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Pet of the Week: Alice loves kids and walks

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

Police Log, Jan. 12 to 18

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

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Nora’s Family Dinner Project: ‘Cooking, like life, can be an adventure if we choose to be bold’

My mother Jyl (pictured above) was an innovative and audacious cook way back before it was cool.

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Punchbowl Falls park idea sees a flurry of feedback

A call for public input on a plan to develop a county park around Punchbowl Falls has been warmly received by area residents, hundreds of which have already provided feedback on what the future should hold for the popular waterfall near Dee.

DeeTour can proceed

Developer says timeline for music venue TBD

A music venue planned for construction in Dee can now move forward after a local land use watchdog group made the decision to not continue pursuing an appeal it had filed against the project.

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Benton, Hamada named 2014 ‘Hearts of Gold’

It’s been said that certain individuals have a “heart of gold.” These people make a difference and enrich the community through their good works and selfless dedication. They act from the heart and are driven to help others.

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‘Our dreams live on’

Speakers call for continued efforts to fulfill Dr. King’s vision of justice

In music, in readings, and in a challenge to keep on working for justice, a capacity congregation celebrated the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Monday at Riverside Community Church.

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Walden town hall

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden listens as high school students urge him to put a high priority on climate change, during Saturday’s town hall at Hood River Adult Center, attended by about 75 people.

Opportunities to serve: city, school committee openings

The City of Hood River and Hood River County School District have vacancies on a variety of committees:

Library District seeks candidates for board posts

Hood River County Library District is candidates to run for its Board of Directors. The District was created by a vote of the citizens of Hood River County on Nov. 2, 2010, following the closure of the Hood River County Library, a department of Hood River County.

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Principal Dennis McCauley announces he’ll retire in June

School District holds community forum on Jan. 22

Dennis McCauley, principal at Mid Valley Elementary, announced last week that he will be retiring from the Hood River County School District at the end of the school year.

OSU Extension offers meal planning class in Hood River

“Let’s Cook Up a Meal Plan” will be offered on Tuesday, Feb. 3 starting at 6 p.m. in the Hood River County Extension Annex meeting room, 2990 Experiment Station Dr. (turn just south of Your Party and Rental Center).

Domestic Violence panel

Lauren Kraemer, left, Hood River County Extension Facility, led a panel presentation on domestic violence and sexual assault Jan. 15 at the Hood River Oregon State University Extension Office classroom.

How to Help: Updated for Jan. 17

Helping Hands Against Violence — Helping Hands operates two facilities that offer shelter and safety to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

HR alum featured in EOU production

Choreographer and EOU alumna Ariana Bloodgood of Hood River is putting in long hours to the production of “Then & Now: Replay” opening at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Jan. 30-31.