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Hanging out at Smart-E-Pants preschool. Hood River native Andrea Duckwall took over the business on July 1 after former owner, Amber Bardin, moved out of town. For more on Amber and other local ladies, keep an ey out for the annual Women in Business special section set to hit he press next week.

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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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