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Pet of the Week: Haley the Heeler loves kids, tennis balls and other dogs

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

Council moves on housing: Rental rules get hard look

Hard work in the past, more hard work in the future.

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Foster homes needed in HR, Wasco

Foster parents don’t need to be perfect.

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‘Reach and Treat’ bolsters search and rescue program

Search and rescue missions throughout the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood are getting swifter and stronger this summer, thanks to a new program that unites police, fire and emergency crews in a tighter collective response.

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Parenting photo contest winners announced

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

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Kaze restaurant reopens

Kaze is back.

Business Briefs for August 15

Small business center hosts event; AOK Home Watch offers services

Locals get lift at CrossFit games

Three athletes represented Hood River at the world championship CrossFit Games and recently returned from the competition not only in one piece (mostly), but with honors as well.

Council meets Monday on affordable housing

Council meets Monday at 6 p.m. at City Hall in a special meeting, for continuation of the hearing started Aug. 10.

The Ale List: ‘Beer Bible’ author visits Hood River on Aug. 23

“The essence that animates a good beer – the way you recognize when a brewer has combined the elements perfectly – is known as ‘balance’,” Jeff Alworth writes in the “building blocks of beer” segment of his new book “The Beer Bible.”

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Youth Conservation Corps makes a difference in the Mt. Hood National Forest

Some might go into the woods to live deliberately, but in the case of five Hood River County teens, their time in the forest this summer has been hard work.

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Longtime CAT drivers John Maher and Thad Perry really get around

John Maher and Thad Perry, longtime drivers with Columbia Area Transit (CAT), have a message they really want to get out to the community: CAT is a public transportation service that anyone can use.

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Big Winds hosts SUP event for Big Brothers

Big Winds’ Junior Elite Stand Up Paddling (SUP) Team held its fourth annual SUP clinic for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge on Aug. 1 at the newly re-vamped Nichols Basin.

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Mother’s plans plant-based potluck

Mother’s Market on Highway 35 invites the community to gather up their favorite recipes and plan for the store’s first “plant based potluck” on Aug. 30.

Public Records: Building Permits, County 2015

County, July 2015