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Sheriff Log, April 30 to May 13

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

El Mercado returns to Odell

Mercado del Valle is one of three farmers’ markets in the Columbia Gorge region managed by Gorge Grown Food Network, and it returns to its downtown Odell location June 1. Like last year, the market will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 4-7 p.m., ending Aug. 19.

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Farmers’ Market

Saturday marked the second Hood River Farmers’ Market of the season at the Fifth and Columbia parking lot featuring locally grown food and artist vendors, live music and more.

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Care to Adopt?

Mike Hendricks and other Hood River Adopt-A-Dog volunteers held a meet-and-greet on May 5 during First Friday, introducing prospective pet owners to dogs currently under the care of the shelter, located in Odell

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Leos’ Saturday

Leos and Hood River Speech and Debate students sort cans and bottles May 6 during the monthly Leos container drive on the Heights.

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Protecting the water: Hernandez hired by Columbia Riverkeeper

Local environmental group Columbia Riverkeeper has hired a community organizer who will partner with Latino civic organizations and spearhead efforts to restore the Nichols Natural Area.

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'Never Again': Community remembers 1942 internment

Past traumas and vows of “never again” intertwined at a Saturday event looking back on the internment of Japanese Americans from the Hood River Valley during World War II.

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Artist Collective opens

Columbia River Artist Collective holds its grand opening during First Friday, May 5.

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Window into world of dementia

I couldn’t get a good grip on the socks I was trying to fold.

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HR Latino Festival

Hundreds braved chilly Mother’s Day weather on Sunday to attend the first-ever Hood River Latino Festival at the fairgrounds in Odell.

‘Connect to Your Cause’ scheduled on June 4

Care to “connect to your cause”?

HR native retires after 41 years in fire service

Battalion Chief Jeff Cooper of Hood River retired on Sunday, April 30 from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue after nearly 37 years of service with the district.

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Art of Community

The updated Art of Community outdoor sculpture gallery enters its third year with new works all over town, including this Celilo Falls tribute, designed by Warm Springs artist Foster Kalama and fabricated by C. J. Rench of Hood River.

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CGCC hosts Culture Fest 2017

Columbia Gorge Community College welcomes people from all walks of life to Culture Fest 2017 on Thursday and Friday, May 18-19, at the Hood River campus.

Daniel up for $5k scholarship, needs votes on Facebook page

Hood River Valley High School senior Nathan Daniel, of Cascade Locks, is one of three finalists for a $5,000 scholarship from Hollywood Lights – Portland. His essay earned him a video spot on the group’s Facebook page, and the scholarship will be given based on how many “likes” each video receives.


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