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Waste disposal system makes big changes May 1

Roll carts transport household waste

Those bins are about to go to work. The City of Hood River’s new three-cart solid waste system, using large bins on wheels, goes into effect on Monday, May 1.

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Hood River Port, Parks candidates meet public

Tuesday’s candidate forum kicked off the 2017 Special Districts Election season with a lively, though fireworks-free discussion among 16 of the 18 total candidates running for Port of Hood River Commission and Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation Board.

HR Farmers’ Market opens May 6 for season

Hood River Farmers Market returns to the Fifth and Columbia Parking Lot — across from Full Sail — Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will return each Saturday through Nov. 18. Parking in the lot is free.

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Riding for salmon

A trio of Idaho women rode horses through Hood River Thursday, just one leg of their nearly 1,000-mile journey from Astoria to central Idaho drawing attention the strife of endangered salmon.

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New cideries debut at Hard Pressed Cider Fest

Under a tent with other cider makers was the fitting place for two of Oregon’s newest cider makers to have a “pouring-out party.”

Special Districts Election Candidate Q and A

Ballots should arrive by this weekend for the May 16 county-wide Special Districts election. (Call County Elections at 541-386-1442 if it does not arrive by May 3.)

City repairs structure at HR Children’s Park

Partial reopening as early as May 22

Trail help needed at Binns Hill

Dirt Surfer and other sections of trail 160 north of Binns Hill Staging Area were damaged by a timber sale during fall 2016, and are in need of repair.

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Facing the Big One: Public learns about Cascadia quake at open house

Scenes of devastation await Oregon when — not if, according to state emergency officials — the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake hits the Pacific Coast, impacting millions.

‘Kindergarten Roundup’ May 1-5 for Hood River County School District

The Hood River County School District will hold its annual “Kindergarten Roundup” May 1-5.

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Students ‘Make a Difference’

Hood River Middle School sixth graders Allie Doss and Thea Brevard made “comfort kits” for warming shelter and other community members as part of the “Make a Difference” class offered at the school.

Farming film screening and discussion happen April 27

The Hood River Library will host a screening and discussion of “Gaining Ground” on April 27 at 7 p.m.

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Rotary Peace Pole

Aryan Argrawal, exchange student from India, right, joins Rotarians last week at the dedication of the Peace Pole at the city-owned Jackson Park in Hood River.

Sheriff Log, April 16 to 22

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

Herrera Beutler addresses healthcare

Healthcare took center stage in Thursday’s telephone town hall with Washington state’s Third Congressional District Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler. The issue was the common denominator among caller questions, and ranked number one in a phone survey of suggested congressional priorities.