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Wednesday, June 29



Fun at the CGWA Beach Bash

The wind may not have been as cooperative as it could have been, but that didn’t stop people from coming out and enjoying the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s annual Beach Bash party that happened last weekend at the Hood River Waterfront. On Saturday, people took to the water to enjoy windsurfing and paddling, or hung out with some refreshments at the Event Site.

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Hood River Council moves on marijuana taxation, hears new STR ideas

In a wide-ranging meeting Monday, Hood River City Council heard new staff suggestions on short term rental regulations, received a report of an unusual development with the new Hampton Inn hotel project, and voted unanimously to place on the Nov. 8 ballot a measure proposing a 3 percent city tax on marijuana items as allowed by Oregon law.

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Downtown streets closed for First Friday

Nearly six years ago, Hood River County’s three public libraries in Hood River, Cascade Locks, and Parkdale closed. Thanks to a vote of the people, those libraries reopened on July 1, 2011, as an independent special district. Hood River County Library District invites the community to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the libraries’ reopening at its “Star Wars birthday party” on Friday, July 1, 5-7 p.m., in the Georgiana Smith Memorial Gardens.

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Red Cross urges blood donations for summer

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and throughout the summer.

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WSDOT to repair damage to SR-14

A series of unfortunate events surrounding State Route 14 in the Columbia Gorge is leading the Washington State Department of Transportation to schedule a contractor to come in and repair damage to the roadway.

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Sports Briefs for June 29

HRMGA Chapman Tourney results; HRV wrestler Justin Wilson heads to Japan for cultural exchange program; Tennis events going on throughout summer

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Love of languages

Julia Skwarczynski knows a lot of languages. Besides English, the Hood River Valley High School student — who will be a senior next year — speaks French, Spanish and Polish (her native language), is learning German, and this year began Russian lessons as well.

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Art, and more art

Two downtown venues host art openings Friday, providing the community two opportunities to meet with artists and purchase works. The shows will be at the Columbia Center for the Arts, and the historic Venue 301, located a block away from each other.

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Fire season is here: enjoy yourself, safely and legally

Hood River County Library District invites the community to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the libraries’ reopening at its “Star Wars birthday party” on Friday, July 1 from 5-7 p.m. (details on page A5) as just one part of First Friday, which features the STEM fair postponed from a month ago, two art openings, and plenty more happening downtown.

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Brush fire near Dufur contained

The Jewel Road Fire was reported Saturday at 4:30 p.m. burning in grass and brush on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands west of Dufur in central Oregon.

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Keep fireworks legal, and safe

The Office of State Fire Marshal, Oregon fire service, Keep Oregon Green, natural resource agencies, Oregon fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts encourage Oregonians to “Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe” when using fireworks.

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Color Run for Haiti

Horizon Christian School students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade enjoy a “color run” June 10 to raise funds for a Haiti mission organization called I’mMe helping orphan children.

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‘Before I Die’ encourages reflection

“Before I Die” walls have sprouted up throughout the Gorge over the last three summers, first appearing in Mosier, then in The Dalles and now near the corner of Sixth and Oak in Hood River.

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Roots and Branches: Grandkids, softball, memories

Two more showery days have passed and our abundant crop of cherries is amazingly still intact. Yes, there has been damage, but it is harvestable, which means we can pick these really big beauties and get them to market with a profit margin rather than a loss.

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Yesteryears: Summer heatwave hits valley in 1936

Residents who, less than two weeks ago were wondering whether summer would ever come to Hood River Valley, did not have to look at thermometers last Sunday to assure themselves that summer had arrived, for many were, long before noon, hunting shady spots and a trace of breeze.

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Tuesday, June 28

  

Police report burglaries

Over the last couple of weeks, the Hood River Police Department has taken two reports of burglaries to local businesses. In both cases, generators were stolen after the suspect(s) broke a window to gain entry into the business. These burglaries occurred in the early morning hours.

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Windermere holds annual food drive

Windermere In an effort to provide hunger relief throughout the Columbia River Gorge, Windermere Glenn Taylor Real Estate is holding its annual food drive through July 15 in order to stock up local pantries for the summer.

