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Paul Henne’s electronics store unplugs after 50 years

Paul Henne’s TV & Stereo Center, one of the oldest existing businesses in the Hood River Heights, will be powering down at the month’s end.

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2017 Visitors’ Guide comes out in time for Memorial Day Weekend

Want a fresh view of the Gorge and a long list of things to do this summer and fall? The 2017 Visitors Guide comes out just in time for summer planning. Look for the free 80-page full color joint publication of Hood River News and The Dalles Chronicle at area businesses, visitor centers, and the newspapers’ offices.

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Arome: ‘Find Your Flavor’ at new downtown shop

It’s hard to find a word for a shop like Arome.

$92,000 in college scholarships awarded by Education Foundation

Hood River Valley High School seniors went home on Thursday night with over $69,000 in Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) funds for their post-secondary educations.

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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