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Chip-sealing restricts parking in Heights area

Monday through Wednesday, the City Public Works crew will be resurfacing the streets with a chip seal overlay on 10th Street ...

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Downed line, closures on 13th

A downed power line led to street closures at 13th and State.

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Life Beyond the Landfill: Renewal Workshop starts up CL factory

An eco-friendly factory has set up shop in Cascade Locks: The Renewal Workshop.

Robbery suspect has yet to enter plea

A Hood River man accused of robbing at gunpoint Jack’s Mini Market had a court appearance Tuesday in Wasco County but did not enter a plea as expected. A plea entry is anticipated by or before Sept. 20.

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Trail Runner magazine names Hood River among top trail towns

Other towns making the list include Jackson, Wyo., and Lake Placid, N.Y.

“Be on constant lookout for mountain bikes.” That’s one bit of advice about Hood River, termed “A Multi Sport Mecca,” in an article in the September 2016 Trail Runner magazine.

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Hood River Soaring: New nonprofit begins youth outreach program

There’s a new nonprofit in town encouraging community youth to reach for the sky. Quite literally.

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Portland climber dies at Dry Creek Falls

A Portland man fell to his death Saturday at Dry Creek Falls south of Cascade Locks, the second such fatality in Hood River County in August.

‘Cooling’ shelter open Sunday

Warming Shelter is reaching out once more to care for the unsheltered of the community.

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Lifted & loaded: HR Bridge vertical span back in action

Traffic periodically clogged the bridge this week while Port of Hood River engineers tested the structure’s lift span, but their work proved constructive.

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Mt. Hood Town Hall draws crowd

A large crowd gathered for the second Mt. Hood Town Hall farmers’ market this summer — they’re held every second Thursday of the month, July through September — which features fresh produce, arts and crafts, and live music with upper valley flair.

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Hood River Valley Residents Committee celebrates 39 years

Mike McCarthy serves as group’s new president

Hood River Valley Residents Committee hosted its 39th annual meeting at the Columbia Center for the Arts Aug. 7, with more than 85 supporters and friends in attendance.

Council positions up for vote in Hood River, Cascade Locks

Who will run for City Council in Hood River and Cascade Locks?

Hood River mayor convenes Aug. 17 summit on possible ban of plastic bags

The community is invited to join a discussion, convened by Mayor Paul Blackburn, about reducing consumption of single-use plastic carry out bags by barring their use in Hood River County retail stores and encouraging use of reuseable carry out bags made with other materials.

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The Ale List: Solog fest returns; Full Sail says ‘Aloha’ to Hawaii

It seems like something is happening at every brewery in the county these days.