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County hears jail ‘matrix’ options

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners discussed options Monday on how best to reduce the population of adult inmates at Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility.

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Barbara Ayers helps county plan for emergencies

Barbara Ayers, Emergency Manager Public Information Officer for Hood River County, says her days aren’t exactly exciting.

County board meets twice next week

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners will convene for two special sessions next week; one public and one closed for executive session.

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Lummi totem visits Hood River Aug. 25

Community members are invited to participate Aug. 25 as Lummi Tribal members bring a 22 foot totem pole to Hood River, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, 4th and State streets.

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Mt. Adams fire 15 percent contained

Glenwood, Wash. — The Cougar Creek Fire burning near Glenwood swelled to 22,500 acres over the weekend, with firefighters keeping it at 15 percent contained as of Monday.

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White Salmon City Hall rebuild project authorized for bidding

The White Salmon City Council authorized putting the structural portion of the City Hall rebuild project out to bid last Wednesday, Aug. 5, by canvassing the city’s Small Works Roster.

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Fatality closes I-84 Friday

A pedestrian died Friday afternoon when she attempted to cross eastbound lanes of I-84 in The Dalles just east of the Union Street underpass.

Police Log, Aug. 10 to 16

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

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Pet of the Week: Haley the Heeler loves kids, tennis balls and other dogs

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Haley as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

Council moves on housing: Rental rules get hard look

Hard work in the past, more hard work in the future.

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Foster homes needed in HR, Wasco

Foster parents don’t need to be perfect.

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‘Reach and Treat’ bolsters search and rescue program

Search and rescue missions throughout the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood are getting swifter and stronger this summer, thanks to a new program that unites police, fire and emergency crews in a tighter collective response.

Hood River writer-sailor Scott Sadil, and Madrina, completes a Baja circuit

Author Scott Sadil sailed last week into Puerto Adolfo López Mateos, Baja California Sur, completing the final leg of a 300-mile circumnavigation of Isla Magdalena in his home-built double-ended beach yawl, Madrina.

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Parenting photo contest winners announced

Eight photos have been selected as winners of the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Awareness photo contest.

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Kaze restaurant reopens

Kaze is back.