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Parkdale couple make a mark with creative projects By Drew Myron Not many people have a 28-foot-long potato in their driveway. Or build a house of straw bales. Or reclaim an abandoned sawmill. Meet Chris and Sharolyn Schofield, a creative couple making a mark in Parkdale. Their largest creation is a 13-foot tall, 12,000-pound potato […]

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Living With Gratitude

Parkdale entrepreneur brings community together in giving thanks By Drew Myron In a year marked with death, illness, and isolation, Sara Rose Donahue is determined to find the bright side. “It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude,” she says. “It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.” The Parkdale native is the creator of Gratitude University, a […]

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Trail Keepers

Volunteers build trails—and appreciation—through recreation paradise By Drew Myron Dense forests, dramatic basalt cliffs, majestic river views: The Columbia Gorge is a recreation mecca. Thanks to three volunteer groups, the area’s best—and most popular—trails survive and thrive. While on one of these paths through paradise, recreationists should give a nod to Hood River Area Trail […]

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Lead with a Whisper

Kristin Reese empowers others in supporting role Story and photos by Drew Myron Everyone loves Kristin Reese, but she doesn’t want to hear it. Though she has earned awards, fellowships, and adoration from area youth, Kristin turns from attention. “Oh, I don’t want to talk about me,” she says, in a practiced pivot. “I want […]

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Annual Meeting October 8, 2020

Hood River Electric Cooperative will hold its 74th Annual Member Meeting on October 8, 2020. Come to our office between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to cast your vote for directors and to pick up your annual meeting gift. Then, join us online at 6:00 p.m. for a Zoom streaming video meeting to hear the […]