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Microchip clinic April 26

Join Hood River Adopt A Dog for the second-annual Adopt A Dog Microchip Clinic during the annual city-wide yard sale event in Cascade Locks on Saturday, April 26, from 10 am to 1 p.m. It will be held at the old fire station on WaNaPa, next to the post office.

Oka weds Cooper

Lauren Oka and Trevor Cooper were married Feb. 1, 2014, at Grace Lutheran Church in Portland, Ore., with the reception at McMenamin’s Edgefield in Troutdale.

Thomsen, Rummel to marry

Meagan Thomsen, of Hood River, and David Rummel, of Tacoma, Wash., have announced their engagement. They will be married Saturday, Sept. 27, in The Dalles.

Kaleidescope: Firefighters gain in-house knowledge, as structure is torched in west Hood River neighborhood

A rare practice burn in a Hood River residential neighborhood recently gave firefighters from several Hood River County agencies the chance to practice hose handling techniques and other interior and exterior strategies for suppressing a house fire.

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FitzSimons flies to National titles

When Sean FitzSimons entered the U.S.A. Snowboard and Freeski Association National Championship this year, it was the fourth time the 13-year-old snowboarder from Hood River competed in the event.

Short Track Shoot-Out is Saturday in Cascade Locks

As a follow-up to last spring’s popular Gorge Short Track Series, the Cascade Locks’ EasyClimb trail system will be host to a one-day, two-race event Saturday titled The Short Track Shoot-Out Mountain Bike Race.

Pet of the Week: Kirby is ‘all goofy and no growly’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Kirby as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

Root rot closes Herman Creek campground

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Forest Service is temporarily closing Herman Creek Campground/Horse Camp, located just east of Cascade Locks and 47 miles from Portland, to protect public health and safety. This temporary closure is expected to last throughout the 2014 summer season, and the public will be notified when the campground is reopened.

Security, tax base concerns lead Lyle school board to restrict Cherry Orchard access

Hikers wishing to access Friends of the Columbia Gorge-owned Lyle Cherry Orchard property can no longer reach the trail via Lyle High School following a decision by the school board.

Repair work to begin on Benson Bridge

Repairs on the historic Benson Bridge at Multnomah Falls are scheduled to begin this week. The bridge suffered damage from a rock fall that occurred early in the morning Jan. 9. Catworks Construction, a construction company from Battle Ground, Wash., was awarded the contract for repairs and plans to complete the project by Memorial Day weekend.

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Great day for a race as e-cars spin around downtown course

HRV senior Adam McCaw leads regional series

Adam McCaw of Hood River positioned himself for regional electric car dominance with his win Saturday in the 13th annual race in downtown Hood River.

City Council not moving forward with moratorium

Medical marijuana dispensaries will not face ban in Hood River

Medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed to operate inside the Hood River city limits after the city council decided Monday night it wasn’t interested in pursuing a medical marijuana moratorium.

‘Traditional’ Blossom Weekend

Hood River valley events April 18-20 bring good sights, sounds, and flavors

Plants for sale, desserts and fruit to sample, music to listen to, pancakes to eat are just a few examples of what’s in store this weekend with Hood River Blossom Festival, in its second weekend for 2014 throughout the Hood River valley.

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Hard-Pressed a resounding success

Gauging the success of a first-ever event can be “a bit of a crapshoot,” says Mike Glover, executive director of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce. Will people show up? Will the weather cooperate? Will people enjoy themselves

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Tax-Aide Credit: AARP, IRS honor Marilyn Wall for 30 years as volunteer

Marilyn Wall’s is a life with taxes, and she likes it.

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