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One Community Health Happiness Month: simple acts for yourself, for others

Happiness is good for your health. A review of hundreds of studies has found compelling evidence that happier people have better overall health and live longer than their less happy peers.

Imagine cohousing in the Gorge: Authors, cohousing architects coming to HR Oct. 21

Gorge Cohousing hosts a public presentation Oct. 21 with Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant, two leaders of the cohousing movement in the U.S. The event begins at 7 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars. There will be an additional two-day workshop Oct. 22-23. For more information or to RSPV, email or go to

Hood River Therapy hosts ‘Living with Persistent Pain’

Hood River Therapy hosts a free, eight class series on persistent (chronic) pain beginning Sept. 29 from noon to 1 p.m.

Death Café at the Hood River County library

The Hood River Library will host its sixth Death Café on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Jean Marie Gaulke Meeting Room.

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Smith case aggravates HRCSO staffing crunch

Relief is on the way, but for the next nine months staffing levels at Hood River Sheriff’s Office are way down.

DEQ fines Hood River $2,380 for wastewater violations

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a $2,380 civil penalty to the City of Hood River for violating environmental standards at its municipal wastewater treatment plant.

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‘A Team Effort’: Region garners national ‘culture of health’ award

The Gorge’s “collective impact” initiative just got a big boost, monetarily and in morale.

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HRV senior wins medals in Food and Sewing at Oregon State Fair

Gaby Santa Cruz, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, brought home two grand champion prizes from the Oregon State Fair this summer.

Oregon’s drought taking toll on conifers

Conifer trees are struggling in Oregon's recent drought streak.

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Pollinators: students create art with function

An innovative arts-meets-ag project is now in place at Hood River FISH Food Bank garden on Tucker Road, in a collaboration with Hood River County students, and the Arts in Education of the Gorge, directed by Shelley Toon Lindberg.

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Masks can’t hide smiles as United Way celebrates on Sept. 22

The Columbia Gorge United Way Masquerade Ball happens Sept. 22 at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, and while the event is expected to be sold out, a few seats may be available by emailing or calling 541-386-6100.

Valley apple tour comes on Oct. 1

Learn where your apples, cider, and other foodstuffs come from with the Hood River Watershed Group with a look at apple production in the Hood River Valley. The tour will be held Saturday, Oct. 1.

Planned burns coming to Gorge

Fire managers at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area are planning a set of prescribed burns over the next few months as the region cools down with early fall.

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A memorial climb

On Sept. 11, the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the east coast, volunteers and paid staff of the City of Hood River Fire and EMS donned turnouts and tanks and did a commemorative stair climb starting at Overlook Memorial Park at Second and State.


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