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WAAAM Fly-In dampened, but not done in, by heavy smoke

To the surprise of no one living here, the Eagle Creek fire had a damping influence on turnout at the Hood River Fly-In.

City moves on changes to parking regulations

The City of Hood River is poised for what could be significant changes in what people need to pay for parking.

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Polallie in two parts: Forest Service splits up Mt. Hood timber thin

The U.S. Forest Service will divide a timber thinning and fuels reduction project on the north slope of Mount Hood into two parts.

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Eagle Creek blaze 11 percent contained

Tuesday morning update

Firefighting containment levels inched up to double digit percentages on the Eagle Creek fire, which is burning roughly 35,600 acres in the Columbia Gorge Tuesday morning.

PUBLIC RECORDS — MARRIAGE PERMITS, August 2017

PUBLIC RECORDS — MARRIAGE PERMITS, August 2017

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Fire update Monday: Growth moderates, evac levels stay same

The Eagle Creek Fire saw some growth this weekend, up to about 34,000 acres, but crews were able to dig in and defend key areas. The blaze is still 7 percent contained.

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County Public Health Department: Tips on protecting yourself from harmful air

Heavy, unhealthy smoke in the Hood River area has prompted questions regarding the use of masks. The best protection is to avoid smoke altogether by staying inside.

City picks up parking on Monday

Parking is bound to be the hot topic on Monday at Hood River City Council.

Friends calls on public to stay out of the Gorge

On the afternoon of Sept. 2, a wildfire erupted in the Eagle Creek area. The wildfire has now grown to over 30,000 acres — including new fires that have started on the Washington side of the Gorge.

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Siblings find summer a good place to start helping FISH food banks

When teachers ask what Leah and Ren Sandahl did over summer vacation, they’ll hear something a little different than the traditional tales of camps and trips.

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‘Remarkable’ community comes up big for Red Cross fire shelter in Stevenson

A half-hour sprinkle of rain and a box of Krispy Kremes brought relief Thursday to the American Red Cross Shelter in Stevenson.

Despite the fires in the Gorge, PCT hikers continue their journey

A group of nine hikers, seven men and two women, made their way into Hood River earlier this week as they’ve been traveling along the Pacific Crest Trail since the beginning of May.

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Odell fire camp supports a growing cadre of firefighters

The largest firefighting department in Oregon is at work in the rugged hills of the Eagle Creek/Indian Creek fire.

Pet of the Week: Valentino is sweet, active

Valentino has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. This handsome boy is a 7-month-old Husky mix. His blue eyes are melting volunteers’ hearts.

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