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HRV skiers once again control the Mt. Hood League

Boys and girls teams obliterate the competition at Mt. Hood Meadows GS race

The Eagles have screamed down the mountain in every race they’ve competed in this year, and Saturday’s giant slalom (GS) competition on the Middle Fork run at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort was no different.

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After Pendleton loss, girls look to regroup for final half of CRC play

Bucks beat Eagles 53-37 Tuesday evening in Hood River

The last time the HRV girls basketball team faced Pendleton, the Eagles were at the start of Columbia River Conference play, buoyed by a nonleague record of 6-4, with three of those four losses by five points or fewer. Though they did not beat the Buckaroos in their first meeting, they lost by three points, which was the most competitive game against a league opponent for the HRV girls in nearly five years.

Third-quarter, three-ball struggles, plague HRV boys at Pendleton

As the saying goes: “Live by the three, die by the three.”

Kegler’s Corner: Nancy Asai rolls 679 series in TNM

Last week’s league action was partially suspended in order to conduct the 65th annual city bowling tournament at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. This is the biggest bowling event of the season and we’ll have the tournament results for you next week. Nevertheless, there were still some fine scores posted in limited league action. Three stars emerged, all out of the spirited Tuesday Nite Mixed League: Nancy Asai, David Gibeaut and Alex Frazier.

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Knights of Columbus Hoop Shoot

Local students competed in the Knights of Columbus district free-throw contest on Feb. 12 at Wy’east Middle School after advancing from the opening round in December.

Local gymnasts excel at Northwest competitions

Despite freezing rain, closure of Interstate 84, and at times, treacherous driving, nothing could stop Hood River gymnasts representing Riverside Gymnastics Academy based out of The Dalles from making it to three multi-state competitions, three weekends in a row.

Steelhead and Chinook fishing clinic Feb. 25

Local fisherman Greg Short and the Hood River Watershed Group are hosting their annual steelhead and spring Chinook fishing class.

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Scenic Area launches smartphone day use passes

Visitors to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area this spring will find a convenient new way to pay their day use fees.

Tri-County Recycling announces hazardous waste collection events

Tri-County Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program hold hazardous waste collection events periodically throughout the year around the Gorge.

Marriage Permits, Jan. 2017

January 2017

Service Announcements for Feb. 18: Franke Thomas; Everett Monahan; Theola Hughes; Mark Hasegawa

Franke Thomas; Everett Monahan; Theola Hughes; Mark Hasegawa

Death Notices for Feb. 18: Audrey Franklin; Frank Whitesell and Loran R. Simantel

Audrey Franklin; Frank Whitesell and Loran R. Simantel

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REAL WEDDINGS-Columbia Gorge Hotel: Mari Nado and Rob Duck

MARRIED ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016

Mari grew up in Troutdale, where her parents still live, and she has family in the greater Portland area. Rob is an avid kiteboarder and Mari has been learning. Both love kiting, as well as the wine and beer tasting scene in Hood River and the beauty of the Gorge.

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Flower Power

Beautiful fresh flowers personalize your wedding in a big way.

Beautiful fresh flowers personalize your wedding in a big way. Go for a pop of color or monochromatic elegance.

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REAL WEDDINGS - Cooper Spur: Alex Robinson and Andrew Kraus

MARRIED ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2016

The couple spent a lot of time in the Gorge while dating — hiking, camping, skiing and doing other outdoor activities together. Along with that, “the area is a visually stunning pastoral mecca,” said Alex. But the biggest reason they chose the area was that Andrew proposed on Mount Hood at a site on the Pacific Crest Trail, which the couple had previously thru-hiked together. “It was such a visceral and transformative experience for us and our relationship,” Alex said. “We felt it was only natural that we would take our vows in the environment which showed us what our relationship was made of and what we were capable of together.

HRVHS hosts winter clothing exchange

Hood River Valley High School is seeking lightly used winter coats, boots, snow pants, hats, gloves and scarves for students who can’t afford new items. Community members are asked to drop off donations to the front office. Students are also bringing in donations.

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Yesteryears: Hood River Supply moves into new building in 1967

A fixture at its Cascade Street location since 1944, Hood River Supply opened new doors this week when it started business operations at its 20,000-square foot new building on Tucker Road.

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Roots and Branches: Winter? Fini!

Snow falling gently from the winter sky was a beautiful sight back in December, bringing the hush of its thick carpet to the valley floor, calming the cacophony of Christmas carolers and taking the edge off the hapless hucksters hawking their wares.

Next Door parenting program starts March 1

Enrich your child’s life and your own by attending the “Incredible Years” parenting program on Wednesdays beginning March 1 in English.

‘Writing Memories’ workshop rescheduled

Memoirist Carolyn Wood will facilitate a creative writing workshop called Writing Memories for the Next Generation on Feb. 23 at the Hood River Library.

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