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Columbia Gorge Express will transition to its fall schedule starting Sept. 16.Service will taper in phases to accommodate the gradually shrinking crowds, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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The public will have another chance to provide input on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge Replacement Project on Thursday, Sept. 12, during a project meeting at the White Salmon Fire Department. The meeting runs 4-6 p.m., and there will be a reserved time for public comment.

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Better ways to combat invasive weeds, developing planning tools to sequester carbon in forests, creating pollinator habitat on irrigation pipeline corridors — these are just a few applications that will come to fruition in the coming years because of funding from USDA’s Natural Resources Con…

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The ribbon was cut Aug. 13 as Copper West Real Estate formally moved into new headquarters in The Dalles, giving new life to the former Auto Electric building at 314 Lincoln St. at the west edge of the downtown core.

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The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of Vancouver Police and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, arrested two subjects suspected of an early morning assault that occurred Friday at a residence in Skamania, approximately 10 miles west of Stevenson. After the alleged assaul…

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Columbia Area Transit (CAT) has scheduled three public meetings to inform the public of their expanded services and to gather input from residents and businesses. Through funding from an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) grant, CAT will begin providing the Columbia Gorge Express service.

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As of Aug. 7, the Oregon Department of Forestry is increasing fire prevention measures for public use of equipment and raising the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) to a Level 3 in an attempt to reduce human-caused wildfires.

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Every year, flaggers and other highway workers are injured and killed on highways in Oregon and across the nation. The Oregon Department of Transportation has begun deploying new flagging technology — auto flaggers —  that takes work zone flaggers out of the line of traffic, making them safer.

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Rain fell Monday morning, but an un-permitted burn pile at a Hood River mobile home park was immediately doused by firefighters.

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Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has three new child advocates: Ashley Braniff, Bingen; Greta Root, Mt. Hood; and Brian Rohter, Hood River.After completing 32 hours of training, the group was sworn into duty by the Judge John A. Olson on July 9. Olson welcomed the newe…

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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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Members of the Hood River Watershed Group, an organization dedicated to improving the local watershed, gathered at The Ruins last week to talk about the importance of the watershed and the group’s upcoming 2040 plan, expected to be released early next year.

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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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“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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“Every survivor comes with her own story, her own set of hurdles and needs. Each one of them works with our advocates to do whatever it takes to move forward. And forward progress looks different for everyone,” said Helping Hands Against Violence’s Board Chair Dena Simonds at last week’s Hon…

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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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The Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge will be closed to all vehicle traffic for at least 16 nights in May as contract crews with Abhe & Svoboda work to complete several truss and steel member repairs on the bridge, the Port of Hood River announced this week.

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