Late night total bridge closure Tuesday, Oct. 24

The Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge will be closed to all traffic late Tuesday night, Oct. 24.

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Photos from the Oct. 18 Underwood Fruit fire

Photos from the Oct. 18 Underwood Fruit fire

Hood River County to direct $550K for park septic fixes

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners decided Monday to put $550,000 worth of transient room tax revenue toward county park septic system repairs over the next several years.

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Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair returns Oct. 21-22

The annual Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair comes to the Hood River County Fairgrounds Oct. 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

HRVAC hosts harvest dinner

Hood River Valley Adult Center hosts a harvest dinner fundraising event on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m. in the Kathleen Room. Tickets are $20 and proceeds support the center’s senior meals program.

Eagle Creek fire info meetings Oct. 17-18 in CL, HR

A pair of meetings in Hood River County will give an overview of work that crews are taking on post-Eagle Creek fire.

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A day of colleges and colors

Oct. 4 was the district wide event, College Colors Day, and Junior/Senior College Night also occurred that evening at Hood River Valley High School.

Local farm named among ‘Best Places to Pick Apples’

The folks at have shown their love of Hood River County once again, with the online list “The Best 19 Places to Pick Apples in the United States.”

Pet of the Week: Pippa is ‘sweet and cuddly’

Little Miss Pippa has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.

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Kayak Shed razed

The remains of the Kayak Shed are taken down and removed Monday by Beam Excavating of Hood River.

Police Log, Oct. 2 to 8

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

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Railroads, officials talk concerns

Representatives of the two major railroads that operate in the Columbia River Gorge and government leaders from around the area recently met in an effort to bridge communication gaps amid controversy.

White Salmon library hosts ‘Gorge Ghost Gathering’

The White Salmon Valley Community Library invites the public to the 2017 Gorge Ghost Gathering, presented by Columbia Gorge Paranormal (CGP), on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m.

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Painting Paris Fair

Historic Paris Fair Building over the past week has received a new coat of paint — Stonington grey, to be precise — with charcoal accents on the storefront, according to Claudia von Flotow of Key Development, which owns the building at Oak and Fourth streets.

CGCC board formally opposes Trump plan to rescind Dreamers’ program

Columbia Gorge Community College board members last week formally opposed efforts by the White House to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, joining a national effort by the American Association of Community Colleges to encourage federal legislation allowing DACA recipients to pursue higher education in the United States, according to a college press release.