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HRVHS Robotics team heads to Nationals

Occam’s Razor robotics team from Hood River Valley High School was a finalist in state competition and will advance to national competition, a first for a Hood River team.

City finance director announces billing, fee changes

As early as May of this year, the City of Hood River will begin charging a 3 percent service fee on all credit and debit card payments except utility payments.

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HRVHS students create mural for health center

Hood River Valley High School’s health center looks a lot more colorful these days, thanks to murals created by the school’s National Art Honor Society and local mural artist Allison Bell Fox. About 12 students participated in the project.

Lasting Light Photography opens shutters

Lasting Light Photography, a new business founded by Hood River resident Vince Ready, began accepting clients in March. The business will offer a range of services including high-quality portrait photography, fine art landscape prints, and product and commercial photography for local businesses.

Gorge Owned seeks nominees for LeFevre Sustainability Awards

Gorge Owned (GO!) is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards, which celebrates people who are working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social issues facing the Gorge. GO! will present the awards to one individual, one business and one student at the Gorge Earth Day celebration on Wednesday, April 20 at Springhouse Cellars in Hood River.

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Port sells Expo Center, developer will tear down building

The Expo Building will crunch down to rubble this spring, making way for two new light industrial buildings on the Hood River Waterfront.

Pet of the Week: Ryder is a playful, happy dog

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

Mt. Hood Railroad will stop at Dee this summer

Mt. Hood Railroad’s summer excursions will stop at Dee instead of Parkdale this year, while the railroad temporarily stores empty cars on the tracks.

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Carson’s Backwoods Brewing expands to Stevenson

Pallets of hundreds of empty beer cans wait, resting amongst a hum of steady commotion and scattered brewing material. Each sheet is composed of cans stacked one on top of another, layered like a cubic aluminum cake, their copper-orange sheen soon to be filled with Carson’s Backwoods Brewing Company Copperline Amber beer.

Family Doctor of the Year: Kristen Dillon awarded top honor

Dr. Kristen Dillon, MD, of Hood River, was named the 2016 Oregon Family Doctor of the Year by the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP).

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‘Bowl for Kids’ successful

Justine Ziegler, Big Brothers Big Sisters match coordinator for Hood River and Klickitat counties and this year’s organizer of the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS) fundraiser, reports a successful 2016 event.

Pet of the Week: Hemingway is ‘near perfection’

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

The Ale List: Double Mountain celebrates ninth year on March 19

Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom holds its ninth anniversary party on March 19, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Kids welcome (free) until 8 p.m. Entry is $5 (21 and over) and includes a souvenir mug.

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Cheers with Ed

Ed Wilder and Matt Johnston toast St. Patrick’s Day.

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Cascade Locks Port drops marijuana grower plans

Gorgeous Green likely won’t set roots in Cascade Locks.