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Young writers invited to ‘Honoring Our Rivers’ contest

As Oregon kids say goodbye to summer and return to school, many will have great memories of fishing, swimming, boating, or just being next to a special river.

Apply soon for 2015 ‘Rain’ show

Columbia Center for the Arts asks artist to look to familiar weather for inspiration for the October 2015 “RAIN: an Exhibition,” celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s iconic phenomenon.

‘Blue Sky’ opens over HRVHS

Hood River Valley High School is now producing clean, renewable solar energy due to a grant through Pacific Power’s Blue Sky Program, additional funding from Energy Trust of Oregon and the actual solar panel installation by Scott Sorenson, Common Energy LLC.

Sherrif Log for Oct. 1

Sept. 21 to 29

Discovery Center hosts ‘Vintage Evening’ auction fundraiser Oct. 4

THE DALLES—Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents “A Vintage Evening – Rock & Roll Sock Hop,” Saturday, Oct. 4. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.

Kegler’s Corner: Eskildsen shines

Woody Eskildsen earned top honors in league action last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Woody scattered the sticks like a pro in the Monday night Industrial league, finishing the session with a super scratch 258 game. For the evening’s work, Woody was 138 pins over his average. We’ve been watching Woody’s progress and he’s definitely found some keys to successful bowling. The right hander has a nice smooth approach, finishes on the right side of the lane at the foul line which gives the best strike angle into the pins and rolls a nice hook.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 1

Payne claims HRMGA championship; Middle school coaches needed; Homecoming game is Friday

Peter Lund-Frandsen to speak on Energy Medicine at HR library

International speaker and teacher from Denmark, Peter Lund-Frandsen, will be giving a 3-hour workshop on energy medicine titled: The New Biology, at the Hood River Library on Friday, October 3, 2014, from 6-9 p.m.

Elephant-rhino event Oct. 4 in Parkdale

On Oct. 4, people from around the world, on six continents in 123 cities, will march for elephants and rhinos to raise awareness and ask governments to take action to end trafficking in ivory and rhino horn.

Helping Hands: Revived pie contest helps put spotlight on the problem of domestic violence

The organizer of “Eat Dessert First,” Brian Shortt, likes to say, “There is no such thing as a bad pie.”

Letters to the Editor for Oct.1

Vote sustainable; Climate change is real; more

Entertainment Update for Oct. 1

Voci sings ‘Requiem’ Oct. 26; Magical History Tour Oct. 24 benefits Cascade Locks museum; more

The making of the calendar

Photographer Peter Marbach branches out, in more ways than one, with scenic calendar produced in a new partnership with Columbia Gorge Press

New views of old favorites.

Study shows ‘alarming levels’ of toxics in Columbia River fish

Columbia Riverkeeper recently announced results from the second phase of the group’s “Is Your Fish Toxic Study,” and Riverkeepr reports that the findings show “alarming levels” of heavy metals, toxic flame retardants, cancer-causing PCBs, and endocrine disrupting chemicals in Columbia River fish.

White Salmon planning to lease property to pot retailer

The White Salmon City Council is considering a lease agreement for a section of the city-owned park-and-ride off of State Route 14 with Esverdeado, an applicant for a license to sell recreational marijuana.

Students, parents invited to Marijuana education forum Friday, 5 p.m. at HRVHS

Two speakers will give a perspective on what is happening across the country and in our state during the Marijuana and Our Youth educational forum at Hood River Valley High School’s Bowe Theater Oct. 3 from 5-7 p.m.

Pregnancy, infant loss support group formed

Community invited to memorial walk on Oct. 3

Pregnancy and infant loss are hard subjects to share — and perhaps that’s why those who suffer these losses often feel unable to acknowledge their grief publicly.

Mid Valley News: El Mercado ends season

El Mercado del Valle celebrated its last farmers market Sept. 20 with piñatas — some made by St. Francis House, others donated by local businesses — music and dancing.

‘Eat Dessert First’ event Saturday invites bakers and pie lovers

It’s so close you can almost taste it.

Church Notes for Oct. 1

Valley Christian presents ‘Jesus Fatwah’ series; Riverside blesses animals in Sunday service:

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