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Friday, March 31



‘Calendar Girls’ concludes

A friendship is tested between Annie (Kathleen Morrow, left) and Chris (Barb Berry) in the comedy “Calendar Girls, continuing its run at Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center.

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Wednesday, March 29

       

Jail works with immigration agency

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill explained at a meeting last Saturday that a 1987 state law prohibits city, county and state police from acting in any capacity to help with immigration efforts.

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Girls tennis crushes Hillsboro in season debut

The girls varsity tennis team hasn’t seen much time on the courts this season, as the weather has forced practices indoors for almost all of the preseason, as well as the postponement of multiple matches.

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Heights Signals

Oregon Department of Transportation crew reconnects traffic lights Sunday in the second of a two-part project at 12th and May streets, next to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

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‘Sense of Place’ seeks lecturers

Gorge Owned (GO!) “Sense of Place” is an annual lecture series that seeks to foster a deeper understanding of and connection to the landscape and community. Applications for the 2017-2018 series are now being accepted.

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Art auction, annual Studio Tour, and more local art notes

Columbia Arts is hosting an exciting live auction in the theatre on April 9 at 3 p.m., starting with music, silent auction and social hour at 2 p.m. The live auction will feature: 18 original works by artist Ellen Dittebrandt; three original pastels by artist Judith Cunningham; and additional collector pieces by Sherrie Wolfe, Sydney Roark, Roland White, and more.

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Yesteryears: Plans underway to make Hood River a tourist destination in 1947

An outline of the reasons why Hood River County should sponsor a Tourist Host school of information on the tourist business and its importance to both county and the state was presented to the Tourist Committee of the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday by Hal Powell and O.E. Palmateer, representatives of the Tourist Promotion Committee of the Oregon Advertising Club of Portland.

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Visit the HR County library for a one-room tour of the Gorge

“It lets the architecture speak,” Mark Nilsson said of his new mural in the children’s section of Hood River County Library. “There are a lot of walls here, and angles, and they’re broken up. Initially I was going to paint on the angles but I decided to keep them as natural breaks.”

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Tuesday, March 28



Monday, March 27



Saturday, March 25

 

This year’s Follies is ‘Kid Awesome’

It’s the year of the Superhero show, starting with the Mid-Columbia Lions Follies. The 2017 show will be “Kid Awesome and the Disco Girls.” It is an original script with story by Terri Tyler and Bev Bridgewater, written by Tyler.

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Hood River baseball shuts out Sandy and Reynolds for a solid second week

The HRV baseball team roared back from consecutive losses late last week with a victory over Sandy on Tuesday, taking down the Pioneers 4-0 at Traner Field in what was the Eagles’ first shutout of the season. The Eagles followed that up with an even better performance Thursday on the road at 6A Reynolds, clobbering the Raiders 7-0.

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HRVHS artists collect Gold Keys

Hood River Valley High School is celebrating 70 state-level Scholastic Art awards this year, but that’s not the only good news coming out of the art department.

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The Ale List: ‘Hop Pursuit’ earns Good Food Awards

Full Sail Hop Pursuit IPA was chosen for the national Good Food Awards for being part of a responsible brewery that pioneers local manufacturing and craftsmanship, reshapes supply chains by sourcing locally grown ingredients, practices resource conservation and supports local communities.

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On stage at Wy’east

Kat Blackmar, left, and Barb Berry, right, prepare their calendar poses in the comedy ‘Calendar Girls’ continuing its run at Wy'east Middle School Performing Arts Center in Odell. Also shown, from left, are Kathleen Morrow, Blaire Carroll, Kathy Williams, and Maren Euwer.

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Cultural Fest April 13

Through a partnership for literacy and social justice in the region, The Dalles will be hosting its American Indian Cultural Festival in April.

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Horizon track team improves at HRV JV meet

The Horizon track team squeezed in another meet in between rain clouds at Hood River Valley High School Wednesday afternoon, competing against primarily HRV junior varsity athletes, along with those from Dufur and Klickitat.

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HRV softball team gets decisive wins over Sandy and Reynolds

The HRV softball team put together great performances in the Eagles’ second week of play and were rewarded for their efforts, defeating Sandy and then 6A Reynolds to rise to a 3-2 record heading into spring break. And though it’s too early in the season to be putting much stock in OSAA rankings, the Eagles have to be happy about achieving a No. 9 spot in the 5A standings at the end of the week.

