Every season is a time of need for some people in this and any community.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is providing $13.2 million to improve access to health care services for rural communities in the Columbia River Gorge, announced State Director John Huffman Nov. 20. The loan from Rural Development will be used by the nonprofit health care provider One Community Health to replace its Hood River community health center.
Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is pleased to introduce their newest child advocates: Becky Bell, Hood River, Taryn Tkach, White Salmon, and Daylon Donnelly, Antonio Marconi and Michael Wacker, all of The Dalles. The group was sworn into duty by the Honorable Karen Ostrye on Nov. 9 after completing 32 hours of training.
To kick off the 13th year of the U.S. Department of Agriculture proclaiming December to be National Pear Month, Pear Bureau Northwest/USA Pears is once again implementing promotional efforts on a global scale.
The Columbia Gorge Gleaning Project connects those experiencing hunger to local, farm-fresh produce. The need is high — one in three residents of the Gorge are food insecure — yet produce left in local fields is abundant. According to Feeding America, nearly half of the food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. goes to waste.
The Hood River Lions Club will be handing out checks totaling $68,303 in early December to 13 non-profit organizations in Hood River County.
Hood River County is mulling improvements to a replaced Kingsley Reservoir Campground after an irrigation project floods it.
A Hood River forum will examine what comes post-Eagle Creek fire and how the public can get involved in the forest’s recovery.
Hood River County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by a scant 0.1 percentage point in October to 3.7 percent. Ranked among Oregon’s 36 counties, Hood River’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate finished second to Benton County’s 3.3 percent.
A six-mile stretch of the Historic Columbia River Highway reopened.
The Cascade Locks food flight created quite a stir Wednesday at the normally quiet Cascade Locks airfield on Forest Lane.
The Children’s Park play structure proposal is now ready for public review.
Registration for the 2017 Hood River County Christmas Project started Nov. 9 and continues for families in need through Dec. 9.
Latino Experience in Hood River County
Latina Lisa Muñoz spoke Nov. 8 at Hood River forum from the perspective of a native Hood Riverite who grew up doing orchard work, went on to gain two degrees in college, and returned to her community to do oral history work at The History Museum of Hood River County.
A new exhibit at the History Museum of Hood River County highlights both the traditional and the modern in the Latino experience.
- "Water Wizards" teach about water conservation
- Blasting on I84
- Governor visits Hood River during fire
- "Entwined" gets ready for cross country trip
- Community meeeting on Eagle Creek fire
- View of I84 after wildefire closure
- Hikers evacuate on Eagle Creek trail
- Hood River firefighters battle Heights blaze
- I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
- Oil train car being transported by truck