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Citizen group rises to oppose Westside plan

A new citizen group has formed to oppose the proposed City of Hood River’s Westside Concept Plan.

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Defeat the Heat: Officials urge safe beach use, paddling preparedness

Hood River faces temperatures around 98 degrees Saturday, with no tailing cooldown — Sunday may rear up as a scorcher in the triple digits.

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Culvert repair project at Indian Creek will begin June 26

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will make repairs starting Monday to the culvert under OR 281 (12th Street), which has become damaged over time. This culvert carries Indian Creek below the highway.

Students from Hood River selected for China trip

Two Hood River Valley High School students will attend the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp.

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Art of Community revised

Revisions to the Art of Community walking tour (aka Big Art) gallery, now in its third-year, are complete.

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Shoreline trail widened under HR Bridge

Shoreline Trail got special attention this month, with new paving and safety improvements.

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County will acquire 400 forest acres

Board adopts construction excise tax

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners decided Monday to purchase two tracts of forest land totaling 400 acres from a private timber company, Weyerhaeuser, for $1.78 million.

Fight leads to reported stabbing in Cascade Locks

A man and woman from Cascade Locks were flown to a Portland hospital Saturday evening for treatment of stab wounds after the two had been fighting at their home, officials said.

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CenterPointe plans merger with Inland Bank

Shareholders of CenterPointe Community Bank will meet July 6 in Hood River to vote on a merger with Inland Northwest Bank based in Spokane, Wash.

Former Hood River resident dies in wreck on I-84

By NEITA CECIL, The Dalles Chronicle

Jason M. Degeus, 25, of The Dalles, died early Sunday when his vehicle crashed and caught fire on Interstate 84 eastbound, at milepost 73.

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‘Insanely photographic’ Hood River

Historic Highway, Trillium Lake also gain online favors

Just in time for the summer rush: The web site Culture Trip has revealed its list of “The Most Beautiful Towns to Visit in Each U.S. State” and Hood River has been named the most beautiful in Oregon.

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Racer visits

Allie Ferrick, Class of 2013 at Hood River Valley High School, and Mazda Miata circuit racer, talks to Westside students during the school field day on June 15.

Westside School thanks West Side Fire District

Towards the end of every school year, Westside Elementary School recognizes the volunteers at the school who provide a tremendous amount of support, notes principal Bill Newton. “This year, Westside Elementary recognized the West Side Volunteer Fire Department as our Volunteers of the Year.

Independence Day events coordinator: ‘You don’t want to miss July 4 activities’

July 4 coordinator Tom Yates writes, “With July 4th event posters printed by the Hood River Chamber of Commerce, I had a pleasant time lately walking the business areas of our county, handing out the posters. I talked to a whole lot of nice people!"

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Making Noise at the Library

“It’s okay to make some noise in the library,” Rachael Fox, above, tells members of the Chamber of Commerce at the June 16 monthly “Coffee Clatter” event in the reading room at the Hood River Library branch.

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