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Art center’s got poTENtial

Columbia Center for the Arts has poTENtial — the center’s 10th anniversary series started off April 4 with 100 people in attendance to hear “Martin Marten” author Brian Doyle in a wide-ranging and hilarious talk.

Planning Commission upholds Windmaster tower approval

A 100-foot cell tower was re-approved this week at Windmaster Corner, behind HRVHS' baseball field.

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Hood River officials urge Vancouver port to reject oil terminal

Hood River elected leaders and environmental advocates on Tuesday called for the Port of Vancouver to end its lease on a proposed Columbia River oil terminal.

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HRV Leos holds Soles4Souls drive

Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are needed to help fight global poverty.

Gorge Grown hosts two school garden workshops

Gorge Grown Food Network is hosting two events this spring to support and celebrate regional school gardens.

Greater share of local room tax revenue would give deputies some relief

The sheriff’s office has been working on ways to increase staffing needed to keep up with the growing demand for services. One area of focus has been the exponential increase in recreation related services the sheriff’s office has to provide, Sheriff Matt English stated in a press release.

Alliance on Aging gathers steam

Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA), a group of Mid-Columbia residents who have been meeting since August 2015 to identify, discuss and advocate for the needs of regional elders and caregivers, has grown to over 80 members, with 20 to 30 attending each meeting.

Adult Center news: Big Bingo back Tuesdays; thrift shop hours expand

Big Bingo is back at the Hood River Valley Adult Center on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m., but volunteers are needed to keep it running.

Soroptimist fields ‘Women of Distinction’ nominations

Is there a woman in your business, civic or personal life who has made a distinctive difference in the quality of life in Hood River County or in the lives of local women and girls?

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Blossom Day plant sale at Rockford Grange

Rockford Grange will hold a plant sale on Sunday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The plant sale is coordinated with the Westside Fire District’s Annual Pancake Breakfast, which starts at 7 a.m. and goes until 11 a.m.

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Mower fire

On Portland Drive on the afternoon of April 7, firefighters responded to a fire in a row of arborvitae at the home of Lee and Norma Curtis.

Jeanine Jacobson gains keyboard award from Music Teachers National Association

Jeanine Jacobson of Hood River was honored last week by Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) with the Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award at the awards brunch during the 2016 MTNA National Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

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Cascade Locks Council votes against 14-55

Drums and voices rang out from WaNaPa Street as two sides faced off over a voter measure aimed at water bottling corporations such as Nestlé.