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‘Before I Die’ encourages reflection

“Before I Die” walls have sprouted up throughout the Gorge over the last three summers, first appearing in Mosier, then in The Dalles and now near the corner of Sixth and Oak in Hood River.

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Pet of the Week: Jack is ‘full of energy and fun’

Jack has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s about a year old, and just discovering how great the life of a dog can be!

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Downtown streets closed for First Friday

Library celebrates Friday with ‘Star Wars’ party

Nearly six years ago, Hood River County’s three public libraries in Hood River, Cascade Locks, and Parkdale closed. Thanks to a vote of the people, those libraries reopened on July 1, 2011, as an independent special district. Hood River County Library District invites the community to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the libraries’ reopening at its “Star Wars birthday party” on Friday, July 1, 5-7 p.m., in the Georgiana Smith Memorial Gardens.

Cascade Locks Council seeks Nestlé traffic solutions

The City of Cascade Locks is still considering a Nestlé water bottling plant, but concerns over truck congestion have spurred city officials to ask the multinational corporation for an alternative traffic plan.

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Railroad to replace bolts after Mosier derailment

PORTLAND — Union Pacific Railroad said it will replace a type of bolt on its track that led to a fiery oil train derailment in Mosier on June 3.

Windermere holds annual food drive

Windermere In an effort to provide hunger relief throughout the Columbia River Gorge, Windermere Glenn Taylor Real Estate is holding its annual food drive through July 15 in order to stock up local pantries for the summer.

Fresh Start begins class series for home cooks

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program is offering a series of six cooking classes for home cooks.

‘Operation Dry Water’ this weekend

The Marine Board and law enforcement from 32 counties and the Oregon State Police will be participating in Operation Dry Water during the weekend of June 24-26 as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence of intoxicants (BUII).

The Next Door marks 45 years

Local agency celebrates decades of changing lives

Think back in time to the year 1971. The Vietnam War was dividing the country. Young people turned to drugs to numb their fear and confusion while their parents anxiously watched the fast-paced social changes that were occurring. The Beatles had gone their separate ways.

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County begins hearings on marijuana business ordinance

Marijuana rules came before Hood River County Planning Commission on Wednesday, the first in a series of hearings deciding local regulations on the cannabis industry in unincorporated parts of the county.

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Oregon Trail Tea Time

The Hood River Valley Evening Garden Club hosted this year’s Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs Convention June 13-16 at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn — the first time in more than a decade the state convention has been hosted by a Hood River club.

‘Art in the Gorge’ show in Hood River July 1-3

Eighteen local artists will host a weekend gallery and sale at Venue 301 (formerly the Butler Bank Building), 301 Oak St., Hood River, July 1-3.

HR County moves toward affordable housing tool

Hood River County decided Monday to pursue a new affordable housing tool ushered in by an inclusionary zoning bill.

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Tum-A-Lum ‘timber’

Michael DeHart of The Dalles and his sons enjoy a suspenseful game of lumber “Jenga” Saturday at the 110th anniversary and grand-reopening celebration at Hood River Tum-A-Lum on Highway 35. Brandon, left, and Kaden, center, watch as James s-l-l-l-o-o-o-w-w-ly removes a piece of wood in hopes the entire pile stays upright. The trick is to then place that chunk on top without felling the stack

Ken Meidell named new CEO at Dakine

Altamont Capital Partners has announced the appointment of Ken Meidell to the position of CEO at Dakine.

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