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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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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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Slingshot Sports, Naked Winery to become first tenants in Wasco Industrial building

Maybe you know it as the building that rose at the corner of Wasco and Industrial Loop, then stalled for several years without tenants or apparent forward movement. Well, it’s back in motion. New lease deals with Slingshot Sports and Naked Winery foretell a future burst of activity at the Wasco Industrial building. Since taking […]

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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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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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Goodwill prepares to open doors Thursday on new mega-store in The Dalles

After months of construction in The Dalles at the site of the former Albertson’s grocery store, Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette at 7 a.m. Thursday will open its 49th store — 9,500 square feet of curated contributions from people who in all likelihood have documented their donations for tax deduction purposes. Dale Emanuel, spokesperson […]

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New structure, site work to give accountant, landscape business more elbow room

  More than three years after beginning the planning process, Wendy B. Willow, LLC, Certified Public Accountant, is excited to see her new 1,400-square-foot office space rising to the east of the dilapidated structure that has been home since 1999. Willow says she had no idea how complex and time-consuming the development process would be. […]

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Want to work casually and collaboratively, but move beyond the cappuccino zone? Check GO! Spaces

Walk in to Doppio or Dog River or Ground on any weekday morning, and what do you see? People drinking coffee — at laptops, cadging a little free WiFi and (maybe) conduct a little business. It’s the solo set at work. One friend, Pat Quigley, calls Dog River his Hood River office. But what if […]

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