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Family scrapbook offers detailed account of Hood River County’s World War II sacrifices through news clippings

In August 1944, Grace Paasch, lifelong Pine Grove resident, started a scrapbook that would span the course of World War II.

Warming Shelter to open early due to projected inclement weather

Due to the projected weather forecast, the Hood River Warming Shelter will open on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. at Mid Columbia Center for Living.

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For Celia Smith, cutting hair ‘doesn’t feel like coming to work’

When Celia Smith started out as a beautician 28 years ago, it wasn’t in the iconic A-frame near the fire station in downtown Odell where she’s worked more than two decades.

Police Log, Oct. 27 to Nov. 2

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

Meals with Meaning: Gorge Soup and other groups host food events for good causes

Gorge Soup events will be Nov. 11 for adults and Feb. 26, 2015, for kids.

Uncle: Mom of boy found dead got psychiatric care

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An uncle of a 6-year-old autistic boy found dead after his mother told police she threw him from a bridge on the Oregon coast says the woman had been under intense emotional distress for years while caring for the child and more recently for her disabled husband.

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The geography of Hood River County’s vote

Precinct-by-precinct breakdown shows political divisions

The narrative that has dominated this year’s midterm elections coverage has seemed to focus on two things: the sweeping victories enjoyed by the Republican Party and relatively low voter turnout.

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Blackburn voted Hood River Mayor

Chuck Thomsen, Mark Johnson, Greg Walden win re-election

Paul Blackburn will be the next mayor of Hood River, defeating Greg Colt by a 2-to-1 margin in the Nov. 4 General Election.

When and where to enroll for HR Christmas Project

Hood River County Christmas Project coordinator Bruce Holmson has announced registration dates for the upcoming 2014 holiday season. According to Holmson, the main purpose of the program is to provide assistance with holiday food and children’s gifts, during the Christmas holidays, to low-income families living within Hood River County.

Gorge Food industry forum planned for Nov. 18 in HR

Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD), Washington State University and Gorge Grown Food Network are hosting a forum about the current and future state of value-added food processing industry in the Gorge on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River.

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Pet of the week: Sugar is ready to play, snuggle

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Sugar as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:

Parkdale News: Parkdale Grange will honor Veterans on their day

For the last several years, the Parkdale Grange ladies have been baking up more than just blueberry muffins on Veteran’s Day.

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Murder suspect Soto-Quintana won’t see court until next year

A Hood River man accused of murdering the mother of his child won’t go before a judge again until next year following the conclusion of a court appearance on Monday that provided no new information on the crime.

‘Meet the Patels’ highlights Independent Film Fest

Art Center, Andrew’s and HR Hotel host Nov. 7-9 screenings

Columbia Center for the Arts will present the third annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River Nov. 7-9.

Beware of scam targeting Hood River utility customers

Pacific Power is warning the public of a phone scam targeting utility customers in the Hood River area where imposters posing as customer service agents are trying to get money and steal personal information.