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Add Open Studios tour to list of events luring visitors to Gorge this weekend

Yikes — this weekend is starting to look a little scary, what with all the stuff going on. Add to the list (sorry for delayed appreciation here) of the annual Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour, April 11 (today) through Sunday, April 13. See wild artists in their native habitat. Thanks to Caroline Mead at the […]

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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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Layoffs at Cloud Cap send 25 workers scrambling for other gigs in UAS sector

Cloud Cap Technology, one of Hood River’s tech-sector success stories, is reported to have laid off about 25 percent of its work force on Monday. Dan Coulom, public relations manager, confirmed that the layoff affected 25 positions. “UTC Aerospace Systems reviews its business plan regularly to ensure that our units around the world are staffed […]

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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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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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A full platter of newsy hors d’oeuvres to whet your weekend appetite …

The noisy giant of the snack food world — Frito-Lay — is quietly taking the fight to the quiet Hood-River-based giant of Northwest Mexican food products, Juanita’s Fine Foods. Interesting story in the Vancouver, Columbian, about the stealth effort to create a new tortilla chip line packaged and branded in a fashion designed to borrow […]


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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