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Three steps to becoming a Red Cross summer blood donor

In June, the Red Cross joins blood collection agencies around the world mark World Blood Donor Day by raising awareness about the need for a readily available blood supply.

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Alternative School mural tells many stories

“This mural is who they are and where they came from,” says teacher Sarah Lyon about the newest large-scale student artwork in the Hood River County School District.

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Public access planned at Powerdale Corridor

Columbia Land Trust has announced that the new Powerdale Recreation and Access Plan will be presented to the public on June 27 at a meeting hosted by the Hood River Watershed Group from 6–8 p.m. at the Hood River Library.

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The Ale List: Second annual Kriekfest returns to Parkdale June 24

Kriekfest, the summer’s first big beer event in the Gorge, returns to Parkdale for its second annual celebration of cherry-based sour ales — local, regional, national and international — on June 24 starting at noon at Clear Creek Station.

‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’ June 15

June 15 is designated by the UN as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). On this day, communities across the world honor older people and uphold their right to live in safety with dignity and respect. WEAAD is an opportunity to make the community aware that many older people experience mistreatment from people close to them, often their family members.

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Pet of the Week: Baxter is ‘young and eager’

The volunteers at Hood River Adopt A Dog have chosen Baxter as this week’s adoptable pet. Writes Lauren Halliday, assistant shelter manager:

Sheriff Log, June 4 to 8

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

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Sheppard’s Moves

Sheppard’s is on the move after nearly a century on State Street.

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Citizens: Westside planning moves too fast

An unexpected 90 minutes of testimony the Westside Concept Plan dominated Monday’s meeting of the Hood River City Council.

District to name Kelly Running Alternative Ed/Online principal

Superintendent Dan Goldman announced that Kelly Running will be recommended as the new Alternative Education/Online Principal for the Hood River County School District.

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Marchers fill streets for the first Hood River Pride Parade

Part festival, part solemn memorial, the first Pride Parade in Hood River drew a crowd of close to 600 people, including about 300 marchers, numbers that surprised organizers with Columbia Gorge Pride Alliance.

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‘Sisters on the Fly’ roll through in vintage trailers

Following the Lewis and Clark Trail, with a long stop in Odell

Look for a line of vintage campers in the Gorge June 15 as more than 100 members of Sisters on the Fly, the largest outdoor women’s group in the U.S., visit on a journey of exploration. The members are following the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery trail from May 22 to June 21, with a stop next week at Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell, a press release said.

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Rotary Scholars

This year, Hood River Rotary Club donated $32,000 in scholarships to local youth.

CL Library holds summer Summer Reading Kick-off

The Cascade Locks Library Children’s Summer Reading Kick-off happens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 17.

ESA installs new officers

On May 27, Delta Kappa ESA installed Debbie Sanguras as the new president for 2017-2018 during a luncheon held at the Columbia Gorge Hotel.

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