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Taste of Tsuruta benefit dinner Nov. 4 at Mt. Hood Winery

Get more familiar with Hood River’s sister city, Tsuruta, Japan, and support the Hood River-Tsuruta Sister City program.

HRVAC hosts harvest dinner Oct. 21

Hood River Valley Adult Center hosts a harvest dinner fundraising event on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m. in the Kathleen Room. Tickets are $20 and proceeds support the center’s senior meals program.

Blacksmith Bob Denman at District Garden Club meeting Oct. 28

Mount Hood District of Garden Clubs present Bob Denman, garden tool expert and the only blacksmith in the U.S. specializing in hand-forged garden tools for home gardeners, farmers, landscapers and nurserymen, on Saturday, Oct. 28 at River of Life Assembly, 979 Tucker Road, Hood River.

‘Gender, Dignity and Freedom’ Oct. 24: Gender identity panel

Most likely at some point in time you’ve said, “That’s a typical male response,” or muttered under your breath, “Women just can’t handle it.” How did this make you feel? Did you regret saying these things? Did you think twice about it? How might these words impact your spouse, your kids or your employees?

Sheriff Log, Oct. 8 to 14

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

Port submits Lot 1 plan

Planning Commission to consider subdivision

The Port of Hood River has sent to city planners a subdivision application for the last patch of developable land on the Hood River waterfront.

Hood River Port takes input on bridge toll hike

Bridge toll costs on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge will ramp up in February, plans anticipate, and the Gorge community has started weighing in.

Juvenile arraigned in Eagle Creek fire cause

A 15-year-old boy has been arraigned in juvenile court on charges related to causing the Eagle Creek fire, according to a statement by John Sewell, Hood River County District Attorney.

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Fire hits hard at Underwood Fruit

A packing line and an estimated 100,000-150,000 boxes of pears were destroyed by Wednesday’s fire at the Underwood Fruit and Warehouse Company in Bingen and officials are scrambling to find a place to finish packing about 1,000 bins of pears.

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Celebrating 101: Centenarian saddles up for a birthday ride

It’s common for someone to drive a car, maintain a home, garden, travel, stay physically active and lend a helping hand in the community, but it’s less common at the age of 101.

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‘Fill Your Pantry’ market returns Nov. 4

Residents from around the Gorge can stock up on locally-grown produce and staples at the third annual Fill Your Pantry Market, hosted by the Rockford Grange in Hood River. More than 25 farms and food businesses will be present, offering shoppers a variety of Gorge grown produce, meats, grains, preserves, and more. Most vendors offer discounts for bulk purchases, making the market a great way to stock up on this year’s harvest and support local farms.

Master Gardeners take on Food Bank garden

The Central Gorge Master Gardeners have increased their involvement in serving the community by adding the Spirit of Grace Church-FISH Food Bank garden to its volunteer project activities.

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ATF takes on Underwood Fruit fire inquiry

Blaze destroys large part of Bingen facility on Wednesday morning

Underwood Fruit and Warehouse was heavily damaged by fire Wednesday, the second urban fire in less than three weeks in the Mid-Columbia Gorge, after the Hood River Kayak Shed fire Sept. 27.

Late night total bridge closure Tuesday, Oct. 24

The Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge will be closed to all traffic late Tuesday night, Oct. 24.

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Photos from the Oct. 18 Underwood Fruit fire

Photos from the Oct. 18 Underwood Fruit fire