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SOLVE group asks for spring clean-up projects

SOLVE is accepting applications for volunteers to lead Earth Day projects for the 26th annual SOLVE IT event.

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Pet of the Week: Roxie still looking for forever home

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

Hear the Hood River County Reads book on Radio Tierra

Would you like to get a jump start on the Friends of the Hood River County Library’s 2015 Hood River County Reads book?

Free discussion about cross-cultural ideas of life and death

Contemporary American culture is commonly portrayed as death-denying or death-defying.

How to Help: Updated for Jan. 14

Warming Shelter — A training session is planned Jan. 15 from 7-9 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ninth and State streets. The training is open to anyone 18 or older. Visit hoodrivercares.org for details.

Cascade Observations: Where charity begins

In 1978, just after graduating from college, I began pounding the pavement in the city of Boston looking — or, better said, begging — for a job.

Gorge First Tech Challenge comes to The Dalles Jan. 31

Families and robot lovers of all ages are invited to watch the fun at the Columbia Gorge First Tech Challenge (FTC) Tournament on Jan. 31 at The Dalles Middle School (1100 E. 12th St.).

School Board meets tonight

Hood River County School District Board of Directors meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Hood River Valley High School Library.

Police Log, Jan. 5 to 10

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

Sheriff Log, Jan. 5 to 12

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

Hearing on subdivision Wednesday

A public hearing regarding a subdivision proposed for the west side of Hood River will be held Wednesday.

Time to renew burn permits

As of Jan. 1, all burning permits issued by Oregon Department of Forestry in the 2014 calendar year have expired.

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Walmart heads back to LUBA

Retailer files notice of intent to appeal with state agency over store expansion

Just over a month after it was made, a decision rendered by the Hood River City Council on whether Walmart should be allowed to expand its Hood River store has been appealed at the state level.

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Walden holds Town Hall meeting Saturday

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) holds his first town hall meetings in 2015 beginning on Saturday, with events scheduled in seven counties: Hood River, Wasco, Umatilla, Wallowa, Union, Baker, and Malheur.

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HRCSO named SAR program of the year

OSSA also honors Sgt. Casteneda, Dep. Harvey, with Lifesaving Awards

Hood River County Sheriff’s Office received individual as well as collective honors from the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association.