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Hood River County to direct $550K for park septic fixes

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners decided Monday to put $550,000 worth of transient room tax revenue toward county park septic system repairs over the next several years.

Second annual ‘Rooted’ story event on Nov. 2

What secrets can you discover about your community in five minutes? Find out on Thursday, Nov.2, when nonprofit organization Livable Hood River presents an evening of storytelling by a diverse array of area residents.

HRVAC hosts harvest dinner

Hood River Valley Adult Center hosts a harvest dinner fundraising event on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m. in the Kathleen Room. Tickets are $20 and proceeds support the center’s senior meals program.

Eagle Creek fire info meetings Oct. 17-18 in CL, HR

A pair of meetings in Hood River County will give an overview of work that crews are taking on post-Eagle Creek fire.

Local farm named among ‘Best Places to Pick Apples’

The folks at have shown their love of Hood River County once again, with the online list “The Best 19 Places to Pick Apples in the United States.”

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Colors Day

Oct. 4 was a day for college colors, both to celebrate the alma mater or otherwise beloved institutions and to help students throughout Hood River County School District develop a better sense of their futures by learning more about their post-public school options.

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Two quilt shows in the Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge Quilters’ Guild (CRGQG) have two shows running concurrently in Hood River and The Dalles this week.

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Roots and Branches: Principles set in stone

In October of last year events were building to a crescendo across the county, state and nation, in celebration of Minoru Yasui’s 100th birthday. These events were coming on the heels of the posthumous award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to his family in 2015 and the naming of March 28 as Minoru Yasui Day in perpetuity by the Oregon legislature.

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YESTERYEARS: Cooper Spur district gets electric service in 1947

With the completion of a 7,200-volt line into the Cooper Spur district of Hood River County, Pacific Power and Light Company has now brought electric service into a new Hood River Valley area, well inside the Mt. Hood National Forest, C.O Bunnell, PP&L district manager, said Thursday.

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 18 edition

No upzone; ‘Pants-wetting’; more

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‘Sharing History’ at Museum tells the vital story of local Latino contributions

The creative spirit of Latino culture currently enlivens The History Museum. “Sharing History/Building Community” opened last week with the laughter of children, classic Latino folklorico music and dance, and dozens of visitors enjoying the new exhibition, as well as traditional sweets.

Dia de Los Muertos: A cultural celebration

The Hood River County Library District will be celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This will be a two day celebration, in two locations:

Entertainment Update for Oct. 18 edition

Willy & Nelson at Zim’s; Kay Floria at the White Buffalo; Kit Garoutte at The Pines; more

Pet of the Week: Pippa is ‘sweet and cuddly’

Little Miss Pippa has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.

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Kayak Shed razed

The remains of the Kayak Shed are taken down and removed Monday by Beam Excavating of Hood River.

Police Log, Oct. 2 to 8

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

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Railroads, officials talk concerns

Representatives of the two major railroads that operate in the Columbia River Gorge and government leaders from around the area recently met in an effort to bridge communication gaps amid controversy.

White Salmon library hosts ‘Gorge Ghost Gathering’

The White Salmon Valley Community Library invites the public to the 2017 Gorge Ghost Gathering, presented by Columbia Gorge Paranormal (CGP), on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m.

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Painting Paris Fair

Historic Paris Fair Building over the past week has received a new coat of paint — Stonington grey, to be precise — with charcoal accents on the storefront, according to Claudia von Flotow of Key Development, which owns the building at Oak and Fourth streets.

CGCC board formally opposes Trump plan to rescind Dreamers’ program

Columbia Gorge Community College board members last week formally opposed efforts by the White House to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, joining a national effort by the American Association of Community Colleges to encourage federal legislation allowing DACA recipients to pursue higher education in the United States, according to a college press release.



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