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Grave Matters discussion series: funerary practices and green burials

Join in the discussion of funerary rituals and modes of remembering at the Hood River Library on Wednesday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m.

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Irrigation Limitations: Farmers water district goes to rotation schedule

The FID Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday declaring an emergency authorizing the district to implement water rotation procedures to address drought conditions.

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Port opens Nichols trail

Parking expanded along the waterfront

The Port of Hood River is wrapping up construction at the west end of the Nichols Basin Trail, opening the bicycle and pedestrian path to the beach just in time for Independence Day festivities.

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Dave and Sarah Kalousdian spark fun on the Fourth

Dave Kalousdian’s Fourth of July will be different this year, but only just.

Dripping, soaking, or just plain going dry

What are large users of water around the county doing to reduce? We called public agencies, and some private, Wednesday and Thursday to find out:

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Tucker-ed Out

Swimmers pause on the Hood River bank just below Tucker Bridge, where property owner Bob White is trying to get word out that access is not allowed.

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Sign Safety

ODOT CREWS take down a traffic sign at the intersection of Highways 35 and 30, in front of China Gorge restaurant.

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MID VALLEY NEWS: Celebrate the Fourth in Odell

First, a correction: I inadvertently typed the wrong date for the 50-Plus Expo coming to the Hood River County Fair on Senior’s Day in my last column — it will be on July 23, to correlate with the special admission price to the fairgrounds for seniors on that day.

Prevention Dept. partners listed

Here is the full list of recipients of certificates of appreciation from the Hood River County Prevention Program last month:

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Kiters and barge in a river drama

Sam Grotte of White Salmon enjoys taking scenic photos and his close-ups of hummingbirds are true micro-examinations of the world around us.

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Cyclist rolls through Hood River on cancer-fighting ‘Victory Tour’

A New Orleans man pedaled through the Gorge last Friday — part of a 7,200-mile cross-country bike ride across the United States honoring his wife’s battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Pot legal, selling it’s not

Oregon law allows recreational growth, possession; Hood River dispensaries, police prep for changes

A historic Oregon pot law that passed last November bloomed today — Oregon joins Washington, Colorado and Alaska as the fourth U.S. state that allows recreational marijuana.

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