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Patty Lara-Martinez extends library service to all

Patty Lara-Martinez has been the outreach specialist for the Hood River County Library District since December 2011. And while you may recognize her from the Parkdale and Hood River libraries, her range also extends into Odell — where no branch exists.

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Retail marijuana dawns in Hood River

Curious customers young and old flocked to Hood River’s dispensaries Thursday to take part in a memorable day for Oregon — the first day of legal retail marijuana sales.

Sheriff Log, Sept. 20 to 27

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

Police Log, Sept. 21 to 27

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

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Pet of the Week: Angelina still waiting for her forever home

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

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Soil Solutions renovates former HR Glass building

Renovations continue on a 65-year-old Heights building that, while serving anew as an office, continues its tradition as a hands-dirty place of business.

‘Honoring our Rivers’ seeks young writers

As kids say goodbye to summer and return to school, many will have great memories of fishing, swimming, boating, or just being next to a special river.

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Pie with the Mayor

The third “Pie with the Mayor” gathering drew a total of 10 people to Pine Street Bakery Monday for the chance to have a face-to-face sit-down with Mayor Paul Blackburn.

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Free ‘Mommy Wellness’ begins at Hood River Therapy

Mommies and their babies — or pregnant moms-to-be — are invited to attend a free Mommy Wellness Program at Hood River Therapy, 2690 May Street, on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m.

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Limited sales of retail pot legal Thursday

Oregon’s early recreational marijuana sales program sprouts Thursday — starting Oct. 1, Hood River’s four medical marijuana dispensaries will be permitted to sell small amounts of cannabis to customers who don’t have a medical card.

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Indian Creek Fire is nearly out

Cause still unknown in Sunday blaze that scorched sections of popular trail

This one could have been far worse.

County to meet on short-term rentals

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners will convene Wednesday evening to hear a report by ECONorthwest on short-term rentals outside the city’s urban growth boundary and determine the county’s next step.

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‘Resurgence’ wins

Rat Rod crew chief Gary Fisher, center right, confers with other Resurrected Rust Garage members as they transform disparate parts into Resurgence, the 2015 winner of the Rat Rod Magazine buildoff, a national contest.

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Fire closes Indian Creek Trail

Firefighters continue to fight the Indian Creek fire Monday morning, after controlling the portion of the blaze on the south side of the creek Sunday night.