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The Wasco County Board of commissioners split over whether to endorse the current draft of the Climate Change Action Plan presented to them by Columbia River Gorge Commission on Aug. 3, as the board and staff sought clarification of language implying restrictions on agriculture within Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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Blood, sweat and seizures weren’t enough to stop The Dalles Special Olympics athletes from crossing the finish line. At the Special Olympics Oregon Regional Athletics Competition at Clackamas High School on July 30, eight athletes from The Dalles competed in track and field events such as running, jumping and throwing. The competition is for athletes with cognitive disabilities.

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Hood River area athletes competed in the Oregon Special Olympics Athletics (track and field) Regional Competition this past Saturday, July 30. The annual event had been cancelled the last two years due to health concerns but returned Saturday at Clackamas High School with all the enthusiasm and competitiveness that has become customary at these events.

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The City of White Salmon released a draft of the city’s park system plan and park system capital improvement plan, and is seeking public comment.

Written public comment can be sent via email to janb@ci.white-salmon.wa.us through Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. In addition, public comment will be taken regarding the draft plan at the City Council meeting scheduled on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.

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On July 25, the Hood River City Council approved a 5.05% increase in garbage rates. The price hike will see residential costs go up by $0.96 per month for an average 32-gallon can. The new fees will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2022.

The price change will also raise special fees. Overweight or full cans will now be charged an additional $0.25, a total fee of $5.25. Other increases include an extra $0.76 added to total delinquent fees that are now $16.36, another $1.11 for loose yard debris for a total of $23.38.

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Families in the Park: Tonight, Thursday, Aug. 11, it's Soul Vaccination at Jackson Park, Hood River. Soul Vaccination is a 12-piece soul and funk band. Music starts at 7 p.m., and the event is free.

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