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Saturday, October 29

 

‘Christmas Décor and More’ sale at HR Valley Christian

It can be a great feeling to deck the halls early and be ready for Christmas ahead of time. Plan now to shop at the annual “Pre-Christmas Sale” at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road. The doors will be open Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6 from noon to 3 p.m.

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Marbach presents ‘Born Free’ Columbia River program Nov. 2

Visit the Hood River Library’s reading room on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. to hear Peter Marbach discuss his work and show his photographs about the wild portion of the Columbia River. Marbach will also give a brief update on his entire Columbia River project. His work can be seen throughout the month of November in Library Lane.

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Aging with dignity explored in first World Café

Community conversations about elders, aging and caregiving, sponsored by the Aging in the Gorge Alliance (Alianza de la Tercera Edad), were launched Oct. 22 with a “World Café” attended by 50 people from nearly all Gorge communities.

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Accomplishments and thank yous

Hood River Valley Speech and Debate team sent its advanced travel team to two tournaments this month. Ruby Patterson won second place in Poetry and Mason Leavitt won fourth place in Prose Reading at the Jerry Hudson Invitational tournament at Willamette University on Oct. 22.

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Hood River Halloween Fun List

Trick or treating and other traditional child and family-oriented events abound, but adults looking for places to revel in costume, usually with music involved, will also have their choices this weekend:

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‘Rats’ to the rescue

The community is invited to gather at the Crag Rat Hut in Pine Grove this Sunday, Oct. 30, to help one of Hood River’s oldest organizations celebrate their 90th anniversary.

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Pet of the Week: Lewis is your new best friend

Lewis has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week, and wow, talk about cute! Lewis is a 7-year old, 8.3 pound, neutered Chihuahua who just wants someone to give him cuddles!

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‘Catch Me’ opens this weekend at HRVHS

Detective Hanratty (Jasper Krehbiel) discusses a lead with fellow detectives Branton (Cooper Case), Cod (Kelsey Stewart) and Dollar (Sam Hannigan, not pictured) in the Hood River Valley High School fall musical performance of “Catch Me If You Can."

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Gorge Lit welcomes writing submissions

The Gorge Literary Journal, a voice for writers in the Columbia Gorge, is now accepting submissions for its fourth edition. The submission deadline is Nov. 15 for this twice-yearly publication.

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Friday, October 28

 

Wednesday, October 26



Search suspended for west Gorge hiker

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have suspended the search for a 21-year-old woman believed to be missing in the west Columbia River Gorge, in Multnomah County.

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Three appeals filed on UP’s Mosier track project

In the wake of the Wasco County Planning Commission’s recent 5-2 decision to approve Union Pacific Railroad’s proposed double-tracking project in the Mosier area, a total of three appeals have been filed — including one from the railroad itself.

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Time to vote

Ballots for the Nov. 8 General Election should have arrived in most homes. If you are registered and have not received a ballot by Oct. 26, contact the County Elections Office.

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Pony Club rides to second place at Oregon Region rally

Despite torrential downpours and high-wind gusts that lead to cancellation of high school sports transportation the weekend before last, the Mount Hood Pony Club (MHPC) competed at the Oregon Equestrian Center for the annual Oregon Region Show-jump rally, and brought home impressive results.

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HRV football falls to Mountain View, faces tough contest with top-ranked Summit in home finale Friday

One of the HRV football team’s last, best chances to grab a win this season failed to materialize Friday night as the Eagles (0-8, 0-6 Special District 1) fell to a motivated Mountain View Cougars (5-3, 3-3) squad that was fighting for a postseason berth. The Cougars used a productive third quarter to pull away from HRV, defeating the Eagles 40-13 in Bend.

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Kegler's Corner: Jacque Long sizzles

Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes would like to extend a great big welcome to league bowling newcomer Jacque Long, who earned the top spot on the team of the week.

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Horizon loses a heartbreaker in 1A semis

A four-goal effort by Horizon soccer lead scorer Quinn Roetcisoender wasn’t enough to lift the Hawks over the North Clackamas Christian Saints in a 1A semifinal playoff game played in Oregon City Monday.

