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Your guide to July 4 weekend celebrations

Two parades, two flyovers, two fireworks shows.

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Wyden calls out USFS over stalled Mt. Hood landswap

Sen. Ron Wyden joked at Saturday’s town hall meeting that “there’s no script, no teleprompters” in his town halls. The Hood River town hall, his 734th, was a wide-ranging forum attended by about 75 people. Wyden discussed trade, education, infrastructure, Medicare reform, foreign policy, oil train transport and many other issues, but when it came to stalled land swap between Mt. Hood Meadows and US Forest Service, Wyden was clearly working without a script.

Leos reschedule bottle drive July 11

Hood River Valley Leos have their monthly bottle and can collection on the first Saturday of each month.

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Tuesday crash near Odell

All occupants escaped serious injury in this two-car head-on crash Tuesday at about 1 p.m. at Highway 35 and Willow Flat Road.

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Sheriff reports high speed chase and shooting on I-84 in Hood River

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office reported a high speed chase on I-84 at Hood River at 7 p.m. Monday night, which ended in the suspect shooting himself.

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Moving 4th-ward: Four facts for a safe, fun, litter-free celebration

Hood River County hosts two parades that are definitely kid-friendly.

Enter parenting pix contest by June 30

There is still time to share your photos of summer fun with the community, in a photo contest sponsored The Next Door Inc.

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Dr. Kristen Dillon named director of Gorge Coordinated Care Organization

PacificSource Community Solutions has hired Kristen Dillon, M.D., as director of the Columbia Gorge Coordinated Care Organization. Dillon will also serve as associate medical director for Medicaid programs.

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Health, comfort, efficiency measures allow homes to work better

‘Total Home Performance’ helps Parkdale homeowner stay cool and comfortable

Summer is definitely here, long after the first waves of hot weather. Many of us will spend the coming months doing our best to stay cool and protected from the hot sun. For Rick Anderson, staying cool is not just about comfort — it’s critical to keep his multiple sclerosis symptoms in check.

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Church News: Valley Worship Center honors Stephen Nance

On Father’s Day, June 21, members and leadership of Valley Worship Center honored long time member and resident of the Mid-Columbia, Stephen R. Nance, for 41 years of service as the church Secretary/Treasurer and Bookkeeper.

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‘Water is survival': County Commission declares drought

Three main irrigation districts request users cut back by 25 percent

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a countywide drought declaration at a special meeting Wednesday. The resolution will go to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk for executive action.

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100°⁰and up?

Stay cool as you can, keep safety rules in mind

Dangerously hot weather is predicted for Oregon and Southwest Washington through Sunday.

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Ailene Hibbard keeps history alive for News staff

You’re on deadline and you really should have done your research earlier, but you’ve been pulled a hundred ways all week (excuses!) and you’re just now getting to your story. Which is due in four hours. And okay, you’re panicking more than a little bit. Because this is going to be impossible.

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Driver sought in Dethman Ridge crash

Hood River County Sheriff’s Department is still looking for the driver of this vehicle that went off a 50-foot embankment Tuesday on Dethman Ridge Road near Odell Highway.

Prevention Program thanks its supporters

Prevention supporters said one goodbye and issued numerous thank yous on June 16 at an appreciation luncheon at China Gorge Restaurant sponsored by the Hood River county Prevention Department.