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Crews battle Oneonta, Dry Creek blazes

A one-acre fire that broke out on cliffs west of Oneonta Gorge was contained by Friday.

Sports Briefs for July 15

HRV wrestler Adrian Ramirez returns from Cultural Exchange trip to Japan; Katie Kennedy grabs third at heptathlon at Junior Olympics; Sports story correction

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HRVHS alum Skyler Hunter a standout in college baseball

Hunter a top player with Purdue Boilermakers, Palm Springs Power

Skyler Hunter may only be an incoming sophomore, but he’s already making his mark in Division I college baseball.

‘Flying fish” splash down in high mountain lakes

More than 350,000 fingerling trout splashed down in hundreds of high mountain lakes across the Cascade Range from Mount Hood to Klamath Falls this week, as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife readied the waters along the Pacific Coast Trail for hikers, anglers, fly fishermen and backpackers.

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Sailing, windsurfing, paddling, and kiting comps make for busy week on the water

The Columbia River will be getting a lot of attention next week as it hosts sailing, windsurfing, paddling, and kiteboarding competitions, though not all at the same time or location, as the Gorge heads into the height of its summer recreation season.

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Safety: 6 to Watch

Pedestrian signals to a stopping car at Second and Cascade streets downtown, one of the so-called “Big Six” intersections identified by police and fire as likely candidates for crossings most in need of revisions or safety improvements.

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Murray’s announces Clearance Center closure

A change is coming to the Hood River Heights.

Church News: St. Mary’s to hold Kermes

VBS schedule

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1501 Belmont, will hold a Gran Kermes (carnival) on the church grounds Sunday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Death notices for July 15: Evelyn Beeson, Betty Goodwin and Richard Warrick

Evelyn Beeson, Betty Goodwin and Richard Warrick

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Fire in west Gorge closes Historic Highway

A fire near Oneonta Gorge has closed part of the Historic Columbia River Highway.

Cascade Observations: Here now, and getting it all

The arrival of cherries at the local fruit stands means it’s time to rearrange the kitchen to make space for the annual task of preserving the gorgeous orbs with the regal sounding names — Titen, Royal Anne, Rainier.

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YESTERYEARS: Strawberry harvest ‘winds up’ in 1917

This week will see the wind up of the strawberry harvest, so far, at least, as carload shipments are concerned.

Eclipse preparation: path of totality

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill and other local emergency managers are preparing for thousands of amateur astronomers to converge on the region several days before the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

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Pick of the Week: Mt. Hood Town Hall farmers’ market Thursday

The Mt. Hood Town Hall will host a farmers’ market on Thursday, July 13 from 4-7 p.m. The Mt. Hood Town Hall is located at 6575 Highway 35, 14 miles south of Hood River.

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Deep-rooted friendship: Tsuruta Sister City Program turns 40

Gifts took their accustomed honored place at Thursday’s 40th anniversary dinner celebrating the Hood River-Tsuruta Sister City program.

Pet of the Week: DaisyDoo ‘never stops smiling’

DaisyDoo has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. This dog never stops smiling. She’s about 8 years old, and she's got that spunky Westie terrier in her and the mischievousness of a Pug all rolled into one happy, peppy girl!

Fire Season: The threat we all share

Fire season is back, amid hot temperatures in the Columbia Gorge.

Letters to the Editor for July 12

Russian ‘tricks’; Time for bipartisan work; more

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Another Voice: The ‘recluse representative’: Repeal and replace Greg Walden

Representative Greg Walden has left Oregon’s District 2 and become a citizen of Washington, D.C. We are stunned by his lack of responsiveness to his constituents — not only his Democratic and Independent constituents, but his Republican supporters as well.

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Electric Fence fire

A firefighter with West Side Fire Department hoses down hotspots at a one-eighth acre pasture fire in south Hood River Monday evening.

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