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Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) held his long-awaited town hall at the Hood River Armory last week, where he was almost immediately met with a restless audience shouting out questions and comments.

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If you own or manage a business that’s related in any way to the equine industry, or if you own a horse (or not), please come to the Hood River Saddle Club (HRSC) on Tuesday, April 2 for an opportunity to connect with others in the industry across the state.

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Hood River County’s two tax measures — a 5 percent Prepared Food and Beverage Tax and a $0.89 Public Health and Safety Local Option Levy — will be on the May 21 ballot, the county commission decided yesterday after a short public hearing.

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After rescheduling twice , Rep. Greg Walden held a town hall at 8:30 a.m. this morning at the Hood River Armory, which was attended by approximately 120 people.

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Chanting “Stop denying the earth is dying,” Hood River Middle School students skipped school this afternoon and marched through downtown Hood River, carrying signs protesting pollution and government inaction to climate change as part of the worldwide youth Climate Strike.

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The Hood River County Board of Commissioners could decide as early as Monday whether or not voters will see its two tax proposals — a prepared food and beverage tax and a local option levy — on the May ballot. A public hearing on the measures will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at th…

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Oregon State University Master Gardener volunteer and local orchardist Cindy Collins will offer a free program, “The Basics of Pruning,” on Thursday, March 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Hood River Fire Department/EMS building, 1785 Meyer Parkway.

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In 1973, I read a book that influenced my life — “Them” by Joyce Carol Oates. Yesterday, while immersed in Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming,” memories of that novel’s impact on me resurfaced. 

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1919 — 100 years agoR.A. Collins, one of the prominent ranchers of the Dee section, who was in town last Saturday, says the price of land in that locality, which he declares is the best in the county, is very satisfactory. The Zibe Dimmick place of 28 and a half acres, he reports, located on…

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The 2019 Blossom Fest Craft Show and Blossom Fest Quilt Show and Sale will be Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, located at 3020 Wy’east Road, near the community of Odell.

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking qualified applicants to fill two soon to be vacant positions on the Fish Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) Program Board.

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Donations are still coming in, said Next Door Development Officer Justine Ziegler, but this year’s Buddy Bowl has raised approximately $25,000 for Gorge Youth Mentoring. Above, Gutterly Ridiculous poses for the camera while Copper West Real Estate team, at left, one of the event’s top fundra…

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A chase by law enforcement from Arlington to The Dalles on Sunday afternoon led to the arrest of a woman on Interstate 84 by Oregon State Police troopers and Wasco County Sheriff deputies.

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They will be hard to miss, in their matching school uniforms around town and at the schools, as a group of visitors from Hood River’s Sister City in Tsuruta, Japan, arrives Thursday for a week of activities in the Gorge.

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Despite being on opposite sides of the aisle, and the hallway in the state capitol, Sen. Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River) and Rep. Anna Williams (D-Hood River) are collaborating in support of their shared constituents.

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Hood River Adopt A Dog (HRAAD) is working with the Humane Society of the United States to provide relief to Alabama communities devastated by recent tornadoes. Four of the displaced Alabama shelter dogs will be entering the HRAAD program this week, said a press release.

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The restrooms at the Event Site and the Marina have needed upgrades for a long time now, and the Port of Hood River is working to remodel both structures to meet ADA standards and accommodate increased usage.

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Elected positions from special districts throughout Hood River County will be up for re-election.Deadline to apply is March 21.Anyone interested in filing should contact the County Elections Division.Two posts are open on the Hood River Port board: Position 4, held by Brian Shortt, and Posit…

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The Dordt College Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra from Sioux Center, Iowa, invite all to a concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 at Faith Bible Church, 1889 Belmont Drive, Hood River.

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Two candidates have already been interviewed for the temporary Justice of the Peace for Cascade Locks Justice Court position but, worried that confusion about residency requirements deterred people from applying, the Hood River County Board of Commissioners passed a motion Monday to reopen t…

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Ice caused a plethora of traffic problems on I-84 this morning: ODOT reported at least one spinout between Hood River and Cascade Locks, and several crashes and semi-spinouts at mileposts 67-69, both west and eastbound, between Hood River and Mosier. 

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Bolstering services in the Odell area is the main goal of the annual Feast of Words event, aka “Party in the Library,” starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9 and hosted by Hood River Library Foundation.

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Officials from Hood River County and City, and Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District met Feb. 28 at Hood River Fire and EMS community room in the first such inter-agency meeting in recent memory, to discuss the HRVPRD draft “Multi-Jurisdicional Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan…

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