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HRV senior wins medals in Food and Sewing at Oregon State Fair

Gaby Santa Cruz, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, brought home two grand champion prizes from the Oregon State Fair this summer.

Oregon’s drought taking toll on conifers

Conifer trees are struggling in Oregon's recent drought streak.

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Pollinators: students create art with function

An innovative arts-meets-ag project is now in place at Hood River FISH Food Bank garden on Tucker Road, in a collaboration with Hood River County students, and the Arts in Education of the Gorge, directed by Shelley Toon Lindberg.

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Masks can’t hide smiles as United Way celebrates on Sept. 22

The Columbia Gorge United Way Masquerade Ball happens Sept. 22 at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, and while the event is expected to be sold out, a few seats may be available by emailing unitedway@gorge.net or calling 541-386-6100.

Valley apple tour comes on Oct. 1

Learn where your apples, cider, and other foodstuffs come from with the Hood River Watershed Group with a look at apple production in the Hood River Valley. The tour will be held Saturday, Oct. 1.

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A memorial climb

On Sept. 11, the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the east coast, volunteers and paid staff of the City of Hood River Fire and EMS donned turnouts and tanks and did a commemorative stair climb starting at Overlook Memorial Park at Second and State.

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Pasture fire near Parkdale extinguished

A fire burned a quarter acre of brush on a rural property at Boneboro Drive, north of Parkdale, on Friday afternoon.

Mosier Senior Center hosts harvest craft fair, looking for vendors

The Mosier Senior Center is planning its first-ever Harvest Craft Fair for Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors are now being sought.

Police Log, Aug. 29 to Sept. 10

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

Sheriff Log, Sept. 4 to 9

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

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Next Door seeks men to mentor in ’30 Men in 30 Days’ campaign

Calling all men in the Columbia Gorge! Join The Next Door, Inc., for the kick-off of its “30 Men in 30 Days” mentor recruitment campaign on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Andrew’s Pizza, downtown Hood River. Enjoy free pizza, beer, a showing of “Remember the Titans,” and prizes. This event is only for men 21 and older.

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‘Mommy Wellness’ fall term classes begin next week

Mothers and their babies, from birth to 2 years old, are the focus of a series of free Mommy Wellness classes that begin at Hood River Therapy, 2690 May St., on Tuesdays from Sept. 20 through Nov. 8.

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CL Port plans electronic tolling amid ‘unusual’ traffic boost

Traffic surged this year at Bridge of the Gods, prompting the Port of Cascade Locks to hone in its pursuit of an automated toll system.

County Board sets final vote on STR rules

Hood River County Board of Commissioners on Monday tagged the end of their deliberations on rules for short term rentals outside of city limits.

Annual Pig Bowl returns Saturday

The 14th annual Pig Bowl, a friendly flag football game between Oregon and Washington law enforcement officer teams, will be Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Wahtonka Football Field.