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Council takes bold step toward managing Underwood Community Center

Community members in Underwood plan to roll up their sleeves and get down to brass tacks now that they’ve secured an agreement with Skamania County to operate the Underwood Community Center.

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Earth Week: Celebrating Sustainability

Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network (CGCAN) and other local groups are hosting a number of Earth Day events on Saturday and Sunday in Hood River supporters said are intended “to celebrate and connect Columbia Gorge residents around Earth awareness.”

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Student film fest splices creativity, competition

For students at Hood River Valley High School, film-making is a passion best shared through competition.

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Sunday fire claims Parkdale family’s home

A blaze destroyed a double-wide manufactured home in Parkdale Sunday, leaving its residents with few worldly possessions. It was the second home to burn down in Hood River County within the last two weeks.

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HRV rolls opponents at Blossom Invite

Eagles boys and girls teams take first overall thanks to some stellar performances

Like blossoms in the valley orchards this year, the athletes of Hood River Valley’s track and field team are blooming early: posting top marks in the conference and the state, breaking school records, and winning meets in preparation for the district and state meets that are still about a month away.

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Oregon Trail Rally returns to the Gorge this weekend

The third round of Rally America National Championship comes to the Gorge April 25-26, where rally car drivers will compete in the annual Oregon Trail Rally, held in Hood River and Wasco County.

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Ramirez, Kempf represent Horizon with top 1A efforts

Horizon Christian’s Salvador Ramirez and Hannah Kempf registered state-leading efforts at Friday’s sunny-drenched Apple Blossom Invitational track and field meet at Hood River Valley.

Kidnapping, rape suspect to see court in May

A Hood River man accused of eight separate felonies including kidnap and rape will appear before a judge next month, following a request for re-appearance delivered Monday by his attorney.

Death notice for April 22

Donald McClain

Another rally for HRV softball team

Eagles have 7-7 overall record heading into league games

Call them the comeback kids.

Riverside Gymnastics Academy heads to state

Local athletes with Riverside Gymnastics Academy competed last week at the Precision Elite Spring Invitational in Clackamas, leading up to the Oregon State Spring Championship, which is being held at Athletic Edge Gymnastics in Salem, April 24-26.

Sports Briefs for April 18

Depleted girls lax team edges Cleveland; Girls lax routs Central Catholic; HRV boys tennis defeats The Dalles, 5-3; Hawks golf v. Goldendale

Kegler's Corner: Fireworks at the Lanes

Randy’s Painting won the Monday night Industrial League at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week. They absolutely crushed Columbia Hills RV in the championship match 28 points to 2. Randy Nieto was the driving force in the contest as he rolled a solid scratch 648 series that was capped by nifty 242 and 224 games. Randy was 90 pins over his average. That’s some pretty darn good clutch bowling by Randy, who doubles as the sponsor of his team.

Police Log, April 6 to 12

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

Blue Ribbon Campaign continues to shine light

It’s time to tie a blue ribbon around the ol’ oak tree. Or your car antenna. Or wear on your jacket.

Letters to the Editor for April 18

CGCC is a ‘sinking ship’; Testimony flawed; Climate thoughts; ‘Strikes again’

ANOTHER VOICE: Protecting children from abuse and neglect – an Oregon perspective

Protecting our children from all of life’s ills, and especially from abuse and neglect, is perhaps our single most important responsibility as adults. There should be no controversy in that statement, no partisanship or disagreement.

Entertainment Update for April 18

‘Voice’ finalist Taylor John Williams plays Gorge April 26; more

CGCC increases tuition

Cost per credit rises by $2, general fees by $3

The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education unanimously approved a $2 per credit tuition increase, coupled with a $3 per credit increase in general fees, during their regular board meeting Tuesday, April 14. Tuition and fees were last raised in 2012.

HRV Speech-Debate wins District

Eighteen members of the Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team travelled to Hermiston April 11 to compete for the District championship.