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City convenes Children’s Park public meeting July 20

The next steps on the well-loved, aging Children’s Park play structure start with a community meeting on July 20.

Hood River County Fair returns July 26-29 in Odell

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The 2017 Hood River County Fair takes place Wednesday through Saturday, July 26-29, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, south of Hood River near the community of Odell. Gates open at 9 a.m. each day; additional attractions begin at noon, and carnival rides begin at 1 p.m.

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HAHRC Beats: Weight control: Stop eating on auto-pilot

Do you often eat on-the-go? Do you suffer from too much body weight? If so, you are not alone. We live in a fast-paced world, full of distraction.

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Hood River family wins CASA playhouse

The winning ticket for the 2017 CASA playhouse was picked during First Friday on July 7 in downtown Hood River.

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One Community Health expands migrant service

For 30-plus years, One Community Health (OCH) has made a commitment to provide health education and services to migrant farmworkers who harvest fruit throughout the Columbia River Gorge each summer. While the mission to serve this population is no different this summer, big changes are afoot, particularly in regard to how outreach will play out and some of the key players behind it.

CenterPointe Bank completes INB merger

INB, a Northwest Bancorporation company and community bank, officially merged July 14 with CenterPointe Community Bank.

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Safety: 6 to Watch

Pedestrian signals to a stopping car at Second and Cascade streets downtown, one of the so-called “Big Six” intersections identified by police and fire as likely candidates for crossings most in need of revisions or safety improvements.

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‘Punting’ and moving: Legislators talk 2017 session

A turbulent session for the Oregon Legislature wrapped up July 7, resulting in a new transportation package as well as a flurry of bills — some successful, some not — from policymakers representing Hood River.

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Murray’s announces Clearance Center closure

A change is coming to the Hood River Heights.

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Lyle’s ‘King of the beetles’ lets larvae do the lifting

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The idea of beetles stripping flesh from bones sounds like the plot of a horror movie but, in the case of a Lyle business, it is how beautiful pieces of art are created.

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Crews battle Oneonta, Dry Creek blazes

A one-acre fire that broke out on cliffs west of Oneonta Gorge was contained by Friday.

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HRVHS alum Skyler Hunter a standout in college baseball

Hunter a top player with Purdue Boilermakers, Palm Springs Power

Skyler Hunter may only be an incoming sophomore, but he’s already making his mark in Division I college baseball.

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Fire in west Gorge closes Historic Highway

A fire near Oneonta Gorge has closed part of the Historic Columbia River Highway.

Eclipse preparation: path of totality

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill and other local emergency managers are preparing for thousands of amateur astronomers to converge on the region several days before the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

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Pick of the Week: Mt. Hood Town Hall farmers’ market Thursday

The Mt. Hood Town Hall will host a farmers’ market on Thursday, July 13 from 4-7 p.m. The Mt. Hood Town Hall is located at 6575 Highway 35, 14 miles south of Hood River.

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