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Parkdale Snow fun

Students at Parkdale Elementary took advantage of the snowpack around campus to do a little cross country skiing Feb. 28 and March 1.

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Hood River City Council will review bag rules

Hood River City Council will consider issuing a proclamation declaring April 1-8 as Sexual Assault Awareness Week. This dovetails with a variety of events in schools and the community planned for early April.

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Friday, March 24

  

Thursday, March 23



Wednesday, March 22

    

Abby Walker wins ‘Good Citizens’ scholarship from DAR

Abby Walker, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, was honored as the chapter winner of the Good Citizens Scholarship Contest sponsored by Celilo Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at their monthly meeting on March 15 in Hood River.

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Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue offers thanks

Writes Tracie Hornung: “Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue offers sincere thanks to Dr. Katy Holmes and the team at All Animal Care Clinic, Marchesi Vineyards and all who participated in (the March 11) successful fundraising event that raised money for our organization, as well as Dogs in Brazil.

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Seed Share

The basement of the Rockford Grange was packed Saturday, March 18 as community members came together to learn how to save seeds and go through the grange’s extensive seed collection.

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HRV track and field team begins season

The HRV track and field team had one of its most successful seasons ever last year, particularly for the boys, who took home a 5A state title — a first for the school’s track and field program.

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Youthful boys tennis team ekes out win in debut

The HRV boys varsity tennis team may have lost a whopping seven varsity players from last year’s team, but the Eagles didn’t let that faze them in their season opener Thursday in St. Helens, edging the Lions 74-61 on games won after the teams tied on both points and sets won.

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Baseball, softball teams have rough time on the road

The HRV varsity baseball and softball teams couldn’t get much going offensively in their first away games of the season, with the baseball team (1-2) losing 9-1 to the Wilsonville Wildcats (3-0) Friday evening and the softball team (1-2) dropping their Saturday contest against the 6A Sam Barlow Bruins (2-0), played at Sandy High, by a score of 11-1.

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HRV girls lacrosse team looks to build on last year’s breakout season

It will be hard to top last season for the HRV girls lacrosse team. The Eagles ended the regular season with an 11-3 record, the best in the history of the program, and capped that effort by running the table in the playoffs and winning the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association’s first-ever Navy Championship.

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Kegler's Corner: Got Sand wins Mixed

Congratulations to the Got Sand team, who won the popular Tuesday Nite Mixed (TNM) league at Orchard Lanes last week. To win, the newly crowned champs won a four-team total pin roll-off against You Can’t See Me, Oh She Hit, and Take Ten.

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Yasui Day celebrated March 28 at Capitol

Family members from Hood River will be in attendance March 28, and one will participate with song, as the Oregon Legislature observes the first full Minoru Yasui Day at the Capitol in Salem.

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‘ChamberShack’

The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner convened Saturday at Divots Restaurant.

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Boaters warned of WS River fish traps

A rotary screw trap for fisheries research is being temporarily installed again this year on the lower White Salmon River. The fish trap will be used by the U.S. Geological Survey and Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group to monitor migrant juvenile salmon and steelhead. The work is part of a broader assessment of fish recolonization of the White Salmon River after the removal of Condit Dam.

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WSDOT proposes roundabout

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) delivered its preferred design solution for Carson’s Wind River Road and SR 14 intersection: a roundabout. The transportation department has chosen a roundabout to replace the intersection because it “offers the greatest safety benefit by reducing the potential for severe collisions.”

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Santana show sold out, Maryhill concert line up

While the Santana show has already sold out, tickets for the rest of the Maryhill summer concert series will go on sale to the public at maryhillwinery.com or Ticketfly (1-877-435-9849) on Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m., with prices ranging from $46 to $100.

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Tuesday, March 21



Hospice of Gorge seeks volunteers

Providence Hospice of the Gorge is seeking volunteers to provide service to hospice patients and their families. Opportunities include visits to patients, transporting patients to appointments or outings, respite for caregivers, veterans supporting veterans, bereavement support, bedside vigils, and more.

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Retired Educators offer scholarship

Mid-Columbia Unit 20 of the Oregon Retired Educators Association is offering at $750 scholarship to a third, fourth or fifth year college student, as of this coming September.

