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Sticker Shock: students remind beer buyers to adhere to safety

Teenagers spending time in the beer aisle Thursday was behavior somewhat unusual, yet healthful.

One Community Health hosts free ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’

One Community Health is offering uninsured children free medical and dental checkups on Thursday, Feb. 12, as part of National Give Kids a Smile Day.

‘Incredible Years’ starts Feb. 25

Do you want your child to succeed in school? “Incredible Years” Program starts Feb. 25 in Hood River for parents who have children 2 to 8 years old.

Yellow, Friends

Seen this week, six medium-sized birds whose yellow plumage is unusual, at least for the Heights.

Big Brothers Big Sisters hold mentor appreciation luncheon

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge held its annual mentor appreciation lunch on Jan. 24 at Spooky’s Pizza in The Dalles in honor of National Mentoring Month.

Graham helps lead national 4-H event

Madison Graham, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, is one of eight youth in the nation to be selected for the 2015 National 4-H Congress Design Team.

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Walden listens to immigration pleas in Next Door visit

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden listened to several Hood River residents as they told about how they came to the U.S., how current immigration laws affect them, and what they would like him to do to help improve their lives and strengthen our community.

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Fire destroys Westcliff home

The loss appears total in Friday morning’s house fire at 3578 Westcliff Dr., owned by Michael and Suzanne Maurer. They shared the home with their daughter and granddaughter, and all are safe. Westside and Hood River fire departments and Wy’east Fire District responded to the blaze starting at around 5 a.m., about a half-mile east of exit 62. The home and garage, including vehicles, were destroyed

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Justine Ziegler enjoys challenges of mentoring

Justine Ziegler has been Match Coordinator with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) — part of The Next Door, Inc. — since June 2012.

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FTC Robotics teams head to The Dalles for Tournament Saturday

‘Confidence will come’

Eight Robotics teams from Hood River Valley High School — along with two each from Hood River Middle School and Wy’east Middle School — are competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Tournament in The Dalles today, Jan. 31, at The Dalles Middle School.

Help the Library win the million page challenge

A gauntlet has been thrown! Hood River County Library District has been issued a Million Page Challenge by the Pendleton Public Library and a combined team of the Harney & Lake County Libraries. This three-way race is to see which library’s patrons can reach one million pages first. With help from patrons, Hood River County could win.

Breastfeeding support group begins meetings

The Columbia Gorge Breastfeeding Coalition has formed a mother-to-mother support group to offer a place to turn during this important time.

‘Solarize’ campaign starts with launch party Feb. 3

Gorge Owned, local contractors offer incentives

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

Police Log, Jan. 19 to 25

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

Sheriff Log, Jan. 18 to 25

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