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‘Earth Camp’ returns for summer 2017

Looking for a summer camp that incorporates art, outdoor activities, music, games, healthy snacks and a spiritual grounding in creation? Sign up for Riverside’s “Earth Camp,” where kids will grow in faith, have fun, and learn how they might change the world.

Gorge Gymnastics seeks new home, director

Gorge Gymnastics is looking for a new home and new leadership.

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Campus Pride Work Day

Hood River Valley High School students spent second period on May 17 working to clean up campus — inside and out.

‘Woman of Achievement’ award goes to Bambi Foy

Pi Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, has selected Bambi Foy to receive the 2017 Woman of Achievement Award. Foy’s selection came as a result of her work as the raptor education coordinator at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, a position she’s held for nearly six years.

Sheriff Log, May 14 to 20

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

La Grande man jailed on weapons charge

A 21-year-old La Grande man is in Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility on a weapons charge after a traffic stop in which he denied an officer access to his vehicle and locked his keys inside it.

Letters to the Editor for May 24

NORCOR vote; Great school music; more

AP fact check: Trump claims on Russia probe aren’t adding up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some things aren’t adding up in President Donald Trump’s account of the investigation into his campaign’s relationship with Russians, an inquiry he says “I respect,” yet considers a “witch hunt.”

The Ale List: Tasting notes on newly fermented tangs; no ‘suds’ here

I found Dan Peterson carbonating half-kegs at Pine Street Kitchen the other day, but the contents were not one of his beers. It was kombucha, the newest venture for the Hood River-based Ferment brewery.

Entertainment Update for May 24

­Matt Brown at The Pines; Daphne Willis at Griffin House; more

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BPA power line plan dropped

Plans for a $700 million high-voltage electrical transmission line between Oregon and Washington states have been cancelled after the cost doubled over the last eight years, the Bonneville Power Administration said Thursday, May 18.

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Council approves Morrison Park rezone

By a 5-2 vote Monday, city council approved the rezone of tax Lot 700, Morrison Park, to create a place for affordable housing. Following formal approval at the June 5 council meeting, the city can move forward with developing a plan for the property with its partner in the project, the non-profit Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.

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Children’s Park structure re-opens May 24

The long wait is over. Children’s Park play structure will re-open Wednesday, May 24.

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HRV track and field athletes exceed expectations at state meet

Multiple athletes come home from Hayward Field with hardware

A rebuilding year for the HRV track and field team has given Head Coach Brandon Bertram plenty of optimism for the 2018 season, as his athletes — some veteran, some brand-new to the sport — wowed him at OSAA 5A state meet held Friday and Saturday at University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene.

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Horizon track and field places middle of the pack in 1A state meet

Horizon girls take 16th, boys 20th

The Horizon track and field team finished off their season late last week at the 1A state championship meet at University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene, coming away with new personal records and podium appearances to boot.

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Boys lax steamrolls La Salle in Cascade Cup opener

Eagles advance to quarterfinals with No. 8 Oregon City

The HRV boys lacrosse team is the top team in the Cascade Cup and certainly acted like it in the opening round Friday evening, bowling over No. 16 La Salle, outscoring the Falcons 18-2.

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HRV softball team heads to state tourney for first time in three years

Eagles defeat Milwaukie, has first-round game against La Salle Wednesday

For the first time since 2014, the HRV softball team (No. 6, 17-10) has made it into the 5A state tournament, qualifying Friday evening after edging the Northwest Oregon Conference’s Milwaukie Mustangs (No. 20, 11-15), 1-0, during a play-in game at the Ballpark at Belmont in Hood River.

Death Notices for May 24:

Chris Debbaut, Darlene Luebke, Mildred Mccorkle, Sherron Smith, Linda Herman and Neal Chaffee

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Pick of the Week: ‘Living in the Era of Mega-Fires’ May 24

Dr. Paul Hessburg will present “Living in the Era of Mega-Fires” on Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the Hood River Middle School auditorium. This traveling presentation comes in the form of fast-moving, short topic-based talks interspersed with video vignettes, according to a press release.


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