County adopts cell tower rules

County decides rules for where cell towers should go and how high they should rise.

Helping Hands thanks its helping hands

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time devoted to increasing awareness of the pressing problem of sexual assault. One sexual assault occurs every two minutes, according to Executive Director Stephanie Irving of Helping Hands Against Violence, which provides shelter and other services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Cascade Locks Port nears decision on bridge toll hike

Crossing Bridge of the Gods may become more expensive for tourists this summer.

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Vancouver Port gives oil terminal backers more time

Backers of a proposed Columbia River terminal have been granted more time to get permits.

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Pendleton Midnight Whisky receives 2016 Ultimate Spirits award

Hood River Distillers, Inc. earned the top recommendation of “extraordinary” from the 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge for its Pendleton Midnight Whisky.

Celebrate ‘Independent Bookstore Day’ with local authors

Waucoma Bookstore will host local authors for a book signing to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 30 at the bookstore, located at 212 Oak St., Hood River.

Free communication disorder screenings available in May

During “May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month,” Play Works Gorge Children’s Therapies will offer free speech and language screenings for the Hood River community.

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Pet of the week: Bogie is ‘super star at the shelter’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Bogie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.

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‘Rallying point’ Cider Fest sells out

Last weekend’s third Annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, a Hood River County Chamber of Commerce event, drew approximately 3,000 people to the Odell fruit packing district. The family-friendly celebration was full of cider-seeking locals and visitors from open to close, according to event coordinator Ashley Huckaby May.

The Ale List: Gorge Brewers hold tap takeover April 20

Tarwater Tavern on Jewett in White Salmon hosts a tap takeover by 11 breweries in Breweries in the Gorge, 5 p.m. on April 20.

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420 Famous

Gorge Green Cross, a marijuana dispensary at 602 Oak St., was featured in April’s issue of Oregon Leaf cannabis trade magazine.

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Flammable, but not oil

Mt. Hood Railroad stores ‘mostly’ empty propane cars on upper valley tracks

Black railcars stowed on the tracks from Hood River to Mount Hood may resemble oil trains, but fire officials say they’re actually storage cars that formerly held propane and other raw chemicals.

Planning Commission upholds Windmaster tower approval

A 100-foot cell tower was re-approved this week at Windmaster Corner, behind HRVHS' baseball field.

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Hood River officials urge Vancouver port to reject oil terminal

Hood River elected leaders and environmental advocates on Tuesday called for the Port of Vancouver to end its lease on a proposed Columbia River oil terminal.

Gem documentary gets Oregon Premiere April 21

By traveling to East Africa searching out the finest colored gemstones, Ken Apland of Apland Jewelers has had the opportunity to help local communities in Kenya and Tanzania. While many jewelers wait for gem dealers to come to their store, Apland goes straight to the source — this not only provides access to gemstone rough directly from the mine but also provides much needed business for local miners.