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Pies, Prizes and Profits

HREC’s annual meeting celebrates success By Drew Myron From pies to prizes to profit, the news was good at Hood River Electric Cooperative’s 72nd annual meeting March 15. The yearly gathering is a family- friendly event that provides members with a state-of- the-cooperative report and an opportunity to elect directors to the board. Addressing a […]

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Adventures in Innkeeping

Fifteen years after buying Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, Steve and Mary Pellegrini revel in seasonal variety By Stu Watson Benjamin Franklin is credited with observing, “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” Most of Mary and Steve Pellegrini’s guests leave after one night. But unlike many, who have a limited tolerance […]

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Annual Meeting Notice

Please Attend! Hood River Electric Cooperative 72nd Annual Membership Meeting Thursday, March 15, 7 p.m. Community Building, Hood River County Fairgrounds The agenda includes: Election of three directors Operating reports Door prizes Dessert and coffee Hope to see you there! Report of the Nominating Committee We, the Nominating Committee, appointed by the board of directors […]

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Falling for Volcanoes

Parkdale resident follows love of geology to a successful career identifying oil and gas resources By Stu Watson When mountains rumble, Lee Fairchild listens. When volcanoes threaten to explode a column or river of rock, ash, steam and gas at temperatures reaching 1,300 F—and scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey tell any sane person to […]