Solar project planned at HR Public Works

A new solar energy array has been planned for construction atop the City of Hood River public works building on 18th Street.

Container redemption value rises to 10 cents on April 1

The redemption value for eligible containers covered under Oregon’s Bottle Bill will increase from 5 cents to 10 cents on April 1.

New Gorge beekeeping group to meet April 19 at Rockford

The Columbia River Gorge area has a new nonprofit beekeeping organization, affiliated with the Oregon State Beekeepers Association and headquartered in Hood River.

CGCC Fermentation Science class series starts April 5

The Columbia Gorge is now home to an estimated 45 wineries, 14 breweries, 13 cideries and two distilleries — not counting dozens, probably hundreds, of home brewers.

Remains mural project fundraiser April 7

The Remains Mural Project fundraiser happens April 7 at Double Mountain Tap Room, 6 to 11 p.m.

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City will close Children’s Park playground

Council agrees to adjust parts of bag ordinance

A new thing gets revised and an older thing will be closed.

Cell tower dispute back before county

The conflict over a proposed 100-foot cell tower in west Hood River has resurged.

Hood River City Council will review bag rules

Hood River City Council will consider issuing a proclamation declaring April 1-8 as Sexual Assault Awareness Week. This dovetails with a variety of events in schools and the community planned for early April.

The Ale List: ‘Hop Pursuit’ earns Good Food Awards

Full Sail Hop Pursuit IPA was chosen for the national Good Food Awards for being part of a responsible brewery that pioneers local manufacturing and craftsmanship, reshapes supply chains by sourcing locally grown ingredients, practices resource conservation and supports local communities.

Businesses invited to seek storm loans

Hood River County declared a winter storm emergency for January 2017, and the state declared a statewide emergency Jan. 8-20, 2017.

CGCC holds job fair Saturday

Columbia Gorge Job Fair kicks off on Saturday, March 25 at CGCC in The Dalles.

Two taxes: HR County moves on excise tax, discusses NORCOR bond

A sparse turnout met Hood River County Board of Commissioners’ first hearing on a new construction excise tax.

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The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner convened Saturday at Divots Restaurant.

Hospice of Gorge seeks volunteers

Providence Hospice of the Gorge is seeking volunteers to provide service to hospice patients and their families. Opportunities include visits to patients, transporting patients to appointments or outings, respite for caregivers, veterans supporting veterans, bereavement support, bedside vigils, and more.

Retired Educators offer scholarship

Mid-Columbia Unit 20 of the Oregon Retired Educators Association is offering at $750 scholarship to a third, fourth or fifth year college student, as of this coming September.