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Sewage issues shut down CGCC Indian Creek Campus, classes back in session Monday

A sewer pump failure Thursday evening at the Columbia Gorge Community College Indian Creek campus in Hood River resulted in the closure of the campus to faculty, staff, and students on Friday.

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County considering extending medical marijuana moratorium

Public hearing scheduled for Oct. 13

The end of a six-month moratorium on the siting of medical marijuana facilities in Hood River County is rapidly approaching and the county will soon hold a public hearing on whether it wants to extend that ban.

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New location for one of town’s oldest businesses

After 85 years downtown, Sheppard’s plans to relocate to new waterfront locale

Farm and orchard equipment retailer Sheppard’s has been at its location near the corner of First and State streets in downtown Hood River since the beginning of the Great Depression, but it appears it’s time for a change.

Two teens charged in CL pistol-whipping incident

Two Gresham teenagers have been charged with second degree assault after allegedly pistol-whipping a man at a Cascade Locks motel early Tuesday morning.

DeeTour proposal on hold due to HRVRC appeal

Hood River Valley Residents Committee appeals decision to approve Dee music venue

An outdoor music venue planned for the community of Dee has been put on hold due to an appeal filed by a local land use watchdog group that says the county made missteps in its approval process.

Council not interested in pot tax

The vote on a measure that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Oregon is fast approaching and some municipalities are considering passing their own cannabis taxes beforehand in case the measure is approved.

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CLIMATE CHANGE MARCH

A climate change march held Sunday afternoon in downtown Hood River drew approximately 200 people, many of whom were children.

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Not out of the woods just yet: Despite a little rain, fire restrictions remain

Fall officially began earlier this week, and not long after, the first official precipitation of the season followed.

HRCSO investigating assault at motel in CL

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating an assault that took place at a Cascade Locks motel early Tuesday morning.

Deal on Nichols Landing, park inches closer

URA authorizes execution of purchase and sale agreement

The long-awaited deal that would bring an end to the Naito Development/Friends of the Hood River Waterfront dispute over Nichols Landing may not be quite done yet, but a big step forward was taken Monday night.

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