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Candidates issue mutual doubts about the other’s suitability as mayor

Assertions include conflict of interest, by Blackburn, and inexperience, by Colt

Sparks flew and no one got burned, but the heat was felt Thursday when Paul Blackburn and Greg Colt appeared before Hood River Rotary.

City sets Walmart hearing for Dec. 2

Could decide fate of Walmart expansion

A public hearing that could decide the fate of a planned expansion for the Walmart store in Hood River will be held Dec. 2, although how exactly that meeting will be conducted is still being sorted out.

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Glass to fabric for quilt winner Charlene Fort

Plenty of helping hands, working with cloth, dough, or glass, have combined on behalf of Helping Hands Against Violence.

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Prevention, and treatment, require an active body and mind

Exercise, healthy diet, and plenty of sleep are part of the prevention.

Spotlight on your body’s health account

At Cascade Acupuncture Center, we focus on increasing the health of our clients by increasing the Level of Function in the Body.

Police Log for Oct. 18

Sept. 29 to Oct. 12

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Meet your Hood River City Council candidates

Full responses from Oct. 18, pages A7-8

MHM parking lot decision appealed

Park and ride goes to Planning Commission review on Nov. 12

A Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort park and ride proposed for the community of Mt. Hood has been put on hold while the county addresses an appeal from a neighboring property owner challenging the county’s decision to approve the project.

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Potter James Diem combines clay and family to create functional works of art

For those of us lucky enough to call Hood River home, there’s a good chance you’ve seen local potter James Diem’s ceramics displayed around town and at local art fairs — like the upcoming Hood River Valley Harvest Fest this weekend at the Waterfront.

Red Cross First Aid/CPR Class teaches life saving skills

Registration deadline Oct. 17

Looking to learn life-saving skills? The American Red Cross is holding a First Aid/CPR/AED class from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Hood River Armory.

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Phelps Creek wins top honors in first Gorge wine contest

A Hood River winery’s Pinot Noir crafted from Columbia Gorge grapes earned top honors at the inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition.

Sheriff Log for Oct. 15

Oct. 5 to 12

Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair this weekend in Odell

A little of everything: classical music, barbecue, fruit, art, and horses

The popular Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair arrives Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the park-like Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Rd., near the community of Odell

Council authorizes speed limit increase on Dock Grade Road

Drivers headed up the one-way Dock Grade Road will soon be able to go a little faster.

WS City Council turns down proposed pot store lease

A lease that would have allowed a recreational marijuana shop to locate at the park-and-ride next to the Hood River Toll Bridge fell through following a White Salmon City Council vote earlier this month.