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Police Log, April 6 to 12

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

HR Elks Lodge honors Funez and Ziegner

Nancy Funez and Scottie Ziegner, seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Elks “Student of the Month” for their outstanding community service. Each student received a check for $100 at the recent Lodge meeting.

Blue Ribbon Campaign continues to shine light

It’s time to tie a blue ribbon around the ol’ oak tree. Or your car antenna. Or wear on your jacket.

CGCC increases tuition

Cost per credit rises by $2, general fees by $3

The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education unanimously approved a $2 per credit tuition increase, coupled with a $3 per credit increase in general fees, during their regular board meeting Tuesday, April 14. Tuition and fees were last raised in 2012.

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Hood River man charged with kidnap, rape

A Hood River man is facing eight different felony charges, including rape and kidnap.

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Saving ‘speed demons’: Mosier residents do impromptu salmon rescue

About 16 or so volunteers gathered at Rock Creek in Mosier to help Coho salmon fry reach the Columbia River on Thursday morning.

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Divide and culture: Jackie Shaw leads club plant sale

No one is quite sure how long the Odell Garden Club has been putting on their annual Blossom Fest plant sale — it’s estimated at around 20 or 30 years — but whatever the tally, it’s the club’s largest fundraiser.

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Pelinti Pizza opens in Pizzicato location

Pizzicato Hood River has a new name — but lots of familiar food and faces.

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FISH site opens its doors May 4

The long-awaited FISH Food Bank site will open on May 4 for food distribution.

HRV Speech-Debate wins District

Eighteen members of the Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team travelled to Hermiston April 11 to compete for the District championship.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Hugs loves cuddles, lap time

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

Blossom Craft and Quilt show happens April 18-19 at county Fairgrounds

Blossom Craft Show and the Blossom Fest Quilt Show take place April 18-19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell. Admission and parking are free.

Housing needs tour comes to The Dalles

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is seeking community input on how to address housing needs in Oregon, and is coming to the Gorge as part of the process.

Folklorist speaks April 21 at Hood River Library

Learn about folklife and some of the people in your community who practice traditional crafts and skills. The Oregon Folklife Network presents Folklife in your community by folklorist Nancy Nusz at the Hood River Library on Tuesday, April 21, 6 p.m.

HR Saturday Market finds new home

Hood River city manager Steve Wheeler announced Monday that the Hood River Saturday Market association has found a new home for the 2015 season: Fourth and Oak in the parking lot of Horse and Hound pub.

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