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Commission approves Naito ‘upland’ project

Cable park application withdrawn from Corps, for now

On May 7, the Hood River City Planning Commission reviewed a detailed staff report on the Naito Development site plan and conditional use permit application for an 88-room Hampton Inn and adjacent commercial-retail building. The project’s two buildings would be built on riverfront property near the Sandbar – on the former Nichols Boat Works industrial site.

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Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Tyler’s tunes prompts me to rebuild the music

A few weeks ago, I wrote a story about a missing hard drive and the possibility that packrats had stolen it from me. Seems like everywhere I went after that, people asked me, “Well, did you find the rat?”

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DA hopeful Aaron arrested for DUI

Brian Aaron, Hood River attorney who is running for District Attorney, was charged on April 29 with driving under the influence.

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City planning will evaluate cable park proposal

Commission will use site plan, CUP criteria for in-water portion of Naito LLC proposal

In a four-hour marathon meeting Monday evening, the City of Hood River Planning Commission was unable to reach a decision on a site plan application submitted by Portland-based Naito Development LLC. The meeting was a combination extension of a prior public hearing and introduction of a Conditional Use Permit application, which the applicant was required to file for the proposed hotel, commercial building and parking lot development.

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APRIL ... from my desk: Museum construction from A to Z

The History Museum

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Bette’s Place keeps on growing

High-demand cinnamon rolls and frequent waiting lists make it hard to believe that Bette’s Place once used Bunnies and Beetles to drum up business.

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Meadows’ monkeyshines don’t disappoint

Proposal wins Pond Skim, ski resort announces final weekend of 2011-12 season

There aren’t many certainties in life, but one you can count on is that Thor, Jaws, James Bond, Captain America, Richard Nixon and The Big Lebowski, to name a few, will never share the same space in time again.

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Kitzhaber won’t stop Nestlé water swap

Cascade Locks hosts governor’s team

While legal and public protests have been raised against Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife on water access issues for a proposed Nestlé bottling plant, Gov. John Kitzhaber has been called upon by environmental groups to stop ODFW in its tracks.

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For the love of the game

For years I had the pennant hanging in my bedroom.

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Nestle gets transfer application rights approval for Cascade Locks water exchange

Plant would draw from Oxbow Springs

The Oregon Water Resources Board recently approved a transfer application for a water rights exchange that would advance Nestlés' proposal to bottle water from Oxbow Springs in Cascade Locks.

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Eagles get four all-CRC in bball, teams do well academically

Wheat gets first team for HRV boys

Four Hood River Valley basketball players wound up on all Columbia River Conference all-league teams for basketball this winter.

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Gunning for playoffs, HRV boys pick up league win

The Hood River Valley High School boys lacrosse team scored four goals in the final minutes of Friday night’s at-home matchup against the Cleveland Warriors to take control of an otherwise close game. The 8-3 result is their first Columbia Conference win.

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Binge drinking: Hood River ranks highest in Oregon

While Hood River may face a daunting task to address — having the highest rate of binge drinking for males age 18 and over in the State of Oregon — local response to the problem generates equally big numbers.

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Cascade Locks prepares for Nestlé with due diligence

Committee agrees public education is key priority

A new joint committee for economic development (JCED) in Cascade Locks held its first formational meeting April 12 at City Hall. The partnership, created between the port and city, is aiming for a new era of prosperity for the riverside town.

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Bergstrom’s eight wins highlight HRVST ‘Eggstravaganza’ action

The Hood River Valley Swim Team sent eight swimmers to Astoria for the “Eggstravaganza” swim meet April 14-15. Highlights for HRVST included Per Bergstrom winning every event he entered as well as event wins from Adam Burke, Allison Burke, Jamie Robinson and Charles Sutherland.

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Hawk baseball splits with Stanfield, Eagles top Bucks

The Horizon Christian and Hood River Valley baseball teams came out of the weekend showing they could play with the big boys of Oregon baseball. Hosting defending state champ Stanfield-Echo in a Saturday doubleheader the Hawks blew out the Tigers 8-2 behind a solid pitching for performance from Sam Anthony.

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