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Walden town hall

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden listens as high school students urge him to put a high priority on climate change, during Saturday’s town hall at Hood River Adult Center, attended by about 75 people.

Opportunities to serve: city, school committee openings

The City of Hood River and Hood River County School District have vacancies on a variety of committees:

Library District seeks candidates for board posts

Hood River County Library District is candidates to run for its Board of Directors. The District was created by a vote of the citizens of Hood River County on Nov. 2, 2010, following the closure of the Hood River County Library, a department of Hood River County.

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Principal Dennis McCauley announces he’ll retire in June

School District holds community forum on Jan. 22

Dennis McCauley, principal at Mid Valley Elementary, announced last week that he will be retiring from the Hood River County School District at the end of the school year.

Domestic Violence panel

Lauren Kraemer, left, Hood River County Extension Facility, led a panel presentation on domestic violence and sexual assault Jan. 15 at the Hood River Oregon State University Extension Office classroom.

How to Help: Updated for Jan. 17

Helping Hands Against Violence — Helping Hands operates two facilities that offer shelter and safety to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

HR alum featured in EOU production

Choreographer and EOU alumna Ariana Bloodgood of Hood River is putting in long hours to the production of “Then & Now: Replay” opening at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Jan. 30-31.

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CL City Council approves water rights transfer for Nestlé plant

City to file application, ODFW still on the fence

Cascade Locks took another step forward this week to bring Nestlé to the city by approving an application for a transfer of water rights that will ultimately help supply spring water for a proposed water bottling plant.


Riverside Church hosts Monday celebration

Gorge residents are invited to participate in a musical celebration of the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Nora’s Table Restaurant sold to new chef owner

Stu and Kathy Watson announced this week that Chef Roman Deingruber and his wife, Amy Kaefer, have purchased Nora’s Table. The new owners intend to keep the farm-to-table format, and expand hours.

The Ale List: Logsdon adds downtown taproom

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales is coming to town.

Rotary Ski Day returns Jan. 19 at Meadows

The best deal on skiing you’ll find all year will be Jan. 19 at Mt. Hood Meadows.

United Way packets are available now

The 2015 United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) Allocations Application Packets will be available through Feb. 12, 2015, from the United Way of the Columbia Gorge office.