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Memorial Day comes May 25 and COVID-19 concerns have canceled events, including the annual ceremony at White Salmon Cemetery.

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Now into May, and with Hood River County looking to reopen, “it will be vital for masks to be used as we interact with people outside our own family circle,” said Hood River Environmental Health Supervisor Mike Matthews on May 13. “As Oregon is reopening and restrictions are being lifted on …

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Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer — already a national public figure for his defiance of enforcing Initiative-1639 — now says he will refuse to enforce aspects of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s social distancing order because they are unconstitutional.

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On Tuesday, May 12 at approximately 7:28 p.m., The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a serious injury motor vehicle collision at milepost 5 on the USFS 65 road, 15 miles north of Carson.

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Columbia Gorge News presents this list of ways to help neighbors around the Gorge during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your group would like to be included in the listing, email information to Trisha Walker at twalker@hoodrivernews.com.

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With the weather warming up, locals and out-of-towners alike are itching to get outside and enjoy sunny days in the Gorge, and while multiple agencies are working to reopen recreation in the Gorge, it is a challenge to get those sites back open safely.

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They are making sure that residents get to vital treatments like dialysis or chemotherapy. They are bringing groceries and prescription medications to residents whose underlying health issues put them at high risk if exposed to the novel coronavirus. They are sewing masks for colleagues and …

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Local government elected officials from the Mid-Columbia Region have formed a bi-state working group that meets regularly to collaboratively address issues and take actions necessary to keep the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate bridge replacement project moving forward as the required envi…

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The family of Kyle McCarthy, 13, had been planning a second Superhero Fun Run for months to raise money to offset the cost of a SmartDrive Max Mobility 2 attachment for his wheelchair.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country, community members are preparing for a local influx of patients by securing extra surge capacity adjacent to Skyline Hospital.

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The Gorge Chapter Ducks Unlimited held their 35th consecutive fundraising banquet and auction at the Hood River Inn in February. Over 200 attended for an evening of fun, games and food while helping contribute to the future of wetlands and waterfowl habitats.

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Oregon’s U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that tribal communities in Oregon will receive over $430,000 to support the needs of elders and in an effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

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A city charter update for The Dalles and a Hood River County Public Safety Tax levy are highlights of the May 19 Primary Election, for which ballots were mailed April 29.

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Bobby Begay, 51, a Celilo Village leader, Yakama tribal member and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commssion’s (CRITFC) lead fish technician, died Friday, April 25 from COVID-19 complications, according to a Facebook post from CRITFC.

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Stilmour farm is home to over 60 chickens, four pigs, three goats, three honeybee hives, three composting worm bins, five cats and dogs. And there’s stil-mour.

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A collaboration of community organizations across western Klickitat County has received word they will be awarded a grant to launch a Community-Clinical Linkages Program.

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Out of concern for the health and safety of public donors and club volunteers, the Hood River Lions Club has temporarily suspended collection of deposit beverage containers in Hood River.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic forced colleges across Oregon to close buildings, students swiftly lost access to physical classrooms and labs, leaving distance learning as the only way to stay in class. Students at Columbia Gorge Community College are proving adaptable to this abrupt change, wit…

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As the world has quickly become smaller in the best and the worst of ways in recent months, I realized there might be a story to be told of the six Columbia High School graduates (four family units) who are living in Italy today. I know of them both through friendship and family.

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Food banks throughout the Gorge are seeking donations to support their continued services during the current high-demand and the long-term civic and economic recovery period to come.

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Columbia Gorge News presents this list of ways to help neighbors around the Gorge during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your group would like to be included in the listing, email information to Trisha Walker at twalker@hoodrivernews.com.

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Regarding the photo of the Hood River Farmers Market published on April 15, Gorge Grown’s Sarah Sullivan wrote, “We’d like our customers to know that we are now only allowing one person from each household into the market for responsible social distancing, and we ask that all customers wear …

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First responders rescued three hikers Thursday from a closed-off area below the Lower Falls Recreation site in Skamania County.

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A robbery on a Trout Lake logging company led to the arrests of two men by Klickitat County Sheriff’s Deputies on April 14, Combining forces were law enforcement officers from three counties and U.S. Forest personnel, including an aerial assist.

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The Port of Hood River has announced that intermittent, single-lane closures are planned for the interstate bridge, daytimes through May 1.

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April is Child Abuse Awareness month. We know, it is a heavy topic in an already stressful time, but as the directors of two local nonprofits serving children who have suffered abuse, we want to shine some light on the children and families who were already struggling with abuse risk factors…

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