Elections 2016: Gudman talks state treasurer bid during Hood River visit

Jeff Gudman, the Republican candidate for Oregon State Treasurer, touched down in Hood River last Thursday on his campaign trail.

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A Punchbowl party: Celebration kicks off county’s newest park

A nature park at Punchbowl Falls, a waterfall near Dee, got an official welcome Wednesday with a gathering of leaders who helped make the land deal possible.

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Chief Wells resigns from Fire Dept.

Devon Wells, the City of Hood River Fire Chief, has announced his resignation.

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‘Officer Friendly’ Sergeant Jesse Flem retires after 30 years

Jesse Flem never set out to be a sheriff’s deputy, but, after 30 years on the job, he’s about to retire from a career doing just that. His last day will be July 30 — he’ll be working security at the Hood River County Fair — before going on vacation and coming back on a part time basis.

Hood River News special sections receive ONPA honors

Two Hood River News special publications from 2015 have received statewide honors.

Summer construction closes roads in Mount Hood National Forest

traffic to Lost Lake may be impacted

Summer is the season for road maintenance and construction projects in the Mount Hood National Forest, and this year is no exception.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters, Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association join for clinic

The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association (CGWA) hosted Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge for its annual windsurfing clinic on Saturday, July 23 at The Hook.

‘Putting Your House in Order’ takes place Aug. 17 at Anderson’s Tribute Center

Anderson’s Tribute Center hosts a “Putting Your House in Order” seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Police Log, July 8 to 24

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

Schools seek applicants for budget panel

The Hood River County School District is looking for citizens to join its budget committee.

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Burn ban? No problem, no smoke, if you have a ‘burn box’

Hood River valley grower Cindy Collins is featured in a United States Department of Agriculture blog post by Tracy Robillard the Natural Resources Conservation District on July 20.

Friends of Mount Adams guide hikes on Sept. 10

Friends of Mount Adams Hiking Day is Sept. 10, and sign ups are happening now for two guided hikes around southwest Washington’s iconic peak.

Sheriff Log, July 17 to 23

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

Police Log, June 27 to July 8

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

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New waste collection bins’ debut

Council chambers take on an unusual look Monday as Jim Winterbottom, right, of Waste Connections, the contractor for solid waste disposal with the City of Hood River, presents to Hood River City Council Monday on a proposal for a set of substantial changes to waste collection service in the city.