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Elks chose Emmons, Muñoz as March ‘Students of the Month’

Denali Emmons and Blanca Muñoz, seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Elks Students of the Month for the month of March. Each student received a check for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting.

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Water measure campaigns fight over Measure 14-55

Voters have been asked whether to block large-scale bottling corporations like Nestlé from tapping into waterways in Hood River County, with campaigns in favor and against running at full steam.

CL Port agrees to adopt bridge toll hike

The Port of Cascade Locks has settled on increased toll costs for crossing Bridge of the Gods this summer.

Plant sales this weekend benefit educational programs

Raices Cooperative Farm, a program of The Next Door, will hold its annual plant sale Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of The Next Door office at 965 Tucker Road. All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the Raices program.

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Pet of the week: Dessa needs ‘room to use her hound nose’

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

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Sustainability Awards presented April 20

Gorge Owned presented its Tod LeFevre Sustainability Awards April 20 at Springhouse Cellar.

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Hood River Farmers’ Market opens May 7

Hood River Farmers Market opens for the season Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fifth and Columbia parking lot across from Full Sail Brewing Company.

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Kombucha brewery/Gorge Kitchen opens

Gorge Kitchen, Hood River’s new Kombucha brewery and dairy-free ice cream creamery, is scheduled to open May 6.

CGCC hikes fees and tuition to fill budget deficit

Students attending Columbia Gorge Community College this fall will see a tuition increase of $6 per credit hour and a new $25 admission fee for registering students as the institution seeks to fill a budget gap of $748,000 for the upcoming year. A number of current fees were also increased.

Study lays out impacts of Longview coal terminal plan

SEATTLE (AP) — A coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington state could have unavoidable, significant impacts on greenhouse gases emissions, vessel traffic and rail safety, according to an environmental review released Friday.

‘Putting your house in order’ returns May 11

Anderson Tribute Center hosts a seminar on Wednesday, May 11, designed to help answer questions about estate and funeral planning, wills and power of attorney, medical care, advance directives and other legal issues.

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Puff Factory to break ground in Odell

Puff Factory is coming to Odell.

County sets temporary rules on marijuana grows

Hood River County will “put a pause” on new marijuana growing businesses in rural residential zones for about six months.

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Robbie Smith joins Discovery Center as director of education

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is welcoming Robbie Smith as the new director of education, following the retirement of Steve Thompson, who has held the position for the past 12 years. He began work at the museum on April 12.

Senate pushes forward Mount Hood land trade

A stalled land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort inched forward this week.