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Soil Solutions renovates former HR Glass building

Renovations continue on a 65-year-old Heights building that, while serving anew as an office, continues its tradition as a hands-dirty place of business.

‘Honoring our Rivers’ seeks young writers

As kids say goodbye to summer and return to school, many will have great memories of fishing, swimming, boating, or just being next to a special river.

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City of Goldendale gets new mayor

Members of the Goldendale City Council made a smooth transition to a new mayor last Tuesday, following the earlier resignation of former mayor Clint Baze.

Gorge employment rates hold steady in August

Hood River County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held firm at 4.7 percent in August, ranking second in Oregon, falling just behind Benton County’s 4.6 percent, according to a report by Dallas Fridley, regional economist for the Oregon Employment Department.

Stevenson Library hosts annual Artist of the Gorge opening reception

October brings some great events to the Stevenson Community Library. Come join the celebration at the 36th Annual Artists of the Gorge Opening Reception on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s gallery.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest begins visitor survey

How was your visit to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest?

HR Alert System helps home emergency plans

Barb Ayers, Hood River County Emergency Program manager, added a timely update to her column in the Sept. 26 News on emergency preparedness. In it, she said:

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Pie with the Mayor

The third “Pie with the Mayor” gathering drew a total of 10 people to Pine Street Bakery Monday for the chance to have a face-to-face sit-down with Mayor Paul Blackburn.

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Free ‘Mommy Wellness’ begins at Hood River Therapy

Mommies and their babies — or pregnant moms-to-be — are invited to attend a free Mommy Wellness Program at Hood River Therapy, 2690 May Street, on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m.

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Limited sales of retail pot legal Thursday

Oregon’s early recreational marijuana sales program sprouts Thursday — starting Oct. 1, Hood River’s four medical marijuana dispensaries will be permitted to sell small amounts of cannabis to customers who don’t have a medical card.

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Superb Moon

Hood River photographer Stephen Datnoff provided this image of Sunday’s supermoon, aka Blood Moon.

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Indian Creek Fire is nearly out

Cause still unknown in Sunday blaze that scorched sections of popular trail

This one could have been far worse.

County to meet on short-term rentals

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners will convene Wednesday evening to hear a report by ECONorthwest on short-term rentals outside the city’s urban growth boundary and determine the county’s next step.

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‘Resurgence’ wins

Rat Rod crew chief Gary Fisher, center right, confers with other Resurrected Rust Garage members as they transform disparate parts into Resurgence, the 2015 winner of the Rat Rod Magazine buildoff, a national contest.

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Layout changes enhance Hood River Hops Fest

Glass mugs and ease of movement help with smooth sampling of ales

The distinctly named “Crux-Arillo” went fast and some beer lines were longer than others, but Hood River Hops Fest seemed to offer something for everyone, be it experimental ales from all over Oregon and Washington, bluegrass and rock-and-roll music, hot food, or talking with friends under sunny autumn skies.