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Pet of the week: Macguyver is a quick learner

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Macguyver as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s a beautiful Red Heeler mix, about a year old and weighing 40 pounds. He was a stray with no manners and was quite a handful, but after just one day, the boy has learned to walk like a super-savvy dog, with a soft leash, and right by your side. In fact, he thinks his name is really “Good Boooooyyy!”

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Leaders graduate from Gorge Tourism Studio

Gorge Tourism Studio Committee members have received their graduation certificates as "Outstanding Tourism Community Leaders."

Planning commission settles on cell tower rules

A rule set for cell towers goes back to Hood River County Board of Commissioners later this month.

The Ale List: Dan Peterson starts Ferment, plans HR brewery

Dan Peterson of Hood River is the microbiology-trained brains and brawn behind Ferment, one of Oregon’s newest breweries, and a unique one.

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Down goes Expo Center

Excavator jaws bite into Hood River Expo Center on the waterfront.

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Cascade Locks Council meets Monday on water measure

Cascade Locks considering a resolution opposing 14-55, the Nestlé-blocking voter measure.

Donovan receives UO historic preservation award

Sally Donovan of Hood River, a longtime Oregon-based cultural resource specialist and photographer, will be honored next month with the 2016 George McMath Historic Preservation Award, at the University of Oregon in Portland. The award is presented by the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. The luncheon, open to the public, will be May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Event Room, White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St.

Gorge Networks turns up first home fiber customer

After three years of continuous work on a city-wide fiber network, Gorge Networks connected its first residential Fiber to the Home (FTTH) customer in February. Two new residential developments in Hood River can now access infrastructure that provides internet speeds of up to 1 gigabyte (download and upload).

Gorge-Us Photography sets up studio

Gorge-Us Photography has recently opened a studio in downtown Hood River and celebrated with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Tuesday.

Venue 301 hosts wedding fair

Venue 301 at 301 Oak Street is putting on an event it calls “Craft Your Wedding” for marriage-minded folks, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Tofurky’s ‘Animal Hero’

Animal Hero Kids, Inc., a global charity promoting kindness and empowering youth to be compassionate, surprised local Tofurky founder, Seth Tibbott, last week with an Animal Hero Kids Compassionate Entrepreneur award.

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Short term rental question heads to City Council

‘Feel free’ to comment again, planning director says Monday

The protracted and controversial work of short term rental (STRs) regulations moves from the appointed Planning Commission to the elected City Council.

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WAAAM Second Saturday ‘all about Fords’ April 9

At the April 9 Second Saturday event, the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will feature Fords.