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Unitarians install new minister on Sunday

The community is invited to attend the installation of Rev. Judy Zimmerman, the first called minister of the Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (MCUUF).

Red Cross sets local Blood Mobile dates

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become everyday heroes by giving blood in celebration of Red Cross Month this March.

May Street annual Lasagna Dinner, Art Auction March 12

May Street Elementary School will hold its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday, March 12. This event, which began in 1997, is held to raise money for the school’s artist in residence program and the Teddy Webber scholarship fund.

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Youth bring customized cheer to Hospice patients

Valentine’s Day received a personal touch from the Hood River Youth of Heart of Hospice (YoHOHs), who decorated custom cards for each Heart of Hospice patient.

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Armacost, Brekke engaged

Kristen Armacost and Jared James Brekke, both of Boise, have announced their engagement. They will be married Oct. 10, 2015.

Police Log, Feb. 23 to March 1

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

Sheriff Log, Feb. 22 to March 1

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

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Pet of the Week: Rocket the puppy loves tennis balls and snuggle time

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

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New Lyle Hotel owners aim to ‘Make it what it’s meant to be’

It hasn’t been easy, but the Lyle Hotel is back in business.

Friends of the Columbia Gorge offers Spring-Summer Hike Program

Events celebrate Friends’ 35th anniversary

Spring is in the air a bit earlier than usual in the Columbia River Gorge — ready to get out and explore? It’s a great time to kick off a new season of discovery: fascinating trails, colorful wildflowers, bracing waterfalls, and a new wealth of Gorge discoveries! From March 15-July 18, Friends of the Columbia Gorge will host over 65 hikes, outings, and land stewardship events as it celebrates the organization’s 35th anniversary.

Public meeting on Rooster Rock future March 18

A public meeting for Rooster Rock State Park is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18. Park staff with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will present site development plan options for the park that include improving the park entrance and developing an accessible walking path along the Columbia River, while maintaining existing park features.

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Seussville, USA

It is Read Across America Week, and local elementary schools are honoring Dr. Seuss March 3-6.

Hood River County Reads kicks off March 15

Where can people of all ages come together to read the same book, discuss its contents, participate in related activities and even hear it read over the radio?

Speech-Debate students compete at two tourneys

The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team continued its successful season at two regional tournaments in February.

Three robotics teams head to state this weekend

Occam’s Razor, Men in Green, Transformers get ready for First Tech

Dozens of high school robotics teams flocked to First Tech Challenge super-qualifier tournaments for the right to go to state this weekend.

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