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The Hays Stay: E & L Auto brothers sell landmark, but they’re not going anywhere

Hood River says goodbye to a family business dating to 1955 — though not completely.

Pile burning planned near upper Major Cr. in Gorge

Fire managers at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area are planning to conduct pile burns near the upper East Fork of Major Creek in Klickitat County, Wash., this month.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 22

Chihuahua Desert at The Pines; One Trick Pony at the Buffalo; ‘Porgy and Bess’ screens Feb. 26; more

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Gorge farms face unpredictable year

There’s only one thing that Gorge area farmers know for certain about the upcoming growing season — nothing is going to be predictable this year.

House fire affects two adults in Carson

Emergency crews have been busy responding to house fires.

Adult Center: New director Amy Mallett makes changes

Amy Mallett, Hood River Valley Adult Center executive director since June 2016, has a long history of working with seniors. She served as senior director of the Goleta Valley Community Center for 12 years, and, most recently, program manager of Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, Area Agency on Aging, for a year, located in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties in California.

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New resolution serves as ‘commitment to protect our liberties today ‘

State Sen. Chuck Thomsen, R-Hood River, has sponsored a resolution to recognize the historical significance of Feb. 19, 1942, the date President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which restricted the freedom of Japanese Americans and other legal resident aliens through required identification cards, travel restrictions and seizure of personal property.

Paris Fair building sold; New owner considers adding housing

The historic Paris Fair Building at Fourth and Oak Street has passed into new ownership. Paris Fair LLC, represented by Jeff Pickhardt, bought the property from owner North Cheatham on Feb. 1.

DeeTour Hotel conflict heading to state land board

A citizen watchdog group plans to appeal Hood River County Board of Commissioner’s decision to allow DeeTour Hotel, which could bring a long-running dispute over commercial development in the upper valley to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.

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Hawks make history!

Team defeats South Wasco, Arlington to win Big Sky tourney and make first state tourney appearance; Finn wins Big Sky MVP

Scissors in hand, Horizon Hawks girls basketball team players and coaching staff were all smiles Saturday afternoon as they cut down the nets in the Madras High School gym for the first time ever.

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Horizon boys snag final berth for state tourney

Boys lose to Dufur, then defeat Arlington; played Joseph Tuesday

It wasn’t easy, but the Horizon boys basketball team has once again qualified for a berth in the state tournament after finishing third in the Big Sky District tournament last weekend in Madras.

Kegler's Corner: Chabotte and Bergren dominate City Tournament

Last week’s 10-pin action was in full swing at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. For the first time in weeks, the entire league schedule was completed and on top of that, the 65th annual City Bowling Tournament was conducted. Big scores and lots of new faces emerged in the limelight. Check out the highlights below.

Another league loss forces HRV boys basketball team into important showdown with The Dalles

With the Pendleton and Hermiston boys well out in front in the Columbia River Conference, The Dalles and HRV basketball teams, who have been able to beat the Bucks and Bulldogs all season, had to fight each other for the final play-in spot Tuesday evening in Hood River (results unavailable at press time).

HRV swimmers come home with hardware from state meet

A large combined contingent of 16 (nine girls, seven boys) Hood River Valley High Eagle swimmers participated in the 5A state championships at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) in Gresham. The highlight was that five members of Coach Kelly Cunningham’s Columbia River Conference champion girls swim team recorded top finishes in Friday’s preliminaries to earn a position in Saturday’s finals.

Learn by Doing Clinic March 4

The 36th annual Learn by Doing Clinic will be held at the Hood River Valley High School track March 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Death notices for Feb. 22: Michael Lynn, Carolyn Sherwood and Jack Pitman

Michael Lynn, Carolyn Sherwood and Jack Pitman

‘Doctor Who’ teen craft night at library Feb. 25

You know the trivia, now come make your own Whovian creations — Sonic Screwdriver pens, mini Tardis and Daleks, and beyond!

Heart disease: You can control it if you have it

Did you know heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both men and women? The good news is that you can prevent heart disease. And if you already have it, you can control it.

Eating Right: Heart healthy super foods

February is heart month, so it is a great time to try to add any of these items to your grocery basket to help improve your heart health:

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