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Mt. Hood Town Hall Summer BBQ

The Mt. Hood Town Hall holds its annual Summer Barbecue on Saturday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m.

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Oregon Trail Tea Time

The Hood River Valley Evening Garden Club hosted this year’s Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs Convention June 13-16 at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn — the first time in more than a decade the state convention has been hosted by a Hood River club.

‘Art in the Gorge’ show in Hood River July 1-3

Eighteen local artists will host a weekend gallery and sale at Venue 301 (formerly the Butler Bank Building), 301 Oak St., Hood River, July 1-3.

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Cascade Observations: Making New Friends, Keeping the Old

I was a Girl Scout over 50 years ago, but the lyrics to a popular scouting song still remain lodged in my brain, years after memories of merit badges and the taste of campfire s’mores are long gone: “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.”

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History links Mike’s (30 years) and Tum-A-Lum (110)

I was headed into my freshman year of high school when Mike’s Ice Cream opened in 1986. It was a big deal — there weren’t a lot of places where kids my age could hang out, and having something downtown, across from the library park (that sold ice cream! In waffle cones!) really opened up options for me and my friends. We’d meet, grab a cone, and catch up on what we’d been up to that summer.

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Parkdale mason crafts new ‘masterpiece’ at Cape Horn

While working on his second masterpiece for the Cape Horn Trail, Michael Byrne hiked a half-mile back to show his granddaughter the waterfall overlook he completed a year ago.

Portland leaders ask governors to ban oil-by-rail

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland and Multnomah County leaders on Tuesday urged the governors of Oregon and Washington to push Congress for a permanent ban on oil-by-rail in the wake of a fiery train derailment along the Columbia River.

What happened to sea lion ‘Ray?’

“Ray,” a 1,300-pound male California sea lion, was a well-known fixture at The Dalles Marina, where he took up residence on a tenant’s dock in 2011. For years, he was a highly visible member of the river community, hauling himself out on a marina dock each day and feasting on salmon migrating through the river.

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Rock ‘n roll, loop ‘n jibe: Relive early ‘80s Gorge surf scene via videos and music

With apologies to vintners of the Gorge, around here there’s no vintage like Surf Vintage.

ANOTHER VOICE: Governor Brown: Respect the will of Hood River voters

Hood River County voters made history in the May 17 election.

Letters to the Editor for June 22

See history live; Need answers; more

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Chalk and Hopes

The traveling “Before I Die” kiosk awaits all-comers next to the downtown Hood River Library.

HR County moves toward affordable housing tool

Hood River County decided Monday to pursue a new affordable housing tool ushered in by an inclusionary zoning bill.

Parks district takes input on future park locales

The Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District board took public input last Wednesday on two park concepts: Westside Park and Golden Eagle Park.

Beach Bash features music, wind sport fun this weekend

The 2016 Beach Bash weekend gets going Thursday, with the annual Columbia Windsurfing Association Pray For Wind Party, 6-10 p.m. at Stonehedge Gardens; dinner tickets are sold at the door.

Horizon students sing, play, kick in talent show

Horizon students from K-12 demonstrated a great deal of talent during a recent Art and Talent Show in front of an exuberant audience filled with teachers, grandparents, parents, family and friends.

Police Log, June 6 to 12

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

Sheriff Log, June 5 to 18

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

National FFA scholarship goes to Jakelyn Santa Cruz

The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Fastline Publications scholarship to Jakelyn Santa Cruz of the Hood River Valley High School FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Fastline Publications as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Santa Cruz will attend Oregon State University.

Ken Meidell named new CEO at Dakine

Altamont Capital Partners has announced the appointment of Ken Meidell to the position of CEO at Dakine.