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We need a new POTD

ASAP

But BMcCarty is on the case

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Sold-out Gorge Grown conference connects area farmers and buyers

At Monday’s sold-out Gorge Grown Food and Farm Connection event, 200 farmers, chefs and buyers from the Gorge and Portland congregated to learn from each other and even speed-date in a networking frenzy.

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Sheriff Log for April 14, 2012 edition

Sheriff Log for April 14, 2012 edition

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Accident drill simulates mass casualty incident

Ninety-six teens involved in a mock freeway collision Thursday between a bus and minivan were transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles and Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital for treatment of “injuries.”

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Final forum Monday for Sheriff, DA candidates

Meet candidates, ask questions before May 15 Primary Election

Monday brings the last scheduled public forum before ballots go out for the May 15 Primary Election.

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Low-cost prom dress event returns Saturday

Young ladies seeking an affordable option for prom and graduation dresses will be lining up Saturday before the doors open at the annual “Dress for Less” charity sales event.

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County mulls change in code enforcement ordinance

Changes could soon be coming to the way the county enforces code and ordinance violations.

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Hawks romp in first game at Baker

Hot-shooting, strong-rebounding Horizon Christian School toppled Triad 75-59 in Thursday’s first round of the Class 1A state basketball tournament at Baker City High School.

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Are Forest Pass fees legal?

Local attorney aids in fight against fees for accessing land at sites without improvements

Last month, Portland resident Adi Fairbank opted for the PCT and a three-day backpack — without a Northwest Forest Pass on his windshield. When he got back to the Herman Creek trailhead, he found a fine on his car and himself with a misdemeanor citation.

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Editorial: Write way

A review of our letters policy

With a new political season on the horizon, and for other reasons, this is prime time to review the letters to the editor policy of the Hood River News.

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Memorial Day: Service honors soldiers

Idlewilde honors deceased veterans in new ways: See page B5 for more details

POW/MIA Remembrance will be the theme for Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony in Hood River.

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Eagle baseball finishes 50/50

Varsity squad ends season with first-round playoff loss vs. fifth-ranked Ashland

The Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball season came to a close Wednesday with a 5-1 loss against the Ashland Grizzlies. The Eagles (13-13 overall) traveled to Ashland (17-9) for the first round of the OSAA State Championships, which it qualified for with a 9-1 play-in game victory last week against Milwaukie.

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Great Story: Gump-tion wins Mr. HRV

Story Heath McKee wins annual Hood River Valley High School talent/variety show

Story Heath-McKee channeled the geek in all of us on his way to Mr. HRV victory Thursday. The Hood River Valley High School senior used his lanky 6-2 frame and short-cropped hair to evoke the spirit of Forrest Gump, made famous by Tom Hanks in the 1994 Oscar-winning film.

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A not so clear-cut clearcut Part 1: Timber operations go off reservation

Over the winter 110 acres of trees in a highly sensitive, very visible Gorge hillside were chopped down. Local environmental groups and members of the public claim they had no idea what was going on until chainsaws and bulldozers were already running. Now they want to know why and how it happened.

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The Road to London runs through Oregon

A peek inside the hope, happiness and heartbreak of the U.S. Track and Field

The venues that played host to the 2012 U.S. Olympic track and field trials are drenched in so much tradition that it practically drips from the brows of the competitors and plops in the raindrops falling on the Hayward Field grandstands.

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‘Grandma scam’ thwarted

“Hi Grandpa. This is your oldest grandson ... I guess I’m going to need to ask for your help,” said the friendly, familiar voice on the other end of the phone.

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Police Log for April 14, 2012 edition

Police Log for April 14, 2012 edition