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Trailer rollover closes I-84 near Hood River Sunday

A flipped trailer closed westbound Interstate 84 near Hood River at Milepost 49 for nearly four hours Sunday.

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Local doctor urges fluoridation at national conference

A retired surgeon from Hood River, Dr. Charles Haynie, spoke at a national oral health conference in Kansas City, Mo., last Sunday, advocating water fluoridation for dental health.

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Forest service hosting free fishing clinics for kids

The Barlow Ranger District and Hood River Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest will be hosting free fishing clinics for kids. The Barlow Ranger District event will take place on Saturday, May 9, and Hood River Ranger District’s fishing clinic will take place on Saturday, May 16. Both events will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.

CGCC Foundation hosts event series, ‘Gorge Gatherings,’ to start on May 13

Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation invites residents to participate in the 2015 Columbia Gorge Gatherings series, benefiting the CGCC Foundation endowment.

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Gorge Scenic Area stars in expanded Google Maps

With dramatic waterfalls, mountain peaks, alpine lakes and the magnificent Columbia River and Gorge, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Oregon and Washington is one of the United States most spectacular natural areas.

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New home for FISH

Caleb Bell carries Irene Best’s favorite yellow stool, one of the final items to depart the long-tike FISH food bank home in Concordia Lutheran Church on the Heights.

Police report spike in motorcycle thefts

Four motorcycles have gone missing in Hood River in the last week, and police are looking for suspects.

Mail carriers teaming up with public to ‘Stamp out Hunger’ on May 9

Food donations: FISH opens at new site at Our Redeemer Church, Tucker Rd.

The largest one-day food drive in the nation is coming to Hood River Valley next week.

Hood River business notes: Changes at HR Stationers, 10 Speed, Idlewild Market

Three Hood River businesses have been sold, with varying changes to the business names: one stays the same, another changes in part, and a third changes in full.

Mad Hatters Tea Party benefits Opportunity Connections

“I’m LATE, I’m LATE, for a very important date! Read the DIRECTIONS and DIRECTLY you will be DIRECTED in the right DIRECTION!”

Police Log, April 20 to 26

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

HR Farmers’ Market opens for ‘15 season

The Hood River Farmers’ Market kicks off the 2015 season at Hood River Middle School on Thursday, May 7, from 5-8 p.m.

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‘Tutu Trot’ May 9, helps Lila May, 4, in cancer fight

How much can we inspire a community to give when its most talked-about little girl is facing the cancer fight of her life, always smiling despite the grim odds? In Hood River and beyond, that’s the question that’s been on the minds of hundreds of people, particularly those who are making tutus and planning to wear other fun costumes to show their spirit and support in the 2nd Annual Lila May Tutu Trot.

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A taste of HRVHS cinema May 8

The first ever Hood River Independent Film Festival is coming to Hood River Valley High School on Friday, May 8. Catch the action at the high school’s Bowe Theater at 7 p.m.

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Port of Cascade Locks plans upgrades for next decade of BOTG

The Port of Cascade locks is eyeing computerized and physical upgrades to speed up and revitalize operations at the Bridge of the Gods over the next decade.