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Fair Moment: By design, local quilt makers stitch together

Quilts and textiles are an aspect of the fair I always turn to after spending time in the hot sun, or at the carnival, Park stage, animal barn, or other higher-volume attraction at county fair.

Foster parent recruiter hosts open house

Amy Lindley, The Next Door’s foster parent recruiter, will host a series of informal open houses at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, 1400 W. Eighth, The Dalles, for those interested in what it takes to become a foster parent.

Revenue Department asks recipients to send back service survey this week

The Department of Revenue is conducting a survey to find ways to improve the customer service experience for Oregon taxpayers.

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Life Rocks on Heights hosts BBBS day of fun

Life Rocks Climbing Center on the Heights in Hood River hosted a fun activity for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge on July 21.

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Roundtable on Nestlé weighs pros, cons

Public testimony mostly ‘no’: opponents cite conflict of interest, damage to tribal water rights

A joint City of Cascade Locks and Port of Cascade Locks roundtable discussion Thursday night charged the public with sketching out the benefits and dangers of a proposed water bottling plant in Cascade Locks.

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Normy Vega brings a taste of Chile to Hood River

Norma Vega — or Normy, as she’s also known — is the woman behind Empanadas Maria Elbas, the Chilean empanadas food cart open every Thursday at Gorge Grown Hood River Farmers’ Market, located at Hood River Middle School through November.

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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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.

Projects start on May Avenue, freeway

City starts work on ‘safe route;’ ODOT will reduce traffic to single-lane on I-84

The City of Hood River has announced that the May Street Safe Route to School Project is scheduled to begin Aug. 3.

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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.

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:

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Mt. Adams Institute receives $531,000 AmeriCorps Grant

TROUT LAKE — The Mt. Adams Institute, based in Trout Lake, Wash., was awarded over half a million dollars to fund its VetsWork program for military veterans interested in careers in public lands and natural resources management. Funding for the program comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps).

Unemployment steady in Hood River, Wasco counties

Seasonally adjusted unemployment held steady through June — Hood River County remained statewide champion with a 4.3 percent ranking as Oregon’s lowest county, and Wasco County’s 5.3 percent weighed in at seventh place.

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Community rallies around woman in need

A group of Hood River County residents spent the weekend of July 10-12 helping a neighbor in need.

Cougar sighted Sunday morning near Rosauers

Three Hood River men reported a rare cougar sighting inside Hood River city limits early Sunday.

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