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Saturday, June 25

      

Delayed burn pile fire

Firefighter John Stehlik hoses a burn pile Thursday that had been set more than five weeks ago. The fire spread to four-tenths of an acre before Wy’East Fire District personnel responded and controlled its spread through blackberries and into nearby woods.

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Teen teaches paddling to help food banks

A Hood River teen is organizing a special water event on July 8: SUP for FISH is an event for young ladies (8-18) in the Gorge. It happens at Hood River Waterfront Park starting at 9:30 a.m. T-shirts, lunch, and hats are included.

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Another Voice: Trains in the Columbia Gorge are going in the wrong direction

If there is any positive outcome to the Mosier oil train derailment on June 3, it is that many more people are asking the right questions about oil trains traveling along the Columbia River and through our communities. These are questions that challenge our complacency and call for us to stand up for our values as residents of the Columbia Gorge.

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No to oil trains

Union Pacific’s poor stewardship of the tracks as revealed by federal findings and the ominous likelihood of another derailment, worse than the one at Mosier June 3, points simply to the need to end oil train travel through the Gorge.

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The Next Door marks 45 years

Think back in time to the year 1971. The Vietnam War was dividing the country. Young people turned to drugs to numb their fear and confusion while their parents anxiously watched the fast-paced social changes that were occurring. The Beatles had gone their separate ways.

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‘Operation Dry Water’ this weekend

The Marine Board and law enforcement from 32 counties and the Oregon State Police will be participating in Operation Dry Water during the weekend of June 24-26 as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence of intoxicants (BUII).

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Oregon Trail Tea Time

The Hood River Valley Evening Garden Club hosted this year’s Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs Convention June 13-16 at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn — the first time in more than a decade the state convention has been hosted by a Hood River club.

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Final reunion for Odell High School

Bernice Arthur, left, and Pat Rasmussen Hoodenpile, along with Nate Arthur, far left, greet Delpha Clark, class of 1944, Saturday at the final reunion of the Odell High School, which was founded 100 years ago.

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Tum-A-Lum ‘timber’

Michael DeHart of The Dalles and his sons enjoy a suspenseful game of lumber “Jenga” Saturday at the 110th anniversary and grand-reopening celebration at Hood River Tum-A-Lum on Highway 35. Brandon, left, and Kaden, center, watch as James s-l-l-l-o-o-o-w-w-ly removes a piece of wood in hopes the entire pile stays upright. The trick is to then place that chunk on top without felling the stack

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‘Much Ado’ about Facetime

“Much Ado About Nothing” preparations began with an unusual rehearsal arrangement: one of the leads, Paul Bowen (Benedick), who was traveling out of state, “phoning it in,” yet giving it his best, via Facetime.

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National FFA scholarship goes to Jakelyn Santa Cruz

The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Fastline Publications scholarship to Jakelyn Santa Cruz of the Hood River Valley High School FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Fastline Publications as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Santa Cruz will attend Oregon State University.

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History links Mike’s (30 years) and Tum-A-Lum (110)

I was headed into my freshman year of high school when Mike’s Ice Cream opened in 1986. It was a big deal — there weren’t a lot of places where kids my age could hang out, and having something downtown, across from the library park (that sold ice cream! In waffle cones!) really opened up options for me and my friends. We’d meet, grab a cone, and catch up on what we’d been up to that summer.

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Portland leaders ask governors to ban oil-by-rail

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland and Multnomah County leaders on Tuesday urged the governors of Oregon and Washington to push Congress for a permanent ban on oil-by-rail in the wake of a fiery train derailment along the Columbia River.

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Cascade Observations: Making New Friends, Keeping the Old

I was a Girl Scout over 50 years ago, but the lyrics to a popular scouting song still remain lodged in my brain, years after memories of merit badges and the taste of campfire s’mores are long gone: “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.”

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Chalk and Hopes

The traveling “Before I Die” kiosk awaits all-comers next to the downtown Hood River Library.

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What happened to sea lion ‘Ray?’

“Ray,” a 1,300-pound male California sea lion, was a well-known fixture at The Dalles Marina, where he took up residence on a tenant’s dock in 2011. For years, he was a highly visible member of the river community, hauling himself out on a marina dock each day and feasting on salmon migrating through the river.

