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HRMS teacher chosen for Geographic fellowship

Adam Smith from Hood River Middle School has been selected as one this year’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2014 Fellows, a group of 25 highly educators from the United States and Canada, will embark on Lindblad voyages aboard National Geographic Explorer for a hands-on experience for professional development.

Mother and daughter charged with robbery

A mother and her 20-year-old daughter have been charged with third-degree robbery after allegedly stealing less than $100 worth of automobile fuses from Walmart and using physical force against an employee of the store during the theft.

Wet weekend weather could bring landslides

PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Weather Service anticipates a strong, wet storm for northwest Oregon and southwest Washington tonight. Saturated soil conditions could lead to additional landslides, especially in the Coast Range, Willapa Hills, North Oregon Cascades, and Columbia River Gorge.

Swarm of earthquakes recorded under Mt. Hood near Government Camp

The ground is shaking under Government Camp — even though the people who live there can barely feel it.

Torres and Veatch named Elks January Students of the Month

Thania Torres and Annie Veatch, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as the Elks January Students of the Month. Each student was presented a check for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting.

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Downtown businesses ‘need relief’ from construction impacts

City responds to merchants’ State Street concerns

City officials pledged to take steps to respond to merchants’ complaints that the Urban Renewal Project in downtown Hood River is hurting business.

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Glass is half-full for Western water supply outlook

Columbia Basin snowpack benefits from late-season precipitation

Even as some areas in southern Oregon continue to endure drought conditions, normal to above normal precipitation in the form of rain and snow in northern Oregon, Washington and British Columbia are good news for river flow along the Columbia River — and that means good news for fish, farmers, forests, firefighters, irrigation districts and everyone else who relies on a good water supply through the summer and fall months.

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Parks and Rec plans Indian Creek Trail connection

Although it’s not exactly the route they were looking for, the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District has applied to the City of Hood River Planning Department to extend a portion of the Indian Creek Trail that lies behind the Columbia Gorge Community College Indian Creek campus.

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A Slice of Local Life: Betty Dean thanks God for the ability to help others

Betty Dean has helped a lot of people in her time.

Spring Extravaganza at The History Museum

Looking for something exciting to do over Spring Break?

Help needed with Library garden

The OSU Master Gardener Association wants to make the west border of the library landscaping beautiful again so that it is an asset to the park, not an eyesore. Public participation is welcome.

EFID, Dee Irrigation present fish project results

The Hood River Watershed Group will host presentations by Doug Hart with the Dee Irrigation District and John Buckley with the East Fork Irrigation District on their latest water conservation projects.

Tax prep assistance offered

The AARP Tax-Aide program, administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS, provides free income tax assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those aged 60 or older.

USFS lifts closure order for Cloud Cap Road

The United States Forest Service recently announced it has lifted the closure order for Cloud Cap Road located on the northeastern flank of Mount Hood in the Hood River Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest.

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Candles burn long and bright for Owen Stolte

A 200-flame constellation shone in the Friday night air as the community gathered to celebrate Owen Stolte, who died March 20 at age 14.