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Hood River woman, 91, fatally struck by pickup

A 91-year-old woman died after a pickup truck struck her Tuesday afternoon in front of her home on Barrett Drive.

Hood River City Council to hold Monday hearing on short term rentals

Hood River City Council meets Monday at 6 p.m. and will hold a hearing on proposed additions to Title 5 of the Municipal Code, which sets down licensing, fee and registration requirements for operating short-term rental properties in the city.

Hood River County trail committee meets Sept. 28

Hood River County Forestry Department has scheduled a regular meeting of the Forest Recreation Trail Committee.

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Police investigate fight at Walmart

Hood River Police are investigating an “altercation” at Walmart that took place Thursday afternoon.

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Columbia Gorge CROP Walk this Saturday

The 27th annual Columbia Gorge CROP Walk takes place this Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning and ending at ending at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road. Registration for the 5k, 10k or 1-mile walk begins at 9 a.m.

BCI Group holds individual health insurance enrollment workshop Sept. 29

BCI Group was awarded three grants from the State of Oregon to assist individuals in the Columbia Gorge community with enrolling in individual health insurance. The grant funding allows BCI Group to invest in technology and allocate resources specifically to help residents of Hood River, The Dalles and beyond efficiently enroll in Oregon’s health insurance marketplace.

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New Historic Hwy. Trail segment dedication Saturday

The shady 1.2-mile segment of trail begins west of Hood River at Starvation Creek Trailhead.

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The end of Morrison Park?

City looks to rezone disc golf course for affordable housing

Morrison Park has been the site of Hood River’s disc golf course for over a decade, but in the coming years, it may have a different use: affordable housing.

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School District: bonds sell at a premium

On Sept. 13, the Hood River County School District (HRCSD) closed on the sale of $57.2 million of voter-supported bonds.

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In the Lupulus: As in Hops, and all you need to know for the Sept. 24 festival


Hood River Hops Fest, a showcase for fresh hopped ale, has evolved into one of Oregon’s premier beer events.

Caregiver workshop offered

Providence Volunteers in Action, a program of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, and the Area Agency on Aging, a program of Mid-Columbia Council of Governments, are cohosting Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week workshop beginning in October.

Sheriff Log, Sept. 11 to 17

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

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Music fest, triathlon merge their energies

Two events, and the common elements of art and exercise, overlapped last weekend in ways that showed how nimble and creative the Hood River community can be.

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Performing Arts Initiative hosts second town hall

Performing Arts Initiative is holding its second Town Hall meeting on Sunday Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the AniChe Winetasting Room, 301 Oak St. in Hood River (formerly Venue 301 and the Butler Bank Building).

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Prosit! Oktoberfest and Hops Fest happen Saturday

Downtown will be a beer drinker’s paradise on Saturday, with two events open to families happening simultaneously a few blocks apart. The first Oktoberfest at Hood River Elks Lodge, Third and Cascade, runs 4 to 9 p.m. Admission is free for all ages.