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Parking change at Cascade Lot

Public Works crew installs new signage, the kiosk, and heat-thermal striping on Thursday morning as the City of Hood River prepares for a change in the parking system at the Cascade Avenue parking lot — at Fifth and Cascade across the street from the Post Office — to a shared parking lot effective June 1.

Recycling on wheels: HR Lions set up mobile stations

People wishing to easily recycle deposit-value beverage containers have a 24/7 option.

The Porch for May 30

SEEN AND HEARD: elementary students checking seed starts in morning light before school … bird-spotted bench in front of downtown store … shop owner flipping cardboard coasters at friends in open car windows, then retrieving his misses … tomato starts leveled by the wind … blackberry blossoms already emerging … new businesses on the Heights gestating behind butcher paper in the windows …

TCC wireless opens in HR

TCC, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., announced May 28 the opening of its newest location in Hood River.

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Pet of the Week: Lucille is a calm, quiet charmer

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

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Café sales relieve Nepal

Lauren Bardenett adds the flourish to a coffee drink at Doppio, 310 Oak St., where all day May 27 the café will donate 10 percent of proceeds — drinks and food — to help an earthquake-damaged Nepal village of Kumari.

Rummage for ‘The Dogs’ this weekend

May 30-31 sale benefits Hood River Adopt A Dog program

Hood River Adopt A Dog is holding its annual “Goin’ to the Dogs” Rummage Sale on Friday, May 29, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Soroptimist honors trio

Women of Distinction: Ann Frodel, Allyson Pate and Tami Swanson

Allyson Pate, Ann Frodel and Tami Swanson are winners of Soroptimist International of Hood River’s 2015 Women of Distinction Award.

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‘What you do is heroic’: School District honors retiring educators

Twenty-two educators are leaving full-time service of Hood River County School District this spring. Superintendent Dan Goldman thanked them in Monday’s gathering at the Hood River Valley High School cafeteria.

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Sunset magazine names Hood River ‘Best Adventure Town’

Sunset Magazine has named Hood River Best Adventure Town in its 2015 travel awards.

County to clarify ‘awkward’ land use appeal powers

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to clean up and revise an ordinance which bars them from modifying land use decisions made by the planning commission.

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Hood River County election results

Two members of the Columbia Gorge Community College board kept their positions, based on unofficial results from the May 19 Hood River County Special Districts election.

Marbach, Cook partner with Columbia Gorge Press on new Gorge Scenic Area book

The Columbia Gorge Press has ventured in to the book publishing arena with a stunning new photo essay project with Peter Marbach and Janet Cook.

Did you mail a package in Hood River May 20? A USPS crash may affect delivery

A serious traffic accident occurred in Portland late Wednesday night involving a tractor-trailer operated by a contractor for the U.S. Postal Service and a private vehicle.

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