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Gale Arnold blends food and education at Odell FISH Food Bank location

The FISH Food Bank in Odell has opened many doors for the people of the community — and not just in the area of food assistance.

CGCC looks at staff cuts, other bleak options

Directors affirm Indian Creek campus will remain open

So many people showed up for Tuesday’s college board special meeting that a scheduled class switched rooms to give the board and public more space. The special meeting on Columbia Gorge Community College budget issues drew about 75 people at the Hood River campus, including staff, students, parents, and State representatives John Huffman of The Dalles and Mark Johnson of Hood River.

Council votes 4-3 against Walmart expansion

In a lengthy four-hour land use hearing that was fraught with controversy, the Hood River City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to deny the expansion of Walmart's store on Wasco Avenue.

When to enroll for HR Christmas Project

Hood River County Christmas Project is getting ready for the 2014 holiday season.

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Pet of the Week: Janni is a sweetheart in need of warm forever home

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Janni as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:

How to Help: Updated for Dec. 3

Warming shelter, HR Care Center, more

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Friday Festivities: parade and treelighting happen downtown

Oak Street will close at 5 p.m. Friday to make way for the annual Hood River Christmas parade, organized by the Chamber of Commerce.

Police Log: Nov. 10 to 30

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


Nov. 10 to Dec. 1

Elk’s ‘Most Valuable Student’ scholarship deadline Dec. 5

The Hood River Elks Local “Most Valuable Student” Scholarship deadline is Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.

Schools: ‘Flash Alert’ hacked

“The Flash Alert system was hacked this morning and we are currently trying to uncover the source,” Hood River School superintendent Dan Goldman said Tuesday in an email.

DeeTour appeal hearing set for Dec. 10

HRVRC challenges County’s approval of amphitheater in Dee

The DeeTour development, which attracted controversy when it was announced earlier this year, will go before the Hood River County Planning Commissioners next week, who will consider an appeal filed by a local land use group that accuses the county of making errors in how it approved and noticed the project.

String of car prowls reported

About 10 cases of unlawful vehicle entry have been reported in recent weeks in Hood River.

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Friday night Lights

Tree decorator Bryan Atwood installs lights on the Hood River downtown tree at Second and State streets.

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HRV kicks off canned food drive

You might have seen them already at the markets: Hood River Valley High School kids collecting food and cash donations for the annual holiday food drive.