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Stolen vehicle leads to Hwy 35 chase, arrest

Deputies with Hood River County Sheriff’s Office arrested the driver of a reportedly stolen van near Parkdale early Tuesday morning, following a chase on Highway 35.

Next Door honors foster parents

On May 10, The Next Door honored foster parents for their commitment to providing safe places for youth to live while in the Treatment Services Program.

Police Log, May 2 to 8

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

Sheriff Log, April 25 to May 1

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

Public Records: Building permits, April 2016, city

April 2016: City of Hood River

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Hood River Farmers’ Market opens May 7

The Hood River Farmers’ Market enjoyed a sunny opening day May 7 at its new location at the Fifth and Columbia parking lot, located across from Full Sail Brewing Company.

‘Women of Distinction’ selected

Four Hood River County women have been chosen as Soroptimist of Hood River’s 2016 Women of Distinction: Martha Lamont of Cascade Locks, and Rebecca (Becky) Bugge, Dorothy (Dottie) Gilbertson and Cherie Vannet of Hood River

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Dakine center leaves The Dalles

About 25 to 30 local jobs will be lost when the Dakine warehouse in The Dalles closes, sending that function to a facility in California.

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New road comes to life in CL Port business park

Northeast Columbia Gorge Way is almost finished. An infrastructure project by the Port of Cascade Locks, the new road will serve industrial tenants in the port’s business park — completion is slated by the end of May.

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Pet of the Week: Susie is a delight

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

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‘Denim & Diamonds’: FFA annual steak feed, silent auction May 14

The Hood River Valley Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter is gearing up for its ninth annual Steak Feed and Silent Auction, “Denim & Diamonds,” held in the Hood River Valley High School Cafeteria and Commons on Saturday, May 14 starting at 6 p.m. The dinner includes grilled tri tip, baked potato, salad, dinner roll, and a beverage. In addition, the $10 ticket gives you the opportunity to bid on items that have been donated from throughout the Columbia Gorge.

Two WAAAM Flight Scholarships awarded

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) announces the winners of the 2014 and 2015 Flight Scholarship awards: Hood River High School senior Michael Guzman and Horizon Christian School junior William Decker.

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Grant will pay for seismic upgrades to ‘MPR’ at HRMS

Business Oregon’s Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Committee announced that it will award an historic $50.3 million in grants for seismic upgrades at 41 schools across the state. Hood River County School District will receive $898,400 to upgrade the gymnasium and classroom building known as Multi-Purpose Room at Hood River Middle School.

Hood River City Council asks for temporary freeze on new short term rentals

The short term rental question may be put on pause.