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Library district hosts meet and greet with director candidates

The Hood River County Library District Board of Directors has announced the three finalists for the Library Director position: Diane Adams of International Falls, Minn., Rachael Fox of Hood River, and Emily Klonicki of Rockford, Ill.

The Ale List: July is Craft Beer Month; BIG celebrates

This one goes to 11 — with a “brewer’s dozen” or more in the pipeline.

A busy weekend for firefighters, but ‘benign’ Fourth

While dazzling in their patriotic sizzle, fireworks stack the workload for local firefighters every July.

Farmers Conservation Alliance irrigation program recognized

Energy Trust, FCA receive state Clean Energy Leadership award

Energy Trust of Oregon and Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA) announced last month that their Irrigation Modernization Program received the 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Award given by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA).

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Kriekfest: Parkdale event features tart cherry ales, rare Belgium keg

The world of krieks is coming to Hood River County.

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Bond of brewer and orchardist

The evolving mystery of kriek, held in balance by Balatons

The source of the Solera kriek fruit connects to the Parkdale pub’s own history.

‘We never cry over spilled wine’

Tucker Road retains an oaky aroma, with more than a hint of neighborliness, after an unfortunate wine incident Tuesday.

Tour mill and logging sites July 16

Join managers of the Mt. Hood Forest Products Mill, U.S. Forest Service and Hood River County Forestry Department for a behind-the-scenes look at our local forestry industry, from planting to processing.

The Ale List: Breweries wheel a tart pale collaboration

Save the date: in addition to Kriekfest on July 9, another beer festival is on the schedule this summer. It’s the third annual Solog festival, on Aug. 20 at the railway park in Parkdale. Solera Brewery and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales (hence So and Log) runs noon to 7 p.m. with music, food and ales from both breweries pouring in the park.

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Hey, Dustin, The Wearhouse has your jacket

Garrick and Kelly Fisher have a bit of a mystery on their hands. The couple, who purchased The Wearhouse in October, discovered two lettermen’s jackets in their backroom they are now looking to reunite free of charge with their owners.

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‘Before I Die’ encourages reflection

“Before I Die” walls have sprouted up throughout the Gorge over the last three summers, first appearing in Mosier, then in The Dalles and now near the corner of Sixth and Oak in Hood River.

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Pet of the Week: Jack is ‘full of energy and fun’

Jack has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s about a year old, and just discovering how great the life of a dog can be!

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Downtown streets closed for First Friday

Library celebrates Friday with ‘Star Wars’ party

Nearly six years ago, Hood River County’s three public libraries in Hood River, Cascade Locks, and Parkdale closed. Thanks to a vote of the people, those libraries reopened on July 1, 2011, as an independent special district. Hood River County Library District invites the community to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the libraries’ reopening at its “Star Wars birthday party” on Friday, July 1, 5-7 p.m., in the Georgiana Smith Memorial Gardens.

Cascade Locks Council seeks Nestlé traffic solutions

The City of Cascade Locks is still considering a Nestlé water bottling plant, but concerns over truck congestion have spurred city officials to ask the multinational corporation for an alternative traffic plan.

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Railroad to replace bolts after Mosier derailment

PORTLAND — Union Pacific Railroad said it will replace a type of bolt on its track that led to a fiery oil train derailment in Mosier on June 3.