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Superintendent Dan Goldman’s new school year letter

Helping kids thrive, together

Greetings Hood River County School District families and welcome to a new school year!

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Gleaners Get Going

Columbia Gorge Gleaning held a kick-off event on Aug. 13 .

‘Get Outside for Education’ fundraiser Aug. 27 at Waterfront

The Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) hosts Get Outside for Education at Waterfront Park on Aug. 27 from 1-6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person or $20 for five family members.

Give to the river Aug. 20: ‘Love Your Columbia Day’

The third annual Love Your Columbia Day takes place in Hood River Aug. 20, with special cleanup, restoration and celebrations along the river.

Back-to-school tips for parents

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips.

School District announces Finance Advisory vacancies

To increase communication with the public, staff and the school board, and to provide for greater citizen involvement, the Hood River County School District Board of Directors has established a Finance Advisory Committee.

Chip-sealing restricts parking in Heights area

Monday through Wednesday, the City Public Works crew will be resurfacing the streets with a chip seal overlay on 10th Street ...

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Downed line, closures on 13th

A downed power line led to street closures at 13th and State.

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Life Beyond the Landfill: Renewal Workshop starts up CL factory

An eco-friendly factory has set up shop in Cascade Locks: The Renewal Workshop.

Robbery suspect has yet to enter plea

A Hood River man accused of robbing at gunpoint Jack’s Mini Market had a court appearance Tuesday in Wasco County but did not enter a plea as expected. A plea entry is anticipated by or before Sept. 20.

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Trail Runner magazine names Hood River among top trail towns

Other towns making the list include Jackson, Wyo., and Lake Placid, N.Y.

“Be on constant lookout for mountain bikes.” That’s one bit of advice about Hood River, termed “A Multi Sport Mecca,” in an article in the September 2016 Trail Runner magazine.

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Hood River Soaring: New nonprofit begins youth outreach program

There’s a new nonprofit in town encouraging community youth to reach for the sky. Quite literally.

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Portland climber dies at Dry Creek Falls

A Portland man fell to his death Saturday at Dry Creek Falls south of Cascade Locks, the second such fatality in Hood River County in August.

‘Cooling’ shelter open Sunday

Warming Shelter is reaching out once more to care for the unsheltered of the community.

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Lifted & loaded: HR Bridge vertical span back in action

Traffic periodically clogged the bridge this week while Port of Hood River engineers tested the structure’s lift span, but their work proved constructive.


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