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Monday in CL: Fire recovery information presented at Port Pavilion

Fire recovery: What happens next?

Thank you, firefighters

More images of community appreciation expressed to firefighters and first responders: Charburger Restaurant, a private vehicle on the Heights, and Hood River Seventh Day Adventist’s signboard on Cascade Avenue.

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Summer of Smoke

Susan Crowley’s early-September image of a kiteboarder on the Hood River Sandbar invokes the pervasive impacts of the Eagle Creek fire.

Foundation gives $50,000 to library for collections, projects

The Hood River County Library Foundation donated more than $50,000 to the Hood River County Library District for the upcoming 2017-18 fiscal year, helping to bridge a gap in the collection budget as well as funding new and continuing projects.

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Hawk Migration Festival Sept. 23

HawkWatch International (HWI) partners with USFS Mt. Hood National Forest, Portland Audubon, and Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum to host a Hawk Migration Festival on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Plan Bee: Students create Gorge-wide pollinators sculpture project

Good things come in small spaces.

Next Door Inc.’s Summer Youth Employment program ‘win-win-win’

This summer, The Next Door employed several youth, including two crew leaders, through a grant-funded program called Summer Youth Employment.

‘HeART of Our Gorge’

Troutdale Fall Arts Fest supports communities impacted by wildfires

The West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce is hosting the third annual Fall Festival of the Arts event Sept. 23-24 at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This juried event of 40-60 artists is free and includes Hood River ceramicist Rebecca Brochu among the artists.

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Oktoberfest is Sept. 23

The second annual Hood River Elks Oktoberfest fills the parking lot at Third and Cascade, overlooking Industrial Way, from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. There is no cover charge. The community is welcome, and the event is family-friendly.

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Fire stalled, landslide threat remains

Little growth came at the Eagle Creek fire since cooler weather and rain settled in.

Walden proposes Gorge forest restoration bill

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) has introduced a bill that fast-tracks salvage logging and reforestation projects within the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and other scenic areas stricken by wildfires — such as the Eagle Creek fire.

CGWAN hosts voter registration events Tuesday

Columbia Gorge Women’s Action Network (CGWAN) will join more than 2,500 partners nationwide Tuesday in actively observing National Voter Registration Day.

Parking and Children’s Park top city council Monday agenda

“In-lieu parking” tops a wide-ranging agenda for Hood River City Council when it meets on Monday.

Youth coach sentenced for sex abuse

A former youth coach from Parkdale has been convicted for sexually abusing a teen.

Indian Creek Road cell tower hearing continues Tuesday

Hood River County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing concerning a proposed cell tower near Hood River Valley High School on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the County Business Administration building conference room, 601 State St.

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