Nora’s Table Restaurant sold to new chef owner

Stu and Kathy Watson announced this week that Chef Roman Deingruber and his wife, Amy Kaefer, have purchased Nora’s Table. The new owners intend to keep the farm-to-table format, and expand hours.

The Ale List: Logsdon adds downtown taproom

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales is coming to town.

Rotary Ski Day returns Jan. 19 at Meadows

The best deal on skiing you’ll find all year will be Jan. 19 at Mt. Hood Meadows.

United Way packets are available now

The 2015 United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) Allocations Application Packets will be available through Feb. 12, 2015, from the United Way of the Columbia Gorge office.

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Pet of the Week: Roxie still looking for forever home

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

Hear the Hood River County Reads book on Radio Tierra

Would you like to get a jump start on the Friends of the Hood River County Library’s 2015 Hood River County Reads book?

How to Help: Updated for Jan. 14

Warming Shelter — A training session is planned Jan. 15 from 7-9 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ninth and State streets. The training is open to anyone 18 or older. Visit for details.

School Board meets tonight

Hood River County School District Board of Directors meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Hood River Valley High School Library.

Cherry loss may be ‘catastrophic’

Extension agent seeks declaration of emergency

A Wasco County horticulturalist is warning cherry growers that a perfect storm of unusually warm November weather followed by a sharp drop in temperatures may wreak havoc on their fruit trees for up to two years.

Tonkin buys Bob Stone Dealership

The Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships, which has served Portland for half a century, recently acquired Bob Stone Freeway Auto Center in The Dalles.

Hearing on subdivision Wednesday

A public hearing regarding a subdivision proposed for the west side of Hood River will be held Wednesday.

New management plan for Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a new management plan for Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Time to renew burn permits

As of Jan. 1, all burning permits issued by Oregon Department of Forestry in the 2014 calendar year have expired.

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Walmart heads back to LUBA

Retailer files notice of intent to appeal with state agency over store expansion

Just over a month after it was made, a decision rendered by the Hood River City Council on whether Walmart should be allowed to expand its Hood River store has been appealed at the state level.