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GOP governor candidates spar in Hood River

The April 21 Hood River Republican Central Committee gathering was part GOP meeting, part debate, and it held its share of lively moments. At Hood River Valley Adult Center, a crowd of mostly retirees gathered, a table filled with juice and coffee on one side of the room, tables covered with lawn signs, brochures and other campaign material on the other, and four speakers up front.

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Late rally falls short in HRV loss to Hermiston

After defeating Hermiston 10-0 in the last game of a doubleheader on Saturday, the HRV Eagles softball team was looking to pull ahead in the season series with a win Tuesday evening at home and tighten up the standings in the Columbia River Conference.

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Rough night for the eagles

The HRV baseball team suffered its worst loss of the season Tuesday night, falling 9-1 to Hermiston.

Horizon Christian track & field team continues to improve

The Horizon Christian School track team is picking up the pace in anticipation of the Special District 3 championship meet May 14 and had one of its best meets of the season on Wednesday. About 80 percent of the team competed in the Portland Christian Invitational with the boys taking second overall and the girls taking third for the team’s best overall finish in an invite this season.

Sports Briefs for April 30

Track Town Youth League meet May 7; Girls tennis edges TD; Boys tennis squeaks out a win against TD

May 17 Primary features school bond request

Check mail this weekend; ballots expected by May 1

Coe Building Centennial on May 5 for oldest school in district

A birthday party for Coe Building will be held Thursday.

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Work Day Pride

Hood River Valley High School’s annual Community Work Day was back April 27 with a new name — Community and Campus Pride Work Day.

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Parks District announces plans to revitalize the faded Golden Eagle Park

Hood River Valley High School’s ball fields and the overgrown park running alongside them — Golden Eagle Park — could get major improvements.

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Hood River County Reads celebrates its 10th anniversary — 11 years in

‘Ten years of reading together’

Hood River County Reads celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and kicked off the 2016 season with book distribution of this year’s selection, “Martin Marten” by Brian Doyle, at the Hood River Library on sunny Sunday, April 17, with additional books at the Parkdale and Cascade Locks branches April 19.

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Little free library idea

The April 16 article on the growth of free-standing community libraries in Hood River left out a new one at 24th and Sherman, and another on Park Place Loop.

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Art of Community adds Soderberg-Greene work

Look for two subtle changes in the Art of Community outdoor sculpture gallery, aka Big Art.

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Bike Buddies reports successful weekend event

A homeless man and a family with three children were among the recipients of bikes Sunday in the spring bike drive held by Anson Pulk, 9, and friends.

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Lion King Jr. comes to Wy'east Middle School

Disney’s “The Lion King” has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world, and now, for the first time ever, Wy’east Middle School will perform this one-of-a-kind musical.

YESTERYEARS: New skate park in planning stages in 1996

Within the near future, Hood River skateboard and rollerblade enthusiasts could be riding the pipe — that is a half-pipe in the new skate park facility being designed through Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District. “Our goal, and priority, is to build a (skateboard) park this spring,” said Chuck Johnisee, chair of the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation Board.

Aubree Olmstead heads Columbia Basin facility

Aubree Olmstead heads

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Heart of Hospice notes Volunteer Appreciation Week

Heart of Hospice extended a heartfelt thank you to all its volunteers “who make a meaningful difference in the hearts and lives of our patients, families and staff,” writes volunteer coordinator Jayne Mederios.

County sets temporary rules on marijuana grows

Hood River County will “put a pause” on new marijuana growing businesses in rural residential zones for about six months.