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Pet of the Week: Garth is ‘playful, sparkly’

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

USDA program assists weather-harmed farms

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week the implementation of a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought.

Gala Fashion Show Nov. 7

Just on the heels of Halloween comes a chance to see some real costumes – attire for people of all ages – and help a good cause.

Halloween Happenings

For families and adults

Library holds ‘History Resources’ event Oct. 30

Celebrate Family History Month at the Hood River Library at a free event with Library Director Buzzy Nielsen, “Family History Resources at Your Library and Beyond” on Oct. 30, 6 p.m. at the Hood River Library. Free.

The Loop of Fine Wire

Postcard packs his bags

The following trifle has kept growing since I started it years ago, prior to the currently-popular social media platforms. In a year or two, it could probably be written again with Instagram the one slipping out of town unnoticed. Who can foresee the future? But I hate to envision one without postcards.

‘Backyard Biodiversity’ Oct. 29 at the White Salmon library

Do you have an interest in attracting pollinators, birds and beneficial insects?

Gorge Soup sign-ups near

Gorge Soup is back, Nov. 11 for adults and Feb. 26 for kids

Police Log, Oct. 20 to 26

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

Sheriff Log, Oct. 19 to 27

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

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Lions renew vision screens in schools

Local Lions Clubs once again increased their goal for student vision screenings to include all grades in all of the elementary schools and middle schools in Hood River County, reports Lion Heidi Venture.

‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’: Local author Vikki Claflin’s new book takes on Parkinson’s, with humor

Hood River writer Vikki Claflin has released her new book, titled “Shake, Rattle & Roll with It: Living and Laughing with Parkinson’s,” available on Amazon.com on Nov. 3.

Marijuana entrepreneurs, law enforcement talk tourism at summit

While gorgeous mountain views, wild rivers, historical significance and much more all play a role in any conversation regarding tourism in the Columbia River Gorge, there is a new reason some tourists are visiting the area, particularly Washington state.

Skamania chamber hosts Small Business Showcase

The Skamania County Chamber of Commerce will host its eighth annual Small Business Showcase on Nov. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. New in 2014 is the showcase location at Cape Horn Estate, 81 Woodard Creek Road in Skamania, Wash.

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LUBA rejects appeal over park and ride

An appeal filed against Hood River County’s decision to approve the initial concept of a park and ride planned for use by Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has been rejected by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA).

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