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Greater share of local room tax revenue would give deputies some relief

The sheriff’s office has been working on ways to increase staffing needed to keep up with the growing demand for services. One area of focus has been the exponential increase in recreation related services the sheriff’s office has to provide, Sheriff Matt English stated in a press release.

Alliance on Aging gathers steam

Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA), a group of Mid-Columbia residents who have been meeting since August 2015 to identify, discuss and advocate for the needs of regional elders and caregivers, has grown to over 80 members, with 20 to 30 attending each meeting.

Adult Center news: Big Bingo back Tuesdays; thrift shop hours expand

Big Bingo is back at the Hood River Valley Adult Center on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m., but volunteers are needed to keep it running.

Soroptimist fields ‘Women of Distinction’ nominations

Is there a woman in your business, civic or personal life who has made a distinctive difference in the quality of life in Hood River County or in the lives of local women and girls?

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Blossom Day plant sale at Rockford Grange

Rockford Grange will hold a plant sale on Sunday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The plant sale is coordinated with the Westside Fire District’s Annual Pancake Breakfast, which starts at 7 a.m. and goes until 11 a.m.

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Mower fire

On Portland Drive on the afternoon of April 7, firefighters responded to a fire in a row of arborvitae at the home of Lee and Norma Curtis.

Jeanine Jacobson gains keyboard award from Music Teachers National Association

Jeanine Jacobson of Hood River was honored last week by Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) with the Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award at the awards brunch during the 2016 MTNA National Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

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Cascade Locks Council votes against 14-55

Drums and voices rang out from WaNaPa Street as two sides faced off over a voter measure aimed at water bottling corporations such as Nestlé.

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Lot 4 Lifespan: Expo Center teardown marks new era for property

The former Expo Center is deep into demolition.

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Table, kitchen blend at Pine St.

The cooking area is part of the name and the experience at Pine Street Kitchen, which opened in February and is doing brisk business. It’s next door to, and shares a dish room with, the founders’ Pine Street Bakery.

Immigration Counseling opens HR office

Immigration Counseling Service (ICS), a not-for-profit immigration law firm based in Portland, announces the opening of a new regional office in Hood River, located in the Union Building at 216 Columbia St.

Pet of the week: Macguyver is a quick learner

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Macguyver as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s a beautiful Red Heeler mix, about a year old and weighing 40 pounds. He was a stray with no manners and was quite a handful, but after just one day, the boy has learned to walk like a super-savvy dog, with a soft leash, and right by your side. In fact, he thinks his name is really “Good Boooooyyy!”

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Wear blue in April

Show support for prevention of child abuse

During the month of April, the Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center (CGCAC) is asking the community to wear blue ribbons in support of preventing child abuse.

Planning commission settles on cell tower rules

A rule set for cell towers goes back to Hood River County Board of Commissioners later this month.