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The Hood River County School District Community Education program has announced cancellation of its August 2020 concert series, Families in the Park.

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A matching grant of $12,500 from an anonymous donor kicked off a quick round of fundraising by the Hood River County Education Foundation. That effort has produced a total of more than $30,000 to help the Hood River County School District meet the added expenses of providing remote learning …

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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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Many Oregon businesses are now allowed to reopen under the state’s Phase 1 guidelines, but attorneys have yet to determine how these eased social-distancing restrictions affect a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of several Oregon businesses requesting relief from the state’s coronavirus-relat…

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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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In light of ongoing restrictions on large gatherings driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hood River Lions Club has decided to cancel its 4th of July celebration parade and related events.

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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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As the key May 15 coronavirus “reopening” date approaches, Hood River County officials — and local businesses and other gathering places — await approval of the county’s so-called reopening plan.

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Hood River County has laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 case number twelve in a local resident. This, as with many of the previous cases, was acquired via community transmission and has no connection to any of our previous cases, stated the Hood River County Health Department in a press re…

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I’m a CFI/CFIG (Certified Flight Instructor, Power and Glider) with Hood River Soaring and I have been learning about Sailplane Racing also called Contest Soaring. I’ve been using an inexpensive software ($70) called Condor Soaring using the Cascades Scenery (see Screen Shots of Mount Hood, …

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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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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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COVID-19 continues to literally take the wind out of the Gorge economy.Dakine is ending its 34-year presence in Hood River.The Torrance, Calif., based sports equipment company will vacate its Portway offices and move its global headquarters to California.Dakine officials in Hood River did no…

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Hood River County has identified case number seven of COVID-19 in a local resident. This person is the first that is associated with another identified case, said the Hood River County Health Department in a May 1 press release, and this person is self-isolating at home.

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Hood River County has identified a sixth case of COVID-19 in a local resident. This person is not associated with any of the previous cases and has not been hospitalized, according to a county press release, and the person is now self-isolating at home.

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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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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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There is a scam circulating in the area that is charging workers who have lost their jobs for filing an unemployment claim and requesting that they pay an additional fee to file, according to Stephanie Krell, PIO Unified Command for Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties.

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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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