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Copters contest: Drones, RC Flyers take over Barrett Park

Tiny aircraft swooped through hoops and raced through the sky at Barrett Park Saturday.

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Shelter Services gear up for winter season

With a new name and leadership, Warming Shelter seeks a home for 2016-17 and for the future

Headlines in the Hood River News eight years ago told of a homeless person who froze to death on a sidewalk in Hood River. This became a wake-up call for a group of people connected to GEM (Gorge Ecumenical Ministries). The Hood River Warming Shelter Steering committee was formed and the Warming Shelter opened in December 2012.

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'The story has another chapter': first Indigenous Peoples' Day observed

Reconciliation and remembrance were held forth along with gifts in Monday’s first ever Indigenous People Day in Hood River, attended by about 70 people at Overlook Memorial Park.

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This weekend brings Harvest Fest, Gorge Fruit Fair

Tents cover most of the grounds at Hood River Harvest Fest, so the forecasted rainy weather will only slightly dampen one of the community’s biggest events.

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New interim fire chief: Leonard Damian

Interim fire chief Leonard Damian stands in front of Ty Taylor Fire Station, headquarters of the Hood River Fire and EMS Department.

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The Ale List: Baerlic, Solera gain top of the Hops

More than 4,750 fresh-hop beer lovers came to Hood River on Sept. 24 for the 13th annual Hood River Hops Fest, the Pacific Northwest’s largest fresh-hop beer festival. A total of 49 Oregon, Washington and California breweries — the most ever to be featured at Hood River Hops Fest — participated, with 63 original seasonal fresh-hop beers on tap.

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Puff Factory deep under construction in Odell

The pieces of The Puff Factory are coming together.

Hood River man arraigned on heroin dealing, firearm charges

A Hood River man accused of dealing heroin was arrested Wednesday at his motorhome in the Post Canyon Drive area.

Solid waste: City Council hears plan on Oct. 11

Hood River’s City Council will discuss and vote on changing its franchise agreement with Hood River Garbage to include a new roll cart program for waste collection.

Indigenous Day: City, church host Oct. 10 gatherings

The City of Hood River celebrates its first Indigenous People’s Day gathering at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 at Second and State streets, Overlook Memorial Park.

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Mentors needed for BBBS and Mentors for Success

Calling all men in the Columbia Gorge! The Next Door is looking for 30 men in 30 days who are ready to say yes to mentoring!

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This month at MHTH: Dance classes at Mt. Hood Town Hall

When Amy Gray, Mt. Hood Town Hall manager, was approached by Gail Bacon, a professional Scottish dancer, about starting a class, Gray jumped at the chance to add a new course to the town hall’s flourishing schedule.

HRVAC News: Hood River Valley Adult Center holds flu shot clinic, prepares for holidays

HRVAC will hold a flu shot clinic Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Documents needed are now available at the front desk and can be filled out prior to receiving the immunization. There is no charge for those who have Medicare or insurance.

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Air Guitar at HRVHS

The senior class took first place at the 2016 Homecoming Air Guitar Thursday, their performance conjuring up what could have happened during a staff meeting discussing — what else? — Air Guitar.


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