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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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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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All of Oregon is focused on preparing for the impacts of the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami, according to a press release. Those efforts lead to a culture of preparedness and more resilient communities.

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Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) announces that its Executive Director, Amanda Hoey, has accepted the position as the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Oregon Wheat Commission and Oregon Wheat Growers League.

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Board Members of the Hood River Valley Adult Center received the first contribution towards the Capital Funds campaign that is scheduled to start during the Mardi Gras fundraiser in March.

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Mid-Columbia Bar Association stops at Hood River Courthouse Friday on its second annual toy drive in Hood River and The Dalles; the effort collected more than 100 toys, delivered to The Next Door Inc., a social services agency with multiple programs serving families in the Gorge. Pictured ar…

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Hood River Adopt A Dog, in conjunction with Gorge Dog and Naked Winery Underground, is holding its second Pictures with Santa Paws fundraiser for fur babies, non-fur babies and their families on Dec. 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at Naked Winery Underground, 606 Oak St.

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Food barrels are out for Christmas Project and other school and community efforts to provide for those in need for the upcoming holidays.

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Food barrels are out for Christmas Project and other school and community efforts to provide for those in need for the upcoming holidays are underway. Look for these and other ways to help, and let us know at hrnews@hoodrivernews.com if you have something you want the community to know about.

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Back when she was a student at Hood River Valley High School, Kelsey Contreras always knew she would go to college … but her aim was even higher. She wanted to go beyond a Bachelor’s and get a Master’s degree. She wasn’t exactly sure how to get there, but she knew that was her goal. 

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Board Chairman John Wells affirmed Pat McAllister’s plan to retirement after 31-plus years at the helm of Hood River Supply. This announcement came at a fiscal year end employee meeting held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.  McAllister’s retirement will be effective May 15, 2020.

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Hood River Soaring, a local aviation nonprofit dedicated to expanding the art and science of soaring, wrapped up its 2019 season with a slate of accomplishments, including the addition of five newly certified glider pilots, a state-of-the-art training glider, and a $20,000 grant from Travel …

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“Forgotten Toxic Waste Dump on the Columbia: The Bradford Island Story” is next in the Sense of Place series on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Columbia Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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Food barrels are out for Christmas Project and other school and community efforts to provide for those in need for the upcoming holidays. Look for these and other ways to help, and let us know at hrnews@hoodrivernews.com if you have something you want the community to know about.

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Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recently added five new child advocates: Elise Byers, Sonja Good Stefani, and Cynthia Wheeler, Hood River; Barry Ginter, The Dalles; and Michael Marques, Husum. 

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The year 2035, not 2050, gained official designation as carbon emission net-zero goal year in a new Climate Emergency resolution passed by Hood River City Council.

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Youth in The Next Door’s Independent Living Program and Oregon Trail Transitional Housing program were treated to an afternoon painting party at The Next Door’s office in The Dalles. Joy Kloman, owner of Joy’s Art Studio in Hood River, led the group on Sept. 25.

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Nubia Contreras of Hood River is the new Latino Liaison at Columbia Center for the Arts, a position funded in part by a grant from Oregon Community Foundation.

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In 2012, professional kiteboarder Sensi Graves launched her eponymous swimwear label, Sensi Graves Bikinis, to meet the demands of her sport.From the outset of the Hood River brand’s launch in 2012, Sensi Graves Bikinis has been committed to sustainability, according to a release from Graves.

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When organizers were planning the first free Thanksgiving Community Dinner in 2015, Romul Grivov of Romul’s Restaurant stepped forward and said he would donate the needed 300 hundred pounds of turkey.

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