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Community invited to Lila May’s party Friday

The July 31 prom-birthday party for Lila May Schow, who is about to turn 5, will be in the Butler Bank Building, 301 Oak St., starting at 6 p.m.

Parenting photo contest winning entries on display

Eight photos have been selected as winners of the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Awareness photo contest.

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Students show creativity in 4H displays, contests

Hood River County Fair 4H results

And so begins our annual coverage of the Hood River County Fair results. Look for further results in upcoming issues of the News.

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United Way of Gorge hands out 2014 money, with youngsters’ help

United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) allocated funding to 35 local non-profit programs in Klickitat, Hood River, Wasco and Skamania counties at the annual agency social July 23 at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

Projects start on May Avenue, freeway

City starts work on ‘safe route;’ ODOT will reduce traffic to single-lane on I-84

The City of Hood River has announced that the May Street Safe Route to School Project is scheduled to begin Aug. 3.

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‘End of an Era:' Rasmussen’s offer last chance to see farm, buy a memory

Lynn and Dollie Rasmussen are selling Rasmussen’s Farms, but the public will have one last opportunity to see the well-known Pine Grove landmark.

Police Log, July 20 to 26

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

Pet of the Week: Ki is athletic, gentle and devoted

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Ki as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

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Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.

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Northwest set to train for monster quake

If doomsday watchers are correct, any minute now the I-5 corridor and everything west of it, from Vancouver, B.C. to northern California, will be toast. Burnt, crumbled toast.

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Mt. Adams Institute receives $531,000 AmeriCorps Grant

TROUT LAKE — The Mt. Adams Institute, based in Trout Lake, Wash., was awarded over half a million dollars to fund its VetsWork program for military veterans interested in careers in public lands and natural resources management. Funding for the program comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps).

Unemployment steady in Hood River, Wasco counties

Seasonally adjusted unemployment held steady through June — Hood River County remained statewide champion with a 4.3 percent ranking as Oregon’s lowest county, and Wasco County’s 5.3 percent weighed in at seventh place.

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Community rallies around woman in need

A group of Hood River County residents spent the weekend of July 10-12 helping a neighbor in need.

Cougar sighted Sunday morning near Rosauers

Three Hood River men reported a rare cougar sighting inside Hood River city limits early Sunday.

Suspicious mail sent to Oregon sheriffs

Letter at Hood River County Sheriff’s Office said not hazardous

Mysterious letters hit sheriffs’ offices around the state Monday, but none proved toxic, according to the FBI.

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