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Sunset magazine names Hood River ‘Best Adventure Town’

Sunset Magazine has named Hood River Best Adventure Town in its 2015 travel awards.

County to clarify ‘awkward’ land use appeal powers

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to clean up and revise an ordinance which bars them from modifying land use decisions made by the planning commission.

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Hood River County election results

Two members of the Columbia Gorge Community College board kept their positions, based on unofficial results from the May 19 Hood River County Special Districts election.

Reunion concert May 23 at HRMS

Outgoing HRVHS music director Mark Steighner will lead the May 23 reunion choir concert at 7 p.m. at Hood River Middle School auditorium (a previous article contained the wrong location).

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Denny Leonard honors those who served

Denny Leonard will have been involved with the Hood River American Legion Post 22 for 37 years in June, and all because of a bet.

Marbach, Cook partner with Columbia Gorge Press on new Gorge Scenic Area book

The Columbia Gorge Press has ventured in to the book publishing arena with a stunning new photo essay project with Peter Marbach and Janet Cook.

Did you mail a package in Hood River May 20? A USPS crash may affect delivery

A serious traffic accident occurred in Portland late Wednesday night involving a tractor-trailer operated by a contractor for the U.S. Postal Service and a private vehicle.

Café will donate 10 percent of May 27 sales to relief for Kumari, Nepal

Help an earthquake-damaged Nepal village by visiting Doppio café on May 27.

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Pet of the Week: Lindy needs daily walks and lots of snuggles

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

Friends of the Library used book sale May 28-30

Craving a few more books to read? Maybe, say, a whole bag of books for a dollar? Then you’re in luck. The upcoming Friends of the Library Used Book Sale is just what you’ve been waiting for. The “members only” preview sale will be Thursday, May 28, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Gaulke Meeting Room of the main library.

‘Relay For Life’ on tap July 18

On July 18, Columbia Gorge residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Columbia Gorge to help finish the fight against cancer. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.

Roots and Branches: Got this shoe? Make amends

There are so many great things our students and young adults do in this community that I hate to mention a less than sterling moment committed by one young man. Perhaps it was a prank, or a simple irresponsible act. Regardless, if I write this article, and enough folks discuss how seemingly harmless pranks may inadvertently cause others significant pain, we can make amends.

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PINE GROVE NEWS: John Stehlik named Wy’East Firefighter of the Year

I am slow/late getting this information in the paper but felt it should still be reported. Unfortunately, with all the recent passing of neighbors and friends, I thought I should remind everyone that for interment arrangements at the Pine Grove Butte Cemetery, Jean Godfrey is the Secretary and can be reached on her cell at 541-490-7713. Randy Holmstrom is the Sexton (grounds keeper) and can be reached on his cell at 541-380-1130.

Student videos capture awards at new festival

Nine HRVHS students screened their current video productions at the Hood River County Education Foundation First Annual Independent Film Festival. Student videos were produced as an extension of a Video Production class taught by Shawn Meyle. Several films featured action across many local sports — snowboard, skiing, kite boarding, and surfing. The Festival was co-sponsored by Second Wind Sports, who provided prizes as well as a professional film of surfing in the Aleutian Islands.