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BPA expects ‘normal’ water year for dam operations

PORTLAND — The Bonneville Power Administration is looking at a normal water year after putting in place dry-year operations in 2015. Record-setting precipitation in December and a wet March have helped boost this year's water supply forecast.

Coastal oil terminal project scrapped, backers report

WARRENTON — Oregon LNG confirmed last week that a $6 billion terminal and pipeline project on the Skipanon Peninsula was scrapped because Leucadia National Corp., the New York-based holding company that financed the project, decided to cease funding.

Washougal board picks name for new school

After much discussion, the Washougal School Board has selected a name for its newest elementary school.

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Klickitat County sues over boundary

Klickitat County’s Board of Commissioners is bringing suit in federal district court against the U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs, seeking a determination that the Glenwood Valley is not part of the Yakama Nation Reservation.

Two arrested in MINT drug bust at Biggs motel

The subject of an active felony warrant and his female companion were arrested at a Biggs motel in Sherman County for heroin and methamphetamine possession.

March of Dimes walk/run April 30

Walkers, runners — and volunteers — needed for Saturday event

The Hood River Valley March of Dimes 5K-10K walk/run takes place this Saturday, April 30, beginning and ending at the Parkdale Rural Fire Protection District Station, 4895 Baseline Drive.

Police Log, April 12 to 24

Part 1 of 2

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

Celebrate Earth Day with cleanup projects

There are four Earth Day cleanup opportunities on Saturday, April 23, giving kids and parents a variety of ways to lend a hand:

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Columbia Center for the Arts gives out 10th anniversary awards

CCA founder and theater veteran Judie Hanel is first recipient of the award named for her

Judie Hanel took home a new award that is named for her, the Judie Hanel Service award, at the 10th anniversary awards night at Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) on April 2.

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Robbie Smith joins Discovery Center as director of education

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is welcoming Robbie Smith as the new director of education, following the retirement of Steve Thompson, who has held the position for the past 12 years. He began work at the museum on April 12.

Senate pushes forward Mount Hood land trade

A stalled land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort inched forward this week.

‘Solar Saturday’ at CGDC

Bob Yoesle from Friends of the Goldendale Observatory will present a free solar viewing to the public Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, weather permitting (sorry, we can’t control clouds).

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Punchbowl land transferred to county

The scenic waterfall realm that will become Punchbowl Falls Park has passed into Hood River County’s hands.

HR man sentenced for 2014 stabbing

A Hood River man on Tuesday pled guilty to stabbing a man at his home in the Dee area in summer 2014.

Council addresses STRs Monday

City Council will continue taking testimony, and then begin deliberations, on the protracted subject of short term rental (STRs) regulations when it meets Monday.