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Fire damages planting area along 12th Street

A kite stuck on power lines caused sparks to fly and a grass fire to break out on the Heights on Friday.

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Savor Summer

Kids get into the getting out

Thinking of an educational adventure for your kids next summer?

Seven people file to run for HR Council

Former city manager Bob Francis among candidates seeking election

Seven candidates have filed for election to Hood River City Council, including former City Manager Bob Francis and former Mayor Bob Palmer, while in Cascade Locks the mayor and council incumbents are the only people to file as of 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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Communities mourn loss of artist, firefighter and friend Ellen Dittebrandt

Memorial planned for this weekend

Ellen Dittebrandt — artist, firefighter and triathlete — died Sunday after she was struck from behind by a vehicle on Interstate 84.

Mosier resident dies in I-84 accident

Ellen Dittebrandt, 52, was a local firefighter, EMT and artist.

Reptile Man draws crowd

Corralling a snake is not as easy as it looks, as Cara Perry of Parkdale learned Wednesday.

Blue-Gold action: HRVHS squads begin practices, show skills at Aug. 22 event

The community can see Hood River Valley High School fall sports teams up close for the first time on Aug. 22 with the annual Blue-Gold Night.

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'New' WAAAM sign goes up

The “new” sign went up Friday morning at Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Tucker Road in Hood River.

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Another grass fire near Indian Creek Trail

Hood River Fire and EMS responded to a grass fire Friday, Aug. 22, just before 1 p.m., at 12th Street near Pacific Avenue.

City of Hood River to enforce sign violations

What if all your hard-earned garage sale proceeds went to paying off a city fine for those signs you stuck on power poles?

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