Community Ed: Survival Spanish for farmers and orchardists

Instructor Paul Kuiper offers a class to help farmers and orchardists communicate with their Spanish-speaking employees.

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Pet of the Week: Tiny Poco awaits his forever home

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Poco as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

NRCS office moves

The Hood River office of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been re-located to the USDA Forest Service Hood River Ranger District office, 6780 Highway 35, Mt. Hood-Parkdale.

CGCC finds ways to make textbooks more affordable

CGCC finds ways to make textbooks more affordable

Police Log, Feb. 2 to 8

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

Sheriff Log, Feb. 1 to 9

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

WAAAM hosts Second Saturday event Feb. 14

The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum officials said thanks go to Consolidated Aircraft Coatings for their donation of polyfiber aircraft covering materials to help complete its most recent airplane restoration project.

Education Foundation announces teacher grants

Science, reading, math and ‘realia’:grants help with varied projects

The Hood River County Education Foundation has awarded more than $12,000 in grants to Hood River County School District educators to fund innovative approaches to education. Hood River Valley High School was the big winner with seven grants selected for funding. Those grants will provide microscopes, a ceramics kiln, videography equipment, art supplies, and classroom library books.

AAA: average gas price rises to $2.19 per gallon

Many drivers are noticing spikes in gas prices for the first time in months. The national average for regular unleaded jumps 12 cents this week to $2.19 a gallon.

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Burglar hits CL School, church

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information related to two burglaries in Cascade Locks that happened on the night of Jan. 5.

Planning director dives in

The Hood River County Planning Department has a new director of community development.

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Port of CL looking at electronic tolling for BOTG

Crossings over the Bridge of the Gods may soon be getting quicker as the Port of Cascade Locks is looking at having the bridge outfitted with electronic tolling technology by this fall.

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Sweet and Sour: pFriem Family Brewing’s ‘overwhelming, and perfect’ expansion

The folks at pFriem will have plenty to tell Zwickelmania visitors this weekend.

Zwickelmania tour returns Feb. 14

Zwickelmania is the annual one-day event in Oregon, this year on Feb. 14, when breweries open their doors to casual and hardcore beer fans from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 100 breweries, both big and small, are participating with meet-the-brewer events and beer samples.

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‘Somebody yelled ‘Falling!’ and I looked up, and here they come ...’

A first-hand account of wild double rescue on Mount Hood

JAN. 31, 2015: Erik Broms was climbing down from the summit of Mount Hood Saturday morning when two climbers roped together came plummeting down the mountain, right at him.