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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.

Target practice substance suspected in blast death

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A blast that killed one man near U.S. Highway 26 between Portland and Mount Hood is believed to have been caused by a mixture that is used to make exploding targets for firearms practice, authorities said Friday.

City plans major W. May project

This summer, west May Street, Hood River’s main east west collector, will undergo significant changes to pedestrian and vehicle access.

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‘Pleased about the road map’

Interview with Mayor Blackburn, second of 2 parts

Paul Blackburn jokes that he is “seven for seven” in elections — the most recent being Mayor of Hood River in November 2014. He was elected to city council in 2004.

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Hood River Pedestrian Bridge to be closed March 26- 27 for upgrades

The Port of Hood River has announced that the Hood River Pedestrian Bridge, spanning the Hood River from the Spit access road to the History Museum lawn, will be closed for two full days March 26 and 27.