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‘Country Garden Tour’ June 27 in Upper Valley

‘Country Garden Tour’ June 27 in Upper Valley

Police Log, June 16 to 21

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

Sheriff Log, June 15 to 21

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

Pet of the Week: Rufus is a happy guy looking for a fresh start

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

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‘Veggie Prescriptions’ now at Gorge Grown Farmers’ Markets

Gorge Grown and its community partners will launch the Veggie Prescription (or Veggie Rx) program in summer 2015.

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Heat is on

Local law, fire leaders urge safety

It’s going to be a scorcher. With an anticipated surge of locals and tourists hitting the Columbia River and other natural water playgrounds throughout Hood River County, local law enforcement and safety officials are urging caution.

Next Door receives grant

The Oregon Community Foundation awarded a grant of $15,000 to The Next Door for the Promoting Prosperity Program. This project enrolls participants in Lending Circles to improve their credit ratings and access to loans.

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City takes first look at housing ideas

The figure 2,000 hasn’t been as important since we hit the millennium.

Cascade Locks holds town hall on Nestlé

The city of Cascade Locks is hosting a town hall meeting Thursday, facilitated by a neutral party, to hear questions and comments from the public regarding Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant.

Busy weekend: Beach Bash, Sternwheeler, Garden Tour highlighted

The Upper Valley Garden Tour is one of three big community events covering plenty of ground this weekend.

Cider Central: Cider group chooses ‘Spoke and Sail’ name

The June 17 Hood River News edition mentioned two new cideries due to open this summer and fall in Hood River.

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‘Hydration Station’ opens downtown

Water pours freely at the new “hydration station” at Shortt Supply at Second and Oak streets.

Summer heats up at the HR Library

The Hood River County Library — and its branches in Parkdale and Cascade Locks — have a variety of classes, crafts and reading programs for the whole family to enjoy this summer.

Relay For Life is July 18

The American Cancer Society held its annual Bark For Life event June 20 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds — the same spot Relay For Life will be held next month.

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Port of Hood River announces waterfront closures for July 4 festivities

The Fourth of July holiday will limit access to several Port of Hood River waterfront properties beginning Friday, July 3 when the Hood River Eye Openers Lions Club begins setting up its fireworks display just west of the mouth of the Hood River.