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Director’s firing roils Museum

The Hood River County History Museum is re-orienting following the loss of its executive, as is the Hood River Heritage Council — one board member stepped down citing a need to spend more time volunteering elsewhere, as well as “frustrations” with the council.

Parkdale man dies in Dee Highway crash Sunday

A 51-year-old Parkdale man died Sunday in a single vehicle crash on Dee Highway, near Odell.

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Dee blaze contained

Quick collective response to heavy drought conditions

A wildfire near Dee consumed roughly three acres of trees and brush Tuesday — and threated nearby orchards and homes — but a valley-wide response wrestled down the flames within hours.

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Genesis Quezada, 16, takes summer one scoop at a time

Genesis Quezada just turned 16, but she already has four years of business experience under her belt.

David Russo helms HR School Board

Staff previews process for facility planning update

In its lone meeting for July, Hood River County School Board on Wednesday welcomed two new members and assigned a new chair and vice-chair.

Idaho motorcyclist dies in solo crash on Highway 26

On July 6, at about 5:11 p.m., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a motorcycle crash at milepost 68 on Highway 26, east of Government Camp and the Highway 35 junction.

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Archery Tag event benefits BBBS

Global Sessions, an event and destination management team specializing in event coordination, hosted an Archery Tag tournament on Saturday, June 6 at Hood River’s Waterfront Park. The event was a huge success, with 11 teams raising over $2,000 to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge.

Set your calendar for July blood drive dates

Blood donations happen on rare consecutive days in Hood River this month.

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July 4 rolls out the fun, despite the heat

Annual festivities bring out crowds in Hood River, Odell, Bingen

Barbecue smoke wafted over an empty main lawn of Jackson Park on July 4.

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Hoover Trust donation of $55,000 fuels crucial kitchen restorations at Mt. Hood Town Hall

The countertop requires a plastic covering, the dishwasher doesn’t work, and you have to lie on your back to light the pilot light to the stove.

Police Log, June 22 to July 5

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

Sheriff Log, June 29 to July 5

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

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Pet of the Week: Logan is one-of-a-kind

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

Governor to speak: Leaders For Tomorrow calls alumni to brunch

Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Friday, July 17 at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. Organizers are looking for alumni of the program, originally called Leadership for Youth (a.k.a. Chamber Leaders) with students from Hood River Valley, Cascade Locks and Summit (now Horizon) Christian Schools.

Museum director fired, HR Heritage Council seeking replacement

The Hood River County Museum is once again without an executive — the museum director was terminated the Friday before last.