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The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) has been selected as a stop for the 2019 Great Race, announced a WAAAM press release. This year’s race runs from Riverside, Calif., to Tacoma, Wash., in the race’s first all-West Coast journey in 36 years.

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Patty and Mike Schend were presented with the award “Friends in Education” by the Oregon Retired Educators Association at their annual state convention, held May 6-7, this year in Hood River. Making the presentation was Sue Hukari, Unit 20, OREA member.

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A memorable basketball game happened Saturday in May Street’s Teddy Webber Gym, part of the afternoon open house called “Dragon Bash.”

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After nearly nine months of deliberation, Hood River County officially amended its Short Term Rental (STR) Regulations, following a divided Board of Commissioners vote Monday evening. The ordinance will go into effect June 20.

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United Way of the Columbia Gorge held its annual allocation announcement reception at Mt. Hood Winery on May 2, announcing allocations of $251,000 to 33 agencies in Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Klickitat and Skamania counties. 

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Oak Grove Park received a generous amount of TLC last week, when volunteers of all ages from the community, Friends of Oak Grove and the Insitu Volunteer Committee got together to complete a wide variety of tasks in the park. Friends of Oak Grove would like to thank: Volunteers for their har…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) secured an assurance from Energy Secretary Rick Perry that the Trump Administration would not privatize the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) without Congressional authorization, according to a press release from Walden’s office.

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“Enough of mass shootings,” writes Jonathan Jones in “Blood Shed,” his contribution to an art display at Hood River Valley High School that addresses a wide range of social concerns and current events, ranging from climate change and drug abuse to inequality and body perception.

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Both revenue requests from Hood River County failed on the May 21 ballot.Chrissy Reitz easily secured her Position 1 seat on the Hood River County School Board, and Kristi Chapman will be the newest Port of Hood River Commission member.On Measure 14-65, the five-year local option levy, the v…

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Beneath tents adorned with dozens of paper flags, each bearing the name, internment camp number and birthdate of a Hood River area resident of Japanese descent who was interned during World War II, the Japanese Heritage Garden celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday, May 17, with a series …

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Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden are pressing Veterans Affairs about wait times at the Department of Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Salem, which, according to a report by the Statesman Journal newspaper, is subjecting veterans to multi-month waits for …

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A series of recent operations by the Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force (MINT) resulted in multiple arrests for possession and distribution of controlled substances, according to a May 17 Hood River County Sheriff’s Office press release.

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A new Hood River County School District parent group — Familias Unidas — will host its first-ever “Migrant Education” summit on Saturday, June 1 at Wy’east Middle School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be in Spanish, with English interpretation available.

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The Mt. Hood National Forest announced that a portion of the 16 Road, sometimes referred to as “Red Hill Road” within the Hood River Ranger District, will be closed for the remainder of May and most of June due to timber harvest operations taking place in the area. 

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center invite the public to celebrate the 26th Annual Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This annual commemoration highlights the spectacular journeys that migratory birds take each year as they trav…

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The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood or platelets now through June 10…

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The Hood River County Library District announces its newest collection, a Library of Things. The collection supports lifelong learning and creativity by providing the physical tools necessary to explore new areas of interest and learn new skills, said a press release.

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Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association recruited a new music maker for its “Symphonic Spectacular” season finale this weekend: A gleaming Kawai grand piano, on loan from Portland’s West Coast Piano.

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The Port of Hood River announced that contract crews from Abhe & Svoboda completed their work a week ahead of schedule, and the remaining nighttime bridge closures scheduled for this project (May 19-23) have been canceled.Abhe & Svoboda completed all repairs to the bridge portal fram…

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Members of the Hood River Watershed Group, an organization dedicated to improving the local watershed, gathered at The Ruins last week to talk about the importance of the watershed and the group’s upcoming 2040 plan, expected to be released early next year.

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A celebration in support of Hood River Valley High School sophomore Jesus Ledezma, a member of the HRVHS boys’ soccer team who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, brought a large crowd to the high school gym and cafeteria Thursday evening. While the number hasn’t been finalized, teacher Ca…

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The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub is seeking businesses and organizations to host booths at the annual Gorge STEM Fair. This free event, open to the public, will be held on June 7 from 5–7 p.m. in downtown Hood River.

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Over the weekend, someone placed this sign in Morrison Park, home to a disc golf course, trails and picnic tables, as a comment on the Hood River City Council’s recent decision upholding the rezoning of Morrison Park, aka Lot 700, for a future as shared affordable housing and a developed par…

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Visitors spending time along the waterfront will see a number of new signs installed in the coming months, each offering valuable safety and directional information, as well as info on local history and geography.

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