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‘Confluence Project: Teachable Places Along the Columbia River’

The Confluence Project highlights the convergence of the history, cultures and ecology that define our region through artistic installations along the Columbia River. Colin

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 30

Limit exposure; Water concerns; ‘Tales’ thanks; Blessed

Fire Watch: Thank the firefighters, but realize that fire season continues

Helicopters flying over school zones — a necessary step — is not an everyday occurrence, but it serves as a reminder that fire danger goes on.

Simple, but powerful, ways to take a stand against domestic violence

Domestic violence thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic violence.

HR Alert System helps home emergency plans

Barb Ayers, Hood River County Emergency Program manager, added a timely update to her column in the Sept. 26 News on emergency preparedness. In it, she said:

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Pie with the Mayor

The third “Pie with the Mayor” gathering drew a total of 10 people to Pine Street Bakery Monday for the chance to have a face-to-face sit-down with Mayor Paul Blackburn.

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Free ‘Mommy Wellness’ begins at Hood River Therapy

Mommies and their babies — or pregnant moms-to-be — are invited to attend a free Mommy Wellness Program at Hood River Therapy, 2690 May Street, on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m.

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Limited sales of retail pot legal Thursday

Oregon’s early recreational marijuana sales program sprouts Thursday — starting Oct. 1, Hood River’s four medical marijuana dispensaries will be permitted to sell small amounts of cannabis to customers who don’t have a medical card.

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Superb Moon

Hood River photographer Stephen Datnoff provided this image of Sunday’s supermoon, aka Blood Moon.

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Indian Creek Fire is nearly out

Cause still unknown in Sunday blaze that scorched sections of popular trail

This one could have been far worse.

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‘Resurgence’ wins

Rat Rod crew chief Gary Fisher, center right, confers with other Resurrected Rust Garage members as they transform disparate parts into Resurgence, the 2015 winner of the Rat Rod Magazine buildoff, a national contest.

Sports Briefs for Sept. 30

Horizon soccer blows out Central Christian; Horizon volleyball drops two; Mt. Hood Meadows cyclocross event Oct. 4

Eagles fall to .500 after loss to Redmond

HRV struggles to produce in the red zone in 51-8 loss; faces North Eugene Friday

For a second straight week, a Hood River Valley opponent had over 400 yards rushing, which again spelled defeat for the Eagles (2-2), who lost 51-8 to the No. 9-ranked Redmond Panthers (3-1) Friday in central Oregon.

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Plenty of PRs for HRV at Nike meet

Boys take first in Division I race and the girls take ninth in Division II

The Hood River Valley cross country program kept building on its stellar start to the 2015 season with numerous standout performances at the Nike Portland XC meet (formerly known as Nike Pre Nationals) on Saturday — a race that draws some of the top cross country runners from the West Coast.

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Layout changes enhance Hood River Hops Fest

Glass mugs and ease of movement help with smooth sampling of ales

The distinctly named “Crux-Arillo” went fast and some beer lines were longer than others, but Hood River Hops Fest seemed to offer something for everyone, be it experimental ales from all over Oregon and Washington, bluegrass and rock-and-roll music, hot food, or talking with friends under sunny autumn skies.

County to meet on short-term rentals

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners will convene Wednesday evening to hear a report by ECONorthwest on short-term rentals outside the city’s urban growth boundary and determine the county’s next step.

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Fire closes Indian Creek Trail

Firefighters continue to fight the Indian Creek fire Monday morning, after controlling the portion of the blaze on the south side of the creek Sunday night.

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 26

Standards squashed; Come to dinner; more

Another voice: Bracing for the worst: Making your own emergency plan

Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to think about the following situations and plan just in case

Church News: CROP Walk Saturday

The 27th annual CROP Hunger Walk is this Saturday, Sept. 26, beginning and ending at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road, with registration starting at 9:30 a.m.