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A ‘transforming gift’

Hood River Adopt A Dog recently received a gift from long time Hood River resident Bette Johnson through her will, according to the Board of Directors and staff.

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Fresh and Local: Farmers Markets in the Gorge

It is market time again; the bounty of the Gorge is available to all.

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Campus Pride Work Day

Hood River Valley High School students spent second period on May 17 working to clean up campus — inside and out.

‘Woman of Achievement’ award goes to Bambi Foy

Pi Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, has selected Bambi Foy to receive the 2017 Woman of Achievement Award. Foy’s selection came as a result of her work as the raptor education coordinator at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, a position she’s held for nearly six years.

The Ale List: Tasting notes on newly fermented tangs; no ‘suds’ here

I found Dan Peterson carbonating half-kegs at Pine Street Kitchen the other day, but the contents were not one of his beers. It was kombucha, the newest venture for the Hood River-based Ferment brewery.

Columbia Center offers Summer Arts class scholarships

A Giving Tuesday community fundraiser by Columbia Center for the Arts has enabled it to offer 15 full scholarships to children in need of financial assistance to attend an art class this summer.

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Moro: Azure weed plan takes root

Social media, the tailgate, and neighboring farm methods

Sherman County residents expressed anger Wednesday not only about Azure Farms, Inc., violating local and state weed control laws, but urging a social media uprising against enforcement action.

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Morrison Park debate spotlights dual needs of open space, land for housing

Monday will likely bring the last word on the proposed Lot 700, aka Morrison Park re-zone, as city council is scheduled to deliberate after hearing one more piece of testimony.

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Speaking ‘Gorge’

Jesse Brownlee, right, of Half Wild in Home Valley, Wash., brainstorms at “We Speak the Gorge” hospitality training Monday at the Cascade Locks Port pavilion with Barrett LaMont, left, of Cascade Locks Museum, Brenda Wood of Locks Dogs and Treats, and City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman.

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Next Door names volunteer of the year

Dr. Margaret Koenig has been named The Next Door’s 2016-2017 Volunteer of the Year. She was presented with her award at a recent board of directors meeting at The Next Door’s Hood River office.

El Mercado returns to Odell

Mercado del Valle is one of three farmers’ markets in the Columbia Gorge region managed by Gorge Grown Food Network, and it returns to its downtown Odell location June 1. Like last year, the market will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 4-7 p.m., ending Aug. 19.

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Care to Adopt?

Mike Hendricks and other Hood River Adopt-A-Dog volunteers held a meet-and-greet on May 5 during First Friday, introducing prospective pet owners to dogs currently under the care of the shelter, located in Odell

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Leos’ Saturday

Leos and Hood River Speech and Debate students sort cans and bottles May 6 during the monthly Leos container drive on the Heights.

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Artist Collective opens

Columbia River Artist Collective holds its grand opening during First Friday, May 5.

‘Connect to Your Cause’ scheduled on June 4

Care to “connect to your cause”?

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