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CGRA sails through busy summer

The Columbia Gorge Racing Association is gearing up for a busy next few weeks of sailing in Cascade Locks.

Habitat groups merge: one group serves three counties

The region’s Habitat for Humanity groups are merging into one Gorge-wide organization, following the hand-up-not-hand-out philosophy of the global organization.

Breastfeeding in synch: ‘Big Latch On’ happens Aug. 2

Nationwide, thousands of breastfeeding women and their babies and children will participate in the Big Latch On, a synchronized breastfeeding event in multiple locations around the world.

Vigil for river planned Monday

A multi-faith prayer vigil for the Columbia River takes place at 6 p.m. Monday at Waterfront Park.

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CASA welcomes new volunteers

Five new advocates have joined Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

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Spotting some big assists at the County Fair

It’s a community gathering like no other.

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CL putting ‘For Sale’ sign on old fire hall

The city of Cascade Locks is making another attempt to sell the city’s old fire hall, the windows of which have largely been dark since the city opened and began using its new fire hall on the east end of Wa Na Pa Street years ago.

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Near Parkdale, Tannenbaums bring ‘Nature’s Finest’ to valley

Ronny and Ellen Tannenbaum have only been farming in the Hood River Valley for a couple of years, but their farm, Nature’s Finest, is quickly gaining a following.

Committee to vet dog park sites

Multiple properties on initial park list

An ad hoc committee will be examining several properties both in and outside the Hood River city limits over the next week or more to determine their feasibility as possible dog park sites for public use.

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Fire chars part of Indian Creek Trail

Neighbors knock down blaze with hoses

A ground fire along Indian Creek is under investigation after it flared along the popular Indian Creek trail Thursday afternoon, with no damage to property.

Friends of HRW appeal Naito ruling

Appeal heard at Aug. 11 council meeting

A hotel and retail development slated for the south end of the Nichols Boat Basin is on hold once again after opponents appealed a decision by the Hood River Planning Commission that would have allowed the project to move forward.

Mid Valley News: Wy’east school library will be open Aug. 8, Aug. 21

El Mercado del Valle was closed July 26 because of the Hood River County Fair, but rest assured, it will be back Aug. 2 in the covered play area at Mid Valley Elementary. The market will have a new time — 3 to 7 p.m. — for the rest of the summer; the market ends Sept. 20.

Roots and Branches: Meeting friends, and life, face to face

Saturday night brought part of the family out on our deck for some catch up conversation with Cheyenne Humphrey, a nursing school graduate who interned with our office several years ago

Parkdale News: Hard work pays off for upper valley 4-H, FFA

This year’s Hood River County Fair turned out to be a bountiful one for Upper Valley 4-H’ers and FFA students, many of whom came home with Champion and Grand Champion ribbons for their efforts The students’ animals are judged in two categories, the first one is Confirmation, meaning the breeding, look and salability of the animal at auction, the other is Showmanship, or how the student presents and handles their animal in front of the judge and how much knowledge they have about it, from parts of their animal to particular diseases and treatments for them.

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Peace Walk visits Gorge with call for nuclear-free world

A quiet call to peace brought two Buddhist monks and friends to Hood River Monday.

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