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Neal Creek fire knocked down

ODF rules blaze ‘human caused’

Despite challenging terrain and hot conditions, firefighters quickly tackled a 15.5-acre blaze near Odell last week.

City hires Will Norris as director of finance

Also: big changes coming in local transit services

Will Norris is the new finance officer and assistant city manager for the City of Hood River.

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Dance in the streets: Mike’s celebrates 30 years with Aug. 13 block party

Mike’s Ice Cream, a downtown Hood River staple since it opened in 1986, has planned a free community block party for Aug. 13 from 6-10 p.m. to celebrate the store’s 30th anniversary.

Fair results 2016

Continued

4-H and Open Class divisions

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‘Harmony’ hits Families in the Park kick-off

The first in the 2016 Families in the Park series last Thursday saw a large turnout despite the summer heat, with plenty of food, music and fun for all.

Coming to the library: Vikki Claflin talk, more at Hood River Library

Local author Vikki Claflin will give a talk on her latest novel at the Hood River Library on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m.

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For CASA playhouse winner, bad bike ride, good news happen on same day

Anna Cavaleri, of Hood River, purchased just one ticket for the 2016 Columbia Gorge CASA playhouse raffle — but one was all it took.

Sheriff Log, Aug. 1 to 6

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

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Gorge markets plan National Farmers’ Market Week festivities

Healthy eating, hearty economy; SNAP accepted

National Farmers’ Market Week is Aug. 7-13, and all nine Gorge markets, from Parkdale to Trout Lake and Stevenson to Goldendale, are celebrating with special events like live music, market games and raffle prizes.

Sheriff Log, July 24 to 30

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

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New York man dies after Eagle Creek fall

A New York man fell to his death Tuesday evening at a waterfall near Cascade Locks, authorities said.

Upper valley farmers’ market returns to Mt. Hood Town Hall Aug. 11

The second of three upper valley farmers’ markets, held at the Mt. Hood Town Hall, takes place Thursday, Aug. 11, from 4-7 p.m.

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Lift span testing brings closures to Hood River Interstate bridge Aug. 10-12

Bridge closures are coming next week, Wednesday through Friday.

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The Ale List: New brewer and blueprints reshape Big Horse

Big Horse Brewery reshaping, Double Mountain gets Portland digs