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Raices annual plant sale May 13

For the third year, Raices Cooperative Farm, an economic development program of The Next Door, will hold their organic plant start sale the Saturday before Mothers' Day, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Next Door parking lot, 965 Tucker Road, Hood River.

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‘Big One 2.0’ emergency safety fair returns April 20

Coming back to Hood River is a hands-on safety fair and Cascadia Subduction earthquake presentation — “The Big One 2.0” — from 5-8 p.m. on April 20. It was standing room only last year, so this year, a new location with more room for activities was located at the Rockford Grange and West Side Fire station, 4250 Barrett Drive, Hood River.

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New recycling containers ‘roll out’

City of Hood River residents will experience recycling and garbage changes.

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Tree City USA

Katie Lompa, Oregon Department of Forestry Central Oregon Community and urban forester, presented Mayor Paul Blackburn.

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Earth Day: March for Science in WS

Find, pull on, and lace up your walking shoes for this weekend’s March for Science in White Salmon.

Columbia River salmon risking 'gas bubble trauma'

BOISE, IDAHO (AP) — Young salmon and steelhead migrating from the Columbia River Basin in unusually high flows face a potentially lethal problem in spillways at dams where increased nitrogen in the water can cause tissue-damaging trauma.

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Wind by rail

Linda Forsberg spotted a train carrying an estimated 30 windmill “arms,” each in a separate, successive flatbed car, heading east through the Gorge Thursday morning on the Washington side.

‘Big One 2.0’ emergency safety fair returns April 20

Back in Hood River: A hands-on safety fair and Cascadia Subduction earthquake presentation, “The Big One 2.0,” from 5-8 p.m. on April 20.

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Rescued raptor: Bald eagle found in local creek, now under Rowena clinic’s caring wings

Wildlife officials rescued an injured bald eagle Tuesday from a small creek in west Hood River.

Earth Week events planned

Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, has expanded to Earth Week this year. Four separate events at different locations will take place on Earth Day to provide Gorge residents with opportunities to get involved. Then, for the next seven days, one event will take place per day, culminating in the People’s Climate and Justice March on Saturday, April 29 in Hood River.

SWCD native plant sale April 21-22 at Extension

Still looking for the low-maintenance plants for spring planting?

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Doors Open at Rebuilt-it Center

Non-profit looks to brighter future

Gorge Rebuild-it Center, a community-supported nonprofit since 2004, was looking at a February closing date as a long winter kept customers away and the theft of $8,000 in merchandise financially strained the organization.

LeFevre Sustainability Awards nomination period now open

Gorge Owned (GO!) is now accepting nominations for the seventh annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards, which celebrates people who are working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social issues facing the Gorge.

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Lions Follies’ Supersized Show

It’s the year of the Superhero show, starting with the Mid-Columbia Lions Follies. The 2017 show will be “Kid Awesome and the Disco Girls.” It is an original script with story by Terri Tyler and Bev Bridgewater, written by Tyler.