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Kids’ events to plan for in February

Feb. 20 — Second annual Aporkalypse Now, 6 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars. A benefit for Helping Hands Against Violence pitting local chefs against each other in judged bacon recipes. Entertainment includes a bacon eating contest.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 24

‘Holy Broke’ at Trillium Feb. 6; Fields of May play Jan. 24 in CL; more

‘One Small Hitch’ screens Jan. 28

The romantic comedy “One Small Hitch,” directed by John Burgess, comes to Columbia Cetner for the Arts, 7 p.m. on Jan. 28.

Freshies Bagels and Juice opens on Oak

Matthew Joyce opened Freshies Bagels and Juice on Nov. 1, 2014 — without any previous knowledge of baking — and business is booming. Located in the former Hood River Bagel Co. store, earnings are up 25 percent over the last eight months than in all 12 months of the previous year.

Fishing is best ‘when rivers drop and waters clear after a rain’

Winter steelhead tips from a local pro

Steelheading this time of year is a challenging sport. After all, how many people think about fishing in the middle of the winter? Dealing with the rain, hail, snow, and cold rivers that fluctuate from muddy-to-clear, depending on the ever-changing weather conditions, is what makes this sport difficult for some and exciting to others. The rewards can be great (if you dress for the occasion) big hard fighting fish and scenery that at times can be breathtaking.

HRV ski team sweeps last week’s competition

Lucy McLean continued her run of dominance in high school ski racing last weekend with another first place finish in Mt. Hood Ski League slalom action Sunday at Mt. Hood Meadows. The win — her fourth consecutive first-place finish this season – propelled the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls ski team to an overall win for a third straight time.

Teacup Classic delayed due to lack of snow

Due to lack of snow, the Teacup Lake Nordic Club has rescheduled its annual Teacup Classic race for Feb. 22 with hopes that the dismal snowpack with improve by then.

Local author reading at HR library

Local author Vikki Claflin will read from her new book Shake, Rattle & Roll With It: Living and Laughing with Parkinson’s at the Hood River Library on Saturday, February 7 at 2 p.m.

Dakota Bickle takes first at Speech event

The Hood River Valley Speech and Debate team took 15 competitors to the Glencoe High School Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 17.

Sheriff Log, Jan.11 to 19

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

HB 2039: A helpful connection

Checking the Hood River Bridge lift cables for strength and alignment is a timely metaphor for a political process, about to begin, that spans the Columbia River. Rep. John Huffman (R-The Dalles), has recently introduced a bill he hopes will boost both the act’s and the commission’s profiles with his colleagues in the State Legislature and help support the commission as it struggles to obtain enough funding to adequately carry out its federally-mandated duties (story, page A1).

ANOTHER VOICE: Leos are 700,000 containers and counting

Two years ago, in this space, I was happy to report on the Leos first Saturday collection of deposit bottles and cans in the Rosauers’ parking lot. At that time, the project had collected 400,000 containers since its beginning in 2009. Now, two years later, I am happy to report that the Leos are still collecting beverage containers and those nickel deposits continue to add up. This month, the Leos surpassed 700,000 containers. That’s $35,000 worth of nickels — every dollar going back to local groups and activities in our community.

GEM group holds annual meeting

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries will hold its annual community assembly from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Asbury/Our Redeemer partnership congregation on Tucker Road in Hood River.

Harmony of the Gorge singers hosts ‘Girls’ Night Out’ Jan. 27

Singers are invited to come and see what being a Sweet Adeline is all about on Jan. 27.

CGCC, OSU host information night

Columbia Gorge Community College and Oregon State University host an event on Jan. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at CGCC in Hood River that will help students and their parents learn about OSU programs.

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Teen donates to ‘Locks of Love'

Ruby Guenther, 17, a junior at Hood River Valley High School, donated 12-inches of her hair on Dec. 29, 2014, to Locks of Love.

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Walker sisters win art, essay awards from Sons and Daughters of Pioneers

Sisters Abby and Johanna Walker have won the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers (SDOP) 2015 Junior Awards in their respective age groups, announced SDOP Junior Award Committee Chair Maryjane Davey earlier this month.

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Team wrestling key to HRV victory

Eagles 39, Lions 24

HRV wrestling hosted its first home dual meet of the season Tuesday night, and for those in the audience expecting an exciting show, the action did not disappoint.

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 24

Missed the point; Real State of Union; Children’s story

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Tensing up: Bridge lift span issue tied to cables; re-tension work likely this summer

The Hood River Bridge’s lift span has not been setting correctly and an engineering firm contracted with the Port of Hood River believes it has discovered why.

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