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High school senior expands book box project

When Lucy Fine began working to bring “little free book boxes” to Hood River last spring, she had no idea she was laying the groundwork for something significantly bigger.

Gorge CROP Walk raises $5,000, and counting

Kathy Holmson of the Sept. 24 CROP Walk writes, “It was a beautiful day for a walk. Thank you to everyone who participated."

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Donations to clinic reinforce healthful living

One Community Health (OCH) expresses gratitude to a number of local business and organizations that recently donated health-related prizes to support the Hood River Valley High School School-Based Health Center (SBHC), writes Katie Roberts, communications director, for the OCH and SBHC teams.

Call to artists: Art of Community seeks applications

Art of Community, Hood River BIG ART Walking Tour, is seeking artists for its third season.

Little Oaks hosts fall fair

Bring the family to Little Oak Montessori’s (LOMS) annual Fall Fair on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at LOMS’ elementary school campus, 871 NE Estes, White Salmon.

CarFit comes to Hood River

CarFit is coming to Hood River for the first time — actually, this is its first time in Oregon — to offer drivers a free opportunity to check how their cars “fit” them on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1-4 p.m. at the Hood River Valley Adult Senior Center.

Sheriff Log, Sept. 18 to 25

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

Salmon viewing in Cascade Locks Oct. 8

Join Columbia Riverkeeper and Kat Brigham, former chair of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) and a tribal leader with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, for a salmon viewing at Eagle Creek in Cascade Locks.

‘We want to bring people together’

Community barbecue will be Oct. 1 in Odell

Sometimes, you just need to show your neighbors you care.

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Two new marijuana dispensaries planned in Hood River

Hood River’s roster of marijuana dispensaries may soon grow to six.

Health Happiness Month: Doing simple acts for yourself, others

One Community Health, the provider based in Hood River and The Dalles, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in October 2016 with a month of activities based on the science of happiness, designed to make our community healthier.

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Taking a stand

“I just had to come down and do something. This country is in trouble,” said Dell Charity, a 37-year-resident of Hood River, who stood downtown Friday afternoon in an impromptu protest.

Latino Advisory Council focuses on drugs, other teen health concerns

The Latino Advisory council met Sept. 20 to discuss the health of teenagers in Hood River, new apartments at the site of Morrison Park, and a change of name for a national holiday.

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Historic Hwy. Trail segment opens west of Hood River

Outdoor aficionados in Hood River don’t have to travel far to enjoy a waterfall stroll or bike ride, and the trip just got shorter.

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Three people, and a dog, survive capsizing in Columbia near Wyeth

All three sailboat occupants, and a dog, were safe after an unexpected swim in the Columbia River at about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.



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