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HR Police continue looking for missing woman

The Hood River Police are continuing to look for a 27-year-old female, Holly Kristen Lester.

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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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Pick of the Week: Community Ed annual spring tour

The 2017 Family and Community Education annual spring tour, “Blooms, Bulbs, Bogies and Bread,” will explore the sites of nearby Woodland, Wash., on Thursday, April 27.

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Roots and Branches: Sulo Annala and Chop Yasui’s influence extends across generations

I slipped away from granddaughter Aunika’s softball game at Westside Elementary to meet son Niko and his family at the hospital. No, there was no emergency. In fact, it was a reunion of sorts.

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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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2017 ‘Big Art’ additions look to the river

“Big Art” is in transition. Also known as Art of Community, the outdoor gallery is now in its third year with sites downtown, on the waterfront, and the Heights.

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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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Wyden talks healthcare at HR town hall

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) brought in a crowd of more than 200 at Hood River Middle School Saturday morning in his 804th town hall meeting.

‘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.

Town hall update: Walden won’t attend April 8 citizen event

Rep. Greg Walden will not attend an April 8 “Constituent Town Hall” in Hood River, due to previously-scheduled commitments, according to his spokesman, Andrew Malcolm.

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‘Dress for Less’: Junior David Kirschbaum seeks to expand prom dress project to include menswear

Hood River Valley High School junior David Kirschbaum will host the annual Dess for Less prom sale on April 8, and he needs the community’s help to stock an inventory of gently used formalwear, shoes and accessories.

Sheriff Log, March 19 to 25

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

Events announced for Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Hood River Coutny Prevention Department is launching Sexual Assault Awareness Week.

Letters to the Editor for March 29

Seeking letters; Schizophrenia and murder; Spring has come; more

New Firefighters

Hood River Fire Department has brought on two new staffers.

‘Death of a Salesman’ opens April 13 in Bingen

The American theater has always embraced classics from playwrights such as Williams, Hellman, O’Neill, Albee, Shepard, and Miller.

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Homelessness, Music for Healing: Oregon arts community grants support PHRMH, AIE programs

Understanding homelessness and healing through music are the aims of two arts grants that will go to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation and Arts in Education of the Gorge, Hood River. The two organizations are among 36 groups recently awarded Arts Build Communities grants from the Oregon Arts Commission.

Entertainment Update for March 29

Emily & Julie at Lyle Hotel; Young Irelanders in TD April 3; more

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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.

Oregon Hanford cleanup board meetings April 3-4

The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board will meet April 3-4 at the Hampton Suites in Hood River, 1 Nichols Parkway. This meeting was originally scheduled for January but was cancelled due to inclement weather.

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