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Aporkalypse: Bacon contest fattens coffers at Helping Hands

A packed house of more than 200 attended the fourth annual Aporkalypse fundraiser for Helping Hands Against Violence on Jan. 29 at Springhouse Cellars.

The Ale List: ‘Zwickelmania’ returns, Full Sail taps Wheatwine

Oregon Craft Beer rolls out another Zwickelmania, a chance to get an inside look at breweries, on Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 120 or more breweries around the state, including four in the Gorge.

Parenting program starts in Cascade Locks

Enrich your child’s life and your own by attending the “Incredible Years” parenting program on Mondays, starting March 7, in English. The series will be held at the Cascade Locks School.

Five Gorge wines earn medals

The Columbia Gorge is home to world-class wine, and local wineries are starting to clean up at national competitions.

Revenue steps up fraud, identity theft prevention

Ways listed to protect yourself this tax season

Tax filing season has begun and the Oregon Department of Revenue wants to remind taxpayers to file early, file electronically, and immediately report suspected identity theft.

City, county support affordable housing bill

Hood River City and County have penned support for an inclusionary zoning Senate bill, which targets affordable housing development.

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School District readies capital facilities bond

Board meets tonight to decide on 20-year, $57 million proposal

School improvements take center stage in tonight’s Hood River County School District Board of Directors meeting.

City Council hears happy financial news

The Barrel Springs subdivision issue caught the attention of City Council Monday, along with alcohol concerns and a “symbolic” statement on gun control.

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Pfriem plans to expand to entire Halyard Building

Hood River’s fastest-growing brewery, pFriem Family Brewing, is preparing to expand for the fourth time in less than four years in operation.

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Stave & Stone winery debuts this weekend

One of the newest enterprises in downtown Hood River will be unveiled the weekend of Feb. 13: Stave & Stone Winery.

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‘Speakin’ Eagles’ attend Linfield tournament

Last weekend, the Hood River Valley Speech and Debate Team attended the 81st Linfield Singletary tournament at Linfield college in McMinnville. The college began hosting the tournament back in 1933 and it is one of the oldest in the country.

Accountants add partner

Rowe & Deming, LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors, welcomes Mark A. Rothman of Hood River as partner, and in doing so the firm is changing its name to Rowe, Deming & Rothman LLC.

Pet of the Week: Foxie needs a patient, cuddly family

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Foxie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.

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U.S. Corps award contract for The Dalles Dam upgrade

PORTLAND – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $10.5 million contract to a Vancouver, Wash. company to increase navigation lock reliability and safety at The Dalles Lock and Dam on the Columbia River.

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New bar officially open in White Salmon

WHITE SALMON — Tarwater Tavern, located in downtown White Salmon, is now officially open.