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Saturday Spotlight: Matt Luchsinger lives a ruff life

Hood River is a great place for dogs and dog owners, with plenty of hiking and recreation opportunities and a wonderful dog-friendly attitude exhibited by many local businesses.

WINGS holds ‘Starry Starry Night’ fundraiser Aug. 8 at Lakecliff B&B

WINGS Program provides housing, job training and support formerly homeless young men and women from the Gorge. WINGS’ next fundraiser is called “Starry Starry Nights” and will be, Aug. 8 at Lakecliff Bed & Breakfast at 5 p.m.

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Gorge Grown Farmer’s Market comes to Hawks Ridge Fridays

Gorge Grown Mobile Farmers’ Market is making a stop at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Center on Fridays from 4-6 p.m. on the south lawn. The next market will be held July 24. Everyone is invited to attend.

Elderly Long-Term Care: Ombudsman training a first for the Gorge

Gretchen Jordan, Coordinator of Volunteers, Oregon Long Term Care Ombudsman, has an opportunity that hasn’t been seen before in Hood River or Wasco counties: A volunteer training to be held in The Dalles Aug. 12-13, Aug. 26-27 and Sept. 10, at a location to be announced.

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Fair opens today

Fun comes in many forms, from carnival rides to cake contests, at Hood River County Fair, July 22-25.

‘It’s dry out there:’ Parkdale, Wy’east firefighters respond to pair of challenging fires

Two fires, each hard to get to in their own ways, challenged local firefighters in the past week.

Cascade Locks Charburger changes name

Bridgeside is the new name of the former Charburger, a Cascade Locks restaurant with a history stretching over a half-century. The fresh name reflects a new vision for this popular tourist stop, while much will remain the same and be familiar to long-time customers.

Pacific Power issues telephone scam alert

Pacific Power is warning its customers and the public of a phone scam targeting utility customers in the Northwest where criminals posing as utility customer service agents are trying to get money and steal personal information.

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Governor Brown Q & A

‘We’re going to need to take proactive measures,’ Kate Brown says of drought and other effects of global warming

Oregon Governor Kate Brown sat down with the Hood River News editorial board Friday morning to discuss the prescient issues Oregon faces, part of her day-long visit to Hood River.

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Belinda Ballah guides Prevention Department

Belinda Ballah, the County’s new Prevention Department Director, brings a fresh perspective and longtime community experience, to helping Hood River kids grow up healthy.

Lila May’s party on Friday receives lots more help

The July 31 prom-birthday party for Lila May Schow, who is about to turn 5, is getting bigger.

Sheriff Log, July 6 to 19

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River

Police Log, July 6 to 12

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

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Pet of the week: Puppy Caramello ready for forever family

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Caramello as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

Sheriff’s Office to provide info at Hood River County Fair

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office has been preparing for the Hood River County Fair for months. This is one of the largest public outreach opportunities for the Sheriff’s Office every year.