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Soroptimist ‘Live Your Dream’: Applicants sought for cash awards

Soroptimist International of Hood River and Mt. Adams are looking for five Gorge area women who are heads of households to receive $1,500 Live Your Dream Awards to continue their education. Applications are now available at the White Salmon Library and the Hood River Library. The applications are due by Dec. 1.

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‘At Home on Oak’ set to close

At the end of February, a longtime downtown business will close its doors.

HR stylist back from Fashion Week in NYC

For Kalyn Benaroya, stylist and owner of Clutch Hair Co., working backstage at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) has become a yearly excursion.

Conifers naturally shed needles in the fall

Watching trees turn shades of orange, red and yellow is part of the magic of autumn, but seeing needles on conifers fade to yellow and fall to the ground can be unnerving.

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Copters contest: Drones, RC Flyers take over Barrett Park

Tiny aircraft swooped through hoops and raced through the sky at Barrett Park Saturday.

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Shelter Services gear up for winter season

With a new name and leadership, Warming Shelter seeks a home for 2016-17 and for the future

Headlines in the Hood River News eight years ago told of a homeless person who froze to death on a sidewalk in Hood River. This became a wake-up call for a group of people connected to GEM (Gorge Ecumenical Ministries). The Hood River Warming Shelter Steering committee was formed and the Warming Shelter opened in December 2012.

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'The story has another chapter': first Indigenous Peoples' Day observed

Reconciliation and remembrance were held forth along with gifts in Monday’s first ever Indigenous People Day in Hood River, attended by about 70 people at Overlook Memorial Park.

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This weekend brings Harvest Fest, Gorge Fruit Fair

Tents cover most of the grounds at Hood River Harvest Fest, so the forecasted rainy weather will only slightly dampen one of the community’s biggest events.

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New interim fire chief: Leonard Damian

Interim fire chief Leonard Damian stands in front of Ty Taylor Fire Station, headquarters of the Hood River Fire and EMS Department.

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The Ale List: Baerlic, Solera gain top of the Hops

More than 4,750 fresh-hop beer lovers came to Hood River on Sept. 24 for the 13th annual Hood River Hops Fest, the Pacific Northwest’s largest fresh-hop beer festival. A total of 49 Oregon, Washington and California breweries — the most ever to be featured at Hood River Hops Fest — participated, with 63 original seasonal fresh-hop beers on tap.

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Puff Factory deep under construction in Odell

The pieces of The Puff Factory are coming together.

Hood River man arraigned on heroin dealing, firearm charges

A Hood River man accused of dealing heroin was arrested Wednesday at his motorhome in the Post Canyon Drive area.

Solid waste: City Council hears plan on Oct. 11

Hood River’s City Council will discuss and vote on changing its franchise agreement with Hood River Garbage to include a new roll cart program for waste collection.

Indigenous Day: City, church host Oct. 10 gatherings

The City of Hood River celebrates its first Indigenous People’s Day gathering at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 at Second and State streets, Overlook Memorial Park.

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Mentors needed for BBBS and Mentors for Success

Calling all men in the Columbia Gorge! The Next Door is looking for 30 men in 30 days who are ready to say yes to mentoring!