Stories for January 2017

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Tuesday, January 31

 

Saturday, January 28

        

Horizon girls make statement with win over Redsides

They’ve beaten Big Sky cellar-dwellers Ione and Mitchell/Spray with ease, but on Tuesday, players for the Horizon girls basketball team made a big statement when they pulled out a 33-30 road victory over the equally formidable South Wasco County Redsides (8-6, 5-2 league).

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Slow start dooms Horizon boys at South Wasco County

Nearing the halfway point of their league schedule, the Horizon boys basketball team is currently in the bottom half of the Big Sky standings and as of Friday morning, occupied the sixth spot in the league — the last spot to get into the conference tournament held late next month.

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Ski team flies past competition in Ski Bowl slalom

In keeping with the history of the school’s illustrious downhill program, the HRV alpine ski team has been dominating the slopes once again this season, most recently making short work of their competitors last Saturday during a Mt. Hood League slalom competition at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl.

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Swim team sees success in CRC rematch

Fresh off an outstanding performance in last Saturday’s Hood River Invite (which turned into a Columbia River Conference championship preview after other schools dropped out of the meet), the HRV swim team faced off against Pendleton and The Dalles Wednesday at the Hood River Aquatic Center. In combined scores, the boys and girls teams defeated CRC teams The Dalles 1091-765 and Pendleton 1064-731.

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Wreagles do well at Madras, but falter in duals

Another busy weekend yielded some good performances for the HRV varsity wrestling team as they traveled to Madras to face many of their Special District 4 rivals at a tournament. Originally, the Eagles were going to travel to Stevenson for an invitational, but that was canceled.

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Columbia Gorge ESD seeks superintendent

During the Jan. 18 board of director’s meeting of the Columbia Gorge Education Service District, the board selected a search firm that will assist the ESD in finding a permanent superintendent.

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Gorge jobs pick up in December

Hood River County’s unemployment rate fell to an “extremely low rate” in December, ranked third best in the state, according to a report by Dallas Fridley, regional economist for the Oregon Employment Department.

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Class Notes for Jan. 28

Decker nominated for U.S. Air Force Academy; Rigert named to President’s List; MSU announces Dean’s List

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Illustrated poetry contest announced

Hood River County School District is sponsoring an Illustrated Poetry Writing Contest for students in elementary, middle and high school. Submissions are due Feb. 15 to school librarians.

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Friday, January 27

  

MCCOG budget committee opening

Hood River County is soliciting volunteers to be considered for service on this year’s Budget Committee of MCCOG (Mid-Columbia Council of Governments).

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Thursday, January 26

 

Wednesday, January 25

 

City Retirees

Mayor Paul Blackburn, right, presents four retirees — with a total of 100 years’ service to the city — with retirement plaques at Monday’s City Council meeting.

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HR Airport support considered in Windmaster area plan

Hood River County Board of Commissioners on Monday heard a proposal for an amendment to the Windmaster Urban Renewal Area Plan, which would involve the county pitching in funds toward a state transportation grant at Ken Jernstedt Airfield.

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Hood River swimmers excel in mini-districts

If Saturday’s meet is a forecast of things to come, Columbia River Conference swimmers are going to have a difficult time hanging with the Eagles when the district championship meet is held in Hood River next month.

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Horizon girls pummel Mitchell/Spray, Ione

There’s no doubt that the Horizon Christian High Hawks girls basketball team is a Big Sky Conference title contender this year and they continued their remarkable success by winning two weekend games.

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Also Standing

The weekly Women in Black demonstration expanded Friday to 10 women giving silent witness to universal justice.

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Debate emerges over what replaces PGE coal plant

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland General Electric's agreement to close its only coal-fired power plant won praise seven years ago as an environmental victory with national implications in the fight against air pollution and climate change.

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‘poTENtial’ series starts Feb. 11

“How Recipes Can Preserve History & Nourish Community” and the experimental music of MOsley WOtta start the second “poTENtial” performance series next month at Columbia Center for the Arts.

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Thought-provoking ‘Seeker’ screens Feb. 3

The film “The Seeker” featuring the music of the band Cloud Cult will screen Feb. 3 at Columbia Center for the Arts, sponsored by Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital and Hood River Coffee Roasters. Peggy Thompson, Hood River Coffee Roasters, worked with the CCA to bring “The Seeker” to Hood River.

