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Care Center residents, staff fly kites for National Alzheimer's Day

Hood River Care Center residents, family members, staff, volunteers and community members came together Sept. 18 at Waterfront Park to fly hand-decorated kites in conjunction with National Alzheimer’s Day.

Sheriff's log, Sept. 6 to 13, continued

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

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Pet of the Week: Archie is one seriously cute dog

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Archie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

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Travel Oregon features Gorge culinary destinations

Double Mountain, Sunshine Mill, Camp 1805 selected

Foodie fanatics around the state of Oregon and beyond will now be able to connect eating with Travel Oregon’s “The 7 Wonders of Oregon” campaign through the tourism commission’s new Passport to Bounty feature.

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Nestlé opponents file HR county voter initiative against water bottling plant

Members of a local advocacy group have filed a voter petition to block large-scale commercial water bottling operations in Hood River County, namely Nestlé.

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Radio team surprises Odell single mom with Wheels of Hope ride

Destiny Whitaker’s car blew a tire on a Tuesday but the fix came on a Wednesday — in a big, hopeful way. Whitaker, an Odell single mother of five children, aged 7-19, was awarded a van as the result of Wheels of Hope from Bicoastal Media. Whitaker received a big surprise when a crew from Bicoastal arrived at her work place, Heart of Hospice, on Sept. 16 under cover of recording some radio spots for Heart of Hospice.

Oktoberfest in Washougal, Arlington

Fall is in the air and it’s time for “Oktoberfest in Washougal.” Now in its third year, the event is presented by the Downtown Washougal Association and local brew pub, Amnesia Brewing, at 1834 Main Street, Washougal, Wash., on Oct. 2 and 3 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Hops Fest returns Saturday

Fresh ales from 40 breweries

Smell, taste, and touch the hops at Saturday’s 12th annual Hood River Hops Fest, celebrating the ales enhanced by the flavors and aromas of the thumb-sized conical plant known to scientists as humulus.

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News promotes Marr

Chelsea Marr has been promoted to publisher of the Hood River News, company President Joe Petshow announced this week.

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Sterling effort for dogs

Sunday event thanks PROD founder; program disbands but services continue

PROD (Promoting Responsible Ownership of Dogs) will be ending operation the last day of November. They will be celebrating their final days with a gathering at the Hood River Library on Sept. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Johnson joins Alpine Veterinary

Alpine Veterinary Hospital is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Daphne Johnson to their staff. Johnson is a graduate of Oregon State University and had been in a Large Animal internship at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish, Wash.

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Harvest Quilt fundraiser on now

The Harvest Quilt is a yearly community fundraiser for a local non-profit. This year, Hood River Adopt-A-Dog is honored to be the recipient of the quilt and is raising money by selling raffle tickets. The quilt is being shown around town and tickets are being sold at ETC — Every Thread Counts, Gorge Dog, and Hood River Adopt-A-Dog, 3910 Heron Drive, in Odell. Tickets are 1 for $2, 3 for $5, or 7 for $10.

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County to buy 3,000 acres of forest land from SDS

Hood River County has entered an agreement to buy nearly 3,000 acres of forest land from Bingen’s SDS Lumber Company for $4.62 million.

Public Survey requests input on residential compost collection proposed effort in HR

Hood River City Council is evaluating the need for an updated curbside garbage, recycling and composting program. Citizens have cited concerns with the current system in regards to nuisance (cans blowing over, lids flying off), worker safety (residents and workers lifting heavy cans) and interest in expanded recycling services (greater access to recycling, and/or curbside compost collection).