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HRV cross country places in top-20 against top teams at NXR XC event

After a great state run for the HRV cross country teams two weekends ago, the varsity squad capped off their season at the Nike Cross National (NXR) event in Boise, Idaho.

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Major renovations coming to HRV athletic facilities

Once the spring season starts for HRV athletics in April, both the track and main field at Henderson Stadium will be unavailable as the renovation for a new track surface and synthetic turf field begin.

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Mt. Hood Meadows offers preview of terrain

Mt. Hood Meadows will offer a preview weekend this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19, with lifts scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

Service Announcements for Nov. 18 edition: Emidio Evangelista-Rodriguez and Kenneth Proctor

Emidio Evangelista-Rodriguez and Kenneth Proctor

Hood River power outage caused by vehicle accident

An hour-long power outage in the Hood River area affected 7,700 Pacific Power customers this morning, Friday, Nov. 17.

‘Smokeout’ Thursday encourages tobacco-free living

Hood River County Prevention Department and North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) will encourage tobacco-free living during the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout on Nov. 16.

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Roots and Branches: ‘Melody of hope’

I had the great pleasure of watching the high school production of “Fiddler on the Roof” multiple times over the last three weeks. It was a splendid experience seeing these young singers, dancers, actors, musicians and technicians demonstrating an awesome array of talent to an ever-appreciative audience.

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Yesteryears: Partial eclipse hits Mid-Columbia in 1947

Residents of the Mid-Columbia who are interested in the partial eclipse of the sun Wednesday morning had an excellent opportunity to study the phenomena, for nearly clear skies prevailed during the two-hour period of progress of the partial eclipse, which covered about 25 percent of the sun’s surface as visible here.

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Pick of the Week: Operation Christmas Child collection this week

Hood River families are on a mission to make an impact in the lives of children in need. They are donating colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts to be sent to children around the world — many of whom have never received a gift before and have very little to call their own.

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Strong Women get helping hand from Troop 282

Boy Scout Troop 282, under the direction of Scoutmaster Jeff McCaw, helped the Hood River Strong Women program with a location change recently.

‘Kitchen Table’ survey: City of Hood River seeks community input on housing

The City of Hood River seeks public input on housing issues with help from Oregon’s Kitchen Table, a statewide organization founded to connect Oregonians to public issues. Community members are encouraged to participate by submitting online or paper surveys prior to the Nov. 22 closing date.

Elks Students of the Month: Elks select Elizabeth Bailey, Alden Gendreau as October Students of the Month

Elizabeth Bailey and Alden Gendreau, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the Elks October Students of the Month.

Leaf drop-off resumes at City Public Works

The City of Hood River is resuming leaf drop-off at the city’s public works facility effective immediately in response to concerns from residents that this service is important during fall season.

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Elks honor veterans at annual breakfast

Veterans Day morning was a packed house at Elks Lodge. Derek Larson went from passing out prizes in a special Veterans’-only drawing, then dealing with a small emergency as reported by Exalted Ruler Gordon Leigh.

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 15

‘Relief’ for the rich; Real tax ‘reform’ needed; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 15

Fields of May at Moth; Chic Preston at The Pines; more

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Meet this year’s HRVHS exchange students

The Hood River Valley High School exchange students arrived this past summer, and call various countries home. Francesca Mela, Javier Pico Escudero, Julia Carmen Van den Broek, Nadja Essing, and Stefan Salmar are among these students, and had a lot to say about their experience and what they have enjoyed about their exchange so far.

Sponsored content: Climb for a Cause: Free info session at pFriem Brewery Nov. 16

The Climb for Clean Air mountaineering and fundraising program announces its 2018 climb dates with honorary co-chairs and climbing professionals Win Whittaker and Stacy Allison, as they inspire new teams of climbers to train for a summit, have an experience of a lifetime and help the fight to end lung disease.

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The Ale list: ‘Pitchering Oregon’ event features pFriem lager

Picturing beer provided a blend of tastes and insights into fermenting at the Nov. 4 “Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon” event at Portland Art Museum.

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Pinchot Forest benefits from volunteer foresters

For the past four years, Neal Ballard has helped install cameras that capture images of animals in southwest Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

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