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Tuesday, June 21

  

Saturday, June 18



‘Incredible Years’ parenting classes begin on July 13

‘Incredible Years’ Parents can enrich their child’s life and their own by attending the “Incredible Years” 12-week parenting program starting Wednesday, July 13. The series will be held at The Next Door office in The Dalles at 318 W. Second St.

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Mt. Hood Town Hall celebrates summer

The Mt. Hood Town Hall will hold its annual Summer Barbecue event on Saturday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m. This family-friendly event is an opportunity for the board of directors to say thank you to the community for all of its support over the year and for everyone to gather and celebrate.

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‘Air Panther’

Hood River Middle School students “painted” the newest “Art for the Sky” image on June 3, directed by Daniel Dancer, the Mosier resident who has done dozens of images involving large numbers of students forming an image and photographed aerially (www.artforthesky.com).

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Kayak prize at Kickstand event

This Pongo kayak will be the prize at the summer kickoff party at Kickstand Coffee and Kitchen, 13th and State streets, on June 23, 4-7 p.m. — and the Columbia Gorge Peace Village the beneficiary.

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The Porch for June 18

WELL DONE: The kids in the Westside Elementary talent show, with a special shout-out to emcee Ben Bauman, a fourth-grader, who ably kept things moving with a dryly humorous touch, at Wednesday’s event.

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ODOT asks for oil train moratorium

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon transportation officials are asking federal rail authorities to suspend crude oil trains in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge until there is a better understanding of what caused a fiery derailment there this month.

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A carnival to take on cancer

This year’s Columbia River Relay For Life, titled “Evening of Hope,” moves to a new location, and proceeds on a different, shorter schedule, with an emphasis on music, dancing, and active fun while honoring cancer survivors and treasuring loved ones’ memories.

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Health focus: Skin cancer

Skin cancer facts to know, starting with this one: Melanoma accounts for only one percent of all skin cancer cases, but the vast majority of skin cancer deaths.

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Sports camps make exercise fun

School may be out for the summer, but there are plenty of sports camps for children and teens available to keep them healthy and active during the break. Here are three:

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HR Parks District needs to answer for open meetings law violations

A general sense of gratitude must go out to the volunteer elected officials, and usually underpaid appointed ones, serving special taxing districts, for the tasks they have agreed to do: making small, medium and large decisions, usually without much recognition, attention, praise or criticism.

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Another Voice: Leadership needed in dealing with threats from oil trains in the Gorge

The Mosier train derailment on June 3 was a terrible accident. But from the accident, we have learned many valuable things. As the members of the Oregon House who represent the Gorge region in Salem, it was especially instructive for us to be able to witness first-hand how legislation passed in the 2015 session impacted the reaction to events that occurred that weekend

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Friday, June 17



Q AND A with Orchardist Dan Klindt

Dane Klindt is a cherry and pear orchardist in Hood River and Wasco counties. Dane and his father, Paul Klindt, along with partner Rich Kortge, own and/or manage about 750 acres of orchards — including five orchards in The Dalles, three located between The Dalles and Dufur, one in Tygh Valley and two in Parkdale.

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Gamez named to CGCC board

J. Carmen (Carmelo) Gamez, a longtime resident of The Dalles, has been appointed to succeed M.D. Van Valkenburgh in Position One on the Columbia Gorge Community College board of directors.

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Who's your farmer?

From the mountain to the river, these are your local farmers, growers, and producers — working hard to provide fresh produce year-round.

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Thursday, June 16



Good eats on wheels

Once maligned as purveyors of lowbrow eating, food trucks have experienced a renaissance in recent years, serving up creative dishes from all over the world while simultaneously using fresh, local ingredients.

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Cooking With Kids

Inviting kids into the kitchen to help cook has many benefits: it allows them a sense of contribution, it actually helps with the food prep (sometimes), and it encourages them to try new foods. Sometimes it’s not possible to have them help with the actual cooking; between activities and homework, the late afternoon and evening can be pretty hectic. A fun alternative is planning a simple meal that they can assemble at the dinner table. Tacos, burgers, ramen, and nachos are fun examples of this. One of our recipes that allows for kid participation at the table is Posole.

