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ANOTHER VOICE: Lions won’t take them anymore, but please recycle your newspapers

For more than 30 years, the Hood River Lions Club has been collecting and recycling newspapers as a way to fund various community projects.

Despite ban, Klickitat County pot entrepreneurs continue business as usual

Despite the passage of a six-month moratorium on the production, processing, and retail sales of recreational marijuana in Goldendale, it’s business as usual for growers and retailers throughout the rest of the county.

SMART program wins 2014 literacy award

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today), the statewide early literacy nonprofit organization, was named the recipient of the 2014 Library of Congress Literacy Award in the American Prize Category.

Deal on Nichols Landing, park inches closer

URA authorizes execution of purchase and sale agreement

The long-awaited deal that would bring an end to the Naito Development/Friends of the Hood River Waterfront dispute over Nichols Landing may not be quite done yet, but a big step forward was taken Monday night.

Hops Fest returns this weekend

11th annual event celebrates NW ales

Every Hood River County brewery will be there – and plenty of friends.

HRVPRD looks to expand Indian Creek Trail with Sieverkropp development

The Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District is looking to add another spur to the Indian Creek Trail network with the hopes of improving access to those who live around the Pacific Avenue area of the Heights.

HRCSO investigating assault at motel in CL

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating an assault that took place at a Cascade Locks motel early Tuesday morning.

County unemployment falls to 5.1 percent, state’s lowest

Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose by 0.3 percentage point in August to 7.2 percent according to the Oregon Employment Department. Compared with August 2013, Oregon’s unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percentage point over the year.

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Pet of the week: Berkeley is ‘really a playful dog’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Berkeley as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

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Erin Jones finishes third in ITU World Triathlon finals

Erin Jones continues to climb the ranks as a professional triathlete in her ultimate quest for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Earlier this month the 2009 Hood River Valley High School graduate, who now lives and trains full time in Colorado Springs, finished third in the U23 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

HRV football relinquishes lead in fourth quarter of 61-51 thriller vs Ridgeview Ravens

Van Hoose nets 544 yards in action-packed battle

A ten point loss wasn’t the result they were hoping for, or expecting three quarters of the way through the game, but HRV football had plenty of reason for applause after last Friday’s thrilling 61-51 loss on the road against the 5A Intermountain Conference Ridgeview Ravens.

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Clark College finds temporary campus

Clark College has nailed down a location for its new campus in Bingen — for now.

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Climate change rally draws large crowd

Approximately 200 people marched through downtown Hood River Sunday afternoon.

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HRV grad is new United Nations U.S. Youth Observer

The United Nations just got a little closer to home.

Names released in pursuit that shut down railroad

Police have released the names of two individuals arrested in a traffic stop Friday, one of whom was allegedly involved in a foot pursuit that temporarily shut down the Union Pacific rail line near Hood River.

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Under Way: Eight years in the making, Mariana finds water — what will be home port for Hood River man’s giant catamaran?

One of the largest boats ever launched at the Port of Hood River is safely in the water, but the catamaran Mariana remains in an uncertain position: what will be its home port?

Death notice for Sept. 20

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Yoga for healthy aging in body and mind

Relaxation and deep breathing are the most beneficial part of a yoga practice in terms of overall health and well-being. Stress is now believed to be the culprit of 75-90 percent of all doctor visits.

Spotlight on allergy elimination sessions

At Cascade Acupuncture Center many of our clients have experienced relief from symptoms to environmental allergies, including our local trees, poison oak, weeds and grasses, dust and mold, perfumes, wood and cigarette smoke. In addition they have experienced relief from reactions to the foods they eat.

Healthy Aging: Tips for staying well and happy in later years

The term “aging” often is associated with an assumed decline in physical and mental health, as well as in overall quality of life. Many of us cross our fingers and hope we’ll be among the lucky few who maintain strength, mental acuity and independence later in life — not realizing that the course of our later years is largely up to us.