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County will acquire 400 forest acres

Board adopts construction excise tax

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners decided Monday to purchase two tracts of forest land totaling 400 acres from a private timber company, Weyerhaeuser, for $1.78 million.

Fight leads to reported stabbing in Cascade Locks

A man and woman from Cascade Locks were flown to a Portland hospital Saturday evening for treatment of stab wounds after the two had been fighting at their home, officials said.

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CenterPointe plans merger with Inland Bank

Shareholders of CenterPointe Community Bank will meet July 6 in Hood River to vote on a merger with Inland Northwest Bank based in Spokane, Wash.

Former Hood River resident dies in wreck on I-84

By NEITA CECIL, The Dalles Chronicle

Jason M. Degeus, 25, of The Dalles, died early Sunday when his vehicle crashed and caught fire on Interstate 84 eastbound, at milepost 73.

Columbia sturgeon season returns

ASTORIA (AP) — What fights like a salmon, looks like a shark and has the dense meat of a chicken? White sturgeon, apparently.

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County will acquire 400 forest acres

Board adopts construction excise tax

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners decided Monday to purchase two tracts of forest land totaling 400 acres from a private timber company, Weyerhaeuser, for $1.78 million.

Fight leads to reported stabbing in Cascade Locks

A man and woman from Cascade Locks were flown to a Portland hospital Saturday evening for treatment of stab wounds after the two had been fighting at their home, officials said.

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CenterPointe plans merger with Inland Bank

Shareholders of CenterPointe Community Bank will meet July 6 in Hood River to vote on a merger with Inland Northwest Bank based in Spokane, Wash.

Sports

Sports briefs for June 21

Sports briefs for June 21.

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Rivera walk-off double highlights Oilers Father’s Day tourney

The Hood River Oilers baseball team enjoyed tremendous success in winning three of four games in a June 16-18 tournament.

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Gorge Explorer: Be mindful of trail conditions; don’t be afraid to turn back

With all this warm weather we’ve had the past few days, it’s easy to forget about the snow still lingering at high elevations from the brutal winter.

Gorge Life

High Prairie Firehouse Sale back this weekend

The High Prairie Firehouse Sale happens June 23-25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the High Prairie Community Center at 701 Struck Road, about seven miles up Centerville Highway from Lyle, Wash.

Roots and Branches: High energy children and the belief to succeed

June has been jumping, packed with year-end school activities, community projects and preparation for the upcoming harvest.

Entertainment Update for June 21

‘Jazz Adventures’ at Stave & Stone, more

Opinion

High Prairie Firehouse Sale back this weekend

The High Prairie Firehouse Sale happens June 23-25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the High Prairie Community Center at 701 Struck Road, about seven miles up Centerville Highway from Lyle, Wash.

Roots and Branches: High energy children and the belief to succeed

June has been jumping, packed with year-end school activities, community projects and preparation for the upcoming harvest.

Entertainment Update for June 21

‘Jazz Adventures’ at Stave & Stone, more