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Wednesday, June 15



Recipes from Tumbleweed Farms' Andrea Beemis

A farmer turned foodie, Andrea Bemis is truly manifesting the farm-to-table lifestyle every day. She shares her creative recipes and adventures from her farm in Parkdale on her food blog, Dishing up the Dirt. She’s at work on her first cookbook, due out next year.

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TreeBird Organics

For TreeBird Organics, it’s all about “getting good food in people’s hands.” At least that’s Michael Kelly’s goal for the family farm that he and his wife Rebecca Wellman have re-established, nestled in the hills of Trout Lake, Wash. TreeBird Organics, formerly Sunnybrook Farm, specializes in pastured meats and organic eggs. The farm is 100 percent organic and is a part of Gorge Grown and Oregon Tilth, and is Animal Welfare Approved.

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CHEF SPOTLIGHT:John Helleberg

When you walk into John Helleberg and Marcie Wily’s house, you enter through the side door directly into the kitchen, which is fitting for a family whose life and livelihood is mostly centered on food. As you are welcomed into their simple, cozy kitchen you’re greeted by a flurry of activity led in equal measure by their children, Sophie and Jack, and their Labradoodle, Hank.

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Waking up the ground

Local farmers shake off winter, and start the crops that will fill your farmers’ market bags and CSA boxes

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Fresh bites

The OSU Extension Service of Hood River and Wasco counties offers a series called “A La Carte Food Preservation Classes” from June through August.

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Editors Note -- Savor Summer 2016

I first experienced food truck fare as a kid on the island of Tahiti. My family and I were on a year-long sailing trip, and during the time we spent tied up to the wharf in Papeete, we discovered the antidote to weeks (months) of one-pot sailboI first experienced food truck fare as a kid on the island of Tahiti. My family and I were on a year-long sailing trip, and during the time we spent tied up to the wharf in Papeete, we discovered the antidote to weeks (months) of one-pot sailboat meals that relied heavily on canned goods: the Roulottes. at meals that relied heavily on canned goods: the Roulottes.

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El Mercado del Valle comes to Odell Thursday

El Mercado del Valle, Gorge Grown Food Network’s farmers’ market and community gathering space in Odell, returns Thursday, June 16 from 4-7 p.m. on Atkinson Drive in downtown Odell. That’s right: a new time and location near the landmark Odell Methodist Church.

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Maletz graduates

Anastasia Maletz, HRVHS class of 2008, was recently graduated from The Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, Wash.

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Good works and gratitude

“We are amazed and humbled by the overwhelming support for Good Neighbor Saturday,” said Anna Williams, manager of the Providence Volunteers in Action group.

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Yesteryears: Dee Flat to get ‘modern light and power service’ in 1926

Negotiations, aiming at the extension of Pacific Power & Light Co.’s service to Dee Flat, which have been in progress for nearly two years, were brought to an end on Tuesday of this week, when the power company announced that work will be started in the near future in putting through the desired extension, and making available a modern light and power service for the progressive community of Dee Flat. Foremost in the project is Rory A. Collins, prominent orchardist and dairyman of the Flat.

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HRCSD offers breakfast, lunch this summer

Hood River County School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program and is offering breakfast and lunch at no charge for children ages 1-18 from July 6 to July 27 at the following times:

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Rep. Johnson receives housing award

The Oregon Opportunity Network (Oregon ON) has chosen Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) to receive one of the 2016 Housing Champion Awards. As the statewide association for affordable housing and community development nonprofits, Oregon ON selected Johnson because of his support for several housing bills during the 2016 session.

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Sheared screws blamed in train derailment

The Mosier train derailment was caused when an unknown number of large screws, used to provide extra stabilization to rail ties on curves, sheared off — something a railroad official said he’d never seen before in a derailment.

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A vigil for Orlando June 15

A vigil in memory of the victims of the shooting in Orlando this past weekend will be held at Hood River Waterfront Park on Wednesday, June 16, from 7-8 p.m.

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Tuesday, June 14



Merkley holds two town halls on Saturday

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Portland, will hold town hall meetings in Mosier and Hood River on Saturday. He is expected to discuss his call for a ban on oil train traffic in the Gorge, but as part of the sessions will take questions on any topic the public wishes to ask.

