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Bomb threat temporarily closes Hood River Bridge Wednesday night

A bomb threat phoned in to law enforcement by an anonymous caller resulted in the temporary closure of the Hood River Bridge Wednesday night.

OWEB offers grants for watershed health

Do you have natural resource concerns on your property, but don’t have the funds to fix them?

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.

Grange workshops show ways to ‘preserve the hunt’

As part of the ‘2014 Community Resiliency’ series organized by Stevenson Grange #121, the public is cordially invited to “Preserving the Hunt” presented by Master Food Preserver, Linda Peppers on Saturday, Aug. 30.

Oregon Food Bank alerts recipients to nut butter recall

Oregon Food Bank is alerting recipients of food through the Oregon Food Bank Network and associated partner agencies, pantries and community kitchens of a voluntary recall of almond butter and peanut butter due to a potential Salmonella contamination.

State Agriculture unveils new and streamlined website

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has announced the launching of its new and improved website, providing visitors a more user-friendly experience. Months in the making, the redesigned website is streamlined to make navigation easier and is now mobile-friendly for those using smartphones and tablets.

It’s still summer:Ways to save water

Rain actually does go away on summer days in the Pacific Northwest and during this dry time, when vegetables and flowers bask in sunlight, water use and costs can increase substantially.

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.

Letters to the editor for Aug. 27

Ellen created, and served; Nystrom for House; Retain Johnson; more

2014-15: Schedule changes mark the start of a fresh school year

Friday’s Blue-Gold night started the school year off well.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 27

MacMillan at Sandbar Café; McDougall in Dufur Aug. 30; more

Painting project on Husum bridge to impact traffic in September

Road work in the White Salmon River Valley won’t end with the resurfacing of State Route 141 this month.

Hiker rescued after fall on Mt. Adams

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The Yakima County sheriff’s office says a hiker who fell and injured himself on Mt. Adams on Sunday has been rescued.

OSP Trooper badge stolen

Oregon State Police is asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect and recover a stolen police badge and ASP expandable baton taken from a trooper’s apartment in Government Camp.

Lolley sex abuse case could go to trial

Case could go in January 2015 if unresolved

A child sexual abuse case that has been subject to proceedings in Hood River County Circuit Court since late last year may end up going to trial in January 2015 if a settlement isn’t reached in time.

Sheriff Log for Aug. 27

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

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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.

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Marquee event on Tucker Road

Old sign restored, moved to new home at WAAAM

The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum has finished restoring an iconic piece of Hood River history – the old Trail Drive-In Theatre marquee.