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Equipment rentals available through OSU/Gorge Grown

Ever want to try out some kitchen equipment for food preservation before you buy them for yourself? Or need some kitchen equipment to use for a short period of time? Or to try out some equipment that you might want to use for your up and coming food business?

Police Log, March 30 to April 5

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

Sheriff Log, March 29 to April 5

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

ODOT holds on-line open house on pedestrian and bicycling route inventory

ODOT has launched a virtual open house to enlist public help in preparing an inventory of “active transportation” (walking and biking) needs on ODOT highways in the Portland area. The virtual open house can be found at www.oregon.gov/ODOT/ATNI and will be accepting public comments until April 19.

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In town hall, Merkley blasts budget, calls for ‘action now’ over climate change

High school students had the first and last words at Sen. Jeff Merkley’s town hall Monday night at Hood River Middle School, calling for action on immigration and climate change.

‘Politics of Climate Change’ speaker today

“The Politics of Climate Change” will be the focus of a presentation this Wednesday, April 8, featuring former White House staffer Dr. Johannes Loschnigg at Springhouse Cellars in Hood River. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the presentation is at 7:30 p.m., followed by questions and answers.

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Port plans to close on Lower Hanel land buy

The Port of Hood River is taking final steps to close on the purchase of a 9-acre property in Odell, the former lower Hanel Mill site. The vacant lot could become a valuable property for the Port as early as July.

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Blossom Time: Cider Fest, Studio Tour and more

Blossom Time bubbles up this weekend with the kickoff event, the second annual Hard Pressed Cider Fest, at Mt. Defiance Fruit on Stadelman Drive in Odell, noon to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Police Log, March 23 to 29

Continued from April 1

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

Opportunity Connections holds annual dinner April 10

Opportunity Connections (OC), will celebrate 48 years as an organization providing support services to people with disabilities in the Mid Columbia with an Anniversary Dinner Friday, April 10 at the Mid Columbia Senior Center in The Dalles. The event is open to the public. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event runs until 7 p.m. with a taco feed, silent auction and raffle items. Tickets are $10 for adults and $ 5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door.

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Earliest bloom in decades

Horticulturist: fruit should weather well when harvest comes

Around dawn Friday, the low but steady flutter reverberated in the Hood River Valley.

A bigger Bear Mountain

CL Port sells 10 acres to wood pellet plant for expansion

After two years of discussion, the Port of Cascade Locks sold 10 acres of industrial property in its business park to Bear Mountain Forest Products Tuesday. The wood pellet and bedding manufacturer will be expanding and boosting its production over the next two years.

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Jim Dummer ‘lovin’ it’ at McDonald’s

Jim Dummer has been Director of Operations for Gorge-area McDonald’s since 2009, but to get there, he worked his way up through the ranks, from a part-time crew to grill crew to counter to store manager to general manager to supervisor to director — with many steps in between.

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News Kids Campaign winner donates to dog shelter

For Caleb Trumbull, victory and charity are a combined mission. When the seventh grader took first place in the Hood River News Kids Campaign in March, he made a point to donate half his winnings to the local animal shelter, Hood River Adopt A Dog.

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Clarks served Camp Baldwin for 32 years

July 1, 1983 was an important day for one man and his wife and, as it turns out, also for thousands of Scouts and Scouters. That day, nearly 32 years ago, was the day that Larry Clark started his career as ranger at Camp Baldwin. Since then, Larry and Helen Clark have served tens of thousands — perhaps hundreds of thousands — of Scouts and Scouters, and have touched countless lives.