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Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts mentor appreciation event

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Columbia Gorge hosts an annual Mentor Appreciation event each year to say thank you to volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) for everything they do for children (“Littles”) in the program. This year, the event took place at Clock Tower Ales in The Dalles with approximately 30 attendees.

Sheriff Log, Jan. 17 to 24

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

Police Log, Jan.18 to 24

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

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Columbia Gorge CASA welcomes new volunteers

Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) welcomes their newest child advocates, Rob Brostoff, Cascade Locks; Amanda Cummings, Sherilyn Hutchinson, and Barbara Pizzola, The Dalles; and Feliza Greenwald, Giulia Good Stefani, and Steve White, Hood River. They were sworn into duty by the Honorable John A. Olson on Jan. 14.

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Pet of the Week: Max needs energetic home

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Max as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.

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Anana’s Boutique goes ‘back to its roots’

For Heidi McLennon, owner and designer at Anana’s Boutique in downtown Hood River, what’s old is new again.

CenterPointe Community Bank promotes Zorza to Senior Vice President, Branch Administrator

CenterPointe Community Bank is pleased to announce that Marcie Zorza has been promoted to the position of senior vice president, branch administrator, reporting directly to Mahlon Vigesaa, president and CEO. Zorza will be accountable for the operations of the Hood River, The Dalles and Bingen offices.

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Tourism summit: Travel Oregon hosts first-of-its-kind vision session in Hood River

Finding new, efficient ways to get people to see the wonders of the Gorge was the focus of the recent Tourism Studio event in Hood River.

Police Log, Jan. 11 to 17

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

Sheriff Log, Jan. 11 to 17

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

Housing needs back before City

Advocacy group ‘Livable Hood River’ to present at Council Monday

Housing is fixing to be the dominant topic at Monday’s City Council meeting.

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County to decide on cell structure rules in February

Cell towers have come back before Hood River County — now instead of looking at specific applications, county leaders aim to set up baseline rules for their placement and character.

Ed Wilder: A determined road back to da Brewshop

Ed Wilder has always been a one-on-one guy. You go into da Brewshop in Hood River to sample one of the fine ales he curates by instinct, and you get Ed’s focus, even if it’s a brief one before moving on to the next customer.

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Bowl for Kid's Sake returns in March

Now is the time to form teams and collect donations

Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS), Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge’s largest fundraiser of the year, takes place March 12, and Hood River Match Coordinator Justine Ziegler says now is the time to form teams and commit to sponsorships.

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Ground work begins on Historic Highway

Crews dug in this week on the Starvation Creek-Lindsey Creek piece of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.