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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.

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Bomb threat temporarily closes Hood River Bridge Wednesday night

A bomb threat phoned in to law enforcement by an anonymous caller resulted in the temporary closure of the Hood River Bridge Wednesday night.

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New fire trucks dedicated at Wy’east District memorial

Two new fire trucks — one the traditional Odell yellow, the other the traditional Pine Grove red — were dedicated at the 12th annual Wy’east Fire District Memorial at the station in downtown Odell Sunday afternoon.

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Marquee event on Tucker Road

Old sign restored, moved to new home at WAAAM

The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum has finished restoring an iconic piece of Hood River history – the old Trail Drive-In Theatre marquee.

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Savor Summer

Kids get into the getting out

Thinking of an educational adventure for your kids next summer?

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Nichols Landing appeal hearing to be continued

A public hearing held Monday night regarding an appeal filed against the Nichols Landing project has been continued until early next month due to new evidence submitted on the record.

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    HRV welcomes new XC coach

    Brandon Bertram will replace long-time coach Kristen Uhler

    Hood River newcomer Brandon Bertram has truly nailed the concept of hitting the ground running. The 30-year-old Fargo, N.D. native moved to town a few weeks ago and is already over his head, literally, with his new job.

    MHM’s first Uphill Challenge results listed

    Complete results are as follows for the Aug. 16 Mount Hood Meadows Uphill Challenge. Results are listed youngest to oldest, runner, home town (if available), time and age group.

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    2014 Gorge Paddle Challenge: Bigger and Better

    Connor Baxter and Annabel Anderson stepped to the top tier of the podium, popped a couple corks, shook vigorously and had the pleasure of covering their fellow racers with Champaign Sunday evening after two ferocious and exhausting days of racing.

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    Bruce Peterson claims Gorge Cup windsurfing series title, again

    Bruce Peterson proved unbeatable in all but one race day this season on his way to yet another Gorge Cup windsurfing series overall title. The Sailworks owner and proverbial slalom racing guru ended the summer series with five wins out of six days of racing, just missing a clean sweep of the field with a runner-up finish to second place overall sailor MacRae Wylde, who won six heats in the two-day US Windsurfing National Slalom Tour to win that event.

    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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    Savor Summer

    Kids get into the getting out

    Thinking of an educational adventure for your kids next summer?

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    Salsa and scalawags: local events for late summer fun

    Want to have some fun in these last days of summer? Here’s a selection of things to do in the Gorge in the next week or so.

    Polling the parents: Vacation like the President

    I’m feeling very presidential this morning, but not necessarily in a good sense. In fact, I’m not sure feeling presidential would ever be a pleasant experience. Maybe it would on that first day, one hand on the bible, the other in the air, when the whole world is watching as the Chief Justice of the greatest country in the entire history of humanity affirms that, in fact, you DID win the world’s most expensive popularity contest.

    Parkdale News: Changes in Parkdale as school days begin again

    Classes begin at Parkdale Elementary School, and throughout the district, on Tuesday, Sept, 2 with a few personnel changes, the biggest one being a new school principal after eight years.