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Service announcement for April 26

Michael Korhonen

Death notices for April 26

Rick Hulett, Glen Kelly

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Caption Contest: Springtime squirrel allergies?

We at the News thought of several ideas for how we would caption the above photo, but ultimately decided we wanted our reader’s suggestions as well.

Learn about the Grange April 26

Rockford Community Grange celebrates Grange Month with an open house. The community is invited to come see the 100-plus-year-old Grange building and learn about the Patrons of Husbandry.

Book reading examines slavery in Oregon

The History Museum of Hood River County invites the community to “Slavery in the Oregon Territory,” a book reading and discussion with bestselling legal thriller author Phillip Margolin and Oregon history author R. Gregory Nokes, Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m.

Parkdale News: Parkdale Garden Club hosts ‘Hats off to Spring’

The Parkdale Garden Club is hosting this year’s annual Hood River District meeting on Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. at the Parkdale Grange Hall, and anyone in the community who is interested in the garden club is welcome to come to the free event.

Mid Valley news: Mercado del Valle to open in June

It’s been long rumored that a farmers market was coming to Odell … sometime. This summer, the Gorge Grown Mercado del Valle (Valley Market) becomes a reality.

Japanese Studies at CGCC teaches more than just language

Columbia Gorge Community College’s foreign language program fosters cross-cultural collaboration, problem solving and character development for both students and the community at large.

Second-half comeback falls short in HRV lax loss to Summit

After opening with a painful 10-2 first half deficit, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys lacrosse team made some vital adjustments to its defensive tactics and rebounded by outscoring the Summit Storm 7-4 in the second half. The comeback attempt was too little, too late, however, as the Eagles lost 14-9 in the home game Saturday afternoon.

Bucks too much for HRV

Pendleton sweeps baseball, softball in Saturday doubleheader

HRV BASEBALL: Facing the second top-five-ranked team in a week, the Hood River Valley Eagles baseball team was on the verge of snapping a four-game losing streak in a Class 5A doubleheader matchup against the highly regarded no. 3-ranked Pendleton Buckaroos. A late game lead evaporated, though, as Pendleton scored four unanswered runs in the sixth to pull out a 5-2 win over the Eagles in their Columbia River Conference opener Saturday at HRV’s Traner Field.

Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale returns

Mark your calendars: The annual event that local gardeners look forward to each year returns again on Saturday, May 10. That’s the date for the OSU Central Gorge Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale in Hood River.

Pet of the Week: Brownie is ‘15 pounds of pure sweetness’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Brownie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

Sheriff Log for April 23

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River April 15-21.

Letters to the Editor for April 23

Lucky to have Walden; Restore access; Sea lions no real threat; PERS and coaches

On Letters: Keep them coming

Readers often ask, “How do you decide which letters to print?”

ANOTHER VOICE: Forget Barrett, find a site that works

The Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District has a well-deserved reputation for delivering a lot of public benefit on a small budget. Given that reputation, the District’s recent decision to spend $300,000 in local and state funds on a radio flyer field at its Barrett Drive property is perplexing. The district has identified ball fields as our community’s number one need while a radio flyer field doesn’t even appear on its master plan.

Entertainment Update for April 23

Sara Holman at The Pines; Smiley, more at Springhouse; Music at White Buffalo; Massey Ferguson at CEBU

Poster contest for Fusion event underway

The White Salmon Arts Council is offering $250 for the poster design selected for this year’s Art and Wine Fusion. This is the 10th annual Fusion event in White Salmon, scheduled for Saturday, July 26.

Analemma opens in Mosier

Mosier is now home to one of the Columbia Gorge’s newest wineries.

Klickitat County offers scenic aid

As a backlog-busting move, Klickitat County proposed that its planners do the legwork for scenic area applications in the county, and hand over completed paperwork for Gorge Commission planners to sign off on. It is the county’s response to a request from the Gorge Commission last fall to have Klickitat County provide resources to the Gorge Commission to ease a growing backlog of land use applications from the county.