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Daniel up for $5k scholarship, needs votes on Facebook page

Hood River Valley High School senior Nathan Daniel, of Cascade Locks, is one of three finalists for a $5,000 scholarship from Hollywood Lights – Portland. His essay earned him a video spot on the group’s Facebook page, and the scholarship will be given based on how many “likes” each video receives.

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Hood River County election tally hovers near 25 percent

Voting deadline at 8 p.m. Tuesday

The voting deadline is 8 p.m. today, May 16, for the Special Districts election.

CASA raffles playhouse

The Fifth Annual Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Playhouse Raffle is on now and this year’s house reflects a clean, classic cottage design.

Murder suspect Nichols sentenced on reduced charges

Steven Wagner Nichols, 42, pled guilty Monday in Hood River County Circuit Court to two felonies: criminally negligent homicide and coercion — but a murder charge stacked against him was dismissed.

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Mosier derailment: No pollution in Columbia, groundwater tests continue

Nearly a year after a fiery train wreck in Mosier leaked thousands of gallons of oil into soil near the Columbia River, environmental regulators are still keeping tabs on contamination levels in groundwater near the site.

Residents Committee marks 40th anniversary

Conservation group holds party on May 21 at Crag Rat Hut

Hood River Valley Residents Committee celebrates four decades of serving this place on May 21, starting with a 3:30 p.m. social.

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Family Engineering Night a hit at Westside School

Tumbling towers of toilet paper rolls, cantilevered domino diving boards, flying cotton balls from popsicle stick trebuchets — this was the scene at Westside Elementary School on the evening of Tuesday, April 25 as students and families worked together on a variety of STEM challenges at Family Engineering Night. Some of the challenges required teamwork, others encouraged competition.

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HRVHS Prom Court 2017

Hood River Valley High School holds its junior and senior prom on Saturday, May 13 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.

Police Log, April 27 to May 7

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

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‘Train of Tears’ anniversary gathering Saturday at rail depot

The “Train of Tears” event starts at noon Saturday at Mt. Hood Railroad, First and Cascade streets. In case of rain, the event will be held inside Springhouse Cellars.

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May 13 food drive

U.S. Postal Service Carrier Brad Heilman walks his beat on the Heights Thursday, and he was delivering more than mail: on his belt are yellow bags that carriers are leaving for patrons to fill with non-perishable food donations.

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Oregon Partners of the Americas meets May 20

Want to be a host to adult Costa Ricans in Hood River? Want to travel to Costa Rica and be hosted there as well?

HR Latino Fest May 14 at fairgrounds

The first-ever Hood River Latino Festival takes place on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, and is free and open to all. (The headline in Wednesday’s Hood River News gave the wrong day of the week.)

Project Graduation seeks donations

On June 9, the senior class of Hood River Valley High will celebrate its graduation with an all-night party. Project Graduation 2017 is organized by volunteer parents to honor graduates and provide a safe place to celebrate.

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‘Moral imperative’ moves CGCC to declare sanctuary

The voices of farm workers were heard, literally, during Tuesday’s Columbia Gorge Community College Board meeting.


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