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Find local produce at Odell’s Mercado del Valle

El Mercado del Valle is open each Saturday for the summer season under the Mid Valley Elementary covered play area. Local vendors provide hot food and cold drinks, craft items and information booths, along with children’s activities.

Extension Report: Home canners, food safety is just a class or two away

Barbeques and potlucks of summer call to mind a few food-related notions for me.

Odell, CL, HR celebrate 4th

The Hood River parade rolls at 10 a.m. and fireworks shows are planned in Hood River and Cascade Locks, both at dusk. The Odell community parade starts at 4 p.m., with formation at 3:30 p.m. at Mid Valley elementary School.

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Hood River man has ‘run-in’ with cougar

Kean Dayley was driving on Country Club Road at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday when all of a sudden, he noticed a tawny flash in his periphery.

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City holds Naito hearing

At issue: Nichols Boat Basin hotel remand

The City of Hood River Planning Commission has set a public hearing for Monday, July 7, to decide on whether a hotel and retail development proposed for the Nichols Boat Basin is in compliance with the city’s comprehensive plan.

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A firefighter’s journey: The challenge met: trial by wet grass, and other tales

The 2014 Fire in the Gorge Training Academy has come to an end. Of the nineteen recruits who first joined the class in January, seventeen of us received our certificates of completion and celebrated with our families and fellow firefighters during a small ceremony at Hood River Valley High School.

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Noah Tauscher takes his passion for music on the road — to USC’s Grammy Camp

Hood River Valley High School senior Noah Tauscher, 17, is getting ready for the Grammys.

Dogs compete in AKC Agility

Event is July 4-7 at the Fairgrounds

If you are looking for an exciting family activity and if you love dogs, you won’t want to miss the American Kennel Club’s Dog Agility competition at the Hood River County Fairgrounds from July 4 through July 7. Show times are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

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County Fair returns July 23-26

The 2014 Hood River County Fair takes place July 23-26 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, south of Hood River near the community of Odell.

Summer Meals served in Odell

The Hood River County School District Summer Meals program started June 30 and will run through July 22 at Mid Valley Elementary cafeteria, 3686 David Dr., Odell.

Green Drinks talks bicycles in Cascade Locks July 8

Interested in learning more about the burgeoning effort to support bicycling and the way it connects to the local economy?

Police Log for July 2

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River June 23-29.

Gorge Commission looks at oil trains

After not acting on requests in May and June to take a stand against oil and coal shipments in the Gorge, Gorge commissioners promised a frustrated crowd last month it would do so in July.

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Crag Rats and Forest Service host tours of historic Cloud Cap Inn

In partnership with the Hood River Crag Rats Mountain Rescue Organization, the Hood River Ranger District will be hosting free interpretive tours of the historic Cloud Cap Inn. This opportunity to tour the inn, discover its history, and enjoy the majesty of Mt. Hood will be offered on Sundays this summer beginning July 27, weather and road conditions permitting, and will continue through Labor Day.

Make way for fireworks: Spit closed July 3, other Port areas restricted

The Fourth of July holiday will limit access to Port of Hood River property beginning July 3, when the Hood River Eye Openers Lions Club begin setting up its fireworks display just west of the mouth of the Hood River.