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Winners of the first Business Competition by Gorge Owned drew 125 or so people to The Pint Shack Thursday, where five businesses gave their pitches and three earned enough audience votes to snare the right to apply for a no-interest Kiva Zip non-profit loan for start-ups.

HR Reads concludes

Hood River Reads concluded Saturday with a talk by author Luis Urrea of “Into the Beautiful North” in the main reading room at Hood River Library.

‘Mad Hatter’ cake decorating contest open

All cake decorating enthusiasts can show off their talents and compete for four $100 cash prizes by entering the “Once Upon a Cake” decorating contest as a part of the fifth annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, an afternoon event, from 2-4 p.m. on May 17, hosted by the Columbia Gorge Hotel.

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Fashion visits Cascade Locks

A model shows off couture by Carson, Wash., designer Desi Allinger Nelson, who has upcoming shows in Australia, Seattle, and London, in Sunday’s “Soul In Motion” fashion show and forum at the Port Pavilion Building.

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‘Art That’s Beneath You’ opens at The Remains Gallery May 1

The Remains opens new show May 1 in the ‘out there’ below-ground gallery

The Remains gallery packs its subterranean walls with oils, acrylics, murals, cartoons, and paintings on wood, doors, windows and other surfaces for its first show of 2015.

Anti-Nestlé protestors decry state’s role in proposed bottled water plant

Rush hour across the Hawthorne Bridge Thursday morning was an unusually rowdy affair.

Young Voices:Student hosts eating disorder benefit May 1

Zoe Shepard, Hood River Valley High School junior, is using her Extended Application (EA) Project to raise money for the National Eating Disorder Association, to aid in the research of eating disorders and the building of treatment facilities, on May 1.

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Shooting at Hood River Marina: Underwater search yields suspect’s handgun

The motive was not clear but fortunately for investigators the river was, in the case of Saturday’s shooting at Hood River marina.

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Suspect in Hood River Marina shooting charged Monday with attempted murder

A Kamiah, Idaho man has been accused of shooting a Eugene man multiple times at the Hood River Marina on Saturday, April 25.

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HRVHS Garden Symposium brings students together

100 gather for annual presentation fair

Hood River Valley High School and Gorge Grown Food Network hosted the third annual School Garden Symposium on April 21 at HRVHS. Students from Lyle middle and high school, Klahre House and Corbett CAPS joined HRVHS students for the day, with about 100 total participants.

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Horizon scientists excel at fair

Horizon Christian School students Brennan Drach, sixth grader, and Marisa Rigert, fifth grader, recently traveled to the ACSI Regional Science Fair.

About Dementia Series offered May 2

OSU Extension Office, Oregon Geriatric Education Center and Providence Home Services, Mid-Columbia Senior Center and Hood River Valley Adult Center present “About Dementia Series” on May 2. The series begins at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. Ninth, The Dalles, from 10 a.m. to noon, and moves to the Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Drive, from 2-4 p.m.

DGCC wind program open house May 11

Ribbon cutting, tours available

Columbia Gorge Community College’s Renewable Energy Technology (RET) program will host an open house on May 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at its new home in the Fort Dalles Readiness & Workforce Innovations Center on The Dalles campus.

Sheriff Log, April 20 to 26

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

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Bike Buddies holds bike drive this weekend

8-year-old organizes bike restoration, give-away program

Anson is a very special 8 year old who lives in Hood River.