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Meadows donates to skate park

Hood River Parks and Recreation District Director Lori Stirn announced this week that Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has donated $1,000 to the Hood River Skatepark fund. Meadows VP Dave Riley said, “We support the new skatepark because we feel that outdoor recreation is a great way for kids to keep themselves occupied and in good physical shape.” The parks district is currently raising funds to enhance the Rotary Skatepark, located at 20th and Wasco streets. Phase I of the project — a 3,000-square-foot street course — is already underway. The master project involves three additional phases. For more informat

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Helicopter searches for hiker

BLACKHAWK helicopter flies over Mt. Hood National Forest near Laurance Lake on Friday, Aug. 21. The military aircraft was called in to help police seek a missing hiker from The Dalles. Enlarge

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