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Blossom Time hits full swing

It’s a weekend of pastoral and floral scenes in the valley, as orchards show off their blossoms. Spring events abound with not only displays of agricultural bounty, but also climate and environment themed happenings coinciding with Earth Day, April 22.

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Coe Building renovation

In March, crews from Griffin Construction took out “a dozen dump truck loads” from the historic Coe Building — asbestos, flooring, ceiling tiles, and old pipes, among other near-century-old building material — as renovation of the Hood River County School District building continues on Eugene Street.

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CGCC holds dance fundraiser

Expect line dancing lessons, a live auction, a prime rib buffet and fun for the entire family when Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation launches its “Saddle Up and Celebrate” fundraiser April 26 during Northwest Cherry Festival.

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County tables STR zone rules

Amid a zoning code update, short-term rental rules are taking center stage — but the matter likely won’t be settled until summer.

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Walden gains Energy Secretary commitment on BPA privatization

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, last week secured a commitment from Energy Secretary Rick Perry to not sell off assets of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) without Congressional authorization, Walden’s office said in a press statement.

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Pine Grove Crash

A two-vehicle wreck Tuesday resulted in an injured patient and vehicle debris scattered on Highway 35.

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Don’t look away: how to reduce the feral cat population

When I volunteered for the Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue (CGCR), I was prepared to see the sad consequences of people’s indifference to the suffering of animals. And I have. What I didn’t expect to see was the flip side to that indifference, which is an abundance of kindness.

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Annual silent auction supports WSV PTO Friday, April 27

The White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO will be holding its 26th Annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Whitson Elementary School in White Salmon. The local business community has generously donated hundreds of items and there is something for everyone, said a press release.

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May is Mental Health Month

HAHRC (Healthy Active Hood River County) features May as Mental Health Month, which was started 69 years ago by the organization “Mental Health America” and its affiliates. (For more information on May is Mental Health Month, visit Mental Health America’s website at www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may.) Well, what is mental health?

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How to help those with mental illness or substance abuse

Do you care about someone with a mental illness or substance abuse problem? You are not alone. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) estimates that one out of five Americans have a mental health condition. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) estimates almost one in 10 Americans have a substance use disorder.

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