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Windsurfing Association buys popular Swell City launch site

Big news from the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association, which has purchased the popular Swell City windsurfing launch off Washington State Route 14 about 4 miles west of the Hood River Bridge terminus. According to Julia Norman, a sailor familiar with Swell City, it was open to public use for a daily usage fee or yearly […]

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New owners take over Mountain View Cycles

Mountain View Cycles in downtown Hood River has taken a turn to the new. Rafe and Lydia Lehner have purchased the store at 205 Oak Ave. from Wes and Julie Swearingen. The deal closed April 15. Lydia, who works at John L. Scott real estate in Bingen, Wash., says they bought the business and assumed […]

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Gorge River self-serve dog wash biz goes in search of new owner

Rhonda Marlnee is ready to move on from her two-year-old enterprise providing facilities for do-it-yourself dog washers, first profiled here in The Buzz. “Gorge River,” the only self-service dog wash in the Columbia River Gorge, is situated in “The Heights” near the intersection of 13th and Belmont. It is equipped with two fiberglass tubs and […]

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Shaw spins off Oregon Brineworks from Hood River Organic

Hood River Organic is going through some ch-ch-changes. Partners Brian Shaw and Dan Thall, who founded a mushroom farm in 2004 up near the old Dee Mill site and have since expanded it to include a variety of other crops and a healthy subscriber-supported veggie basket (aka CSA) program, are amicably separating — so Shaw […]

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Some new, some old local businesses hope to add alcoholic beverages to menus

According to recent reports from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission about Hood River-area applicants for new liquor licenses, we’re looking at the forthcoming opportunity to grab an adult beverage to sip on site, or purchase for home use, from the following folks: Walgreen’s, 1727 12th St., Hood River, Hood River Cinemas, 5 Fifth St., Hood […]

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Beardsley to join Nunamaker Realtors, help create new Nunamaker property management arm

Don Nunamaker Realtors and Hershner & Bell Realty Inc., two of the most established fixtures of the local real estate scene, are merging. According to Don Nunamaker, Chuck Beardsley will migrate his commercial property management enterprise from its recent space at 606 State St. to offices inside the Nunamaker offices at 2495 Cascade Ave. Nunamaker […]

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Kerry Cobb to leave tourism marketing role for Chamber as of Feb. 15

Kerry Cobb, who has provided tourism promotion guidance to the county for three years, will end her contract with the Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 15. Paul Robinson, current president of the board of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, informed Chamber Executive Director Mike Glover on Feb. 4 via e-mail. Glover in turn […]

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Natural Medicine practice plans move to Hood River’s Heights

Trinity Natural Medicine is moving from White Salmon to offices at 1808 Belmont Ave. in Hood River. It will celebrate its relocation from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31, with live music and a ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce. Natural medicine? Well, for Trinity, that includes a variety of modalities, including traditional Asian […]

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