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Pelinti Pizza opens in Pizzicato location

Pizzicato Hood River has a new name — but lots of familiar food and faces.

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FISH site opens its doors May 4

The long-awaited FISH Food Bank site will open on May 4 for food distribution.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Hugs loves cuddles, lap time

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

Blossom Craft and Quilt show happens April 18-19 at county Fairgrounds

Blossom Craft Show and the Blossom Fest Quilt Show take place April 18-19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell. Admission and parking are free.

Housing needs tour comes to The Dalles

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is seeking community input on how to address housing needs in Oregon, and is coming to the Gorge as part of the process.

Folklorist speaks April 21 at Hood River Library

Learn about folklife and some of the people in your community who practice traditional crafts and skills. The Oregon Folklife Network presents Folklife in your community by folklorist Nancy Nusz at the Hood River Library on Tuesday, April 21, 6 p.m.

HR Saturday Market finds new home

Hood River city manager Steve Wheeler announced Monday that the Hood River Saturday Market association has found a new home for the 2015 season: Fourth and Oak in the parking lot of Horse and Hound pub.

Alpha Gamma seeks recipients for Pistil hats

Pistil recently donated four boxes of merchandise with the intent that Alpha Gamma distribute the hats to those in need.

Community Work Day returns on April 29

Sign up to hire a student for a day, proceeds to help local groups

Hood River Valley High School (HRVHS) is supporting the 18th annual Community Work Day (CWD) Wednesday, April 29.

GTA hosts April 28 presentation

On April 28, the Gorge Tech Alliance welcomes everyone to hear expert Marcella Vail, from the Portland marketing firm Kinesis, for a presentation on “Recipes for Marketing Success for Manufacturers.” The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at the White Buffalo Wine Bar in Hood River. Appetizers will be provided; there is a $10 entry for non-GTA members.

Crop Talk scheduled for April 27

This month’s Crop Talk, 6 p.m. at the Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive in Hood River, will feature a short field trip to a farm located near the Grange. Meet at the Grange and then car pool to Casa Verde CSA, which delivers veggies to members’ homes March through October.

Coal export terminal gets water-quality approval from Oregon

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Oregon environmental regulators have ruled that proposed coal export terminal on the Columbia River meets state and federal water-quality standards, but the project still faces an adverse ruling from another state agency and questions about its economics in a slumping coal market.

Oregon ski areas ask Legislature for liability protection

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Ski areas are asking the Oregon Legislature for enhanced protection from lawsuits after the state Supreme Court invalidated the broad liability waivers often printed on the back of lift tickets.

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ODFW approves water rights swap with Cascade Locks

Action paves way for Nestlé plant

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has agreed to trade water rights with Cascade Locks, which puts the city one step closer to bringing Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant to its business park.

Blossom Time is here

Blossom Time started with the cider spectrum — from clear to cherry red — enjoyed by an estimated 2,000 people at the second annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest in Odell.