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New waste collection bins’ debut

Council chambers take on an unusual look Monday as Jim Winterbottom, right, of Waste Connections, the contractor for solid waste disposal with the City of Hood River, presents to Hood River City Council Monday on a proposal for a set of substantial changes to waste collection service in the city.

Ten tips and tricks you need to know for the County fair

All roads lead to Odell this week for the Hood River County Fair, running Wednesday through Saturday.

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Immigration Counseling office opens in downtown Hood River

Immigration Counseling Service (ICS), a not-for-profit immigration law firm based in Portland, has opened a new regional office in Hood River, located in the Union Building at 216 Columbia St. The office is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Cool! Fair opens today

Please, come to the fair — just keep the gate closed.

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Stage set for new waterfront buildings

Construction is humming along at the Hood River waterfront.

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Hood River Farmers’ Market offers local produce, more

New family-friendly beer garden now on site

Hood River Farmers’ Market is in full swing with a wide variety of vendors, live music, market activities and an all-new beer garden. Visit the market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Fifth and Columbia.

July 23 Stoked anniversary bash helps LymeLight

Stoked Roasters celebrates its second anniversary with a 6-9 p.m. party July 23 at the café, 603 Portway Ave., across from Waterfront Park. The event is also a benefit for LymeLight Foundation, whose mission is to help children and young adults struggling with Lyme disease to gain access and pay for proper medical treatment, and to prevent the long-term effects of Lyme disease through public awareness and education.

Paving closes exit 62

The I-84 paving project between Cascade Locks and Hood River is underway and as part of the project, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be paving the on- and off-ramps on I-84 from Hood River to Cascade Locks, including those in Hood River (at exits 62, 63, and 64).

Gaulke Dental joins Hood River Dental

Doctors Curtis Haynie, William Payne, Andy Burton, and Daniel Madden of Hood River Dental are proud to announce their acquisition of Gaulke Dental Clinic.

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Rand Road water line

Roger Whitecotton comes out of the new subterranean vault installed in the past two weeks at Rand Road and Sherman Avenue, as part of the City of Hood River’s water line upgrade.

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The Ale List: Sweet and sour success, and the cream of the crops

Kriekfest was a low-key success in its July 9 debut at Clear Creek Station in Portland.

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County holds STR, marijuana hearings in August

Hood River County will tackle two divisive issues in tandem. Rules for short term rentals and marijuana businesses have come before Hood River County Planning Commission, and now the appointed panel’s recommendations will shift up to the elected Board of Commissioners for a pair of hearings in August to decide their legislative fate.

‘Slopeside Sustainability’ Saturday at Meadows

Mt. Hood Meadows’ weekend scenic chairlift ride and hiking experience will be “cleaned up” Saturday, July 23 at a Slopeside Sustainability and Mountain Cleanup Day.

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Meriwether Send-off

Meriwether is in his last weeks as Hood River County Administrator after 15 years.

HAHRC BEATS PoP: power of your local farmers markets

Many local farmers’ markets in The Gorge are sponsoring programs this year to up your buying power of local produce. The Power of Produce (or PoP) Club is back in action.

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