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Broken petcock the cause of last week’s ammonia leak

The ammonia leak at the Willis packing house that closed Highway 35 for approximately two hours last week was apparently caused by a broken petcock, a small valve used to control the flow of liquid or gas, off the bottom of a receiver tank, said Wy’East Fire Chief Greg Borton.

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Election 2018

The bulk of ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election were mailed on Oct. 17 to registered voters in the county. If you have not received your ballot by Oct. 21, call the Hood River Elections Department at 541-386-1442.

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‘A hole to fill’

Hood River County will hold the first of its two drop-in budget workshops on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Community Building of the County Fairgrounds in Odell, to provide information on the complicated issue and allow people to provide input on potential solutions. Here, the News explains the county's budget situation.

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