Waucoma hosts author Steve Martini May 23

Waucoma Bookstore is hosting New York Times bestselling thriller author Steve Martini for a book signing on May 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the bookstore, located at 212 Oak St., Hood River. Martini will be signing “The Enemy Within,” the latest book in the Paul Madriani series.

Student videos capture awards at new festival

Nine HRVHS students screened their current video productions at the Hood River County Education Foundation First Annual Independent Film Festival. Student videos were produced as an extension of a Video Production class taught by Shawn Meyle. Several films featured action across many local sports — snowboard, skiing, kite boarding, and surfing. The Festival was co-sponsored by Second Wind Sports, who provided prizes as well as a professional film of surfing in the Aleutian Islands.

Climbing Wall Rodeo May 26

Gorge Grippers Climbing Team presents Climbing Wall Rodeo May 26 at the Hood River Middle School gym, locate at 1602 May Street.

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Ex-sheriff in accidental shooting

Dee Hill in critical condition

Dee Hill remains in critical condition Tuesday morning after her husband Darrell Hill, a retired law enforcement who has dementia, accidentally shot her in the stomach Saturday morning.

Police Log, April 27 to May 3

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

Sheriff Log, May 11 to 17

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

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The Ale List: 64 oz. taproom and growler station opens

A packed house for Saturday’s soft opening gave Lorraine Lyons and Rod Steward a sense of what to expect at their new tap room, 64 oz.

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Sunshine Mill makes first urban renewal loan payment

Sunshine Mill Winery’s owners made their first payment on a $600,000 urban renewal loan Friday.

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Mount St. Helens ‘Crater Glacier View Climb’ offers view like no other

Mount St. Helens Institute is leading multiple guided trips this summer to an up-close view of Crater Glacier from a vantage point on the north side of the mountain.

Washington man dies in White Salmon River kayak accident

Vail, Wash. — Area residents were saddened to learn over the weekend of the death of 20-year-old Logan Jauernigg, of Edwards, Wash.

Friends of the Columbia River Gorge sue USDOT over oil train safety rules

Seven U.S. environmental groups, including Friends of the Columbia River Gorge, filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Transportation’s new crude-by-rail safety rules, calling them too “weak” to prevent fiery derailments.

‘Women are Veterans, Too’

Margie Anderson wears a bracelet that says “Women are Veterans Too” and is proud to have been part of the minority population in the military.

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Dalbey is new HRCSD human resources director

Catherine Dalbey has been selected as the next Human Resources Director for the Hood River County School District beginning July. Her selection was approved by the School Board on April 22. Dalbey will be replacing Kevin Noreen, who has resigned the position effective June 30 to take a position with Forest Grove School Board.

Soroptomist names 2015 ‘Women of Distinction’

Soroptimist International of Hood River’s welcomes Allyson Pate, Ann Frodel and Tami Swanson as the 2015 winners of its annual Women of Distinction Award.