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Prevention Dept. partners listed

Here is the full list of recipients of certificates of appreciation from the Hood River County Prevention Program last month:

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Kiters and barge in a river drama

Sam Grotte of White Salmon enjoys taking scenic photos and his close-ups of hummingbirds are true micro-examinations of the world around us.

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Pot legal, selling it’s not

Oregon law allows recreational growth, possession; Hood River dispensaries, police prep for changes

A historic Oregon pot law that passed last November bloomed today — Oregon joins Washington, Colorado and Alaska as the fourth U.S. state that allows recreational marijuana.

The Ale List: Solog Fest returns

The second annual Solog Festival will return to Parkdale on an August date to be announced, said brewer Jason Kahler of one of two breweries involved in the collabora-fest, Solera Brewery of Parkdale and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales of Hood River. Watch The Ale List for details.

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HR Parks District presents Guignard Road park proposal

A new park for the south part of Hood River took one step closer to reality last week.

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Pet of the Week: Joonie is ‘ready for cuddles’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Joonie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

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Passions run high at Nestlé town hall

More than 120 people filled the Cascade Locks City Hall gym Thursday to discuss Nestlé’s proposed bottling plant. Tension mounted as those in favor and opposed raised their voices with comments and questions.

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Marijuana mechanics: What to know about marijuana law change on July 1

The following is now legal under Oregon law:

Farmers Irrigation asks users to reduce water use

Farmers Irrigation District is making it official: keep your lawn brown for much-needed conservation of water.

Leos reschedule bottle drive July 11

Hood River Valley Leos have their monthly bottle and can collection on the first Saturday of each month.

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Dr. Kristen Dillon named director of Gorge Coordinated Care Organization

PacificSource Community Solutions has hired Kristen Dillon, M.D., as director of the Columbia Gorge Coordinated Care Organization. Dillon will also serve as associate medical director for Medicaid programs.

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Health, comfort, efficiency measures allow homes to work better

‘Total Home Performance’ helps Parkdale homeowner stay cool and comfortable

Summer is definitely here, long after the first waves of hot weather. Many of us will spend the coming months doing our best to stay cool and protected from the hot sun. For Rick Anderson, staying cool is not just about comfort — it’s critical to keep his multiple sclerosis symptoms in check.

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‘Water is survival': County Commission declares drought

Three main irrigation districts request users cut back by 25 percent

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a countywide drought declaration at a special meeting Wednesday. The resolution will go to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk for executive action.

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Ailene Hibbard keeps history alive for News staff

You’re on deadline and you really should have done your research earlier, but you’ve been pulled a hundred ways all week (excuses!) and you’re just now getting to your story. Which is due in four hours. And okay, you’re panicking more than a little bit. Because this is going to be impossible.

Prevention Program thanks its supporters

Prevention supporters said one goodbye and issued numerous thank yous on June 16 at an appreciation luncheon at China Gorge Restaurant sponsored by the Hood River county Prevention Department.

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