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Pet of the Week: Bojangles looking for an active family

Bojangles has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week, and he is ready for a home! Volunteers say this boy is a 62 pound, 2-year-old Husky/Lab mix (they think).

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Parkhurst Place plans ‘thank you’ this week for fire first responders

Parkhurst Place Assisted Living invites the community to come to Parkhurst to sign “Thank You” cards for the first responders, starting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 21 through Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. The cards will be set up in the facility library and well-wishers may sign as many thank you cards as they would like.

Thanks, Firefighters

Words of thanks around the valley

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Clear sky opportunities: Things to do now that smoke has lifted in Gorge

Cancelled school and community events, and a general limitation of activity in the Gorge have been the norm since Sept. 2, thanks to the Eagle Creek fire.

Flood alerts issued for new forest fire areas

With flash flood watches in effect for multiple areas of Oregon, be alert for landslides.

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‘Cascade Locks Strong' sets up shop online

Small businesses in Cascade Locks, have launched a “digital cash mob” campaign via CascadeLocksStrong.com.

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Rain eases Eagle Creek Fire, evacuations lifted

Generous rain has somewhat calmed the 48,000-acre Eagle Creek Fire, which crews have nearly half-contained Tuesday.

Evacuations lifted for all Hood River Valley

The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is downgrading evacuation levels for the valley. Note that the west end of the county, including Cascade Locks, remains under a Level One (Get Ready) notice.

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Weed of the month: English ivy

English ivy is a rapidly growing evergreen vine typically seen growing on hillsides, climbing trees, growing over fences and up the sides of houses. It out-competes other plants for soil, sunlight and water. English ivy can kill large trees by suffocating their trunks and weighing down branches. A mature English ivy plant can weigh up to 2,100 pounds, with trunk-like stems that can be nearly a foot thick.

Introduction to geocaching meeting Sept. 30 in Parkdale

Are you new to geocaching? Have you been geocaching awhile but want to pick up additional tips? Are you an experienced geocacher who is willing to share knowledge and team up with beginners to lend a hand?

Remembrance ceremony Oct. 15

The Family Birth Center at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital (PHRMH) is hosting a remembrance ceremony for the parents and families within the community whose babies and/or children have passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St. Those who have been touched by loss are invited to attend the ceremony, which coincides with National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

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Take precautions as air quality decreases

Wildfires are raging across the state and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and public health officials are urging residents to take precautions amid smoke.

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‘Conoce Tu Columbia’ launch party Sept. 19

Join Columbia Riverkeeper for the launch of its new Radio Tierra broadcast, “Conoce Tu Columbia / Know Your Columbia,” on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Lake Taco, 1213 June St., Hood River. Free tacos for the first 20 people.

Saddle Club hosts annual spaghetti feed Sept. 22, thanks community for support

The Hood River Saddle Club will host its annual spaghetti feed, a fundraiser for the Mt. Hood Pony Club and scholarships for high school seniors, on Friday, Sept. 22 from 5-8 p.m. at the club, located at the corner of Country Club and Belmont. Enjoy all-you-can-eat spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, beverage and dessert. Adult tickets are $10, and children ages 6-12 are $5.

Hood River County holds Energy Plan meetings

Through a series of town hall meetings, Hood River County invites the public to learn about and provide insights into a countywide Energy Plan that charts a course for the future.

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