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HRV tennis teams’ seasons come to an end at Special District 1 championships

Both the girls and the boys tennis teams’ seasons came to an end last weekend at the Special District 1 championships, held in Bend for the girls and Hermiston for the boys, where neither team had players that qualified for the 5A state tournament.

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Mid Valley third graders replace desk chairs with exercise balls as part of Providence pilot program

Students sat at attention in a loose cluster in Sarah Christiansen’s third grade Mid Valley Elementary classroom at the end of March, listening to Physical Therapist Assistant Nissa Huber explain proper use and care of the new exercise balls that would soon re-place their desk chairs.

HR Schools bond widely approved

Results are in for the May 17 Primary Election Ballot, which saw the victory of two countywide ballot measures, as well as a win for Mark Reynolds (D-Odell) in the Democratic nomination for the House District 52 race.

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Barajas shatters 5A discus record on first throw at state

EUGENE — Hood River Valley High School senior thrower Sebastian Barajas couldn’t have asked for a better start to his trip to Hayward Field for the 5A track and field state championships.

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Election results: water measure, school bond pass

Results are in for the May 17 Primary Election Ballot, which saw the victory of two countywide ballot measures, as well as a win for Mark Reynolds (D-Odell) as Democratic candidate in the House District 52 race to square off against Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) in November.

Yesteryears: Columbia Sightseer to start tours in Cascade Locks in 1976

A tour boat will go into operation on Saturday to provide daily cruises from Cascade Locks and Stevenson, according to Harry Cramblett, president of the Port of Cascade Locks. The tour boat Columbia Sightseer was purchased by the Ports of Cascade Locks and Stevenson from Gray Lines. Tours on the 100 passenger boat are scheduled to start May 22.

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Roots and Branches: Blossom quilt turns to ‘funeral pyre’

Blossom time has long held a special place on our family’s seasonal calendar.

Hutson Museum seeks arts and cultural events

Parkdale’s Hutson Museum would like to encourage visitors to the museum by offering art and cultural events this summer.

Gorge Soup for the Arts seeks applicants

Micro-philanthropy event supports new art projects

Gorge Soup returns with a new focus this fall: the arts. The Hood River based group is seeking presenter applications from individuals or teams from throughout the Gorge who are starting a new artistic endeavor or community initiative centered on the arts.

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Bus service to Multnomah Falls begins May 27

A new bus service, “Columbia Gorge Express,” will link Portland to Multnomah Falls and Rooster Rock State Park this summer. The first bus rolls out Friday, May 27, during Memorial Day Weekend.

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Beacon Rock Trail reopens to hikers

The iconic Beacon Rock Trail has reopened to the public Saturday after being closed most of the season due to extensive storm damage.

White Salmon submits shoreline plan for review

White Salmon doesn’t have much in the way of shorelines of statewide significance, but the city is still required by the Washington Department of Ecology to have a plan for managing what it has.

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Going to the dogs: Hood River’s dog-friendly vibe doesn’t end at the office

It’s no secret that Hood River is a dog-friendly town — go literally anywhere and you’ll see dogs and their humans together.

Letters to the Editor for May 18

Note to solicitors; Valuable lesson; Astounded; more

Highway Collaborative identifies Gorge congestion goals

On May 11, members of the Oregon Solutions Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative signed a Declaration of Cooperation outlining goals for the project and delegating responsibilities to specific stakeholders. The collaborative seeks to improve pedestrian and vehicle safety along the Columbia River Highway and enhance visitor experiences.

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Student artists help ‘Empty Bowl’ project

The bowls don’t stay empty for long.

Arts Center presents discussion with humanitarian Anna Marie Spindler

Columbia Center for the Arts presents “One Woman’s Humanitarian Experiences: From Hood River to Asia, Africa and the Middle East,” with Anna Marie Spindler, on May 25 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

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Pet of the Week: Thumper is ’80 pounds of pure love’

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

Sheriff Log, May 9 to 15

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