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GEM hosts annual awards dinner May 1

Friends and members of Gorge-area faith communities are invited to Gorge Ecumenical Ministries’ annual celebration on May 1 at 6:30 p.m.

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Sheppard’s digs in

A new Sheppard’s locale on the waterfront is coming to life. The Hood River orchard equipment retailer broke ground this month on a new facility at the corner of North Second Street and Riverside Drive.

‘Putting Your House in Order’ returns May 11

Anderson Tribute Center hosts “Putting Your House in Order” May 11, designed to help answer questions about estate and funeral planning, wills and power of attorney, medical care, advance directives and other legal issues.

24th Annual White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO Silent Auction April 29

The White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO will hold its 24th Annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 29 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Whitson Elementary School. Bidding will end promptly at 7 p.m. Hundreds of items donated by local businesses and individuals will be available for bidding. The entire community is invited and encouraged to attend. You do not need to have students attending White Salmon schools to participate.

Deadlines near for CGCC, OREA scholarships

The Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Foundation full-year scholarship application is available. Recipients may be awarded up to 12 credits per term, which can only be used at CGCC. Applications can be found in the CGCC Student Services department at The Dalles or Hood River, as well as online at www.cgcc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.

Cascade Locks Port votes against water measure

CL Port passed a resolution Thursday against “Water Protection Measure,” mirroring the city’s similar resolution.

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Barone tomatoes feed FISH food bank coffer

Jacquie Barone calls her green thumb project “feeding Hood River one tomato at a time.”

County adopts cell tower rules

County decides rules for where cell towers should go and how high they should rise.

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Earth Week 2016 events expand

‘Fuel the Future’ fair, Friday gathering join Saturday procession

Earth Week events expand this year, including Friday’s Earth Day evening program at Riverside Community Church.

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Be prepared for 'Big One'

Earthquake event Thursday brings experts, skill stations to Hood River.

Helping Hands thanks its helping hands

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time devoted to increasing awareness of the pressing problem of sexual assault. One sexual assault occurs every two minutes, according to Executive Director Stephanie Irving of Helping Hands Against Violence, which provides shelter and other services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Hood River GOP hosts gubernatorial candidates April 21

Hood River County Republican Central Committee will be hosting a meet and greet program for the Republican candidates who are vying for the office of Oregon governor in the May 17 primary election.

Gorge Literary Journal calls for submissions

The Gorge Literary Journal, a voice for writers in the Columbia Gorge, is accepting submissions for its third edition.

One Community Health awarded $222,000 grant

One Community Health (OCH) hopes a grant will help it combat prescription opioid and heroin overdose in the community.

Cascade Locks Port nears decision on bridge toll hike

Crossing Bridge of the Gods may become more expensive for tourists this summer.