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Cougar sighted again, Thursday on Heights

A cougar was seen on the Heights for the second time in four days.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 1

‘Breaking N the Gorge’ Aug. 7; TEN30 at River City July 31; more

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2015 Hood River News Staff Fair Moments

I’m not going to lie — cows freak me out.

Roots and Branches: A close and colorful clan

We are in the frenetic moments of last minute preparations for the Yasui family reunion, a gathering I first learned about 45 years ago when Flip and I tied the knot.

Community invited to Lila May’s party Friday

The July 31 prom-birthday party for Lila May Schow, who is about to turn 5, will be in the Butler Bank Building, 301 Oak St., starting at 6 p.m.

Parenting photo contest winning entries on display

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

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Schend and Volkov announce engagement

Samantha Schend, of Hood River, and David Volkov, of Keizer, Ore., are happy to announce their engagement.

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Students show creativity in 4H displays, contests

Hood River County Fair 4H results

And so begins our annual coverage of the Hood River County Fair results. Look for further results in upcoming issues of the News.

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Yesteryears: ‘Frank Herman Arena’ dedicated at fairgrounds in 1985

There weren’t many dry eyes around when the announcement came Saturday that 4-H horse leaders were dedicating the arena at the fairgrounds, renaming it the Frank Herman Arena. It was an emotional experience that left a surprised Frank Herman chocking back a few tears of appreciation himself as he realized what was happening.

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United Way of Gorge hands out 2014 money, with youngsters’ help

United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) allocated funding to 35 local non-profit programs in Klickitat, Hood River, Wasco and Skamania counties at the annual agency social July 23 at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

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‘End of an Era:' Rasmussen’s offer last chance to see farm, buy a memory

Lynn and Dollie Rasmussen are selling Rasmussen’s Farms, but the public will have one last opportunity to see the well-known Pine Grove landmark.

Community music ensembles seek new members for upcoming season

Mark Steighner, conductor and music director for the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association, says that the many CGOA ensembles are seeking new members for an exciting fall season.

Police Log, July 20 to 26

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

Pet of the Week: Ki is athletic, gentle and devoted

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Ki as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

Letters to the Editor for July 29

Good ol’ days; ‘Sad sight’; more

Era’s End: Thanks, Dollie and Lynn Rasmussen

Estate sales are always bittersweet things, and in its own unique way that is certainly the case with the one at landmark Rasmussen Farms.

Editor's Notebook: Softball season now over, savoring a sweet slice of summertime

Church League softball ended another season last week.

Entertainment Update for July 29

Concerts at Skamania Lodge; The Pines celebrates July 31; more

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Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.

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Northwest set to train for monster quake

If doomsday watchers are correct, any minute now the I-5 corridor and everything west of it, from Vancouver, B.C. to northern California, will be toast. Burnt, crumbled toast.