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Hood River County Health Department urges the community to be prepared for all hazards and potential emergency situations. In addition to the global COVID pandemic, this week, the area experienced wildfires and short-duration power outages.

On Sept. 16, Gov. Kate Brown announced a new program to provide masks and gloves to small business in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor, in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, allocated $10 million from the federal CARES Act funding for the purchase of p…

Wasco County Commission ends weekly pandemic meetings

Hopefully, the smoke is now just a bad memory and we can start preparing for the 2020 flu season — and as with everything else this year, it will be different. Because of COVID-19, it will be even more important to get your seasonal flu shot this year. It could help avoid a nightmare scenari…

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The Hood River County fruit harvest is in full swing. The first two photos above, of Boscs in Odell and apples in Pine Grove, were taken before the onset of wildfire smoke, and orchardists have had to respond to the air quality crisis to safeguard workers’ safety as the harvest continues.

The Dalles-Wasco County Library has been offering “Storytime in The Park,” a face-to-face — at a distance — outdoor story time for families. “Since late March, we have been doing virtual storytime, which has been a great success, but Storytime in the Park has allowed us to visit with our pat…

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School meals were made available beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 for all children between 1-18-years-old in Hood River County School District.

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Local health officials are urging Gorge residents to get the flu shot to stay healthy. The flu vaccine does not prevent COVID-19, but it is still a good idea, say health officials, because a healthy body has an easier time fighting off COVID-19. Call your primary care provider, pharmacy, or …

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HOOD RIVER - Union members represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 at Rosauers have been working to negotiate a new contract with their employer since October 2019. As negotiations have slowed, the union members have taken a strike authorization vote, although a strike ha…

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Have you written something and later you could not find it on your computer? Did I forget to save it or accidentally delete it, or file it under the wrong name or in the wrong folder? I don’t know how, but that’s what happened when writing this week’s column. And what is so frustrating is th…

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Friday, Sept. 11: The Upper Valley Community Yard Sale, scheduled on Sept. 12 from 8-11 a.m. at the Red Barn Park in downtown Parkdale, has been canceled due to air quality concerns.

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Student-led distance runner training is giving some Gorge athletes the opportunity to stay in shape — physically and mentally — as high school…

Hood River Adult Softball action takes place Monday and Tuesday evenings until the first week of October at Bud Collins Field in Hood River, n…

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