City agrees to sale of Morrison Park property

Hood River City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, March 6, authorized a purchase option agreement between the city and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation for Lot 700 — also known as Morrison Park — contingent on development of an affordable housing complex that includes a sizable park/open space element.

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SMART holds successful first ‘Sip’ fundraiser

The first “SMART Sip,” a benefit for the Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) literacy programs in Hood River and Wasco counties, raised just over $12,000 on Feb. 22, the most successful fundraiser for Hood River County SMART.

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Legislature ends session after tackling guns

Salem (AP) — Oregon’s Legislature ended its 2018 session on Saturday after nearly a month that saw additional gun controls, an attempt to curb opioid abuse and a remedy to prevent losses to state coffers from the federal tax overhaul.

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Steelhead to Super Regionals

Hood River Valley High School FTC Robotics team Steelhead competed at the Oregon State Championships last weekend and will advance to the super regionals competition held in Spokane later this week.

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Solstice Anniversary

Solstice Café owners Aaron and Suzanne Baumhackl admire their 11th anniversary cake, held by Kent Sweeney, in a Feb. 28 party at the cafe for vendors and friends.

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Legislators tell of ‘efficient’ short session

The 2018 Legislative Short Session ended on Saturday, which included the passage of numerous budget allotments. Of these funds, a significant portion will directly benefit Hood River County for fire relief and economic development.

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DACA rally

The rally was staged “to let (U.S. Rep.) Greg Walden know we’re here and fighting for it,” said event organizer Gabriela Garcia of Hood River

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