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City asks comments on carbon

Climate change: HR council takes input on Monday:

A carbon pricing resolution, along with affordable housing, wastewater treatment plan funding, and public art, make for a busy Hood River City Council agenda on Monday.

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Pet of the Week: Rocket the puppy loves tennis balls and snuggle time

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

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New Lyle Hotel owners aim to ‘Make it what it’s meant to be’

It hasn’t been easy, but the Lyle Hotel is back in business.

Hood River County Reads kicks off March 15

Where can people of all ages come together to read the same book, discuss its contents, participate in related activities and even hear it read over the radio?

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Bike donation spokesman wins Gorge Kids’ Soup

The youngest pitch-person came in first in last week’s Kids’ Gorge Kids Soup event.

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Odell landmark reopens with new menu, name

Clems is reopening after a three month closure. The one-time convenience store and deli in downtown Odell is now a restaurant operated by longtime Hood River residents Graciela and Rodolfo Gomez.

First Book grants announced

On January 29, the Hood River First Book Advisory Board awarded the following grants to these literacy programs:

CL Port looks to acquire land near fire hall

Port also considering BOTG toll increases

The Port of Cascade Locks is looking to acquire a county-owned property in the city that the port hopes to use as a site for economic development.

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Longtime planning commissioner Benson retires

Stan Benson has retired after 25 years on the County Planning Commission.

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New Business Profile: Remedy organic juice café opens downtown

There’s a new organic juice and food bar in downtown Hood River.

Local chambers deny participation in travel video, magazine

Chambers of commerce in three areas in the Gorge are advising members that they are not participating or advocating for a private company selling advertising and time slots in a travel video.

ODFW considering 10K-acre land acquisition on Deschutes

In collaboration with the Trust for Public Land (TPL), the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is considering acquiring about 10,000 acres in the Lower Deschutes River Canyon in Wasco County.

PUD: Gorge wind farms could store power in reservoir

AP — A small utility plans a $2.5 billion water reservoir system near Goldendale as a way to store energy generated by Columbia River Gorge wind farms.

Feast of Words benefits Library Foundation March 7

The Hood River County Library Foundation invites you to eat, drink and be merry in the library at the fifth annual Feast of Words, their annual gala fundraiser, on Saturday, March 7, from 6-9 p.m. The event will include exquisite desserts and savory appetizers, local wine and beer, and live music in the beautiful downtown Hood River Library.

Birds of a feather flock together in Columbia Art Center exhibition

It’s all things avian at the Columbia Center for the Arts, where the upcoming Fine Feathered Friends exhibition during the month of March will feature art and events all related to birds.