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Short Track Shoot-Out is Saturday in Cascade Locks

As a follow-up to last spring’s popular Gorge Short Track Series, the Cascade Locks’ EasyClimb trail system will be host to a one-day, two-race event Saturday titled The Short Track Shoot-Out Mountain Bike Race.

Pet of the Week: Kirby is ‘all goofy and no growly’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Kirby as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

Root rot closes Herman Creek campground

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Forest Service is temporarily closing Herman Creek Campground/Horse Camp, located just east of Cascade Locks and 47 miles from Portland, to protect public health and safety. This temporary closure is expected to last throughout the 2014 summer season, and the public will be notified when the campground is reopened.

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Great day for a race as e-cars spin around downtown course

HRV senior Adam McCaw leads regional series

Adam McCaw of Hood River positioned himself for regional electric car dominance with his win Saturday in the 13th annual race in downtown Hood River.

City Council not moving forward with moratorium

Medical marijuana dispensaries will not face ban in Hood River

Medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed to operate inside the Hood River city limits after the city council decided Monday night it wasn’t interested in pursuing a medical marijuana moratorium.

‘Traditional’ Blossom Weekend

Hood River valley events April 18-20 bring good sights, sounds, and flavors

Plants for sale, desserts and fruit to sample, music to listen to, pancakes to eat are just a few examples of what’s in store this weekend with Hood River Blossom Festival, in its second weekend for 2014 throughout the Hood River valley.

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Hard-Pressed a resounding success

Gauging the success of a first-ever event can be “a bit of a crapshoot,” says Mike Glover, executive director of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce. Will people show up? Will the weather cooperate? Will people enjoy themselves

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Tax-Aide Credit: AARP, IRS honor Marilyn Wall for 30 years as volunteer

Marilyn Wall’s is a life with taxes, and she likes it.

Police Log for April 12

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River March 24-30.

Sheriff Log for April 12

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River March 30-April 6.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Calypso is ‘a happy, calm fella’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Calypso as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

Sullenger resigns from CL Port Commission

Scot Sullenger has resigned from his position on the Cascade Locks Port Commission, leaving the remaining commissioners to search for his replacement.

First cider fest comes to Odell

Blossom Festival starts off Saturday with a new event: Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, noon to 6 p.m. at Mt. Defiance Cold Storage, 3351 Stadelman Drive, Odell, just off Highway 35.

Nominations sought for LeFevre award

Gorge Owned (GO!) is accepting nominations for the fourth-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.

Two Gorge residents earn Governor’s volunteer awards

Sigrid Scully of Hood River and Doug Leash of The Dalles will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Awards.