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‘Sense of Place’ features Crag Rats Dec. 14 at art center

When the Crag Rats Mountain Rescue beeper goes off, the call may take the elite team of Gorge residents racing up a mountain peak to rescue an injured hiker, scaling a rocky ledge to revive a hiker who has fallen over a cliff, into a blizzard to search for missing skiers, or to a mountain airplane crash scene for body recovery.

Death notices for Dec. 3: Ronald Holliday, Curtis Lang, Levona Geary, Kenneth Dayley and Dorothy Scott

Ronald Holliday, Curtis Lang, Levona Geary, Kenneth Dayley and Dorothy Scott

Marriage permits: Nov. 2016

Nov. 2016

Sheriff Log, Nov. 20 to 26

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

Westside Plan survey deadline extended to Friday

The deadline to complete the online survey at has been extended to Friday, December 9.

State Parks Day Use permits now on sale

Give the gift of the great outdoors this holiday season with an annual Oregon State Parks day-use parking permit.

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 30

‘Path to wrath’, On Trump’s election, more

Another Voice: DACA database could more easily become a weapon than a shield

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced a new policy that allowed certain undocumented youth who were brought to the United States by their parents as young children to be considered for relief from removal from United States or from entering into removal proceedings.

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Mt. Hood Meadows opens for the season

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort officially opened this past weekend.

Winter sports schedule

Winter sports officially get underway this week for both Hood River Valley High School and Horizon Christian School.

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HRVST Osprey clean up at Fall Chinook Open in Astoria

Last weekend, the Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey swam in Astoria at the Fall Chinook Open. The team had eight individuals who won at least one event. The following are the tops swims for the Osprey — all distances are in yards.

Kegler's Corner: Jeremy Bloom and Zach Mohun Flourish

Jeremy Bloom was sure “in the zone” last week in 10-pin bowling league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

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Yesteryears: Hood River Inn has new owner in 1986

And now it’s Nendels Hood River Inn — no longer just the Hood River Inn. The change came abruptly last week when Gordon Weller took over general management duties after Hood River Village Resort, Inc., closed the purchase arrangement.

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Holiday Show and Sale reception Friday

The Columbia Center for the Arts is the scene for locally made arts, crafts, toys, wearables and more during the annual Holiday Show and Sale, on now through Dec. 24.

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Roots And Branches: The spirits of Willow Flat

A series of losses for our family, community and nation over the last year has left an empty feeling inside that is difficult to dispel. The empty places at our family table leave hollow openings in our heart.

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Community organizations join forces to reduce hunger in the Gorge

Six months ago, representatives from over two dozen agencies and political offices met in The Dalles with an ambitious charge from the governor’s office: to form a coalition to decrease hunger and increase access to quality food in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Travelogue: South India

Helping farmers thrive in a ‘wild and unique’ place

“Ujire?” I asked the bus driver for the 15th time, butchering the name of the village I would be calling home for the foreseeable future.

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‘Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant’ opens Dec. 3

The Christ Church pageant rehearsal is underway, and Owen Meany (Jimmie Oates, second from left) is redefining the crèche experience, to the surprise of Rev. Dudley Wiggin (David Dye, left,) and his best friend Johnny (Aiden Tappert, third from left) and the rest of the pageant cast — youngsters portrayed by adults in the irreverently comic “Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant,” opening Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverside Community Church.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 30

Ted Horwitz at White Buffalo, Secret Salsa meets Dec. 9, ‘Threeform’ plays Dec. 2 and Ryan Kolberg at The Pines

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‘He had an incredible gift for helping other people’: Sunday’s Meyer concert tributes Tim Ellis

A concert Sunday honors one of Hood River’s true musical friends, the late Tim Ellis. Violinist Aaron Meyer will dedicate Sunday’s annual holiday concert to guitarist Ellis, his long-time “musical sidekick,” arranger, and musical director.


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