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HR County Commissioners approve garbage rate hike

Increase larger than last year’s

Garbage rates will be going up again in January following a decision from the Hood River County Board of Commissioners to approve a request for the increase from Hood River Garbage.

Flood alert issued as heavy rains pound Northwest

Meteorologists are warning of heavy rainfall throughout the Pacific Northwest, with potential for river flooding.

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FISH Milestone

A significant milestone was reached this week on the construction of the new FISH Food Bank building.

Death notices for Dec. 20

Faye Fehrs, Frank McKenna, Helen Christopher, Bill Faulkner

Death notice for Dec. 17

Violet Kenward

Service announcements for Dec. 17

Petra Ramos, Victor Hobbs, Randy Peterson

Pine Grove News: Historic church hosts Chritmas Eve Service

The congregation of the Pine Grove /Odell United Methodist Church is hosting the Twilight Service on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. The service will be held at the Historic Pine Grove Methodist Church at 2415 Eastside Rd.

Parkdale News: Churches of the Upper Valley celebrate Christmas

The Upper Valley is gearing up for the religious holiday with special church services for those who are wanting to celebrate.

Public Records: CIRCUIT COURT

Nov. 2014

Roots and Branches: ‘Justice for all’

Minoru Yasui inspires

An enthusiastic class of sixth graders at Hood River Middle School under the mentorship of Sarah Segal has been exploring the life of Minoru Yasui, a native of Hood River and one of our nation’s unsung heroes.

CGCC offers class in Basic Electricity for Maintenance

Columbia Gorge Community College is offering Basic Electricity for Maintenance Technicians beginning Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, from 4-7p.m. at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center Renewable Energy Technology classroom and labs.

Gorge Winds Band plays Christmas Concert Dec. 21

The Gorge Winds Concert Band will be presenting its 15th annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. The concert will be held at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles, located at the corner of Fourth and Federal streets.

Behold (and beware): ‘The 12 Schemes Of Christmas’

Better Business Bureau warns of holiday hoaxes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and potentially the most profitable for scammers. Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington has put together a list of 12 common Christmas schemes to help consumers stay safe this holiday season.

Gorge Robotics teams compete in FLL qualifying

Over 350 kids aged 9 to 14 from schools all around the Gorge showed off their robotic talents the last two weekends.

Boeing/Insitu grants HR District $10,000

Boeing/Insitu has granted Hood River County School District $10,000 for middle school math coaching and professional development, district math coach Jane Osborne announced.

Cristina Garcia and Megumi Hosaka are Elks Students of the Month

Cristina Garcia and Megumi Mosaka Moehlman Hosaka, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as November Students of the Month. Each student was presented a check for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting at the Hood River Elks No. 1507.

Advent and Christmas: Updated for Dec. 17

Valley Worship Center is hosting a one-hour Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24, including the reading of the Christmas story, Christmas caroling and a candlelight ceremony. The church is located at 5780 Hwy 35 in Mt. Hood.

Masters-Konopasek granted Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse status

Victoria D. Masters-Konopasek, RN, CGRN, CAPA, of Mosier, employed by Kaiser Permanente, Clackamas, Ore., was recently granted Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse status by the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. She joins a cadre of over 11,000 other Perianesthesia nurses who are currently certified in their specialty.

Representative Mark Johnson named to critical legislative committees

Salem, OR — Representative Mark Johnson has been selected by House Speaker Tina Kotek to serve on the following committees during the 78th Legislative Assembly: