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Immigration Counseling office opens in downtown Hood River

Immigration Counseling Service (ICS), a not-for-profit immigration law firm based in Portland, has opened a new regional office in Hood River, located in the Union Building at 216 Columbia St. The office is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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DAR chapter sets Guinness World Record for patriotic letters, with help from Parkdale kids

Parkdale students had a hand in helping the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) set a Guinness World Record this summer.

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Cool! Fair opens today

Please, come to the fair — just keep the gate closed.

Car crash takes CL man’s life

A man from Cascade Locks died early Wednesday morning in a car crash on Herman Creek Road, just outside of town.

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Evening of Oaths

A new City Council Member and two new police officers took the oaths of office Monday at Hood River City Council.

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New waste collection bins’ debut

Council chambers take on an unusual look Monday as Jim Winterbottom, right, of Waste Connections, the contractor for solid waste disposal with the City of Hood River, presents to Hood River City Council Monday on a proposal for a set of substantial changes to waste collection service in the city.

Ten tips and tricks you need to know for the County fair

All roads lead to Odell this week for the Hood River County Fair, running Wednesday through Saturday.

Sports Briefs for July 27

Payton Rigert receives honorable mention naming to All-American team; HRV alum named as new TD boys soccer coach; Reminder: BOTG Kitefest July 29-31

Service announcements for July 27: Ada Redlock, Douglas Warnock, Betty Akiyama and Virginia Phillips

Ada Redlock, Douglas Warnock, Betty Akiyama and Virginia Phillips

Peters and Lassila engaged

Tim and Kris Peters, former longtime residents of Hood River, announce the engagement of their son, David, to Lynsay Lassila, both of Brush Prairie, Wash.

Peace Walk: Take steps for a ‘safe future’ on Wednesday

In what has become a yearly tradition, the 2016 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk — “spreading peace and hope for a peaceful world, 71 years after Hiroshima” — makes its way to the Gorge on July 27.

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‘We Love You to China and Back’: Community rallies for local family on July 31

I love seeing how this community comes together selflessly to help, support, and encourage one another. Especially now with so much divisiveness in the world, we definitely need activities, events, and causes to bring us together and find common ground. When we connect and engage in a positive way, amazing things happen.

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Stage set for new waterfront buildings

Construction is humming along at the Hood River waterfront.

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Hood River Farmers’ Market offers local produce, more

New family-friendly beer garden now on site

Hood River Farmers’ Market is in full swing with a wide variety of vendors, live music, market activities and an all-new beer garden. Visit the market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Fifth and Columbia.

July 23 Stoked anniversary bash helps LymeLight

Stoked Roasters celebrates its second anniversary with a 6-9 p.m. party July 23 at the café, 603 Portway Ave., across from Waterfront Park. The event is also a benefit for LymeLight Foundation, whose mission is to help children and young adults struggling with Lyme disease to gain access and pay for proper medical treatment, and to prevent the long-term effects of Lyme disease through public awareness and education.

Paving closes exit 62

The I-84 paving project between Cascade Locks and Hood River is underway and as part of the project, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be paving the on- and off-ramps on I-84 from Hood River to Cascade Locks, including those in Hood River (at exits 62, 63, and 64).

Foster parent recruitment meeting July 25 in TD

Amy Lindley, The Next Door’s foster parent recruiter, will host an informational open house on Monday, July 25 from noon to 1 p.m. at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, 1400 W. 8th in The Dalles. Lunch will be provided and registration is appreciated.

Gaulke Dental joins Hood River Dental

Doctors Curtis Haynie, William Payne, Andy Burton, and Daniel Madden of Hood River Dental are proud to announce their acquisition of Gaulke Dental Clinic.

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Rand Road water line

Roger Whitecotton comes out of the new subterranean vault installed in the past two weeks at Rand Road and Sherman Avenue, as part of the City of Hood River’s water line upgrade.