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In collaboration with Electrify America, Walmart announced a new convenience for customers: Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at Oregon Walmart stores. This allows families to charge their electric vehicles while they shop and is part of a broader plan to develop a coast-to-coast EV ch…

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The “100 Deadliest Days of Summer” have already arrived — and the car safety experts at Les Schwab Tires created a free Summer Road Trip Checklist to help everyone stay safe on the roads this summer, said a press release.

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U.S. Small Business Administration reminds small non-farm businesses in eight Oregon counties and a neighboring county in Washington of the July 1 deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced…

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The Hood River County Library District announces its newest collection, a Library of Things. The collection supports lifelong learning and creativity by providing the physical tools necessary to explore new areas of interest and learn new skills, said a press release.

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The Port of Hood River announced that contract crews from Abhe & Svoboda completed their work a week ahead of schedule, and the remaining nighttime bridge closures scheduled for this project (May 19-23) have been canceled.Abhe & Svoboda completed all repairs to the bridge portal fram…

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Like a sofa and table that complement each other, a realtor and home furnishings business are co-locating in a downtown Hood River anchor space.The Dwelling Station moved last month from Mosier to Fourth and Oak, inside one of  Windermere Realty’s two downtown offices.

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Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) sounds lovely — but it is not. This very invasive deciduous tree has spread vigorously along waterways, roadways and agricultural areas, said a press release.

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“Communicating patiently, volunteering broadly, going above and beyond, and always making a difference for the community,” describes each of this year’s three Soroptimist Women of Distinction Award winners: Graciela Gomez, Rachel Larive and Shelly Toon Lindberg.

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The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub is seeking businesses and organizations to host booths at the annual Gorge STEM Fair. This free event, open to the public, will be held on June 7 from 5–7 p.m. in downtown Hood River.

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In response to significant concerns expressed by food and beverage industry commuters on both sides of the river, the Port of Hood River has been able to negotiate a later closing time for the total bridge closures schedule for May 2019, port officials announced.

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The Hood River Farmers Market opens Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fifth and Columbia streets parking lot across from Full Sail Brewing. Market shoppers can enjoy free parking beside the market on the west side of the parking lot, anywhere west of Seventh Street or on Wasco Street.

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Even though Mountain Valley Meats’ owners and operators, Toria and Jason Johnston, only joined the Northwest Meat Processors Association this year, they decided to enter some of their products into competition at the association’s annual conference, held this year March 28-30 in Anacortes, Wash.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will exempt wine grapes from regulation under the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule, announced Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley in a press release.

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Cascade Central Credit Union hosts the ninth annual Community Shred Day event on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1206 12th St., on the Hood River Heights.

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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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Hood River Supply held its 69th Annual Meeting Feb. 21 at the Pine Grove Grange. The event included reports to members and customers from the board and management on the past fiscal year’s financial performance and accomplishments, and held an election of two directors.

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Three Hood River wineries each brought home six or more medals from last month’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.Hood Crest Winery and Cathedral Ridge Winery each brought home two golds and a total of seven medals. One of the  Cathedral Ridge golds was for label artistry.Marchesi Vi…

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