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Gotta have slides: Children’s Park plan unveiled Thursday

Slides, bigger monkey bars, a maze, and “a zip line straight to Mike’s Ice Cream” were among the imaginative ideas students have called for in a redesigned Children’s Park play structure at Ninth and Eugene streets.

Fire Safety Tips: As you fall back this weekend, check your smoke alarms

Sunday, Nov. 5 marks the end of Daylight Saving Time and serves as a good reminder for Oregonians to test their smoke alarms. The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is urging residents to test their smoke alarms before automatically changing the batteries.

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Tsuruta visit

Guests from Tsuruta High School, Hood River Valley High School’s sister city school in Japan, were in town this week.

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Insitu says thanks to Eagle Creek fire responders

Fun and games, including music by Family Man and Tony Smiley, and pumpkin bowling were part of the Insitu-hosted fire responder appreciation event Oct. 28 at Hood River County Fairgrounds. Ryan Hartman, Insitu CEO, left, and others talk with Hood River County Sheriff Matt English.

Community Thanksgiving meals planned Nov. 23 in HR and CL

Volunteers needed

There will be a free community Thanksgiving dinner again this year on Nov. 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State, Hood River.

Community: Shelter Services gears up for season, Helping Hands hosts event

“Want to give useful items?” asked Bev Carpenter, a volunteer with Hood River Shelter Services.

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Kaleidoscop: SCENERY RE-SEEN

Photos from a summer gone by

Photos from a summer gone by

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Business Notes: Crossfit Viento up and running

Escape the Hood opens Nov. 1; B.I.G. Swig happens Nov. 11; Solera creates beer for Horse Brass Pub

Crossfit Viento opened this fall in a new commercial building at 210 Clearwater Lane in west Hood River, under owners Regan Huckaby, Karen McAdam, Bill Vawter and Christine Wells, all veteran Crossfit athletes.

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Pet of the Week: Pixie and Charlie Brown are ‘cuddle monsters’

Check out this adorable duo! Pixie and Charlie Brown are just about the cutest bonded pair of Dachshunds volunteers at Hood River Adopt A Dog have ever seen, and they have been chosen as the organization’s adoptable pets of the week.

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Save on fall produce at the HR Farmers’ Market

A new study done this week by Gorge Grown Food Network shows the most popular fall produce is less expensive at farmers’ markets than at local grocery stores, states a press release.

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Pet of the Week: Remi is looking for an active family

Precious Remi has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week, and she is searching for a loving family to call her own.

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Recycling in Oregon in ‘slowdown’ but not at an end

DEQ officials clarify report

This includes corrections to an earlier article.

‘Post Canyon’ coffee sets up shop in The Dalles

Post Canyon Coffee Roasters, a new company in The Dalles, is perfecting the art of roasting organic coffee beans at home and getting their product into the hands of local coffee lovers.

‘Gorge Night Out’ benefits businesses

For the past several years, the Heart of Hospice Foundation has held its “Dine Out” event to support local restaurants and the Heart of Hospice Foundation, which serves hospice patients in the greater Columbia Gorge communities.

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Taste of Tsuruta benefit dinner Nov. 4 at Mt. Hood Winery

Get more familiar with Hood River’s sister city, Tsuruta, Japan, and support the Hood River-Tsuruta Sister City program.