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Did you mail a package in Hood River May 20? A USPS crash may affect delivery

A serious traffic accident occurred in Portland late Wednesday night involving a tractor-trailer operated by a contractor for the U.S. Postal Service and a private vehicle.

Sports Briefs for May 23

Girls lax players receive all-league honors; Softball racks up all-league awards; ICMGA tourney results; HRMGA tourney results; Gorge Roller Girls host bout May 30; Oregon Beach Wrestling Champs May 30 in HR; WDFW expands fishing area on WS River

Kegler’s Corner: Men with Balls wins Fraternal League to close out the season

At Hood River’s Orchard Lanes on Wednesday, May 13, the Fraternal League had its season-ending championship roll-off between three round winners: Men with Balls, Team Hirata, Cardinal Glass and the wildcard, who didn’t win a round, but had the most points won: Myassis Dragon. Yes, you’ve got to hand it to them, there are some creative team names there!

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Armed and chivalrous: Medieval tournament graces fairgrounds

Before a backdrop of modern houses and irrigated orchards, an ancient battle raged at the Hood River County fairgrounds last weekend.

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Get a Grip! May 26 Climbing Wall Rodeo welcomes beginners and experienced climbers

Gorge Grippers Climbing Team presents Climbing Wall Rodeo May 26 at the Hood River Middle School gym, locate at 1602 May Street.

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‘What you do is heroic’: School District honors retiring educators

Twenty-two educators are leaving full-time service of Hood River County School District this spring. Superintendent Dan Goldman thanked them in Monday’s gathering at the Hood River Valley High School cafeteria.

County to clarify ‘awkward’ land use appeal powers

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to clean up and revise an ordinance which bars them from modifying land use decisions made by the planning commission.

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Denny Leonard honors those who served

Denny Leonard will have been involved with the Hood River American Legion Post 22 for 37 years in June, and all because of a bet.

Café will donate 10 percent of May 27 sales to relief for Kumari, Nepal

Help an earthquake-damaged Nepal village by visiting Doppio café on May 27.

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Erin Jones takes 17th at World Triathlon event

Triathlete Erin Jones, a Hood River native and 2009 HRVHS graduate, has been busy this spring, traveling the globe to compete in a world series of triathlon races.

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Eagles baseball wins defensive battle against Rams

HRV edges No. 3 6A Central Catholic, 2-1; will host a playoff game Wednesday

HRV’s game Wednesday against the Central Catholic Rams wasn’t on the schedule to start the season, with Eagles’ coach Erich Harjo adding the contest a few weeks ago with the intention of preparing his athletes for the playoffs by giving them extra practice against a highly competitive opponent.

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Sunset magazine names Hood River ‘Best Adventure Town’

Sunset Magazine has named Hood River Best Adventure Town in its 2015 travel awards.

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Hood River County election results

Two members of the Columbia Gorge Community College board kept their positions, based on unofficial results from the May 19 Hood River County Special Districts election.

Death notices for May 23

James Kertland, Edwin Chrisman, Joann Hilkey, David Dockham

Klindt’s Spring Writing Workshop Series May 29-31

In conjunction with the Fifth Annual Spring Author Festival, Klindt’s Bookstore is sponsoring four writing workshops in May. Workshops in this series are $20 each and last about two hours. Seating is limited.

Yesteryears: Former Childs property will become subdivision in 1965

D. E. Erwin, the same man who developed a tract of homes on west May Street last year, unfolded plans at a city council meeting Monday for a 50-lot subdivision farther west between May and Sherman. His land, the former Childs property, covers some 15 acres between 22nd and Rand Road, excluding Jensen and Lester properties.

HR Elks Lodge honors Barry and Ocheskey

Hannah Barry and Stanley Ocheskey, both students at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Students of the Month for April by the Hood River Elks Lodge No. 1507 and were presented with a check for $100.

Friends of the Library used book sale May 28-30

Craving a few more books to read? Maybe, say, a whole bag of books for a dollar? Then you’re in luck. The upcoming Friends of the Library Used Book Sale is just what you’ve been waiting for. The “members only” preview sale will be Thursday, May 28, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Gaulke Meeting Room of the main library.

‘Relay For Life’ on tap July 18

On July 18, Columbia Gorge residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Columbia Gorge to help finish the fight against cancer. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.

Roots and Branches: Got this shoe? Make amends

There are so many great things our students and young adults do in this community that I hate to mention a less than sterling moment committed by one young man. Perhaps it was a prank, or a simple irresponsible act. Regardless, if I write this article, and enough folks discuss how seemingly harmless pranks may inadvertently cause others significant pain, we can make amends.