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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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We need a new POTD

ASAP

But BMcCarty is on the case

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Sold-out Gorge Grown conference connects area farmers and buyers

At Monday’s sold-out Gorge Grown Food and Farm Connection event, 200 farmers, chefs and buyers from the Gorge and Portland congregated to learn from each other and even speed-date in a networking frenzy.

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Sheriff Log for April 14, 2012 edition

Sheriff Log for April 14, 2012 edition

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Accident drill simulates mass casualty incident

Ninety-six teens involved in a mock freeway collision Thursday between a bus and minivan were transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles and Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital for treatment of “injuries.”

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Eagle baseball finishes 50/50

Varsity squad ends season with first-round playoff loss vs. fifth-ranked Ashland

The Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball season came to a close Wednesday with a 5-1 loss against the Ashland Grizzlies. The Eagles (13-13 overall) traveled to Ashland (17-9) for the first round of the OSAA State Championships, which it qualified for with a 9-1 play-in game victory last week against Milwaukie.

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Final forum Monday for Sheriff, DA candidates

Meet candidates, ask questions before May 15 Primary Election

Monday brings the last scheduled public forum before ballots go out for the May 15 Primary Election.

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Low-cost prom dress event returns Saturday

Young ladies seeking an affordable option for prom and graduation dresses will be lining up Saturday before the doors open at the annual “Dress for Less” charity sales event.

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County mulls change in code enforcement ordinance

Changes could soon be coming to the way the county enforces code and ordinance violations.

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Hawks romp in first game at Baker

Hot-shooting, strong-rebounding Horizon Christian School toppled Triad 75-59 in Thursday’s first round of the Class 1A state basketball tournament at Baker City High School.

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Great Story: Gump-tion wins Mr. HRV

Story Heath McKee wins annual Hood River Valley High School talent/variety show

Story Heath-McKee channeled the geek in all of us on his way to Mr. HRV victory Thursday. The Hood River Valley High School senior used his lanky 6-2 frame and short-cropped hair to evoke the spirit of Forrest Gump, made famous by Tom Hanks in the 1994 Oscar-winning film.

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A not so clear-cut clearcut Part 1: Timber operations go off reservation

Over the winter 110 acres of trees in a highly sensitive, very visible Gorge hillside were chopped down. Local environmental groups and members of the public claim they had no idea what was going on until chainsaws and bulldozers were already running. Now they want to know why and how it happened.

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The Road to London runs through Oregon

A peek inside the hope, happiness and heartbreak of the U.S. Track and Field

The venues that played host to the 2012 U.S. Olympic track and field trials are drenched in so much tradition that it practically drips from the brows of the competitors and plops in the raindrops falling on the Hayward Field grandstands.

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Are Forest Pass fees legal?

Local attorney aids in fight against fees for accessing land at sites without improvements

Last month, Portland resident Adi Fairbank opted for the PCT and a three-day backpack — without a Northwest Forest Pass on his windshield. When he got back to the Herman Creek trailhead, he found a fine on his car and himself with a misdemeanor citation.

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