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White Salmon River Fest returns July 9

Raft trip, barbecue and film discussion highlight 7th annual event in Husum

White Salmon River Fest and Symposium will flow with a variety of activities for all ages on July 9 in Husum, Wash.

Find local produce at Odell’s Mercado del Valle

El Mercado del Valle is open each Saturday for the summer season under the Mid Valley Elementary covered play area. Local vendors provide hot food and cold drinks, craft items and information booths, along with children’s activities.

Extension Report: Home canners, food safety is just a class or two away

Barbeques and potlucks of summer call to mind a few food-related notions for me.

Odell, CL, HR celebrate 4th

The Hood River parade rolls at 10 a.m. and fireworks shows are planned in Hood River and Cascade Locks, both at dusk. The Odell community parade starts at 4 p.m., with formation at 3:30 p.m. at Mid Valley elementary School.

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Hood River man has ‘run-in’ with cougar

Kean Dayley was driving on Country Club Road at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday when all of a sudden, he noticed a tawny flash in his periphery.

‘Big ask’ for Gorge Commission budget

Director to ask states for budget that would expand staff five-fold

With a report in hand saying its staffing should be at 25 employees, the Gorge Commission is fixing to go big when it makes its next budget requests to Oregon and Washington.

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City holds Naito hearing

At issue: Nichols Boat Basin hotel remand

The City of Hood River Planning Commission has set a public hearing for Monday, July 7, to decide on whether a hotel and retail development proposed for the Nichols Boat Basin is in compliance with the city’s comprehensive plan.

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A firefighter’s journey: The challenge met: trial by wet grass, and other tales

The 2014 Fire in the Gorge Training Academy has come to an end. Of the nineteen recruits who first joined the class in January, seventeen of us received our certificates of completion and celebrated with our families and fellow firefighters during a small ceremony at Hood River Valley High School.

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Noah Tauscher takes his passion for music on the road — to USC’s Grammy Camp

Hood River Valley High School senior Noah Tauscher, 17, is getting ready for the Grammys.

Dogs compete in AKC Agility

Event is July 4-7 at the Fairgrounds

If you are looking for an exciting family activity and if you love dogs, you won’t want to miss the American Kennel Club’s Dog Agility competition at the Hood River County Fairgrounds from July 4 through July 7. Show times are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

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County Fair returns July 23-26

The 2014 Hood River County Fair takes place July 23-26 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, south of Hood River near the community of Odell.

Summer Meals served in Odell

The Hood River County School District Summer Meals program started June 30 and will run through July 22 at Mid Valley Elementary cafeteria, 3686 David Dr., Odell.

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Ewald and Maurer retire from CGCC after 30 years

With the end of the 2013-2014 academic year, Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) is bidding “adieu” to two longtime members of its academic community.

Green Drinks talks bicycles in Cascade Locks July 8

Interested in learning more about the burgeoning effort to support bicycling and the way it connects to the local economy?

Tour the Middle Fork Irrigation District System

Ever wonder where the water comes from to feed Hood River’s local orchards?