Kirby Neumann-Rea

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Fair Moment: Getting rid of the cell phone

Talk about quickly going off the grid.

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Cider Central: Cidermasters welcome cider makers from all over

Cider makers from all over the country gathered recently in a private party that celebrated a convivial beverage and its increasing role in the Gorge.

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Cougar sighted again, Thursday on Heights

A cougar was seen on the Heights for the second time in four days.

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Fair Moment: By design, local quilt makers stitch together

Quilts and textiles are an aspect of the fair I always turn to after spending time in the hot sun, or at the carnival, Park stage, animal barn, or other higher-volume attraction at county fair.

Editor's Notebook: Steee-rike one for technology! Ump-o-tron is at the plate

It’s a great thing when you see the connection between two apparently unconnected news items you read in the newspaper. (That kind of serendipity just doesn’t happen as well when you read online, can’t explain why.)

Editor's Notebook: Softball season now over, savoring a sweet slice of summertime

Church League softball ended another season last week.

Cougar sighted Sunday morning near Rosauers

Three Hood River men reported a rare cougar sighting inside Hood River city limits early Sunday.

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The Ale List: Stoked and Everybody’s combine in coffee porter

There’s no real secret behind Cold Pressed Porter at Stoked Roasters in Hood River — but that doesn’t mean this unique new ale is not deceptive.

‘It’s dry out there:’ Parkdale, Wy’east firefighters respond to pair of challenging fires

Two fires, each hard to get to in their own ways, challenged local firefighters in the past week.

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Senior Expo helps highlight 2015 County Fair

Hood River County Fair brings entertainment, activities for kids and adults, displays and exhibits, carnival and midway fun, horses, livestock, flowers, and food.

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