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Bacon Fest benefits Helping Hands

Helping Hands Against Violence’s annual Aporkalypse Now! Bacon Fest happens this Friday, Feb. 10 at Springhouse Cellars from 6-9 p.m.

Cascade Volcanoes virtual tour Feb. 17

Take a virtual tour of the Cascade Volcanoes with Dr. Tom Pierson on Friday, Feb. 17 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. An optional dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the 7 p.m. presentation.

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Dinner is served: Mosier Valley Senior Center, Up, Running and Looking to Future

The Mosier Valley Senior Center was hoppin’ the last Wednesday of January — the first time it had been able to open all month due to inclement weather.

First Lego Youth Robotics info session planned Feb. 15

Parents and teachers of young students interested in robotics are invited to an information session for First Lego League Jr. on Feb. 15.

Oregon Historical Society: Peter Marbach gives ‘River of Hope’ talk Feb. 15

Hood River photographer Peter Marbach will share stories and imagery from his current project documenting the landscapes and culture of the entire 1,250-mile Columbia River, from its humble beginnings in Canal Flats, British Columbia, to the two-mile-wide confluence with the Pacific.

Pine St. Kitchen hosts GO! Solar event Feb. 20

Join Gorge Owned (GO!) to learn if solar is right for your business or commercial building from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Pine Street Kitchen. GO! is working with local solar contractors and partners to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations on commercial buildings in Hood River County.

‘Carnal Love’ opens at AniChe

“Carnal Love” is the latest installation in a series of art shows featured at AniChe Cellars, 301 Oak St., Hood River, in the historic Butler Bank building in downtown Hood River.

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Self-serve gas stations could go 24/7

Residents have been able to pump their own gas in certain Oregon counties for the last year, and now legislators are considering expanding the service.

Survey: HR businesses impacted by winter conditions

A long, stormy winter has resulted in a tough business climate, according to a survey by Hood River County Chamber of Commerce.

E & L Auto sells to O’Reilly Auto

A Heights commercial anchor has a new owner.

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Spotlight on local history during Second Saturday

The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) will feature some unusual local history on Feb. 11 during Second Saturday events.

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Pet of the week: Yogi and Charlie: 'A sweet little pair’

Yogi and Charlie have been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.

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Raising the bar at Kingsley Reservoir

Expansion will improve irrigation, relocate campground

Kingsley Reservoir, a major water source for Hood River valley agriculture, will play an even bigger role in the coming years.

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‘Sense of Place’ programs return Feb. 15 with music of Woody Guthrie

As a commissioned songwriter for the Portland’s Bonneville Power Administration in 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs, including classics like "Roll On, Columbia," "Hard Travelin’," and "Pastures of Plenty," extolling the benefits of public power, hydroelectricity, irrigation, and the Grand Coulee Dam.

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Storm watch continues: Winter prepares another punch

Prepare for power outages that could last several days.

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