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Sentinel takes on new role as ‘movie captain’

Gavin McIlvenna is on a mission to sell 63 tickets by the fourth week in May to bring a documentary about the role of the “Old Guard” to Oregon as part of a National Salute to the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

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Dakine center leaves The Dalles

About 25 to 30 local jobs will be lost when the Dakine warehouse in The Dalles closes, sending that function to a facility in California.

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New road comes to life in CL Port business park

Northeast Columbia Gorge Way is almost finished. An infrastructure project by the Port of Cascade Locks, the new road will serve industrial tenants in the port’s business park — completion is slated by the end of May.

Investigation continues into death near Biggs

Oregon State Police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old man who was found lying on the shoulder of Interstate 84 near Biggs Junction, according to a Friday police report. Police identified the man as Thomas L. Kelsey, 48, of Deer Park, Wash.

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Pet of the Week: Susie is a delight

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

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‘Denim & Diamonds’: FFA annual steak feed, silent auction May 14

The Hood River Valley Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter is gearing up for its ninth annual Steak Feed and Silent Auction, “Denim & Diamonds,” held in the Hood River Valley High School Cafeteria and Commons on Saturday, May 14 starting at 6 p.m. The dinner includes grilled tri tip, baked potato, salad, dinner roll, and a beverage. In addition, the $10 ticket gives you the opportunity to bid on items that have been donated from throughout the Columbia Gorge.

Two WAAAM Flight Scholarships awarded

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) announces the winners of the 2014 and 2015 Flight Scholarship awards: Hood River High School senior Michael Guzman and Horizon Christian School junior William Decker.

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Grant will pay for seismic upgrades to ‘MPR’ at HRMS

Business Oregon’s Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Committee announced that it will award an historic $50.3 million in grants for seismic upgrades at 41 schools across the state. Hood River County School District will receive $898,400 to upgrade the gymnasium and classroom building known as Multi-Purpose Room at Hood River Middle School.

Hood River City Council asks for temporary freeze on new short term rentals

The short term rental question may be put on pause.

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In memory of Hood River’s princess: With the passing of Lila May, Tutu Trot benefits other children with cancer

The third annual Lila May Tutu Trot was held this Saturday and while plenty of runners showed up in tutus as they did in 2014 and 2015, this year’s Tutu Trot, sadly, was missing its princess.

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Legal munchies: Retail sales of marijuana edibles, extracts begin in June

Marijuana dispensaries in Oregon will be allowed to sell limited amounts of edibles and other pot-based products to retail customers, starting June 2.

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Occam’s Razor back from St. Louis Worlds

Hood River Valley High School robotics team Occam’s Razor competed in the World Competition in St. Louis last week, making it to the semi-finals after nine qualifying matches — making them one of the top 24 teams out of a field of 128.

Friends of the Library hold annual book sale

The Friends of the Hood River County Library will hold their annual book sale Thursday through Saturday, May 12-14, in the Jeanne Marie Gaulke Community Meeting Room at Hood River Library. The members-only preview sale will be held May 12 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and the public sale May 12 from noon-6 p.m. and May 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($2 bag day).

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Mt. Hood Town Hall begins kitchen renovations

After two years of fundraising, The Mt. Hood Town Hall Association has embarked on a complete renovation of the old kitchen in the community center along Highway 35 in Mount Hood. The association is the volunteer non-profit group which has been coordinating the restoration of the 101-year-old schoolhouse since 1988 and now manages the building for classes, events and activities.

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