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Parenting photo contest winning entries on display

Eight photos have been selected as winners of the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Awareness photo contest.

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United Way of Gorge hands out 2014 money, with youngsters’ help

United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) allocated funding to 35 local non-profit programs in Klickitat, Hood River, Wasco and Skamania counties at the annual agency social July 23 at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

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.

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‘End of an Era:' Rasmussen’s offer last chance to see farm, buy a memory

Lynn and Dollie Rasmussen are selling Rasmussen’s Farms, but the public will have one last opportunity to see the well-known Pine Grove landmark.

Pet of the Week: Ki is athletic, gentle and devoted

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Ki as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

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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.

Cougar sighted Sunday morning near Rosauers

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

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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.

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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.

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