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Another grass fire near Indian Creek Trail

Hood River Fire and EMS responded to a grass fire Friday, Aug. 22, just before 1 p.m., at 12th Street near Pacific Avenue.

Armed robber strikes Astro station

Police are looking for information on an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday morning at the Astro gas station in downtown Hood River.

Pet of the week: ‘Sweet’ Cari loves people

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Cari as this week’s adoptable pet. This is a courtesy posting; for more information on Cari, please contact her owner, Craig Asher, at 516-729-0327 or craigash-er@me.com.

Roots and branches: Finns and Japanese: An ode to Oak Grove of old

The older I have gotten, the more reflective I have become.

Martz, Davis marry in Parkdale

Julie Renai Martz and Aubrey Mathew Davis, both of Parkdale, were married June 21, 2014 at the home of Ken and Alice Clarke in Parkdale.

Fitness events celebrate new OSU health college

Oregon State University Extension is celebrating the new accreditation of the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences with two days of healthy activities in the Gorge.

Public Records: Marriage Permits

June 9 to Aug. 4

Judges pick best parenting photos

Eight photos have been selected as winners of the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Awareness photo contest.

Sports briefs for Aug. 20

Sign up now for fall MS/HS tennis program; ‘Rural Rampage’ returns Sept. 7 at Westside; Dave Kalama talks SUP Aug. 19 at Big Winds

‘Team AARP’ wins first Battling Bob tourney

The first Battling Bob Hanel Memorial Golf Tournament was a big, sunny success, according to Mark Gradin.

CGCC golf tourney fundraiser grows endowment

Participants, volunteers and sponsors of Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation’s 15th Annual Founder’s Cup golf tournament helped raise approximately $18,000 for CGCC Foundation’s permanent endowment.

Police Log for Aug. 20

Aug. 8 to 11

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 20

Lot benefits only Meadows; Johnson supports education; Questionable claims; more

Sam Baker in concert Aug. 24

Benefit for CGOA

The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is proud to present the singer/songwriter Sam Baker on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

‘Plein Air’ event marks 10th year, September 2-7

This September, Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) celebrates 10 years of Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge. “En plein air” is a French expression which means “in the open air.” Each year, CCA invites artists and writers from around the country to come to the Gorge to participate in this annual competition and exhibition.

County unemployment holds steady as state’s lowest

Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly in July, climbing by 0.1 percentage point to 6.9 percent. Compared with July 2013, Oregon’s unemployment rate fell by 0.9 percentage point over the year.

Man dies in Hwy. 197

Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into Thursday morning’s two-vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of an adult male and injuries to his wife and daughter on Highway 197, about 5 miles north of Dufur. The names of the victim and his injured wife and daughter are released in this update.

State denies key permit for proposed coal terminal

Critics hail decision as a ‘huge blow’ to Port of Morrow project

After more than two years of public review, analysis, and permit filings, delays, and extensions, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) announced on Monday that it had rejected a crucial permit needed for the construction of the Coyote Island coal export terminal proposed for the Port of Morrow.

Two hurt in Odell shooting

Two Odell residents suffered gunshot wounds Tuesday morning and were transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland.

Public fish sales are on as record fall Chinook season is underway

The fishers from the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama tribes are taking to the Columbia River for the fall commercial fishing season while the anticipated record-breaking fall chinook return is heading up the Columbia. The first of five tribal commercial gillnet openings started Aug. 18.

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