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CCA issues call for ‘Best of Gorge’ exhibit in May

Columbia Center for the Arts announces a call to artists of the Gorge to submit work for the annual “Best of the Gorge” show this June and July at Columbia Art Gallery. All artists who reside in the Gorge, as well as member artists, are invited to submit work for an exhibit that showcases the best art the Gorge has to offer. Artists must reside in the mid-Columbia region from east of the Sandy River to Goldendale (see www.columbiaarts.org for a map).

Sheriff Log, Feb. 9 to 17

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

HRV grad rates among top in Oregon

For the fourth year in a row, Hood River Valley High School’s four-year graduation rate ranked amongst the state’s best.

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Pet of the Week: Susie has a smile that never stops

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

Clink! A Taste of Oregon exhibit visits History Museum

Celebrate the wonders of Oregon wine and the people who make it possible in Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine, a traveling exhibition curated by the Oregon Historical Society in collaboration with local history organizations and industry leaders.

Oil train issue is heating up again

Report shows increased oil going through the Gorge

The focus on oil trains running through the Gorge has largely remained on the Washington side, where the vast majority of crude, particularly coming from the Bakken formation in North Dakota, enters the National Scenic area.

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New Business Profile: On the Heights, Tropicali Fruit satisfies ‘cravings’ for Mexico

Alfonso and Sylvia Delgadillo have enjoyed a steady stream of loyal customers since opening Tropicali Fruit, their Heights-area business serving Mexican-inspired fresh fruit cups, smoothies, juices and sorbets.

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Drug dog goes from Shelter to Sheriff

Luke patrols with Deputy Travis Paulsen

One of the newest additions to the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office has already been making a name for himself around the department, helping deputies make drug bust after drug bust — and looking pretty adorable in the process.

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Melodi Johnson makes difference as nurse, legislator’s wife

Melodi Johnson is recognizable as the wife of Rep. Mark Johnson, R-Hood River. After all, her face adorned his campaign fliers during the last election cycle, too (definitely not her idea), and she is often seen at a variety of events, either alone or with her husband.

Zumba event helps Lila May Schow on Saturday

Cancer victim, 4, loves to dance

Friends and family continue to work, and play, on behalf of Lila May Schow, a Hood River four-year-old who is fighting cancer.

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Man charged with murder in 2009 Eagle Creek death

A Bend man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a Portland woman that occurred in 2009 west of Cascade Locks.

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Darren Nichols resigns as Gorge Commission executive director

Will take job in Seattle in April after three years with Gorge Comission

Columbia River Gorge Commission executive director Darren Nichols will leave the Commission in April to take on a new role as the Associate Director of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center in Seattle.

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AVID learners need tutors

Hood River County School District middle and high school students are AVID for college.

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Funland finale?

Rasmussens will sell famed Pine Grove destination farm

For Lynn and Dollie Rasmussen, 2015 will be a landmark year, but without the land.

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Caregiver accused of stealing patient’s money over a period of years

A Hood River caregiver is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after allegedly stealing well over $10,000 from a female patient of hers over a period of three years.