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Counselor Sam Graham passes along her love of summer camp

“Sam! Sam! You’re seaweed!”

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Work continues at Seattle oil train derailment

SEATTLE (AP) — Railroad crews have reopened tracks where an oil train derailed early Thursday in Seattle, but work continues on three damaged tanker cars.

Who’s on first? What’s on Second?

It took her over 55 years, but my mother finally forgot my name the other day. I don’t blame her.

Cycle Oregon 2014 launches in The Dalles

City will be the start and finish for Oregon’s biggest bicycle event in September 2014.

Munk makes world President’s Team

HRV alumni Jon Munk still rockin’ in the lacrosse world

In the words of his players, Jon Munk got “mad props” last week for his performance in the World Lacrosse Championships.

Columbia Gorge Lions plan Old Timers’ Picnic

Columbia Gorge Lions took a brief rest after organizing last month’s Sternwheeler Days in Cascade Locks.

Sheriff Log for July 23

July 13 to 20

Radio Tierra receives $29,593 grant

Radio Tierra, KZAS, was awarded a $29,593 grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust this month.

Host families needed for exchange students

Leslie Melby, E.F. High School Student Exchange Year IEC, is looking for host families for two boys who will be attending Hood River Valley High School this year.

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Hood River beats out Benton County for lowest unemployment

Hood River County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage point in June to 5.2 percent, which was good enough to rank as Oregon’s lowest, just below Benton County’s 5.3 percent.

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Columbia River Gorge’s pikas may be valuable indicator species for climate change

The Columbia River Gorge is home to an unusual population of pikas, possibly the most adorable harbingers of climate change.

HR News wins advertising, news awards from ONPA

Hood River News advertising and news staffs gained 14 awards at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association annual convention in Salem last week.

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Neighbors protest tree takedown

Wilson Street neighbors are protesting the cutting of two black walnut trees on the site of a new multi-family housing development near 12th Street.

County purchases land to construct workforce housing

Plans for Cascade Ave. parcel in development

Hood River County is the new owner of a 2-acre parcel off West Cascade Avenue that the county says it intends to develop as much-needed workforce housing for the community.

HR man arrested for attempted murder

A Hood River man has been arrested for attempted murder in connection with a stabbing that occurred outside the Dee area Thursday evening.