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Experiencing Blossom Time

Fair weather shines on valley events: more this weekend

While most agreed that Saturday was the busier day, the weekend’s warm, sunny weather brought scores of visitors to the valley for the second weekend of Blossom Time.

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Weatherly, Aman announce engagement

Lora Weatherly and William Aman have announced their engagement and will be married at Faith Bible Church in Hood River on July 11, 2015.

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Meagan Thomsen and David Rummel are wed

Meagan Thomsen and David Rummel were married Sept. 27, 2014 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles.

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Special rose delivery

Gordy Sato delivers roses to Brookside Manor Friday, a sort of Rotary Roses, part 2: Sato, a Hood River Rotarian and Parkdale orchardist, organizes the annual rose sale on the third Thursday of each April.

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Pet of the week: RosieBee loves car rides, walks and treats

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected RosieBee as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

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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.