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Locals get lift at CrossFit games

Three athletes represented Hood River at the world championship CrossFit Games and recently returned from the competition not only in one piece (mostly), but with honors as well.

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Freeway Car Fire

A car fire six miles east of Cascade Locks on Interstate 84 destroyed a 2013 Hyundai four-door car Thursday afternoon.

HR Police DUII enhanced enforcement planned

The Hood River Police Department will be ramping up its efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. From August 21 through September 7, the Police Department will be participate in a high visibility campaign which will allow more officers to target impaired drivers.

Council meets Monday on affordable housing

Council meets Monday at 6 p.m. at City Hall in a special meeting, for continuation of the hearing started Aug. 10.

Sheriff Log, Aug. 8 to 14

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Duane Fulps Memorial horse show Sept. 20

The 22nd annual Duane Fulps Memorial Scholarship Fund Horse Show will be held Sept. 20 at the Ft. Dalles Riders’ Arena, located at 1023 Irvine St. in The Dalles. The entry fees and sponsorships go toward the college scholarship fund awarded to graduating high school seniors who are also members of the Ft. Dalles Junior Riders.

The Ale List: ‘Beer Bible’ author visits Hood River on Aug. 23

“The essence that animates a good beer – the way you recognize when a brewer has combined the elements perfectly – is known as ‘balance’,” Jeff Alworth writes in the “building blocks of beer” segment of his new book “The Beer Bible.”

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‘Love Your Columbia’ happens Aug. 22

Riverkeeper seeks volunteers for a day of clean-up projects

Columbia Riverkeeper is partnering in the second annual Love Your Columbia Day Aug. 22, and anyone may get involved.

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Mt. Adams fire doubles to 18,000 acres

An angry curl of smoke over Mt. Adams signaled one of the largest fires the Columbia River Gorge has seen this summer.

Five human caused fires on Mt. Hood

Firefighters caught five human caused fires in the Mt. Hood National Forest last weekend, three of which burned in the Hood River Ranger District.

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Youth Conservation Corps makes a difference in the Mt. Hood National Forest

Some might go into the woods to live deliberately, but in the case of five Hood River County teens, their time in the forest this summer has been hard work.

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Longtime CAT drivers John Maher and Thad Perry really get around

John Maher and Thad Perry, longtime drivers with Columbia Area Transit (CAT), have a message they really want to get out to the community: CAT is a public transportation service that anyone can use.

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Court hearing concerns Nichols’ Miranda rights, release conditions

A court hearing Wednesday mulled over release conditions and considered an alleged violation of Miranda rights for 2009 Eagle Creek murder suspect, Stephen Nichols.

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Big Winds hosts SUP event for Big Brothers

Big Winds’ Junior Elite Stand Up Paddling (SUP) Team held its fourth annual SUP clinic for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge on Aug. 1 at the newly re-vamped Nichols Basin.

Class Notes: Kahler earns WAEF scholarship

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) awarded $885,000 to 225 new and renewing students with scholarship support this spring. Funding for the awards was raised through voluntary contributions from members of the tree fruit industry and its suppliers and service providers.