Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has announced plans to be in the Mid-Columbia for a series of town hall meetings next week. Wyden has town halls planned next Tuesday (April 15) at Hood River Valley High School at 12:15 p.m. and the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles at 3 p.m., next Wednesday (April 16) at 11 a.m. at Condon High School and 2 p.m. at Fossil Charter School, and next Thursday (April 17) at 10:10 a.m. at Sherman Junior/Senior High School. The Fossil town hall will be the 700th Wyden will have held since becoming a Senator in 1996, and was the location of his first that year.
This coming weekend will bring the first appearance of the latest festival to come to the Hood River Valley. The Hard-Pressed Cider Fest is scheduled for Saturday, the first weekend of the three-weekend Blossom Time promotion in the area. Hood River County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mike Glover says they wanted to do something geared toward the Mid-Valley and take advantage of the growing number of hard cider makers in the area along with the Blossom Time marketing already in place. The Cider Fest will take place this Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at Mt. Defiance Cold Storage on 3315 Stadelman Drive. Tickets are $10 dollars and include a commemorative mug and four three-ounce taste tokens, and are available at www.hoodriver.org.
As spring gets underway, forest owners are watching to see if winter cold will help reduce an outbreak of bark beetles in the region. Continue reading “Winter Cold Not Expected To Reduce Bark Beetles” »
A subcommittee chaired by Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden held a hearing on ensuring the security, stability, and freedom of the global Internet. Continue reading “Walden Holds Internet Hearing” »
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will limit the services available to visitors at Roosevelt Park near Roosevelt beginning this month. Continue reading “Roosevelt Park Services To Be Reduced” »
Hood River Valley 7, Gladstone 0: Ryan Ward pitched a one-hitter, striking out six on the way to the Eagles’ fifth victory in six games. Continue reading “April 2 Prep Sports Roundup” »
Wasco County Commissioners voted unanimously to issue a mass gathering permit for the “What The?” music festival to be held at Wolf Run Ranch southwest of Dufur. Continue reading “Commissioners Grant Permit For Festival” »
Two Mid-Columbia residents have been selected to receive regional lifetime achievement awards at the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Awards later this month. Continue reading “Two To Receive Lifetime Volunteer Award” »
Representatives of the private business sector are being sought to take part in the Columbia Gorge Education and Industry Summit coming up in two weeks at the new Fort Dalles Readiness Center on the Columbia Gorge Community College campus in The Dalles. Continue reading “Businesses Sought To Take Part In Summit” »