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Dog park list narrowed down

Parks-Rec focus is on undeveloped sites

An ad hoc committee formed to find a suitable location for a dog park in Hood River has narrowed down its list of potential sites and largely scrapped plans to place the facility on already existing park sites.

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In the ‘sweet spot’ for growing fruit, Anne and Bernie Lerch enjoy staying small but diverse

The Hood River Valley is well-known its wines and vines now, but it wasn’t that way when Anne and Bernard Lerch purchased Hood River Vineyards and Winery in 1992. In those days, there were just three wineries in the entire Columbia River Gorge, and only a handful of vineyards.

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State Street work will impede traffic

Downtown Urban Renewal gets going in earnest on Tuesday

After the Labor Day flags of Monday starts the flagging on Tuesday.

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HR’s second dispensary, Mountain View Naturals, opens

The city of Hood River is now home to not one, but two medical marijuana dispensaries.

Bomb threat closes HR Bridge Wednesday night

A bomb threat phoned in to law enforcement by an anonymous caller resulted in the temporary closure of the Hood River Bridge Wednesday night.

Light Wave wins Telly for ‘Hope 2014’ video

The 35th Annual Telly Awards has named Light Wave Communications as a Bronze winner for the video titled “Vision of Hope 2014,” which focuses on HAVEN’s efforts to prevent sexual and domestic violence in the Columbia Gorge.

Ways to eradicate invasive Puncturevine

Puncturevine is a sprawling annual plant that forms a dense mat with very sharp, spiny seed heads. This nasty weed has infiltrated Hood River County from the east, according to Jordan Kim, assistant manager of Hood River Soil and Water District.

OWEB offers grants for watershed health

Do you have natural resource concerns on your property, but don’t have the funds to fix them?

Oregon Food Bank alerts recipients to nut butter recall

Oregon Food Bank is alerting recipients of food through the Oregon Food Bank Network and associated partner agencies, pantries and community kitchens of a voluntary recall of almond butter and peanut butter due to a potential Salmonella contamination.

State Agriculture unveils new and streamlined website

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has announced the launching of its new and improved website, providing visitors a more user-friendly experience. Months in the making, the redesigned website is streamlined to make navigation easier and is now mobile-friendly for those using smartphones and tablets.

Painting project on Husum bridge to impact traffic in September

Road work in the White Salmon River Valley won’t end with the resurfacing of State Route 141 this month.

OSP Trooper badge stolen

Oregon State Police is asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect and recover a stolen police badge and ASP expandable baton taken from a trooper’s apartment in Government Camp.

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New fire trucks dedicated at Wy’east District memorial

Two new fire trucks — one the traditional Odell yellow, the other the traditional Pine Grove red — were dedicated at the 12th annual Wy’east Fire District Memorial at the station in downtown Odell Sunday afternoon.

Seven people file to run for HR Council

Former city manager Bob Francis among candidates seeking election

Seven candidates have filed for election to Hood River City Council, including former City Manager Bob Francis and former Mayor Bob Palmer, while in Cascade Locks the mayor and council incumbents are the only people to file as of 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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Nichols Landing appeal hearing to be continued

A public hearing held Monday night regarding an appeal filed against the Nichols Landing project has been continued until early next month due to new evidence submitted on the record.