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Columbia Gorge United Way gives $275,000 for 2017

Columbia Gorge United Way held its annual funding allocation social at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn on Tuesday, handing out checks to 36 agencies in Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Klickitat and Gilliam counties.

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Solar ‘pioneer’: Renewable energy project coming to HR public works

A group of renewable energy leaders gathered Thursday to celebrate a solar array slated for construction atop the Hood River Public Works building.

Pet of the Week: Charlie is happy and playful

Charlie has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s about a year old, 73 pounds, and some kind of mix ... who knows?! We're guessing he's got Shepherd, Pittie, maybe snuggle-bug in there?

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Riverside earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award

For the seventh year in a row, Riverside has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized with an Award of Excellence among other winners from around the globe as a top destination for wine lovers, according to a press release.

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Father’s recipes inspire brothers at new Pho River Wok and Grill

Brothers Jesse, James, and Macky Keopaseuth reunite to open Pho River Wok and Grill in Hood River.

Green Drinks focuses on fossil fuel threats

Gorge Owned’s next Green Drinks event will be Aug. 7 at the Griffin House in Hood River from 5:30-7 p.m.

Groups host July 26 forum on Westside Plan

The local advocacy groups will host an event on July 26, “What’s Up With Westside? A Forum on Hood River’s Future,” at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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The comfort of quilts: Comfort Quilt Project underway at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

The Comfort Quilt Project is now underway by the Spiritual Care Department at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

Pet of the Week: Morgan is ‘calm and easygoing’

Morgan has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s about 1-2 years old, a 52 pound Am Staff, and he is one sweet, charming, and lovable pup — you just wanna cuddle with this boy.

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Everybody’s Brewing breaks ground for expansion

“Brace yourselves, we’ve broken ground!” is what Doug and Christine Ellenberger posted on Every-body’s Brewing’s social media outlets on June 28. Yes, construction and renovation have begun on the expansion of Everybody’s Brewing at 151 E. Jewett Boulevard in White Salmon.

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One Community Health expands migrant service

For 30-plus years, One Community Health (OCH) has made a commitment to provide health education and services to migrant farmworkers who harvest fruit throughout the Columbia River Gorge each summer. While the mission to serve this population is no different this summer, big changes are afoot, particularly in regard to how outreach will play out and some of the key players behind it.

CenterPointe Bank completes INB merger

INB, a Northwest Bancorporation company and community bank, officially merged July 14 with CenterPointe Community Bank.

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‘Punting’ and moving: Legislators talk 2017 session

A turbulent session for the Oregon Legislature wrapped up July 7, resulting in a new transportation package as well as a flurry of bills — some successful, some not — from policymakers representing Hood River.

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Murray’s announces Clearance Center closure

A change is coming to the Hood River Heights.

Pet of the Week: DaisyDoo ‘never stops smiling’

DaisyDoo has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. This dog never stops smiling. She’s about 8 years old, and she's got that spunky Westie terrier in her and the mischievousness of a Pug all rolled into one happy, peppy girl!