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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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When this snack tray rolls around, you know you’re gonna wanna nibble …

Lots of stuff going on in and around the Hood this month. Here’s a roundup of items worth your attention … Several readers shared link to a nice Gorge plug, “36 Hours in Hood River, Ore.,” that appears in the April 6 print and online editions of the NY Times. … It’s Passport month for […]

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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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Summit Projects shifts direction, prepares to move from longtime offices

Summit Projects, an early entry in the digital marketing universe and a fixture upstairs from Doug’s Sports since 1997, is embarking on a major business transformation, according to company founder and chief executive Craig Sabina. The changes involve layoff of seven people and relocation of a smaller, core staff of four from their current offices […]

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Double Mountain chalk artist Ayers tells tales behind the ales

Ever look up from your coaster and cold one over at Double Mountain Brewery, and find yourself thinking, “OMG, that is some amazing artwork up on the wall.” Thank Anneke Ayers — and Jarod Jensen. Jensen did a lot of the panels before Ayers took over in July 2013. That’s when Ayers, a University of […]

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Coming soon to a Hood near you, the sound of backhoes and hammers

Signs of spring, or an economic rebound, or all of the above? Several significant construction projects are moving through the planning process. Hood River Planning Director Cindy Walbridge gave us a quick overview: Sieverkropp Subdivision, has been approved by the city Planning Commission, for 98 units east of Rosauers out to the edge of the […]

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Tubs of ice cream arrive just in time for annual opening at Mike’s

Tubs and tubs and tubs of ice cream moved quickly Monday morning from the delivery vehicle from Prince Puckler’s Gourmet Ice Cream in Eugene to the freezers below and behind the serving shed at Mike’s Ice Cream in Hood River. Why all the hubbub? Duh. It’s all in preparation for the noon opening of Mike’s […]

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