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Nordic Club kicks off Tilly Jane Cabin capital campaign

A capital campaign for the rehabilitation of the historic Tilly Jane A-frame on Cooper Spur is now underway.

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‘What’s In a Name?’ Klahre House students unveil new art work

“What’s In A Name?” art projects from the students at Next Door Inc.’s Klahre House program were on display last month at Hawk’s Ridge Assisted Living, located just a few blocks away. The student work moves this week to Klahre House, located at the Next Door Inc., 965 Tucker Road.

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Relay for Life mixes old traditions with new

Relay for Life, held this year at the Marina Green, kept some of its old traditions — like luminarias.

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Dhaba Dhaba dishes up Indian cuisine

A new food cart has opened up at the Hood River waterfront: Dhaba Dhaba Indian Tandoori.

Lisa Willis promoted to catering director

Lisa Willis has been promoted to director of catering at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

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Creating for Camp Koru: Odell students’ kiteboard artwork auctioned at K4C this weekend

Just as kiteboarding athletes train all winter for summer events such as Kiteboarding 4 Cancer, students from the Odell area worked through the winter to prepare for their part of the activities this weekend.

Public Records: Building permits, city, June 2016

Public Records: Building permits, city, June 2016

Rachael Fox chosen as new Library Director

Longtime employee promoted

Rachael Fox will be the Hood River County Library District’s new director.

HR County selects new administrator

Jeff Hecksel will step into Hood River County’s top staff position on Aug. 15. The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted Monday afternoon to hire Hecksel, signing off on his employment contract.

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Fire marshal: Tucker Road house fire cause remains unknown

The July 6 fire that destroyed a home at 1303 Tucker Road in Hood River was apparently human-caused, according to Fire marshal Jim Trammell, of West Side Fire Department. The fire occurred Wednesday at 11:30 p.m.

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Nichols Basin habitat restoration underway

Young environmental stewards armed with buckets and plastic shovels did their part last Wednesday in the broad local effort to restore a wildlife habitat on the Hood River waterfront.

Tim Counihan named to Hood River city council

On the third ballot, Tim Counihan prevailed as appointee to Hood River City Council.

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Boat runs aground at sandbar

This Bayliner vessel, owned by John Herrin out of the Tri-Cities area, ran aground late Thursday night after the pilot strayed too far from the shipping channel and struck the Hood River sandbar.

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Pet of the Week: JellyBean ‘the perfect size for any lap’

JellyBean has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s about 1 to 2 years old, and maybe a mix of JRT/Doxie/Chi and your-guess-is-as-good-as-mine! He’s 10 pounds, and we just can’t figure why the phone’s not ringing off the hook for this young dog. He’s got that premature gray, charmer thing going on, and couldn’t be sweeter.

Friday night party, kids’ wind art, endurance race highlight ‘K4C’

The annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event returns to the Hood River Waterfront July 15-17.


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