The Ale List: Knead sells to Logsdon; pFriem releases bottles

Knead Bakery at Fifth and Cascade has a new owner, and soon a new name.

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Making the best of what Mother Nature brings: With a fickle snow year, Meadows is forced to get creative

The last time the News wrote about Mt. Hood’s snowpack was Feb. 4 of this year, and we, just like many others in the region, were hopeful that the typically prodigious snowfall months of February and March would help turn around what had been a dismal winter recreation season.

Envirogorge offers Nature Space Awards

The Hood River nonprofit advocacy organization Envirogorge is renewing its Nature Space Awards for 2015.

HR Port updating airport safety steps

The Port of Hood River is eyeing some changes at Ken Jernstedt Airfield to boost safety on the runway.

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Holly Webster brings Tooth Fairy to life

If your preschooler or kindergartener says the Tooth Fairy came for a visit at school, chances are this is not a new imaginary friend they’re talking about.

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Rotary stops Wine and Pear Festival

Return of event is possible; club places its focus on other projects

Rotary traded carpentry and weeding for pears and wine this spring.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Logan is the perfect family pet

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

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Of Dirty Fingers and holy water: Sunday riders receive blessing of the bicycles

Sunday morning brought a unique pre-ride event at Dirty Fingers Cycles on 13th: a blessing of the bicycles.

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Fire Association starts ‘Amazing Ellen’ project

Hood River Fire and EMS Department has officially kicked off the Amazing Ellen Dittebrandt Program (AED), honoring the dedicated firefighter and community volunteer who died in a bicycling accident in 2014.

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Hearts of Gold Caregivers receives honor

Hearts of Gold Caregivers recently received the distinguished Best of Home Care Leader in Excellence Award from Home Care Pulse, the leading firm in quality assurance for private duty home care. The Leader in Excellence Award is given annually to the select few home care businesses that consistently ranked among the highest in 18 or more quality metrics assessed by Home Care Pulse.

Fruit Company plans April 3 ‘Warehouse Extravaganza’

The Fruit Company has designated every Friday as “Fruit Friday” — a time when local customers and visitors can purchase world-renowned orchard fresh fruit at favorable discounted prices.

All Animal Care welcomes new owner, vet

Dr. Kathryn Holmes purchased All Animal Care Clinic on March 1, and began her practice on Monday, March 23.

City plans major W. May project

This summer, west May Street, Hood River’s main east west collector, will undergo significant changes to pedestrian and vehicle access.

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‘Pleased about the road map’

Interview with Mayor Blackburn, second of 2 parts

Paul Blackburn jokes that he is “seven for seven” in elections — the most recent being Mayor of Hood River in November 2014. He was elected to city council in 2004.

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Hood River Pedestrian Bridge to be closed March 26- 27 for upgrades

The Port of Hood River has announced that the Hood River Pedestrian Bridge, spanning the Hood River from the Spit access road to the History Museum lawn, will be closed for two full days March 26 and 27.