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Young writers invited to ‘Honoring Our Rivers’ contest

As Oregon kids say goodbye to summer and return to school, many will have great memories of fishing, swimming, boating, or just being next to a special river.

Apply soon for 2015 ‘Rain’ show

Columbia Center for the Arts asks artist to look to familiar weather for inspiration for the October 2015 “RAIN: an Exhibition,” celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s iconic phenomenon.

‘Blue Sky’ opens over HRVHS

Hood River Valley High School is now producing clean, renewable solar energy due to a grant through Pacific Power’s Blue Sky Program, additional funding from Energy Trust of Oregon and the actual solar panel installation by Scott Sorenson, Common Energy LLC.

Sherrif Log for Oct. 1

Sept. 21 to 29

Discovery Center hosts ‘Vintage Evening’ auction fundraiser Oct. 4

THE DALLES—Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents “A Vintage Evening – Rock & Roll Sock Hop,” Saturday, Oct. 4. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.

Peter Lund-Frandsen to speak on Energy Medicine at HR library

International speaker and teacher from Denmark, Peter Lund-Frandsen, will be giving a 3-hour workshop on energy medicine titled: The New Biology, at the Hood River Library on Friday, October 3, 2014, from 6-9 p.m.

Elephant-rhino event Oct. 4 in Parkdale

On Oct. 4, people from around the world, on six continents in 123 cities, will march for elephants and rhinos to raise awareness and ask governments to take action to end trafficking in ivory and rhino horn.

The making of the calendar

Photographer Peter Marbach branches out, in more ways than one, with scenic calendar produced in a new partnership with Columbia Gorge Press

New views of old favorites.

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APPLE TRUCK BURNS

A semi-trailer loaded with 42,000 pounds of apples destined for the east coast was heavily damaged Saturday after it caught fire along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 about three miles east of The Dalles.

Three suspected car prowlers arrested

On Sept. 23, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office took three people into custody who were allegedly actively breaking into parked vehicles on the Historic Columbia River Highway near Angels Rest in the Columbia River Gorge.

Study shows ‘alarming levels’ of toxics in Columbia River fish

Columbia Riverkeeper recently announced results from the second phase of the group’s “Is Your Fish Toxic Study,” and Riverkeepr reports that the findings show “alarming levels” of heavy metals, toxic flame retardants, cancer-causing PCBs, and endocrine disrupting chemicals in Columbia River fish.

White Salmon planning to lease property to pot retailer

The White Salmon City Council is considering a lease agreement for a section of the city-owned park-and-ride off of State Route 14 with Esverdeado, an applicant for a license to sell recreational marijuana.

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HRV celebrates homecoming

Students dressed as superheroes, nerds and animals are just part of the fun as 2014 homecoming takes over this week at Hood River Valley High School.

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New location for one of town’s oldest businesses

After 85 years downtown, Sheppard’s plans to relocate to new waterfront locale

Farm and orchard equipment retailer Sheppard’s has been at its location near the corner of First and State streets in downtown Hood River since the beginning of the Great Depression, but it appears it’s time for a change.

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County considering extending medical marijuana moratorium

Public hearing scheduled for Oct. 13

The end of a six-month moratorium on the siting of medical marijuana facilities in Hood River County is rapidly approaching and the county will soon hold a public hearing on whether it wants to extend that ban.

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