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Racer visits

Allie Ferrick, Class of 2013 at Hood River Valley High School, and Mazda Miata circuit racer, talks to Westside students during the school field day on June 15.

Westside School thanks West Side Fire District

Towards the end of every school year, Westside Elementary School recognizes the volunteers at the school who provide a tremendous amount of support, notes principal Bill Newton. “This year, Westside Elementary recognized the West Side Volunteer Fire Department as our Volunteers of the Year.

Independence Day events coordinator: ‘You don’t want to miss July 4 activities’

July 4 coordinator Tom Yates writes, “With July 4th event posters printed by the Hood River Chamber of Commerce, I had a pleasant time lately walking the business areas of our county, handing out the posters. I talked to a whole lot of nice people!"

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Making Noise at the Library

“It’s okay to make some noise in the library,” Rachael Fox, above, tells members of the Chamber of Commerce at the June 16 monthly “Coffee Clatter” event in the reading room at the Hood River Library branch.

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Whisky Tango: Old friends bring cocktail club to the downtown bar mix

Vince Culp and Steve Vollans will have plenty to tell Sandy High School classmates at their 20th reunion next year.

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The Ale List: Not particularly Bourbon Street: a look at the ‘Hood Orleans’ myth

Back before I drank beer, LONG before (and I only took it up at age 24) I remember a Seattle Times report that the famed Ivar’s Acre of Clams restaurant got in trouble for putting lesser beer into Heidelberg empties and selling it to go with the bivalves.

Gorge Grown Food Network

Project brings local produce to corner stores in The Dalles

Gorge Grown Food Network will launch the region's first Healthy Corner Store Project June 28 at Allen’s Grocery Outlet and La Michoacana in The Dalles, meeting the needs of low income families for farm fresh fruit and vegetables in neighborhoods without easy access to a grocery store.

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Mosier train siding project denied again

Gorge Commission rejects Union Pacific project

It appears the legal dance over Union Pacific Railroad’s proposed siding project will continue. The Columbia River Gorge Commission (CRGC) has rejected UP’s appeal.

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Hwy. 30 repaved at Rowena rock slide

A damaged section of the Columbia River Historic Highway has been repaved.

‘Kids Tri’ sign-up open

The Gorge Kids Triathlon returns to Waterfront Park in Hood River on Sept. 17. Kids can run or swim across the swim beach, then choose from various length bike and run courses. Proceeds promote health and fitness programs in the Hood River County schools.

CL Business Showcase scheduled for June 22

The 2017 Cascade Locks Business Showcase will be on June 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cascade Locks Marine Park Pavilion.

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School’s out, work’s on

Bond construction projects begin this summer

This summer, residents will see many changes in buildings and grounds around the Hood River County School District as long-awaited capital bond construction projects begin in earnest.

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Peace Village fundraiser

Kickstand Kitchen hosted Wednesday’s fundraiser for the 10th annual Peace Village day camp.

Hood River Marina shooting case suspended

Judge: suspect cannot assist in defense

A man charged with shooting and injuring a stranger at the Hood River Marina in April 2015 has been determined incapable of helping in his own defense.

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Have lunch and talk about death

“Talk About Dying,” a program developed by Oregon Humanities, comes to the Hood River Valley Adult Center on June 19. Lunch will be served at noon, with the conversation beginning at 1 p.m.

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