Welcome to the new hoodrivernews.com

New year brings new site, new features

With the New Year we are trying a new look for our website. We hope that you find it both more pleasing on the eye and easier to navigate than the previous version. In addition to the new look, we are introducing a new feature: Reader comments. Now you can have your share on the news in your area and share it with members of your community. We encourage intelligent, respectful and insightful conversations with our readers. You can also interact with the Hood River News and with fellow readers on our Gacebook page and Twitter account. You can find links to those services at the top of the page. Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy the new look!

Hood River News staff

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Latest video:

Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive

The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge



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