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UPDATE: Southeast Mt. Hood fire grows to 60 acres

A wildfire in the southeast Mount Hood National Forest has flared out to an estimated 60 acres, the U.S. Forest Service reported yesterday.

Service announcement for Oct. 10

David Kligel

Death notices for Oct. 7

David Kligel, Mary Hurtt

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HRV’s House: Henderson Community Stadium celebrates its 20th anniversary

Over the past twenty years, it’s been the place where parents wiped tears as they watched their children walk across the stage to collect their diplomas.

Gorge Soup adds ‘Visual Arts’ event

Fundraiser meals start on Nov. 17

An expanded Gorge Soup, a series of micro-philanthropy events where people buy tickets to come to a community soup dinner, returns Nov. 17.

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Mosqueda, Weber wed in railside ceremony

Ruben Mosqueda and Sharla Weber, both of Hood River, were married Sept. 6, 2015, on the train platform at the west end of the historic Union Building in downtown Hood River, surrounded by 160 friends.

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Helicopter photos: Graves, Krenz marry

Kara Graves, of Hood River, and Benjamin Krenz, of White Salmon, were married on June 6, 2015, in Odell with perfect summer weather at the home of the bride’s parents, Rick and Brenda Graves.

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Clark, Engel marry in Pine Grove

Kevin Anthony Clark, of Pine Grove, and Angela Marie Engel, from West Bend, Wisc., were married June 20, 2015, “on a perfect day in Pine Grove.”

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All you need is ... to come on the Magical History Tour

Join the Cascade Locks Historical Museum on The Magical History Tour on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler on Friday, Oct. 9, from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Yesteryears: Lower valley apple harvest in full swing in 1945

Hood River Valley’s apple harvest was in full swing in the lower valley Monday of this week, and with fine weather prevailing and an increasing number of both white and Mexican pickers available, fruit was coming off the trees in considerable volume. Contrary to the usual rule, Newtowns were the first of the late apples to be harvested, and the picking of both Delicious and Spitzenbergs was delayed to add to the already good color attained by these red varieties.

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Fruit and Craft Fair adds ranch sorting and other events

One of the Columbia Gorge’s most popular autumn events — the Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair — arrives Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the park-like Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, near the community of Odell. Admission and parking are free.

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Harvest Quilt fundraiser on now

The Harvest Quilt is a yearly community fundraiser for a local non-profit. This year, Hood River Adopt A Dog is honored to be the recipient of the quilt and is raising money by selling raffle tickets. The quilt is being shown around town and tickets are being sold at ETC — Every Thread Counts — and at Gorge Dog and Hood River Adopt A Dog, 3910 Heron Drive, in Odell. Tickets are 1 for $2, 3 for $5, or 7 for $10.

Kegler's Corner: Jeff Furlong stars at Orchard Lanes

Jeff Furlong outpaced everybody in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week. Jeff racked up nice scratch 222 and 209 games in the Monday night Industrial League. Those good games boosted him 142 pins over his average.

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Riders from all over the Pacific Northwest came out to the Columbia River Gorge to ride in the annual Gorge-Us Gals Ride on Saturday.

Eagles run out of time in offensive race with North Eugene Highlanders

HRV puts up 683 yards of offense, but falls to North Eugene, 57-49 in back-and-forth contest

Despite traveling on a long, three-hour road trip to face the highly-regarded North Eugene Highlanders on their home field, the HRV football team felt confident that maybe they could snap a two-game losing streak.

Eat, freeze, and smoke your fish

With over 800,000 fall chinook having passed above Bonneville Dam this fall, the fishing has been really good this season on the Columbia with many anglers finding success at the mouths of the White Salmon and Klickitat rivers. If you’re among those finding success, your freezer might be getting a little full by now, in which case you might try smoking some of your catch.

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Solo kayaker reflects on Columbia journey

You could say Jason Richardson made it to the throat of the Columbia, if not the mouth.

Radio groups hold emergency exercise at fire hall Oct. 10

‘Quake Ex-II’ open to public

On Saturday, Oct. 10 the Hood River County ARES/RACES team will participate in a State Wide Communications Exercise from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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WAAAM hosts community flag event

Call by Oct. 7 to drop off flag to retire Oct. 10

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will host a community flag retirement ceremony on Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. in partnership with local Boy Scouts.

Hood River Library to host Death Cafe

Join Hood River County Library District for the third Hood River Death Café, Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Hood River Library. At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.