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Monday, March 20



Saturday, March 18



‘CALENDAR GIRLS’

Kathy Williams, left, and Maren Euwer are among the performers in the comedy opening March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wy'east Middle School Performing Arts Center in Odell.

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Lions Follies returns April 21

It’s the year of the superhero show, starting with the Mid-Columbia Lions Follies. The 2017 show will be “Kid Awesome and the Disco Girls.” It is an original script with story by Terri Tyler and Bev Bridgewater, written by Tyler.

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Study says majority of Oregonians have access to dentists

A study released on Feb. 28 shows that Oregon has enough dentists now and into the future to address the state’s oral health care needs, but ongoing support is needed for programs that ensure dentists are as easy to find in rural communities as they are in more populated areas.

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Visions of Health and Wellness

This winter, Hood River Valley High School students in Matthew Gerlick’s “Introduction to Art” class accepted the challenge to create images reflecting their own current or ideal visions of personal health and wellness.

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Closed for Now

Red Carpet Inn, the venerable Cascade Avenue bar at the west edge of Hood River, has closed since Feb. 10 following purchase by Andy von Flotow of Hood River.

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Body of missing skier found

Searchers found the body of Steve Leavitt, a missing skier from The Dalles, at Mt. Hood Meadows Wednesday. Leavitt, 57, had been missing for eight days.

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County holds excise tax hearing Monday

Hood River County Board of Commissioners are set for a busy meeting Monday, where the public will get a chance to weigh in during several hearings targeting construction and business ordinances.

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CGCC plans HR forum on ‘Sanctuary college’

The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Directors will schedule an opportunity in Hood River — at a date to be announced — for the community to weigh in on the proposal to declare a “Declaration of Open Access and Protection” on the CGCC campuses.

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‘Speak up’ contest: HRV video named safety finalist

“The Slip Up,” a one-minute, 26-second video produced by Hood River Valley High School High school students, is one of seven finalist videos from across the state created to bolster awareness about workplace that are full of drama, music, humor, and engaging characters — all with the central message, “Speak up. Work safe.”

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‘On Tap’ looks at Gorge topics March 23

Friends of the Columbia Gorge for hosts a presentation on current Columbia Gorge conservation issues and recreation programs on March 23. The program will feature three topics: Helping to steer the future of the Gorge via plan review and fossil fuel transport, premiere of a new “Gorge Towns to Trails” video, and “Gorge Hiking: What’s new in 2017.”

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Veggie Rx: Prescriptions for healthy nutrition

Let’s say you have just spent the last of your month’s budget on rent and are unsure how you will feed your children. While visiting the clinic, you share this concern and your doctor writes you a “Veggie Prescription.” They tell you that you and your family deserve fresh food, and that it is a cornerstone of your health. You are able to purchase whole fruits and vegetables for the first time in ages and something shifts for you and your healthcare provider.

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Local doctor, Crag Rat Christopher Van Tilburg lead author on avalanche paper

Christopher Van Tilburg, MD, a physician at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Occupational and Travel Medicine, Emergency Department, and Mt. Clinic at Mount Hood Meadows, was first author of a two-year project, Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) Practice Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Avalanche and Nonavalanche Snow Burial Accidents, which was published in the March issue of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, the official journal of the WMS.

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Baseball team has sights set high again

There may be numerous new faces in the HRV varsity baseball team dugout this season, but their goals are no different than past years: do well in league play, qualify for the playoffs, make it to the state championship game.

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Gorge Owned hosts ‘Cash Mob’ today

Gorge Owned is encouraging locals and tourists to descend on Gorge downtowns and commercial corridors to shop at dozens of participating shops and restaurants, most of whom are offering special sales or promotions for the occasion, and numerous raffle or door prizes for shoppers, on Saturday, March 18.

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Friday, March 17

  

WS Library book sale this weekend

This year’s annual book sale, hosted by the Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library, will be Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19.

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Thursday, March 16



Wednesday, March 15



Thomsen, Johnson urge Measure 98 funding

As policymakers approach budget decisions in the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session, legislators from Hood River are concerned that the state might not fund Measure 98, a high school improvement initiative.

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Reservations starting for state park camping trips

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department welcomes beginning campers to join an overnight guided camping experience this summer at state parks. For $30 per family, the parks district provides tents, sleeping bags and other gear. Volunteers will help out.

