Bi-Coastal Media gears up ‘Wheels of Hope’ campaign

The radio stations of Bicoastal Media, Mid-Columbia Medical Center, and Griffith Motors are teaming up to help a Columbia Gorge family in need. Wheels Of Hope will provide a deserving family lacking transportation options a vehicle to help them meet their daily needs, along with other appropriate gifts to offer a hand up.

Stevenson head-on crash kills 4, including 2 young boys

STEVENSON (AP) — Four people are dead, including two boys, ages 7 and 9, after a head-on crash between a pickup and a minivan near Stevenson.

Klickitat County considers two-year ban on new pot businesses

GOLDENDALE — The Klickitat County Planning Commission was one vote shy of unanimity in its meeting Monday night in proposing a two-year ban with a sunset clause on new marijuana businesses to the County Commissioners. The vote has no binding authority but rather serves as a recommendation for action to the county commission. No action would affect existing county businesses.

Goldendale Library holds summer book sale July 2-3

The Friends of the Goldendale Library will be holding their annual Community Days book sale on Thursday and Friday, July 2 and 3 in the library’s Camplan Room. Used books of all sorts will be on sale, from gardening to crafts, mysteries, children’s books and much more. Most paperbacks are 50 cents, and most hardbacks are $1. The sale starts at 10 a.m. each day.

Washington cross-mountain endurance race coming August 7

Runners will scale the Cascade Mountains of Washington in August — from St. Helens to Mt. Adams.

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City takes first look at housing ideas

The figure 2,000 hasn’t been as important since we hit the millennium.

Cascade Locks holds town hall on Nestlé

The city of Cascade Locks is hosting a town hall meeting Thursday, facilitated by a neutral party, to hear questions and comments from the public regarding Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant.

Busy weekend: Beach Bash, Sternwheeler, Garden Tour highlighted

The Upper Valley Garden Tour is one of three big community events covering plenty of ground this weekend.

Cider Central: Cider group chooses ‘Spoke and Sail’ name

The June 17 Hood River News edition mentioned two new cideries due to open this summer and fall in Hood River.

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‘Hydration Station’ opens downtown

Water pours freely at the new “hydration station” at Shortt Supply at Second and Oak streets.

Summer heats up at the HR Library

The Hood River County Library — and its branches in Parkdale and Cascade Locks — have a variety of classes, crafts and reading programs for the whole family to enjoy this summer.

Relay For Life is July 18

The American Cancer Society held its annual Bark For Life event June 20 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds — the same spot Relay For Life will be held next month.

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Port of Hood River announces waterfront closures for July 4 festivities

The Fourth of July holiday will limit access to several Port of Hood River waterfront properties beginning Friday, July 3 when the Hood River Eye Openers Lions Club begins setting up its fireworks display just west of the mouth of the Hood River.

HR Watershed Group plans meetings to look at conserving water

Hood River Watershed Group will hold its next meeting June 23 at 6 p.m. at the OSU Extension Meeting Room, 2990 Experiment Station Drive.

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Gerardo Bobadilla changing history with Mercado Guadalajara

In the early 1990s, while working in a local orchard, Gerardo Bobadilla was challenged by an old-time farmworker to change the course of Mexican history in the Hood River Valley.