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WebMap: County releases new GIS mapping tool

Hood River County Geographic Information Services (GIS) Department is set to unveil a new version of its interactive online WebMap in January.

Gorge Owned, contractors team up for solar incentives

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

Next AARP ‘Safe Driver’ class held Jan. 12-13

The next AARP Safe Driver class will be held at Down Manor on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 12-13, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The two-day class will cover the many changes in Oregon’s driving laws in the past few years.

Police log, Dec. 26 to Jan. 1

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

Sheriff log, Dec. 18 to Jan. 7

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

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City moves ahead with ‘Sanctuary’ status

Waterfront parking changes postponed

Long discussions of sanctuary city and waterfront parking at city council led to a planned resolution on the former and a delay in the latter.

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Shelter moves

Hood River Warming Shelter host Sandy Spellecy, right, briefs shelter volunteers Leigh Hancock, center, and Michelle Nijhuis on procedures at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the shelter site last week. On Jan. 8, the shelter moved to Covenant Christian Church.

Bank’s ‘Warm Hearts’ winter drive succeeds

Columbia Bank announced Monday that $209,335.96 and 8,140 items were raised for 54 local homeless shelters across the Northwest during the second annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive.

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Marbach’s Columbia exhibit opens Friday at Oregon Historical Society

The Columbia River flows for over 1,200 miles, born free in the cradle of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia. From its humble beginnings from a tiny spring you can straddle, to a two mile wide confluence with the Pacific Ocean, the river flowed for thousands of years in a natural state of astounding beauty. It was also the place of a miraculous ancient migration of Pacific salmon that came all the way home to the headwaters in Canada.

HR Police report burglary surge

Police are warning residents to take precautions amid a spate of vehicle thefts and home burglaries.

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Swiped car, stuck truck

Nobody was injured in a jackknife crash at a slick curve near Full Sail Brewing Co. The accident blocked traffic on a snowy Monday afternoon — one of many non-injury crashes around the region.

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The storm persists

The 2016-17 winter storm persists this week with snow advisories continued overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday, with more snow expected Wednesday.

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Tuesday afternoon storm update

Heavy snow will return tonight: Tuesday afternoon storm update.

A note to readers

The weather affects peoples’ lives in many ways, including delivery of this newspaper.

Cancelations for Tuesday, Jan. 10

We will update as news becomes available.


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