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Pet of the Week: Bojangles looking for an active family

Bojangles has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week, and he is ready for a home! Volunteers say this boy is a 62 pound, 2-year-old Husky/Lab mix (they think).

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Parkhurst Place plans ‘thank you’ this week for fire first responders

Parkhurst Place Assisted Living invites the community to come to Parkhurst to sign “Thank You” cards for the first responders, starting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 21 through Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. The cards will be set up in the facility library and well-wishers may sign as many thank you cards as they would like.

Thanks, Firefighters

Words of thanks around the valley

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Granada Theater in The Dalles reopening with festivities

With work on the exterior of the Granada Theater now almost complete, the owners of the historic, 1929-era theater are ready to schedule a “Grand Opening Gala” in November.

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Clear sky opportunities: Things to do now that smoke has lifted in Gorge

Cancelled school and community events, and a general limitation of activity in the Gorge have been the norm since Sept. 2, thanks to the Eagle Creek fire.

CGCC board launches president search

Lori Ufford named for interim position starting Sept. 30

Board members at Columbia Gorge Community College this week selected a national search firm to lead the quest for a new president,

Flood alerts issued for new forest fire areas

With flash flood watches in effect for multiple areas of Oregon, be alert for landslides.

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‘Cascade Locks Strong' sets up shop online

Small businesses in Cascade Locks, have launched a “digital cash mob” campaign via CascadeLocksStrong.com.

Readers are asked: What did you pack?

Evacuation time is over in Hood River County, at least for now.

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Rain eases Eagle Creek Fire, evacuations lifted

Generous rain has somewhat calmed the 48,000-acre Eagle Creek Fire, which crews have nearly half-contained Tuesday.

Evacuations lifted for all Hood River Valley

The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is downgrading evacuation levels for the valley. Note that the west end of the county, including Cascade Locks, remains under a Level One (Get Ready) notice.

‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie Ball’ Oct. 7

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center hosts the annual “A Vintage Evening: Boot Scootin’ Boogie Ball” auction and fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 7.

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Weed of the month: English ivy

English ivy is a rapidly growing evergreen vine typically seen growing on hillsides, climbing trees, growing over fences and up the sides of houses. It out-competes other plants for soil, sunlight and water. English ivy can kill large trees by suffocating their trunks and weighing down branches. A mature English ivy plant can weigh up to 2,100 pounds, with trunk-like stems that can be nearly a foot thick.

Introduction to geocaching meeting Sept. 30 in Parkdale

Are you new to geocaching? Have you been geocaching awhile but want to pick up additional tips? Are you an experienced geocacher who is willing to share knowledge and team up with beginners to lend a hand?

Smithsonian’s ‘Museum Day Live!’ celebrated at local museums

Enjoy free admission for two on Saturday, Sept. 23 to Columbia Gorge Discovery Center or Fort Dalles Museum as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual “Museum Day Live!” when you present a ticket downloaded from Smithsonian.com/museumday.

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