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The Ale List: pFriem ranks tops in Oregonian brewery list

Rating pFriem Family Brewing as producing “some of the best Belgian-style beers west of the Mississippi — and good IPAs, too,” The Oregonian newspaper last week gave the four-year-old Hood River Brewery its number one spot in its list of top 10 breweries in Oregon. Pfriem, is the only Gorge brewery on the list. Breakside, Barley Brown, Deschutes and The Commons rounded out the top five.

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Tuesday, October 25

 

Saturday, October 22



Bridging Marine Park

A raised pedestrian bridge will connect Cascade Locks’ business core to the riverside Marine Park, if plans reach fruition.

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What’s the BUZZ on pollinators?

Bees are critical to pollination, and new sculptures in the community will become homes to bees while standing as artistic representations by middle school students.

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Honoring Citizen Min

Hundreds gathered last week at centennial birth anniversary events for Minoru Yasui, native son and civil rights advocate who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.

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Vote forum on Monday

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), hosts a forum for Oregon candidates on Oct. 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State streets, Hood River.

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Jax Mariash Koudele wins Global Deserts race in Chile

Professional endurance runner Jax Mariash Koudele of Hood River became the female champion and fourth overall finisher at the Global 4 Deserts race series stop in Chile (known as the Atacama Crossing) on Oct. 8. The Chile stop is the fourth of five for Koudele this fiscal year to become the first woman in the world to complete the series Grand Slam Plus.

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Late-match strike by Mona Diaz puts HRV over the top in title game

It took a late effort by senior midfielder Mona Diaz to put the Eagles over the top, but for the seventh season in a row, the HRV girls soccer team has won the Columbia River Conference title, shutting out Hermiston 1-0 Tuesday evening on the road for the honor. It was HRV’s sixth consecutive win.

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Rep. Greg Walden seeks to ‘restore balance’

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., is highly concerned about the precedent being set by President Barack Obama with a continuing “overreach” of authority that threatens the separation of powers in the U.S. Constitution.

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Friday, October 21

 

Wednesday, October 19

     

Deputy DA speaks on domestic violence

Calling it “a disease that touches all of us,” Deputy District Attorney Carrie Rasmussen told her own family’s story of domestic abuse, as keynote speaker at the Helping Hands Against Violence candlelight vigil Oct. 12 at Georgiana Smith Gardens.

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Asai, Sankari named Merit scholars

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Hood River Valley High School seniors Douglas Asai and Pico Sankari as Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of Commendation from the school and NMSC, which conducts the program has been presented to these scholastically talented seniors.

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Elks select Skwarczynski, Walker as Sept. students of the month

Julia Skwarczynski and Abby Walker, two Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as this school year’s first Elks Students of the Month. Both were presented checks for $100 in recognition of their volunteer efforts and achievements at school during last week’s lodge meeting.

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Mid Valley move

Hood River Rotary completed a mascot relocation project at Mid Valley Elementary on Oct. 13.

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Volleyball gears up for Oct. 29 playoff

Eagle volleyball took on The Dalles Tuesday in what was Eagles’ Senior Night (results too late for press time), and is looking ahead to its first playoff game, at home on Oct. 29. It earned home court advantage last week by winning the Columbia River Conference title.

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Swimmers post big improvements at home meet

Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey hosted its annual Harvest of Gold Swim Meet, sponsored by ERS / Your Rental and Party Centers last weekend at the Hood River Aquatic Center. Oregon Swimming Official Stan Benson celebrated 40 years of officiating in Oregon Swimming at the meet.

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WS Library holds ‘Boys in the Boat’ talk Oct. 22

The Friends of the White Salmon Community Library invites the public to a community discussion of the KOOBDOOGA: Community Reads featured book, “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.”

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Gorge receives national honor this weekend

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will honor the Columbia Gorge Region, Oregon and Washington at its RWJF Culture of Health Prize National Celebration and Learning Event this weekend at its headquarters in Princeton, N.J.

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‘Mayerdale Place’ program Oct. 21

Tom Garnier presents a program on Mayerdale Place on Friday, Oct. 21 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m.

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County continues marijuana hearings

Hood River County Board of Commissioners heard another round of impassioned testimony as they drew closer to adopting a set of rules for marijuana businesses outside city limits.

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Tuesday, October 18



Teen Halloween party at library

Come to the Hood River Library on Sunday, Oct. 30 for an evening of snacks, candy, games and some spooky (and probably silly) movies and stories. Teens and tweens will have the library to themselves for the night.