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Robotics tournament

Steelheads of Hood River Valley High School won the Inspire Award, the highest honor at the First Robotics regional qualifier Sunday at the school.

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HRV boys don’t get the league start they hoped for

After carving up some softer teams in nonleague action, the HRV boys basketball team received a rude awakening Friday evening when they traveled to Pendleton, opening up Columbia River Conference action with a game against the Buckaroos.

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Travelogue: Rajasthan, India

Thirty-one years ago, we bought the dilapidated 1893 house across the street from Bette’s on Oak Street, betting that one day (once our kids were grown), we would fashion the old house into a boutique in which to sell treasures we might collect while traveling the world.

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Local food buyer-seller ‘matchmaker’ Feb. 9

Gorge Grown Food Network on Feb. 9 hosts an opportunity to network, make plans, discuss challenges, and lay the groundwork for getting more local food into schools, restaurants, hospitals and businesses. This event will take place at Springhouse Cellars in downtown Hood River from 6-8 p.m.

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Marbach river exhibit opens

“The Columbia River: From Source to Sea,” the new exhibit by Hood River photographer Peter Marbach, opened Jan. 18, at the Oregon Historical Society a few days later than planned because of inclement weather in the Portland area and the Gorge.

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Keeping Families Together provides ‘constant thread’

Keeping Families Together Coordinator Terri Vann issued her 2016 review of the multi-faceted, inter-agency approach to reducing risks and improving health, education and other factors in the community, an initiative now in its fifth year.

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Tuesday, January 24



Saturday, January 21

      

Oregon Guard helps with Inaugural

Fifty members of an Oregon National Guard unit with a presence in the Gorge travelled this week to Washington, D.C. to support the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

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Wrestling teams find success in Central Oregon matches

The HRV varsity and girls wrestling team were able to fit in some more matches late last week before the next round of winter storms crippled Oregon and came away with some notable victories, particularly the girls team, which added another team trophy to its case.

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Pirates of Penzance at Wy’east

Local audiences should prepare to set sail with one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operettas, as CGOA Stages presents “The Pirates of Penzance” on Feb. 9, 10, 11, and 12. All performances will be in the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center.

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Library Opens

Weather-related closures have kept patrons out of the Hood River Library in the past week, but on Friday, that changed.

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The Porch: Our many slippery slopes

Giving into the juggernaut winter, here is an all-weather, chains off edition of The Porch, asking the question: Will we now add “Yaktrax” to that list of standard Hood River equipment?

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Gatherings returns

Hood River News plans a thorough update of a long-time information resource: Gatherings.

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State Capital Page program seeks teen applicants for 2017

The Oregon House of Representatives and the Oregon Senate will once again be hosting students from around the state as part of the Honorary Page Program. This program is steeped in history and allows students to witness the legislative process in an up-close and personal way in a space of approximately six hours. In the last legislative session in 2015, over 400 students participated in the Senate and House programs.

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Editor’s Notebook: Let’s hold a confab to sorta break the ice

NEWS ITEM: “The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived at the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station Tuesday after cutting a resupply channel through more than 60 miles of Antarctic ice. The Polar Star is America’s only operational heavy icebreaker that is capable of conducting the Antarctic resupply mission ...”

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‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake’ March 11

The Next Door’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge is right around the corner. The event takes place on Saturday, March 11 at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.

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‘Death: An Oral History’ comes to library Jan. 28

On Jan. 28 at 2 p.m., Portland author Casey Jarman will read from his book “Death: An Oral History” at the Hood River Library. A group conversation will follow the reading. For more information about the book or author visit zestbooks.net/death.

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Friday, January 20

    

I-84 reopens

Interstate 84 has been opened from Hood River to Troutdale, in both directions.

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Thursday, January 19

  

Wednesday, January 18

        

ACA Rally

Eighty or so people gathered at Second and State streets early Monday afternoon to support retention of the Affordable Care Act.

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Gorge MINT arrests three

The Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force ended 2016 and started the new year by executing search warrants that led to the arrest of three people.

