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Clear sky opportunities: Things to do now that smoke has lifted in Gorge

Cancelled school and community events, and a general limitation of activity in the Gorge have been the norm since Sept. 2, thanks to the Eagle Creek fire.

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WAAAM Fly-In dampened, but not done in, by heavy smoke

To the surprise of no one living here, the Eagle Creek fire had a damping influence on turnout at the Hood River Fly-In.

The Ale List: Hood River Hops Fest returns Sept. 23

The 14th annual Hood River Hops Fest pours fresh-hopped ales from around the Northwest Sept. 23 in what has become a hugely-popular mainstay fermentology event in Oregon.

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Eagle Creek blaze 11 percent contained

Tuesday morning update

Firefighting containment levels inched up to double digit percentages on the Eagle Creek fire, which is burning roughly 35,600 acres in the Columbia Gorge Tuesday morning.

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Three Flags and a pit stop

Back on Sept. 1, when Gorge smoke was more of a bothersome haze than a choking blanket, approximately 300 motorcyclists passed through Hood River en route to Puerto Penasco, Mexico.

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Odell fire camp supports a growing cadre of firefighters

The largest firefighting department in Oregon is at work in the rugged hills of the Eagle Creek/Indian Creek fire.

Seasonal carousel: do not change the page on your calendar …

Editor’s Notebook

Things are confusing, with smoke filling the air and cool temps inverting like fall on the heels of summer heat.

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‘Remarkable’ community comes up big for Red Cross fire shelter in Stevenson

A half-hour sprinkle of rain and a box of Krispy Kremes brought relief Thursday to the American Red Cross Shelter in Stevenson.

City picks up parking on Monday

Parking is bound to be the hot topic on Monday at Hood River City Council.

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Trail mix: a few observations on a Labor Day weekend beset by wildfire

Editor's Notebook

An ongoing event such as the Eagle Creek/Indian Creek fire will produce many stories. After two days covering the event in Cascade Locks and environs, here are a few observations, with no pretense of having personally experienced hardship or difficulty.

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