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Flags Lowered: Victims in Orlando shooting

Gov. Kate Brown on Monday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Thursday, June 16 in honor of the victims of the Orlando shooting.

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Explore beliefs and rituals surrounding death, dying

Throughout the world there exists tremendous variation in how people view and treat death: in the ritual practices tied to the disposition of the deceased, in forms of bereavement and remembrance, in the meaning and definitions attached to death, and in how people care for the dying or prepare for their own death.

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Saturday, June 11



Grads come to May Street

New this year at schools in the Hood River County School District: Graduating seniors visited their elementary schools to parade the hallways in cap and gown.

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Train cleanup continues

With the roughly 280,000 gallons of oil remaining in the 16 derailed train cars in Mosier offloaded Wednesday morning, and stored in The Dalles, work began right away on removing the cars themselves.

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Rachel Harry wins a Tony

Sunday’s Tony Awards playbill will contain a familiar name and school, thanks to the efforts of students and community members.

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HRVHS faculty names top 2015-16 scholars

Hood River Valley High School faculty honored its Scholars of the Year, at last week’s Evening of Excellence Academic award banquet. Teachers provided these profiles of the students. Most received their diplomas Friday night at the HRVHS Commencement.

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Wednesday, June 8

   

Retirees Honored

Friends and colleagues honored 17 Hood River County School District employees retiring with 400-plus years’ experience at a reception last week hosted by the History Museum of Hood River County.

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Beach Wrestling State Champs

Local athletes were well-represented at the annual Oregon Beach Wrestling state championships held Saturday at the Hood River Waterfront.

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WAAAM celebrates highway’s 100th

If you missed Tuesday’s centennial rededication of the Columbia River Highway, and the parade of antique cars from Crown Point to Multnomah Falls, Hood River News will have photos in the Weekend Edition, and on June 11 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum celebrates the 100 year anniversary of the building of the highway.

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Saturday, June 4

    

Heat alert is on

This is the start of fire season; Hood River County Fire agencies have restricted their burn hours as of Friday, June 3.

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Market in Odell debuts

Students from Sandy Salazar’s Folklorico group dance during the season opening of Gorge Grown’s El Mercado del Valle Thursday evening.

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Casa playhouse raffle underway

Columbia Gorge CASA has begun ticket sales for its 2016 Playhouse Raffle. This year’s playhouse features a modern themed, two-story structure with solar-lighting, upstairs deck, covered front porch, recycled wood and corrugated metal siding, indoor and outdoor carpeting, and a star-viewing, clear upper roof.

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Indian Creek golf clinic helps Next Door youth

Indian Creek Golf Course’s Director of Instruction Mark Gradin led the second annual golf clinic for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge and Mentor for Success, youth mentoring programs of The Next Door, on May 26.

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UPDATED: No one hurt in intense Wednesday burn

Fire heavily damaged a home Wednesday night on an alley just south of Hull Street, near 10th Street on the Heights, consuming the garage and a Volkswagen Transporter vehicle inside. No one was in the structure and police and fire reported no injuries.

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Bridge guardrail damaged

A suspected vehicle struck the east guardrail on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge Thursday afternoon, causing traffic delays in both directions as Port of Hood River crews responded.

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The Porch for June 4

WELL SAID: “Some people have Crossfit. I call it ‘Bookfit.’” — Muir Cohen of Waucoma Bookstore, while schlepping a handcart full of boxes the three blocks from his store to the Post Office.

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Tales of huge floods in the Pacific Northwest June 11

Columbia Gorge Chapter Ice-Age Floods Institute and the Hood River Library present “Tales of Huge Floods in the Pacific Northwest: Missoula Floods, Bonneville Flood and Columbia River Basalts,” at the Hood River Library on Saturday, June 11, at 1 p.m.

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Commencement Etiquette: It’s a formal event and should be treated that way — for everyone’s sake

More than 1,100 students are graduating from Yamhill County high schools this year. Willamina High, which traditionally opens graduation season, will graduate its 44-member class Saturday. The bulk of the commencement events will follow two weeks later: McMinnville and Newberg, Friday, June 10; Amity, Dayton and Sheridan Saturday, June 11; and Yamhill-Carlton Sunday, June 12.

