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Repair work to begin on Benson Bridge

Repairs on the historic Benson Bridge at Multnomah Falls are scheduled to begin this week. The bridge suffered damage from a rock fall that occurred early in the morning Jan. 9. Catworks Construction, a construction company from Battle Ground, Wash., was awarded the contract for repairs and plans to complete the project by Memorial Day weekend.

City Council not moving forward with moratorium

Medical marijuana dispensaries will not face ban in Hood River

Medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed to operate inside the Hood River city limits after the city council decided Monday night it wasn’t interested in pursuing a medical marijuana moratorium.

‘Traditional’ Blossom Weekend

Hood River valley events April 18-20 bring good sights, sounds, and flavors

Plants for sale, desserts and fruit to sample, music to listen to, pancakes to eat are just a few examples of what’s in store this weekend with Hood River Blossom Festival, in its second weekend for 2014 throughout the Hood River valley.

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Easter egg hunt returns Saturday at Jackson Park

The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt and Safety Fair will be held Saturday, April 19, at Jackson Park.

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Hard-Pressed a resounding success

Gauging the success of a first-ever event can be “a bit of a crapshoot,” says Mike Glover, executive director of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce. Will people show up? Will the weather cooperate? Will people enjoy themselves

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Great day for a race as e-cars spin around downtown course

HRV senior Adam McCaw leads regional series

Adam McCaw of Hood River positioned himself for regional electric car dominance with his win Saturday in the 13th annual race in downtown Hood River.

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HRV baseball ready for a fresh start

Eagles close pre-season with tough outing vs. Bend

The Hood River Valley varsity baseball team was hoping to rise to the occasion in a home doubleheader Saturday against one of the best Class 5A teams in the state: the No. 2-ranked Bend Lava Bears. The Eagles (6-7) struggled through both games, however, as the Bears lengthened their winning streak from five to seven with 12-1 and 10-2 blowouts over the Eagles.

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HRV lax makes it five straight

With just three seconds remaining in the final quarter and a six-goal lead, the Hood River Valley varsity boys lacrosse team had already sealed the home win Monday night against Newberg.

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FitzSimons flies to National titles

When Sean FitzSimons entered the U.S.A. Snowboard and Freeski Association National Championship this year, it was the fourth time the 13-year-old snowboarder from Hood River competed in the event.

Kaleidescope: Firefighters gain in-house knowledge, as structure is torched in west Hood River neighborhood

A rare practice burn in a Hood River residential neighborhood recently gave firefighters from several Hood River County agencies the chance to practice hose handling techniques and other interior and exterior strategies for suppressing a house fire.

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Tax-Aide Credit: AARP, IRS honor Marilyn Wall for 30 years as volunteer

Marilyn Wall’s is a life with taxes, and she likes it.

Service announcement for April 16

John Neill

Death notices for April 16

Daniel Wallenmeyer, Donald Billson

Sports briefs for April 12

Boys tennis slips by Benson Tech; HRVHS Nordic skier excels in Jr. Nationals; Men’s Golf Assc. holds first 2014 tournament; HR 12U baseball shows offensive strength; Horizon beats HRV frosh on Totaro homer

Outdoor News: Is PowerBait N’ Worms for Trout the best?

I caught my first trout on a worm, but learned the “magic of lures” after out-fishing my uncle and his secret “red” worms by trolling a “coach dog” colored FlatFish. Still, bait remains a standby for many anglers because it’s a consistent producer. There are two bait choices that dominate the market, with prepared bait (called PowerBait) and worms topping the list.

Bonneville pool sturgeon seasons announced

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington have approved summer fishing seasons for catching and keeping sturgeon and a new sturgeon spawning sanctuary in the Columbia River upstream of Bonneville Dam.

Police Log for April 12

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River March 24-30.

Sheriff Log for April 12

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River March 30-April 6.

Peace Village ‘adult day camp’ scheduled April 26

Columbia Gorge Peace Village hosts an Adult Day Camp April 26 from 1-5:30 p.m. at Bethel UCC, White Salmon. It is based on the concept that “there’s a different story of who we are meant to be than the one that our current culture is telling us,” according to organizer Erika Rench.

Sullenger resigns from CL Port Commission

Scot Sullenger has resigned from his position on the Cascade Locks Port Commission, leaving the remaining commissioners to search for his replacement.