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Port open house sheds light on Lot 1 plans

An open house held Tuesday by the Port of Hood River rolled out new plans for Lot 1, the final remaining undeveloped parcel on the waterfront.

’Clean Campus Project’ kicks off at CGCC

The Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Columbia Gorge Community is asking for help in the upkeep of Hood River campus.

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Pool cues: maintenance done, facility will reopen on Monday

Hood River Aquatic Center will reopen Monday morning following a week’s maintenance, as happens every September.

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Eagle Honor Court inducts a record 8

On Sept. 18, Boy Scout Troop 282, sponsored by the Hood River Lions Club, will hold a Court of Honor in recognition of eight outstanding young men.

‘Mystery Guests’ highlight 2015 Cemetery Tales program

Here’s who’s who for 6th annual historical tour Sept. 25-27 at Idlewilde

“Cemetery Tales” returns Sept. 25-27 to Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River.

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Pet of the week: Angelina is a playful, happy girl

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

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Cascade Locks appoints new councilor

Council considers electric rate hike

The Cascade Locks City Council is six-strong once again.

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Annual Pear Celebration Sept. 19-20

The annual Hood River County Pear Celebration will take place along the Fruit Loop Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20. It’s the time of year when the farm stands and businesses share the full bounty of the Hood River Valley.

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Hurried harvest, but time for pie

Parkdale weigh station operator treats fruit truck drivers to slice of homemade

At Diamond Fruit in Parkdale, the busiest fruit delivery day is also the tastiest.

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Concerning cannabis: HR city, county leaders discuss ‘changing landscape’

Local leaders mulled over marijuana and its effect on youth at a community conversation Thursday at Mid Valley Elementary School in Odell.

Hood River City Council moves toward marijuana tax vote

Monday’s actions also bring adoption of housing strategy

City Council on Monday formalized its strategy on affordable housing, though official changes on the issue are months away, and took one step closer to a decision on potential taxation of marijuana sales — an action it cannot formally move on until 2016.

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‘Wicked Crazy’: Crazy Pepper to become mixed Japanese and Mexican restaurant

Crazy Pepper Cantina and Mexican Restaurant has changed hands. But the new owner, Tommy Ogawa, plans to keep the “crazy” intact by stirring the restaurant’s traditional Latin American cuisine with a new twist: freshly prepared Japanese sushi and burgers.

The Ale List: Hops Fest on Sept. 26 is just one part of fall’s fresh hops fervor

Hops Fest happens Sept. 26 but it is far from the only new thing happening, fresh hops or otherwise, in this beer-centric burg.

Sept. 19 Pig Bowl will benefit two Gorge families

A 5-year-old girl and woman battling cancer will be the recipients of proceeds from the 13th Pig Bowl competition on Saturday, Sept. 19.

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Planners hear feedback on farm zoning update

Dozens crowded into the Hood River County Board of Commissioners meeting room Wednesday to take part in a Planning Commission hearing addressing a countywide farm use zoning update.