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Tax season begins Jan. 23; IRS offers tips, guidelines

The Oregon Department of Revenue and the IRS will begin processing tax returns when the 2016 tax season opens Jan 23. Taxpayers can submit their returns earlier, but processing won’t start until the tax season officially begins. Once processing begins, returns will be processed in the order received.

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Library celebrates updated children’s area

Celebrate the newly renovated children’s area of the Hood River Library on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. This kid-friendly event starts with wacky Mo Phillips and his band, followed by food, games, prizes and more. Meet the artists and craftsmen who worked on this project.

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GTA hosts presentation on OSU drone programs

Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) will host a Jan. 24 presentation on how Oregon State University (OSU) is using unmanned (or “drone”) systems on land, in the air and on-water/ underwater in faculty and student research.

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New plastic surgery clinic opens in HR

Dr. Austin Hayes announces the opening of his new Columbia Gorge plastic surgery office in Hood River at 1750 12th St. The new business opened its doors in September. Procedures can also be performed at The Columbia Gorge Surgery Center in The Dalles, 1020 Webber St.

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Kegler's Corner: Mid-season highs

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times — great if you’re a skier, that is, if you could get up to the slopes, but not so good for bowlers. Our incessant downpour of snow forced cancellation of all leagues at Hood River’s frosty Orchard Lanes last week, except for the Wednesday night Fraternal League.

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Horizon girls off to a great league start

For the first time in school history, the Horizon girls basketball team started the Big Sky Conference season with a 2-0 record after a 59-47 win over the Dufur Rangers Friday at Dufur High School.

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Horizon boys edge Arlington for first Big Sky win

The Horizon Christian High Hawks boys basketball team got a split of Big Sky Conference weekend games after pulling out a 47-44 win at home Saturday over the Arlington Honkers. The No. 17 Hawks (8-6 overall, 1-2 Big Sky) faced the No. 12 Dufur Rangers (8-2, 3-1) Friday and lost 53-45 at Dufur High School.

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HRV Nordic team places third at Teacup Classic

Hood River Valley Nordic was joined by Summit, South Bend, Redmond, St. Mary’s Academy, and Corvallis at last Saturday’s Teacup Classic race, hosted by St. Mary’s Academy. The morning brought numb fingers and rosy cheeks, the sky was clear, it was a cool 7 degrees, and no wind was present.

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Eagles skiers rule the slopes at Mt. Hood Meadows slalom races

The Hood River Valley alpine ski team had a good showing last weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, posting some fast times at an Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association (OISRA) slalom event — the team’s first race of the season that has an impact on standings. The race course was under the Stadium lift at the resort.

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HRV swimmers No. 1 at Madras

Eagles swimmers have had a heck of a time getting in competitions lately because of persistent winter storms, but were able to travel to their first competition of the new year last weekend with the White Buffalo Classic in Madras.

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Voices at rally say ‘Keep Obamacare’

More than 80 people attended an outdoor rally for health care Sunday in Hood River, braving 15 degree weather and standing in the snow at Overlook Memorial Park at Second and State streets.

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MLK Day speakers retain hope, voice cautions

Hope, awareness, and action. Those are the concepts to take forward, speakers said Monday at the Martin Luther King Day events at Riverside Community Church, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries.

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Schools adopt ‘Safe Zones’

Thursday the Hood River County School Board passed a resolution described by Superintendent Dan Goldman as a “very powerful” effort to protect undocumented students at school.

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Tuesday, January 17

  

Monday, January 16

 

Saturday, January 14



‘Connecting Past to Future’: Tribal liaison Paul Lumley speaks about issues, crises facing tribes along the river

Speaker Paul Lumley will share the history of tribal fishing rights, salmon restoration initiatives, the economic impact of tribal commercial fisheries, and recent actions taken to address the tribal housing crisis along the river on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Columbia Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7 p.m.

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On the agenda

These are the regular meeting times of governing bodies for these agencies:

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MLK Day events in Hood River Monday

Gorge residents are invited to celebrate the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 16, 3-7:30 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State streets in downtown Hood River.

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Rotary Ski Night is Monday

Enjoy snow conditions at Mt. Hood Meadows this MLK holiday, Jan. 16. Ski or board for less, enjoy live music, and raise money for a cause.

