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Back to school for students in Hood River County

New faces, details for 2015-2016

On Tuesday it all begins again, for students, at least.

New principals at HRCSD, Horizon

With the Hood River County School District and Horizon Christian School back in session Sept. 8, there’s been a fair amount of buzzing around the various sites in the past week or so. And for four new principals — two of whom are new to the area — the work is just beginning.

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HRV Health Center opens

Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea

Wine takes center stage this week, weekend

Those interested in learning the fundamentals of wine appreciation will want to join Phelps Creek Vineyards and the Hood River County Library District for a hands-on workshop Sept. 3, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Parkdale Community Center.

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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center dedicates renewable energy exhibit

Grants provide funds to build renewable energy exhibits, provide STEM education

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center dedicated their Renewable Energy Exhibit with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 28, 2015. The interpretive exhibit on solar energy includes schematics of solar energy systems and a real-time display of solar energy being produced.

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Pet of the Week: Angelina loves car rides, long walks

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Angelina as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.

Sheriff's Log, Aug. 23 to 30

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

Summer jobs sizzle in Gorge: HR unemployment up in July but still best in state

Seasonally adjusted unemployment rates rose in July, with Hood River County rising to 4.7 percent and Wasco County climbing to 5.6 percent. Likewise, Oregon’s rate rose to 5.9 percent in July, an increase of 0.4 percentage point.

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Cascade Locks fire Thursday caused by bird

Gentle wings caused a tremendous brush fire Thursday in Cascade Locks.

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USDA loans Cascade Locks $3.7 million for water system upgrade

The City of Cascade Locks is set to receive $3.7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to overhaul its long-suffering water infrastructure.

Immigrant rights leader speaks in HR on Sept. 6

Andrea Miller, executive director of the Oregon Latino immigrant-rights organization CAUSA, will be in Hood River Sept. 6 to speak at a service of the Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

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Health Center opens for HRVHS students

Health partners cut the ribbon Thursday on an innovative new facility at Hood River Valley High School.

HRMS teacher studies in Germany

This summer, 100 American and Canadian educators traveled to Germany for two weeks, all-expenses-paid, as fellows of the Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP).

Police Log, Aug. 17 to 23

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