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Saturday, October 15



Farmers’ market continues in HR

Fall harvests make the Hood River Farmers’ Market more abundant than ever with tomatoes, kale, beets, squash, onions, apples, pears, and more. The market continues every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 19, in the Fifth and Columbia parking lot across from Full Sail.

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How to Be Happier

Does it feel like some people are just born happy? That’s because they are. But after hundreds of scientific studies on happiness, we now know that at least 40 percent of our happiness is in our own control. What’s more, it can be boosted by a few key habits.

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OCC fall training Oct. 22 for volunteers

Samaritan’s Purse invites the community to its annual Operation Christmas Child (OCC) fall training seminar on Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. until noon at Faith Lutheran Church, 2810 W. 10th, The Dalles.

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One Community Health awarded $88,000 to enhance clinic quality

In spite of the increasingly stringent standards set forth in the health care industry, One Community Health (OCH) recently learned it’s being recognized for its ongoing commitment to excellence, thanks to a sizeable award from Health and Human Services (HHS).

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HR Council candidates gather

All four candidates for three open positions on Hood River City Council spent the morning together Oct. 8 at Saturday Market greeting voters.

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The Ale List: ‘Great American’ honors Cerasus

Last weekend Logsdon Farmhouse Ales received a bronze medal for Cerasus, Belgian Style Red Ale with cherries, at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival held in Denver, Colo. This is the second medal for Cerasus, which was honored with a Gold Medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup. The 2016 GABF competition was by far the largest beer competition ever held with over 7,200 entries from all 50 states. “The competitions get more challenging with hundreds of new breweries

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Ecumenical Ministries hosts voter forums

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), an interfaith organization composed of representatives from area faith communities and churches, invites community members to attend voter forums in White Salmon and Hood River this month for political candidates.

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Friday, October 14



Skyline hosts ‘drug take back day’ Oct. 22

On Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Skyline Hospital in White Salmon will be accepting unused or expired medications at its main entrance located at 211 Skyline Drive. The service is free and all medications will be accepted with no questions asked. Needles and syringes will not be taken, but can be disposed of at all Klickitat County transfer stations if delivered in the approved containers.

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Skyline Hospital offers free community classes

Skyline Hospital recognizes the need to provide health information and services addressing the unique needs of our community. A series of free classes will be held at Skyline in its downstairs meeting space.

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Wednesday, October 12

 

Minoru Yasui’s 100th birthday

In celebration of Minoru Yasui’s 100th birthday, Hood River Library, Columbia Center for the Arts and Gorge Owned Network will host events next week in Hood River.

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Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair returns to fairgrounds

Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair, presented by Griffith Motors, arrives Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, near the community of Odell. Admission and parking are free.

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Soroptimist ‘Live Your Dream’: Applicants sought for cash awards

Soroptimist International of Hood River and Mt. Adams are looking for five Gorge area women who are heads of households to receive $1,500 Live Your Dream Awards to continue their education. Applications are now available at the White Salmon Library and the Hood River Library. The applications are due by Dec. 1.

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Cascade Observations: Rest in peace, Bette

Recently, I had to write an obituary for one of my closest friends, Bette Johnson. I followed the guide from the funeral home and from this newspaper, dutifully including the facts — date and place of her birth, age at her passing (93), names of her parents and those relatives that survive her

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Five Tips for Fall Car Care Month

October is Fall Car Care Month. Why not take a little time to be car care aware and make sure your vehicle is ready for the harsh winter weather ahead? Taking a few simple steps now can save you the headaches and cost of an emergency break-down later, says the Car Care Council.

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Community voices support for Lyle sandbar access

Mount Adams Parks and Recreation District (MAPARD) sponsored a community meeting on Sept. 27 to discuss potential support of developing safe, legal access to Lyle’s sandbar. County Commissioner Dave Sauter led the forum, which took place at the Lyle Lions Club off State Route 14.

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Shelter Services gear up for winter season

Headlines in the Hood River News eight years ago told of a homeless person who froze to death on a sidewalk in Hood River. This became a wake-up call for a group of people connected to GEM (Gorge Ecumenical Ministries). The Hood River Warming Shelter Steering committee was formed and the Warming Shelter opened in December 2012.

