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MHM reduces scope of Park and Ride

County provides opportunity for public comment on project

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort plans to reduce the scope of a park and ride planned for Mount Hood after residents and adjacent property owners raised concerns over the project’s potential impact.

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Gorge Fruit Growers’ Jean Godfrey has big heart for orchard industry

Jean Godfrey, executive director of Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers (CGFG), has a detailed job description with a simple purpose.

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Rowena Fire updates 8/8

The Rowena Fire is currently 3372 acres and is at 35% containment.

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Video: Operations on Rowena Fire

News photographer Adam Lappierre captured video of helicopters performing bucket drops on the Rowena Fire, as well as capturing the size and scope of the fire.

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Rowena Fire Updates 8/7

Update from Rowena Fire information for the morning of Aug. 7.

Dean Kelly to serve as Tucker Road Baptist pastor

Pastor Dean Kelly Jr. is the new pastor at Tucker Road Baptist Church, 1455 Tucker Road, succeeding Rev. Joe Gonzalez.

See to Read: at library, free vision screening for kids

The See to Read Vision Screening Program will be held at the Hood River Library on Aug.19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program offers free vision screenings for children ages 3-7.

Farm Bureau seeks photos for ‘Bounty’ calendar

Oregon Farm Bureau is looking for citizen images of farming and ranching for its 2015 Oregon Bounty Calendar.

Railway, state officials talk crude oil transport at resident-led forum

The same day White Salmon residents heard from the Federal Railroad Administration, Washington State Department of Ecology, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Corporation on oil train transport through the Gorge, the U.S. Department of Transportation made moves on changing standards governing tank cars nationwide.

Klickitat County Commissioners pass resolution banning marijuana edibles

Any retail marijuana shops that open in Klickitat County outside of the city limits of Bingen, Goldendale, or White Salmon will not be able to sell marijuana-infused edibles under a resolution passed by the Klickitat County Board of Commissioners.

No vacancy: Swimming, running events reach capacity

If international acclaim and recent nods in such publications as Sunset Magazine, National Geographic and The New York Times weren’t enough, here’s more proof the Gorge is a desirable place to visit: the upcoming Bridge of the Gods Marathon and the Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim are both filled to capacity.

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Wells, Huckaby return from CrossFit Games

Athletes represent CrossFit Hood River on global stage

Christine Wells and Regan Huckaby can grant themselves a much-deserved break from training for the rest of summer, although neither is likely to do so.

Sheriff's Log for Aug. 6

July 27 to Aug. 4

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

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Pet of the week: ‘Chug’ Marty likes lap time and treats

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Marty as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

Building permits, July