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Mid Valley news: Mercado del Valle to open in June

It’s been long rumored that a farmers market was coming to Odell … sometime. This summer, the Gorge Grown Mercado del Valle (Valley Market) becomes a reality.

Pet of the Week: Brownie is ‘15 pounds of pure sweetness’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Brownie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

Poster contest for Fusion event underway

The White Salmon Arts Council is offering $250 for the poster design selected for this year’s Art and Wine Fusion. This is the 10th annual Fusion event in White Salmon, scheduled for Saturday, July 26.

Analemma opens in Mosier

Mosier is now home to one of the Columbia Gorge’s newest wineries.

Klickitat County offers scenic aid

As a backlog-busting move, Klickitat County proposed that its planners do the legwork for scenic area applications in the county, and hand over completed paperwork for Gorge Commission planners to sign off on. It is the county’s response to a request from the Gorge Commission last fall to have Klickitat County provide resources to the Gorge Commission to ease a growing backlog of land use applications from the county.

Commission says yes to dispensary moratorium

Six-month medical marijuana dispensary ban gets unanimous approval from Hood River County Board of Commissioners

Like the Hood River City Council the week before, the Hood River County Board of Commissioners made a unanimous vote during its Monday night meeting on an emergency ordinance that would place a temporary moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Logsdon ale wins national Belgian honor

Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Brewery received a gold medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup Competition held in Denver Colo. Awards were presented April 12 and brewer David Logsdon brought home the top honor for Cerasus (Sarah-soos) in the Belgian Style Ale category, out of 54 other entries.

Mosier, Corvallis, Portland cideries share ‘Hard-Pressed’ top honors

Here are the results of the first ever Hard-Pressed Cider Fest awards, held April 12 at Mt. Defiance Fruit in Odell:

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Mis-mash: Local brewers beef about FDA’s spent grain restrictions

New law could hamper practice of using spent grain as cow feed

Since Full Sail first opened in 1987, the Hood River brewery has a found a win-win-win situation for how to dispose of its spent grain that’s left over at the end of a brew’s mashing process.

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Rep. Mark Johnson stumps for education, criticizes Salem’s

Mark Johnson called his Thursday talk to Hood River Rotary “the good, bad and the ugly.”

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Can artificial glaciers be grown on Mount Hood?

Watershed Group meets Tuesday

A pioneering method of bringing more ice on the north side of Mount Hood will be the topic of the Hood River Watershed Group’s meeting on Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the OSU Extension meeting room, 2990 Experiment Station Road, Hood River (turn north just after Your Party and Rental Center).

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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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

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.

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