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GTA hosts Feb. 25 forum on technology, community

Many social theorists agree that community life has been transformed by communications technologies. Is community disappearing or strengthening as we gaze at smartphones, video games, online movies, and web pages? How do these technologies both connect and disconnect us? Where online do we engage deeply with friends, family, and neighbors alike?

Clink! A Taste of Oregon exhibit visits History Museum

Celebrate the wonders of Oregon wine and the people who make it possible in Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine, a traveling exhibition curated by the Oregon Historical Society in collaboration with local history organizations and industry leaders.

Oil train issue is heating up again

Report shows increased oil going through the Gorge

The focus on oil trains running through the Gorge has largely remained on the Washington side, where the vast majority of crude, particularly coming from the Bakken formation in North Dakota, enters the National Scenic area.

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New Business Profile: On the Heights, Tropicali Fruit satisfies ‘cravings’ for Mexico

Alfonso and Sylvia Delgadillo have enjoyed a steady stream of loyal customers since opening Tropicali Fruit, their Heights-area business serving Mexican-inspired fresh fruit cups, smoothies, juices and sorbets.

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Drug dog goes from Shelter to Sheriff

Luke patrols with Deputy Travis Paulsen

One of the newest additions to the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office has already been making a name for himself around the department, helping deputies make drug bust after drug bust — and looking pretty adorable in the process.

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Hook project provides great new river access

Should be done by the end of the month

A welcomed addition to the Hood River Waterfront is quickly taking shape, and with a finish date of the end of February, the new river access at the west end of the Hook will be ready for windsurfers, kayakers and stand-up-paddlers who come out of the woodwork in droves as winter winds down and the river-recreation season rapidly approaches.

Columbia Gorge gluten free baker uses chemistry background

At the age of 17, Teresa Langen received some devastating news regarding her favorite hobby.

BNSF plans to spend $189 million on Washington railways this year

BNSF Railway Company announced last Friday that it plans to spend about $189 million this year on capital improvements and system maintenance in Washington.

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Darren Nichols resigns as Gorge Commission executive director

Will take job in Seattle in April after three years with Gorge Comission

Columbia River Gorge Commission executive director Darren Nichols will leave the Commission in April to take on a new role as the Associate Director of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center in Seattle.

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Funland finale?

Rasmussens will sell famed Pine Grove destination farm

For Lynn and Dollie Rasmussen, 2015 will be a landmark year, but without the land.

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Caregiver accused of stealing patient’s money over a period of years

A Hood River caregiver is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after allegedly stealing well over $10,000 from a female patient of hers over a period of three years.

Small Business Showcase March 13

Small Business Showcase returns March 13 to a new location – Butler Bank Building, 301 Oak St.

‘Destination Weddings’ magazine debuts this week

A new Hood River-based publication hits the stands this week. Destination Weddings: Columbia River Gorge is a full-size magazine dedicated to the growing wedding industry in the Gorge.

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‘Pass the Pig’ happens Tuesday

High school FFA chapter raises funds

National FFA week is Feb. 15-22 this year and the Hood River Valley FFA Chapter has several activities planned at the local level. The first activity in the community is the “Pass The Pig” fundraiser, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17 beginning at 9 a.m.

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Vaccine exemptions jeopardizing ‘herd immunity’ in local schools

The state of Oregon has the highest percentage in the U.S. of people seeking non-medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations and new data shows that some schools in Hood River County are above that already high state average.