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Many know OF the garden, but most don’t know ABOUT the garden. Let me start at the very beginning ... there were once two Hood River churches, Asbury United Methodist Church and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, that decided to join forces to become Spirit of Grace Church. Located at 1140 Tucker…

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Starting Feb. 1, the Hood River County Library District is going fine free for all patrons. “Fine free” means that patrons will not be fined daily for overdue materials. This change is a part of an institutional movement from libraries nationwide, guided by the recommendations of the America…

Hood River Adult Center and local firefighters teamed up as they do every year for Christmas Eve delivery to Hood River County Meals on Wheels clients. Wy’East Volunteer Association and West Side Fire Department volunteers carry baskets to private cars and agency rigs to make the deliveries …

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Crews pour and smooth new cement on WaNaPa Avenue near Venture Street in Cascade Locks, as the summer-long street and sidewalk renewal project nears its end. Sidewalk sections, new curbs and gutters and revised crosswalks are part of the Oregon Department of Transportation project. ADA ramps…

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A new Hood River County Public Safety Parade has been announced for the evening of June 24. The lighted event will be similar to the annual Christmas parade, which take place in three areas on successive nights in the Hood River valley. In this case, citizens can look for one of four simulta…

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Hood River Valley High School administrator recently issued this list of Class of 2020 members and the college scholarships awarded this year.

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“What will you do after this rally is over?” Kenzi Staciewicz of Hood River asked the crowd of 250 people who thronged both sides of State Street at Fourth Street Sunday at mid-day for a peaceful call for justice and an end to racism and police brutality.

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Hood River County Board of Commissioners will hold a special business meeting at 2 p.m. Friday to take potential action on reopening recreation areas and rescinding restrictions on transient housing.

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Fire broke out Monday night at Bear Mountain Forest Products in Cascade Locks, while the plant was unoccupied for Memorial Day.

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The Port of Hood River has announced that intermittent, single-lane closures are planned for the interstate bridge, daytimes through May 1.

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A Union Pacific train collided with and bisected a loaded tractor trailer Monday morning at the rail crossing with Herman Creek Lane at Forest Lane in east Cascade Locks.

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pFriem Family Brewers broke ground on the 20,000-square-foot facility last summer and expects to have most of the barrels from the brewery’s barrel aging program moved in within the next few months.

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Dr. Sara Hahn-Huston finished her first six months as Superintendent of Hood River County School District on Jan. 1.Hahn-Huston sat down last fall for an interview with Hood River News Editor Kirby Neumann-Rea.Hahn-Huston started work July 1, succeeding Dan Goldman.Prior to coming to Hood Ri…

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Getting involved in your community can be as simple as finding a local issue that you care about — be it land use, public safety, parks, schools, etc. — and attending a public meeting or two for an agency that deals with that topic. Most groups hold their regular meetings on weekday evenings…

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The Bridge of the Gods is just about ready to start electronic tolling and, while there is still plenty of time to set up a BreezeBy account before the system goes live Jan. 6, Port of Cascade Locks Local Stickers and coupon books will be accepted as discounted tolls and payment until Feb. 3.

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The Hood River County Public Safety Services Survey will stay live through Dec. 15, so county residents still have some time to submit input before county staff compile the responses for the county commissioners to consult while they craft a public safety levy for either the May or November …

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A winter storm warning for Cascade Locks, Upper Hood River Valley (including Odell and Parkdale) and the Northern Cascades (including Government Camp) is in effect until noon today.

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Gorge Happiness Month events return for fourth year in the Gorge in October with 20 different free events and participation by over 140 different businesses and organizations in 10 different towns.

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Thunder Island Brewing Company breaks ground, with help from a dust-raising backhoe, Tuesday at its future brewery and resturant site on WaNaPa Avenue, just west of the Overlook Park-Post Office complex. Owners Dave Lipps and Carolyn Park, right, welcomed a crowd of about 200 people who enjo…

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Thunder Island Brewing Co. will move onward and upward in 2020, with the construction of a new 10,000-square-foot building that will showcase a 15-barrel custom system, a full restaurant, private event space and views of the Columbia River and Cascade Mountain Range.

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As of Aug. 7, the Oregon Department of Forestry is increasing fire prevention measures for public use of equipment and raising the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) to a Level 3 in an attempt to reduce human-caused wildfires.

This year our dine and drink business locations throughout the Gorge have suffered with closures. You can help support your favorites by purchasing take out and gift cards. Many of these business will offer curb-side delivery and some will deliver to your home. Let’s keep the Gorge going strong!

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