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Hood River City Council acts on affordable housing shortage Monday

Citizens concerned with housing issues filled every chair, including 30 or so in the hallway, Monday in one of the most heavily-attended Hood River City Council meetings in memory.

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One summer, two Eagle Scout projects soar

Two Hood River teens set out this summer with a goal — to knock out their Eagle Scout projects, lend their community a hand, and earn that high-flying rank.

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Family seeks matching support for Ken Tamura’s legacy

When Ken Tamura was diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous liver tumor his thoughts turned immediately to protecting his family and how he could perhaps continue to serve his community even after he left life behind.

Thirsty hikers walk out, after two trail rescues

‘Reach and Treat’ system responding

Back country rescues are part of life in the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood region, regardless of the time of year.

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Gorge Peace Village returns with 200 students, faculty

Campers from around the Gorge came to the eighth annual Columbia Gorge Peace Village this week to participate in what has become a summer traditional at Mosier Community School.

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2015 HR County Fair 4-H, Open Class results, completed

Thus ends the publication of Fair results for 2015. Our thanks to Clara Rice, Hood River County Fair manager, and department managers, and Debbie McDonald of OSU Extension Service, along with Abby Walker for typesetting.

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CASA playhouse raffle underway

The 2015 Columbia Gorge CASA Play House Raffle is underway and will be available to view at First Friday in Hood River on August 7.

Mount Hood Gardens hosts Green Drinks

Join Gorge Owned (GO!) for Green Drinks Aug. 19, 5:30-7 p.m. at Mount Hood Gardens, Inc., 1570 Orchard Road, an award winning garden and landscape company, and learn about how they have been beautifying, designing and installing parks and private gardens in the Columbia River Gorge for almost 30 years.

Farm Bureau seeks photos of Oregon agriculture

Oregon Farm Bureau invites the public to submit photos for its 2016 Oregon’s Bounty calendar through September 15.

Sheriff Log, July 20 to Aug. 6

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

City Council holds hearing on strategies for housing

Monday brings the public’s chance to let Hood River elected officials know their views on proposed city government strategies on affordable housing.

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Recreational pot sales easing in statewide Oct. 1

Third medical marijuana dispensary opens downtown

Just months before early recreational marijuana sales germinate across Oregon, a third medical marijuana dispensary comes to Hood River.

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Bob Dill sails new path with handcrafted guitars

Bob Dill, of Mosier, likes to build.

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Judge sets murder suspect Nichols’ bail at $200,000

Following an intensive three-day bail hearing, a judge set Eagle Creek murder suspect Stephen Nichols’ cash bail at $200,000 Wednesday morning.