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Schools forum Sept. 4

Education officer Dr. Nancy Golden speaks at CGCC

State Chief Education Officer Dr. Nancy Golden and other state and local education leaders will join Rep. Mark Johnson in a forum on education scheduled for Sept. 4 in Hood River.

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Regional health workers certified

It all started with El Nino Sana.

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New Parent Services celebrates 25 years

The idea was simple: New parents do not always have a local family support network.

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In the ‘sweet spot’ for growing fruit, Anne and Bernie Lerch enjoy staying small but diverse

The Hood River Valley is well-known its wines and vines now, but it wasn’t that way when Anne and Bernard Lerch purchased Hood River Vineyards and Winery in 1992. In those days, there were just three wineries in the entire Columbia River Gorge, and only a handful of vineyards.

School year starts Tuesday

With the new school year comes new start times and bus schedules for Hood River County School District students.

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State Street work will impede traffic

Downtown Urban Renewal gets going in earnest on Tuesday

After the Labor Day flags of Monday starts the flagging on Tuesday.

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HR’s second dispensary, Mountain View Naturals, opens

The city of Hood River is now home to not one, but two medical marijuana dispensaries.

Bomb threat closes HR Bridge Wednesday night

A bomb threat phoned in to law enforcement by an anonymous caller resulted in the temporary closure of the Hood River Bridge Wednesday night.

Light Wave wins Telly for ‘Hope 2014’ video

The 35th Annual Telly Awards has named Light Wave Communications as a Bronze winner for the video titled “Vision of Hope 2014,” which focuses on HAVEN’s efforts to prevent sexual and domestic violence in the Columbia Gorge.

Cross Channel Swim is Monday

Undeterred by the distance (1.1 miles) or water temperature (average of 69 degrees), almost 500 hardy swimmers from around the world will again take the plunge this Labor Day during Hood River’s 72nd annual Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim.

Ways to eradicate invasive Puncturevine

Puncturevine is a sprawling annual plant that forms a dense mat with very sharp, spiny seed heads. This nasty weed has infiltrated Hood River County from the east, according to Jordan Kim, assistant manager of Hood River Soil and Water District.

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Bomb threat temporarily closes Hood River Bridge Wednesday night

A bomb threat phoned in to law enforcement by an anonymous caller resulted in the temporary closure of the Hood River Bridge Wednesday night.

OWEB offers grants for watershed health

Do you have natural resource concerns on your property, but don’t have the funds to fix them?

Grange workshops show ways to ‘preserve the hunt’

As part of the ‘2014 Community Resiliency’ series organized by Stevenson Grange #121, the public is cordially invited to “Preserving the Hunt” presented by Master Food Preserver, Linda Peppers on Saturday, Aug. 30.

Oregon Food Bank alerts recipients to nut butter recall

Oregon Food Bank is alerting recipients of food through the Oregon Food Bank Network and associated partner agencies, pantries and community kitchens of a voluntary recall of almond butter and peanut butter due to a potential Salmonella contamination.

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