes). This weed is very difficult to kill.
Fair results, Artistic Design: FloralAdultClass 1, Ferris Wheel Creative Design: Norma Curtis, First; Jackie Shaw, SecondClass 2, Boat Ride Showing Water: Margaret Taylor, First; Jackie Shaw, Second; Judith Wols, Second; Pam Regentin, ThirdClass 3, Roller Coaster Stretch Design: Norma Curti…
As of Aug. 7, the Oregon Department of Forestry is increasing fire prevention measures for public use of equipment and raising the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) to a Level 3 in an attempt to reduce human-caused wildfires.
Starting Monday, Aug. 12, through Thursday, Aug. 30, the Hood River City Public Works crew will be resurfacing streets with a chip seal overlay on the following streets:
A unique public forum is about to come to an end Thursday as Mayor Paul Blackburn holds his final “Pie With the Mayor” event.
Forty-five people gathered Tuesday evening in Cascade Locks at the “Forgotten Toxic Waste Dump” community forum hosted by environmental nonprofit Columbia Riverkeeper.
“Silence and fear are the worse enemies,” Ubaldo Hernandez said in a vigil Wednesday that sought to give grace to recent victims of violence in El Paso and Dayton.
Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) has decided to terminate existing agreements and discontinue efforts to advance a proposed affordable housing development on Tax Lot 700 in Hood River.
Insitu invites the community to participate on Aug. 13 at two locations for the next American Red Cross blood drive between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The Hood River Energy Council is requesting $10,000 from its four governing jurisdictions — Hood River County, the City of Hood River, the Port of Hood River and the Port of Cascade Locks — for implementation of the Hood River Energy Plan through the 2019-20 fiscal year.
On Aug. 1, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled in favor of a coalition of nine conservation organizations, led by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge, invalidating rules adopted in 2017 by the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC).
The quiet ascent of a heron and the robust rooster-tail of a waverunner are all in a day’s view at Riverside restaurant, which gained an msn.com ranking for the panorama seen from the expansive deck.
Every year, flaggers and other highway workers are injured and killed on highways in Oregon and across the nation. The Oregon Department of Transportation has begun deploying new flagging technology — auto flaggers — that takes work zone flaggers out of the line of traffic, making them safer.
HorticultureAdult horticulture entry, Jackie Shaw (Sponsor: Rarity Gardens)Best Show of Horticultural, Norma Curtis (Odell Garden Club)Artistic DesignUsing Fruits and Vegetables, Michelle Kinoshita (Sponsor: Women for Agriculture)Junior Floral Arrangement, Michelle Kinoshita (Tammy’s Floral)…
It is the middle of summer vacation and while some kids may be just hanging out and letting the lazy days roll by, some put on their thinking caps and learned all about the process of invention.
ODOT crews will be performing a chip seal on Highway 30 between Mosier and the Rowena Crest Viewpoint (Mileposts 57-65), from Monday, Aug. 12 to Wednesday, Aug. 14. The plan is to start at the Twin Tunnels, just west of Mosier, on Aug. 12 and finish at the viewpoint, said an ODOT press release.
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- New applicant joins Hood River mayoral field
- County prepares to seize Mt. Hood Railroad property
- Lady Fern gathers locally crafted goods at Parkdale location
- Columbia Cascade Housing will discontinue Lot 700 effort
- Lot 700 fight brought out worst in Hood River
- Dr. Kristen Dillon to begin health fellowship in D.C.
- AWSI fills Event Site, ‘Gorge Paddle Challenge’ returns this weekend
- Don Nunamaker, Realtors marks 50th
- Letters to the Editor for August 14
- City Council hears from citizens; okays initial look at waterfront LID
- Long-brewing ground-breaking set for Aug. 20
- County prepares to seize Mt. Hood Railroad property
- May Street ready
- Dwinell Ales celebrates second year
- First Book helps local literacy
- CAT expands bus services, hosts public sessions
- Theater Notes: In September, ‘Sylvia’ starts a long list of local fall productions
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