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Dickey Farms, 511 W. Steuben St., Bingen, hosts a family-friendly “Mini Harvest Fest” Oct. 24-25. Every child is invited and Halloween costumes are encouraged, said a press release. The event will include apples, cider, candy, pumpkins, corn on the cob, tamales, pizza, hot chocolate and more…

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The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has received approval from Food and Nutrition Services to disburse increased food benefits in October.

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The Hood River City Council directed $195,000 in CARES Act funding to local partners that aid social services agencies, business organizations and individuals economically impacted by COVID-19.

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A modified Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair took place at the Hood River County Fairgrounds this past weekend, Oct. 16-17, with some COVID-19 safety precautions in place. Painters-tape arrows on the floor guided shoppers on a one-way route through each fair building, hand sanitizer stations were p…

The Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) board approved a $20,000 gift to Hood River County School District (HRCSD) to support distance learning efforts in its Monday, Sept. 14, meeting.

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 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, has released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and admini…

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All residents of Flagstone Senior Living’s Memory Care Unit have been transferred to COVID-19 units at outside facilities so the residents can receive 24/7 care and Flagstone can professionally clean and disinfect the Memory Care Unit, also known as The Atrium. 

City of Hood River Public Works employees install revised signs Friday at Waterfront Park and Children’s Park, the two city-owned playground facilities that remain off-limits during the pandemic, as they have been since April. In late September the City Council affirmed the continued closure…

Parkdale teachers and other community members take tests Wednesday at Parkdale School as Medical Teams International and Oregon Health Authority sponsored free COVID-19 testing events last week. Testing in Cascade Locks, Parkdale and Odell, were the first by Medical Teams in Oregon involving…

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Now in its 11th season, the popular lecture series will be live-streamed and video archived Trout Lake, Wash. (October 9, 2020) — Mt. Adams Institute has announced the line-up for the annual Sense of Place Lecture Series. Now in its 11th season, the series will feature virtual lectures rathe…

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PARKDALE — The Mt. Hood Town Hall, the Upper Hood River Valley’s community center, is slowly opening again under the state COVID-19 guidelines. The annual spring event to raise funds to restore, maintain and operate the Town Hall had to be canceled. Town Hall volunteers hope a new donation c…

Bethel UCC in White Salmon invites the community to a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. This will be an outdoor service led by Pastor Laura Robinson, pictured at right with two friends. Four-footed friends must be on leash and feathered or finned friends contained. The Bet…

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The pandemic may have stopped the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) from performing live, but it hasn’t stopped the beat.  

A new program was launched this week by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS). The program helps people who work in Oregon and need to quarantine or self-isolate due to exposure to COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms, but do not have access to COVID-19 related paid sic…

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In a silver lining to the otherwise dismal stream of news coming out of the coronavirus pandemic, a number of area homeless families and individuals found permanent housing as a result of the pandemic.

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Columbia River Gorge cultural organizations received $380,858 in grant funding through Oregon’s Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support (CRFCS) grant awards totaling $25.7 million statewide.

Columbia River Gorge cultural organizations received $380,858 in grant funding through Oregon’s Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support (CRFCS) grant awards totaling $25.7 million statewide.

A new program was launched this week by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS). The program helps people who work in Oregon and need to quarantine or self-isolate due to exposure to COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms, but do not have access to COVID-19 related paid sic…

The Hood River County Chamber is hosting a Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 6-9 p.m. with District 52 State Representative, Mayoral and City Council candidates. The chamber will randomly choose questions from the community; submit your questions to maryellen@hoodriver.org by Oct. 1.

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Hood River county Early Childhood Committee will host its annual Children’s Fair on Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at River of Life Assembly, 979 Tucker Road, Hood River — with a twist, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The pandemic may have stopped the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) from performing live, but it hasn’t stopped the beat. 

SELCO Community Credit Union has begun taking applications for its annual SPARK! Creative Learning Grants with an aim to help educators meet unprecedented challenges in the 2020-21 school year. 

I guess I was too optimistic last week thinking the smoke would fade away by then. But this Saturday morning, I can see the Klickitats out my office window dressed in its velvety shades of brown instead of straining to see their faint gray outline. And now I can put away my KN95 mask (you kn…

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