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Monday is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday, meaning schools, government offices and banks will be closed. Hood River Library and branches will be closed Sunday and Monday, but the pool will be open on Monday (see details below). Hood River News will be open.

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Hood River Saddle Club extends an invitation to folks throughout the Gorge to join them on Tuesday, Feb. 4 and meet Dr. Kayla Shepherd, DVM, who will be the guest speaker at that evening’s club meeting.Shepherd will present information on proper equine nutrition, which is the foundation for …

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The Hood River, Parkdale, and Cascade Locks libraries are closed Thursday, Jan. 16 due to inclement weather.

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The second conversation in the new series “Lunch and Learn” at Hood River Library challenged participants to look closely at the tough topics of white privilege, ingrained and even involuntary racism, and cultural identity; or at least to get up and mingle.

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A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 2 p.m. today until 4 p.m. tomorrow in the Upper Hood River Valley and Central Columbia River Gorge — including the cities of Parkdale, Odell and Hood River — due to snow that is expected to transition into freezing rain on Thursday.

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Art on Oak will be the featured business on Wednesday, Jan. 15 in the next Locals Wednesday Downtown promotion from 3-6 p.m., created by Hood River County Chamber of Commerce Downtown Business Advisory Committee (DBAC) and the downtown business owners in partnership with the City of Hood Riv…

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The Hood River Art Club welcomes artist Nancy Houfek-Brown for a workshop on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the meeting room of the FISH Food Bank, 1130 Tucker Road.

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Staff Sergeant Augustus “Gus” Fletcher, 25, passed away Dec. 29, 2019, and friends are hosting a memorial fundraiser to benefit his wife Amy, daughters Harlow and Finley and son Benjamin.

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Having a mammogram is a great idea. Turning it into a spa day makes it even better, state Skyline Hospital providers in a press release.

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Do you own a dog that has the potential to be a show dog? Take that beautiful pup to the next level by taking a dog handling class at Columbia Gorge Community Education.

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As we move into the new year, many people choose to refrain from booze for their health, their family, their wallets, and a myriad of other reasons. Additionally, countless adults in the Gorge have been sober for years or are somewhere along the path of their own recovery.

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On Jan. 10, at approximately 6:24 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 207 near mile post 19B.

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Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center (DRC), a community non-profit specializing in interpersonal mediations, facilitations and communication workshops, trained and certified 12 new mediators in 2019.  Participants leave the 40-hour Basic Mediation Training prepared to address conflicts in th…

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A series of storm systems are expected to bring heavy mountain snow, heavy rain, strong winds and potentially hazardous conditions throughout the Northwest this week.

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Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM) and Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) invite the community Jan. 15 to the first of three monthly brown bag lunch presentations exploring the ups and downs of caring for an aging loved one and how to navigate delicate topics while maintaining your own persona…

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Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, in commemoration of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, announced Monday the creation of a new Labor Trafficking Task Force. The task force was formed between legislative sessions to study labor trafficking across the state and identify ways the Oregon l…

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Western Washington University senior and Underwood, Wash., native Walker Sacon started a 10-week newsroom internship with The Dalles Chronicle this week.

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Hood River Valley’s varsity swim teams swam fast against the Pendleton Buckaroos Thursday night at the Hood River Valley Aquatic Center. The girls won 116-54 while the boys came out ahead 94-72.

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Updates: It’s slow going and icy on both I-84 and Hwy. 35. Trucks are stopping to chain up in the roadway, causing backups. Drivers are advised to slow down and use caution while traveling.

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The Hood River County Board of Commissioners is holding a work session on Monday, Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m., to decide the rate for a public safety levy that they hope to put on the May 2020 ballot.

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Hood River Valley High School Girl Up Club presents “Maiden,” the second in their three-part movie series at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at Hood River Cinemas. All ticket sales will go to the United Nations Foundation, and can be purchased at the theater on the night of the event.

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Hood River’s only full-size indoor “Glow in the Dark” 18-hole mini-golf course will open its doors again for the next three weekends.

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