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It still felt like summer on Friday, September 13, but just barely, as I drove toward Mt. View Orchards. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm but promised to turn chilly before the evening was over. I parked at the Mt. View Orchards venue in front of trees heavy with near-ripe pears. Mt.…

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Once again, the Hood River Saddle Club’s spaghetti dinner scholarship fundraiser was a success; and, once again, clubhouse manager Helen Hansen’s secret sauce had folks lining up at the door before the 5 p.m. start time, bringing many back for seconds. 

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Hood River Valley High School Counseling Department and ASPIRE will hold a college fair and information night for all HRVHS juniors and seniors and their parents/guardians Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. in the HRVHS Commons. 

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Women with dependents who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to continue their education or receive training can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards).

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The Hood River County (HRC) Community ID has officially launched, with 76 county residents registering for their cards during a launch event hosted by The Next Door at Hood River Valley Christian Church on Tuesday.

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Gorge Happiness Month events return for fourth year in the Gorge in October with 20 different free events and participation by over 140 different businesses and organizations in 10 different towns.

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In response to increased usage over the last few years, the Port of Hood River is looking into reorienting the floating dock in Nichols Basin to create a safer and more efficient dock system.

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Though the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge Replacement Project is far from completion, the project team has put together some conceptual images of what the new bridge could look like.

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Northwest pear growers have released their latest crop estimate for the 2019-20 season. The estimate is based on data reported from Washington’s Wenatchee and Yakima districts and Oregon’s Mid-Columbia and Medford districts.

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When Suze Nigl, a volunteer at the Hood River Valley Christian Church thrift store, came to the site on the morning of Aug. 21, she was greeted by mounds of trash.

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Hood River County has had three major changes in management over the last year: Robbie Johnson and Tina Ruffin were hired as Juvenile director and director of Budget & Finance, respectively, in January, and Eric Walker officially transitioned from interim director of Community Developmen…

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Columbia Area Transit (CAT) has scheduled three public meetings to inform the public of their expanded services and to gather input from residents and businesses. Through funding from an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) grant, CAT will begin providing the Columbia Gorge Express service.

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Signs claiming to be official notice of the upcoming county property seizure were found taped up around the Mt. Hood Railroad parking lot Tuesday morning. The problem: Hood River County didn’t put up the signs, and it’s unclear who did. 

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Sheila Heinemann was the winner of the Hood River County Education Foundation scooter raffle. The winning ticket was drawn during the Aug. 8 Families in the Park event. Rosauers had been displaying the scooter and selling tickets for the past two months. All proceeds from the fundraiser will…

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The quiet ascent of a heron and the robust rooster-tail of a waverunner are all in a day’s view at Riverside restaurant, which gained an msn.com ranking for the panorama seen from the expansive deck.

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Pacific Power has been working with Hood River representatives to mitigate concerns surrounding the utility company’s new Wildfire Mitigation Plan, but the conversation has been wrought with frustration on both sides.

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United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) presented checks Tuesday, totaling  $251,000 to 33 agencies for its 2019-20 programs awards, including a new agency, 3  Square, a nutrition program based in Stevenson. The event was at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn Gorge Room. Volunteer of the Year …

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The Hood River County Fair returns to the fairgrounds in Odell July next week with its usual carnival rides, animals and exhibits — and a few new elements, too.

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A setback, with two others pending, has hit the affordable housing plans for Lot 700 by City of Hood River and the Gorge housing authority. Oregon Housing and Community Services (OCHS) has announced that the Hood River project has been denied a share of the current round of Low Income Housin…

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Rain fell Monday morning, but an un-permitted burn pile at a Hood River mobile home park was immediately doused by firefighters.

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Pacific Power is implementing a new fire-safety measure called the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), where the company shuts down power to at-risk areas during dangerous weather conditions that could cause wildfires.

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Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has three new child advocates: Ashley Braniff, Bingen; Greta Root, Mt. Hood; and Brian Rohter, Hood River.After completing 32 hours of training, the group was sworn into duty by the Judge John A. Olson on July 9. Olson welcomed the newe…

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In collaboration with Electrify America, Walmart announced a new convenience for customers: Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at Oregon Walmart stores. This allows families to charge their electric vehicles while they shop and is part of a broader plan to develop a coast-to-coast EV ch…

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