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Roots and Branches: Taking a new breath

Oh my! I can see the ground again. And while I was anxiously awaiting a lush green carpet of grass to appear once the snow finally retreated, the reality was decidedly more disgusting.

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Learning opportunities offered to Odell watershed residents

The Odell watershed was chosen by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) as one of six “Strategic Implementation Areas” in the state. Agricultural properties in the Odell watershed were evaluated using aerial photos and/or field verifications from publicly accessible areas, primarily road sides.

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Tech Business Center gains grant to expand incubation

Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC), supported by the City of Beaverton, received a $60,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation Fund to expand its Virtual Incubation Program (VIP) to entrepreneurs in rural Oregon over the next three years.

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Gorge Owned to bring local economy out of hibernation

On March 18, the last Saturday of the most punishing winter in the Gorge in more than 40 years, Gorge Owned (GO), a sustainable economic development organization in the Columbia River Gorge, is hosting a series of large scale cash mobs in an effort to lift the economic gloom that the record-breaking winter cast on locally-owned businesses, GO Executive Director Courtney Christensen said in a press release.

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Lunafest Film Festival in Hood River March 16-17

Lunafest, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Soroptimist International of Hood River at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River on March 16 and 17.

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OBOB winners

The Awesome Readers will be representing Westside Elementary School at the Regional Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) on March 18.

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A more experienced HRV softball team looks to improve in 2017

Last year’s HRV softball team had an incredibly young roster, boasting just one senior and two juniors, and while this year’s squad only has four players from the class of 2017, the juniors and sophomores on the team are older, wiser, and ready to build on last year’s efforts.

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Hood River Valley sophomore Sean FitzSimons receives invites to international snowboarding competitions

Hood River Valley High School sophomore Sean FitzSimons has been invited by US Snowboarding to represent the United States in the International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard Junior World Championship for slopestyle in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic. The FIS Snowboard Junior World Championship is a slopestyle event by invitation only taking, place March 26 to April 2.

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Standing for Trump

“March 4 Trump” supporting President Donald Trump happened March 4 at Overlook Memorial Park on State Street, attended by about 20 people. Organizer Loran Ayles said, “The event was actually one of only two nationally sanctioned events held in the entire state of Oregon.

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Slopeswell unveils ‘charity tap’

Starting Thursday, Slopeswell Cider gives its support to Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM) and its outreach campaign known as Somos Uno — “We Are One” — with the introduction of the eponymous cider at the Heights taproom.

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Library celebrates ‘Feast of Words’

Local restaurant goodies, beer, cider and wine, and tunes from Matt Mesa, Mark Reynolds and Jim Drake created the party atmosphere for a successful $31,000 fundraiser for the Hood River Library on Saturday.

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Tsuruta guests

Junior high school students from Tsuruta, Japan, teach their host families how to play “menko,” a traditional Japanese game that involves throwing colorful, round disks decorated with drawings or pictures at a welcome dinner in their honor at the Hood River Saddle Club on Monday.

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Take the plunge with free adult swim lessons in April

For the second year in a row, Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District, in cooperation with Columbia Gorge Masters Swim Team, will offer five free swim lessons during the month of April to any interested adult 18 years of age and older.

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Tuesday, March 14

  

State offers free Medicare classes

Every day, state Medicare experts hear from people who missed a Medicare deadline, face a penalty or paid more for health or drug insurance than they should have.

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Saturday, March 11



A call to make CGCC a ‘Sanctuary college’

I proudly stand with the 48 (and counting) other Columbia Gorge Community College faculty who have petitioned President Frank Toda, and by extension the college’s Board of Education, to designate CGCC as a Sanctuary College, joining Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, Portland State University, Portland Community College, and many colleges nationally.

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Sports Briefs for March 11

Athletes named to All-Conference basketball teams; Oregon Cancer Ski Out March 12-13; Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort already exceeding season average snowfall; Erin Storie graces the podium at Cuba triathlon; Jestena Mattson wins Mountain West pentathlon

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LEARN BY DOING TRACK AND FIELD CLINIC

Hood River Valley High School javelin thrower Ian Fitzgerald, a junior, receives instruction from Scott Skipper during Saturday’s Learn By Doing Clinic at the high school.

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‘Spring Fling’ event comes to MCCOG

The community is invited to a Spring Fling Open House at Mid-Columbia Council of Governments-Area Agency on Aging on Tuesday, March 14 from 1-2 p.m. at 1113 Kelly Ave., The Dalles.

