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Downed cable knocks residents offline

A fallen cable line on Indian Creek Road fizzed out phone and internet connections for numerous Hood River residents Monday.

Cascade Locks city council continuing with Nestlé plans despite passage of 14-55

Cascade Locks City Council reaffirmed Monday they won’t back down from the Nestlé deal, despite the passing of a water bottling ban, Measure 14-55, during the primary election last Tuesday.

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Group protests Belmont Drive church readerboard sign

The sign said, “Wake up Christians, Allah is not our God, Muhammad not Greater than Jesus.”

Police Log, May 9 to 22

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

In Cascade Locks, Greg Walden talks forests, easements, USFS, and Trump

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden wrapped up a district-wide tour Friday with a sparsely-attended town hall at the Port of Cascade Locks’ pavilion.

Newborn season: Fish and Wildlife says leave young wildlife in the wild

May and June are the months when newborn animals are getting their start in the wild. Help them out by giving them space and leaving them alone.

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Water bottling ban passes, legal questions remain

Measure 14-55, which blocks large-scale bottling companies like Nestlé from tapping into county water sources, sailed through the May 17 Primary Election with 69 percent of votes.

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Election results: water measure, school bond pass

Results are in for the May 17 Primary Election Ballot, which saw the victory of two countywide ballot measures, as well as a win for Mark Reynolds (D-Odell) as Democratic candidate in the House District 52 race to square off against Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) in November.

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Bus service to Multnomah Falls begins May 27

A new bus service, “Columbia Gorge Express,” will link Portland to Multnomah Falls and Rooster Rock State Park this summer. The first bus rolls out Friday, May 27, during Memorial Day Weekend.

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Going to the dogs: Hood River’s dog-friendly vibe doesn’t end at the office

It’s no secret that Hood River is a dog-friendly town — go literally anywhere and you’ll see dogs and their humans together.

Highway Collaborative identifies Gorge congestion goals

On May 11, members of the Oregon Solutions Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative signed a Declaration of Cooperation outlining goals for the project and delegating responsibilities to specific stakeholders. The collaborative seeks to improve pedestrian and vehicle safety along the Columbia River Highway and enhance visitor experiences.

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Student artists help ‘Empty Bowl’ project

The bowls don’t stay empty for long.

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Pet of the Week: Thumper is ’80 pounds of pure love’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Thumper as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.

Sheriff Log, May 9 to 15

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

Suspect charged after Parkdale burglary spree

A Kansas man who allegedly burglarized at least six homes near Parkdale was arrested Wednesday after officials spotted him during an aerial search of the surrounding forest.

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