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A blue Motiv bike and a boy named Josue

Do you remember the feeling of cruising the neighborhood on your first bike, having the freedom to ride from soccer practice to the local creek and making it home just before nightfall?

Oregon Lions partner with schools to bring high-tech vision screening to children

The Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation’s (OLSHF) Mobile Health Screening Program (MHSP) screened over 160,000 people statewide during its 2014-15 program year.

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Pet of the week: Buford ‘all-around great dog’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Buford as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.

Sheriff Log, Oct. 25 to Nov. 1

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

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Water districts assess ‘tenuous’ drought outcome

Hood River County’s water sources hit the hurdles of virtually zero snowpack on Mount Hood and record high temperatures this summer, but irrigation district managers feel the impact on users was a “close call” averted.

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‘Fill Your Pantry’ Market debuts Nov. 7 at Grange

When Bonnie Cox moved to Hood River from Corvallis about three years ago, she noticed something was missing: a “Fill Your Pantry” market.

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‘Warm the Night’: Warming Shelter holds kick-off at new location

The Hood River Warming Shelter will hold a “Warm the Night” silent auction of services 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, to kick off its 2015-16 season at its new location, the former “Fruit Tree” building, 4041 Westcliff Drive. An entry donation of $5 is suggested.

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Water ballot OK'd for signatures

Hood River County approved citizen group Local Water Alliance Monday to proceed in gathering signatures for a ballot measure that would bar large-scale commercial water bottling operations within the county, including Nestlé’s proposed plant in Cascade Locks.

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Jessie Page moves ahead yet keeps stationery

Jessie Page shoots the rubber band example at the idea of bulk buying.

Christmas Project signups begin

Operations for the 2015 The Hood River County Christmas Project will begin this week with the start of family registration signups.

‘Making Energy Work’ workshop Nov. 6

Focus will be on community-owned and other renewable projects

Residents interested in renewable energy may attend Making Energy Work for Rural Oregon, a one-day workshop on Nov. 6 designed to help Hood River increase its investment in clean energy, and benefit from local energy programs and projects.

Fiber Fest moves to Fort Dalles Readiness Center

Artisans, novices gather Nov. 4-8

Columbia River Gorge yarn shop Knot Another Hat is bringing the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival (CGFF) to the new Fort Dalles Readiness Center for its fifth showing. The festival brings hundreds of fiber enthusiasts from throughout the United States and Canada to the Gorge.

Home heating assist programs available

Home heating assist

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Powerdale Road closed this week

Pipeline removal starts Sunday

Hood River County Public Works Department will be closing access to the Powerdale Corridor parking lot just off Highway 35 next week beginning Nov. 1 to allow several hundred feet of pipe removed from the site.

‘Fifty Year Trail of Ink’: Babitz talks history Nov. 4

Former mayor and active historian Arthur Babitz will speak on “Newspapers, Boom Towns, and Mental Health in the Old West” Nov. 4 in a Sense of Place Lecture at Columbia Center for the Arts, sponsored by Gorge Owned.