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Economic Symposium

The Dalles cherry grower Ken Bailey of Orchard View Farms, keynotes the Mid Columbia Economic Development District economic symposium Wednesday at Hood River Middle School.

‘Eating Well’ magazine features Parkdale’s Tumbleweed Farm

The mouth-watering recipes of Parkdale’s Andrea Beemis gained local exposure this spring and can now be found in the July/August edition of the national publication Eating Well. Beemis and her husband, Taylor, own Tumbleweed Farm near Parkdale. Beemis writes a blog, “Dishing up the Dirt,” and is developing a cookbook due out next year.

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‘KB4C’ this weekend

Kiters and their gear will fill the sands, beaches and waters at Event Site and The Sandbar Friday through Sunday for the 10th annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer event, part fundraiser, part community party, and part celebration of life.

Costa Rica exchange info night on July 21

Want to be a host to adult Costa Ricans in Hood River? Want to travel to Costa Rica and be hosted there as well?

Delays on I-84 near Rowena

Drivers should expect delays on Interstate 84 near Rowena Thursday afternoon, roughly 13 miles east of Hood River. Traffic is backed up for several miles eastbound and westbound due to an overturned semi-trailer. Crews were removing the semi from the roadway at about 11:50, and single lanes of traffic have been allowed through.

Market, other changes happen at Town Hall

The Mt. Hood Town Hall will hold its first farmers’ market on July 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. The market will be held on the second Thursday of each month through September. The facility is located on Highway 35, 14 miles south of Hood River.

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Nordic Club kicks off Tilly Jane Cabin capital campaign

A capital campaign for the rehabilitation of the historic Tilly Jane A-frame on Cooper Spur is now underway.

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‘What’s In a Name?’ Klahre House students unveil new art work

“What’s In A Name?” art projects from the students at Next Door Inc.’s Klahre House program were on display last month at Hawk’s Ridge Assisted Living, located just a few blocks away. The student work moves this week to Klahre House, located at the Next Door Inc., 965 Tucker Road.

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Relay for Life mixes old traditions with new

Relay for Life, held this year at the Marina Green, kept some of its old traditions — like luminarias.

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Dhaba Dhaba dishes up Indian cuisine

A new food cart has opened up at the Hood River waterfront: Dhaba Dhaba Indian Tandoori.

Lisa Willis promoted to catering director

Lisa Willis has been promoted to director of catering at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

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Creating for Camp Koru: Odell students’ kiteboard artwork auctioned at K4C this weekend

Just as kiteboarding athletes train all winter for summer events such as Kiteboarding 4 Cancer, students from the Odell area worked through the winter to prepare for their part of the activities this weekend.

Public Records: Building permits, city, June 2016

Public Records: Building permits, city, June 2016

Rachael Fox chosen as new Library Director

Longtime employee promoted

Rachael Fox will be the Hood River County Library District’s new director.

HR County selects new administrator

Jeff Hecksel will step into Hood River County’s top staff position on Aug. 15. The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted Monday afternoon to hire Hecksel, signing off on his employment contract.