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Portland climber dies at Dry Creek Falls

A Portland man fell to his death Saturday at Dry Creek Falls south of Cascade Locks, the second such fatality in Hood River County in August.

‘Cooling’ shelter open Sunday

Warming Shelter is reaching out once more to care for the unsheltered of the community.

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Lifted & loaded: HR Bridge vertical span back in action

Traffic periodically clogged the bridge this week while Port of Hood River engineers tested the structure’s lift span, but their work proved constructive.

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Mt. Hood Town Hall draws crowd

A large crowd gathered for the second Mt. Hood Town Hall farmers’ market this summer — they’re held every second Thursday of the month, July through September — which features fresh produce, arts and crafts, and live music with upper valley flair.

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Hood River Valley Residents Committee celebrates 39 years

Mike McCarthy serves as group’s new president

Hood River Valley Residents Committee hosted its 39th annual meeting at the Columbia Center for the Arts Aug. 7, with more than 85 supporters and friends in attendance.

Council positions up for vote in Hood River, Cascade Locks

Who will run for City Council in Hood River and Cascade Locks?

Hood River mayor convenes Aug. 17 summit on possible ban of plastic bags

The community is invited to join a discussion, convened by Mayor Paul Blackburn, about reducing consumption of single-use plastic carry out bags by barring their use in Hood River County retail stores and encouraging use of reuseable carry out bags made with other materials.

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The Ale List: Solog fest returns; Full Sail says ‘Aloha’ to Hawaii

It seems like something is happening at every brewery in the county these days.

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‘Ready, Set, Gorge’ Agencies suggest area travel ideas to mark Highway Centennial

In time for centennial celebrations of the Historic Columbia River Highway, three local agencies have come together to enhance the visitor experience along the ever-popular scenic route.

HR Supply ‘Aces’ corporate award

Ace Hardware Corporation announces that Hood River Supply, 1945 12th St., Hood River, achieved designation as a “Pinnacle Performance Retailing, 2015” for the third consecutive year for its outstanding performance, according to a company press release.

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Crowd welcomes Hampton Inns at grand opening

At Thursday’s grand opening of Hampton Inns, the hundred or so visitors enjoyed local beer and wine, and chocolates, ate freshly prepared pizza and wings, and you could say some gladly ate a little crow.

Night closures: ODOT paves Hood River freeway ramps

Night ramp closures are coming to Interstate 84 in Hood River.

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Utility work closes key portion of 12th Street

Closure of 12th Street from May to Eugene began last week, creating detours in the north Heights area around Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, 24 hours a day, through Sept. 30.

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Neal Creek fire knocked down

ODF rules blaze ‘human caused’

Despite challenging terrain and hot conditions, firefighters quickly tackled a 15.5-acre blaze near Odell last week.


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