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Yesteryears: Hood River County Fair draws record crowds in 1986

Cool July weather, plus an extended schedule, led to an all-time fair attendance record for the Hood River County Fair, said Manager Doris Jensen after the four-day run ended Saturday night.

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FFA, 4-H livestock auction July 29

The all-important culmination of a year’s work — the annual 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction — happens at the Hood River County Fair July 29 beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Kirby Ring.

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Gehrig’s Chevron hits 70 year mark

Odell service station one of longest-running family-owned businesses in the county

It’s pretty impressive when a business hits the 70 year mark.

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‘We Love You to China and Back’: Community rallies for local family on July 31

I love seeing how this community comes together selflessly to help, support, and encourage one another. Especially now with so much divisiveness in the world, we definitely need activities, events, and causes to bring us together and find common ground. When we connect and engage in a positive way, amazing things happen.

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The Porch for July 23

TWIST-OFF fate: customers at food carts in the Hood River News parking lot have been imbedding beverage caps in the tar seam. There’s now a line of more than a 100, creeping ever eastward.

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Roots and Branches: ‘Killer’ in name only

Have you ever had a specific expectation, one that was quite logical, yet the outcome was the absolute opposite of what you anticipated?

Cascade Observations: Hidden Lessons

I’m trained as an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher, having received my endorsement after an intense program at Portland State University. During my studies there, I learned about the acquisition of language, including funny sounding subjects such as glottal stops and schwas. But who knew, years later, that I would continue informally studying linguistics while preparing for surgery and practicing yoga?

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EnviroGorge Kids summer writing contest

EnviroGorge wants to share what kids have to say about the environment.

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Daily Bread: Mending broken hearts

Last week was the 15 year anniversary of my open heart surgery. Since that time, I have always honored that day with something celebratory out in nature, like watching the sunrise from the summit of Mount Hood. There is no equal to the power of wilderness therapy.

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‘Cantina’ style?

Skye Weiseth, as Princess Leia, strikes a pose with her father, Teg, as Chewbacca, and her brother, Jack, as Boba Fett, while Ben Bonham and his “alien band” play swing tunes, at Friday’s Star Wars-themed Hood River Library District celebration fifth anniversary at Georgiana Smith Gardens.

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‘Before I Die’ encourages reflection

“Before I Die” walls have sprouted up throughout the Gorge over the last three summers, first appearing in Mosier, then in The Dalles and now near the corner of Sixth and Oak in Hood River.

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Keep fireworks legal, and safe

The Office of State Fire Marshal, Oregon fire service, Keep Oregon Green, natural resource agencies, Oregon fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts encourage Oregonians to “Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe” when using fireworks.

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Beauchamps celebrate 58th anniversary

Bobby Joe and Lourah Anne Beauchamp, of Parkdale, celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on June 21, 2016, with a private gathering.

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This summer, 'Have a Free Book'

Each year, the Leaders for Tomorrow high school senior group participate in a community project.

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