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2015 Hood River County Fair, 4-H results, continued

Look for more results in our Aug. 5 edition

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Fair Moment: Getting rid of the cell phone

Talk about quickly going off the grid.

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Fair Moment: By design, local quilt makers stitch together

Quilts and textiles are an aspect of the fair I always turn to after spending time in the hot sun, or at the carnival, Park stage, animal barn, or other higher-volume attraction at county fair.

Hood River Fair Open Class results

See more results in our Aug. 5 edition.

Revenue Department asks recipients to send back service survey this week

The Department of Revenue is conducting a survey to find ways to improve the customer service experience for Oregon taxpayers.

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Life Rocks on Heights hosts BBBS day of fun

Life Rocks Climbing Center on the Heights in Hood River hosted a fun activity for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge on July 21.

Tickets for ‘Cemetery Tales’ program go on sale Aug.1

Tickets will go on sale Aug. 1 for the sixth annual “Cemetery Tales,” Sept. 25-27 at Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River. There will be multiple performances each day and evening, with a limit of 15 per tour.

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.

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Roundtable on Nestlé weighs pros, cons

Public testimony mostly ‘no’: opponents cite conflict of interest, damage to tribal water rights

A joint City of Cascade Locks and Port of Cascade Locks roundtable discussion Thursday night charged the public with sketching out the benefits and dangers of a proposed water bottling plant in Cascade Locks.

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Normy Vega brings a taste of Chile to Hood River

Norma Vega — or Normy, as she’s also known — is the woman behind Empanadas Maria Elbas, the Chilean empanadas food cart open every Thursday at Gorge Grown Hood River Farmers’ Market, located at Hood River Middle School through November.

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Cougar sighted again, Thursday on Heights

A cougar was seen on the Heights for the second time in four days.

Community invited to Lila May’s party Friday

The July 31 prom-birthday party for Lila May Schow, who is about to turn 5, will be in the Butler Bank Building, 301 Oak St., starting at 6 p.m.

Parenting photo contest winning entries on display

Eight photos have been selected as winners of the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Awareness photo contest.

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Students show creativity in 4H displays, contests

Hood River County Fair 4H results

And so begins our annual coverage of the Hood River County Fair results. Look for further results in upcoming issues of the News.

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United Way of Gorge hands out 2014 money, with youngsters’ help

United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) allocated funding to 35 local non-profit programs in Klickitat, Hood River, Wasco and Skamania counties at the annual agency social July 23 at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.