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Final forum Monday for Sheriff, DA candidates

Meet candidates, ask questions before May 15 Primary Election

Monday brings the last scheduled public forum before ballots go out for the May 15 Primary Election.

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Low-cost prom dress event returns Saturday

Young ladies seeking an affordable option for prom and graduation dresses will be lining up Saturday before the doors open at the annual “Dress for Less” charity sales event.

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County mulls change in code enforcement ordinance

Changes could soon be coming to the way the county enforces code and ordinance violations.

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Hawks romp in first game at Baker

Hot-shooting, strong-rebounding Horizon Christian School toppled Triad 75-59 in Thursday’s first round of the Class 1A state basketball tournament at Baker City High School.

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Are Forest Pass fees legal?

Local attorney aids in fight against fees for accessing land at sites without improvements

Last month, Portland resident Adi Fairbank opted for the PCT and a three-day backpack — without a Northwest Forest Pass on his windshield. When he got back to the Herman Creek trailhead, he found a fine on his car and himself with a misdemeanor citation.

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Editorial: Write way

A review of our letters policy

With a new political season on the horizon, and for other reasons, this is prime time to review the letters to the editor policy of the Hood River News.

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‘Grandma scam’ thwarted

“Hi Grandpa. This is your oldest grandson ... I guess I’m going to need to ask for your help,” said the friendly, familiar voice on the other end of the phone.

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Police Log for April 14, 2012 edition

Police Log for April 14, 2012 edition

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Barns project turns into legacy

Almost two years into their project, Nick and Pam Bielemeier continue to discover more unique pieces of history scattered throughout Hood River County.

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Spelling Bee winners

Each year the Hood River County School District conducts a spelling contest throughout the district’s schools. The winner of each school then participates in the district-level spelling contest. This year’s district contest was held May 16.

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HRVHS golfers finish state rounds

Hood River Valley High School girls golf team traveled to Corvallis this week for the 2012 OSAA 5A state golf championships at Trysting Tree Golf Club. The two-day tournament saw central Oregon powerhouses Summit and Bend finishing first and second with overall scores of 671 and 699 respectively. The Eagles, having qualified for the tournament as a team with a second place finish at last week’s district tournament, came in closer to the bottom of the leader board, at ninth place, with a two-day total of 891.

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Memorial Day: Service honors soldiers

Idlewilde honors deceased veterans in new ways: See page B5 for more details

POW/MIA Remembrance will be the theme for Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony in Hood River.

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Eagle baseball finishes 50/50

Varsity squad ends season with first-round playoff loss vs. fifth-ranked Ashland

The Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball season came to a close Wednesday with a 5-1 loss against the Ashland Grizzlies. The Eagles (13-13 overall) traveled to Ashland (17-9) for the first round of the OSAA State Championships, which it qualified for with a 9-1 play-in game victory last week against Milwaukie.

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Great Story: Gump-tion wins Mr. HRV

Story Heath McKee wins annual Hood River Valley High School talent/variety show

Story Heath-McKee channeled the geek in all of us on his way to Mr. HRV victory Thursday. The Hood River Valley High School senior used his lanky 6-2 frame and short-cropped hair to evoke the spirit of Forrest Gump, made famous by Tom Hanks in the 1994 Oscar-winning film.

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A not so clear-cut clearcut Part 1: Timber operations go off reservation

Over the winter 110 acres of trees in a highly sensitive, very visible Gorge hillside were chopped down. Local environmental groups and members of the public claim they had no idea what was going on until chainsaws and bulldozers were already running. Now they want to know why and how it happened.

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The Road to London runs through Oregon

A peek inside the hope, happiness and heartbreak of the U.S. Track and Field

The venues that played host to the 2012 U.S. Olympic track and field trials are drenched in so much tradition that it practically drips from the brows of the competitors and plops in the raindrops falling on the Hayward Field grandstands.

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Relieving the Honduran grind

For HR Coffee Company, the award is in the bag, but more work awaits Peggy Hudon

Peggy Thompson Hudon of Hood River is pounding a trail between Central America and Hood River.