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Oath of office

Mayor Paul Blackburn, elected to a second term in the November General Election, takes the oath of office Monday prior to the City Council meeting. Looking on is the council’s newest member, Megan Saunders, who also took the oath from Judge Will Carey

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Freeze Frames

Looking for winter work, these three May Street students used a snow day off from school on Wednesday to drum up some snow shoveling business. From left are Grant Hardy, 11, Massimo Blanco, 11, and Sawyer Clement, 10.

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Hoop Shoot Winners

Area youth participated in the annual Knights of Columbus free throw contest, held in conjunction with Cody Kunigel’s holiday basketball camp Dec. 3.

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Friday, January 13

  

Thursday, January 12

 

Wednesday, January 11

     

Coal hub rebuffed

A proposed Columbia River coal terminal suffered what opponents called a “nail in the coffin” when a Washington commissioner denied a sublease to a piece of state-owned land the deal relies upon.

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The storm persists

The 2016-17 winter storm persists this week with snow advisories continued overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday, with more snow expected Wednesday.

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Swiped car, stuck truck

Nobody was injured in a jackknife crash at a slick curve near Full Sail Brewing Co. The accident blocked traffic on a snowy Monday afternoon — one of many non-injury crashes around the region.

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Marbach’s Columbia exhibit opens Friday at Oregon Historical Society

The Columbia River flows for over 1,200 miles, born free in the cradle of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia. From its humble beginnings from a tiny spring you can straddle, to a two mile wide confluence with the Pacific Ocean, the river flowed for thousands of years in a natural state of astounding beauty. It was also the place of a miraculous ancient migration of Pacific salmon that came all the way home to the headwaters in Canada.

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Shelter moves

Hood River Warming Shelter host Sandy Spellecy, right, briefs shelter volunteers Leigh Hancock, center, and Michelle Nijhuis on procedures at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the shelter site last week. On Jan. 8, the shelter moved to Covenant Christian Church.

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Hook-ey rink

Continued sub-freezing temperatures turned the Hook at the Hood River Waterfront into a makeshift hockey rink.

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Wreagles make the most out of truncated competitions

The HRV varsity and girls wrestling teams once again ran into weather issues last weekend, but were able to get a few matches in on Friday, before ducking out of the I-5 corridor and back into the Gorge ahead of Saturday’s storm, cutting short both competitions they were attending.

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Sastrugi on the slopes

A snowboarder cuts around wind-affected sastrugi snow Friday afternoon underneath the Cascade Express lift at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.

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Winter music festival Jan. 20

Music Festival of the Gorge is going to put on a winter event called WinterFoG (Winter Festival of the Gorge) at the Underground Music Station in Hood River on Friday, Jan. 20.

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Next AARP ‘Safe Driver’ class held Jan. 12-13

The next AARP Safe Driver class will be held at Down Manor on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 12-13, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The two-day class will cover the many changes in Oregon’s driving laws in the past few years.

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CCA featuring art by Lyle students

A group of Lyle Middle School students have their original artwork on display in the Hood River’s Columbia Center for the Arts, as part of the “Hero’s Journey” exhibition that began Friday, Jan. 6.

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Sgt. Hall departing Readiness Center post

Since November 2011, Sgt. 1st Class Ben Hall has served essentially as the manager of the Fort Dalles Readiness Center at 402 E. Scenic Drive, which is the home of Delta Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry of the Oregon Army National Guard.

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Hood River Farmers’ Market Jan. 14 at Springhouse Cellars

For the first time ever, Hood River Farmers Market is continuing monthly this winter. Gorge residents can continue to choose local food first and buy direct from producers the second Saturday of the month, January through April, from 1-4 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars

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Cascade Observations: A year of books

I’m literally closing the books on 2016 as the new year begins — reviewing my diary and my reading from the last year and counting the number of books read (42, for a total of 11,518 pages).

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Tuesday, January 10

   

A note to readers

The weather affects peoples’ lives in many ways, including delivery of this newspaper.

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Weather impacts sports

Winter weather continues to impact sports in the Gorge. Here is a summary of recent schedule changes:

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Monday, January 9



Saturday, January 7

  

Jail inmate, 34, dies at NORCOR

A 34-year-old inmate at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities was pronounced dead in the early morning hours of Jan. 2 after being found unresponsive in his cell.

