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Forest fire stopped near Panorama Point

Wy’east Fire District firefighter Dave Rummel sprays water on a permitted burn that got out of hand April 21 near Panorama Point.

Primary ballots in the mail

Check your mail in the next few days: the distinctive long envelope with the pink “Election” logo should arrive no later than Monday.

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Two sides weigh in on short term rentals issue

City Council will deliberate May 9

Economic impacts and private property rights. Housing availability and neighborhood preservation.

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Heart of Hospice notes Volunteer Appreciation Week

Heart of Hospice extended a heartfelt thank you to all its volunteers “who make a meaningful difference in the hearts and lives of our patients, families and staff,” writes volunteer coordinator Jayne Mederios.

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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.

March of Dimes walk/run April 30

Walkers, runners — and volunteers — needed for Saturday event

The Hood River Valley March of Dimes 5K-10K walk/run takes place this Saturday, April 30, beginning and ending at the Parkdale Rural Fire Protection District Station, 4895 Baseline Drive.

Police Log, April 12 to 24

Part 1 of 2

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

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Columbia Center for the Arts gives out 10th anniversary awards

CCA founder and theater veteran Judie Hanel is first recipient of the award named for her

Judie Hanel took home a new award that is named for her, the Judie Hanel Service award, at the 10th anniversary awards night at Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) on April 2.

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.

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Punchbowl land transferred to county

The scenic waterfall realm that will become Punchbowl Falls Park has passed into Hood River County’s hands.

HR man sentenced for 2014 stabbing

A Hood River man on Tuesday pled guilty to stabbing a man at his home in the Dee area in summer 2014.

Council addresses STRs Monday

City Council will continue taking testimony, and then begin deliberations, on the protracted subject of short term rental (STRs) regulations when it meets Monday.

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GEM hosts annual awards dinner May 1

Friends and members of Gorge-area faith communities are invited to Gorge Ecumenical Ministries’ annual celebration on May 1 at 6:30 p.m.

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Sheppard’s digs in

A new Sheppard’s locale on the waterfront is coming to life. The Hood River orchard equipment retailer broke ground this month on a new facility at the corner of North Second Street and Riverside Drive.