Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program is offering a series of six cooking classes for home cooks, and one class for kids, beginning Thursday, June 23, with a pasta and ravioli class.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., held a private debriefing session Sunday morning with Mosier firefighters about the June 3 oil train derailment in their community.
The Oregon Opportunity Network (Oregon ON) has chosen Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) to receive one of the 2016 Housing Champion Awards. As the statewide association for affordable housing and community development nonprofits, Oregon ON selected Johnson because of his support for several housing bills during the 2016 session.
The Port of Cascade Locks announces that the new local bridge crossing stickers will be available for distribution beginning at 8 a.m. on June 13.
The Mosier train derailment was caused when an unknown number of large screws, used to provide extra stabilization to rail ties on curves, sheared off — something a railroad official said he’d never seen before in a derailment.
Tum-A-Lum hosts its 110th company anniversary Saturday, and grand re-opening celebration for its revamped Hood River store, 408 Highway 35.
Cascade Locks has joined several other Gorge municipalities in opposing crude-by-rail through their city limits.
City and county permits
The Packer Family has been busy lately.
Recent train derailments nor Gorge-wide gridlock did not stop the Gorge Gulp fundraising efforts of the Hood River County Education Foundation last Friday night at Venue 301.
The Next Door has been awarded a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to support its work as the Parenting Education Hub for Wasco and Hood River Counties. This funding will enable The Next Door to continue providing parenting education class series.
A bill aiming to speed up a long-stalled land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort has cleared the House.
With the roughly 280,000 gallons of oil remaining in the 16 derailed train cars in Mosier offloaded Wednesday morning, and stored in The Dalles, work began right away on removing the cars themselves.
‘How many more derailments are there going to be?’
Tribal leaders have voiced a stern demand: no more oil and coal trains through the Columbia River Gorge.
Hood River Valley Adult Center Board of Directors President Beth Peters knows exactly what to tell people when they ask how they can help at the center.