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Kegler's Corner: John Miller rolls 266/680

Bowling league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes was smoking hot last week! Five scratch 700 series were rolled and seven bowlers finished up 100 pins or better over their three game sets.

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Redmond’s run game dashes HRV’s chance for postseason appearance

The HRV football team’s slim chance at obtaining a playoff berth was reduced to none over the weekend thanks to the Redmond Panthers, who pummeled the Eagles’ defensive line with an unstoppable ground attack that gave the former Intermountain Conference team a 48-20 victory during HRV’s homecoming game Friday night.

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Horizon home finale

The Horizon Christian soccer team clinched a berth in the championship bracket of the 1A playoffs on Monday.

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Tuesday, October 11



Mount Hood Snowboard Team soars with School Aid

Fall is here and the Mount Hood Snowboard Team is gearing up for another season of competition and travel that culminates at USASA Nationals in Copper Mountain, Colo. The kids compete in half pipe, bordercross and slopestyle competitions.

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‘The Boys of ’36’ at WSVCL Oct. 15

In connection with the month-long KOOBDOOGA: Community Reads 2016 project, the Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library invite the public to view the 60-minute PBS American Experience film “The Boys of ’36” (2016) on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. in the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery. Introduction and remarks will be made by Helen James, former competitive rower and gold medal winner in the US Rowing Masters National Championships.

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Monday, October 10



Saturday, October 8



Air Guitar at HRVHS

The senior class took first place at the 2016 Homecoming Air Guitar Thursday, their performance conjuring up what could have happened during a staff meeting discussing — what else? — Air Guitar.

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The Ale List: Baerlic, Solera gain top of the Hops

More than 4,750 fresh-hop beer lovers came to Hood River on Sept. 24 for the 13th annual Hood River Hops Fest, the Pacific Northwest’s largest fresh-hop beer festival. A total of 49 Oregon, Washington and California breweries — the most ever to be featured at Hood River Hops Fest — participated, with 63 original seasonal fresh-hop beers on tap.

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The Porch for Oct. 8

WELL SAID: ”Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.” — H. Mumford Jones (1892-1980)

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Maltese Falcon-Casablanca

Radio theater performers Emelie Pennington-Davis and Bill Weiler rehearse a portion of Radio KZAS’ “The Maltese Falcon” and “Casablanca” at Columbia Center for the Arts.

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Hermiston challenges, but can’t beat HRV boys soccer

After six consecutive seasons of winning the Columbia River Conference, the HRV boys soccer team has largely outgrown the smallest league in 5A, developing rivalries with nonconference 5A powerhouses like Wilsonville, Woodburn, Summit, and Hillsboro while rolling CRC’s Pendleton and The Dalles.

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Friday, October 7

    

Thursday, October 6

  

Wednesday, October 5

    

Another Trophy for HRV volleyball

The trophy case has been filling up fast at Hood River Valley High School, as the school’s varsity program has once again won another tournament victory.

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‘Magical History Tour’ embarks Oct. 7 in CL

The third annual Magical History Tour happens in Cascade Locks on Oct. 7. Enjoy a twilight cruise aboard the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler with live music, silent auction, light dinner fare, and local history trivia.

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Soil and Water District Notes: Prepare this fall for winter with livestock

For those with livestock, fall is the perfect time to prepare for the wet winter months. Most of us tend to accept mud and run-off as a part of the winter season. But the truth of the matter is you can avoid most mud problems by taking a few steps to manage the water and soil on your land. These steps will protect your animal’s health as well as your property value.

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Kegler's Corner: Josh Worth rolls 739

There were bunches of big bowling scores in last week’s league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. We can’t remember if the team of the week has ever racked up so many pins like this one did — a total of 4,000 pins from each bowler’s scratch series plus their handicap may be a record for a five-person team. It’s definitely an indicator of some mighty fine bowling, which means our bowlers are getting comfortable with our new synthetic lanes!

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Daily Bread: Mornings with Jack

It started with a phone call at night last October from a concerned neighbor who knew we had cats — a cat was by the side of the road; could it possibly be ours?

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Waucoma celebrates 40th year

Waucoma Bookstore is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Oct. 8 at the bookstore, located at 212 Oak St., Hood River, with a book signing with local authors Joe O’Neill and Vikki Claflin.

