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UPDATE: Southeast Mt. Hood fire grows to 60 acres

A wildfire in the southeast Mount Hood National Forest has flared out to an estimated 60 acres, the U.S. Forest Service reported yesterday.

Radio groups hold emergency exercise at fire hall Oct. 10

‘Quake Ex-II’ open to public

On Saturday, Oct. 10 the Hood River County ARES/RACES team will participate in a State Wide Communications Exercise from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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WAAAM hosts community flag event

Call by Oct. 7 to drop off flag to retire Oct. 10

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will host a community flag retirement ceremony on Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. in partnership with local Boy Scouts.

Hood River Library to host Death Cafe

Join Hood River County Library District for the third Hood River Death Café, Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Hood River Library. At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.

Sheriff Log, Sept. 27 to Oct. 4

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Kombucha café comes to renovated Diamond Bldg.

Gorge Kitchen, a kombucha and baked goods café, is the new venture of two young entrepreneurs and will open in mid-December in the Diamond Building, a project profiled in the Oct. 3 edition.

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Tod LeFevre Day Oct. 7

Mayor Paul Blackburn and City Council passed a proclamation last week that Oct. 7 is Tod LeFevre Day in Hood River, in honor of the late resident’s championing of sustainability and “his humble determination to make our community and this world a better place.”

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Get some ‘Uptown Funk’ with coronation

Homecoming 2015 – Event details and more

Calling all Hood River Valley High School, as well as Hood River High and Wy’east High grads, and anyone else wanting to see some traditional Friday Night Lights pageantry.

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Historic Highway Trail work about to begin

Construction on a key piece of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail between Cascade Locks and Hood River is slated for late fall.

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County moves to ‘fine-tune’ short-term rental rules

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners heard a report last Wednesday by Beth Goodman, a consultant for ECONorthwest firm, which revealed short-term rentals are rarer than expected outside the city’s urban growth boundary.

Public Records -- Building Permits, city

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Providence seeks nominations for 2015 ‘Heart Of Gold’ award

“Heart of Gold” honorees are people who make a difference — people who enrich our community through their good works, selfless dedication and commitment to health.

Learn about tours to support Providence scholarship fund

Collette Vacations will present a slideshow and information on two upcoming tours coordinated by Hood River native and past president Kay Lincoln.

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Helping Nannette: Benefit for cancer survivor sold out, but donations accepted

A benefit dinner for Nannette Mortenson and her family, to be held Oct. 6 at the Vintage Grille, 102 Oak St., Hood River, quickly sold out.