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The Hood River County Library District has expanded their Curbside Services and hours. Cardholders may continue to reserve and pick up books, movies, Wi-Fi hot spots, Library of Things Food Preservation items and much more, all while practicing physical distancing. In addition, patrons can p…

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 The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) program celebrates healthy aging and educates older adults on a variety of topics. This free program will take place virtually beginning Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. and is open to anyone 60 or older.

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When you think of “mental health therapy,” what comes to mind? Especially now, it’s important to remember that our mental health matters and, sometimes, we need a little help to get through the day. 

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Is there anything certain anymore? I mean besides death and taxes. It feels like the pandemic has turned the world upside down and inside out — elevating the uncertainty and unpredictability in a world that has always been uncertain, whether it is our own safety or the national partisan post…

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The seventh Annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest has been canceled for 2020, organizers for the event announced Thursday in a press release. The event, which is sponsored by FruitSmart and the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, was scheduled for May 30 after originally being postpon…

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Hood River Valley High School’s A05 Annex — FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team — learned it had won the prestigious Pacific Northwest Chairman’s Award via an online ceremony June 25.

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A new section of the City of Hood River’s pedestrian/bicycle network has been added — the Wilson-A Street Bicycle Corridor, with 18 new thermoplastic bicycle "sharrows" recently installed on the stretch and more improvements to come. 

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As I write this in mid-July, the big story in the night skies is Comet Neowise. By the time you read this, Neowise will likely be much dimmer than it is now. The brightness of comets can be difficult to estimate though, and it will probably be too dim to see with the naked dye in early Augus…

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The heat of summer is here across the state, and with extreme temperatures and dry conditions comes increased risks. Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management offers a few simple tips to help Oregonians keep cool, stay safe and prevent wildfires as we all navigate the continued impacts of COVID-19.

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To support safely continuing to worship, local officials distributed masks to over a dozen churches in Wasco County recently, according to a press release from Unified Command, which serves Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties. 

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I never thought cognitive tests would be such a headline story, but here we are. One benefit though is this interest can encourage us to think more about what we can do to keep our brain healthy and strong as we age.

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Klickitat County successfully responded to the counties first large fire during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center. Early preparation was key to their success, the release stated.

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Animals were the main attraction at Hood River County Fairgrounds last weekend, which, under normal circumstances, would have been prime time of Hood River County Fair, but it was canceled due to the pandemic. Fair Board and 4-H and FFA superintendents organized the annual livestock auction,…

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Jamey Mossengren, the self-billed “World Famous Unicycling Unicorn,” dips his mountain unicycle into the Columbia River July 22 at Hood River Waterfront Park, having just fulfilled his goal to be the first to travel by unicycle the length of the 700-mile off-road Oregon Timber Trail. Mosseng…

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To support public health, Streets Alive! Hood River won’t be holding its second annual event this summer, instead giving away free bikes to kids. “With schools, playgrounds, and so many of the activities that make us happy and healthy closed, we thought this would be a great way to share the…

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