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Fruit Galore: Plan ahead for these pear and apple events in HR Valley

The harvest is happening, and local orchardists are more than ready to provide you with all the fruit you need for canning, baking, or fresh eating.

Pet of the week: Doodle, aka ‘Mr. Funtimes’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Doodle as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

At WAAAM, they’ve been working on the railroad

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum has added a train car.

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Minor knocks out pole in Monday morning chase

Crash occurs at Ninth and State

A brief police chase early Monday morning ended suddenly when the juvenile driver of the pursued vehicle slammed directly into a power pole in Hood River, shearing the pole in half.

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The weather delivers: pear harvest looks plentiful

Pear harvest going well, countywide

The summer pear harvest is just finishing up, and overall, it looks very good.

Dog park list narrowed down

Parks-Rec focus is on undeveloped sites

An ad hoc committee formed to find a suitable location for a dog park in Hood River has narrowed down its list of potential sites and largely scrapped plans to place the facility on already existing park sites.

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New Parent Services celebrates 25 years

The idea was simple: New parents do not always have a local family support network.

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In the ‘sweet spot’ for growing fruit, Anne and Bernie Lerch enjoy staying small but diverse

The Hood River Valley is well-known its wines and vines now, but it wasn’t that way when Anne and Bernard Lerch purchased Hood River Vineyards and Winery in 1992. In those days, there were just three wineries in the entire Columbia River Gorge, and only a handful of vineyards.

School year starts Tuesday

With the new school year comes new start times and bus schedules for Hood River County School District students.

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State Street work will impede traffic

Downtown Urban Renewal gets going in earnest on Tuesday

After the Labor Day flags of Monday starts the flagging on Tuesday.

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HR’s second dispensary, Mountain View Naturals, opens

The city of Hood River is now home to not one, but two medical marijuana dispensaries.

Bomb threat closes HR Bridge Wednesday night

A bomb threat phoned in to law enforcement by an anonymous caller resulted in the temporary closure of the Hood River Bridge Wednesday night.

Cross Channel Swim is Monday

Undeterred by the distance (1.1 miles) or water temperature (average of 69 degrees), almost 500 hardy swimmers from around the world will again take the plunge this Labor Day during Hood River’s 72nd annual Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim.

Ways to eradicate invasive Puncturevine

Puncturevine is a sprawling annual plant that forms a dense mat with very sharp, spiny seed heads. This nasty weed has infiltrated Hood River County from the east, according to Jordan Kim, assistant manager of Hood River Soil and Water District.