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HRCSO named SAR program of the year

OSSA also honors Sgt. Casteneda, Dep. Harvey, with Lifesaving Awards

Hood River County Sheriff’s Office received individual as well as collective honors from the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association.

Braceros in the Pacific Northwest exhibit comes to Discovery Center

THE DALLES — Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents Culture a la Carte, an evening presentation on the topic of Braceros of the Pacific Northwest, Saturday, Jan. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy an optional dinner for $15, served at 6 p.m., followed by the free presentation at 7 p.m.

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‘Grow a row for us’

Non-profit’s members look at challenges and opportunities in goal of feeding the Gorge

Gorge Grown, champion of local growers and improved nutrition and access to quality food in the region, hosted a wide-ranging discussion on “feeding the Gorge” Thursday.

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Groups seek public input on Punchbowl

First of two public meetings on park proposal held Tues.

Hood River County and conservation groups want to turn an area around a popular waterfall near Dee into a public park and are looking to the public for input on the plan.

The Ale List: Local beer, new and renewed on tap, in bottles, and in books

pFriem Family Brewers hosts “Oregon Breweries” author Brian Yeager for lunch, book signing and question and answer, starting at noon Sunday.

Backcountry Film Festival in HR Jan. 14

The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival comes to Hood River Jan. 14, with a free showing of the festival’s nine video pieces starting at 7 p.m. at Double Mountain Brewery.

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Pet of the Week: Roxie perfect for active home

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Roxie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week and describe her as follows:

Applications due Feb. 9 for Kids’ Gorge Soup

Kids’ Gorge Soup returns Feb. 26.

‘Family Dinner Project’ will serve quail, Florida-style, and ‘Giant Sub’

Family Dinner Project continues this month at Nora’s Table Restaurant.

Annual native plant sale begins

Did you lose some trees from the winter storms or bark beetle damage? Want to add some color to your garden in these grey winter months? Or enhance your streamside vegetation to protect your land from high water?

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Dirt Hugger settles in at Dallesport

After four years in The Dalles, Dirt Hugger, LLC is finally establishing itself.

CGCC seeks applicants to serve on budget committee

The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education seeks interested district electors in Wasco and Hood River County for consideration to be appointed to a three-year term as a Budget Committee member.

OLCC survey seeks input over legality of marijuana

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has launched an online community survey at asking Oregonians to share their hopes and concerns about the coming legal market for recreational marijuana.

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City, county elected officials start new year with oath of office

Mayor announces next council meeting postponed in light of UO football game

The business of transition involved hugs and handshakes, cake, and checks to sign as city and county elected officials formally took office on Monday.

Better Business Bureau reveals the top 10 scams

It’s the new year with new beginnings. But that doesn’t mean old scams won’t be back to target consumers.