City plans major W. May project

This summer, west May Street, Hood River’s main east west collector, will undergo significant changes to pedestrian and vehicle access.

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‘Pleased about the road map’

Interview with Mayor Blackburn, second of 2 parts

Paul Blackburn jokes that he is “seven for seven” in elections — the most recent being Mayor of Hood River in November 2014. He was elected to city council in 2004.

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Hood River Pedestrian Bridge to be closed March 26- 27 for upgrades

The Port of Hood River has announced that the Hood River Pedestrian Bridge, spanning the Hood River from the Spit access road to the History Museum lawn, will be closed for two full days March 26 and 27.

Local Farmers’ Markets seeking new vendors

Spring is in the air and farmers’ market season is just around the corner. There are 9 markets throughout the Gorge preparing to open in the coming months and they need more vendors. People with backyard garden surplus, a few extra dozen eggs, cut flowers, jams and more are a wonderful addition to the market. It can be as simple as harvesting the plums from the tree in your yard and selling them at your local market one week.

Staff Management series starts March 31

Join a network of food and beverage entrepreneurs for a 3-part series on staff management.

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‘Mayor for all of us’: Interview with Paul Blackburn

Paul Blackburn jokes that he is “seven for seven” in elections — the most recent being Mayor of Hood River in November 2014. He was elected to city council in 2004.

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Gordon Pillon mixes doughnuts with vehicle repair

Gordon Pillon aims for 100 percent customer satisfaction at Expertec Automotive Repair, located on the Heights at 1802 12th Street.

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College board member calls for CGCC president Toda to resign

Stu Watson cites poor leadership but his motion gets no second

Columbia Gorge Community College board member Stu Watson called for CGCC president Dr. Frank Toda to step down on Tuesday.

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County approves Punchbowl plans

County commissioners authorized an application for a state grant to create a public park at Punchbowl Falls Thursday night.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Phoebe’s small size hides a big dog

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

Retired Educators offer scholarship

Mid-Columbia Unit 20 of the Oregon Retired Educators Association is offering a $750 scholarship to a third, fourth or fifth year college student as of this coming September, who aspires to become a teacher and is attending an Oregon school.

White Salmon orders downtown lot owner to abate dangerous properties

The City of White Salmon has issued an enforcement letter to the owner of two lots on the south side of downtown Jewett Boulevard to abate the dangerous conditions and public nuisances that exist on the properties.

Dry winter prompts discussion on water use ordinance for Bingen

The Bingen City Council is considering an ordinance that would make overuse of water in circumstances of drought or water shortage punishable by fine or even jail time.

Break stress ‘ripples’

Local physician Joins effort to press State for gun safety regulations

Retired emergency room physician Bonnie New took to Salem Tuesday, proposing tighter gun safety measures to the Oregon legislature. Of the ten Oregon doctors who spoke to state leaders on March 16, she was the only one from Hood River.

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Clink! exhibit offers wine tastings

Enjoy local wines, listen to music, and soak up some Oregon history as The Hood River History Museum hosts a special traveling exhibit, “Clink!” on the history of wine in Oregon.