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Mt. Hood’s Timberline Trail reopens after upgrades

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An iconic pathway around Oregon’s tallest mountain has fully reopened to the public.

Unemployment remains low in Hood River, Wasco Counties

When it comes to the lowest unemployment rates in Oregon, Hood River County remains on top, according to a report by regional economist Dallas Fridley.

Bluegrass Jamboree celebrates 17 years

The Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree filled the Wasco County Fairgrounds last weekend with hundreds of musicians and fans of bluegrass and old-time music.

Man drowns in Pine Hollow reservoir

A fisherman was reported missing Tuesday, Sept. 20, and his body found the next day in Pine Hollow Reservoir.

Discovery Center hosts ‘This Place’ discussion Oct. 8

“This Place” is a series of free, 90-minute community discussions sponsored by Oregon Humanities happening across the state this fall. One of these discussions will be in The Dalles on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 2-3:30 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive.

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High school senior expands book box project

When Lucy Fine began working to bring “little free book boxes” to Hood River last spring, she had no idea she was laying the groundwork for something significantly bigger.

Gorge CROP Walk raises $5,000, and counting

Kathy Holmson of the Sept. 24 CROP Walk writes, “It was a beautiful day for a walk. Thank you to everyone who participated."

Gorge Home Tour raises funds and reaches goals

The first Modern Home Tour held in the White Salmon area “was a success as measured by the objectives that I hoped to accomplish with it,” writes organizer Tao Berman. The goal was to promote and highlight our community and raise money for under-privileged children.

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Donations to clinic reinforce healthful living

One Community Health (OCH) expresses gratitude to a number of local business and organizations that recently donated health-related prizes to support the Hood River Valley High School School-Based Health Center (SBHC), writes Katie Roberts, communications director, for the OCH and SBHC teams.

Call to artists: Art of Community seeks applications

Art of Community, Hood River BIG ART Walking Tour, is seeking artists for its third season.

Little Oaks hosts fall fair

Bring the family to Little Oak Montessori’s (LOMS) annual Fall Fair on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at LOMS’ elementary school campus, 871 NE Estes, White Salmon.

CarFit comes to Hood River

CarFit is coming to Hood River for the first time — actually, this is its first time in Oregon — to offer drivers a free opportunity to check how their cars “fit” them on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1-4 p.m. at the Hood River Valley Adult Senior Center.

Sheriff Log, Sept. 18 to 25

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

Salmon viewing in Cascade Locks Oct. 8

Join Columbia Riverkeeper and Kat Brigham, former chair of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) and a tribal leader with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, for a salmon viewing at Eagle Creek in Cascade Locks.

‘We want to bring people together’

Community barbecue will be Oct. 1 in Odell

Sometimes, you just need to show your neighbors you care.



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