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Pet of the Week: Panda loves attention — and the spotlight

The volunteers at Hood River Adopt A Dog have chosen Panda as this week’s adoptable pet.

Tutors needed for four brothers in foster care

Four brothers have a new home after the recent death of their mother. Forging a new family brings challenges for Mike and Renee Mueller of Hood River, along with fellow parishioners at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Police Log, May 15 to 28

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

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Local teacher Scott Walker pens children’s book

Hood River Valley High School English teacher and volleyball coach Scott Walker recently added another label to his name: Published author.

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First-ever Outfound Series comes to Hood River this weekend

Outfound, described by its founders as “the first experiential conference of its kind focused on giving outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to network with some of the most inspirational leaders and brands in the outdoor industry,” is set to take over the Hood River Event Site this weekend.

Last Fresh Start breakfast this weekend before summer break

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program will serve its last breakfast before summer break on June 10.

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Rare sighting

This mountain lion was spotted by Michael Schock north of Post Canyon.

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Connect to Your Cause: Fair draws community, organizations

The first-ever Connect to Your Cause Fair, held at Laughing Tara Living Arts in Odell, brought organizations and community members together to network, share information and build connections on Sunday.

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Mr. HRV: Sean Gray wins senior extravaganza

“Part magic, part circus,” as teacher and emcee Nan Noteboom called it, Mr. HRV 2017 is in the books.

‘Power of Presence and Connection’ workshop June 14

Visit the library on June 14 at 5 p.m. for a workshop designed to help integrate mindfulness practices in your life.

Heading out? How to safely enjoy Gorge

Memorial Day marked the start of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area’s peak visitor season, but outdoor enthusiasts who plan ahead can experience the Gorge safely and sustainably.

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County hits pause button on courthouse

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners have asked the state judicial department to put the pause on a courthouse replacement project.

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Murals of honor rise in Hood River

Two historic figures, and an artist who died too young are honored in two new murals — one completed, one a work in progress — to become permanent fixtures in Hood River.

Search crews called out on two trail rescues

Crag Rat Rescue volunteers and deputies with Hood River County Sheriff’s Office mobilized early Tuesday afternoon to do a search for an injured hiker on the Benson plateau area, about 8-10 miles south of the Eagle Creek fish hatchery.


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