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‘Give Kids a Smile’

Sylvianna Marquez, RDH, takes a pause from cleaning teeth to let Ramon Garcia show his best fist pump from the dental chair during One Community Health’s Give Kids a Smile Day Feb. 14.

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May Street fifth graders open school store

May Street Elementary students have a new way to spend Dragon Dinero coupons they earn each day for being respectful, responsible and safe: A student-run store.

Horizon student claims spelling bee championship

Kai Robertson, eighth grader at Horizon Christian School, spelled his way to champion at the recent Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) District Spelling Bee in Camas, Wash. Ellie Rinella, sixth grade, took fourth place. Both students will compete in the ACSI Regional Spelling Bee later this month.

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Jefferson Dancers perform March 4

Be inspired by one of the most elite dance companies in Oregon — the Jefferson Dancers — at Columbia Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. The performance is part of the center’s 2017 poTENtial Program Series.

Hearts of Gold celebration honors New, Pate

To truly have a heart of gold, you must put others above yourself — that’s the message behind Providence Hood River Foundation’s Hearts of Gold celebration, now in its 20th year.

Hood River Supply holds 67th annual meeting

Fiscal year 2016 was another successful year for the local cooperative Hood River Supply, announced President/CEO Pat McAllister at the 67th annual meeting on Feb. 9 at the Pine Grove Grange.

Soil and Water District: Water quality listing spurs a history lesson

Locals may have heard that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently proposed the addition of 1,055 water quality limited stream segments to Oregon’s 303(d) list, including five waterways in the Hood River Basin.

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Anderson’s receives ‘comfort quilt’

Anderson’s Tribute Center got a special gift on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Police Log, Feb. 13 to 19

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

Horizon boys advance after Joseph upset

Hawks beat Joseph 54-50 to advance to second round, played Days Creek Friday evening

For a time, it looked like they might not make it into the Big Sky District tournament, but they did.

Sheriff Log, Feb. 12 to 18

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

Horizon girls host Powder Valley Saturday at 6 p.m.

The Horizon girls basketball team (21-5, 13-1 Big Sky District) will enter the second round of the 1A state tournament as an eight-seed and will host No. 9 Powder Valley (20-5, 12-3 Old Oregon League) on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Rough loss to TD eliminates HRV girls from play-in consideration

Girls lose 44-15 to the Riverhawks, then 48-39 to the Bucks

Considering their struggles against Columbia River Conference opponents this season, the HRV girls basketball team’s removal from postseason consideration was essentially a fait accompli before they played in The Dalles Tuesday night.

Cooper Spur Alpine Team sees big crowd for annual Cooper Duel race

On Feb. 5, the Cooper Spur Alpine Team (CSAT) hosted the annual Cooper Duel ski race at Cooper Spur Ski Area on Mount Hood. The Cooper Duel is a unique format in which racers run head to head on two adjacent slalom courses which provides ample opportunity for fierce competition, thrills, spills, and more cowbell.

Sports briefs for Feb. 25

Sports briefs for Feb. 25.

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 25

Press is our ally; Report is ‘dishonest’; Who is to say?; more

Filing Time: Now is the time to get involved in the critical work of local politics

Local elections head into deep waters on May 16.

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‘She Kills Monsters’ to open next weekend

The first of two Hood River Valley High School winter plays, “She Kills Monsters,” directed by Rachel Harry, comes to the Bowe Theater next weekend, bringing ‘90s geek culture — and a Dungeons and Dragons module — to center stage.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 25

‘Porgy and Bess’ screens Feb. 26; Blues Cabaret returns Feb. 26; Ziplander at Volcanic Feb. 25

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Morrison Park rezone hearing draws crowd

HR City Planning Commission extends comment period

Housing and public park needs took center stage at a Hood River Planning Commission meeting Tuesday night.

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