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New recycling containers ‘roll out’

City of Hood River residents will experience recycling and garbage changes.

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Back on the Tracks: Mount Hood Railroad returns to Parkdale

Mount Hood Railroad’s scenic excursion trips are returning to the upper Hood River Valley.

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Tree City USA

Katie Lompa, Oregon Department of Forestry Central Oregon Community and urban forester, presented Mayor Paul Blackburn.

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Matt Swihart’s cider start-up

With new Dry Cider, brewer does double duty

Who better than a brewer to understand that cider takes time?

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Cider Fest Returns: Expanded 4th annual event in Odell adds local cideries

Now in its fourth year, the Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest on April 22 gives seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from Hood River County’s very own cider makers, as well as a variety of additional Northwest cideries.

Local author Vikki Claflin releases third book

Local author Vikki Claflin has released her third book, “Chin Hairs & Back Fat: Somewhere Between Tweezers, Yoga Pants & a Box of Wine,” now available on Amazon.

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Blossom Time: Easter Egg Hunt, Plant Sales and Firefighter's Breakfast

YOUNGSTERS, AND OLDER HELPERS, fill the main lawn and parking lot at Jackson Park for the community egg hunt and Children’ Safety Fair, both held under prime sunny skies.

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Crowd blasts Walden at Hood River town hall

Walden’s hometown audience held back nothing during a tense town hall meeting Wednesday.

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‘Tall Cop’ in HR

Hood River County Prevention, Hood River Police, Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, Hood River County School District, Providence Memorial Hospital Foundation and Youthink hosted Officer Jermaine Galloway April 12-13 for multiple presentations in Hood River.

‘Big One 2.0’ emergency safety fair returns April 20

Back in Hood River: A hands-on safety fair and Cascadia Subduction earthquake presentation, “The Big One 2.0,” from 5-8 p.m. on April 20.

Hood River starts enforcement of short term rental licensing May 1

One-hundred and twenty properties in the city received notice of “grandfathered” status last month. The deadline to appeal “grandfathering” determinations was March 28.

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Rescued raptor: Bald eagle found in local creek, now under Rowena clinic’s caring wings

Wildlife officials rescued an injured bald eagle Tuesday from a small creek in west Hood River.

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Lions install new hearing loop system at HRMS

Five members of EyeOpeners Lions Club and one from The Dalles Lions met at Hood River Middle School on Thursday to install a special piece of equipment in the historic auditorium’s lower level.

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HRVHS Speech and Debate wins District

The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate Team won its district tournament April 5-6.

Earth Week events planned

Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, has expanded to Earth Week this year. Four separate events at different locations will take place on Earth Day to provide Gorge residents with opportunities to get involved. Then, for the next seven days, one event will take place per day, culminating in the People’s Climate and Justice March on Saturday, April 29 in Hood River.


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