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Parkdale principal gets "Frozen" to make good on bet with students

A dress never bothered Parkdale Principal Gus Hedberg at least not when it came to singing his own version of the "Frozen" hit "Let it go."

Decoding Dyslexia Chapter shares its message in Salem

Columbia Gorge Chapter of Decoding Dyslexia attended the Senate Committee Hearing on Education regarding Senate Bill 612 on March 17. Parents, teachers, students, professionals and elected officials testified at the legislative hearing and supporters of the bill packed hearing room C as well as two overflow rooms.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Logan is the perfect family pet

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

Wy’east OBOB team headed to state competition April 11

Wy’east won the Region 4 East Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Tournament, which was held at The Dalles Middle School on Saturday, March 14. The team consists of Kendra Wilkins, Aunika Yasui, Jimena Gonzaga, Nick Arenas, Ethan Happy, and coach David Sacquety, Wy’east reading teacher. Wy’east has won its regional OBOB tournament four times in the past six years.

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Of Dirty Fingers and holy water: Sunday riders receive blessing of the bicycles

Sunday morning brought a unique pre-ride event at Dirty Fingers Cycles on 13th: a blessing of the bicycles.

Wy’east Students participate in Math Challenge on Pi Day

Henkle Middle School in White Salmon held its annual regional Middle School Math competition last weekend, appropriately on Pi Day, 3/14/15.

Familiar faces, new places: School district announces three local hires

Hood River County School District announced three new hires Friday, all education leaders from in town. The schools will see a new athletic director at Hood River Valley High School, a new principal at Mid Valley Elementary School and a new district transportation supervisor.

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Fire Association starts ‘Amazing Ellen’ project

Hood River Fire and EMS Department has officially kicked off the Amazing Ellen Dittebrandt Program (AED), honoring the dedicated firefighter and community volunteer who died in a bicycling accident in 2014.

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Hearts of Gold Caregivers receives honor

Hearts of Gold Caregivers recently received the distinguished Best of Home Care Leader in Excellence Award from Home Care Pulse, the leading firm in quality assurance for private duty home care. The Leader in Excellence Award is given annually to the select few home care businesses that consistently ranked among the highest in 18 or more quality metrics assessed by Home Care Pulse.

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Patrick Mulvihill joins News staff

Patrick Mulvihill joined the Hood River News March 9 as general news reporter.

Fruit Company plans April 3 ‘Warehouse Extravaganza’

The Fruit Company has designated every Friday as “Fruit Friday” — a time when local customers and visitors can purchase world-renowned orchard fresh fruit at favorable discounted prices.

All Animal Care welcomes new owner, vet

Dr. Kathryn Holmes purchased All Animal Care Clinic on March 1, and began her practice on Monday, March 23.

Sheriff Log, March 15 to 22

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River

Remote volcano monitoring stations proposed for Hood Wilderness

The Mount Hood National Forest is accepting comments on a U.S. Geological Survey–Cascades Volcano Observatory proposal to install four volcano monitoring stations on the upper flanks of Mount Hood. The unmanned remote monitoring stations would be located in the Wilderness area, occupying a total of 105 square feet of land. These proposed stations would be constructed with minimal impact on the environment, located away from trails, and painted to blend in with the surroundings.

Zombie coal subsidy returns and gets killed again

Call it the zombie subsidy.