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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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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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Look who’s jumping into the pool of local enterprise

So what have we been up to lately at Buzz central? Well, aside from writing for paying clients, we’ve been spending our spare time scouring the Internets for ideas. Here are a few new businesses registered last month with the state Corporations Division. We also list the names associated with them (some of these registrations […]

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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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For the guy in the costume, it’s a … taxing time of year

We stopped by Walmart the other day, and grabbed this quick video, after reader Heidi Venture told us where she’s figuring to spend a lot of time the next few months. Venture, who is development director for The Next Door, moonlights preparing taxes. She used to work for HR Block. This year, she’s filling out […]

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Climbing treadmill, mechanical trampoline to anchor youth play zone at Life Rocks on Heights

From several years of recent experience using outdoor recreation for behavioral therapy, Keith Whigham has conjured a vision of bringing an outdoor climbing wall and mechanized trampoline to the Heights. Whigham, who great up in Trout Lake, works as a ski instructor in the winter, and a windsurfing instructor in the summer. On top of […]

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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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All tortillas, all the time … except when you’re wandering the streets with a bottle

Long rumored and much anticipated, the new store making and selling fresh corn and flour tortillas has opened just north of Pine Street Bakery on 12th Street. The sign out front says Tortillas. But the name of the business, according to partner Hugo Oswald, is Tortilleria La Cascada. The business is a partnership of Oswald […]

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