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The Hood River Farmers Market opened for the season on May 7 and returns each Saturday through November from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Fifth and Columbia parking lot across from Full Sail Brewing.

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HOOD RIVER — “Possibilities” was the theme of the May 11 Hood River County School Board meeting, held in person at the Nathaniel Coe Administration Center.

Alkame Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK: ALKM), a publicly traded diversified holding company, has announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Bell Food & Beverage Inc. has signed an agreement with Hood River based Oregon Growers & Shippers LLC., one of the largest regional independent jam &am…

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After a two-year hiatus, the Friends of the Hood River County Library will host a book sale downstairs in the Gaulke Meeting Room Thursday through Saturday, May 19-21.

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HOOD RIVER — After 16 years of service as the executive director of the Port of Hood River, Michael McElwee announced May 3 that he will retire from his position on July 8.

Hood River County School District (HRCSD) Board of Directors appointed Vickie Schmidt as the next principal of May Street Elementary School on Wednesday, April 27, in its regular board meeting.

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The Hood River Farmers Market opens for the season on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Fifth and Columbia parking lot across from Full Sail Brewing.

After considerable effort, public meetings, and input from a variety of users, Hood River County’s Parking Permit Program for the County Forest Fee Parking Zones begins today, May 4. The program will be carried out by Hood River County’s Forestry Department.

HOOD RIVER — Pietros Pizza General Manager Michelle Ochsner will say goodbye to the restaurant where she has worked for the last 22 years — and 27 total — today, May 4.

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Amy Mallett, executive director of Hood River Valley Adult Center, has received the Local Service Provider Champion Award from the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

After two years of COVID-19, school closures, physical distancing, and coaches retiring, Hood River Valley High School FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team A05 Annex completed their second qualifying event on April 2-3 at West Valley High School in Spokane.

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HOOD RIVER — After years of delays due to poor weather conditions, threats of wildfire, holdups in permitting and supply chain issues, the Kingsley Reservoir expansion project is nearing completion. On April 14, Farmers Irrigation District (FID) Manager Les Perkins told Columbia Gorge News t…

Hood River County School District board members heard a capital projects report during the April 13 virtual meeting — and later voted to approve construction of the Hood River Middle School new entry project, one of the last of the capital projects stemming from a bond measure passed by vote…

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Join Thunder Island Brewing Company, 601 N.W. WaNaPa St., Cascade Locks, in supporting Helping Hands Against Violence on April 20 from 5-9 p.m. For every drink purchased during this time — alcoholic and nonalcoholic — Thunder Island will donate $1 to Helping Hands Against Violence and their …

A structure fire was reported in the 3600 block of the Odell Highway April 5. Wy’East Fire District was first on the scene, the station located a short distance away. Fire Chief/CEO Greg Borton reported the structure was fully engulfed on arrival at approximately 9:55 a.m.

HOOD RIVER — In the Pacific Northwest where cultural diversity may be hard to come by, Local Rhoots and owner Sam Rodgers are trying to change that with food. Some may see cooking as a chore, but Rodgers sees cooking and food as an avenue to bridge cultural differences.

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HOOD RIVER — Inspired by recent fundraising efforts in Hood River and across the globe, local retailers are teaming up to benefit citizens and refugees of Ukraine with a “Shop Local for Ukraine” event on Saturday, April 9. With support from Visit Hood River, participating retailers will dona…

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Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) has secured funding for a feasibility study to help answer agriculture industry related questions the group has raised.

HOOD RIVER — In the midst of working to replace the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge, the Port of Hood River issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for contractors who want to manage the massive, 10-year project. According to the scope of work provided by the port, they are expected to select a …

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HOOD RIVER — Consolidated Community Credit Union (CCCU) was named fourth best in S&P Global Market Intelligence’s annual rankings for top-performing credit unions. The recognition comes amid a year faced with difficult operating conditions and increased competition for market share.

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Wildwood Academy hosts a student-led expo and open house on Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. at the campus, located at 13 Railroad St. in downtown Hood River. Prospective families may tour the school, meet other students and staff and discover if Wildwood is a good fit for their student.

HOOD RIVER — Consolidated Community Credit Union (CCCU) began an extensive remodel of their Cascade branch in November. The remodel aims to increase overall convenience and comfort for members and the larger Hood River community, supporting CCCU’s mission to provide an outstanding banking ex…

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Hood River — The Hood River City Council held a special work session to discuss the city’s goals and priorities for the 2022 calendar year on Feb. 19. Following that discussion, City Manager Abigail Elder met with Mayor Kate McBride and each councilor individually to review more than 40 proj…

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HOOD RIVER — Visit Hood River (VHR) has launched a new Community Investment Matching Grant Program designed to support businesses and community economic vitality in the greater Hood River area.

HOOD RIVER — The Port of Hood River has delayed a decision to sell or lease several lots at the Lower Mill site in Odell. The port currently owns four lots that total nearly 11.34 acres, but only three are “shovel ready,” or available for development.

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The City of Hood River Public Works Department, park advocates and neighborhood volunteers worked to remove what a neighbor described as “a mountain of trash” from an abandoned, unauthorized campsite at Morrison Park in the city of Hood River last week.

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HOOD RIVER — The Hood River County Commission is drafting a “Letter of Concern” in response to Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Sen. Ron Wyden’s proposed legislation for conservation and protection of the Mount Hood Recreation Area and the Columbia River Gorge. On Jan. 18, Congressman Blumena…

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HOOD RIVER — On Feb. 28, the Hood River City Council authorized the engineering department to move forward with design and construction of the Second and Oak Street intersection in downtown Hood River. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) completed a review of the amendment for sig…

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HOOD RIVER — The Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District (HRVPRD) has hired former Wy’east athletic director and migrant education director Jaime Rivera as the new recreation supervisor. The position is new for the Parks District and his aim will be to provide youth with sports and r…

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The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education seeks interested district electors in Hood River and Wasco counties for consideration to be appointed to a three-year term as a budget committee member. Interested persons can send a letter of interest with qualifications, telephone and…

The Bi-State Working Group could assume more authority and responsibility in the efforts to replace the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge. On Feb. 11, House Bill 4089-1 was passed in the Oregon Joint Transportation Committee and is now headed to the Senate. The Senate will vote on th…

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HOOD RIVER, ORE. – The Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge will be closed to all vehicle traffic beginning at midnight on Friday, February 25, 2022 as Port of Hood River crews make required repairs to the bridge’s lift span rocker bearing. The rocker bearing is a structural support of …

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