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El Mercado del Valle comes to Odell Thursday

El Mercado del Valle, Gorge Grown Food Network’s farmers’ market and community gathering space in Odell, returns Thursday, June 16 from 4-7 p.m. on Atkinson Drive in downtown Odell. That’s right: a new time and location near the landmark Odell Methodist Church.

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Home at Last partners with Opportunity Connections

Home at Last Humane Society, 200 River Road, The Dalles, is providing work experience for job seekers from Opportunity Connections, a Hood River-based group serving those with developmental disabilities.

Good works and gratitude

Volunteers in Action; Hood River Youth Lacrosse Board

“We are amazed and humbled by the overwhelming support for Good Neighbor Saturday,” said Anna Williams, manager of the Providence Volunteers in Action group.

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Thanks to Osborne-Lohr

Kateri Osborne-Lohr receives a parting gift from Superintendent Dan Goldman.

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‘Marshmallow’ tipped arrows fly across Waterfront

Arrows flew at Hood River Waterfront Park Saturday and some struck arms or chests, but no harm was done and it was all in good fun.

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HR Lavender receives Certificate of Excellence

Hood River Lavender has announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

HRCSD offers breakfast, lunch this summer

Hood River County School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program and is offering breakfast and lunch at no charge for children ages 1-18 from July 6 to July 27 at the following times:

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Rain damage on cherries ‘Too Soon to Tell’

Frost fans and helicopters, like this one above an orchard in Odell, have been employed the past few days as rains moved through the valley at just the wrong time for cherry growers.

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Fresh Start launches class series for home cooks

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program is offering a series of six cooking classes for home cooks, and one class for kids, beginning Thursday, June 23, with a pasta and ravioli class.

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Wyden debriefs with Mosier firefighters

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., held a private debriefing session Sunday morning with Mosier firefighters about the June 3 oil train derailment in their community.

Rep. Johnson receives housing award

The Oregon Opportunity Network (Oregon ON) has chosen Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) to receive one of the 2016 Housing Champion Awards. As the statewide association for affordable housing and community development nonprofits, Oregon ON selected Johnson because of his support for several housing bills during the 2016 session.

Cascade Locks Port issues ‘Local’ sticker for bridge crossings

The Port of Cascade Locks announces that the new local bridge crossing stickers will be available for distribution beginning at 8 a.m. on June 13.

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Sheared screws blamed in train derailment

The Mosier train derailment was caused when an unknown number of large screws, used to provide extra stabilization to rail ties on curves, sheared off — something a railroad official said he’d never seen before in a derailment.

Tum-A-Lum celebrates grand reopening, 110th anniversary Saturday

Tum-A-Lum hosts its 110th company anniversary Saturday, and grand re-opening celebration for its revamped Hood River store, 408 Highway 35.

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Cascade Locks Council opposes oil trains

Cascade Locks has joined several other Gorge municipalities in opposing crude-by-rail through their city limits.