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HR native heads HUD Portland Field Office

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Bill Block announced the appointment of Hood River native Margaret S. Salazar as Director of HUD’s Portland Field Office.

Vittoria finalist in Martha Stewart contest

Hood River’s Patricia Vittoria, who creates hand-sewn dolls, is a finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made contest. She is competing against up to 1,000 others from around the country for a chance to win $10,000 to grow her business, a spot in the Martha Stewart American Made market, and a feature on marthastewart.com, among other prizes.

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Cody Colloton, 15, above center, won the $500 top prize in the annual Rock Paper Scissors competition sponsored by Andrew’s Pizza and Mr. Elive Productions Sept. 5.

HR man critically injured in Wasco crash

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday afternoon’s serious injury crash involving a motorcycle and van at an intersection on Highway 97 near Wasco in Sherman County.

How to Help: Hospice seeks volunteers

Providence Hospice of the Gorge is looking for volunteers in the Columbia River Gorge area.

4-H State Fair champions agree: give the rabbits credit

Talk about coming through in a hutch.

Hunting not allowed on most Corps lands

PORTLAND — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prohibits hunting on Corps property between Celilo Park and the city of Arlington in Oregon.

Corps halts Boardman terminal review pending permit outcome

The Oregonian — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has placed on hold its review of Ambre Energy’s application to build a coal shipping terminal on the Columbia River at the Port of Morrow near Boardman.

In wake of product shortages, another marijuana shop opens in Klickitat County

Earlier last week, Margie Lemberger greeted customers at Margie’s Pot Shop in Bingen with some unfortunate news.

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Fire burns portion of in-lieu site on White Salmon River

A fire that started around 6 a.m. Monday destroyed most of the lower section of the in-lieu fishing encampment used by the Yakama Nation at the confluence of the White Salmon and Columbia Rivers, according to a report by the White Salmon Enterprise.

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Climate change march happens Sunday in Hood River

A Columbia Gorge climate gathering and march takes place Sunday in Hood River at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State streets.

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County considering preemptive pot tax

A ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Oregon hasn’t yet been passed by voters, but Hood River County will consider passing its own marijuana tax beforehand just in case they do.

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HR man cited in head-on collision on Highway 35

According to Oregon State Police, Servando Zanora Avendano, 26, of Hood River, has been cited for DUII, Reckless Driving, and Assault in the Third Degree in connection with a two-vehicle head-on crash Saturday on Highway 35 near Pine Grove.