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Fruit fly fight begins in TD, Mosier

Cherry Fruit Fly models developed by Oregon State University indicate that the pest emerged in The Dalles this month.

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El Mercado seeks vendors for 2016 season

The Mercado del Valle, the farmers’ market and vibrant community gathering space in Odell will host its opening day of the 2016 season on Thursday, June 2, from 4-7 p.m. and will continue every first and third Thursday until September 15 in downtown Odell.

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HRVAC honors Suzanne VanOrman

Outgoing Hood River Valley Adult Center (HRVAC) Interim Executive Director Suzanne VanOrman was the honored guest at Wednesday’s senior center luncheon.

Next Door honors foster parents

On May 10, The Next Door honored foster parents for their commitment to providing safe places for youth to live while in the Treatment Services Program.

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Hood River Farmers’ Market opens May 7

The Hood River Farmers’ Market enjoyed a sunny opening day May 7 at its new location at the Fifth and Columbia parking lot, located across from Full Sail Brewing Company.

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Dakine center leaves The Dalles

About 25 to 30 local jobs will be lost when the Dakine warehouse in The Dalles closes, sending that function to a facility in California.

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New road comes to life in CL Port business park

Northeast Columbia Gorge Way is almost finished. An infrastructure project by the Port of Cascade Locks, the new road will serve industrial tenants in the port’s business park — completion is slated by the end of May.

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Pet of the Week: Susie is a delight

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

Two WAAAM Flight Scholarships awarded

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) announces the winners of the 2014 and 2015 Flight Scholarship awards: Hood River High School senior Michael Guzman and Horizon Christian School junior William Decker.

Hood River City Council asks for temporary freeze on new short term rentals

The short term rental question may be put on pause.

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Legal munchies: Retail sales of marijuana edibles, extracts begin in June

Marijuana dispensaries in Oregon will be allowed to sell limited amounts of edibles and other pot-based products to retail customers, starting June 2.

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Mt. Hood Town Hall begins kitchen renovations

After two years of fundraising, The Mt. Hood Town Hall Association has embarked on a complete renovation of the old kitchen in the community center along Highway 35 in Mount Hood. The association is the volunteer non-profit group which has been coordinating the restoration of the 101-year-old schoolhouse since 1988 and now manages the building for classes, events and activities.

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BBBS pool party at Aquatic Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Columbia Gorge hosted its annual pool party on Sunday, April 17 at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

Elks chose Emmons, Muñoz as March ‘Students of the Month’

Denali Emmons and Blanca Muñoz, seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Elks Students of the Month for the month of March. Each student received a check for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting.

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