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Downed trees: Scenic Area will wait for winter’s end to launch repairs to damaged trails

Wind and rain storms in December and January have created a mess of downed trees and small landslides on trails in the western part of the Columbia River Gorge, and hikers can expect to encounter obstacles for at least the next few months.

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'Barrel Springs' subdivision hits sewer conflict

The future of a proposed housing subdivision in west Hood River has been bogged in doubt amid concerns from City of Hood River engineers over municipal sewer access.

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Polallie Cooper thinning project draws passion from groups

Forest Service schedules public meeting Wednesday

The U.S. Forest Service is planning a nearly 3,000-acre forest thinning and fuels reduction project on the north slope of Mount Hood, drawing more than a thousand written comments from Oregon environmental advocates and local biking groups.

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‘It’s Raining Cats & Dogs’ in interactive exhibit

Furry friends will be the subject of the Columbia Art Center’s Gallery Exhibition in February.

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The Ale List: Sense of Place lecture focuses on ‘hoppy history’

Today brings the chance to hear about beer from one of Oregon’s true experts, Dave Logsdon: Full Sail founding brewer, co-founder of Wyeast Labs and, for the past eight years, the man whose name is on a long list of award-winning Belgian-style ales.

Free tax help through April in HR and TD

AARP Tax Aide program sites are now open through the end of tax season. Certified trained volunteers man the sites, sponsored by AARP in cooperation with the IRS. The help is free and preference is given to adults 60 and over and low- and moderate-income taxpayers.

Sheriff Log, Jan. 24 to 31

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

Police Log, Jan. 25 to 31

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

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24 Hours in Burns: A judge rubs elbows with Al Jazeera, Oath Keepers and the FBI

Last week I filled in for the lone Circuit Court Judge for Grant and Harney counties. Burns is the county seat of Harney County. Previously known for the bird haven Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the area is now also nationally known for the armed occupation of that refuge.

Three vie for District 52 spot

With Oregon House District 52 on the table, three hopefuls have entered the race.

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‘Stayin’ Alive’: Local businesses put firefighter AED program in full force

Hood River Fire’s AED program has taken on a mission to connect local businesses with the training and gear they need to keep visitors safe when emergencies strike.

Flu season returns, health officials urge safety

Flu season’s back. Health agencies are advising the public to take caution.

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Timberline Trail finally being reconnected

Opening 40-mile trek around Mt. Hood

The Timberline Trail has always been one of the very best hikes in the Pacific Northwest.

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White Salmon Library closing Feb. 1 for remodeling

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District will temporarily close its White Salmon Valley branch for remodeling, beginning Monday, Feb. 1, through early March.