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Dams scoping meeting in The Dalles Tuesday

The Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will host a public meeting Tuesday, Dec. 6 to seek public input on developing a plan to save endangered wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

HR County announces forest road closures

Hood River County Forestry Department requested and the Hood River County Board of Commissioners approved a temporary seasonal closure of gates on forest roads in the Northwest Area, Trails Program Coordinator Henry Buckalew reported this week.

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BB gun vandalism

The Hood River Police Department has taken several reports over the last couple of weeks regarding car windows being shot out by a BB gun.

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Hood River Warming Shelter: Six sites provide warm place, meals

Just as temperatures dipped close to freezing, Hood River Warming Shelter operations got underway this week.

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Parking meters planned at waterfront

Public invited to comment on Dec. 15

Drivers can park for free at most spaces at the waterfront year-round, but that’s likely to change.

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Regional Red Cross reached out to 137 incidents this fall

Agency suggests ways the public can provide help

This fall, volunteers and staff with local American Red Cross in the Cascades Region have worked diligently to help people affected by disasters in this region and beyond. Since Sept.1, 2016, the Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington has helped more than 472 people affected by 137 local disasters.

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‘Food Security Coalition’ starts work

Fighting hunger formally started with lunch.

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Nutcracker finale: Hood River holiday tradition to retire after 19 shows

“Scenes from the Nutcracker” has had a good run on stage in Hood River. But after this year’s performance — its 19th — Columbia Gorge Dance Academy will retire the annual holiday tradition.

Coping with grief surges during the holidays

Many people who are grieving have experienced some form of the following:

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‘Sense of Place’ features Crag Rats Dec. 14 at art center

When the Crag Rats Mountain Rescue beeper goes off, the call may take the elite team of Gorge residents racing up a mountain peak to rescue an injured hiker, scaling a rocky ledge to revive a hiker who has fallen over a cliff, into a blizzard to search for missing skiers, or to a mountain airplane crash scene for body recovery.

Sheriff Log, Nov. 20 to 26

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Westside Plan survey deadline extended to Friday

The deadline to complete the online survey at www.hrwestsideplan.com has been extended to Friday, December 9.

State Parks Day Use permits now on sale

Give the gift of the great outdoors this holiday season with an annual Oregon State Parks day-use parking permit.

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Community organizations join forces to reduce hunger in the Gorge

Six months ago, representatives from over two dozen agencies and political offices met in The Dalles with an ambitious charge from the governor’s office: to form a coalition to decrease hunger and increase access to quality food in the Columbia River Gorge.

Former sheriff’s deputy indicted on sex abuse charges

A grand jury in Hood River County has formally accused a former sheriff’s deputy of sexually abusing a minor while off duty.



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