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County approves Mt. Hood Meadows park and ride

Opponent plans appeal of Mt. Hood project

Hood River County has approved a ski resort’s park and ride planned for the community of Mt. Hood, but the lead opponent of the project has already announced she intends to appeal the decision.

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Pear, apple pie bakers join in ‘Eat Dessert First’ street party for Helping Hands

The umbrellas kept the rain away and a pie baking tradition returned after a six-year hiatus Saturday in downtown Hood River.

Doctors start work in Hood River

Jeffrey Pulk at Cascade Eye; Nic Buser at Summit Family

The newest eye doctor at Cascade Eye Center had the goal of finding a great place to work and live.

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Halloween haunted house unlikely this year

Organizer of popular production cites time, money, lack of location as reasons

Hood River Fire and EMS Lieutenant Paul Henke loves scaring children.

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Crush caps off a great grape-growing season

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, the leaves are beginning to turn colors, and snows are slowly creeping from their summer homes on mountain summits down the rocky slopes of the Cascades.

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Mark Nilsson finds distinctive style in mixing it up, credits community with success

Taking a tour of Hood River is like taking a tour of Mark Nilsson’s artwork. And after 20 years in town, he’s created quite a bit of it.

Apply soon for 2015 ‘Rain’ show

Columbia Center for the Arts asks artist to look to familiar weather for inspiration for the October 2015 “RAIN: an Exhibition,” celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s iconic phenomenon.

Discovery Center hosts ‘Vintage Evening’ auction fundraiser Oct. 4

THE DALLES—Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents “A Vintage Evening – Rock & Roll Sock Hop,” Saturday, Oct. 4. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.

The making of the calendar

Photographer Peter Marbach branches out, in more ways than one, with scenic calendar produced in a new partnership with Columbia Gorge Press

New views of old favorites.

White Salmon planning to lease property to pot retailer

The White Salmon City Council is considering a lease agreement for a section of the city-owned park-and-ride off of State Route 14 with Esverdeado, an applicant for a license to sell recreational marijuana.

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New location for one of town’s oldest businesses

After 85 years downtown, Sheppard’s plans to relocate to new waterfront locale

Farm and orchard equipment retailer Sheppard’s has been at its location near the corner of First and State streets in downtown Hood River since the beginning of the Great Depression, but it appears it’s time for a change.

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County considering extending medical marijuana moratorium

Public hearing scheduled for Oct. 13

The end of a six-month moratorium on the siting of medical marijuana facilities in Hood River County is rapidly approaching and the county will soon hold a public hearing on whether it wants to extend that ban.

‘Eat Dessert First’ event Saturday invites bakers and pie lovers

It’s so close you can almost taste it.

Sewage issues shut down CGCC Indian Creek Campus, classes back in session Monday

A sewer pump failure Thursday evening at the Columbia Gorge Community College Indian Creek campus in Hood River resulted in the closure of the campus to faculty, staff, and students on Friday.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Polo is ‘a gem’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Polo as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows: