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Patrick grew up in Hermiston, graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene, and now lives in Hood River.
A citizen watchdog group plans to appeal Hood River County Board of Commissioner’s decision to allow DeeTour Hotel, which could bring a long-running dispute over commercial development in the upper valley to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.
The historic Paris Fair Building at Fourth and Oak Street has passed into new ownership. Paris Fair LLC, represented by Jeff Pickhardt, bought the property from owner North Cheatham on Feb. 1.
Farmers decry damage, consider responses
Hooved intruders are posing a challenge for Hood River Valley farmers.
Local rescue crews located a pair of missing hikers in western Hood River County and escorted them to safety early Monday morning.
Celebrate reading: Getting through the winter with News staff picks
Hood River News staff shares what they're reading now.
Agencies plan to install Mt. Hood volcano monitoring sites
Mount Hood’s volcanic activity will be getting a closer look.
Expansion will improve irrigation, relocate campground
Kingsley Reservoir, a major water source for Hood River valley agriculture, will play an even bigger role in the coming years.
The Hood basin is enjoying more snowpack than it’s seen in recent years.
Slick winter conditions led to a "domino" effect of minor vehicle crashes in Hood River this afternoon.
Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Representatives Greg Walden (R-Hood River) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland), introduced legislation this week to push forward a long-stalled land exchange on Mount Hood.