An informational meeting about the Westside Area Concept Plan — a study by the City of Hood River to prepare for future growth — takes place Wednesday, July 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River.
Gorge Owned’s next Green Drinks event will be Aug. 7 at the Griffin House in Hood River from 5:30-7 p.m.
The Hood River Port Commission swore in two commissioners: Ben Sheppard and John Everitt.
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.
Central Gorge Master Gardeners hosted two tour busses July 12 at OSU Extension.
Mosier — Crews with Wildish Standard Paving, under contract with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), are continuing construction on the $7.4 million project to repair and/or replace three bridges on the Historic Columbia River Highway, U.S. Highway 30, between Mosier and The Dalles, near Rowena.
On July 18, the Klickitat Democrats will host a staffer and board member from the Columbia River Gorge Commission at the White Salmon Library.
A bill targeting safety plans for oil spills failed to pass before the Oregon Legislature adjourned its 2017 session Friday.
Heralding the official start of fire season, a handful of large wildfires have burned in the Gorge since July 4.
Hood River County has many kinds of knapweed, but the three most commonly found are Spotted, Diffuse and Meadow.
Reprocessing more than 3,300 pounds of surgical items and increasing recycling by nearly 20 percent was just part of the work that earned Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital national recognition for “Greening the OR,” according to a Providence press release.
Waterfalls of the Gorge also gain national mention
Hood River travel kudos keep coming from the national media. Two weeks ago, Hood River News reported on the Culture Trip website’s designation of Hood River as “The Most Beautiful Town in Oregon.”
This Independence Day, visitors to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area are reminded to plan ahead and leave fireworks at home when heading out to federal public lands.
Hood River faces temperatures around 98 degrees Saturday, with no tailing cooldown — Sunday may rear up as a scorcher in the triple digits.
ASTORIA (AP) — What fights like a salmon, looks like a shark and has the dense meat of a chicken? White sturgeon, apparently.