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Beloved Maggy, ‘the perfect therapy dog,’ dies of cancer

The Hood River community lost one of its special volunteers earlier this month, when Maggy, the 90-pound chocolate Lab, therapy dog at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital for many years, passed away on Nov. 18, six months after being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 9.

Christmas Project: Where to sign up, how to help

Registration for the 2016 Hood River County Christmas Project will continue for families in need through Dec. 3.

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City honors Water Polo

Mayor Paul Blackburn greets the Hood River Valley High School’s state champion water polo team as they are honored in Monday’s Hood River City Council meeting.

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Klickitat Canyon NRCA may expand before year's end

The Klickitat Canyon Natural Resources Conservation Areas (NRCA) may double its size before the year is through.

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‘Rain Shadow’ creates a haven for collectors in TD

A new store opening in the downtown business district will be a haven for collectors in The Dalles.

Gorge Robotics tournaments coming: FLL competitions scheduled for Dec. in The Dalles and Odell

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

‘Last Chance Holiday Bazaar’ Dec. 10-11

Don’t miss a “last chance” to find special gifts, holiday decorations, tasty food, and many more necessities for the holidays.

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Celebrating three Hood River Thanksgiving traditions

Diners Gordy Parker, left, Robyn Beck, and Daniel Hinrich enjoy the Community Thanksgiving Meal Thursday at Riverside Community Church, where several hundred people enjoyed turkey and all the trimmings at no cost.

Pool closure Monday

The Hood River Aquatic Center will be closed on Monday, Nov. 28 due to heating and electrical issues.

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Beware of counterfeit Pokémon

Hood River Hobbies owners Miko and Zed Ruhlen have noticed a disturbing trend at their weekly Pokémon Club game sessions: Counterfeits.

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Scouts honor veterans at Anderson’s ceremony

Members of Boy Scout Pack 282 and 392 and Troop 392 helped to honor veterans at the annual Veterans Day ceremony held at Anderson’s Tribute Center on Friday, Nov. 11.

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Watch a new ’12 Days’ song

Ever heard “The 12 Days of Christmas”?

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A Thanksgiving bulge — in Northwest electrical use — seen again this year

Bonneville Power Administration operators are prepared for the energy anomaly that they see every Thanksgiving Day. They have planned for an unusual bulge, or peak, in the morning as millions of people across the Pacific Northwest gather to cook meals, which rely heavily on the use of ovens and other appliances. After the big meal, system operators will be on hand to ramp power down during the tryptophan drop off.

Jobs report: Hood River employment steady in fall

Despite shedding some jobs, Hood River County employment held firm at second best statewide.

Weather Service issues flood watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from Thursday morning


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