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Peace Walk Monday

Gorge residents walk, eat together as part of Interfaith Peace Walk

Two Interfaith Peace Walks, in remembrance of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August, 1945, will take place Monday, July 28, in Bingen and Hood River.

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FISH food bank breaks ground on $1 million center to open late 2014

‘A true community project’

FISH food bank’s oldest and youngest servants joined in Monday’s groundbreaking for the Hood River food bank and warehouse center.

Gorge Commission urges moratorium on new fossil fuel transport in Gorge

Commission asks governors to impose hold until comprehensive risk assessments can be completed

After prompts from the public during recent meetings, the Columbia River Gorge Commission has taken a stance on oil and other fossil fuel transported by rail through the Gorge.

New weight limits for Bridge of the Gods

Decision will affect short haul trucks

In July of last year, the Oregon Department of Transportation restricted heavy trucks from crossing the Bridge of the Gods after discovering dozens of corroding bridge components that were in need of repair or replacement.

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Parks and Rec to hold public meeting on possible dog park

Hood Riverites love their dogs — so much so, in fact, that if things go as planned, Fido, Spot, and Rover may get their very own public park.

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Counselor Sam Graham passes along her love of summer camp

“Sam! Sam! You’re seaweed!”

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Work continues at Seattle oil train derailment

SEATTLE (AP) — Railroad crews have reopened tracks where an oil train derailed early Thursday in Seattle, but work continues on three damaged tanker cars.

Death notices for July 26

Mary Lou Bellus, Yereth Knowles, Daniel Hamada

Who’s on first? What’s on Second?

It took her over 55 years, but my mother finally forgot my name the other day. I don’t blame her.

Silva to marry Murray Sept. 6

Jaime Silva and William Murray, both of Hood River, have announced their engagement. They will be married Sept. 6, 2014.

Rasmussen’s Van Gogh Days returns Aug. 2

Van Gogh Days, celebrating the beauty of summer’s signature flower — the sunflower — returns to Rasmussen Farms in the heart of Oregon’s Hood River Valley Aug. 2-3.

Cycle Oregon 2014 launches in The Dalles

City will be the start and finish for Oregon’s biggest bicycle event in September 2014.

Munk makes world President’s Team

HRV alumni Jon Munk still rockin’ in the lacrosse world

In the words of his players, Jon Munk got “mad props” last week for his performance in the World Lacrosse Championships.

Ways of the Wind: It’s all good in the Hood

Are windsurfers and kiteboarders finally realizing they are doing virtually the same sport?

Columbia Gorge Lions plan Old Timers’ Picnic

Columbia Gorge Lions took a brief rest after organizing last month’s Sternwheeler Days in Cascade Locks.

Sheriff Log for July 23

July 13 to 20

Letters to the Editor for July 23

GOP: Stop blocking ACA; Only one question

Fair Time: Look for the soul of the fair

All roads lead to the fair this week.

State of the City: Health of Hood River requires ‘world class planning’

Arthur Babitz presented his final State of the City Address to Hood River Rotary on July 17. It is edited slightly for space reasons.

Entertainment Update for July 23

‘MGM’ at Raven’s Nest July 26‘MGM’ at Raven’s Nest July 26; Food bank benefit Aug. 2; more