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Deadline is Oct. 12 to submit photos for 2017-2018 Blue Book

It seems like a perfect fit for the Gorge — as a place full of photographers and outdoor recreationists.

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City honors Devon Wells for service

Hood River City Council paid tribute to its out-going fire chief Monday, passing a resolution stating Chief Devon Wells “devoted time, talents and energy to the Hood River Fire Department for more than 16 years.”

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HR Council adopts STR regulations

On a night when a local builder decried “the critical lack of affordable housing” and called for city action on the issue, Hood River City Council adopted short term rental regulations a year after the issue came to dominate its docket.

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Despite ‘stacked’ lineup, local athletes shine in 6th Annual Naish Gorge Paddle Challenge

Hundreds of athletes enjoy perfect conditions for sixth-annual SUP race

It’s a popular narrative that often attaches itself to the plethora of annual summer athletic contests held in Hood River: the event gets bigger every year, and draws in more people from around the globe who come to see what the Gorge has to offer.

Sports briefs for Aug. 24

Sports schedule update, Third Annual Uphill Challenge results, and Roy Webster Cross-Channel swim coming up

Death announcements for Aug. 24: Elizabeth Jordan and Juanita Macdougall

Elizabeth Jordan and Juanita Macdougall

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Pet of the Week: JellyBean is still waiting for his forever family

JellyBean has once again been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. Can you believe he’s still looking for his forever family? Neither can he!

Sheriff Log, Aug. 7 to 13

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

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Cemetery Tales tickets go on sale

The eighth annual “Cemetery Tales” living history program returns Sept. 9-11 with the theme, “Actions Create Change.”

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Concerts at Timberline, Oneonta tunnel part of 10-concert Noack series

Hunter Noack is launching an outdoor music series, “In a Landscape: Classical Music in the Wild,” a 10-day run of live piano and chamber music using wireless headphone technology to bring concert hall acoustics to the great outdoors.

Parks District narrows director search to two

Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District on Thursday winnowed down its search for a new director.

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Talking about bags

Mayor Paul Blackburn talks with Shallon Courser, Hood River Walmart representative, at Wednesday’s “plastic bag summit” at Hood River Library.

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Heat advisory and fire alerts form double dose of late-August caution

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. As if you hadn’t noticed, it is hot out.

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‘Un Dia de Teatro’ — a free dance, music, theater event

Also: ‘Wearable Art’ In Columbia Art Gallery. Reserve free tickets for Aug. 27 program at CCA.

Un Día de Teatro is a culturally-rich evening of Latin dance, music, and live theatre coming to the Columbia Center for the Arts on Aug. 27 and hosted by Angel Reyes, Jr. The night includes a performance by local youth dancers Las Palomitas, a staged reading inspired by The Book of Unknown Americans performed by the award-winning Milagro Theatre, music and singing by guitarist Arturo Leyva, and beautiful flamenco dancing from Experience Flamenco.

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Cascade Locks Port fills vacancy, talks overcrossing project

The Port of Cascade Locks Commission swore in its newest member Thursday, Dean Bump.

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Student delegation returns from Tsuruta

Rice art, museums, shrines, a cat café, a judo demonstration, host families and Pokémon were a few of the highlights for the group of 16 who returned to Hood River Wednesday.

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The Porch for Aug. 20

WELL SAID: “It’s not what you don’t know that kills you, it’s what you know for sure that ain’t true.” — Mark Twain

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Entertainment Update for Aug. 20

Solog ale fest returns to Parkdale Aug. 20; Hood Crest grand opening Saturday; more

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Plein Air exhibit opens at Maryhill

Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event opens Aug. 26 at Maryhill Museum, featuring 40 artists working outside to capture the sublime light and inspiring vistas of the Columbia River Gorge, from the waterfalls, rivers and plateaus to the surrounding peaks.

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