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HR Port to apply for bridge replacement study funds

The Port of Hood River is poised to apply for a federal grant in order to study replacing the aging Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge.

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Standing up for Standing Rock

Destination: Cannon Ball, N.D. Two Mosier men are heading to the frozen plains this month to support the protesters at Standing Rock.

Walden to lead House Energy Committee

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) has been selected as the next Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington, D.C.

‘Sanctuary’ topic postponed

Discussion on Hood River's sanctuary potential status has been postponed.

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Parking meters planned at waterfront

Public invited to comment on Dec. 15

Drivers can park for free at most spaces at the waterfront year-round, but that’s likely to change.

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Gorge Commission seeks $500,000 budget increase

The Columbia River Gorge Commission will ask the Legislatures of Oregon and Washington for a budget increase in order to hire two new staffers — and finish an overdue management plan.

County certifies General Election ballot results

Zerfing certified as new Cascade Locks City Councilor

Hood River County Elections Department formally certified the Nov. 8 ballot last Wednesday. As a result, Carl Zerfing is officially the newest member of Cascade Locks City Council, in what has been designated Position 6, after his win in the write-in race.

City nears ‘Sanctuary’ status

Sanctuary: a place of refuge and protection — Merriam Webster. Sanctuary city: official status by a city as resisting enactment of federal immigration policies.

Nurseries Association honors Mark Johnson

The Oregon Association of Nurseries is honoring Rep. Mark Johnson of Odell (District 52) and four other Oregon legislators as “Friends of Nurseries” for 2016. The five earned the recognition for working with the nursery industry to solve issues of concern.

Zerfing wins CL write-in council vote

The two-year unexpired Cascade Locks City Council position has been determined by write-in, with Carl Zerfing receiving 119 votes, Joshua Harestad gaining 42 and Shane Corbett 10 in a vote that saw 229 ballots split among 43 names.

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Pipeline protest

Dozens rallied Tuesday at the Second Street overpass above Interstate 84 in Hood River, one of many coordinated protests against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, held in cities around the nation this week

County Votes: After Johnson win, Reynolds says work not over in Dist. 52

Ballot tabulation is not quite through for the 2016 General Election and Democrat Mark Reynolds said he’s not done working for future votes.

‘We are one’ event held on Saturday

‘Somos Uno’

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM) invites all community members to participate in a community expression of unity and solidarity, “We Are One—Somos Uno” on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Walden and Johnson re-elected; CL write-ins could affect city races

Hood River County voters went heavily for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, 6,359 (59.5 percent) to 3,223 (30.2 percent) and gave a solid edge to challenger Mark Reynolds in his failed bid to unseat Mark Johnson in the State House Dist. 52 race.

Activist and former legislator Suzanne VanOrman moves on from HR

‘I feel very honored to have served’

Suzanne VanOrman, longtime community activist and 18-year resident of Hood River, has worn many hats.

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