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Pot legal, selling it’s not

Oregon law allows recreational growth, possession; Hood River dispensaries, police prep for changes

A historic Oregon pot law that passed last November bloomed today — Oregon joins Washington, Colorado and Alaska as the fourth U.S. state that allows recreational marijuana.

The Ale List: Solog Fest returns

The second annual Solog Festival will return to Parkdale on an August date to be announced, said brewer Jason Kahler of one of two breweries involved in the collabora-fest, Solera Brewery of Parkdale and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales of Hood River. Watch The Ale List for details.

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HR Parks District presents Guignard Road park proposal

A new park for the south part of Hood River took one step closer to reality last week.

Port 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 Eyeopeners Lions Club begins setting up its fireworks display just west of the mouth of the Hood River.

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Pet of the Week: Joonie is ‘ready for cuddles’

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

Sheriff Log, June 22 to 28

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

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Passions run high at Nestlé town hall

More than 120 people filled the Cascade Locks City Hall gym Thursday to discuss Nestlé’s proposed bottling plant. Tension mounted as those in favor and opposed raised their voices with comments and questions.

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Preserving a spectacular view: Cape Horn Waterfall Overlook set in stone

Preserving a spectacular view: Cape Horn Waterfall Overlook set in stone

Groups clash in court over Columbia River Basin salmon plan

PORTLAND (AP) — Federal authorities defended their latest plan for mitigating damage to salmon and steelhead imperiled by hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin.

Fire watch: Lightning storm Illuminates the fact that Gorge fuels remain tinder-dry

Like flash pots in a stadium rock show, the lighting and thunder impressed with nature’s power Sunday night.

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Marijuana mechanics: What to know about marijuana law change on July 1

The following is now legal under Oregon law:

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High speed chase and shooting on I-84

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office reported a high speed chase on I-84 at Hood River at 7 p.m. Monday night, which ended in the suspect shooting himself.

Farmers Irrigation asks users to reduce water use

Farmers Irrigation District is making it official: keep your lawn brown for much-needed conservation of water.

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Your guide to July 4 weekend celebrations

Two parades, two flyovers, two fireworks shows.

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Wyden calls out USFS over stalled Mt. Hood landswap

Sen. Ron Wyden joked at Saturday’s town hall meeting that “there’s no script, no teleprompters” in his town halls. The Hood River town hall, his 734th, was a wide-ranging forum attended by about 75 people. Wyden discussed trade, education, infrastructure, Medicare reform, foreign policy, oil train transport and many other issues, but when it came to stalled land swap between Mt. Hood Meadows and US Forest Service, Wyden was clearly working without a script.