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Gorge Soup sign-ups near, for adults and kids to present ‘pitches’

Gorge Soup is back, Nov. 11 for adults and Feb. 26 for kids.

HR city election events scheduled

Mayoral debate on Oct. 22, ‘Office Hours’ events start Oct. 16

Voters in the City of Hood River will be able to hear directly from mayor and council candidates in two public events.

CL seeking approval of EMS support fee

After it failed due to a subpar voter turnout in May, a measure that would charge Cascade Locks electric customers a fee to support the city’s fire and EMS department is heading back to the ballot this November.

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Sculptor Heather Soderberg-Greene forges a love of the Gorge as she transforms as an artist

A sculpture is static. Heather Soderberg-Greene is not.

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A young mother found dead

Police release few details about investigation

An “always smiling” young mother is dead, and Hood River Police are investigating.

Authorities discover body of 23-year-old woman in Hood River home

A welfare check at a Hood River residence on Monday turned into a death investigation after authorities discovered the body of a 23-year-old woman inside.

Olivas vies for Miss Teen Portland title

Vanessa Olivas of Hood River was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Portland pageant competition that will take place Oct. 12. Olivas learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviews in the Portland area. Olivas submitted an application and took part in an interview session conducted by this year’s Portland Pageant Coordinator.

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Unoccupied car knocks down two cycles

Locked, found running and in drive – with no one around

The dispatch call was an odd one: a vehicle going uphill on Oak was reported to have knocked over two motorcycles, and stuck in place atop the bikes.

Police Log for Oct. 8

Aug. 24 to Sept. 28

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

‘MedReturn’ installed at Courthouse

Sheriff, pain clinic join in program to encourage safe disposal of drugs

Hood River County residents looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop off location at the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office located at 309 State St.

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First ‘Walk to Remember’ brings hope and healing

Parents and families gathered at Georgiana Smith Park early Friday evening for the first ever Walk to Remember, in honor of National Awareness Month for Pregnancy and Infant Loss.

A year in the life of a 4-H participant

4-H means many things depending on whom you ask. It can require different levels of commitment and countless activities, but one thing always remains the same, 4-H grows skills that you will have forever.

Easley joins 4-H program

Dara Easley has joined the Oregon State University Extension Service faculty as 4-H Program Assistant.

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Marijuana forum

Dr. Kevin Sabet, Ph.D, former Drug Control Policy Advisor to the White House and Executive Director of Smart Approaches to Marijuana non-profit, speaks at Friday’s Marijuana and Our Youth forum at Hood River Valley High School’s Bowe Auditorium.

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Walmart expansion back before city council

You may have seen the mailers this summer or the full-page color ads in recent weeks in the News from Walmart regarding a potential expansion of the retailer’s Hood River location, asking citizens write or call the city and voice their support for the store’s expansion.