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Life Rocks on Heights hosts BBBS day of fun

Life Rocks Climbing Center on the Heights in Hood River hosted a fun activity for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge on July 21.

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Roundtable on Nestlé weighs pros, cons

Public testimony mostly ‘no’: opponents cite conflict of interest, damage to tribal water rights

A joint City of Cascade Locks and Port of Cascade Locks roundtable discussion Thursday night charged the public with sketching out the benefits and dangers of a proposed water bottling plant in Cascade Locks.

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Normy Vega brings a taste of Chile to Hood River

Norma Vega — or Normy, as she’s also known — is the woman behind Empanadas Maria Elbas, the Chilean empanadas food cart open every Thursday at Gorge Grown Hood River Farmers’ Market, located at Hood River Middle School through November.

Parenting photo contest winning entries on display

Eight photos have been selected as winners of the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Awareness photo contest.

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United Way of Gorge hands out 2014 money, with youngsters’ help

United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) allocated funding to 35 local non-profit programs in Klickitat, Hood River, Wasco and Skamania counties at the annual agency social July 23 at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

Projects start on May Avenue, freeway

City starts work on ‘safe route;’ ODOT will reduce traffic to single-lane on I-84

The City of Hood River has announced that the May Street Safe Route to School Project is scheduled to begin Aug. 3.

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‘End of an Era:' Rasmussen’s offer last chance to see farm, buy a memory

Lynn and Dollie Rasmussen are selling Rasmussen’s Farms, but the public will have one last opportunity to see the well-known Pine Grove landmark.

Pet of the Week: Ki is athletic, gentle and devoted

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

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Mt. Adams Institute receives $531,000 AmeriCorps Grant

TROUT LAKE — The Mt. Adams Institute, based in Trout Lake, Wash., was awarded over half a million dollars to fund its VetsWork program for military veterans interested in careers in public lands and natural resources management. Funding for the program comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps).

Unemployment steady in Hood River, Wasco counties

Seasonally adjusted unemployment held steady through June — Hood River County remained statewide champion with a 4.3 percent ranking as Oregon’s lowest county, and Wasco County’s 5.3 percent weighed in at seventh place.

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Community rallies around woman in need

A group of Hood River County residents spent the weekend of July 10-12 helping a neighbor in need.

Cougar sighted Sunday morning near Rosauers

Three Hood River men reported a rare cougar sighting inside Hood River city limits early Sunday.

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Residents Committee sues U.S. Forest Service

Local group sees no other option over delays in Mt. Hood land exchange

A local land use watchdog group, the Hood River Valley Residents Committee, filed a lawsuit Monday against the U.S. Forest Service over slow action in carrying out a congressionally mandated land exchange with Mt. Hood Meadows.

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McDonald's holds grand re-opening

Connie Potter, left, of Beaverton, and sister Glenda Holland, of Lebanon, are greeted by Ronald McDonald at the grand re-opening of the Marina Drive McDonald’s Wednesday.

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Oh, the rides, yes … And what else to do at County Fair,

Hood River County Fair concludes Saturday, and there is plenty for kids — beyond the ever-popular amusement rides. The fair opens at noon; carnival rides begin at 1 p.m.