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Incredible Years parenting program starts Oct. 1st

Do you want to be your child’s best teacher?

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PET OF THE WEEK: Polo is ‘a gem’

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

DeeTour proposal on hold due to HRVRC appeal

Hood River Valley Residents Committee appeals decision to approve Dee music venue

An outdoor music venue planned for the community of Dee has been put on hold due to an appeal filed by a local land use watchdog group that says the county made missteps in its approval process.

Council not interested in pot tax

The vote on a measure that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Oregon is fast approaching and some municipalities are considering passing their own cannabis taxes beforehand in case the measure is approved.

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Not out of the woods just yet: Despite a little rain, fire restrictions remain

Fall officially began earlier this week, and not long after, the first official precipitation of the season followed.

Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell backs off wilderness photo restrictions

AP — The U.S. Forest Service’s chief backed off proposed restrictions on photography in wilderness areas Thursday after facing sweeping protests from lawmakers, First Amendment advocates and media outlets across the country.

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Pet of the week: Berkeley is ‘really a playful dog’

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

Grant funding available for local non-profits

Are you a local non-profit organization searching for a grant opportunity?

Sheriff Log for Sept. 24

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River Sept. 14 to 22.

Hops Fest returns this weekend

11th annual event celebrates NW ales

Every Hood River County brewery will be there – and plenty of friends.

HRVPRD looks to expand Indian Creek Trail with Sieverkropp development

The Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District is looking to add another spur to the Indian Creek Trail network with the hopes of improving access to those who live around the Pacific Avenue area of the Heights.

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HRV grad is new United Nations U.S. Youth Observer

The United Nations just got a little closer to home.

HRCSO investigating assault at motel in CL

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating an assault that took place at a Cascade Locks motel early Tuesday morning.

Names released in pursuit that shut down railroad

Police have released the names of two individuals arrested in a traffic stop Friday, one of whom was allegedly involved in a foot pursuit that temporarily shut down the Union Pacific rail line near Hood River.

County unemployment falls to 5.1 percent, state’s lowest

Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose by 0.3 percentage point in August to 7.2 percent according to the Oregon Employment Department. Compared with August 2013, Oregon’s unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percentage point over the year.