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Police Log, April 4 to 10

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

‘The Big One’: Cascadia subduction earthquake event April 21

In honor of Earth Day, Columbia Gorge Community College and Hood River County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management present an interactive learning event, offering insight into Cascadia earthquake geology, impacts and preparedness actions residents can take. Cascadia earthquake is “Oregon’s greatest natural threat,” according to the Governor’s Task Force on Resilience

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Flammable, but not oil

Mt. Hood Railroad stores ‘mostly’ empty propane cars on upper valley tracks

Black railcars stowed on the tracks from Hood River to Mount Hood may resemble oil trains, but fire officials say they’re actually storage cars that formerly held propane and other raw chemicals.

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'Little free book boxes': Student to bring libraries to 3 neighborhoods

A trio of “little free book boxes” will come to Hood River this spring, thanks to Lucy Fine, Hood River Valley High School junior.

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Art center’s got poTENtial

Columbia Center for the Arts has poTENtial — the center’s 10th anniversary series started off April 4 with 100 people in attendance to hear “Martin Marten” author Brian Doyle in a wide-ranging and hilarious talk.

Planning Commission upholds Windmaster tower approval

A 100-foot cell tower was re-approved this week at Windmaster Corner, behind HRVHS' baseball field.

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Hood River officials urge Vancouver port to reject oil terminal

Hood River elected leaders and environmental advocates on Tuesday called for the Port of Vancouver to end its lease on a proposed Columbia River oil terminal.

Blossom Time brings plenty of local color to the valley

With the heart of Blossom Time happening this weekend, Panorama special sections are a great way to plan your weekend.

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HRV Leos holds Soles4Souls drive

Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are needed to help fight global poverty.

Gem documentary gets Oregon Premiere April 21

By traveling to East Africa searching out the finest colored gemstones, Ken Apland of Apland Jewelers has had the opportunity to help local communities in Kenya and Tanzania. While many jewelers wait for gem dealers to come to their store, Apland goes straight to the source — this not only provides access to gemstone rough directly from the mine but also provides much needed business for local miners.

Gorge Grown hosts two school garden workshops

Gorge Grown Food Network is hosting two events this spring to support and celebrate regional school gardens.

Greater share of local room tax revenue would give deputies some relief

The sheriff’s office has been working on ways to increase staffing needed to keep up with the growing demand for services. One area of focus has been the exponential increase in recreation related services the sheriff’s office has to provide, Sheriff Matt English stated in a press release.

Alliance on Aging gathers steam

Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA), a group of Mid-Columbia residents who have been meeting since August 2015 to identify, discuss and advocate for the needs of regional elders and caregivers, has grown to over 80 members, with 20 to 30 attending each meeting.

Adult Center news: Big Bingo back Tuesdays; thrift shop hours expand

Big Bingo is back at the Hood River Valley Adult Center on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m., but volunteers are needed to keep it running.