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Cascade Locks woman protests Nestlé with 5-day fast

Five hot and hungry days didn’t wither Anna Mae Leonard.

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Barbara Ayers helps county plan for emergencies

Barbara Ayers, Emergency Manager Public Information Officer for Hood River County, says her days aren’t exactly exciting.

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Lummi totem visits Hood River Aug. 25

Community members are invited to participate Aug. 25 as Lummi Tribal members bring a 22 foot totem pole to Hood River, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, 4th and State streets.

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Mt. Adams fire 15 percent contained

Glenwood, Wash. — The Cougar Creek Fire burning near Glenwood swelled to 22,500 acres over the weekend, with firefighters keeping it at 15 percent contained as of Monday.

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‘Reach and Treat’ bolsters search and rescue program

Search and rescue missions throughout the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood are getting swifter and stronger this summer, thanks to a new program that unites police, fire and emergency crews in a tighter collective response.

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‘Love Your Columbia’ happens Aug. 22

Riverkeeper seeks volunteers for a day of clean-up projects

Columbia Riverkeeper is partnering in the second annual Love Your Columbia Day Aug. 22, and anyone may get involved.

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Mt. Adams fire doubles to 18,000 acres

An angry curl of smoke over Mt. Adams signaled one of the largest fires the Columbia River Gorge has seen this summer.

Five human caused fires on Mt. Hood

Firefighters caught five human caused fires in the Mt. Hood National Forest last weekend, three of which burned in the Hood River Ranger District.

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Youth Conservation Corps makes a difference in the Mt. Hood National Forest

Some might go into the woods to live deliberately, but in the case of five Hood River County teens, their time in the forest this summer has been hard work.

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Washington fire contained

The Milepost 30 fire, which burned an estimated 5 acres in the western Columbia River Gorge, was 100 percent contained Monday, according to fire officials.

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White Salmon not calling for more conservation after water line break

A water emergency declared Sunday morning by White Salmon Mayor David Poucher was lifted at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

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Pear harvest sweeps in early

Harsh summer temperatures ushered in an early pear harvest for Hood River Valley.

Thirsty hikers walk out, after two trail rescues

‘Reach and Treat’ system responding

Back country rescues are part of life in the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood region, regardless of the time of year.

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Recreational pot sales easing in statewide Oct. 1

Third medical marijuana dispensary opens downtown

Just months before early recreational marijuana sales germinate across Oregon, a third medical marijuana dispensary comes to Hood River.

Zoning overhaul focuses on farms, forest

Planners schedule hearing in September

The Hood River County Planning Commission is ironing out a comprehensive zoning code update that redefines farm and forest use across the county.