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Two WAAAM Flight Scholarships awarded

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) announces the winners of the 2014 and 2015 Flight Scholarship awards: Hood River High School senior Michael Guzman and Horizon Christian School junior William Decker.

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Grant will pay for seismic upgrades to ‘MPR’ at HRMS

Business Oregon’s Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Committee announced that it will award an historic $50.3 million in grants for seismic upgrades at 41 schools across the state. Hood River County School District will receive $898,400 to upgrade the gymnasium and classroom building known as Multi-Purpose Room at Hood River Middle School.

Hood River City Council asks for temporary freeze on new short term rentals

The short term rental question may be put on pause.

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In memory of Hood River’s princess: With the passing of Lila May, Tutu Trot benefits other children with cancer

The third annual Lila May Tutu Trot was held this Saturday and while plenty of runners showed up in tutus as they did in 2014 and 2015, this year’s Tutu Trot, sadly, was missing its princess.

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Legal munchies: Retail sales of marijuana edibles, extracts begin in June

Marijuana dispensaries in Oregon will be allowed to sell limited amounts of edibles and other pot-based products to retail customers, starting June 2.

Friends of the Library hold annual book sale

The Friends of the Hood River County Library will hold their annual book sale Thursday through Saturday, May 12-14, in the Jeanne Marie Gaulke Community Meeting Room at Hood River Library. The members-only preview sale will be held May 12 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and the public sale May 12 from noon-6 p.m. and May 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($2 bag day).

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Mt. Hood Town Hall begins kitchen renovations

After two years of fundraising, The Mt. Hood Town Hall Association has embarked on a complete renovation of the old kitchen in the community center along Highway 35 in Mount Hood. The association is the volunteer non-profit group which has been coordinating the restoration of the 101-year-old schoolhouse since 1988 and now manages the building for classes, events and activities.

Police Log, April 24 to May 1

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

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BBBS pool party at Aquatic Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Columbia Gorge hosted its annual pool party on Sunday, April 17 at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

Cougar sighted May 4

On the evening of May 4, Hood River Police responded to a call of a cougar killing a deer near a residence.

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Familias juntas: Wy’east families complete OSU ‘Juntos’ sessions

Families gathered at the Wy’east Middle School cafeteria on April 28 for a potluck celebration to mark the end of Juntos (“together” in Spanish), a Latino high school/college and career readiness outreach program that had brought them together the past five weeks.

Elks chose Emmons, Muñoz as March ‘Students of the Month’

Denali Emmons and Blanca Muñoz, seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Elks Students of the Month for the month of March. Each student received a check for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting.

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Water measure campaigns fight over Measure 14-55

Voters have been asked whether to block large-scale bottling corporations like Nestlé from tapping into waterways in Hood River County, with campaigns in favor and against running at full steam.

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Coe Primary turns 100

A crowd of former students, teachers and administrators, many with old photographs and other memorabilia to share, gathered at Coe Primary Building Thursday to celebrate the building’s 100th birthday.

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