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Sheriff's office advises some Hood River county residents to prepare for possible evacuation for Government Complex Fire

The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is advising residents on Fir Mountain Rd east of the irrigation ditch, Fir Mountain Loop and Swyers Dr of a level 1 pre-evacuation notice due to the Government Complex Fire.

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Searchers find body of Polish climber on Mount Hood

Sebastian Kinasiewicz apparently fell 2,000 feet to his death

An air and ground search resumed Tuesday morning for a Polish man, Sebastian Kinasiewicz, in the Tilly Jane area on the north side of Mount Hood, and an Oregon Army Blackhawk helicopter crew spotted Kinasiewica's body at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. He apparently fell aabout 2,000 feet, to the 9,100 feet level on the north face of the mountain, in a place known as Climber's Left Chute, according to Sgt. Petet Hughes of the Hood River County Sheriff's Department.

Hood River City Manager Bob Francis resigns

City Manager Bob Francis resigned Monday night, referring to unspecified “difficulty” with Mayor Arthur Babitz and members of the city council, all of whom said they were surprised by the announcement, which came near the end of the regular City Council meeting. Francis cited a June 7 meeting with council member Laurent Picard in which Picard recommended strongly that Francis look for other work and resign. Francis used his standing report segment of Monday's meeting to announce he will resign effective July 8.

Punch Bowl jump claims one, three others hurt

A Sunday afternoon hike ends in tragedy

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Update: I-84 east down to one lane at MP 64 through weekend

I-84 East bound closed at Hood River due to hole in road

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Runner’s story is a triumph amidst tragedy

Inundated by the tragic aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, it would be easy to forget the many stories of hope connected to the run itself.

It's Blossom Fest Weekend!

Your Guide to Blossom Fest is available in the April 20 edition of the Hood River News and here online.

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LUBA remands waterfront hotel decision to city

The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals ruled Friday morning that the City of Hood River must give more consideration to a decision to allow construction of a hotel and commercial building on the Hood River waterfront.

Horizon Christian to play for second straight 1A title

The Horizon Christian Hawks defeated Hosaana Christian 58-37 Friday afternoon to advance to the 1A state finals in Baker City.

Icy conditions lead to numerous crashes on I84

Several crashes have been reported on I-84 this morning due to ice on the highway.

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Weather related updates Dec. 19; schools on one hour early release

Weather related updates for Dec. 19, 2012.

Weather cancellations and delays

Weather cancellations Hood River County

Port of Cascade Locks GM Chuck Daughtry resigns

Port of Cascade Locks General Manager Chuck Daughtry is resigning from his position effective Dec. 31. “It’s time, I’ve been there 12 years…I think it’s time, Daughtry said. ""I just got that feeling. They need to hear some fresh voices and I needed to recharge my batteries."

Oak Grove boil water notice likely to be in effect for several weeks

A boil water advisory for residents in the Oak Grove area may last for several weeks, according to the Hood River County Environmental Health Department.