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‘Rallying point’ Cider Fest sells out

Last weekend’s third Annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, a Hood River County Chamber of Commerce event, drew approximately 3,000 people to the Odell fruit packing district. The family-friendly celebration was full of cider-seeking locals and visitors from open to close, according to event coordinator Ashley Huckaby May.

The Ale List: Gorge Brewers hold tap takeover April 20

Tarwater Tavern on Jewett in White Salmon hosts a tap takeover by 11 breweries in Breweries in the Gorge, 5 p.m. on April 20.

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420 Famous

Gorge Green Cross, a marijuana dispensary at 602 Oak St., was featured in April’s issue of Oregon Leaf cannabis trade magazine.

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Cascade Locks dedicates Gorge Hub

Celebration highlights bike repair station

Cascade Locks ushered in a new biking hub at Overlook Park on April 11 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, which drew leaders from Gorge cities as well as transportation, historical and biking groups. The fix-it station opened just in time for the spring recreation season.

Sheriff Log, April 4 to 10

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

Police Log, April 4 to 10

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

‘The Big One’: Cascadia subduction earthquake event April 21

In honor of Earth Day, Columbia Gorge Community College and Hood River County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management present an interactive learning event, offering insight into Cascadia earthquake geology, impacts and preparedness actions residents can take. Cascadia earthquake is “Oregon’s greatest natural threat,” according to the Governor’s Task Force on Resilience

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Flammable, but not oil

Mt. Hood Railroad stores ‘mostly’ empty propane cars on upper valley tracks

Black railcars stowed on the tracks from Hood River to Mount Hood may resemble oil trains, but fire officials say they’re actually storage cars that formerly held propane and other raw chemicals.

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'Little free book boxes': Student to bring libraries to 3 neighborhoods

A trio of “little free book boxes” will come to Hood River this spring, thanks to Lucy Fine, Hood River Valley High School junior.

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Art center’s got poTENtial

Columbia Center for the Arts has poTENtial — the center’s 10th anniversary series started off April 4 with 100 people in attendance to hear “Martin Marten” author Brian Doyle in a wide-ranging and hilarious talk.

Planning Commission upholds Windmaster tower approval

A 100-foot cell tower was re-approved this week at Windmaster Corner, behind HRVHS' baseball field.

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Hood River officials urge Vancouver port to reject oil terminal

Hood River elected leaders and environmental advocates on Tuesday called for the Port of Vancouver to end its lease on a proposed Columbia River oil terminal.

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HRV Leos holds Soles4Souls drive

Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are needed to help fight global poverty.

Gorge Grown hosts two school garden workshops

Gorge Grown Food Network is hosting two events this spring to support and celebrate regional school gardens.