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Sheriff's Log, Nov. 26 to Dec. 10

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

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Menorah Installed

A menorah is in place at Second and State streets, next to the community Christmas tree.

How to help during the holidays

Wells Fargo bank branches throughout Oregon and S.W. Washington are helping out those in need by collecting donations of food and toys this month.

Students of the Month: Elks Lodge honors Zorza and Castañeda

Makena Zorza and Janessa Castañeda, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the Hood River Elks Lodge November Students of the Month.

City raises concerns over NORCOR

Council members to talk with county about draft letter

NORCOR’s treatment of juveniles and immigration detainees dominated Hood River City Council discussion on Monday.

Sales Tax: County gets mixed results from survey

A public survey about a proposed countywide sales tax got a lukewarm reception.

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Changes ‘in the works’ for youths held at NORCOR

By NEITA CECIL, The Dalles Chronicle

Wasco County officials reversed themselves Friday and said they would be comfortable lodging youth in the local juvenile detention facility after announcing Wednesday they would send juveniles elsewhere following a critical report on the facility.

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Food for a caring community

A short drive down Cascade Locks’ main drive should last for months.

HR County joins response on facility

Following a deeply critical report about juvenile inmate conditions at the regional jail, Hood River County will join a multi-county response drafted by attorneys.

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Ducks Unlimited

Gary Templin, right, Gorge Chapter Ducks Unlimited chair, and Rich Thurman, Oregon District chair, accept their award.

Application deadline extended for Soroptimist ‘Live Your Dream’ award

Soroptimist International of Hood River is looking for three Gorge area women who are heads of households to receive $1,500 Live Your Dream Awards to continue their education. Applications are now available at the Hood River Library, Cascade Locks, Parkdale and The Dalles Library. The application deadline has been extended to Jan. 15.

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Raffle winner announced

Connie Peters, above, won the Hood River Valley Adult Center’s freezer full of meat raffle.

‘Santa’s Surprise’ comes to WAAAM

The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum will spread some holiday cheer during its Second Saturday event on Dec. 9.

Police Log, Nov. 20 to 26

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

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A new House Rep

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Thomas Balmer, administers the oath of office Wednesday to House Rep. Jeffrey Helfrich of Hood River.



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