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Friday, June 3

      

Thursday, June 2



Fire damages Heights home, classic VW in garage

Fire heavily damaged a home on an alley just south of Hull Street, near 10th Street on the Heights Wednesday night, consuming the garage and a Volkswagen Transporter vehicle inside. No one was in the structure and police and fire reported no injuries.

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Wednesday, June 1



HRV baseball again headed to 5A championship game

The Hood River Valley Eagles are headed to Keizer for the OSAA 5A baseball state championship game for the third year in a row, shutting out Churchill 1-0 in Tuesday evening's semifinal game that was played in Hood River.

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GO! Green Drinks at Riverside June 22

Join Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program and Gorge Grown Food Network at the Gorge Owned’s Green Drinks event to hear about the newest innovative programs bolstering the local food system in the Gorge. The event takes place June 22 at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St., from 5:30-7 p.m.

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Yesteryears: Memorial Hospital addition plans approved in 1956

Final Hill-Burton approval of plans and specifications for the addition to Memorial Hospital was grated early this week, reports Glenn Howell, administrator. The approval was granted by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and the architect has been instructed to invite bids. It is estimated construction will be started as early as 30 days, hospital officials report.

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Honor and Respect on Memorial Day

“Let us honor and respect the sacrifice of all those who sacrificed for their country, and continue to do,” Rev. Carl Casey, American Legion Post commander, said Monday in his benediction at the community Memorial Day observance at Idlewilde Cemetery.

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Man arrested on attempted murder charge

A California man was arrested on attempted murder and assault charges Friday, after a citizen reported seeing a “severely beaten” woman being loaded into the back of an SUV in the McDonald’s parking lot on Cascade Avenue in Hood River.

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Elks announce 2016 ‘Student of the Year’

The annual Student of the Year award banquet was held May 22 at the Hood River Elks Lodge. Eighteen high school seniors were honored for their community service and volunteer work, along with their academic and extracurricular activities

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Munoz, Marines win county Congressional art competition

Elizabeth Munoz, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, and Roger Marines, a sophomore at South Wasco High School, have been selected as Hood River and Wasco county winners for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) made the announcement recently.

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Double Mountain announces Portland taproom

Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom has selected the Woodstock neighborhood in southeast Portland to open a second taproom location. This marks the nine-year-old brewery’s first expansion outside of Hood River.

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Clutch clothing swap serves Helping Hands

A group of over 50 women gathered recently for the second annual Spring Clean Clothing Exchange hosted by Clutch Hair Co. in support of Helping Hands Against Violence. The newly opened hair salon transformed into a second hand clothing boutique for the evening to provide an unique one-night only shopping experience.

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Sports Briefs for June 1

20th Annual Elks Charity Golf tournament June 25; Andres Baeza signs with Concordia; Joel Garcia signs with St. Mary’s University

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Eagles edge Ashland in defensive quarterfinal battle

Two home runs by senior pitcher/outfielder Patrick Harvey and a one-hitter thrown by sophomore Connor Coerper in his playoff debut helped lift No. 2 HRV over No. 7 Ashland, 2-0, in a defensive duel that took place in Hood River Friday night.

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Memorial Day: ‘We need to think about how to respond’

Organizers and speakers in Monday’s Memorial Day observance struck the right tone with the combination of solemn tribute, history lesson, and community gathering. Children, teens and adults of all ages were involved in the 90-minute event, attended by more than 400 people at Idlewilde Cemetery.

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Hearings return for Vancouver oil terminal

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Both supporters and opponents of a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver are preparing to face off in June in front of state regulators tasked with deciding the fate of the project.

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Revamped ‘Farm Place’ will open on June 10

The Packer Orchards Farm Place in Pine Grove will open Friday, June 10, welcoming all visitors to an updated place of family fun. The Farm Place (formerly Rasmussen Farm) was purchased last year by the Packer family, long-time Gorge residents and farmers, and owners of Packer Orchards and Bakery, just a few miles away on Highway 35.

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Travelogue: Greyhound

"What — were the wagon trains all booked?" This was just one response I got when I told people I had returned from a cross-country Greyhound bus trip.

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