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Pet of the Week: Susie is a delight

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

Two WAAAM Flight Scholarships awarded

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) announces the winners of the 2014 and 2015 Flight Scholarship awards: Hood River High School senior Michael Guzman and Horizon Christian School junior William Decker.

Hood River City Council asks for temporary freeze on new short term rentals

The short term rental question may be put on pause.

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Legal munchies: Retail sales of marijuana edibles, extracts begin in June

Marijuana dispensaries in Oregon will be allowed to sell limited amounts of edibles and other pot-based products to retail customers, starting June 2.

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Mt. Hood Town Hall begins kitchen renovations

After two years of fundraising, The Mt. Hood Town Hall Association has embarked on a complete renovation of the old kitchen in the community center along Highway 35 in Mount Hood. The association is the volunteer non-profit group which has been coordinating the restoration of the 101-year-old schoolhouse since 1988 and now manages the building for classes, events and activities.

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BBBS pool party at Aquatic Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Columbia Gorge hosted its annual pool party on Sunday, April 17 at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

Elks chose Emmons, Muñoz as March ‘Students of the Month’

Denali Emmons and Blanca Muñoz, seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Elks Students of the Month for the month of March. Each student received a check for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting.

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Water measure campaigns fight over Measure 14-55

Voters have been asked whether to block large-scale bottling corporations like Nestlé from tapping into waterways in Hood River County, with campaigns in favor and against running at full steam.

CL Port agrees to adopt bridge toll hike

The Port of Cascade Locks has settled on increased toll costs for crossing Bridge of the Gods this summer.

Plant sales this weekend benefit educational programs

Raices Cooperative Farm, a program of The Next Door, will hold its annual plant sale Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of The Next Door office at 965 Tucker Road. All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the Raices program.

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Pet of the week: Dessa needs ‘room to use her hound nose’

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

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Sustainability Awards presented April 20

Gorge Owned presented its Tod LeFevre Sustainability Awards April 20 at Springhouse Cellar.

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Hood River Farmers’ Market opens May 7

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

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Kombucha brewery/Gorge Kitchen opens

Gorge Kitchen, Hood River’s new Kombucha brewery and dairy-free ice cream creamery, is scheduled to open May 6.