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Tilly Jane cabin historically restored

The Mt. Hood National Forest and the Portland Chapter of the Oregon Nordic Club have partnered to restore the historic Tilly Jane A-Frame, a picturesque 1930s-era mountain retreat.

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Another Voice: Look ‘behind the curtain’ at the high cost of Measure 97

We’re in the home stretch of this year’s election cycle, and, probably like many of you, I’m looking forward to it being over as soon as possible. This has been one of the most polarizing and divisive elections I’ve ever witnessed — and, according to polls, many of you feel the same way I do. I make my voting decisions based on my personal beliefs and principles and in some races this year, it’s very hard to find a choice

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Johnsons celebrate 50th

Terry and Donna Johnson, of Hood River, will mark their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 9. The family gathered for a celebration on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.

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Travelogue: Peace Corps in South Africa

They say growing old is not for sissies. When you add serving as a volunteer for the Peace Corps to that equation, I think that I was announcing to the world (at least my family and friends) that I am no sissy and here is the proof. But I had a dream! And one risks a lot when going for a dream.

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White Salmon Ed. Foundation hosts ‘Grape Escape’ gala Oct. 8

The White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) will celebrate a decade of helping local schools at the annual Gorge Grape Escape on Saturday, Oct. 8. In addition to marking the Foundation’s first decade, the night will also launch the next, with a kick-off of the group’s anniversary endowment campaign.

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United Way reveals masked ball was a success

The first Masquerade Ball for Columbia Gorge United Way, held Sept. 22, raised about $85,000 for the region’s largest social service agency, making it the most successful fall campaign kickoff fundraiser yet, according to United Way board chair Dave Scarsborough.

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Friday’s ‘Harvesting’ event blends art and ag

“Harvesting Our Stories,” happening Friday during First Friday, is both meal and art show, and the culmination of an Arts in Education of the Gorge project pairing artists with farmers to create works of art about agriculture.

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Domestic abuse awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and purple ribbons in downtown Hood River serve as a reminder that one in four women will experience domestic violence — a reality that the staff at Helping Hands Against Violence know only too well.

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Tuesday, October 4



WS walking maps available

The White Salmon Bike and Pedestrian Action Committee (BPAC) has created a set of walking maps for the city. They are now published and available at the informational kiosk in Rheingarten Park on North Main Avenue

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Talk ‘Boys in the Boat’ Oct. 8 at White Salmon Library

The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library hosts “KOOBDOOGA: Community Reads 2016” with keynote speaker Judy Willman, the daughter of Joe Rantz, the primary subject of this year’s featured book “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. in the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery.

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Monday, October 3



Saturday, October 1



Ribbon cutting at Museum

“It feels great to cut the caution tape,” said Lynn Orr, History Museum of Hood River County director, before cutting the ribbon Sept. 22 on the restored M.F. Henderson wheel at the museum.

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Sports Briefs for Oct. 1

Police looking for help in elk poaching case; Sports story correction; HRC Northwest Area Trails reopen to motorized use

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HRV Girls soccer beats up Bucks in league debut

After two nonconference losses last week, the HRV girls soccer team made a grand opening statement in their first league game of the season, letting the other teams in the Columbia River Conference know that the Eagles will again be the team to beat.

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Love Your Columbia In CL, tribal leaders lead salmon viewing Oct. 8

Join Riverkeeper and Kat Brigham, former chair of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) and a tribal leader with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, for a salmon viewing at Eagle Creek in Cascade Locks as a part of Columbia Riverkeeper’s “Love Your Columbia Event Series, on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9:45-11:15 a.m.

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Wasco Co. gives green light to Mosier rail project

Wasco County has given a green light to Union Pacific Railroad’s expansion plans for the Mosier area. On Sept. 26, the Wasco County Planning Commission voted 5-2 to approve the railroad’s “Mosier Double Track Extension” project, although there are multiple conditions attached to the approval.

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12th Street opens

12th Street has been closed from May to State streets, limiting access to 12th and connecting streets surrounding Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital since July, but it is now open.

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‘Grape Escape’ returns Oct. 8

The White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) renews the annual Gorge Grape Escape on Saturday, Oct. 8. In addition to marking the Foundation’s first decade, the night will also launch the next, with a kick-off of the group’s anniversary endowment campaign.

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