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Parkdale man alive after struck by train

It’s a “miracle,” police said, that a man sitting cross-legged on the railroad tracks in downtown The Dalles late last Friday was not killed when he was hit by a train travelling 15 mph.

Head Start accepting applications for fall

Mid-Columbia Children’s Council’s Head Start program is now accepting applications for fall classes from families with children who will be 3 or 4 before Sept. 1.

Sen. Thomsen, Rep. Johnson share thoughts on Leg. Session

The 2015 Oregon Regular Legislative Session began on Monday in Salem and Hood River Republican legislators Sen. Chuck Thomsen and Rep. Mark Johnson are gearing up to promote their bills while also facing a Democratic majority in both the House and the Senate.

Ordinance to revise ‘unusual’ BOCC land use review process

Hearing on proposed ordinance Feb. 11

The Hood River County Planning Commission will hold a hearing next week to decide whether it should amend an “unusual” zoning ordinance that currently does not allow the Board of County Commissioners to modify land use decisions made by the planning commission.

Police arrest juvenile in Feb. 4 vandalism spree

The Hood River Police Department has arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male they say is responsible for a recent vandalism spree on the west side of the city of Hood River.

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Scouts show tireless ‘can-do’

Lack of snowpack exposed an ugly mountainside scene, but a group of Scouts quickly dealt with it.

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Tom Yates begins a new path at an old career

Tom Yates is going through a bit of a transition at Providence Down Manor, where he’s worked as community relations coordinator for almost two years.

Hood River Supply reports record year

Hood River Supply held its 65th annual meeting on Feb. 3 at the Pine Grove Grange. The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman John Wells. President/CEO Pat McAllister reported on the past years audited financial results for the fiscal year ending on Sept. 30, 2014.

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The Ale List: Breweries host Zwickelmania tour

Plenty of beer news this week, what with pFriem Family Brewing starting its second expansion since opening five years ago, and the Zwickelmania statewide brewery tour coming Feb. 14.

HRVAC elects new officers

The newly elected Board of the Hood River Valley Adult Center held their organizational meeting and elected the following officers:

Police Log, Jan. 26 to Feb. 2

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

Sheriff Log, Jan. 26 to Feb. 1

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

Julie Salcido tackles County’s code enforcement backlog

Second dwellings, solid waste disposal among Salcido’s key challenge

Hood River County created the new post of code enforcement coordinator last fall, and on Oct. 1, 2014, Julie Salcido took on the task of managing the intake, investigation and resolution of various land use, health and safety ordinances within the county, not including the cities of Hood River or Cascade Locks.

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Mt. Hood snowpack lacking

There’s still hope, but as dismal winter continues, water worries grow

For those who have been snow dancing, it may be time to learn some new steps.

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Outpouring of support meets family in need

Cause of housefire under investigation

A large outpouring met the Maurer family after a fire destroyed their home on Jan. 30.