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Gorge Community Foundation awards scholarships

Gorge Community Foundation awarded more than $190,000 in scholarships and grants in May and June, benefiting students from several local communities as well as a wide range of public service initiatives across the bi-state region.

Hood River youth receives state 4-H awards

Payton Rigert, a nine-year member of the Hood River County 4-H, received two state recognitions at the annual OSU 4-H Summer Conference in Corvallis.

‘Slopeside Sustainability’ Saturday at Meadows

Mt. Hood Meadows’ weekend scenic chairlift ride and hiking experience will be “cleaned up” Saturday, July 23 at a Slopeside Sustainability and Mountain Cleanup Day.

With changes, youth football starts Aug. 1

Football season is right around the corner and the Hood River Youth Football program begins Monday, Aug. 1. The first week of August is the Blue & Gold camp held Monday through Thursday evenings for kids grades 3-8. Led by Caleb Sperry, head coach for the Hood River Valley High School varsity football program, the camp is a chance for kids to learn skills and get ready for practices to start on the week of Aug. 8. Register now at www.HRcommunityed.org.

Sports briefs for July 20

Sports briefs for July 20.

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At County Fair, events expand, basic pleasures return

Fair runs July 27-30 in Odell

Hood River County Fairgrounds Manager Clara Rice said that patrons of this year’s fair, which opens July 27 and runs through July 30, will find many of the same elements they love and expect each year — rides, exhibits and entertainment.

Letters to the Editor for July 20

Your art center; Sexist attack; more

ANOTHER VOICE: ‘We cannot let another day go by’

Recently during a visit to New Hampshire, Gregory and Linda Drugan shared with me the painful story of the death of their son, Greg.

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KB4C enjoys great wind, major milestone

Before the event kicked off Friday night, Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) had already achieved a significant milestone, celebrating its 10th anniversary. But by the time the last kite had come back to shore at the Event Site, it was clear that KB4C had reached an even bigger one.

Service notices for July 20: Jennifer Gutierrez and Betty Akiyama

Jennifer Gutierrez and Betty Akiyama

Death notices for July 20: Stan Israel and Thomas Senior

Stan Israel and Thomas Senior

Flags Lowered: Victims in Nice, France, and Baton Rouge

Governor Kate Brown on Friday, July 15 ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack in Nice, France, and Baton Rouge, La.

Art show in TD celebrates Oregon

Two Portland artists are featured in a local show that opened July 9 in The Dalles. The installation at the former Morin Printing building joins 24 other venues around the state celebrating the unique landscapes and culture of Oregon.

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Meriwether Send-off

Meriwether is in his last weeks as Hood River County Administrator after 15 years.

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Cancer Society links radon to cancer in women

A new report finds a statistically significant, positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of hematologic (blood) cancer in women. The study is the first prospective, population-based study of residential radon exposure and hematologic cancer risk, leading the authors to caution that it requires replication to better understand the association and whether it truly differs by sex.

Great NW Milk Drive to benefit Northwest infants

Aug. 6 collection event to be held at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

The Northwest Mothers Milk Bank and Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital (PHRMH) are hosting The Great NW Milk Drive to spotlight the importance of human donor milk for preterm infants and to increase the number of milk donors in Hood River.

Suicide awareness training offered July 26

Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI) and the Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative host a free training by national speaker Dr. Patrick Arbore, EdD, on July 26.

HAHRC BEATS PoP: power of your local farmers markets

Many local farmers’ markets in The Gorge are sponsoring programs this year to up your buying power of local produce. The Power of Produce (or PoP) Club is back in action.

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Fresh Start serves first farm supper

Mt. View Orchards and Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program are teaming up for a summer farm supper at the farm’s new dining venue, amidst 50 acres of pears, apples and cherries. The dinner is on Saturday, July 30 at 6 p.m., and features a romantic Italian buffet prepared by Fresh Start staff and students.

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