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A SENSE OF CONNECTION: One Community Health begins cherry orchard visits

On June 16, certified community health workers, medical providers and volunteers from One Community Health (OCH) began visiting local cherry orchards to connect personally with an estimated 500 migrant farmworkers.

Healing, Freestyle: Hood River boy, 11 gets creative with designers at Nike

Corwin Carr, 11, Hood River, is one of six Oregon children selected to participate in a unique shoe design exhibition known as Doernbecher Freestyle program.

Stirn resigns from parks

McCarthy, fellow directors wrangle on oversight questions

Longtime Parks Director Lori Stirn will leave Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District in September

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‘A stand needs to happen after the grief’: Arts Center vigil will honor Orlando lives lost

Violinist Matthew McCravey plays a lament during a vigil at Waterfront Park Wednesday to honor those who died last weekend in the Orlando nightclub massacre.

ODOT asks for oil train moratorium

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon transportation officials are asking federal rail authorities to suspend crude oil trains in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge until there is a better understanding of what caused a fiery derailment there this month.

Planning commission denies DeeTour hotel

A hotel add-on at DeeTour, a proposed concert venue in the upper valley, has been blocked.

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Peace Fellowship awards Boonstra

Columbia River Fellowship for Peace has presented the Susanna Blake Gabay Peace Scholarship to Charley Boostra.

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El Mercado del Valle comes to Odell Thursday

El Mercado del Valle, Gorge Grown Food Network’s farmers’ market and community gathering space in Odell, returns Thursday, June 16 from 4-7 p.m. on Atkinson Drive in downtown Odell. That’s right: a new time and location near the landmark Odell Methodist Church.

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Home at Last partners with Opportunity Connections

Home at Last Humane Society, 200 River Road, The Dalles, is providing work experience for job seekers from Opportunity Connections, a Hood River-based group serving those with developmental disabilities.

Good works and gratitude

Volunteers in Action; Hood River Youth Lacrosse Board

“We are amazed and humbled by the overwhelming support for Good Neighbor Saturday,” said Anna Williams, manager of the Providence Volunteers in Action group.

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Thanks to Osborne-Lohr

Kateri Osborne-Lohr receives a parting gift from Superintendent Dan Goldman.

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Christian ‘role models’: Horizon sends off 2016 graduates

Horizon Christian School sent off its Class of 2016 with a call to action: share your faith and wisdom with the world.

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Graduation 2016: HRV grads weather the storm to receive diplomas

It was rainy, it was windy, it was cold, but the weather Friday night at Henderson Community Stadium failed to dampen the spirits of the Hood River Valley High School students and their loved ones who gathered to watch the Class of 2016 graduate.

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‘Marshmallow’ tipped arrows fly across Waterfront

Arrows flew at Hood River Waterfront Park Saturday and some struck arms or chests, but no harm was done and it was all in good fun.

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Blueberry Brunch: Fistula Project Benefit returns June 18 with a new name

Linda Chamberlain, who works with The Fistula Project at Kitovu Hospital in Uganda, has held a high tea fundraiser at her Wilinda Blueberry Patch on Frankton Road for the past several years.

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