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County will acquire 400 forest acres

Board adopts construction excise tax

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners decided Monday to purchase two tracts of forest land totaling 400 acres from a private timber company, Weyerhaeuser, for $1.78 million.

Fight leads to reported stabbing in Cascade Locks

A man and woman from Cascade Locks were flown to a Portland hospital Saturday evening for treatment of stab wounds after the two had been fighting at their home, officials said.

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CenterPointe plans merger with Inland Bank

Shareholders of CenterPointe Community Bank will meet July 6 in Hood River to vote on a merger with Inland Northwest Bank based in Spokane, Wash.

Former Hood River resident dies in wreck on I-84

By NEITA CECIL, The Dalles Chronicle

Jason M. Degeus, 25, of The Dalles, died early Sunday when his vehicle crashed and caught fire on Interstate 84 eastbound, at milepost 73.

Columbia sturgeon season returns

ASTORIA (AP) — What fights like a salmon, looks like a shark and has the dense meat of a chicken? White sturgeon, apparently.

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‘Insanely photographic’ Hood River

Historic Highway, Trillium Lake also gain online favors

Just in time for the summer rush: The web site Culture Trip has revealed its list of “The Most Beautiful Towns to Visit in Each U.S. State” and Hood River has been named the most beautiful in Oregon.

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Racer visits

Allie Ferrick, Class of 2013 at Hood River Valley High School, and Mazda Miata circuit racer, talks to Westside students during the school field day on June 15.

Westside School thanks West Side Fire District

Towards the end of every school year, Westside Elementary School recognizes the volunteers at the school who provide a tremendous amount of support, notes principal Bill Newton. “This year, Westside Elementary recognized the West Side Volunteer Fire Department as our Volunteers of the Year.

Independence Day events coordinator: ‘You don’t want to miss July 4 activities’

July 4 coordinator Tom Yates writes, “With July 4th event posters printed by the Hood River Chamber of Commerce, I had a pleasant time lately walking the business areas of our county, handing out the posters. I talked to a whole lot of nice people!"

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Making Noise at the Library

“It’s okay to make some noise in the library,” Rachael Fox, above, tells members of the Chamber of Commerce at the June 16 monthly “Coffee Clatter” event in the reading room at the Hood River Library branch.

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Whisky Tango: Old friends bring cocktail club to the downtown bar mix

Vince Culp and Steve Vollans will have plenty to tell Sandy High School classmates at their 20th reunion next year.

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The Ale List: Not particularly Bourbon Street: a look at the ‘Hood Orleans’ myth

Back before I drank beer, LONG before (and I only took it up at age 24) I remember a Seattle Times report that the famed Ivar’s Acre of Clams restaurant got in trouble for putting lesser beer into Heidelberg empties and selling it to go with the bivalves.

Gorge Grown Food Network

Project brings local produce to corner stores in The Dalles

Gorge Grown Food Network will launch the region's first Healthy Corner Store Project June 28 at Allen’s Grocery Outlet and La Michoacana in The Dalles, meeting the needs of low income families for farm fresh fruit and vegetables in neighborhoods without easy access to a grocery store.

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Mosier train siding project denied again

Gorge Commission rejects Union Pacific project

It appears the legal dance over Union Pacific Railroad’s proposed siding project will continue. The Columbia River Gorge Commission (CRGC) has rejected UP’s appeal.

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Hwy. 30 repaved at Rowena rock slide

A damaged section of the Columbia River Historic Highway has been repaved.

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