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MHM parking lot decision appealed

Park and ride goes to Planning Commission review on Nov. 12

A Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort park and ride proposed for the community of Mt. Hood has been put on hold while the county addresses an appeal from a neighboring property owner challenging the county’s decision to approve the project.

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Potter James Diem combines clay and family to create functional works of art

For those of us lucky enough to call Hood River home, there’s a good chance you’ve seen local potter James Diem’s ceramics displayed around town and at local art fairs — like the upcoming Hood River Valley Harvest Fest this weekend at the Waterfront.

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Phelps Creek wins top honors in first Gorge wine contest

A Hood River winery’s Pinot Noir crafted from Columbia Gorge grapes earned top honors at the inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition.

Sheriff Log for Oct. 15

Oct. 5 to 12

Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair this weekend in Odell

A little of everything: classical music, barbecue, fruit, art, and horses

The popular Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair arrives Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the park-like Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Rd., near the community of Odell

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County says yes to medical pot moratorium, deadlocks on tax

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners passed one measure regulating marijuana and split on a second Monday night at the conclusion of two public hearings dealing with the drug’s evolving status in Oregon.

Logan Glass of HRVHS named National Merit semi-finalist

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Hood River Valley High School senior Logan “Maui” Glass as a semifinalist in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. This academically talented high school senior has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.

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Harvest Fest celebrates nature’s bounty

The festival of the county’s bounty happens this weekend in Hood River and Odell, and all around the Hood River Valley.

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Getting to know your Hood River mayor candidates

Mayor candidates Greg Colt and Paul Blackburn were mailed nine questions from the Hood River News. Their answers are below.

Sheriff Log for Oct. 11

Sept. 28 to Oct. 6

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

Building permits - September

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OWEB Small Grant Program now accepts applications

Do you have natural resource concerns on your property, but don’t have the funds to fix them?

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Heads held high in Haiti: Charla Banks returns to troubled Caribbean nation on teaching, volunteering mission

Charla Banks visited Haiti for the first time two years ago as a graduate student at Loma Linda University — and is planning her third trip later this month.

Tuesday is final day to register to vote

The final day to register as a new voter in Hood River County is Tuesday, Oct. 14.

HRVHS students attain national academic honors

Annelise Acosta and Miriam Starrett have been recognized as National Merit Scholarship Commended Students, Hood River Valley High School Principal Rich Polkinghorn announced Friday.