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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.

‘Putting Your House in Order’ returns May 11

Anderson Tribute Center hosts “Putting Your House in Order” 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.

Cascade Locks Port votes against water measure

CL Port passed a resolution Thursday against “Water Protection Measure,” mirroring the city’s similar resolution.

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Barone tomatoes feed FISH food bank coffer

Jacquie Barone calls her green thumb project “feeding Hood River one tomato at a time.”

County adopts cell tower rules

County decides rules for where cell towers should go and how high they should rise.

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Earth Week 2016 events expand

‘Fuel the Future’ fair, Friday gathering join Saturday procession

Earth Week events expand this year, including Friday’s Earth Day evening program at Riverside Community Church.

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Be prepared for 'Big One'

Earthquake event Thursday brings experts, skill stations to Hood River.

Helping Hands thanks its helping hands

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time devoted to increasing awareness of the pressing problem of sexual assault. One sexual assault occurs every two minutes, according to Executive Director Stephanie Irving of Helping Hands Against Violence, which provides shelter and other services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Hood River GOP hosts gubernatorial candidates April 21

Hood River County Republican Central Committee will be hosting a meet and greet program for the Republican candidates who are vying for the office of Oregon governor in the May 17 primary election.

One Community Health awarded $222,000 grant

One Community Health (OCH) hopes a grant will help it combat prescription opioid and heroin overdose in the community.