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Lions Clubs, donors help local food bank

Lions and Lioness club members from Hood River County manned the store fronts of local grocers to help stock the shelves of FISH food bank.

Safety, environmental risks top concerns at oil transport meeting

Preparation for potential incidents stemming from oil train traffic in Klickitat County was the hot topic of discussion at a meeting in White Salmon last week.

County budgets conservatively due to uncertain revenues

Five years after the global recession, the revenue situation for Hood River County has not improved as fast as the county would like, and that doesn’t appear to change anytime soon.

CGCAN forum on oil trains yields stark numbers, muted optimism

Action Network looks to limit regional fuel export terminals

Oil and coal transport opponents rallied some dramatic numbers in a multimedia forum Monday convened by the Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network at Riverside Community Church.

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Local attorneys, Mayor Babitz welcome Chinese attorney

On Thursday, June 5, “Ken” Jian Huang, a Chinese government lawyer, visited Hood River and met with several local attorneys and leaders. Huang’s trip to Hood River was part of a two-week cultural and legal exchange sponsored by the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Hop union: Full Sail joins ‘Ales for ALS’ campaign

Full Sail Brewing is one of the 69 craft brewers across the country that has joined the Ales for ALS™ campaign in support of the ALS Therapy Development Institute’s (ALS TDI) mission to discover and develop effective treatments for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Romeo Robichaud battens down success by answering the phone and looking for wind

RBS Inc. — Robichaud Batten Systems — is flying under the radar, and that’s how owner Romeo Robichaud likes it.

Mid Valley News: Eighth-grader designs new El Mercado logo

El Mercado del Valle has a new logo, thanks to Wy’east Middle School eighth-grader Jairo Munoz.

This summer, look for changes – again – at 12th and May streets

For weeks the yellow caution tape has flapped at three of the four corners of 12th and May streets where pedestrian access changes were started by the city and left incomplete.

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New Insitu building nears completion

In a matter of days, Insitu employees will begin moving into the nearly complete Eagle Point.

HR pool makes changes in rates, summer schedule

The Hood River Aquatic Center will increase its rates at the beginning of the summer schedule, Saturday, June 14.

SDCs for new homes in Park District to increase

Effective July 1, the rates for system development charges throughout the entire Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District will increase by 6 percent and will be $2,761 for single-family dwellings, $1,973 for multi-family and $2,649 for manufactured homes. HRVPRD will be collecting the SDCs throughout Hood River County, excluding Cascade Locks.

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Developer scales down DeeTour proposal

Parking area, stage footprint reduced

Back in January, the News ran a story on “DeeTour:” a 3,000- to 5,000-person concert amphitheater proposed for construction on the old mill site in Dee located near the intersection of Dee Highway and Lost Lake Road.

CL Port forging ahead in commissioner search

The Port of Cascade Locks is making progress in filling a seat on its commission that has been vacant for the past two months.

Horizon Christian School receives school improvement grant

Horizon Christian School has applied for, and received a school improvement grant which provides for three additional staff positions beginning in September 2014.