Hood River, OR


ODOT Region 4 construction update: Week of Sept. 23-30

Here at ODOT, we are committed to providing a safe and efficient transportation system for everyone. We invest in Oregon's future through roadway improvement projects. The following projects are located within Region 4; Central Oregon from The Dalles to Klamath Falls on the east side of the Cascades. There are...

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Due to Vandalism_9-23-2022

On Friday September 23, 2022, a City of The Dalles Wastewater Collection crew conducted a routine inspection at the manhole at the 9th Street Bridge over Mill Creek. They found the lock had been broken and vandals had thrown rocks and concrete pieces into the manhole, causing a plugged sewer pipe. Sewage overflowed directly into Mill Creek and into the Columbia River.

In Columbia Gorge, A Small Hospital Turns To A Big System For Help

The past 10 years have been financially harsh for the small nonprofit Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, one of a dwindling number of Oregon hospitals that are not part of a large system. Since 2013, the independent 49-bed hospital on the Columbia River, 85 miles east of Portland, has...
Yakima Herald Republic

IN BASKET: Two hired by South Central Workforce Council

Piatz has more than 10 years of human resource experience and most recently served as a manufacturing manager at Tree Top. He has more than 13 years of workforce development experience working in private industry as well as serving on the council’s board of directors for more than eight years representing the voice of local employers.
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Give More 24! surpasses goal, raises $3.6 million for Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania counties nonprofits

For the third year in a row, Give More 24! broke its fundraising record and goal, bringing in more than $3.6 million for Southwest Washington nonprofits. On Thursday, more than 200 organizations in Cowlitz, Clark and Skamania counties participated in the annual 24-hour online fundraiser held by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington.

BRACK: Lilburn artist, a “Wall Dog,” paints mural in Oregon

SEPT. 23, 2022 | A Lilburn artist is part of the team “The Wall Dogs,” an elite international group, which selects a town each year where they paint murals on walls of that town, transforming it beautifully. He is Sonny Franks, who has produced two wall paintings in Lilburn, the “Lilburn Tunnel Bridge” on the Cofer building, and “Butterflies” on the Lilburn Park Rest Room.

Gorge Local - In Business: Sakura Ridge blends Japanese aesthetic with sustainability

HOOD RIVER — Cheryl Lubbert and her husband Jim Gerlach came to Hood River in search of fruit for their cidery, and left owners of the Sakura Ridge Farm and Lodge. In 2021, the two were in search of orchards to expand supply for their cidery, Nashi Orchards, on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound of Washington. Gerlach has been buying fruit from orchards in Hood River for years. They have done business with well-known orchards in the valley such as Kiyokawa Family Orchards and Hukari Orchards. The couple had toured countless orchard properties, until one day Gerlach sent Lubbert a link to a picturesque property with a vibrant certified organic orchard, gardens, open pastures and a five-bedroom lodge, known as Sakura Ridge.

White Salmon Sweeps Tenino

The Tenino volleyball made its second lengthy trip of the week Thursday, falling in three sets to White Salmon. Brianna Asay returned to play after missing time with a bone bruise, and put up four kills and a block. Brooke Bratton posted seven assists, five digs, and three aces. All...

Circles of Care: Volunteers needed to assist older adults

With the new Circles of Care program in Hood River comes the need for volunteers. “Circles of Care is an important program that connects older adults in Hood River to volunteers who can help with supportive services,” said Hood River Valley Adult Center Executive Director Amy Mallett; the program is based at the adult center. “The goal is to help older adults thrive in their homes and age with dignity. In this program, older adults have an opportunity to share their talents, too.”

HRD promotes David Ballew to president and CEO

HOOD RIVER — Hood River Distillers (HRD) announced the promotion of President David Ballew to the position of president and CEO on Sept. 6. Ronald Dodge, who has been CEO since 1999, will remain executive vice chair of the company, focused on strategic direction and corporate partnerships, according to an HRD press release.

‘No Place For a Mine’ event at Ferment Brewing Oct. 19

HOOD RIVER — On Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cascade Forest Conservancy (CFC) and the Green River Valley Alliance (GRVA) will be hosting their next “No Place For a Mine” event at Ferment Brewing, 403 Portway Ave. This free event, open to the public, is part of CFC and GRVA’s ongoing efforts to protect the Green River Valley by Mount St. Helens from the threat of mining.

International speaker in TD Sept. 27 to talk ‘focus’

Studies show teens can only focus for 65 seconds. The average office worker? Only 3 minutes. So we’ll get right to the point: An internationally known author and speaker is coming to The Dalles Sept. 27 to talk about what we can do to address the crisis in focus, as well as other profoundly troubling issues of our time.

City of The Dalles delays Buildable Land Inventory

THE DALLES — Multiple members of the community voiced concerns about the potential adoption of the Employment Buildable Lands Inventory (BLI) at the regular city council meeting on Sept. 12. A BLI serves to show the development capacity of land within a city’s urban growth boundary (UGB), meaning it...

This week in history: Sept. 21, 2022

A big crowd assembled at Pine Grove Grange Hall last Monday evening to hear state politicians discuss some of the problems which are being used as planks in the political platforms this season. Among those present were a number of residents of this city, and the debate was under the presidency of A.L. Mason. The speakers were Senator Walter M. Pierce, candidate for governor on the democratic ticket, and Senator W.T. Vinton, representing the Oregon republican organization. — Hood River News.

A guide to fall activities in the Portland metro area

PORTLAND, Ore. — With tree leaves turning yellow to orange and pumpkin spice lattes sneaking their way back into coffee shops, that can only mean one thing — fall is upon us. Thursday marks the first day of fall, so get out your sweaters and rain jackets and...

Double Mountain Brewing releasing 4 Fresh Hop beers

You may have already tried two of the first fresh hop beers from Hood River, Oregon’s Double Mountain Brewery & Cidery as their long-time seasonals Killer Red and Killer Green were released earlier this month. But did you know they have 4 different fresh hop beers this year?. It’s...

Kegler's Corner: Fall leagues begin again

Seems like just yesterday it was May, and we were looking forward to summer. Well, in the wink of an eye, here we are in September, and summer is almost over. There is some good news though: Bowling leagues have begun at Orchard Lanes up on the Heights in Hood River! Prime spots are still available so come on up and join in on the fun. You’ll be glad to be kicking those stubborn 3-pound, 6-ounce pins around when the seemingly unending cold, rain, wet, snow and ice come to our fair little community.

What’s Happening: Week of Sept. 19, 2022

What’s Happening is a free service of Columbia Gorge News and may be edited for length. Send to Sept. 19 — Lyle Lions Club Meeting, 6 p.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center, corner of Fifth and Highway 14. First and third Monday. Sept. 20 — Mid-Columbia...