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Author signing event at Waucoma Sept. 2

Waucoma Bookstore in downtown Hood River is hosting authors Jane Kirkpatrick and Rebecca Demarino for a book signing on Friday, Sept. 2 from 5-8 p.m.

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Pet of the Week: Bentley will make you wonder how you lived without him

Bentley has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. And what a handsome boy! Bentley is 2 and a half years old, 76 pounds, and a mix of Boxer and Lab, or a Boxador!

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A pastor called to a new house: Anna Carmichael of St. Mark's accepts position in California, passes Warming Shelter baton

When the U-Haul leaves Hood River on Aug. 31, it will take Rev. Anna Carmichael with it.

New teachers and licensed staff join Hood River County Schools

New teachers and licensed staff have joined the Hood River County School District.

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Sheriff will increase patrols on Labor Day

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing patrols for driving under the influence of intoxicants, safety belt violations and distracted drivers through the Labor Day weekend.

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Safe Tree

Adam Alsop (photo at left) reaches Wednesday to make just the right trim to the maple on the Hood River Library’s State Street grounds.

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Ken Jernstedt memorial touches down at WAAAM

Ken Jernstedt and Driscoll are back, in bronze.

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‘Hotter, earlier, longer’: Groups plan to sue EPA over river temperatures

Dead fish clogged the Columbia River and its tributaries last summer in what environmental groups called the river’s worst salmon kill in recorded history.

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County schools start classes on Tuesday

School is back. What’s different this year?

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Third indoor marijuana grow facility planned in Odell

Odell, a community known for its orchard views and fruit packing houses, is seeing growth in a new crop: marijuana.

HRCSD hires Don Benefield as operations director

Don Benefield has been appointed as Hood River County School District's new operations director.

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Heights house fire roars up Friday

Roof destroyed, none injured in smoky blaze

Flames ripped through the roof of a home near May Street Elementary School Friday morning before crews knocked it down.

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‘Get Outside for Education’ Aug. 27

The Hood River Education Foundation hosts its “Get Outside for Education” fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 1-4 p.m. at Waterfront Park. Family fun includes a Zorb “human hamster ball,” a dry land obstacle course, slack line, raffle and prizes.

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HR Council adopts STR regulations

On a night when a local builder decried “the critical lack of affordable housing” and called for city action on the issue, Hood River City Council adopted short term rental regulations a year after the issue came to dominate its docket.

County wraps up short term rental hearings

Hood River County Board of Commissioners held its short term rental rules hearing Monday.

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