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County adopts oil train resolution, approves 911 improvements

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners signed multiple resolutions into action at a regular meeting Monday night — most notably, one declared tighter enforcement on oil trains rolling through the Gorge, and one reallocated $7,000 to the County 911 Emergency Dispatch radio system, which police and emergency officials have called “poor to non-existent” in some areas.

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Punchbowl Falls park granted

OPRD awards funding for park at falls

Oregon Parks and Recreation District has awarded Hood River County a $470,000 grant to acquire and develop a park at Punchbowl Falls, a waterfall near Dee.

Governor signs ‘landmark’ college bill at CGCC in Hood River, tours businesses

Oregon Governor Kate Brown rolled into Hood River Friday morning. Her first stop: CGCC’s Indian Creek Campus, where she signed the affordable college bill, Oregon Promise, and met with local representatives in education.

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Search for missing The Dalles woman suspended

Police continue investigation

The search for a missing 63-year-old woman in the Reservoir Road area west of The Dalles has been called off, but police are still investigating her disappearance.

Tech alliance to focus on STEM ed in Gorge

The Goldendale Sentinel reports the Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) is about to launch another initiative to impact STEM education in the Gorge. STEM is the hot acronym of the moment, standing for science, technology, engineering and math. The GTA, a nonprofit trade association focused on supporting the tech industry of the region, is creating a new college scholarship fund for Gorge students pursuing post-secondary STEM degrees.

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Senior Expo helps highlight 2015 County Fair

Hood River County Fair brings entertainment, activities for kids and adults, displays and exhibits, carnival and midway fun, horses, livestock, flowers, and food.

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Birthday girl Lila May will get a birthday high five

Cancer will have to step aside for prom night-birthday party

A downtown party like never seen before happens July 31, and the guest of honor will be prom queen and birthday girl Lila May Schow.

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Matt Luchsinger lives a ruff life at NW Balanced Dog Training

Hood River is a great place for dogs and dog owners, with plenty of hiking and recreation opportunities and a wonderful dog-friendly attitude exhibited by many local businesses.

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Governor Brown visits Hood River

Governor Kate Brown dropped by the Hood River News today for a discussion with our editorial department.

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Governor here Friday for first visit to Hood River

Kate Brown will sign affordable college bill at CGCC, tour pFriem

Oregon Governor Kate Brown will pay Hood River a visit Friday.

LUBA again upholds City of Hood River's right to deny Walmart expansion

Walmart, round 3, goes to the City of Hood River.

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Hood River Art Club celebrates 66 years at Museum

The Hood River Art Club — started in 1949 by a group of local artists — is celebrating its 66th anniversary with an art show July 10-18 at the History Museum of Hood River County.

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Hot temperatures stressing Pacific Northwest fish

Fish and wildlife agencies encourage anglers to focus on warm-water fish

Cooler weather finally returned to the Gorge this past weekend, ending a two-week period where the mercury refused to dip below 90 degrees and on more than one occasion, soared into the triple digits.

Public Records — building permits

County, June 2015

County, June 2015