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Police Log for April 19

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River April 7-13.

Sheriff Log for April 19

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River April 7-14.

United Way celebrates increased donor support

Spring seems like the perfect time for United Way of the Columbia Gorge to kick off its 2014 allocations process. For many, the new life that these much-needed funds bring to local agencies mirrors the essence of the season.

Birthday Bard: Library events celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th

Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday at the Hood River Library with performances and activities for kids and grown-ups alike.

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Logsdon ale wins national Belgian honor

Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Brewery received a gold medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup Competition held in Denver Colo. Awards were presented April 12 and brewer David Logsdon brought home the top honor for Cerasus (Sarah-soos) in the Belgian Style Ale category, out of 54 other entries.

Mosier, Corvallis, Portland cideries share ‘Hard-Pressed’ top honors

Here are the results of the first ever Hard-Pressed Cider Fest awards, held April 12 at Mt. Defiance Fruit in Odell:

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Mis-mash: Local brewers beef about FDA’s spent grain restrictions

New law could hamper practice of using spent grain as cow feed

Since Full Sail first opened in 1987, the Hood River brewery has a found a win-win-win situation for how to dispose of its spent grain that’s left over at the end of a brew’s mashing process.

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Rep. Mark Johnson stumps for education, criticizes Salem’s

Mark Johnson called his Thursday talk to Hood River Rotary “the good, bad and the ugly.”

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Can artificial glaciers be grown on Mount Hood?

Watershed Group meets Tuesday

A pioneering method of bringing more ice on the north side of Mount Hood will be the topic of the Hood River Watershed Group’s meeting on Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the OSU Extension meeting room, 2990 Experiment Station Road, Hood River (turn north just after Your Party and Rental Center).

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A Slice of Local Life: Peter Hardy fills many roles at Adventist School

If you’re looking for Peter Hardy, you can find him teaching middle school math at Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School four days a week.

Microchip clinic April 26

Join Hood River Adopt A Dog for the second-annual Adopt A Dog Microchip Clinic during the annual city-wide yard sale event in Cascade Locks on Saturday, April 26, from 10 am to 1 p.m. It will be held at the old fire station on WaNaPa, next to the post office.

Kaleidescope: Firefighters gain in-house knowledge, as structure is torched in west Hood River neighborhood

A rare practice burn in a Hood River residential neighborhood recently gave firefighters from several Hood River County agencies the chance to practice hose handling techniques and other interior and exterior strategies for suppressing a house fire.

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FitzSimons flies to National titles

When Sean FitzSimons entered the U.S.A. Snowboard and Freeski Association National Championship this year, it was the fourth time the 13-year-old snowboarder from Hood River competed in the event.

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: