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Applications due Feb. 9 for Kids’ Gorge Soup

Kids’ Gorge Soup returns Feb. 26.

‘Family Dinner Project’ will serve quail, Florida-style, and ‘Giant Sub’

Family Dinner Project continues this month at Nora’s Table Restaurant.

Annual native plant sale begins

Did you lose some trees from the winter storms or bark beetle damage? Want to add some color to your garden in these grey winter months? Or enhance your streamside vegetation to protect your land from high water?

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Dirt Hugger settles in at Dallesport

After four years in The Dalles, Dirt Hugger, LLC is finally establishing itself.

CGCC seeks applicants to serve on budget committee

The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education seeks interested district electors in Wasco and Hood River County for consideration to be appointed to a three-year term as a Budget Committee member.

OLCC survey seeks input over legality of marijuana

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has launched an online community survey at marijuana.oregon.gov asking Oregonians to share their hopes and concerns about the coming legal market for recreational marijuana.

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City, county elected officials start new year with oath of office

Mayor announces next council meeting postponed in light of UO football game

The business of transition involved hugs and handshakes, cake, and checks to sign as city and county elected officials formally took office on Monday.

Better Business Bureau reveals the top 10 scams

It’s the new year with new beginnings. But that doesn’t mean old scams won’t be back to target consumers.

WAAAM hosts talks on Gorge air beacon history

On Jan. 10, the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum will host two talks about the history of the air beacons — an integral part of early aviation.

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Pet of the Week: Janni is a sweet dog ready for home of her own

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Janni as the program’s adoptable pet of the week and describe her as follows:

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2014 in review

Land use squabbles, marijuana dispensaries, budget woes, and a historic win for the HRVHS soccer team were just some of the many stories the Hood River news reported on in 2014. Here’s a look back at some of the top stories from each month. Stories are categorized by the month in which they were published.

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Megan Spears brings Disorder 2 Order

Saturday Spotlight

Megan Spears is not a naturally organized person.

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Ortega family opens Lake Taco restaurant on the Heights

Maria Ortega wants her new restaurant to continue the family tradition of cooking, as well as the cultural importance of Mexican food.

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Teacher, cider maven, bar owner: Jules Burton buys Pint Shack

Jules Burton has acted on a desire she thinks plenty of people have harbored: “I should own a bar someday.”

Blackjack! Insitu scores $41M contract with Navy for UAVs

Insitu, Inc., of Bingen has procured a $41 million contract with the U.S. Navy to deliver three of the company’s Integrator Blackjack un-manned air vehicle (UAV) systems by January 2016.