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What about the ‘White Out’? Professor leads ‘conversation’ on race Sunday at Library

Hood River County Reads hosts Oregon Humanities Conversation Program

Although 2010 Census data show Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, the state remains one of the whitest in the nation. What does the racial integration of place require of us, and how might we prepare to create and embrace this opportunity?

Realtor feared the worst Ashley sensed eviction would be problematic

As soon as the bank told Dee Ashley last Friday that she had to give an eviction notice Monday to a man she’d seen declining for months, she had a gut feeling it would end badly.

Local Farmers’ Markets seeking new vendors

Spring is in the air and farmers’ market season is just around the corner. There are 9 markets throughout the Gorge preparing to open in the coming months and they need more vendors. People with backyard garden surplus, a few extra dozen eggs, cut flowers, jams and more are a wonderful addition to the market. It can be as simple as harvesting the plums from the tree in your yard and selling them at your local market one week.

Staff Management series starts March 31

Join a network of food and beverage entrepreneurs for a 3-part series on staff management.

Kempf, Walker win Daughters of the American Revolution awards

Members of the Celilo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met March 18 at the Hood River Fire Station for their monthly club meeting, honoring two Hood River high school students in the process.

Port, school races rise for May 19 ballot

Voters in Hood River and Cascade Locks Port districts will have races in all commission races on May 19.

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Tsuruta Sisters

Kaori Sato gets a helping hand from her host mother, Wendy Bullock, while friends Mizuki Ito and Kaho Urita roller skate behind them at Westside Elementary Wednesday.

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‘Mayor for all of us’: Interview with Paul Blackburn

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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Gordon Pillon mixes doughnuts with vehicle repair

Gordon Pillon aims for 100 percent customer satisfaction at Expertec Automotive Repair, located on the Heights at 1802 12th Street.

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Rep. Mark Johnson proposes special Mt. Hood vehicle plate

Dist. 52 Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) has introduced to the Oregon Legislature HB 3027 which creates a specialty license plate with the image of Mt. Hood.

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College board member calls for CGCC president Toda to resign

Stu Watson cites poor leadership but his motion gets no second

Columbia Gorge Community College board member Stu Watson called for CGCC president Dr. Frank Toda to step down on Tuesday.

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County approves Punchbowl plans

County commissioners authorized an application for a state grant to create a public park at Punchbowl Falls Thursday night.

HRVHS seeks employers for Community Work Day

Hood River Valley High School (HRVHS) is supporting the 18th annual Community Work Day (CWD) Wednesday, April 29.

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County to decide on Punchbowl Falls plans

The Hood River County board of commissioners will meet for a special work session at 5 pm Thursday March 19 to approve or deny designs for a county park at Punchbowl Falls, a waterfall near Dee. If approved, the county would apply for an Oregon state park grant.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Phoebe’s small size hides a big dog

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