Tag Archives: Oregonian

Library closure gets Oregonian editorial attention … and other news of note

22 Jul

Check the editorializing of the Oregonian about Hood River’s distinction as the only county in Oregon to currently have no operating public library…

P.S. Save Our Library committee meeting, Monday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on Tucker Road. Gary Rains of Rains Marketing will present the results of his poll of Hood River voters. Campaign organization is taking shape. Want to get involved? Contact Heather Staten or at 541-490-5225.

CenterPointe Community Bank reports profit …

The Columbia Gorge Community College board has agreed to ask voters for bonding authority that would let the college capture $8 million in appropriated funding from the state, and begin work on a workforce innovation center in The Dalles and planning for expansion of the Hood River campus…

Note from Amanda Goeke about grand opening celebration Saturday, July 24, at the new Volcanic Bottle Shoppe. “We’ll begin the celebration at 3pm with free food (cookout in the beer garden) and free music by Spruce, and we’ll keep on celebrating until everybody leaves (but at least through 9pm). We have 5 beers on draft, over 125 types of bottled beer, and almost 50 types of wine (and some na stuff like specialty sodas). We’d love to see you there, so I hope you can make it at some point during the day.” The Volcanic Bottle Shoppe is at 1410 12th St. in Hood River, 541.436.1226

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Allstate to add insurance agency in Hood River

23 May

As if Steve Nybroten didn’t have enough on his plate — owner of Postal Annex, operator of the Gorge distributorship for The Oregonian — he tells me he’s now planning to open an Allstate Insurance agency on the Heights. When? Sometime in July, is his best current guess. He’ll take over service of some existing customers from The Dalles area, and start adding to that. No plans to bail on the Postal Annex store, but he has been looking to sell the newspaper distributorship. Any early birds out there?