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Mt. Adams Institute receives $531,000 AmeriCorps Grant

TROUT LAKE — The Mt. Adams Institute, based in Trout Lake, Wash., was awarded over half a million dollars to fund its VetsWork program for military veterans interested in careers in public lands and natural resources management. Funding for the program comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps).

Unemployment steady in Hood River, Wasco counties

Seasonally adjusted unemployment held steady through June — Hood River County remained statewide champion with a 4.3 percent ranking as Oregon’s lowest county, and Wasco County’s 5.3 percent weighed in at seventh place.

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Community rallies around woman in need

A group of Hood River County residents spent the weekend of July 10-12 helping a neighbor in need.

Suspicious mail sent to Oregon sheriffs

Letter at Hood River County Sheriff’s Office said not hazardous

Mysterious letters hit sheriffs’ offices around the state Monday, but none proved toxic, according to the FBI.

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BOTG Kite Fest sails through its 15th running

Gorge residents grace the podium in multiple categories in annual freestyle kiteboarding event

Though there weren’t any new events to specifically commemorate its 15th running, this year’s Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest still had plenty of highlights.

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Hood River Senior Federal 14U JBO team are state champs

The Hood River Senior Federal 14U baseball team concluded its fantastic season by winning the Oregon State Junior Baseball Organization Tournament this past week.

Sports Briefs for July 29

Wild Woman Trail Run results; Tennis camps starting soon

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Local wrestlers return from Cadet/Junior National Wrestling Championships with a wealth of experience

All roads lead to The Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., as state teams from across the country travel to the site of the Cadet/Junior National Wresting Championships. The Oregon Women’s National Team consisted of eleven girls from all around the state of Oregon.

Penultimate race of Gorge Cup windsurfing series held this weekend

The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s Gorge Cup race series will have its second-to-last race of the season this weekend in Hood River and will wrap up in less than three weeks.

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Residents Committee sues U.S. Forest Service

Local group sees no other option over delays in Mt. Hood land exchange

A local land use watchdog group, the Hood River Valley Residents Committee, filed a lawsuit Monday against the U.S. Forest Service over slow action in carrying out a congressionally mandated land exchange with Mt. Hood Meadows.

Cougar sighted Sunday morning near Rosauers

Three Hood River men reported a rare cougar sighting inside Hood River city limits early Sunday.

Projects start on May Avenue, freeway

City starts work on ‘safe route;’ ODOT will reduce traffic to single-lane on I-84

The City of Hood River has announced that the May Street Safe Route to School Project is scheduled to begin Aug. 3.

Entertainment Update for July 25

Where art thou? Auditions for ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Aug. 1-2; more

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Dress dedicated to brother

Faith Ocheskey, 13, models the dress she made using her brother Stanley’s Hood River Valley High School cap and gown at Wednesday’s 4-H Style Review at the Hood River County Fair.

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McDonald's holds grand re-opening

Connie Potter, left, of Beaverton, and sister Glenda Holland, of Lebanon, are greeted by Ronald McDonald at the grand re-opening of the Marina Drive McDonald’s Wednesday.

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Oh, the rides, yes … And what else to do at County Fair,

Hood River County Fair concludes Saturday, and there is plenty for kids — beyond the ever-popular amusement rides. The fair opens at noon; carnival rides begin at 1 p.m.

‘Kidding’ Revised

Columbia Gorge Press has published the revised and expanded “Kidding Around the Gorge,” by Ruth Berkowitz and Lisa Kosglow, a full-color, 240-page book now available at bookstores ($19.95).

Local phone store gives away backpacks

Come to TCC store on Aug. 1

Students in Hood River are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway. On Aug. 1, TCC, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., will be donating 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through its annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.

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Miss O’s Espresso brings coffee, smoothies to Pine Grove

Courtney Harvey opened Miss O’s Espresso, located in the parking lot of The Boys Pine Grove Grocery, 2375 Highway 35, on March 15, 2015.

Letters to the Editor for July 25

Support food labeling; ‘Yes, he ran’