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Chains required on I-84 Thursday

Chains are required on I-84 from Hood River to Troutdale.

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I-84 reopens after night closure

Interstate 84 opened at about 1:03 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Closures and cancelations for Wednesday, Jan. 11

List will be updated as information becomes available:

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Hood River Farmers’ Market Jan. 14 at Springhouse Cellars

For the first time ever, Hood River Farmers Market is continuing monthly this winter. Gorge residents can continue to choose local food first and buy direct from producers the second Saturday of the month, January through April, from 1-4 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars

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WebMap: County releases new GIS mapping tool

Hood River County Geographic Information Services (GIS) Department is set to unveil a new version of its interactive online WebMap in January.

Gorge Owned, contractors team up for solar incentives

Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors and partners to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to Gorge homeowners in Klickitat, Skamania, Wasco and Hood River counties.

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Sgt. Hall departing Readiness Center post

Since November 2011, Sgt. 1st Class Ben Hall has served essentially as the manager of the Fort Dalles Readiness Center at 402 E. Scenic Drive, which is the home of Delta Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry of the Oregon Army National Guard.

CCA featuring art by Lyle students

A group of Lyle Middle School students have their original artwork on display in the Hood River’s Columbia Center for the Arts, as part of the “Hero’s Journey” exhibition that began Friday, Jan. 6.

Next AARP ‘Safe Driver’ class held Jan. 12-13

The next AARP Safe Driver class will be held at Down Manor on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 12-13, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The two-day class will cover the many changes in Oregon’s driving laws in the past few years.

Police log, Dec. 26 to Jan. 1

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

Sheriff log, Dec. 18 to Jan. 7

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

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City moves ahead with ‘Sanctuary’ status

Waterfront parking changes postponed

Long discussions of sanctuary city and waterfront parking at city council led to a planned resolution on the former and a delay in the latter.

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Shelter moves

Hood River Warming Shelter host Sandy Spellecy, right, briefs shelter volunteers Leigh Hancock, center, and Michelle Nijhuis on procedures at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the shelter site last week. On Jan. 8, the shelter moved to Covenant Christian Church.

Bank’s ‘Warm Hearts’ winter drive succeeds

Columbia Bank announced Monday that $209,335.96 and 8,140 items were raised for 54 local homeless shelters across the Northwest during the second annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive.

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Marbach’s Columbia exhibit opens Friday at Oregon Historical Society

The Columbia River flows for over 1,200 miles, born free in the cradle of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia. From its humble beginnings from a tiny spring you can straddle, to a two mile wide confluence with the Pacific Ocean, the river flowed for thousands of years in a natural state of astounding beauty. It was also the place of a miraculous ancient migration of Pacific salmon that came all the way home to the headwaters in Canada.


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