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Wool busting, carnival, music, livestock auction — it’s all happening at the County Fair!

Hood River County Fair concludes July 26 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell.

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Parole-Probation joins Sheriff’s Office

On the morning of July 1, Parole and Probation personnel raised their right hands as Sheriff Matt English deputized staff. The Sheriff’s Office officially assumed the reins at the beginning of the fiscal year. Four Parole and Probation Deputies, a work crew supervisor and a corrections technician are tasked with supervising individuals in the community who are placed on probation by the court or released from prison. Currently, the division supervises around 300 offenders.

Gorge Grown ‘Picnic’ comes to Parkdale Aug. 3

Gorge Grown Food Network has announced “The Picnic,” a fundraiser for the Gorge Grown Mobile Market, at Rail’s End Park in Parkdale, noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3.

HR port meeting Weds. on Nichols Basin

Port of Hood River Commission will host a public meeting Wednesday, July 30 to review preliminary construction documents for the Nichols Basin West Edge Trail. The meeting will focus on the presentation and discussion of 25-percent construction plans developed by Walker/Macy, the Port’s landscape planning consultant.

Democrats host candidates Sunday

Democratic Legislative candidates Robert Bruce and Stephanie Nystrom will be in Hood River Sunday for a 6 p.m. gathering hosted by the Hood River Democratic Committee. The location is 4420 Riordan Hill Drive (corner of Country Club and Riordan– first house on the right).

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Pet of the week: ‘Ruff’ is good on a leash or on a lap

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

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Relay For Life tops $60,000 for cancer fight

Many things bring people to Relay for Life.

County approves MHM park and ride in Mount Hood

The Hood River County Planning Department has approved a commercial land use permit for Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort to construct a gravel park and ride area in the community of Mount Hood.

‘Art of the Wild’ exhibit opens Aug. 1

An exhibit with an expansive number of connected special events comes to Columbia Center for the Arts next month.

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The Ale List: Friem celebrates 2nd anniversary Aug. 2

pFriem Family Brewers holds its patio grand opening as part of its second anniversary party from 2 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 2.

Mercado del Valle changes hours

El Mercado del Valle, located in the covered play area of Mid Valley Elementary in Odell, is changing its business hours.

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FISH food bank breaks ground on $1 million center to open late 2014

‘A true community project’

FISH food bank’s oldest and youngest servants joined in Monday’s groundbreaking for the Hood River food bank and warehouse center.

Gorge Commission urges moratorium on new fossil fuel transport in Gorge

Commission asks governors to impose hold until comprehensive risk assessments can be completed

After prompts from the public during recent meetings, the Columbia River Gorge Commission has taken a stance on oil and other fossil fuel transported by rail through the Gorge.

New weight limits for Bridge of the Gods

Decision will affect short haul trucks

In July of last year, the Oregon Department of Transportation restricted heavy trucks from crossing the Bridge of the Gods after discovering dozens of corroding bridge components that were in need of repair or replacement.

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Parks and Rec to hold public meeting on possible dog park

Hood Riverites love their dogs — so much so, in fact, that if things go as planned, Fido, Spot, and Rover may get their very own public park.

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