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Hey, Dustin, The Wearhouse has your jacket

Garrick and Kelly Fisher have a bit of a mystery on their hands. The couple, who purchased The Wearhouse in October, discovered two lettermen’s jackets in their backroom they are now looking to reunite free of charge with their owners.

Death notices for July 2: Floyd Carter and Michael Hill

Death notices for July 2: Floyd Carter and Michael Hill

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Fun at the CGWA Beach Bash

The wind may not have been as cooperative as it could have been, but that didn’t stop people from coming out and enjoying the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s annual Beach Bash party that happened last weekend at the Hood River Waterfront. On Saturday, people took to the water to enjoy windsurfing and paddling, or hung out with some refreshments at the Event Site.

Yesteryears: Summer heatwave hits valley in 1936

Residents who, less than two weeks ago were wondering whether summer would ever come to Hood River Valley, did not have to look at thermometers last Sunday to assure themselves that summer had arrived, for many were, long before noon, hunting shady spots and a trace of breeze.

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Roots and Branches: Grandkids, softball, memories

Two more showery days have passed and our abundant crop of cherries is amazingly still intact. Yes, there has been damage, but it is harvestable, which means we can pick these really big beauties and get them to market with a profit margin rather than a loss.

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‘Before I Die’ encourages reflection

“Before I Die” walls have sprouted up throughout the Gorge over the last three summers, first appearing in Mosier, then in The Dalles and now near the corner of Sixth and Oak in Hood River.

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Color Run for Haiti

Horizon Christian School students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade enjoy a “color run” June 10 to raise funds for a Haiti mission organization called I’mMe helping orphan children.

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Keep fireworks legal, and safe

The Office of State Fire Marshal, Oregon fire service, Keep Oregon Green, natural resource agencies, Oregon fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts encourage Oregonians to “Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe” when using fireworks.

Letters to the Editor for June 29

Clarification; New tradition; Respect freedom

‘Weed of the Month for June’ is the invasive Scotch broom

Scotch broom was introduced as an ornamental along highway corridors and in western Oregon as a dune stabilizer.

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Pet of the Week: Jack is ‘full of energy and fun’

Jack has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s about a year old, and just discovering how great the life of a dog can be!

Fire season is here: enjoy yourself, safely and legally

Hood River County Library District invites the community to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the libraries’ reopening at its “Star Wars birthday party” on Friday, July 1 from 5-7 p.m. (details on page A5) as just one part of First Friday, which features the STEM fair postponed from a month ago, two art openings, and plenty more happening downtown.

Sheriff Log, June 16 to 25

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

Red Cross urges blood donations for summer

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and throughout the summer.

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Downtown streets closed for First Friday

Library celebrates Friday with ‘Star Wars’ party

Nearly six years ago, Hood River County’s three public libraries in Hood River, Cascade Locks, and Parkdale closed. Thanks to a vote of the people, those libraries reopened on July 1, 2011, as an independent special district. Hood River County Library District invites the community to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the libraries’ reopening at its “Star Wars birthday party” on Friday, July 1, 5-7 p.m., in the Georgiana Smith Memorial Gardens.

Woodburn shooting suspect arrested on I-84

Local law enforcement officials on Monday arrested a man suspected of shooting four people in Woodburn, killing three and injuring another.

Cascade Locks Council seeks Nestlé traffic solutions

The City of Cascade Locks is still considering a Nestlé water bottling plant, but concerns over truck congestion have spurred city officials to ask the multinational corporation for an alternative traffic plan.

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Entertainment Update for June 29

Art on Oak celebrates; STEM Fair on Oak Street Friday; more

WSDOT to repair damage to SR-14

A series of unfortunate events surrounding State Route 14 in the Columbia Gorge is leading the Washington State Department of Transportation to schedule a contractor to come in and repair damage to the roadway.

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