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HR native heads HUD Portland Field Office

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Bill Block announced the appointment of Hood River native Margaret S. Salazar as Director of HUD’s Portland Field Office.

Vittoria finalist in Martha Stewart contest

Hood River’s Patricia Vittoria, who creates hand-sewn dolls, is a finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made contest. She is competing against up to 1,000 others from around the country for a chance to win $10,000 to grow her business, a spot in the Martha Stewart American Made market, and a feature on marthastewart.com, among other prizes.

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Cody Colloton, 15, above center, won the $500 top prize in the annual Rock Paper Scissors competition sponsored by Andrew’s Pizza and Mr. Elive Productions Sept. 5.

Mid Valley News: Busy weekend planned for Middle valley

Okay, Mid Valley—there’s a lot of stuff for the ol’ calendar this time around, so get your pencils ready.

Roots and Branches: Daybreak and new math

I am an early riser.

HR man critically injured in Wasco crash

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday afternoon’s serious injury crash involving a motorcycle and van at an intersection on Highway 97 near Wasco in Sherman County.

How to Help: Hospice seeks volunteers

Providence Hospice of the Gorge is looking for volunteers in the Columbia River Gorge area.

4-H State Fair champions agree: give the rabbits credit

Talk about coming through in a hutch.

In wake of product shortages, another marijuana shop opens in Klickitat County

Earlier last week, Margie Lemberger greeted customers at Margie’s Pot Shop in Bingen with some unfortunate news.

Sheriff Log for Sept. 17

Sept. 7 to 15

Building permits – Aug. 2014

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Letters to the editor for Sept. 17

Camp fire red flag; Domestic violence is here, too; Learn to be Firewise; more

Entertainment Update for Sept. 17

Film ‘GMO OMG’ screens at Skylight Sept. 17; ‘Sisters in Song’ Sept. 19; Dusu Mali at Everybody’s

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: A comic’s taste of opera brews Sept. 19-20

Shannon Wheeler never thought one of his comic strips could transform into an opera. But after performances in San Diego, Portland and Albuquerque, it’s probably sinking in that Too Much Coffee Man will stick around in this seemingly far-removed artistic format.

Climate change march happens Sunday in Hood River

A Columbia Gorge climate gathering and march takes place Sunday in Hood River at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State streets.

Cascade Locks offering incentive program for EMS volunteers

With a small volunteer pool and faced with rising costs, the city of Cascade Locks is looking for a way to draw more volunteers to its Emergency Medical Services department.

CG Lions review Sternwheeler Days

Congratulations, and a caution, came from President Pat Hesgard of the Columbia Gorge Lions Club as the group last week reviewed the successful Sternwheeler Days 2014 event, the group’s annual major project.

Hunting not allowed on most Corps lands

PORTLAND — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prohibits hunting on Corps property between Celilo Park and the city of Arlington in Oregon.

Corps halts Boardman terminal review pending permit outcome

The Oregonian — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has placed on hold its review of Ambre Energy’s application to build a coal shipping terminal on the Columbia River at the Port of Morrow near Boardman.

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HR man cited in head-on collision on Highway 35

According to Oregon State Police, Servando Zanora Avendano, 26, of Hood River, has been cited for DUII, Reckless Driving, and Assault in the Third Degree in connection with a two-vehicle head-on crash Saturday on Highway 35 near Pine Grove.