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Newborn season: Fish and Wildlife says leave young wildlife in the wild

May and June are the months when newborn animals are getting their start in the wild. Help them out by giving them space and leaving them alone.

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Water bottling ban passes, legal questions remain

Measure 14-55, which blocks large-scale bottling companies like Nestlé from tapping into county water sources, sailed through the May 17 Primary Election with 69 percent of votes.

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Election results: water measure, school bond pass

Results are in for the May 17 Primary Election Ballot, which saw the victory of two countywide ballot measures, as well as a win for Mark Reynolds (D-Odell) as Democratic candidate in the House District 52 race to square off against Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) in November.

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Bus service to Multnomah Falls begins May 27

A new bus service, “Columbia Gorge Express,” will link Portland to Multnomah Falls and Rooster Rock State Park this summer. The first bus rolls out Friday, May 27, during Memorial Day Weekend.

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Going to the dogs: Hood River’s dog-friendly vibe doesn’t end at the office

It’s no secret that Hood River is a dog-friendly town — go literally anywhere and you’ll see dogs and their humans together.

Highway Collaborative identifies Gorge congestion goals

On May 11, members of the Oregon Solutions Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative signed a Declaration of Cooperation outlining goals for the project and delegating responsibilities to specific stakeholders. The collaborative seeks to improve pedestrian and vehicle safety along the Columbia River Highway and enhance visitor experiences.

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Student artists help ‘Empty Bowl’ project

The bowls don’t stay empty for long.

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Pet of the Week: Thumper is ’80 pounds of pure love’

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

Sheriff Log, May 9 to 15

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Suspect charged after Parkdale burglary spree

A Kansas man who allegedly burglarized at least six homes near Parkdale was arrested Wednesday after officials spotted him during an aerial search of the surrounding forest.

Walden to hold town hall in Cascade Locks

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) will hold a town hall meeting Friday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Marine Park Pavilion in Cascade Locks.

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‘Train the trainer’ CPR time

Regional fire and emergency management service departments came together for CPR training classes Thursday and Friday at Hood River Fire Station.

Lyme advocates take fight for reform to capital

Lyme patients and advocates from across the U.S. will gather for a “We the People” rally at the U.S. Capitol on May 19.

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Hood River County bottled water measure passes

A measure banning large scale bottled water operations in Hood River County passed with nearly 70 percent support from Hood River County voters Tuesday evening.

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Nestlé funds group opposed to 14-55

Most of the funding for a political action committee opposed to Hood River County Measure 14-55 came directly from Nestlé, according to campaign finance reports.

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