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Volleyball: big winners this past weekend

Last week, the Eagles opened league play against undefeated Pendleton at home. Losing in three sets, the Eagles moved to 2-3 on the season heading into their tournament at Century over the weekend.

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Water polo season is underway for HRV

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Hawk Migration Festival Sept. 23

HawkWatch International (HWI) partners with USFS Mt. Hood National Forest, Portland Audubon, and Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum to host a Hawk Migration Festival on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Rain eases Eagle Creek Fire, evacuations lifted

Generous rain has somewhat calmed the 48,000-acre Eagle Creek Fire, which crews have nearly half-contained Tuesday.

Death Notices for Sept. 19 edition: John Wishart, Linda Fowler, William Weis, James Clifton and Crisoforo Galvan-Herrera

John Wishart, Linda Fowler, William Weis, James Clifton and Crisoforo Galvan-Herrera

Evacuations lifted for all Hood River Valley

The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is downgrading evacuation levels for the valley. Note that the west end of the county, including Cascade Locks, remains under a Level One (Get Ready) notice.

‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie Ball’ Oct. 7

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center hosts the annual “A Vintage Evening: Boot Scootin’ Boogie Ball” auction and fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 7.

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Weed of the month: English ivy

English ivy is a rapidly growing evergreen vine typically seen growing on hillsides, climbing trees, growing over fences and up the sides of houses. It out-competes other plants for soil, sunlight and water. English ivy can kill large trees by suffocating their trunks and weighing down branches. A mature English ivy plant can weigh up to 2,100 pounds, with trunk-like stems that can be nearly a foot thick.

Introduction to geocaching meeting Sept. 30 in Parkdale

Are you new to geocaching? Have you been geocaching awhile but want to pick up additional tips? Are you an experienced geocacher who is willing to share knowledge and team up with beginners to lend a hand?

Smithsonian’s ‘Museum Day Live!’ celebrated at local museums

Enjoy free admission for two on Saturday, Sept. 23 to Columbia Gorge Discovery Center or Fort Dalles Museum as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual “Museum Day Live!” when you present a ticket downloaded from

Remembrance ceremony Oct. 15

The Family Birth Center at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital (PHRMH) is hosting a remembrance ceremony for the parents and families within the community whose babies and/or children have passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St. Those who have been touched by loss are invited to attend the ceremony, which coincides with National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

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Take precautions as air quality decreases

Wildfires are raging across the state and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and public health officials are urging residents to take precautions amid smoke.

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‘Conoce Tu Columbia’ launch party Sept. 19

Join Columbia Riverkeeper for the launch of its new Radio Tierra broadcast, “Conoce Tu Columbia / Know Your Columbia,” on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Lake Taco, 1213 June St., Hood River. Free tacos for the first 20 people.

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 16 edition

History Lesson; 9-11-01, more

Another Voice: Eagle Creek Fire: The Gorge will recover

It’s all too easy to do Monday morning quarter backing as to what should have been done. The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a complex mosaic of ownership and management responsibilities. The 292,500 acre land base includes wilderness, state parks and national forest lands and about 50 percent of the scenic area in private ownership. Management of scenic area lands is divided between the U.S. Forest Service, Columbia River Gorge Commission, counties and state and federal agencies such as State Parks and Bonneville Power Administration.

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Aero Drone adds software mission

Mosier resident taking Tygh Valley startup on a new path

Tygh Valley is becoming a little bit more of a “Mecca” for drone activity in Oregon. A growing startup business — Tygh Valley-based Aero Drone Corporation — is opening a new front in its operations with a plan to create software to help manage fleets of drones.

Saddle Club hosts annual spaghetti feed Sept. 22, thanks community for support

The Hood River Saddle Club will host its annual spaghetti feed, a fundraiser for the Mt. Hood Pony Club and scholarships for high school seniors, on Friday, Sept. 22 from 5-8 p.m. at the club, located at the corner of Country Club and Belmont. Enjoy all-you-can-eat spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, beverage and dessert. Adult tickets are $10, and children ages 6-12 are $5.

Hood River County holds Energy Plan meetings

Through a series of town hall meetings, Hood River County invites the public to learn about and provide insights into a countywide Energy Plan that charts a course for the future.

Gorge Fruit & Craft Fair returns to Odell Oct. 21-22

The annual Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair comes to the Hood River County Fairgrounds Oct. 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission and parking are free.


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