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‘Stick to the Westside plan’

At Council meeting, supporters speak up for affordable housing

Speakers rose in defense of the City of Hood River’s pending Westside Concept Plan during public comment Monday.

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County board slates $200K in Windmaster Plan for Airport

Hood River County Board of Commissioners, acting as the Windmaster Urban Renewal Agency, took action June 19 toward a plan amendment that would divert renewal funds toward a grant supporting Ken Jernstedt Airfield.

Gorge Independence Day: Your local guide to July 4th

July 4 falls on a Tuesday this year, creating a long weekend that gets going long before that with an extended list of events in the community.

Fireworks: ‘Keep it safe, keep it legal’

Safety experts encourage Oregonians to "Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe" when using fireworks.

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Find Your Park

A guide to open spaces, including school grounds.

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Motorcyclist killed in spilled lumber crash

A Brookings man died following a motorcycle crash on Highway 35 near Mt. Hood Meadows Monday afternoon.

Citizen group rises to oppose Westside plan

A new citizen group has formed to oppose the proposed City of Hood River’s Westside Concept Plan.

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Defeat the Heat: Officials urge safe beach use, paddling preparedness

Hood River faces temperatures around 98 degrees Saturday, with no tailing cooldown — Sunday may rear up as a scorcher in the triple digits.

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Culvert repair project at Indian Creek will begin June 26

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will make repairs starting Monday to the culvert under OR 281 (12th Street), which has become damaged over time. This culvert carries Indian Creek below the highway.

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Students from Hood River selected for China trip

Two Hood River Valley High School students will attend the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp.

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Art of Community revised

Revisions to the Art of Community walking tour (aka Big Art) gallery, now in its third-year, are complete.

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Shoreline trail widened under HR Bridge

Shoreline Trail got special attention this month, with new paving and safety improvements.

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County will acquire 400 forest acres

Board adopts construction excise tax

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners decided Monday to purchase two tracts of forest land totaling 400 acres from a private timber company, Weyerhaeuser, for $1.78 million.

Fight leads to reported stabbing in Cascade Locks

A man and woman from Cascade Locks were flown to a Portland hospital Saturday evening for treatment of stab wounds after the two had been fighting at their home, officials said.

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CenterPointe plans merger with Inland Bank

Shareholders of CenterPointe Community Bank will meet July 6 in Hood River to vote on a merger with Inland Northwest Bank based in Spokane, Wash.



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