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Author signing event at Waucoma Sept. 2

Waucoma Bookstore in downtown Hood River is hosting authors Jane Kirkpatrick and Rebecca Demarino for a book signing on Friday, Sept. 2 from 5-8 p.m.

Public records: Marriage permits, Aug. 1 to 22

Marriage permits, Aug. 1 to 22

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Pet of the Week: Bentley will make you wonder how you lived without him

Bentley has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. And what a handsome boy! Bentley is 2 and a half years old, 76 pounds, and a mix of Boxer and Lab, or a Boxador!

Genealogical Society meets Sept. 10

The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society will begin the new meeting year on Saturday, Sept. 10, beginning at 1 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.

‘Our Whole Lives’ sexuality class for middle schoolers starts in fall

The Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will be offering the Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive sexuality education course for youth in seventh through ninth grades.

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A pastor called to a new house: Anna Carmichael of St. Mark's accepts position in California, passes Warming Shelter baton

When the U-Haul leaves Hood River on Aug. 31, it will take Rev. Anna Carmichael with it.

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First Windermere golf tournament raises $6,000 for Stevenson Program

Windermere Glenn Taylor Real Estate hosted its first golf tournament at Skamania Golf Course in Stevenson, Wash., last month.

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Season Preview: Volleyball

Optimism feeds returning champs’ new season

The defending Columbia River Conference champion Hood River Valley Eagles volleyball team begins the season with a tremendous amount of optimism, while the squad is hopeful of continuing the momentum that they had a year ago.

New teachers and licensed staff join Hood River County Schools

New teachers and licensed staff have joined the Hood River County School District.

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Who says there’s no more summer fun?

School starts Aug. 30, and there’s bound to be some enjoyment in that, but for a few remaining tips to get the most out of your summer, here are some things going on in the next week, starting with morning, afternoon and evening events on Aug. 27:

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Sheriff will increase patrols on Labor Day

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing patrols for driving under the influence of intoxicants, safety belt violations and distracted drivers through the Labor Day weekend.

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Safe Tree

Adam Alsop (photo at left) reaches Wednesday to make just the right trim to the maple on the Hood River Library’s State Street grounds.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 27

Beware; ‘Dissent’; more

School Time: Ask yourself: ‘How can I help?’

The school year seems to have snuck up on us. You just got back from county fair, the car is only just unpacked from that last trip to Lost Lake, and you’re scrambling for school supplies.

Another voice: Combating mental illness and drug addiction in our communities

Across Oregon, I’ve talked with many families who are struggling with mental illness and drug addiction. These touch every segment of our communities, no matter where you live or what you look like. Tragically, they often carry with them a major stigma in society, and help is hard to find. Fortunately, Congress is working in a bipartisan way to help solve these problems and offer relief to those who need help.

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Ken Jernstedt memorial touches down at WAAAM

Ken Jernstedt and Driscoll are back, in bronze.

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‘Hotter, earlier, longer’: Groups plan to sue EPA over river temperatures

Dead fish clogged the Columbia River and its tributaries last summer in what environmental groups called the river’s worst salmon kill in recorded history.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 27

Evening of Latino Theatre, music, dance — sold out; Navy Band Country Current in concert at Maryhill Aug. 28; more

HRCSD hires Don Benefield as operations director

Don Benefield has been appointed as Hood River County School District's new operations director.

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County schools start classes on Tuesday

School is back. What’s different this year?