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Pet of the Week: Tommy is a fun-loving hound

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Tommy as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

CGCC Foundation seeks support for scholarships

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Foundation sent out its annual campaign materials last week.

Update: Robotics events return Dec. 6, 7, and 13

Families and robot lovers of all ages are invited to watch the fun at the Columbia Gorge First Lego League (FLL) Tournaments in December.

Gorge Commission hears coal, oil transport update

Representatives from governors’ offices plan to attend Dec. 9 meeting

Representatives from both the Oregon and Washington governors’ offices plan to be in town next week to provide an update on what each state is doing to address coal and oil transport through the Gorge.

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College looks at staff cuts, other bleak alternatives

Directors affirm Indian Creek will remain open

So many people showed up for Tuesday’s college board special meeting that a scheduled class switched rooms to give the board and public more space.

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HR City Council votes down Walmart expansion

Councilors vote 4-3 against; unknown if Walmart will appeal

In a lengthy land use hearing that was fraught with controversy, the Hood River City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to deny Walmart’s application to expand its Hood River location, ruling that the store’s vested right to do so had expired since expansion of the store hadn’t moved forward in years.

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Gale Arnold blends food and education at Odell FISH Food Bank location

The FISH Food Bank in Odell has opened many doors for the people of the community — and not just in the area of food assistance.

School delays report

School delays for Dec. 4, 2014

CGCC looks at staff cuts, other bleak options

Directors affirm Indian Creek campus will remain open

So many people showed up for Tuesday’s college board special meeting that a scheduled class switched rooms to give the board and public more space. The special meeting on Columbia Gorge Community College budget issues drew about 75 people at the Hood River campus, including staff, students, parents, and State representatives John Huffman of The Dalles and Mark Johnson of Hood River.

Council votes 4-3 against Walmart expansion

In a lengthy four-hour land use hearing that was fraught with controversy, the Hood River City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to deny the expansion of Walmart's store on Wasco Avenue.

When to enroll for HR Christmas Project

Hood River County Christmas Project is getting ready for the 2014 holiday season.

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Pet of the Week: Janni is a sweetheart in need of warm forever home

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Janni as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:

How to Help: Updated for Dec. 3

Warming shelter, HR Care Center, more

State parks sell discount day permits

What better stocking stuffer than a year of free parking at Oregon’s state parks? From Dec. 1-31, holiday shoppers can buy an annual day-use parking permit for only $25 — a $5 discount from the regular price of $30.

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Friday Festivities: parade and treelighting happen downtown

Oak Street will close at 5 p.m. Friday to make way for the annual Hood River Christmas parade, organized by the Chamber of Commerce.