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A boss already at 17, Jenni Packer sees a future in agriculture

Jenni Packer, 17, will start her senior year at Hood River Valley High School in September. Like many of her peers, she plays sports (right now, it’s volleyball; in the spring, it will be softball) and is looking forward to “doing all the senior activities” in the coming year.

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Serious injuries in Highway 35 crash

A two-car crash that occurred south of Odell on Highway 35 Thursday afternoon sent three to the hospital, two with serious injuries, according to state police.

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Uphill Challenge keys Meadows’ late summer fun

A field of 39 ranging in age from 4 to 71 took on the challenge in first-ever Uphill Challenge at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, in what is planned to be an annual event. Most ran, but some walked the 1.2-mile course which gained 621 vertical feet from the parking lot to the top of the Stadium Express chairlift.

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OWRC upholds ruling on Oxbow water right

Nestlé water bottling project inches forward

A proposal to build a Nestlé water bottling plant in the Gorge took a small step forward on Thursday when a state commission ruled that a water right the corporation needed for the bottling plant should not be canceled despite the concerns of environmental groups.

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'New' WAAAM sign goes up

The “new” sign went up Friday morning at Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Tucker Road in Hood River.



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    HRV welcomes new XC coach

    Brandon Bertram will replace long-time coach Kristen Uhler

    Hood River newcomer Brandon Bertram has truly nailed the concept of hitting the ground running. The 30-year-old Fargo, N.D. native moved to town a few weeks ago and is already over his head, literally, with his new job.

    MHM’s first Uphill Challenge results listed

    Complete results are as follows for the Aug. 16 Mount Hood Meadows Uphill Challenge. Results are listed youngest to oldest, runner, home town (if available), time and age group.

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    2014 Gorge Paddle Challenge: Bigger and Better

    Connor Baxter and Annabel Anderson stepped to the top tier of the podium, popped a couple corks, shook vigorously and had the pleasure of covering their fellow racers with Champaign Sunday evening after two ferocious and exhausting days of racing.

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    Bruce Peterson claims Gorge Cup windsurfing series title, again

    Bruce Peterson proved unbeatable in all but one race day this season on his way to yet another Gorge Cup windsurfing series overall title. The Sailworks owner and proverbial slalom racing guru ended the summer series with five wins out of six days of racing, just missing a clean sweep of the field with a runner-up finish to second place overall sailor MacRae Wylde, who won six heats in the two-day US Windsurfing National Slalom Tour to win that event.

    Blue-Gold action: HRVHS squads begin practices, show skills at Aug. 22 event

    The community can see Hood River Valley High School fall sports teams up close for the first time on Aug. 22 with the annual Blue-Gold Night.



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    Savor Summer

    Kids get into the getting out

    Thinking of an educational adventure for your kids next summer?

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    Salsa and scalawags: local events for late summer fun

    Want to have some fun in these last days of summer? Here’s a selection of things to do in the Gorge in the next week or so.

    Polling the parents: Vacation like the President

    I’m feeling very presidential this morning, but not necessarily in a good sense. In fact, I’m not sure feeling presidential would ever be a pleasant experience. Maybe it would on that first day, one hand on the bible, the other in the air, when the whole world is watching as the Chief Justice of the greatest country in the entire history of humanity affirms that, in fact, you DID win the world’s most expensive popularity contest.

    Parkdale News: Changes in Parkdale as school days begin again

    Classes begin at Parkdale Elementary School, and throughout the district, on Tuesday, Sept, 2 with a few personnel changes, the biggest one being a new school principal after eight years.