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Mary Gailley mixes home care and work behind the bar, with some motorcycling on the side

What does elderly and disabled in-home care have in common with bartending?

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‘Big Art’ stands ready to surprise, inspire

“Big Art” is off the ground, so to speak.

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Foot pursuit of suspects shuts down UP railroad

Train traffic on the Union Pacific rail line was briefly shut down Friday morning as law enforcement pursued a male suspect who allegedly fled during a traffic stop made by the Hood River Police Department.

News

    Yoga for healthy aging in body and mind

    Relaxation and deep breathing are the most beneficial part of a yoga practice in terms of overall health and well-being. Stress is now believed to be the culprit of 75-90 percent of all doctor visits.

    Spotlight on allergy elimination sessions

    At Cascade Acupuncture Center many of our clients have experienced relief from symptoms to environmental allergies, including our local trees, poison oak, weeds and grasses, dust and mold, perfumes, wood and cigarette smoke. In addition they have experienced relief from reactions to the foods they eat.

    Healthy Aging: Tips for staying well and happy in later years

    The term “aging” often is associated with an assumed decline in physical and mental health, as well as in overall quality of life. Many of us cross our fingers and hope we’ll be among the lucky few who maintain strength, mental acuity and independence later in life — not realizing that the course of our later years is largely up to us.

    Take in Pear Party this weekend

    The celebration of Oregon’s official state fruit happens this weekend with the annual Pear Celebration all along the famous Hood River County Fruit Loop.

    Rail company pledges to fight coal dust

    BNSF will use two coats of sealant on loads

    In a bid to eliminate coal dust, BNSF Railway will start spraying a second coating of sealant on coal cars in Pasco, before they enter the windy Gorge, a rail official said last week. Andrew Johnsen, assistant vice president of state government affairs for BNSF, which operates on the Washington side of the Gorge, told the Gorge Commission Sept. 9 the railway would do whatever was needed to eliminate coal dust.

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    HRV water polo takes aim at state

    Varsity boys open with two wins this week; new girls team learns the ropes

    After a successful first season competing at the varsity level last year, the Hood River Valley High School water polo team is bigger and better as it returns to the pool for the fall season. In its third year since being formed, the team has grown considerably over the off-season and, in addition to having full varsity and JV squads for the first time, now has enough members to field a separate female team.

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    Eagles send statement in rematch of 2013 state finals

    In an energetic battle between the state’s top two ranked teams, senior forward Jaime Frias made a speedy run up the center of the field, took a perfect through-ball from midfielder Diego Rueda, outran two defenders in chase and made a quick dribble around a charging Summit goalie for an open shot at the net.

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    Warwick is CGWA’s Gorge Windsurfer of the Year

    The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association closed out the 2014 season with its annual end of season party and Gorge Windsurfing Awards last week at Springhouse Cellar in downtown Hood River. Nominees for five awards were selected, then winners were chosen by the windsurfing community via an online vote.

    Yackley wins ICMGA fall tourney

    Perfect weather highlighted the Indian Creek Men’s Association’s Fall Handicap Tournament last weekend.

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    Dirty Harlots represent HR in Enduro Series

    Kim Beckner holds first in pro women category

    The Dirty Harlots Mountain Bike Race team is an all women competitive team based in Hood River.

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