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Council positions up for vote in Hood River, Cascade Locks

Who will run for City Council in Hood River and Cascade Locks?

Hood River mayor convenes Aug. 17 summit on possible ban of plastic bags

The community is invited to join a discussion, convened by Mayor Paul Blackburn, about reducing consumption of single-use plastic carry out bags by barring their use in Hood River County retail stores and encouraging use of reuseable carry out bags made with other materials.

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The Ale List: Solog fest returns; Full Sail says ‘Aloha’ to Hawaii

It seems like something is happening at every brewery in the county these days.

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‘Ready, Set, Gorge’ Agencies suggest area travel ideas to mark Highway Centennial

In time for centennial celebrations of the Historic Columbia River Highway, three local agencies have come together to enhance the visitor experience along the ever-popular scenic route.

HR Supply ‘Aces’ corporate award

Ace Hardware Corporation announces that Hood River Supply, 1945 12th St., Hood River, achieved designation as a “Pinnacle Performance Retailing, 2015” for the third consecutive year for its outstanding performance, according to a company press release.

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Crowd welcomes Hampton Inns at grand opening

At Thursday’s grand opening of Hampton Inns, the hundred or so visitors enjoyed local beer and wine, and chocolates, ate freshly prepared pizza and wings, and you could say some gladly ate a little crow.

Night closures: ODOT paves Hood River freeway ramps

Night ramp closures are coming to Interstate 84 in Hood River.

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Utility work closes key portion of 12th Street

Closure of 12th Street from May to Eugene began last week, creating detours in the north Heights area around Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, 24 hours a day, through Sept. 30.

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Neal Creek fire knocked down

ODF rules blaze ‘human caused’

Despite challenging terrain and hot conditions, firefighters quickly tackled a 15.5-acre blaze near Odell last week.

City hires Will Norris as director of finance

Also: big changes coming in local transit services

Will Norris is the new finance officer and assistant city manager for the City of Hood River.

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Dance in the streets: Mike’s celebrates 30 years with Aug. 13 block party

Mike’s Ice Cream, a downtown Hood River staple since it opened in 1986, has planned a free community block party for Aug. 13 from 6-10 p.m. to celebrate the store’s 30th anniversary.

Fair results 2016


4-H and Open Class divisions

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‘Harmony’ hits Families in the Park kick-off

The first in the 2016 Families in the Park series last Thursday saw a large turnout despite the summer heat, with plenty of food, music and fun for all.

Coming to the library: Vikki Claflin talk, more at Hood River Library

Local author Vikki Claflin will give a talk on her latest novel at the Hood River Library on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m.

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For CASA playhouse winner, bad bike ride, good news happen on same day

Anna Cavaleri, of Hood River, purchased just one ticket for the 2016 Columbia Gorge CASA playhouse raffle — but one was all it took.


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