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Hood River Valley wins 5A boys track title

Hood River Valley won the boys Class 5A state track and field championship Saturday at historic Hayward Field in Eugene. Hood River scored 70 points; Marist of Eugene was second with 66.

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Water bottling ban passes, legal questions remain

Measure 14-55, which blocks large-scale bottling companies like Nestlé from tapping into county water sources, sailed through the May 17 Primary Election with 69 percent of votes.

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Murder suspect bails out, gets jailed again

A man charged with killing his girlfriend at Eagle Creek Trail in 2009 bailed out of jail in April only to be re-arrested after prosecutors said he violated his release agreement.

On the Marks: Dist. 52 candidates talk next moves

Talk about the chance to Mark your ballot.

‘Reimagine Education’ community forum happens May 26

On May 26, state and local leaders will be holding an education forum at Best Western Hood River Inn from 6-7:30 p.m.

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Mid Valley third graders replace desk chairs with exercise balls as part of Providence pilot program

Students sat at attention in a loose cluster in Sarah Christiansen’s third grade Mid Valley Elementary classroom at the end of March, listening to Physical Therapist Assistant Nissa Huber explain proper use and care of the new exercise balls that would soon re-place their desk chairs.

HR Schools bond widely approved

Results are in for the May 17 Primary Election Ballot, which saw the victory of two countywide ballot measures, as well as a win for Mark Reynolds (D-Odell) in the Democratic nomination for the House District 52 race.

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Barajas shatters 5A discus record on first throw at state

EUGENE — Hood River Valley High School senior thrower Sebastian Barajas couldn’t have asked for a better start to his trip to Hayward Field for the 5A track and field state championships.

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Election results: water measure, school bond pass

Results are in for the May 17 Primary Election Ballot, which saw the victory of two countywide ballot measures, as well as a win for Mark Reynolds (D-Odell) as Democratic candidate in the House District 52 race to square off against Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) in November.

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Bus service to Multnomah Falls begins May 27

A new bus service, “Columbia Gorge Express,” will link Portland to Multnomah Falls and Rooster Rock State Park this summer. The first bus rolls out Friday, May 27, during Memorial Day Weekend.

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Beacon Rock Trail reopens to hikers

The iconic Beacon Rock Trail has reopened to the public Saturday after being closed most of the season due to extensive storm damage.

White Salmon submits shoreline plan for review

White Salmon doesn’t have much in the way of shorelines of statewide significance, but the city is still required by the Washington Department of Ecology to have a plan for managing what it has.

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Going to the dogs: Hood River’s dog-friendly vibe doesn’t end at the office

It’s no secret that Hood River is a dog-friendly town — go literally anywhere and you’ll see dogs and their humans together.

Highway Collaborative identifies Gorge congestion goals

On May 11, members of the Oregon Solutions Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative signed a Declaration of Cooperation outlining goals for the project and delegating responsibilities to specific stakeholders. The collaborative seeks to improve pedestrian and vehicle safety along the Columbia River Highway and enhance visitor experiences.

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Student artists help ‘Empty Bowl’ project

The bowls don’t stay empty for long.

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