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New Business Profile: Remedy organic juice café opens downtown

There’s a new organic juice and food bar in downtown Hood River.

Local chambers deny participation in travel video, magazine

Chambers of commerce in three areas in the Gorge are advising members that they are not participating or advocating for a private company selling advertising and time slots in a travel video.

ODFW considering 10K-acre land acquisition on Deschutes

In collaboration with the Trust for Public Land (TPL), the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is considering acquiring about 10,000 acres in the Lower Deschutes River Canyon in Wasco County.

PUD: Gorge wind farms could store power in reservoir

AP — A small utility plans a $2.5 billion water reservoir system near Goldendale as a way to store energy generated by Columbia River Gorge wind farms.

Feast of Words benefits Library Foundation March 7

The Hood River County Library Foundation invites you to eat, drink and be merry in the library at the fifth annual Feast of Words, their annual gala fundraiser, on Saturday, March 7, from 6-9 p.m. The event will include exquisite desserts and savory appetizers, local wine and beer, and live music in the beautiful downtown Hood River Library.

Birds of a feather flock together in Columbia Art Center exhibition

It’s all things avian at the Columbia Center for the Arts, where the upcoming Fine Feathered Friends exhibition during the month of March will feature art and events all related to birds.

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Pet of the Week: Hugs is a snuggler who lives up to his name

Hugs was brought in with Kisses and she really helped him settle down and learn to be a lap dog, and they were stinkin’ cute, but Kisses got adopted right away, leaving Hugs to find his own family. He’s doing very well in his foster home, and is quite the character! He’s playful, and can be silly and sweet, but really more of a snuggler than a player! Hugs likes to give hugs.

Youths speak out on climate change; council prepares to seek public input

City Council heard strong words from two young people Monday on the subject of climate change and proposed “carbon price” legislation.

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Full Sail employees to vote on merger

Full Sail CEO Irene Firmat and executive brewmaster Jamie Emmerson announced Monday that a major change is possible at the brewery this spring.

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Apple Valley sizzles again at Aporkalypse Now

Parkdale eatery repeats victory at the bacon-laden benefit Aporkalypse Now

Apple Valley BBQ has a picture of a pig on its logo, making its dominance at the Gorge’s biggest bacon event hardly a surprising thing.

HRV grad rates among top in Oregon

For the fourth year in a row, Hood River Valley High School’s four-year graduation rate ranked amongst the state’s best.

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Pet of the Week: Susie has a smile that never stops

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Susie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

GTA hosts Feb. 25 forum on technology, community

Many social theorists agree that community life has been transformed by communications technologies. Is community disappearing or strengthening as we gaze at smartphones, video games, online movies, and web pages? How do these technologies both connect and disconnect us? Where online do we engage deeply with friends, family, and neighbors alike?

Clink! A Taste of Oregon exhibit visits History Museum

Celebrate the wonders of Oregon wine and the people who make it possible in Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine, a traveling exhibition curated by the Oregon Historical Society in collaboration with local history organizations and industry leaders.

Oil train issue is heating up again

Report shows increased oil going through the Gorge

The focus on oil trains running through the Gorge has largely remained on the Washington side, where the vast majority of crude, particularly coming from the Bakken formation in North Dakota, enters the National Scenic area.

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