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2017 Visitors’ Guide comes out in time for Memorial Day Weekend

Want a fresh view of the Gorge and a long list of things to do this summer and fall? The 2017 Visitors Guide comes out just in time for summer planning. Look for the free 80-page full color joint publication of Hood River News and The Dalles Chronicle at area businesses, visitor centers, and the newspapers’ offices.

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Dallas dashes HRV baseball’s hopes for another deep playoff run

Eagles lose early lead, drop first round 5-2

For the first time since the 2013 season, the HRV baseball team will not be heading to the state tournament.

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HRV boys lax heads to the CC semis with defeat of Oregon City

Eagles face Wilsonville Tuesday evening

The HRV boys lacrosse team moved another spot closer toward achieving their second Cascade Cup title in three years Thursday evening, taking out No. 8 Oregon City (6-11) by a score of 14-8 in a quarterfinal game.

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Fire guts answering service business

Fire destroyed the inside of a Heights answering service business early Wednesday morning.

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OSAA 5A SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS Late-game heroics by Lauren Decker, Hannah McNerney send HRV to the 5A quarterfinals

HRV beats La Salle 3-2, played league rival Pendleton Friday evening

A two-out, walk-off single by Lauren Decker was the perfect cap to the HRV softball team’s (No. 6, 18-10) impressive rally Wednesday, erasing a 2-0 deficit against the La Salle Falcons (No. 11, 17-11) to come back and win 3-2, propelling the Eagles into the quarterfinals of the 5A state tournament.

Death Notices for May 27: Sharon Mills, Donna Schnell and Scott Zorza

Sharon Mills, Donna Schnell and Scott Zorza

Next Walking Tour June 5

The Historic Downtown Walking Tour, sponsored by the History Museum of Hood River County, offers an insight into the architectural and cultural history of how downtown buildings and sites developed.

Lyle Pioneer Days return May 27

Lyle Pioneer Days returns May 27 after a 14-year hiatus with a full day of events planned that includes carnival games, a bouncy house, blacksmithing demos, a car and bike show, and craft and food vendor booths.

CASA launches 2017 Playhouse Raffle

The fifth annual CASA Playhouse Raffle marks the program’s return.

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YESTERYEARS: Ross, Daphne Hukari Animal Shelter opens in 2007

Camille Hukari wore her “I love my dog and my dog loves me” t-shirt to Thursday’s dedication of an animal shelter named after her parents.

‘Guy, Guitar, Girl’: young actor seeks film support

Connor Muhl, 17, is seeking community support for his film project “A Guy, A Guitar And A Girl,” directed by Katie O’Grady and produced by Muhl and his mother, Maura Muhl.

A ‘transforming gift’

Hood River Adopt A Dog recently received a gift from long time Hood River resident Bette Johnson through her will, according to the Board of Directors and staff.

Author signing June 3 at HR Farmers’ Market

Waucoma Bookstore and Gorge Grown are hosting authors Kirsten and Christopher Shockey for a book signing at the Hood River Farmers’ Market, Fifth and Columbia streets, on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sports briefs for May 24

Sports briefs for May 24.

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Fresh and Local: Farmers Markets in the Gorge

It is market time again; the bounty of the Gorge is available to all.

Gorge Scenic Area planning grant uncertain

A grant that helps fund Hood River County land use planners’ implementation of federal Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area rules may get cut, leaving questions as to which agency will handle certain permits for new development.

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Wrong-way chase and arrest

Hood River Police Officer Eme Delancy explains charges to Eric Murphy, 18, a Washington resident, following a vehicle chase and Murphy’s arrest Monday on the Heights.

Ex-deputy sentenced for luring a minor

A former Hood River County Sheriff’s deputy pled guilty May 11 to crimes he committed against a minor while off duty.

Question ballots still to be counted

Election update: omitted transit, parks, library results

Ballot watchers will have their eyes on two close elections from the May 16 ballot: a two-vote margin between John Everitt and Svea Truax for Position 2 on the Port of Hood River Board of Commission, and a six-vote lead by Benjamin Sheppard over David Russo for Position 2 on the Hood River County School Board.

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