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Gratitude goes out for acts of help and hospitality

“In appreciation for Providence Hood River Hospital, I want to express my gratitude for the kindest and best care one could imagine while a patient recently,” writes Marcy Nordwall.

Hood River Elks Lodge makes donation to Meals on Wheels

On Sept. 17, Hood River Elks Lodge No. 1507 presented a check for $2,000 to Kristi Thomsen and Debra Laraway of Meals on Wheels. Along with this check, the Dominguez Family of Juanita’s Fine Foods contributed an additional $1,000 to help support this project, said Secretary Linda Sanders.

Police Log, Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

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Upset! HRV takes down The Dalles, clinches first play-in spot since 2012

Eagles beat the Riverhawks in a back-and-forth five-set match in Hood River, rise to No. 8 in 5A

The HRV volleyball team continued on its merry way through its breakout season this week and made the Columbia River Conference very interesting in the process.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 10

CSRT registration now open; Middle school winter sports registration is open; Middle school volleyball cancer research fundraiser match Oct. 22; Horizon volleyball loses close one with Sherman; Horizon soccer splits games

Quick start propels HRV girls soccer to victory over Hermiston

Eagles score three goals in first 12 minutes in 5-1 win

The Eagles girls soccer team (5-4-1, 2-0 league) seems to have rebounded from its mid-season slump, evidenced by its strong start to Columbia River Conference play, which continued Tuesday with a 5-1 road victory over the Hermiston Bulldogs.

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Water polo teams poised to make runs at the state title

The HRV water polo teams continued their season roll as they took on 6A Sam Barlow and 5A Parkrose High Schools this week.

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Port begins lower Hanel mill ground work

Cleanup time is at hand for the lower Hanel Mill.

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 10

Water choices; Work for change; Areas of concern

Another Voice: Forest Service Chief reviews fire season, calls for two-part solution to fire budget

On Oct. 8, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell reviewed the 2015 fire season and provided insight into longer term trends and challenges for the agency during testimony before the House Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee. He issued that testimony in a press release Thursday.

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One bicyclist’s weekly refreshing ride

Dave Karlson is doing his bit to drive less, but he’s not carpooling, he’s hopping on his bike about once a week for an invigorating 22-mile ride to work.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 10

Dan Carothers Jazz show at CEBU Lounge Oct. 14; Four shows for ‘Take Two’; more

Fall bounty celebrated in Underwood Oct. 24

Celebrate the bounty of fall with music and dancing, food, wine and beer. On Oct. 24, the Underwood Community Council will host a local music, food, wine and beer event at the Underwood Community Center, 951 Schoolhouse Road in Underwood.

‘Foreshock: Climate Change in the Gorge’ lectures start Oct. 23

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents “Foreshock: Climate Change in the Gorge,” a three-part series with geologist Steve Carlson. The series begins Friday Oct. 23, with an overview on Climate Change. An optional lasagna dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.

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Jean Pearson keeps traffic moving at Bridge of the Gods

Jean Pearson has been a toll taker at Bridge of the Gods for 18 years, and, as you can imagine, she’s seen a lot of changes in that time.

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College honors Umpqua shooting victims

Vigil held by all state community colleges in show of solidarity

A small group of student leaders, administrators, faculty and staff gathered at Columbia Gorge Community College Wednesday evening to honor the nine victims of last week’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College.

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New museum director brings art curator’s know-how

The History Museum of Hood River County has found a new director in Lynn Orr, an art history instructor and museum curator from Palo Alto, Calif.

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HRV boys soccer shuts out Hermiston to go 2-0 in league

Sophomore Alvaro Ramirez scores two goals for the Eagles in 3-0 blanking of the Bulldogs

On paper, it looked like No. 1 HRV (8-0-2, 2-0 league) would have a tough matchup with No. 3 Hermiston on Tuesday, with the Bulldogs carrying a 7-1-1 record and a 1-0 league record to go along with the team’s top-three ranking.