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Crowd celebrates completion of park

Waterfront Park drew a large crowd Sept. 7 for Hood River Waterfront Park Association’s celebration of the newly completed two-tiered amphitheater, the last phase in the park’s development. Local bands Toy Gun Conspiracy and Cripple Hop performed in the first-ever organized concert at the amphitheater.

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Teacher of teens and alpinists, Lisa Rust tackles middle school, mountains

Lisa Rust started her 18th year at Hood River Middle School this past week, teaching literacy, social studies and climbing wall classes to seventh graders. She began at the school as a science teacher in 1997, and wouldn’t dream of teaching any other age group.

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Mid Valley News: The story within a story at the Wy’east Fire District Memorial

There are times, when I go out on a story, I find another story I’d like to tell just as much. Sometimes I can work a paragraph or two into an existing article; sometimes I cannot.

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The weather delivers: pear harvest looks plentiful

Pear harvest going well, countywide

The summer pear harvest is just finishing up, and overall, it looks very good.

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New Parent Services celebrates 25 years

The idea was simple: New parents do not always have a local family support network.

School year starts Tuesday

With the new school year comes new start times and bus schedules for Hood River County School District students.

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In the ‘sweet spot’ for growing fruit, Anne and Bernie Lerch enjoy staying small but diverse

The Hood River Valley is well-known its wines and vines now, but it wasn’t that way when Anne and Bernard Lerch purchased Hood River Vineyards and Winery in 1992. In those days, there were just three wineries in the entire Columbia River Gorge, and only a handful of vineyards.

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New fire trucks dedicated at Wy’east District memorial

Two new fire trucks — one the traditional Odell yellow, the other the traditional Pine Grove red — were dedicated at the 12th annual Wy’east Fire District Memorial at the station in downtown Odell Sunday afternoon.

New start times, bus schedules at area schools

With the new school year comes new start times and bus schedules for Hood River County School District students.

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