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Local races emerge as vote filing deadline nears

Voters will see races in all three Port of Hood River Commission positions up for election May 16.

Schools listen to budget suggestions

Cuts will happen, but maybe not to teaching jobs, in the next two years for Hood River County School District.

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Standing for Trump

“March 4 Trump” supporting President Donald Trump happened March 4 at Overlook Memorial Park on State Street, attended by about 20 people. Organizer Loran Ayles said, “The event was actually one of only two nationally sanctioned events held in the entire state of Oregon.

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‘Hood River County Reads’ book gathering starts Sunday

Hood River County Reads program kicks off on March 19.

First ever ‘Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon’ registration open now

The Oregon Office of Rural Health has organized "Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon," to be held in Hood River April 20-21.

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Slopeswell unveils ‘charity tap’

Somos Uno cider pours on Thursday

Starting Thursday, Slopeswell Cider gives its support to Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM) and its outreach campaign known as Somos Uno — “We Are One” — with the introduction of the eponymous cider at the Heights taproom.

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Federal court dismisses UP lawsuit

Railroad will appeal ruling, officials say

The legal back and forth over the proposed extension of a railroad siding at Mosier continues.

Gorge employment lulls in January

Numbers are in for Columbia Gorge jobs during early 2017.

Reservations starting for state park camping trips

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department welcomes beginning campers to join an overnight guided camping experience this summer at state parks. For $30 per family, the parks district provides tents, sleeping bags and other gear. Volunteers will help out.

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Tsuruta guests

Junior high school students from Tsuruta, Japan, teach their host families how to play “menko,” a traditional Japanese game that involves throwing colorful, round disks decorated with drawings or pictures at a welcome dinner in their honor at the Hood River Saddle Club on Monday.

Search scaled back for skier

Fund set up for responders

The search for Steve Leavitt has been termed a recovery effort.

State offers free Medicare classes

Every day, state Medicare experts hear from people who missed a Medicare deadline, face a penalty or paid more for health or drug insurance than they should have.

HR Farmers’ Market seeks new vendors

Spring is in the air and farmers’ market season is just around the corner. Hood River Farmers’ Market opens for the outdoor season on Saturday, May 6. The market still has room for vendors to sell prepared food, locally grown produce, unique value added food items and handmade crafts or art.

‘Spring Fling’ event comes to MCCOG

The community is invited to a Spring Fling Open House at Mid-Columbia Council of Governments-Area Agency on Aging on Tuesday, March 14 from 1-2 p.m. at 1113 Kelly Ave., The Dalles.

Sheriff Log, Feb. 26 to March 4

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

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