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OWEB offers grants for watershed health

Do you have natural resource concerns on your property, but don’t have the funds to fix them?

Oregon Food Bank alerts recipients to nut butter recall

Oregon Food Bank is alerting recipients of food through the Oregon Food Bank Network and associated partner agencies, pantries and community kitchens of a voluntary recall of almond butter and peanut butter due to a potential Salmonella contamination.

State Agriculture unveils new and streamlined website

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has announced the launching of its new and improved website, providing visitors a more user-friendly experience. Months in the making, the redesigned website is streamlined to make navigation easier and is now mobile-friendly for those using smartphones and tablets.

Painting project on Husum bridge to impact traffic in September

Road work in the White Salmon River Valley won’t end with the resurfacing of State Route 141 this month.

OSP Trooper badge stolen

Oregon State Police is asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect and recover a stolen police badge and ASP expandable baton taken from a trooper’s apartment in Government Camp.

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New fire trucks dedicated at Wy’east District memorial

Two new fire trucks — one the traditional Odell yellow, the other the traditional Pine Grove red — were dedicated at the 12th annual Wy’east Fire District Memorial at the station in downtown Odell Sunday afternoon.

Seven people file to run for HR Council

Former city manager Bob Francis among candidates seeking election

Seven candidates have filed for election to Hood River City Council, including former City Manager Bob Francis and former Mayor Bob Palmer, while in Cascade Locks the mayor and council incumbents are the only people to file as of 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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Nichols Landing appeal hearing to be continued

A public hearing held Monday night regarding an appeal filed against the Nichols Landing project has been continued until early next month due to new evidence submitted on the record.

Harvest Quilt on display at ETC shop

Every Thread Counts (ETC) is now hosting the Harvest Quilt.

State Street work resumes on Sept. 2

The public is reminded that as of Tuesday, Sept. 2, the in-street work on the State Street Urban Renewal Project will be resuming.

Farm Bureau seeks photos for calendar

Oregon Farm Bureau is looking for citizen images of farming and ranching for its 2015 Oregon Bounty Calendar.

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OWRC upholds ruling on Oxbow water right

Nestlé water bottling project inches forward

A proposal to build a Nestlé water bottling plant in the Gorge took a small step forward on Thursday when a state commission ruled that a water right the corporation needed for the bottling plant should not be canceled despite the concerns of environmental groups.

HRCSO looking to squelch radio issues

Spotty service raises safety concerns

Interference, poor signal strength, and lack of service altogether are plaguing local law enforcement radio systems and the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office is trying to figure out why.

No leads in Astro armed robbery

Police continue to investigate an armed robbery that occurred at the Astro gas station in Hood River Wednesday morning, and are still looking for a suspect in the case.

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A boss already at 17, Jenni Packer sees a future in agriculture

Jenni Packer, 17, will start her senior year at Hood River Valley High School in September. Like many of her peers, she plays sports (right now, it’s volleyball; in the spring, it will be softball) and is looking forward to “doing all the senior activities” in the coming year.

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