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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.

ELECTION 2014: Realtor Greg Colt announces Hood River Mayoral run

Greg Colt will run for mayor in November.

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Neighbors protest tree takedown

Wilson Street neighbors are protesting the cutting of two black walnut trees on the site of a new multi-family housing development near 12th Street.

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‘Discover Oregon’ photographers seek Kickstarter donations

Tamara Logsdon and Tyler Hulett are taking the long view with their Kickstarter campaign.

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County Fair is next week

Monday judging kicks-off week of activities

The grounds are ready – are you?

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Wade Pickering, 14, and family learn together and look ahead to the County Fair

Pigs live where Stephanie Pickering’s garden used to be, but that’s okay with her.

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Officers take ‘Cold Water Challenge’ to honor fallen colleagues

They were the coolest guys in town. Literally and figuratively. Four Hood River law enforcement officers dumped water on their own heads Friday in the parking lot of Hood River Supply. 41 buckets of ice water.

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‘Fight Back’ at Relay For Life

Teams walk this weekend at HRVHS to raise funds for ACS

“Superheroes” will be the theme of this year’s Relay For Life of the Columbia Gorge, the community gathering on July 19-20 for the fight against cancer. For 24 hours starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, teams will walk around the Hood River Valley High School track to raise funds, and awareness, for the American Cancer Society.

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Fire victim thanks rescuers

Elissa Poe is thankful that she was alone at home on July 10. Her children, Madeline, 10 and Nicholas, 15, were safe from the fire that destroyed her Indian Creek Court Apartment. Poe, 43, suffered smoke inhalation, and burns on her arms and face are still painful but healing. Yet Poe and her children grieve the loss in the fire of their beloved two-year-old dog Eleanor, named for Eleanor Roosevelt.

Six Heights homes evacuated because of natural gas leak

Police and fire helped Northwest Natural Gas evacuate six homes in an east Heights neighborhood Monday night in response to an underground gas leak. No one was hurt and there was no property damage, though residents in the homes on June and May streets between Fourth and Fifth streets were advised to stay elsewhere for the night.

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