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HR Farmers’ Market seeks new vendors

Spring is in the air and farmers’ market season is just around the corner. Hood River Farmers’ Market opens for the outdoor season on Saturday, May 6. The market still has room for vendors to sell prepared food, locally grown produce, unique value added food items and handmade crafts or art.

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CELEBRATING YASUI and SOCIAL JUSTICE: Museum hosts new exhibit

“WHEREAS the successful prosecution of war requires every possible protection against espionage and against sabotage…” read the opening words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Presidential Order 9066. Through that sweeping executive action Roosevelt gave the military control over the U.S. civilian population at the onset of World War II.

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Tribute mural project

Artist Nate Chavez power washes a retaining wall Wednesday at Hood River Elks as he and fellow artist Nic Vik start work on what will be Hood River’s longest outdoor mural, to be completed by early June at Third Street and Industrial Way.

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Wy’east FLL ‘Pandroids’ headed to Worlds

Wy’east Middle School eighth graders Cam Amer, Grace Guertin, Toby Fenner and Jason Fellow — The Pandroids — took the Championship trophy at last weekend’s First Lego League (FLL) State robotics tournament at Glenco High School in Hillsboro, and are now headed to the World Competition.

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Show patience, respect for all drivers, even the slow ones

As a parent, one of the more stressful things to go through is when your child learns to drive. After many recommendations, I signed up our 15-year-old son for driver’s education through Community Ed. Many parents said the class taught thoroughness of driving rules, as well as drive time with an experienced instructor.

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Friday, March 10

 

‘Monsters’ continues

A D&D module, ‘90s pop culture references, deluxe fight scenes and distinctive costumes await audiences of “She Kills Monsters,” running this weekend in the Bowe Theater at Hood River Valley High School.

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Thursday, March 9



Wednesday, March 8



STR meeting in Cascade Locks Thursday

Cascade Locks Planning Commission will consider an ordinance regulating short-term rentals (STRs) and accessory dwelling units at a meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at City Hall, 140 WaNaPa St.

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Time to dispel myths about immigration law, immigrants’ lives

As immigration attorneys, we hear many common myths and misconceptions about immigration law, several of which have been repeated in recent letters to the editor published in this paper. In order for us to have any kind of responsible debate or discussion about immigration, we need to start with understanding the realities facing immigrant communities in America.

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HRV skiers first at state race

The heads of HRV boys and girls ski team members were hanging Friday night at the conclusion of the state championships, not out of shame, but out of the sheer weight of all the medals they had draped around their necks.

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Kegler’s Corner: Christy Hillen is chillin’

They say it’s lonely at the top? Newcomer Christy Hillen might be able to tell us if that’s true, because last week in the Thursday afternoon Hood River County League at Orchard Lanes, Christy discovered that bowling wasn’t so tough.

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School District holds listening sessions on 2017-18 budget

In light of a state-wide budget shortfall announcement from the Oregon Legislature of $1.8 billion dollars, Hood River County School District Superintendent Dan Goldman will be holding two community listening sessions with the public in the month of March.

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HRCSD Open Enrollment transfers available for ‘17-18

The Hood River County School District Board of Directors has identified the following limited number of Open Enrollment Transfers for the 2017-18 school year at Cascade Locks Elementary, Parkdale Elementary and Wy’east Middle School.

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Hood River Elks Lodge names Johnston, Gray Students of the Month

Nathan Johnston and Kristen Gray, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the February Elks 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 last week’s lodge meeting.

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‘Bowl for Kids’ event March 11

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

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La Boheme staged March 18

Columbia Center for the Arts partners with OperaBend to bring the Giacomo Puccini opera La Bohème to the Columbia Center for the Arts theater on March 18.

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‘Monsters’ continues run

“She Kills Monsters,” the first of two Hood River Valley High School plays staged this winter, continues this weekend, March 10-11 in the Bowe Theater beginning at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee March 12.

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Bridge on Eagle Creek Trail replaced

Crews installed a new 41-foot truss bridge at Tish Creek, along Eagle Creek Trail, on Feb. 28. A helicopter flew the old bridge away from the site and delivered a new one in its place.

