Sheriff Log, April 6 to 12

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Community Work Day returns on April 29

Sign up to hire a student for a day, proceeds to help local groups

Hood River Valley High School (HRVHS) is supporting the 18th annual Community Work Day (CWD) Wednesday, April 29.

GTA hosts April 28 presentation

On April 28, the Gorge Tech Alliance welcomes everyone to hear expert Marcella Vail, from the Portland marketing firm Kinesis, for a presentation on “Recipes for Marketing Success for Manufacturers.” The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at the White Buffalo Wine Bar in Hood River. Appetizers will be provided; there is a $10 entry for non-GTA members.

Crop Talk scheduled for April 27

This month’s Crop Talk, 6 p.m. at the Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive in Hood River, will feature a short field trip to a farm located near the Grange. Meet at the Grange and then car pool to Casa Verde CSA, which delivers veggies to members’ homes March through October.

Learn about the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Do you or someone you love have a mental illness? Come learn more and get support at an exploratory meeting to create a chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Coal export terminal gets water-quality approval from Oregon

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Oregon environmental regulators have ruled that proposed coal export terminal on the Columbia River meets state and federal water-quality standards, but the project still faces an adverse ruling from another state agency and questions about its economics in a slumping coal market.

Local “Bikefest” event promotes bike-friendly ideas for Goldendale

Goldendale has suffered many economic losses in its time, from the timber industry coming to a swift halt to the aluminum plant shutting down, Goldendale‘s economy has steadily declined. Thankfully, innovation lies in the mind of a local man with a passion.

Oregon ski areas ask Legislature for liability protection

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Ski areas are asking the Oregon Legislature for enhanced protection from lawsuits after the state Supreme Court invalidated the broad liability waivers often printed on the back of lift tickets.

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ODFW approves water rights swap with Cascade Locks

Action paves way for Nestlé plant

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has agreed to trade water rights with Cascade Locks, which puts the city one step closer to bringing Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant to its business park.

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Cascade Locks home incinerated, family displaced

Two adults and one child were displaced Saturday by a fire that destroyed their home in the 700 block of Northwest Forest Lane in Cascade Locks.

Blossom Time is here

Blossom Time started with the cider spectrum — from clear to cherry red — enjoyed by an estimated 2,000 people at the second annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest in Odell.

Library renews Shakespeare Week with birthday bash, workshops, performances

Hood River Library Shakespeare Week is April 21 - 25.

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Reach out and Read comes to One Community Health

At first, Javier, who is here for his 2 year old well child check, looks at me skeptically when I show him the “My Little Word Book,” that I would like to look at with him. I turn the pages and show him the pictures. He is still is not sure what to make of this as he chews on his delicious cracker.

Try your hand at Casino Night on Saturday

Parkdale Fire Department Casino Night on April 18 is a 21-and-over event; admission is $20 and includes dinner and $50 in chips, and admission to the beer and wine garden.

Climate Network plans Earth Day events

Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network (CGCAN) is coordinating a series of Earth Day events on Saturday, April 25, in Hood River to celebrate and connect Columbia Gorge residents around Earth awareness.