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Countywide transportation plan: comments due Sept. 20

The Hood River County Coordinated Transportation Plan Update is being prepared by Mid-Columbia Economic Development District to meet the state and federal requirements for Special Transportation Fund agencies.

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Packer Farm Place debuts pumpkin patch, corn maze

The Packer Farm Place will be celebrating two annual events the weekend of Sept.17-18 during the annual Hood River Fruit Loop Pear Celebration.

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HR Fly-In 2016: ‘the best one yet’

“The place was packed,” and so were all available fields and potential parking areas for planes and cars, for last weekend’s Fly-In.

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HR Sheriff’s deputy arrested on sex abuse charges

A deputy with the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Friday, Sept. 9, for allegedly sexually abusing a child while off duty.

Sheriff Log, Aug. 28 to Sept. 3

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

‘Boost Your Child’s Brain Potential’ Sept. 15

Join us as we use Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline topics to explore the Brain State model and how to literally “wire” the child’s brain for self-control.

Hood River Therapy hosts ‘Living with Persistent Pain’

Hood River Therapy hosts a free, eight class series on persistent (chronic) pain beginning Sept. 29 from noon to 1 p.m.

‘Seeing My Time’ at Horizon Christian

Horizon Christian School and the Hood River branch of Decoding Dyslexia Oregon have joined together to sponsor a program this fall to help struggling students and their families have a successful school year and develop lifelong organizational skills.

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Repairs start Tuesday along eastbound I-84 to reduce rockfall danger near Hood River

A project to reduce the threat of rockfalls on the south side of Interstate 84, west of Hood River, gets underway Tuesday, Sept. 6. Work will last until next spring.

‘Mommy Wellness’ class starts fall term

Mothers and their babies, from birth to 2 years old, are the focus of a series of free Mommy Wellness classes at Hood River Therapy, 2690 May St., every Tuesday from Sept. 20 through Nov. 8.

From Soup to Arts: Seven presenters chosen for annual ‘Gorge Soup’ pitches

Seven presenters have been announced for the first ever Gorge Soup for the Arts, coming to Columbia Center for the Arts on the evening of Sept. 20.

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The Ale List: Petersons putting a frame on new ‘Ferment’ brewery, pub

Views of two rivers will help frame Ferment, the “Gather-Culture-Taste” enterprise started last year by Dan and Jenn Peterson of Hood River.

Parks District director chosen

After a nationwide search, Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District has selected Mark Hickok as its new district director.

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Wyeth brush fire doused, fire conditions around county still uneasy

A fire along Herman Creek Road — between Cascade Locks and Hood River — burned about an acre and a half of brush in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Monday before crews extinguished it.

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Rail proposal draws fire

‘We know we dodged a bullet,’ Mosier mayor says during five-hour session in The Dalles

Perhaps just two or three years ago, Union Pacific Railroad’s plan to add roughly four miles of new track in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier probably would not have sparked much of a fuss. But times have changed.


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