Hood River, Oregon, Columbia River Gorge
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73rd Annual Membership Meeting

Please Attend! Hood River Electric Cooperative 73rd Annual Membership Meeting Thursday, March 14, 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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A Wander to Whiskey

Couple crafts award-winning spirits at historic Hood River Valley By Drew Myron In the Hood River Valley, in an old red barn filled with wooden barrels, Sasha Muir and Phil Downer stand at the forefront of a growing culinary movement: local, handcrafted, small-batch spirits. Headed by this husband-and-wife team, Wanderback Whiskey is making a mark […]

Gary and Sylvia Groce stand in the front yard with their fully restored 26-ton caboose.
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All Aboard!

A piece of the past finds a new home By Drew Myron Some take pride in their manicured yard, others in a bountiful garden. Gary and Sylvia Groce enjoy a massive lawn ornament: a 26-ton red caboose. Blending family history with quirky novelty, their Pine Grove home boasts a fully restored caboose parked on railroad […]

John Gerstenberger and Libby Calnon
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Goodbye and Hello

As a longtime leader retires, HREC makes history with its first female general manager By Drew Myron John Gerstenberger—an earnest self-starter who rose from surveyor to systems engineer to general manager—retired in July after 32 years of service to Hood River Electric Cooperative. His replacement, Libby Calnon, is the first female general manager in HREC […]

Community Meals, a weekly low-cost hot lunch in Mount Hood, draws 20 to 40 diners from around the area who gather to share good food and lively conversation.
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Hot Lunch Among Friends

Weekly meal brings many—mostly seniors—together for food and friendship By Drew Myron What sounds like a party, tastes delicious and feels like home? The answer is Community Meals at Mt. Hood Town Hall. Every Thursday at 11:30 a.m, the basement of the community center fills with friends, neighbors and homestyle meals. Open to all, Community […]