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Planning Commission upholds Windmaster tower approval

A 100-foot cell tower was re-approved this week at Windmaster Corner, behind HRVHS' baseball field.

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Hood River officials urge Vancouver port to reject oil terminal

Hood River elected leaders and environmental advocates on Tuesday called for the Port of Vancouver to end its lease on a proposed Columbia River oil terminal.

Gem documentary gets Oregon Premiere April 21

By traveling to East Africa searching out the finest colored gemstones, Ken Apland of Apland Jewelers has had the opportunity to help local communities in Kenya and Tanzania. While many jewelers wait for gem dealers to come to their store, Apland goes straight to the source — this not only provides access to gemstone rough directly from the mine but also provides much needed business for local miners.

Gorge Grown hosts two school garden workshops

Gorge Grown Food Network is hosting two events this spring to support and celebrate regional school gardens.

Adult Center news: Big Bingo back Tuesdays; thrift shop hours expand

Big Bingo is back at the Hood River Valley Adult Center on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m., but volunteers are needed to keep it running.

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Cascade Locks Council votes against 14-55

Drums and voices rang out from WaNaPa Street as two sides faced off over a voter measure aimed at water bottling corporations such as Nestlé.

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Mt. Hood named top Oregon winery

Here’s a stop for your Blossom Time wanderings this weekend: Mt. Hood Winery, just voted 2016 Oregon Winery of the Year.

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Lot 4 Lifespan: Expo Center teardown marks new era for property

The former Expo Center is deep into demolition.

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Table, kitchen blend at Pine St.

The cooking area is part of the name and the experience at Pine Street Kitchen, which opened in February and is doing brisk business. It’s next door to, and shares a dish room with, the founders’ Pine Street Bakery.

Pet of the week: Macguyver is a quick learner

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Macguyver as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s a beautiful Red Heeler mix, about a year old and weighing 40 pounds. He was a stray with no manners and was quite a handful, but after just one day, the boy has learned to walk like a super-savvy dog, with a soft leash, and right by your side. In fact, he thinks his name is really “Good Boooooyyy!”

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Leaders graduate from Gorge Tourism Studio

Gorge Tourism Studio Committee members have received their graduation certificates as "Outstanding Tourism Community Leaders."

Planning commission settles on cell tower rules

A rule set for cell towers goes back to Hood River County Board of Commissioners later this month.

The Ale List: Dan Peterson starts Ferment, plans HR brewery

Dan Peterson of Hood River is the microbiology-trained brains and brawn behind Ferment, one of Oregon’s newest breweries, and a unique one.

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Down goes Expo Center

Excavator jaws bite into Hood River Expo Center on the waterfront.

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