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Columbia Center offers Summer Arts class scholarships

A Giving Tuesday community fundraiser by Columbia Center for the Arts has enabled it to offer 15 full scholarships to children in need of financial assistance to attend an art class this summer.

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Moro: Azure weed plan takes root

Social media, the tailgate, and neighboring farm methods

Sherman County residents expressed anger Wednesday not only about Azure Farms, Inc., violating local and state weed control laws, but urging a social media uprising against enforcement action.

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Morrison Park debate spotlights dual needs of open space, land for housing

Monday will likely bring the last word on the proposed Lot 700, aka Morrison Park re-zone, as city council is scheduled to deliberate after hearing one more piece of testimony.

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Speaking ‘Gorge’

Jesse Brownlee, right, of Half Wild in Home Valley, Wash., brainstorms at “We Speak the Gorge” hospitality training Monday at the Cascade Locks Port pavilion with Barrett LaMont, left, of Cascade Locks Museum, Brenda Wood of Locks Dogs and Treats, and City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman.

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Next Door names volunteer of the year

Dr. Margaret Koenig has been named The Next Door’s 2016-2017 Volunteer of the Year. She was presented with her award at a recent board of directors meeting at The Next Door’s Hood River office.

El Mercado returns to Odell

Mercado del Valle is one of three farmers’ markets in the Columbia Gorge region managed by Gorge Grown Food Network, and it returns to its downtown Odell location June 1. Like last year, the market will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 4-7 p.m., ending Aug. 19.

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Care to Adopt?

Mike Hendricks and other Hood River Adopt-A-Dog volunteers held a meet-and-greet on May 5 during First Friday, introducing prospective pet owners to dogs currently under the care of the shelter, located in Odell

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Leos’ Saturday

Leos and Hood River Speech and Debate students sort cans and bottles May 6 during the monthly Leos container drive on the Heights.

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Artist Collective opens

Columbia River Artist Collective holds its grand opening during First Friday, May 5.

‘Connect to Your Cause’ scheduled on June 4

Care to “connect to your cause”?

HR native retires after 41 years in fire service

Battalion Chief Jeff Cooper of Hood River retired on Sunday, April 30 from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue after nearly 37 years of service with the district.

CASA raffles playhouse

The Fifth Annual Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Playhouse Raffle is on now and this year’s house reflects a clean, classic cottage design.

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May 13 food drive

U.S. Postal Service Carrier Brad Heilman walks his beat on the Heights Thursday, and he was delivering more than mail: on his belt are yellow bags that carriers are leaving for patrons to fill with non-perishable food donations.

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Art of Flight: Artist, WAAAM help students

“Everything you see in here flies.”

‘Hear in the Gorge’ podcast May 17

Gorge Owned will celebrate the launch of Hear in the Gorge, an audio companion to GO's acclaimed Sense of Place lecture series May 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

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