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City will close Children’s Park playground

Council agrees to adjust parts of bag ordinance

A new thing gets revised and an older thing will be closed.

Cell tower dispute back before county

The conflict over a proposed 100-foot cell tower in west Hood River has resurged.

Hood River City Council will review bag rules

Hood River City Council will consider issuing a proclamation declaring April 1-8 as Sexual Assault Awareness Week. This dovetails with a variety of events in schools and the community planned for early April.

The Ale List: ‘Hop Pursuit’ earns Good Food Awards

Full Sail Hop Pursuit IPA was chosen for the national Good Food Awards for being part of a responsible brewery that pioneers local manufacturing and craftsmanship, reshapes supply chains by sourcing locally grown ingredients, practices resource conservation and supports local communities.

Businesses invited to seek storm loans

Hood River County declared a winter storm emergency for January 2017, and the state declared a statewide emergency Jan. 8-20, 2017.

CGCC holds job fair Saturday

Columbia Gorge Job Fair kicks off on Saturday, March 25 at CGCC in The Dalles.

Two taxes: HR County moves on excise tax, discusses NORCOR bond

A sparse turnout met Hood River County Board of Commissioners’ first hearing on a new construction excise tax.

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‘ChamberShack’

The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner convened Saturday at Divots Restaurant.

Hospice of Gorge seeks volunteers

Providence Hospice of the Gorge is seeking volunteers to provide service to hospice patients and their families. Opportunities include visits to patients, transporting patients to appointments or outings, respite for caregivers, veterans supporting veterans, bereavement support, bedside vigils, and more.

Retired Educators offer scholarship

Mid-Columbia Unit 20 of the Oregon Retired Educators Association is offering at $750 scholarship to a third, fourth or fifth year college student, as of this coming September.

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Study says majority of Oregonians have access to dentists

Support needed to continue improving access to care

A study released on Feb. 28 shows that Oregon has enough dentists now and into the future to address the state’s oral health care needs, but ongoing support is needed for programs that ensure dentists are as easy to find in rural communities as they are in more populated areas.

Veggie Rx: Prescriptions for healthy nutrition

Let’s say you have just spent the last of your month’s budget on rent and are unsure how you will feed your children. While visiting the clinic, you share this concern and your doctor writes you a “Veggie Prescription.” They tell you that you and your family deserve fresh food, and that it is a cornerstone of your health. You are able to purchase whole fruits and vegetables for the first time in ages and something shifts for you and your healthcare provider.

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Closed for Now

Red Carpet Inn, the venerable Cascade Avenue bar at the west edge of Hood River, has closed since Feb. 10 following purchase by Andy von Flotow of Hood River.

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Gorge Owned hosts ‘Cash Mob’ today

Gorge Owned is encouraging locals and tourists to descend on Gorge downtowns and commercial corridors to shop at dozens of participating shops and restaurants, most of whom are offering special sales or promotions for the occasion, and numerous raffle or door prizes for shoppers, on Saturday, March 18.

WS Library book sale this weekend

This year’s annual book sale, hosted by the Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library, will be Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19.

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