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The Ale List: B.I.G. plans first ‘Holiday Hangover’ Fest

Breweries in the Gorge (B.I.G.) is offering its first “Holiday Hangover Brew Fest” in downtown Hood River. B.I.G. is a non-profit organization that is comprised of 12 breweries located in the Columbia Gorge region of Washington and Oregon, spanning from Washougal to The Dalles.

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Community choir forms for MLK Day

Gorge area music lovers of all ages are invited to participate in a community-wide gospel choir to celebrate the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, Jan. 16.

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City Council talks Sanctuary Monday

The sanctuary city proposal and a revisiting of a parking meter decision highlight Monday’s agenda for Hood River City Council, meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

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Horizon boys best North Clackamas in defensive battle

The Horizon boys basketball team extended their win streak Tuesday night to four games with the defeat of North Clackamas Christian (2-5) in what was a low-scoring affair for both teams. The Hawks took down the Saints 37-24 in Hood River, marking the fewest points in a win for Horizon this season.

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HR launches inaugural ‘Music Month’ in February

Hood River County Chamber of Commerce is declaring February 2017 “Hood River Music Month” and inviting Gorge-area nonprofits, educational institutions, hotels, restaurants, wineries, cideries and saloons to participate in the month-long festivities.

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Weekly SOAR Citizenship classes start Jan. 13

The Hood River Library will be hosting SOAR (Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees) citizenship classes on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Jan. 13 and running through April 28. The course will be conducted in intermediate level English.

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Hood River News updates obituary policy

Funeral homes often submit obituaries, death notices and service announcements for the families they are assisting. Those submitted by family members are also accepted as follows:

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WAAAM wins award

The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) went up against nearly 9,000 destinations in Oregon and was voted the seventh best, based on visitor reviews. This prestigious rank came from the annual “100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations” contest sponsored by Portland-based MEDIAmerica.

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Friday, January 6

  

Wednesday, January 4



Snow returns this weekend

Snowfall is likely through most of the day Saturday, with freezing rain starting in the evening and continuing into Sunday.

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‘Writing Memories for the Next Generation’

Memoirist Carolyn Wood will facilitate a creative writing workshop called Writing Memories for the Next Generation on Jan. 10 at the Hood River Library. The workshop will run from 3-4:30 p.m. and focus on developing a creative nonfiction piece.

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HRV boys b-ball ends 2016 with two losses

A matchup with 6A McMinnville wasn’t expected to be an easy one for the HRV boys basketball team, as the Grizzlies boasted a 5-1 record going into Tuesday’s contest in McMinnville and are currently one of the top teams in their classification.

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‘Death: An Oral History’ Jan. 28

On Jan. 28 at 2 p.m., Portland author Casey Jarman will read from his book “Death: An Oral History” at the Hood River Library. A group conversation will follow the reading.

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2016 year in review: High heat, enduring snow

More snow. Six new inches fell in Hood River on Jan. 2, and nine or more inches in the upper valley, bringing the Gorge to within five days of one solid month with snow on the ground — the snowiest December in memory for the valley floor.

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Prevent spread of the flu

The flu has hit Oregon hard this holiday season and MCMC has seen a surge of flu-related admissions in recent days. As a result, officials are sharing information to help protect hospitalized patients, visitors and staff and to help members of the community protect themselves from the flu and its unpleasant, and potentially dangerous, effects.

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‘Thank you for your support’

Dan Pratt, board president of the Mosier Valley Senior Center, writes: “The Board of Directors of the Mosier Senior Center would like to thank all the people who so generously responded to our appeal for funding so that we could remain open."

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Vaca, Bricker are December Elks Students of the Month

Adrianna Vaca and Elizabeth Bricker, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as Elks December Students of the Month. Both were presented checks for $100 in recognition of their volunteer efforts in the community and their achievements at school during a Lodge meeting.

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Travelogue: Spain

As I round the year of my 80th birthday, we still occasionally have a wild hair or two of yesteryear. Maybe it is like Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in “Walk in the Woods,” where the two of them take off trying to walk the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail (AT) back East.

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Tuesday, January 3

  
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