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‘Big One 2.0’ emergency safety fair returns April 20

Back in Hood River: A hands-on safety fair and Cascadia Subduction earthquake presentation, “The Big One 2.0,” from 5-8 p.m. on April 20.

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Rescued raptor: Bald eagle found in local creek, now under Rowena clinic’s caring wings

Wildlife officials rescued an injured bald eagle Tuesday from a small creek in west Hood River.

Earth Week events planned

Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, has expanded to Earth Week this year. Four separate events at different locations will take place on Earth Day to provide Gorge residents with opportunities to get involved. Then, for the next seven days, one event will take place per day, culminating in the People’s Climate and Justice March on Saturday, April 29 in Hood River.

SWCD native plant sale April 21-22 at Extension

Still looking for the low-maintenance plants for spring planting?

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Doors Open at Rebuilt-it Center

Non-profit looks to brighter future

Gorge Rebuild-it Center, a community-supported nonprofit since 2004, was looking at a February closing date as a long winter kept customers away and the theft of $8,000 in merchandise financially strained the organization.

LeFevre Sustainability Awards nomination period now open

Gorge Owned (GO!) is now accepting nominations for the seventh 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.

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Lions Follies’ Supersized Show

It’s the year of the Superhero show, starting with the Mid-Columbia Lions Follies. The 2017 show will be “Kid Awesome and the Disco Girls.” It is an original script with story by Terri Tyler and Bev Bridgewater, written by Tyler.

Senate committee approves Mt. Hood Land Bill

A bill seeking to resolve a protracted land dispute on Mount Hood found success in a Senate Committee last week, which will bring the matter to the Senate floor for a vote.

Solar project planned at HR Public Works

A new solar energy array has been planned for construction atop the City of Hood River public works building on 18th Street.

Oregon Hanford cleanup board meetings April 3-4

The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board will meet April 3-4 at the Hampton Suites in Hood River, 1 Nichols Parkway. This meeting was originally scheduled for January but was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Hood River City Council will review bag rules

Hood River City Council will consider issuing a proclamation declaring April 1-8 as Sexual Assault Awareness Week. This dovetails with a variety of events in schools and the community planned for early April.

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Seed Share

The basement of the Rockford Grange was packed Saturday, March 18 as community members came together to learn how to save seeds and go through the grange’s extensive seed collection.

Environment Oregon hosts solar town hall

With the Oregon State legislative session underway, Environment Oregon hosted a solar town hall on Thursday, March 16 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

Boaters warned of WS River fish traps

A rotary screw trap for fisheries research is being temporarily installed again this year on the lower White Salmon River. The fish trap will be used by the U.S. Geological Survey and Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group to monitor migrant juvenile salmon and steelhead. The work is part of a broader assessment of fish recolonization of the White Salmon River after the removal of Condit Dam.

Veggie Rx: Prescriptions for healthy nutrition

Let’s say you have just spent the last of your month’s budget on rent and are unsure how you will feed your children. While visiting the clinic, you share this concern and your doctor writes you a “Veggie Prescription.” They tell you that you and your family deserve fresh food, and that it is a cornerstone of your health. You are able to purchase whole fruits and vegetables for the first time in ages and something shifts for you and your healthcare provider.

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