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Mid-Columbia Celilo DAR makes donation of books, bags to Children’s Book Bank

The Mid-Columbia Celilo Daughters of the American Revolution chapter donated over 550 books for the Children’s Book Bank, a nonprofit located in Portland, which will distribute them in the Portland area to low income preschool and grade school children.

Buckle up and ride right: Police enforce speed, phones, car seats

From May 18 until May 31, the Hood River City Police Department will be conducting a two week traffic safety Blitz campaign.

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Volunteers are dog’s best friend on Dog Mountain trail

Skamania County Emergency Medical Services (SCEMS) were called to the Dog Mountain Trail Monday at 1:10 p.m. for an injured hiker at the top of the mountain.

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State St. pedestrian signals soon to be up and running again

Getting two antennas to talk to each other was Tuesday’s task for Land Electric owner Rafael Landeros, right, and Joe Zargo, at the pedestrian-controlled crosswalk signal on State Street at the Hood River Library.

Police Log, May 11 to 17

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

Free admission for active military personnel, families at Discovery Center

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is proud to participate in the 2015 Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums offers free admission to museums for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day weekend, May 23, through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.

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Pet of the Week: Lucille is a calm, quiet charmer

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

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Café sales relieve Nepal

Lauren Bardenett adds the flourish to a coffee drink at Doppio, 310 Oak St., where all day May 27 the café will donate 10 percent of proceeds — drinks and food — to help an earthquake-damaged Nepal village of Kumari.

Friends of the Library used book sale May 28-30

Craving a few more books to read? Maybe, say, a whole bag of books for a dollar? Then you’re in luck. The upcoming Friends of the Library Used Book Sale is just what you’ve been waiting for.

Rummage for ‘The Dogs’ this weekend

May 30-31 sale benefits Hood River Adopt A Dog program

Hood River Adopt A Dog is holding its annual “Goin’ to the Dogs” Rummage Sale on Friday, May 29, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Community Briefs: Day hike destination changes May 27

Plus: Original Courthouse program set May 30; ‘Emporium’ pops up at Butler Bank Bldg.; Roald Dahl Literary Challenge May 29

Washington teachers rally for education funding

Camas, Washougal educators protest Washington state budget

Employees from the Camas and Washougal school districts joined forces to raise awareness during a teacher walkout day May 13. The demonstration was in protest against the state legislature for failing to fully fund K-12 education and keep class sizes smaller, among other issues.

School wildlife gardens win Envirogorge award

White Salmon — Whitson Elementary ’s Schoolyard Habitat program received Envirogorge’s Nature Space Award last Thursday.

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Wreathed in Honor: Remembering those who served

About 400 people assembled at Idlewild Cemetery Monday morning to remember the men and women who gave their lives for their country.About 400 people assembled at Idlewild Cemetery Monday morning to remember the men and women who gave their lives for their country.

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Odd incidents, arrests highlight a busy Memorial Day weekend

Two strange incidents involving vehicles stood out in a busy but otherwise ordinary Memorial Day Weekend for local law enforcement.

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