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Diana Murphy of Murphy’s Family Watering Hole, Bingen’s newest restaurant, acknowledges that her loyal customers from Chip’s Tavern “miss their tater tots.”

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Four Master Gardeners are recipients of the Master Gardener of the Year and Behind the Scenes Awards for their contributions to the OSU Extension Central Gorge Master Gardener program.

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Both the North Wasco Aquatic Center in The Dalles and the Hood River Aquatic Center have reopened with added health and safety policies meant to help keep staff and patrons safe during the ongoing pandemic.

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While July 4 pyrotechnics will return to The Dalles this year, with limited public gathering space available, three other Gorge fireworks shows — Bingen, Cascade Locks and Hood Rive — will not happen in 2020.

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Precious few positives have come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, but one happy development is the Wasco County Clerk’s Office becoming a go-to regionally and even nationwide for getting marriage licenses via video conference.

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Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) answered questions about COVID-19 and other current topics during his appearance at a Hood River Rotary Club meeting held via Zoom last week.

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LeAnn Locher, marketing and communications strategist, has been named Master Gardener outreach program coordinator for Oregon State University Extension Service.

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The Oregon Hospitality Foundation awarded funds to 10 Oregon restaurants currently working to feed frontline workers and vulnerable communities during the pandemic. One of those restaurants is Celilo Restaurant & Bar in Hood River, receiving $6,900 from OHF earlier this month for their t…

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Pilot Dustin Morantes of Hood River was unhurt and his plane experienced no apparent damage after Morantes was forced to land June 4 in an unusual place: Hood River Sand and Gravel quarry just east of Hood River.

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Hood River County pivoted on its previous stance Monday, voting 3-2 Monday to ask the state to approve its move to Phase 2 reopening, effective June 12.

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We are saddened that we were unable to have a celebration this May, but FISH has also been gravely impeded by COVID-19 pandemic. One of our goals and wishes in designing our new building was to have an open waiting and shopping area that provides food choices for our clients. We succeeded in…

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Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Friday to end its COVID-19 Local Emergency Order, along with the ban on transient use of overnight accommodations including motels, short-term vacation rentals, hosted home shares, bed and breakfasts, RV parks and campgrounds and …

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The Klickitat County Public Health Department in Unified Command with the Department Emergency Management (EOC) received notification on May 26 that Klickitat County is now eligible to apply for a Phase 2 variance based on meeting the new positive case threshold, according to a press release…

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 To support businesses in meeting guidelines during reopening phases, the City of Hood River is offering expedited temporary use permits to allow local restaurant and retail establishments to use street right-of-way.

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Fire broke out Monday night at Bear Mountain Forest Products in Cascade Locks, while the plant was unoccupied for Memorial Day.

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Many Oregon businesses are now allowed to reopen under the state’s Phase 1 guidelines, but attorneys have yet to determine how these eased social-distancing restrictions affect a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of several Oregon businesses requesting relief from the state’s coronavirus-relat…

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Columbia Gorge News presents this list of ways to help neighbors around the Gorge during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your group would like to be included in the listing, email information to Trisha Walker at twalker@hoodrivernews.com.

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After one full week, the strike continues by about one-third of the work force at Hood River Distillers.

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Four Master Gardeners are recipients of the Master Gardener of the Year and Behind the Scenes Awards for their contributions to the OSU Extension Central Gorge Master Gardener program.

featured
  • 0

Both the North Wasco Aquatic Center in The Dalles and the Hood River Aquatic Center have reopened with added health and safety policies meant to help keep staff and patrons safe during the ongoing pandemic.

featured
  • 0

While July 4 pyrotechnics will return to The Dalles this year, with limited public gathering space available, three other Gorge fireworks shows — Bingen, Cascade Locks and Hood Rive — will not happen in 2020.

  • 0

Precious few positives have come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, but one happy development is the Wasco County Clerk’s Office becoming a go-to regionally and even nationwide for getting marriage licenses via video conference.

featured
  • 0

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) answered questions about COVID-19 and other current topics during his appearance at a Hood River Rotary Club meeting held via Zoom last week.

  • 0

LeAnn Locher, marketing and communications strategist, has been named Master Gardener outreach program coordinator for Oregon State University Extension Service.

featured
  • 0

The Oregon Hospitality Foundation awarded funds to 10 Oregon restaurants currently working to feed frontline workers and vulnerable communities during the pandemic. One of those restaurants is Celilo Restaurant & Bar in Hood River, receiving $6,900 from OHF earlier this month for their t…

featured
  • 0

Pilot Dustin Morantes of Hood River was unhurt and his plane experienced no apparent damage after Morantes was forced to land June 4 in an unusual place: Hood River Sand and Gravel quarry just east of Hood River.

featured
  • 0

Hood River County pivoted on its previous stance Monday, voting 3-2 Monday to ask the state to approve its move to Phase 2 reopening, effective June 12.

featured
  • 0

We are saddened that we were unable to have a celebration this May, but FISH has also been gravely impeded by COVID-19 pandemic. One of our goals and wishes in designing our new building was to have an open waiting and shopping area that provides food choices for our clients. We succeeded in…

featured
  • 0

Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Friday to end its COVID-19 Local Emergency Order, along with the ban on transient use of overnight accommodations including motels, short-term vacation rentals, hosted home shares, bed and breakfasts, RV parks and campgrounds and …

  • 0

The Klickitat County Public Health Department in Unified Command with the Department Emergency Management (EOC) received notification on May 26 that Klickitat County is now eligible to apply for a Phase 2 variance based on meeting the new positive case threshold, according to a press release…

  • 0

 To support businesses in meeting guidelines during reopening phases, the City of Hood River is offering expedited temporary use permits to allow local restaurant and retail establishments to use street right-of-way.

featured
  • 0

Fire broke out Monday night at Bear Mountain Forest Products in Cascade Locks, while the plant was unoccupied for Memorial Day.

  • 0

Many Oregon businesses are now allowed to reopen under the state’s Phase 1 guidelines, but attorneys have yet to determine how these eased social-distancing restrictions affect a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of several Oregon businesses requesting relief from the state’s coronavirus-relat…

  • 0

Columbia Gorge News presents this list of ways to help neighbors around the Gorge during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your group would like to be included in the listing, email information to Trisha Walker at twalker@hoodrivernews.com.

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After one full week, the strike continues by about one-third of the work force at Hood River Distillers.

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