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Clarks served Camp Baldwin for 32 years

July 1, 1983 was an important day for one man and his wife and, as it turns out, also for thousands of Scouts and Scouters. That day, nearly 32 years ago, was the day that Larry Clark started his career as ranger at Camp Baldwin. Since then, Larry and Helen Clark have served tens of thousands — perhaps hundreds of thousands — of Scouts and Scouters, and have touched countless lives.

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Columbia Gorge CASA welcomes new volunteers

Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) welcomes new child advocates to the program: Mike Uffelman and Janis Miller from White Salmon, Katie Wallace and Amber Strain, The Dalles, Trena Gray and Donna Birtwistle, Sherman County and Grace Parson and Maria Miller of Hood River. The group was sworn into duty by the Honorable John A. Olson on March 9.

PET OF THE WEEK: Howdy loves people, attention … and bacon

Howdy is about a year old, and probably a Cattle dog mix, and 40 pounds.

Curves comes through

The clients at Curves gave a boost to FISH food bank last month.

Child Advocacy Center gains three-year grant

The Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center (CGCAC) has been awarded a 3 year grant from the Ford Family Foundation to fund child abuse prevention training.

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Vintage Grille owners settle in at Hood River Hotel

The serving part has been fun for the owners of Vintage Grill, the new restaurant at Hood River Hotel.

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Logsdon, pFriem earn WWeek beer awards

Hood River breweries did well in the recent Willamette Week Beer Awards: pFriem Family Brewing was named Best Brewpub Experience in the WW Portland Beer Guide, issued earlier this month.

Forum highlights solar issues

A community meeting Friday will highlight solar Issues in Oregon. Environmental advocates, businesses, representatives are expected to gather for the5 p.m. event at the Hood River Community Library meeting room, 502 State St, Hood River.

Earth Day celebrations highlight businesses, community leaders and clean-up projects

To celebrate Earth Day, many different groups have come together to organize events around the Gorge.

ODOT announces long-term repairs on Highway 26

Look for delays in areas west of Government Camp

Construction will delay travelers over Mt. Hood on U.S. 26 with congestion, one hour road closures, 20-minute traffic stops and increased truck traffic west of Government Camp. This project will take place April through October in 2015 and 2016.

Folklorist Nancy Nusz seeking Gorge traditions, stories

The Oregon Folklife Network is pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded it funding to document cultural traditions in the Columbia River Gorge. Folklorist Nancy J. Nusz will be working in Hood River, Wasco, Jefferson, Sherman and Gilliam counties with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs during March and April 2015.

County unemployment falls below 5 percent

Seasonally adjusted unemployment rates in the Columbia Gorge for February 2015 ranged from a low of 4.9 percent in Hood River County to 6 percent in Sherman County, according to figures recently released by the Oregon Employment Department.

Senate Democrats seek tougher federal rules for oil trains

SEATTLE (AP) — Senate Democrats have proposed federal legislation to strengthen safety standards for trains that carry volatile shipments of crude oil.

The Dalles sets rules for pot shops

The Dalles City Councilor Dan Spatz was the sole vote last Monday against rules to site medical marijuana dispensaries on properties not located near schools or within residential areas.

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Jail chief hands over keys

NORCOR stable, but Weed says jail ‘expensive way to help mental illness’

When James Weed took the job of executive director at the regional jail in April 2009, he inherited eight pending lawsuits over alleged inmate abuse and a spate of high-profile personnel problems.