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Tuesday, March 7



HRCEF college scholarship applications due April 14

Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) has announced that April 14 is the application deadline for scholarships for Hood River Valley High graduates who will be sophomore, juniors or seniors 2017, and continuing in two- or four-year colleges, or a trade school.

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Saturday, March 4



Arts Center renews ‘spring cleaning’ sale

The Columbia Center for the Arts is hosting a spring cleaning art sale in its main gallery, featuring deeply discounted original art by local artists, donated original art, and pre-loved original art from local community members, from now until April 1.

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Words and Whimsy

Wild hair and hats were common sights at Westside Elementary March 2 for “Crazy Hat and Hair Day,” the annual “Read Across America” tradition honoring Theodore Geisl — Dr. Seuss.

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Cuts are coming; School District wants public input

Hood River County School District must reduce spending by $4.75 million in the 2017-19 biennium, in light of a statewide K-12 budget shortfall announcement from the Oregon Legislature of $1.8 billion dollars, Superintendent Dan Goldman has announced.

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DAY ONE AT OISRA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

In keeping with past performances, the Hood River Valley High School ski team ruled the slopes on the first day of the state meet’s alpine competitions during what was a sunny, warm, and blustry Thursday at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.

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High school softball rule changes focus on uniforms, equipment

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee approved four additions to Rule 3 regarding uniforms, equipment and substitutions at a meeting in Indianapolis. These changes approved by the committee, along with one in Rule 1, were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

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Lions will invade Hood River

On this 100th year of Lions Clubs serving all over the world, the Hood River Lions Club will soon be hosting the eastern Oregon annual Lions Convention.

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HRCSD to make up lost instructional time

The ​Hood River County School District is using a combination of ways to make up the instructional time lost because of the ​high number of school cancellations this winter due to​ weather.

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Aging in the Gorge Alliance meets Monday

The next Aging in the Gorge Alliance / Alianza de la Tercera Edad will be held Monday, March 6 in the fourth-floor dining room at Providence Down Manor, on the Heights in Hood River, from 5:15-7:15 p.m.

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Parkdale Elementary to hold carnival March 10

Parkdale Elementary School will host its annual carnival on March 10 from 5-8 p.m. Find activities such as a bounce house, cake walk with locally made desserts, massage room, Nerf zone, and face painting, as well as a number of game booths. Game tickets can be purchased at the carnival.

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Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum holds annual fundraiser

Staff and volunteers are “be-boppin’” to get everything ready for the annual silent auction and dinner at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum in Stevenson on March 11. This year’s theme is “The Nifty Fifties,” with many planning 1950s costumes and accessories.

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Friday, March 3

 

Hood River News updates obit 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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Wednesday, March 1



HR County Forestry Department recognized for efforts

At the Feb. 21 Hood River County Board of Commissioners meeting, the Hood River County (HRC) Forestry Department was awarded a Letter of Commendation by the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee for consistently meeting and exceeding the requirements of the Oregon Forest Practices Act.

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Low snowpacks of 2014, 2015 may become more common

Oregon experienced very low snowpack levels in 2014 and historically low snowpack levels in 2015; now a new study suggests that these occurrences may not be anomalous in the future and could become much more common if average temperatures warm just two degrees (Celsius).

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Solar town hall March 16

Stand up for Solar Energy! Environment Oregon brings the discussion to Columbia Gorge Discovery Center on Thursday, March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m

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White Salmon’s Trellis, Candy’s Spa to move

Businesses in downtown White Salmon are shaking things up this month. Trellis and Candy’s Spa, located on the south side of E Jewett Boulevard next to Everybody’s Brewing, plan to move out of their space by the 27th of the month.

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Tribal housing project funded

Last week, a group of Northwest senators announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon begin replacing tribal housing lost decades ago when dams were built along the Columbia River and rising waters forced many people to relocate.

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Yesteryears: C.A. Bell tries new horse-drawn snow plow in 1917

C.A. Bell of the Mount Hood Hotel was the exception Saturday. He was tickled to death because of the heavy fall of snow which had come during the previous night. Last fall Mr. Bell applied a whole lot of thought and elbow grease to the construction of a snow plow along original and very superior lines.

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Speech winner

Junior Ruby Patterson made it to the final round of Open Prose and won second place in Open Oratory as Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team competed in the Robert D. Clark Invitational tournament at the University of Oregon Feb. 18-19.

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