This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Archie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:
Members of a local advocacy group have filed a voter petition to block large-scale commercial water bottling operations in Hood River County, namely Nestlé.
Destiny Whitaker’s car blew a tire on a Tuesday but the fix came on a Wednesday — in a big, hopeful way. Whitaker, an Odell single mother of five children, aged 7-19, was awarded a van as the result of Wheels of Hope from Bicoastal Media. Whitaker received a big surprise when a crew from Bicoastal arrived at her work place, Heart of Hospice, on Sept. 16 under cover of recording some radio spots for Heart of Hospice.
Fresh ales from 40 breweries
Smell, taste, and touch the hops at Saturday’s 12th annual Hood River Hops Fest, celebrating the ales enhanced by the flavors and aromas of the thumb-sized conical plant known to scientists as humulus.
Chelsea Marr has been promoted to publisher of the Hood River News, company President Joe Petshow announced this week.
Sunday event thanks PROD founder; program disbands but services continue
PROD (Promoting Responsible Ownership of Dogs) will be ending operation the last day of November. They will be celebrating their final days with a gathering at the Hood River Library on Sept. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Alpine Veterinary Hospital is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Daphne Johnson to their staff. Johnson is a graduate of Oregon State University and had been in a Large Animal internship at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish, Wash.
The Harvest Quilt is a yearly community fundraiser for a local non-profit. This year, Hood River Adopt-A-Dog is honored to be the recipient of the quilt and is raising money by selling raffle tickets. The quilt is being shown around town and tickets are being sold at ETC — Every Thread Counts, Gorge Dog, and Hood River Adopt-A-Dog, 3910 Heron Drive, in Odell. Tickets are 1 for $2, 3 for $5, or 7 for $10.
Hood River County has entered an agreement to buy nearly 3,000 acres of forest land from Bingen’s SDS Lumber Company for $4.62 million.
Hood River City Council is evaluating the need for an updated curbside garbage, recycling and composting program. Citizens have cited concerns with the current system in regards to nuisance (cans blowing over, lids flying off), worker safety (residents and workers lifting heavy cans) and interest in expanded recycling services (greater access to recycling, and/or curbside compost collection).
An open house held Tuesday by the Port of Hood River rolled out new plans for Lot 1, the final remaining undeveloped parcel on the waterfront.
The Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Columbia Gorge Community is asking for help in the upkeep of Hood River campus.
Hood River Aquatic Center will reopen Monday morning following a week’s maintenance, as happens every September.
On Sept. 18, Boy Scout Troop 282, sponsored by the Hood River Lions Club, will hold a Court of Honor in recognition of eight outstanding young men.
Here’s who’s who for 6th annual historical tour Sept. 25-27 at Idlewilde
“Cemetery Tales” returns Sept. 25-27 to Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River.