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Museum director fired, HR Heritage Council seeking replacement

The Hood River County Museum is once again without an executive — the museum director was terminated the Friday before last.

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Tribal runners join Nestlé protest in CL

Runners from Oregon tribal advocacy groups trekked from as far as Eugene to Cascade Locks over the weekend in protest of Nestlé’s proposed bottling plant.

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Traffic Jam: first the cruise, then the show

WAAAM hosts annual antique vehicle display; look for a cruise through town this Friday night

Come on out July 11 to the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum to enjoy all sorts of cars, motorcycles, trucks, and more 30 years old or older.

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Signs promote dormant lawns, water conservation

‘For Fish and Farms’

Interested in an easy way to use less water this summer? Consider not watering your lawn.

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Irrigation Limitations: Farmers water district goes to rotation schedule

The FID Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday declaring an emergency authorizing the district to implement water rotation procedures to address drought conditions.

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Dripping, soaking, or just plain going dry

What are large users of water around the county doing to reduce? We called public agencies, and some private, Wednesday and Thursday to find out:

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Sign Safety

ODOT CREWS take down a traffic sign at the intersection of Highways 35 and 30, in front of China Gorge restaurant.

Prevention Dept. partners listed

Here is the full list of recipients of certificates of appreciation from the Hood River County Prevention Program last month:

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Kiters and barge in a river drama

Sam Grotte of White Salmon enjoys taking scenic photos and his close-ups of hummingbirds are true micro-examinations of the world around us.

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Pot legal, selling it’s not

Oregon law allows recreational growth, possession; Hood River dispensaries, police prep for changes

A historic Oregon pot law that passed last November bloomed today — Oregon joins Washington, Colorado and Alaska as the fourth U.S. state that allows recreational marijuana.

The Ale List: Solog Fest returns

The second annual Solog Festival will return to Parkdale on an August date to be announced, said brewer Jason Kahler of one of two breweries involved in the collabora-fest, Solera Brewery of Parkdale and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales of Hood River. Watch The Ale List for details.

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HR Parks District presents Guignard Road park proposal

A new park for the south part of Hood River took one step closer to reality last week.

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Pet of the Week: Joonie is ‘ready for cuddles’

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

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Passions run high at Nestlé town hall

More than 120 people filled the Cascade Locks City Hall gym Thursday to discuss Nestlé’s proposed bottling plant. Tension mounted as those in favor and opposed raised their voices with comments and questions.

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Marijuana mechanics: What to know about marijuana law change on July 1

The following is now legal under Oregon law: