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Urban logging: Crews keep busy as beetle-kill trees become neighborhood hazards

When a tree falls in an urban wood, many people hear it.

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Camp 1805 continuing on its spirited adventure

July 4, 1805: On what has already proven to be a perilous journey, a horrific tragedy befalls the Lewis and Clark expedition — the Corps of Discovery runs out of liquor, while celebrating Independence Day.

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Nichols Landing agreements completed, legal disputes over

Naitos look to break ground on project early next year

After over two years of appeals and nearly as many in negotiations, the legal disputes over the proposed Nichols Landing development have been put to rest.

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Mark Steighner’s not-so-final act

Students hold the curtain using director’s own words to close his last HRVHS show

Coffee mug in hand, with a quick check of his watch, Mark Steighner headed to the podium for one last time Saturday night.

News

    Nora’s ‘Family Dinner Project’ begins with Ethiopia

    “My family’s most special and memorable dinner occurred on November 11, 2013, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Yhat morning, after a nearly three year long journey, my husband Brian and I left our adoption agency’s care center in Addis with our two children fully and finally in our custody. It was an entirely surreal moment to realize that we were now officially together as family, months and months of anxious waiting over.”

    State Forestry awards WyEast Timber Services of Hood River

    Among 2013 “Operators of the Year” awards, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) this year bestowed an Annual Merit Award to WyEast Timber Services, a Hood River company.

    Photos with Santa helps Adopt A Dog

    The Adopt-A-Dog program is again offering pictures with Santa this year, Saturdays beginning Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hood River Hotel, 102 Oak Street.

    Marbach hosts Holiday open house

    Photographer Peter Marbach will host his first Holiday Studio Open House Dec. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3121 Eliot Drive in Hood River.

    Marbach hosts open house

    Photographer Peter Marbach will host his first Holiday Studio Open House Dec. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3121 Eliot Drive in Hood River.

Sports

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    Gorge water-women win big

    Ingrid Lerouche, Fiona Wylde finish one-two in AWT

    Professional windsurfers Ingrid Lerouche and Fiona Wylde recently sent a statement to the rest of the windsurfing world that girls from the Gorge are not to be trifled with. When they’re not traveling the world in search of wind and waves, the two reside in Hood River, and they represented their home waters phenomenally over the last several months as they competed in the 2014 American Windsurfing Tour.

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    Fresh Tracks

    Always a good measure of an encouraging start to the season, Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort had people cruising its slopes before Thanksgiving. Although limited to a small section of the resort’s nearly 22,000 acres of terrain, the resort had two lifts (Buttercup and Easy Rider, along with the Magic Carpet) running over the weekend for “Preview Sunday,” and with winter weather bringing a foot of fresh snow through the day, those who made the trip were treated to the first powder turns of the newly- christened season.

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    This Black Friday, try trophy trout

    Yeah, Black Friday is the name associated with the day after Thanksgiving when avid shoppers arrive at their favorite store at o-dark-thirty seeking swinging deals on all kinds of stuff. What with all the pushing and shoving, they arrive home exhausted after a day of shop-until-you-drop spending.

    Sports Briefs for Nov. 22

    HR wrestling fundraiser dinner Nov. 23; Turkey trot on Thanksgiving; more

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    HRV water polo finishes second at state

    Team graduates one senior, looks ahead to bigger and better next year

    Hood River Valley High School varsity boys water polo capped its breakthrough season last weekend with a trip to the Oregon High School Water Polo Association’s 5A state finals in Corvallis.

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