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Traffic delays expected in HR and Odell

Paving and excavation work in Hood River and Odell happen in the next two weeks.

Wildfires spread haze throughout the state

Smoke from wildfires currently burning in the southern, central and eastern regions of Oregon has spread throughout most of the state, the Oregon Department of Forestry reported, reducing visibility, but having minor impacts on air quality.

Judge Ostrye takes oath, seat on bench

Judge Karen Ostrye was sworn into office as the new Circuit Court Judge Aug.1 in Hood River Circuit Courtroom.

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A connecting ritual

An airborne arc of water tossed in Monday’s event suggests the connections

The 50 people gathered Monday for the health of the Columbia River invoked the names of many rivers and waterways where they had lived or had seen human impacts: the Pacific Ocean and Great Lakes, San Francisco Bay, Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake Bay, Columbia, Willamette, Mississippi, Colorado, Merced, Potomac, Thames, James, Shannon, and the Mekong.

CGRA sails through busy summer

The Columbia Gorge Racing Association is gearing up for a busy next few weeks of sailing in Cascade Locks.

Habitat groups merge: one group serves three counties

The region’s Habitat for Humanity groups are merging into one Gorge-wide organization, following the hand-up-not-hand-out philosophy of the global organization.

Breastfeeding in synch: ‘Big Latch On’ happens Aug. 2

Nationwide, thousands of breastfeeding women and their babies and children will participate in the Big Latch On, a synchronized breastfeeding event in multiple locations around the world.

Vigil for river planned Monday

A multi-faith prayer vigil for the Columbia River takes place at 6 p.m. Monday at Waterfront Park.

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CASA welcomes new volunteers

Five new advocates have joined Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

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Spotting some big assists at the County Fair

It’s a community gathering like no other.

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CL putting ‘For Sale’ sign on old fire hall

The city of Cascade Locks is making another attempt to sell the city’s old fire hall, the windows of which have largely been dark since the city opened and began using its new fire hall on the east end of Wa Na Pa Street years ago.

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Near Parkdale, Tannenbaums bring ‘Nature’s Finest’ to valley

Ronny and Ellen Tannenbaum have only been farming in the Hood River Valley for a couple of years, but their farm, Nature’s Finest, is quickly gaining a following.

Committee to vet dog park sites

Multiple properties on initial park list

An ad hoc committee will be examining several properties both in and outside the Hood River city limits over the next week or more to determine their feasibility as possible dog park sites for public use.

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Fire chars part of Indian Creek Trail

Neighbors knock down blaze with hoses

A ground fire along Indian Creek is under investigation after it flared along the popular Indian Creek trail Thursday afternoon, with no damage to property.

Friends of HRW appeal Naito ruling

Appeal heard at Aug. 11 council meeting

A hotel and retail development slated for the south end of the Nichols Boat Basin is on hold once again after opponents appealed a decision by the Hood River Planning Commission that would have allowed the project to move forward.