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Letters to the Editor for Sept. 30

Housing needed; Support Johnson; Vote Reynolds; more

Vital Content: The Web would be sparse landscape without newspapers

Several years ago cyberspace was frenzied over many popular websites going dark for 24 hours to protest a federal bill meant to crack down on video piracy.

Love Your Columbia In CL, tribal leaders lead salmon viewing Oct. 8

Join Riverkeeper and Kat Brigham, former chair of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) and a tribal leader with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, for a salmon viewing at Eagle Creek in Cascade Locks as a part of Columbia Riverkeeper’s “Love Your Columbia Event Series, on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9:45-11:15 a.m.

Warm Springs tribe member describes Dakota pipeline experiences Oct. 4 at RCC

Carina Miller, a member of the Tribal Council for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, will speak in Hood River on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. about her recent trip to the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota.

Church Notes: ‘Die Wise’ book program starts Sunday at Riverside

Community members are invited to join in the study and exploration of a new and provocative book, “Die Wise — A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul,“ by Stephen Jenkinson

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Ribbon cutting at Museum

Museum holds ‘Show Boat Night’ Oct. 7

“It feels great to cut the caution tape,” said Lynn Orr, History Museum of Hood River County director, before cutting the ribbon Sept. 22 on the restored M.F. Henderson wheel at the museum.

Mediation training at Six Rivers starts Oct. 6

Conflict is normal and inevitable. But with developed mediation skills you can help yourself and others lead more manageable lives — whether at home, work or in any group or organization.

May Street celebrates Walk/Bike to School Day

Oct. 5 is National Walk/Bike to School Day, and May Street Elementary is participating.

Food insecurity: 'Harvesting’ art exhibit, meal and public conversation in downtown HR Oct. 7

“Harvesting Our Stories,” a collaboration with Gorge Grown Food Network, Arts in Education of the Gorge and Celilo Restaurant, happens Oct. 7 in downtown Hood River. “Tales of Perseverance, Abundance and Need,” is the subtitle for the unique meal-and-art event intended to bring awareness to the issue of food insecurity in the Gorge.

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12th Street opens

12th Street has been closed from May to State streets, limiting access to 12th and connecting streets surrounding Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital since July, but it is now open.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 1

Nancy Cook at Clocktower; Dramatic performance of the Tell-Tale Heart; more

‘Grape Escape’ returns Oct. 8

The White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) renews the annual Gorge Grape Escape on Saturday, Oct. 8. In addition to marking the Foundation’s first decade, the night will also launch the next, with a kick-off of the group’s anniversary endowment campaign.

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Clinched!: With defeats of Pendleton and Hermiston, Eagles volleyball already locks up a postseason appearance

They haven’t played a game in the month of October yet, but the HRV volleyball team has already clinched, at the very least, a play-in berth.

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Parkrose proves too much for HRV boys water polo

The rebuilding HRV boys water polo team got a good look at what it takes to be one of the top water polo teams in the state when the Eagles hosted Parkrose at the Hood River Aquatic Center Tuesday night.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 1

Police looking for help in elk poaching case; Sports story correction; HRC Northwest Area Trails reopen to motorized use

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HRV Girls soccer beats up Bucks in league debut

HRV defeats Pendleton 8-0, then shuts out Woodburn 4-0

After two nonconference losses last week, the HRV girls soccer team made a grand opening statement in their first league game of the season, letting the other teams in the Columbia River Conference know that the Eagles will again be the team to beat.

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Pendleton no match for HRV boys soccer

Eagles enjoys 8-0 romp against Bucks, draw to 3-3 against Woodburn

Tuesday afternoon was a bad time to be a Buckaroo.

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Immigration counseling service meets the community

A group of about 20 gathered Monday at Riverside Community Church for an open house that introduced a new nonprofit immigration law office that opened in Hood River earlier this year.

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Wasco Co. gives green light to Mosier rail project

Wasco County has given a green light to Union Pacific Railroad’s expansion plans for the Mosier area. On Sept. 26, the Wasco County Planning Commission voted 5-2 to approve the railroad’s “Mosier Double Track Extension” project, although there are multiple conditions attached to the approval.

City, Parks board talk Morrison Park, housing

Council passes resolution for ‘Indigenous Day’

Parks use and city planning policy, both dealing with affordable housing, dominated business this week before both City Council and the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District.

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