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‘Water is survival': County Commission declares drought

Three main irrigation districts request users cut back by 25 percent

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a countywide drought declaration at a special meeting Wednesday. The resolution will go to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk for executive action.

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Ailene Hibbard keeps history alive for News staff

You’re on deadline and you really should have done your research earlier, but you’ve been pulled a hundred ways all week (excuses!) and you’re just now getting to your story. Which is due in four hours. And okay, you’re panicking more than a little bit. Because this is going to be impossible.

Prevention Program thanks its supporters

Prevention supporters said one goodbye and issued numerous thank yous on June 16 at an appreciation luncheon at China Gorge Restaurant sponsored by the Hood River county Prevention Department.

Lions provide sight screenings this weekend in CL

The Columbia Gorge Lions Club will host its 40th annual Sternwheeler Days Festival in Cascade Locks June 26-28. Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation will also be on hand June 28 to conduct free state-of-the-art sight screenings for children.

‘Country Garden Tour’ June 27 in Upper Valley

‘Country Garden Tour’ June 27 in Upper Valley

Pet of the Week: Rufus is a happy guy looking for a fresh start

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

Next Door receives grant

The Oregon Community Foundation awarded a grant of $15,000 to The Next Door for the Promoting Prosperity Program. This project enrolls participants in Lending Circles to improve their credit ratings and access to loans.

Bi-Coastal Media gears up ‘Wheels of Hope’ campaign

The radio stations of Bicoastal Media, Mid-Columbia Medical Center, and Griffith Motors are teaming up to help a Columbia Gorge family in need. Wheels Of Hope will provide a deserving family lacking transportation options a vehicle to help them meet their daily needs, along with other appropriate gifts to offer a hand up.

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City takes first look at housing ideas

The figure 2,000 hasn’t been as important since we hit the millennium.

Cascade Locks holds town hall on Nestlé

The city of Cascade Locks is hosting a town hall meeting Thursday, facilitated by a neutral party, to hear questions and comments from the public regarding Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant.

Cider Central: Cider group chooses ‘Spoke and Sail’ name

The June 17 Hood River News edition mentioned two new cideries due to open this summer and fall in Hood River.

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‘Hydration Station’ opens downtown

Water pours freely at the new “hydration station” at Shortt Supply at Second and Oak streets.

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Port of Hood River announces waterfront closures for July 4 festivities

The Fourth of July holiday will limit access to several Port of Hood River waterfront properties beginning Friday, July 3 when the Hood River Eye Openers Lions Club begins setting up its fireworks display just west of the mouth of the Hood River.

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Gerardo Bobadilla changing history with Mercado Guadalajara

In the early 1990s, while working in a local orchard, Gerardo Bobadilla was challenged by an old-time farmworker to change the course of Mexican history in the Hood River Valley.

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Care to Yoga?: Care Center brings free community yoga to Hood River

When Activities Director Christine Shannon began her free “Gentle Yoga for Beginning Seniors 50 and Over” at the Hood River Care Center mid-February, she started with three students.