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History Museum offers chance to ‘step back in time’

The Oregon Department of Transportation is sharing with The History Museum of Hood River County a brand new portable history display, “A Road Trip of Historic Proportions,” that the agency developed as part of the centennial celebration for the Historic Columbia River Highway.

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Yesteryears: Hood River County Fair draws record crowds in 1986

Cool July weather, plus an extended schedule, led to an all-time fair attendance record for the Hood River County Fair, said Manager Doris Jensen after the four-day run ended Saturday night.

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FFA, 4-H livestock auction July 29

The all-important culmination of a year’s work — the annual 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction — happens at the Hood River County Fair July 29 beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Kirby Ring.

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Burn ban? No problem, no smoke, if you have a ‘burn box’

Hood River valley grower Cindy Collins is featured in a United States Department of Agriculture blog post by Tracy Robillard the Natural Resources Conservation District on July 20.

Friends of Mount Adams guide hikes on Sept. 10

Friends of Mount Adams Hiking Day is Sept. 10, and sign ups are happening now for two guided hikes around southwest Washington’s iconic peak.

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Gehrig’s Chevron hits 70 year mark

Odell service station one of longest-running family-owned businesses in the county

It’s pretty impressive when a business hits the 70 year mark.

Sheriff Log, July 17 to 23

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Police Log, June 27 to July 8

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

Letters to the Editor for July 27

Enforce rules; Use signals

Local Impact: United Way helps, 'one person at a time'

The gathering is a short and simple one held every year: Columbia Gorge United Way’s summer social, when agencies receive the first of two checks for 2016-17.

Oregon History Society opens display of iconic American documents

The Declaration of Independence. The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Monroe Doctrine. These bedrock documents laid the foundational "blueprints" of American democracy — and, some of the earliest printings and engravings of these iconic pieces will be on view at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland) from July 29 through Feb. 1, 2017, in the original exhibition “Democracy's Blueprints: The Documents that Built America.”

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Entertainment Update for July 27

EnviroGorge has new EnviroTour for kids, families; WS Library exhibit celebrates life of Kris Karlsson; more

Oklahoma! to hit the Hood River Middle School Stage in August

Romp through the last dog days of summer with Plays for Non-Profits production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein acclaimed musical Oklahoma! The show comes to life on stage at the Hood River Middle School opening August 5.

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Herrera Beutler to BPA on wires: ‘Get it done’

At a meeting Monday in White Salmon, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler bluntly told the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) it should immediately get safety marker balls placed on its new transmission lines across the Columbia River.

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Crews contain wildfire near Condon Monday

A fire near Condon burning 33,587 acres was fully contained Monday, officials reported.

Vancouver bans future oil refineries, storage facilities in the city

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Vancouver City Council has voted to prohibit new or expanded crude oil storage facilities in the city.

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Gorge Downwind Champs sees big spike in participation

Surf ski, SUP, and outrigger canoe paddlers take to the Columbia River

A flotilla of bright, red-orange shirts bobbing in the Columbia River provided a great contrast to the moody Pacific Northwest sky Friday afternoon as around 250 paddlers took to the water to participate in this year’s Gorge Downwind Championships.

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Local outrigger canoe club competes in downwinder Gorge Outrigger Race

In addition to the Gorge Downwind Championships, outrigger canoe paddlers also competed in the 20th Annual Gorge Outrigger Race July 15-16.

Bodies of missing Kentucky men found in forest near Parkdale

The bodies of a father and son from Kentucky who had been missing since 2014 were found Thursday evening near the Dog River Trail in the Mt. Hood National Forest, south of Parkdale.