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Mystery solved: Meet the new courts, same as the old courts (just … newer)

You may have seen the teaser ad in the Hood River News, but you haven’t yet read the news behind the ad. Buzz readers asked for details. Clearly, there are passionate tennis people out there. “Do you have any info on the big yellow advert in Wednesday’s HR News?” wrote local therapist Sally Reichmuth. “People […]

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April 18 summit will let educators, employers share workforce training needs, strategies

To help ensure that its programs and course offerings best meet the needs of Gorge residents and employers, Columbia Gorge Community College is convening a “summit” conversation involving educators and major Gorge employers. The “Columbia Gorge Education & Industry Summit” on Friday, April 18, will take place on The Dalles Campus of CGCC. Keynote speakers […]

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This ‘n’ that, ‘n’ that ‘n’ this

Enjoy the sidewalks leading to the Hood River Library on Saturday night, March 8, for the Library Foundation’s annual Feast of Words fund-raiser. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Eating, drinking, dancing and chit-chat will help raise money to support a relocation of the Cascade Locks library inside its school home, and to […]

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A harvest of goodies from all over the place …

First pears, then beer, now cider. The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce is launching the first of what it hopes to become an annual Hard-Pressed Cider Fest on Saturday, April 12.  The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. at 3351 Stadelman Drive, in the Odell area of the upper valley. Music, food and […]

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Food Network prepares to launch second Food Leaders training program

Gorge Grown Food Network (GGFN) is preparing the launch its second Community Food Leaders training program, with the goal of helping people create and nurture community-led food projects in the Gorge. Beginning Feb. 25 and continuing until April 8, the first of these trainings will take place in Bingen. An informational session will be held […]

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CGCC opens application for Gorge Scholars free-tuition program

High school seniors with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher may now apply for two years of free tuition offered under the Gorge Scholars program at Columbia Gorge Community College. Applications are being accepted through July 1, 2014. Get full details about the program and application process at the Gorge Scholars web page. […]

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Self-check stations ease traffic flow for Hood River Library patrons

Something tells us that using the new self-check system at the Hood River Library will be a bit easier than adapting to self-checkout at Safeway. In a media release, library director Buzzy Nielsen says these new touchscreen stations “not only allow people to check out materials, but also to check what they have (already checked) […]

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Growth in employment of talented tech workers fuels regional, Hood River county payroll boom

In a recent casual chat with Dallas Fridley, the Oregon Employment Department’s regional economist, he mentioned that Hood River County ranked third in the state for median income. Third? You gotta be kidding, right? Nope. In a follow-up conversation, Fridley said the number points clearly to one major — but perhaps unappreciated — recent trend: […]

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