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Library celebrates updated children’s area

New shelves, furniture and Nilsson mural

Celebrate the newly renovated children’s area of the Hood River Library on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. This kid-friendly event starts with wacky Mo Phillips and his band, followed by food, games, prizes and more. Meet the artists and craftsmen who worked on this project.

GTA hosts presentation on OSU drone programs

Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) will host a Jan. 24 presentation on how Oregon State University (OSU) is using unmanned (or “drone”) systems on land, in the air and on-water/ underwater in faculty and student research.

New plastic surgery clinic opens in HR

Dr. Austin Hayes announces the opening of his new Columbia Gorge plastic surgery office in Hood River at 1750 12th St. The new business opened its doors in September. Procedures can also be performed at The Columbia Gorge Surgery Center in The Dalles, 1020 Webber St.

Broker Candice Richards joins Copper W. Properties

Copper West Properties announces the addition of Candice Richards to its growing team of Brokers.

Darla Kroll becomes Gorge’s only board-certified pediatric PT

‘I have met some amazing kids’

The Gorge’s new — and only — board certified pediatric physical therapist is a familiar face around Hood River. Darla Kroll, a physical therapist (PT) for 23 years, received the certification in July 2016.

Schools adopt ‘Safe Zones’

Thursday the Hood River County School Board passed a resolution described by Superintendent Dan Goldman as a “very powerful” effort to protect undocumented students at school.

Cancelations for Tuesday, Jan. 17

Cancelations for Tuesday, Jan. 17. We will update as info becomes available:

Closures and cancellations for Jan. 17-18

Closures for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Railroad sues over Mosier track project

The legal conflict over a train track expansion project in Mosier has risen to federal court.

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The Ale List: Brew Fest this weekend, Journal toasts Logsdon Ales

Breweries in the Gorge (B.I.G.) holds the first “Holiday Hangover Brew Fest” Jan. 14 at the Elks Lodge in downtown Hood River — got to say this: weather permitting.

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Hood River Farmers’ Market Jan. 14 at Springhouse Cellars

For the first time ever, Hood River Farmers Market is continuing monthly this winter. Gorge residents can continue to choose local food first and buy direct from producers the second Saturday of the month, January through April, from 1-4 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars

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WebMap: County releases new GIS mapping tool

Hood River County Geographic Information Services (GIS) Department is set to unveil a new version of its interactive online WebMap in January.

Gorge Owned, contractors team up for solar incentives

Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors and partners to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to Gorge homeowners in Klickitat, Skamania, Wasco and Hood River counties.

Next AARP ‘Safe Driver’ class held Jan. 12-13

The next AARP Safe Driver class will be held at Down Manor on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 12-13, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The two-day class will cover the many changes in Oregon’s driving laws in the past few years.

Bank’s ‘Warm Hearts’ winter drive succeeds

Columbia Bank announced Monday that $209,335.96 and 8,140 items were raised for 54 local homeless shelters across the Northwest during the second annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive.

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