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Pick of the Week: ‘Living in the Era of Mega-Fires’ May 24

Dr. Paul Hessburg will present “Living in the Era of Mega-Fires” on Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the Hood River Middle School auditorium. This traveling presentation comes in the form of fast-moving, short topic-based talks interspersed with video vignettes, according to a press release.

Columbia Center offers Summer Arts class scholarships

A Giving Tuesday community fundraiser by Columbia Center for the Arts has enabled it to offer 15 full scholarships to children in need of financial assistance to attend an art class this summer.

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HR Valley Residents Committee: ‘Long-term watchdogs’ celebrate Sunday

One of the longest-standing conservation groups in the Gorge, Hood River Valley Residents Committee, celebrates four decades of serving Hood River, on May 21, starting with a 3-4 p.m. social.

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Parkdale teacher wins ‘Math Excellence Award’

The Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics presented Shannon Monroe with the Math Excellence Award for Area 12 at last week’s School Board meeting. Every year the council selects an outstanding teacher from different areas of Oregon. Area 12 includes the Gorge from Cascade Locks to Arlington.

Police Log, April 24 to May 14

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

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‘No’ on NORCOR bond, close races for Port, Schools

Early returns from the May 16 Special District Election show tightly contested races and a narrowly rejected operations levy at Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility.

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County alters course on road fix priorities

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners decided Monday to change course on a road enhancement project in west Hood River, setting sights on two intersection fixes instead of one.

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Students join HRVHS teacher Rachel Harry in Tony Award surprise

‘She gives us the tools for creation’

Forget three times — the second time was the charm for Hood River Valley High School theater arts teacher Rachel Harry, who learned Wednesday that she had been awarded The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University “Teachers with the Excellence in Theater Education” Award.

‘Connect to Your Cause’ fair June 4

Find diverse community groups, nonprofits and causes on Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the first ever “Connect to Your Cause” fair.

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Xplorers honored

Maria Peña of LatinXplorers, a program of The Next Door, accepts a national award from the Society for Outdoor Recreation Professionals, and John Baas, board member, at right. The program helps families in the Gorge get out into nature.

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‘The serious nature of heart disease’

Heart Disease remains the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. The American Heart Association reports that on average per year, nearly 750,000 people, both men and women, suffer a heart attack or cardiovascular event.

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Morrison Park debate spotlights dual needs of open space, land for housing

Monday will likely bring the last word on the proposed Lot 700, aka Morrison Park re-zone, as city council is scheduled to deliberate after hearing one more piece of testimony.

Marriage permits, April 2017

Marriage permits, April 2017

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Unofficial elections results: NORCOR bond rejected, close races

Early returns from the May 16 Special District Election show tightly contested races and a narrowly rejected operations levy at Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility.

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Speaking ‘Gorge’

Jesse Brownlee, right, of Half Wild in Home Valley, Wash., brainstorms at “We Speak the Gorge” hospitality training Monday at the Cascade Locks Port pavilion with Barrett LaMont, left, of Cascade Locks Museum, Brenda Wood of Locks Dogs and Treats, and City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman.

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