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Giving a boost to Gorge Commission

Legislation would create taskforce, fund more employees

The Gorge may be renowned for its beauty, but the law that protects the area, the National Scenic Act, and the entity that implements it, the Columbia River Gorge Commission, aren’t always so visible.

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At town hall, Walden faces tough climate

A dialog, and silent protest, on climate change wove through U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s hometown town hall meeting at Hood River Adult Center, attended by about 75 people.

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Karen Gass finds joy in teaching, hiking

Karen Gass — or Teacher Karen, as she’s commonly known — has been teaching at Little Feet Cooperative Preschool for the past 20 years.

Yesteryears: Nisei given permits to return, arrive by train this week in 1945

1915 — 100 years ago: The three boats of the Oregon River Transportation Company will resume service between Portland and The Dalles, if a deal pending between the Open River company and the Willamette & Columbia River Towing Company is closed.

Sense of Place: Mosier Centennial, on Feb. 4

Join Mosier residents on Feb. 4 as they recall significant tales and events from Mosier’s past.

Rockford Grange looks ahead to next 100 years

The Rockford Community Grange 501 is celebrating the New Year as the renewed owners of its 92-year-old Grange Hall building.

Roots and Branches: Young people and the art of guidance

The winter holiday season has been a blur of Nutcracker practices and performances, charity fund raisers, shopping for gifts and food, cooking and cleaning. Add to that all the family meals and holiday visitors and my five weeks of vacation was overflowing with the basic elements of happiness, sharing, caring and service with loved ones.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 21

Kay Floria at White Buffalo; ‘Quiet American’ at Springhouse; more

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 21

Warmest year on record; Know options; more

Board work: Elected or appointed, public service opportunities abound

No matter where you live in Hood River County, opportunities to serve are right at hand.

Mt. Hood NF recognized for ‘Wild’ film

On Jan. 6, Governor John Kitzhaber presented an Oregon Film & Television Office’s Annual Governor’s Award in the category of “Film Advocate,” to the Mt. Hood National Forest for its involvement and support of the filming of the major motion picture, “Wild.”

Twelve injured in Interstate 84 crash in eastern Oregon

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Black ice is believed to be the cause of a freeway pileup involving more than a dozen tractor-trailers that left 12 people injured Saturday in eastern Oregon, police said.

A Small Big Year 2015: Friendly bird counting competition in the Gorge

Join your friends and neighbors in the Gorge by tracking each species you count in both Hood River County and Klickitat County throughout 2015, now through Dec. 31, 2015.

Police Log, Jan. 12 to 18

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

Kegler's Corner: Zach Mohun mauls the maples

Hood River’s Orchard Lanes was the place to be last week. Bowling league action never ceases to amaze, and this Team of the Week is comprised of a perfect representation of our best keglers, regulars and new faces who are basking in the limelight for the first time.

Horizon boys steamroll ahead; girls win first league game

A powerhouse Horizon Christian School boys varsity basketball team steamrolled two opponents over the weekend by a combined total of 45 points to remain undefeated in both the Big Sky Conference (5-0) and in the OSAA’s Class 1A level (8-0).

DeeTour can proceed

Developer says timeline for music venue TBD

A music venue planned for construction in Dee can now move forward after a local land use watchdog group made the decision to not continue pursuing an appeal it had filed against the project.

Opportunities to serve: city, school committee openings

The City of Hood River and Hood River County School District have vacancies on a variety of committees:

Library District seeks candidates for board posts

Hood River County Library District is candidates to run for its Board of Directors. The District was created by a vote of the citizens of Hood River County on Nov. 2, 2010, following the closure of the Hood River County Library, a department of Hood River County.

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Braceros in the Pacific Northwest exhibit comes to Discovery Center

THE DALLES—Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents Culture a la Carte, an evening presentation on the topic of Braceros of the Pacific Northwest, Saturday, Jan. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy an optional dinner for $15, served at 6 p.m., followed by the free presentation at 7 p.m.