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Going to the dogs: Hood River’s dog-friendly vibe doesn’t end at the office

It’s no secret that Hood River is a dog-friendly town — go literally anywhere and you’ll see dogs and their humans together.

Highway Collaborative identifies Gorge congestion goals

On May 11, members of the Oregon Solutions Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative signed a Declaration of Cooperation outlining goals for the project and delegating responsibilities to specific stakeholders. The collaborative seeks to improve pedestrian and vehicle safety along the Columbia River Highway and enhance visitor experiences.

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Pet of the Week: Thumper is ’80 pounds of pure love’

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

Adult center offers exercise classes, support groups

The Hood River Valley Adult Center has a variety of ongoing classes and support groups for seniors.

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Nestlé funds group opposed to 14-55

Most of the funding for a political action committee opposed to Hood River County Measure 14-55 came directly from Nestlé, according to campaign finance reports.

Fruit fly fight begins in TD, Mosier

Cherry Fruit Fly models developed by Oregon State University indicate that the pest emerged in The Dalles this month.

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El Mercado seeks vendors for 2016 season

The Mercado del Valle, the farmers’ market and vibrant community gathering space in Odell will host its opening day of the 2016 season on Thursday, June 2, from 4-7 p.m. and will continue every first and third Thursday until September 15 in downtown Odell.

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HRVAC honors Suzanne VanOrman

Outgoing Hood River Valley Adult Center (HRVAC) Interim Executive Director Suzanne VanOrman was the honored guest at Wednesday’s senior center luncheon.

Next Door honors foster parents

On May 10, The Next Door honored foster parents for their commitment to providing safe places for youth to live while in the Treatment Services Program.

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Hood River Farmers’ Market opens May 7

The Hood River Farmers’ Market enjoyed a sunny opening day May 7 at its new location at the Fifth and Columbia parking lot, located across from Full Sail Brewing Company.

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Dakine center leaves The Dalles

About 25 to 30 local jobs will be lost when the Dakine warehouse in The Dalles closes, sending that function to a facility in California.

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New road comes to life in CL Port business park

Northeast Columbia Gorge Way is almost finished. An infrastructure project by the Port of Cascade Locks, the new road will serve industrial tenants in the port’s business park — completion is slated by the end of May.

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Pet of the Week: Susie is a delight

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

Two WAAAM Flight Scholarships awarded

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) announces the winners of the 2014 and 2015 Flight Scholarship awards: Hood River High School senior Michael Guzman and Horizon Christian School junior William Decker.

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