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Fire burns Underwood Fruit & Warehouse Wednesday

Power outages in west Bingen

Flames rise from the Underwood Fruit & Warehouse building in Bingen.

Hood River County to direct $550K for park septic fixes

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners decided Monday to put $550,000 worth of transient room tax revenue toward county park septic system repairs over the next several years.

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Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair returns Oct. 21-22

The annual Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair comes to the Hood River County Fairgrounds Oct. 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

HRVAC hosts harvest dinner

Hood River Valley Adult Center hosts a harvest dinner fundraising event on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m. in the Kathleen Room. Tickets are $20 and proceeds support the center’s senior meals program.

Eagle Creek fire info meetings Oct. 17-18 in CL, HR

A pair of meetings in Hood River County will give an overview of work that crews are taking on post-Eagle Creek fire.

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A day of colleges and colors

Oct. 4 was the district wide event, College Colors Day, and Junior/Senior College Night also occurred that evening at Hood River Valley High School.

Local farm named among ‘Best Places to Pick Apples’

The folks at msn.com have shown their love of Hood River County once again, with the online list “The Best 19 Places to Pick Apples in the United States.”

Pet of the Week: Pippa is ‘sweet and cuddly’

Little Miss Pippa has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.

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Kayak Shed razed

The remains of the Kayak Shed are taken down and removed Monday by Beam Excavating of Hood River.

Police Log, Oct. 2 to 8

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

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Painting Paris Fair

Historic Paris Fair Building over the past week has received a new coat of paint — Stonington grey, to be precise — with charcoal accents on the storefront, according to Claudia von Flotow of Key Development, which owns the building at Oak and Fourth streets.

CGCC board formally opposes Trump plan to rescind Dreamers’ program

Columbia Gorge Community College board members last week formally opposed efforts by the White House to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, joining a national effort by the American Association of Community Colleges to encourage federal legislation allowing DACA recipients to pursue higher education in the United States, according to a college press release.

Community college board announces president search committee members

The quest for the next president of Columbia Gorge Community College entered a key phase this week with selection of a 17-member search committee by college board members Tuesday evening.

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Westside Plan directed to city council

The wide-ranging Westside Area Concept Plan (WACP) moved on, with plenty of grinding gears, to its next phase, initial review by Hood River City Council, following an often-contentious meeting the evening of Oct. 11 at the Hood River Fire Hall. About 100 people filled the meeting room.

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The Ale List: Logsdon, Full Sail medal at Great American

Good news for two local breweries who medaled at the Great American Beer Festival, Oct. 5-7 in Denver.


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