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White Salmon planning to lease property to pot retailer

The White Salmon City Council is considering a lease agreement for a section of the city-owned park-and-ride off of State Route 14 with Esverdeado, an applicant for a license to sell recreational marijuana.

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New location for one of town’s oldest businesses

After 85 years downtown, Sheppard’s plans to relocate to new waterfront locale

Farm and orchard equipment retailer Sheppard’s has been at its location near the corner of First and State streets in downtown Hood River since the beginning of the Great Depression, but it appears it’s time for a change.

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County considering extending medical marijuana moratorium

Public hearing scheduled for Oct. 13

The end of a six-month moratorium on the siting of medical marijuana facilities in Hood River County is rapidly approaching and the county will soon hold a public hearing on whether it wants to extend that ban.

‘Eat Dessert First’ event Saturday invites bakers and pie lovers

It’s so close you can almost taste it.

Sewage issues shut down CGCC Indian Creek Campus, classes back in session Monday

A sewer pump failure Thursday evening at the Columbia Gorge Community College Indian Creek campus in Hood River resulted in the closure of the campus to faculty, staff, and students on Friday.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Polo is ‘a gem’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Polo as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

DeeTour proposal on hold due to HRVRC appeal

Hood River Valley Residents Committee appeals decision to approve Dee music venue

An outdoor music venue planned for the community of Dee has been put on hold due to an appeal filed by a local land use watchdog group that says the county made missteps in its approval process.

Council not interested in pot tax

The vote on a measure that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Oregon is fast approaching and some municipalities are considering passing their own cannabis taxes beforehand in case the measure is approved.

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Colette Todorov finds rhythm in numbers, and in belly dancing

Colette Todorov likes numbers. And it’s a good thing she does, because her job as office manager for Green Home Construction involves a lot of them.

Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell backs off wilderness photo restrictions

AP — The U.S. Forest Service’s chief backed off proposed restrictions on photography in wilderness areas Thursday after facing sweeping protests from lawmakers, First Amendment advocates and media outlets across the country.

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Pet of the week: Berkeley is ‘really a playful dog’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Berkeley as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

Fall art sale this weekend

Columbia Center for the Arts will have its Semi Annual Gallery Overstock/Seconds sale Sept. 27-28 in the studio of Art Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grant funding available for local non-profits

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Despite ban, Klickitat County pot entrepreneurs continue business as usual

Despite the passage of a six-month moratorium on the production, processing, and retail sales of recreational marijuana in Goldendale, it’s business as usual for growers and retailers throughout the rest of the county.

Deal on Nichols Landing, park inches closer

URA authorizes execution of purchase and sale agreement

The long-awaited deal that would bring an end to the Naito Development/Friends of the Hood River Waterfront dispute over Nichols Landing may not be quite done yet, but a big step forward was taken Monday night.