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Hood River woman escapes apartment fire

Fire at Indian Creek Apts. remains under investigation

A Thursday night fire gutted a ground-floor apartment at Indian Creek Court Apartments on the Heights.

Building permits June 2014

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Pet of the week:Terrier Maury is the ‘total package’

Maury ... what a dog! Maury is about 10 years old, likely a rat terrier mix and a happy, perky fella!

EXTENSION REPORT: Got a grand champion squash? How to enter your local county fair

Could your spotless peppers or flawless flowers have what it takes to claim the blue ribbon at your county fair this summer?

Cascade Observations: What we leave behind

In 1979 author and illustrator David Macaulay produced an extremely clever book called “Motel of the Mysteries.” The publication of the book followed the Tutankhamen exhibit that toured the USA from 1976-79. The premise of the book was ingenious — archaeologists from the future uncover a strange complex of buildings of unknown origin.

Locals enjoy dog agility trials

Organizers and competitors of the recent American Kennel Club’s Dog Agility Competition raved about the beautiful setting at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, according to organizer Sue Gaulke of Hood River.

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Residents Committee hires Heather Staten

The Hood River Valley Residents Committee hired Heather Staten in early June to serve as its part time executive director.

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Truck stuck at Oak and Cascade

Jose Guzman of Guzman Towing maneuvers a Highway Transportation trailer weighing a total of 60,000 pounds after it got stuck Tuesday at the hairpin intersection of Oak and Cascade streets.

Possible decision on CL Port vacancy this week

The Port of Cascade Locks could make a decision this week on who will fill a seat on the port commission that has been vacant for over three months.

Naito hotel remand remains unresolved

City record to stay open for further evidence intake

In a debate that has now lasted well over a year, proponents and opponents of a development slated for the south shore of the Nichols Boat Basin continued their verbal sparring Monday evening during a public hearing over whether or not the proposal has met land use criteria.

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Community shines with the sun on 4th of July

Lions need funds for pyrotechnics and equipment

An air show, ski stunts and a dance team earned top honors on July 4.

Two arrested at gunpoint after high-speed I-84 chase

Oregon State Police and law enforcement agencies in Hood River and Wasco counties arrested two wanted persons at gunpoint following a high-speed chase on Interstate 84 Thursday.

City in need of planning commission applicants

The city of Hood River is looking to fill a vacancy on the Hood River Planning Commission that has been open for months, but so far, no one has been interested enough in the position.

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Speaker Boehner pays low-key visit to the Gorge

One of the best kept secrets in the Gorge was Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner’s visit July 2 to several locations including Hood River and Timberline.