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Police Log, Feb. 9 to 22

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

Entertainment Update for Feb. 28

House concert with Lucia Comnes and Daniel Carr; Tony Smiley plays Pint Shack; ‘Heroes not Welcome Home’ exhibit opens March 14; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Local musician gives voice to The Countryside

Since last April, drummer turned DJ Jeff Minnick has been broadcasting the classic country sounds of the 40s, 50s and 60s with his two-hour Tuesday night program The Countryside, live on the air and over the internet from 7-9 p.m.

CL Port looks to acquire land near fire hall

Port also considering BOTG toll increases

The Port of Cascade Locks is looking to acquire a county-owned property in the city that the port hopes to use as a site for economic development.

Car crashes into Parkdale Bicentennial Garden

Just last summer Parkdale’s Bicentennial Memorial Garden began to once again take shape and bloom under the combined efforts of the Parkdale Garden Club, the Central Gorge Master Gardeners and the Parkdale Grange.

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Longtime planning commissioner Benson retires

Stan Benson has retired after 25 years on the County Planning Commission.

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Feast of Words: Benefit for library park features food, auction and music

The party inside helps the grounds outside.

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Kristi Thomsen finds ‘new job’ this year

Life hasn’t slowed down much for Kristi Thomsen the past couple of years.

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HRVHS sophomore gives inside look at art competitions

Hood River Valley High School sophomore Brynn Searcy is an artist. And a state and nationally recognized artist at that.

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Jones wins Puerto Rico Tri

USA Triathlon reports that Hood River native and elite triathlete Erin Jones (HRVHS class of 2009) earned the top spot on the podium earlier this month at the 2015 Punta Guilarte CAMTRI Triathlon American Cup in Puerto Rico. It was the first career ITU win for Jones, who finished the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run course in 2:09:56

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HRV basketball defeats The Dalles, claims second in CRC

For seniors Dan Kuechmann, Austin Clarke, Scottie Ziegner, Kam Walker, Brandon Campos, Kaydin Gibbs and Colin Tegman, it turns out Tuesday’s senior night matchup against The Dalles won’t be their final home game in the Eagle uniform.

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Hard work pays off for Nordic standouts

Teacup Nordic standouts Nils Engbersen and Sam Wiley were on the road last weekend for a Junior National qualifier race in Spokane. Both skiers placed high enough to represent the Pacific Northwest at next month’s Junior Nationals race at Donner Pass, Calif.

Death notice for Feb. 28

Charlotte Larsen

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Hawks win Big Sky

Hawks 48, Huskies 47

The No. 1 ranked Horizon Christian Hawks boys basketball team won its fifth straight Big Sky Conference title with two district playoff wins over the weekend at Hermiston High School.

Reading at the library Feb. 28 with ‘Astoria’ author Peter Stark

Author Peter Stark will be at the Hood River Library on Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. Stark will discuss his book “Astoria: Astor and Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire, A Story of Ambition and Survival on the Early American Frontier.”

Yesteryears: Odell Rural Fire Protection District receives new fire trucks in 1955

1935 — 80 years ago: With the new fall of snow on Mount Hood last week, skiing conditions on the mountain are now better than they have been all winter, according to Crag Rat Fuller, who, with Bob Barker and “Rusty” Fowler, made the trip from the junction to the Hut on Tilly Jane creek by way of the ride trail last Sunday. Several inches of new snow on top of the semi-ice beneath made skiing fast and delightful.

PARKDALE News: Cedar’s fundraiser a big success

Upper valley residents packed the house at the fundraiser dinner at Solera Brewery on Wednesday, Feb. 11 to support Parkdale resident Cedar and the effort to build him a home.

Two West Linn students die in Dog Mountain car crash

Skamania County EMS and Rescue (SCEMS) responded to a reported motor vehicle collision on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 11:42 a.m. that resulted in the deaths of two West Linn High School students, The Enterprise reports.

Gun range meeting NRA safety standards coming to Dallesport

Gun enthusiasts of the Columbia River Gorge will soon have a place to let off some steam — or ammunition. Thanks to the efforts of Klickitat County Commissioner Rex Johnston, Klickitat County Engineer Jeff Hunter, and several others, a gun range will be opening in Dallesport this coming summer.

Local chambers deny participation in travel video, magazine

Chambers of commerce in three areas in the Gorge are advising members that they are not participating or advocating for a private company selling advertising and time slots in a travel video.