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Yesteryears: County expects modest growth in 1996

The “crystal ball stuff” of population projections shows Hood River County experiencing a relatively modest growth rate over the next 20 years, according to the county planning department.

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Roots and Branches: Winter charm

Living in Hood River affords you the opportunity of experiencing four unique seasons.

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The Bond of Boxes and Bags

All December, community rallies again for FISH, Christmas Project and more

Clearly there is not enough space here for all the acts of goodwill shown by Hood River County residents for Christmas Project, FISH food bank and other project to help those in need.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 21

‘Al & Nolan’ at Stave and Stone, New Year’s Eve music planner, more

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Stuffing Stuffies

Christmas Project volunteer coordinator Kym Zanmiller, left, laughs with Jacquie Barone at the table laden with stuffed animal toys during this week’s toy and gift organization party at Hood River Fairgrounds.

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Steep Slope

Yellow “Caution/Cuidado” tape stretches from power pole to power pole at Seventh and Montello.

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Santa Visits

Alexia Aguilar, a Westside Elementary kindergartener, hugs Santa Claus Thursday during the annual Hood River Rotary holiday luncheon in the Gorge Room at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

Entertainment update for Dec. 17

La Boheme screens Dec. 18, Karaoke at Thirteen-O-One, more

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Yesteryears: ‘Instant forest’ is planted at marina in 1976

Instant forest came to the Port of Hood River Marina area late last week. As part of landscaping, 35 large trees were brought in, put in place and were anchored with support wires until they become more firmly established.

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Festive Streets

Oak, State and some downtown side streets are illuminated this Christmas season courtesy of the Hood River Chamber of Commerce and local businesses and organizations that donate toward the tree lighting fund.

Cascade Observations: Facing ‘the undeniable hurdles’ in our cultural understanding

Two days after the presidential election, a local high school teacher asked her students, mostly of Mexican descent, to make two lists: one list should focus on the students’ hopes, and the other on their fears. After making their lists, they gathered in a large circle and shared, one by one.

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How to help: Christmas party for Native Americans, Christmas Project needs volunteers

Gifts are sought for all ages to pass out at a Christmas party for Native Americans at Lone Pine and other locations in the Gorge.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 10

‘Jazz Society’ at Stave and Stone, Gorge Bird Count meets Dec. 18, more

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‘Twist’ opens this weekend

Sylvester Von Scheister (Ann Marie Goodman) talks with Tailor (Azmat Bhatty) about a coat while children Norman and Edith (Noble Williams and Lara Clute) look on in “The Twist and the Trees."

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Travels in India

Enjoy an evening with Hood River Valley High School senior Deylan Gudiel as he shares his travels and experiences abroad on Dec. 10 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Hood River Library.

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