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Hood River County’s two tax measures — a 5 percent Prepared Food and Beverage Tax and a $0.89 Public Health and Safety Local Option Levy — will be on the May 21 ballot, the county commission decided yesterday after a short public hearing.

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After rescheduling twice , Rep. Greg Walden held a town hall at 8:30 a.m. this morning at the Hood River Armory, which was attended by approximately 120 people.

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Chanting “Stop denying the earth is dying,” Hood River Middle School students skipped school this afternoon and marched through downtown Hood River, carrying signs protesting pollution and government inaction to climate change as part of the worldwide youth Climate Strike.

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The Hood River County Board of Commissioners could decide as early as Monday whether or not voters will see its two tax proposals — a prepared food and beverage tax and a local option levy — on the May ballot. A public hearing on the measures will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at th…

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Despite being on opposite sides of the aisle, and the hallway in the state capitol, Sen. Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River) and Rep. Anna Williams (D-Hood River) are collaborating in support of their shared constituents.

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Hood River County residents will get the chance this Thursday to learn more about the county’s proposed tax measures planned for the May ballot, as well as the county’s current financial situation.

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Oregon Second District Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) has rescheduled the Hood River and Wasco County town halls that were postponed in January.

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Hood River County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a public information meeting for Thursday, Feb. 21 at Hood River Valley High School to educate the public on the county’s financial strains, as well as share information and take questions about the county’s proposed tax measures planned…

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It’s that time of year! Students are submitting college applications and considering their options. It’s an exciting and hopeful time, but there is a dark cloud of uncertainty looming on the near horizon. Students and their families are wondering, “Can we afford it?”

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Hood River is experiencing what many throughout the Pacific Northwest are calling “Snowpocalypse 2019” and, while conditions are changing, it’s not necessarily for the better. 

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It’s that time of year! Students are submitting college applications and considering their options. It’s an exciting and hopeful time, but there is a dark cloud of uncertainty looming on the near horizon. Students and their families are wondering, “Can we afford it?”

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Crystal Springs Water District has signed a lease with Hood River County for about 1.62 acres of designated county forestland on the northeast side of Middle Mountain for construction of a water reservoir site that will improve water pressure for the Odell area.

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The Guardians of the LEGO Galaxy, a Hood River Middle School FLL robotics team, took home three awards at the Oregon State FLL Championship: Third place for Robot Performance, second place overall and the Global Innovations Award for their project “Making Space Accessible for the Visually Impaired.”

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Six teams from Hood River County School District advanced in FTC Robotics last weekend, including five teams from Hood River Valley High School and one team from Wy’east Middle School after Saturday’s First Tech Challenge (FTC) League Play Championships in Bend.

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We’ve all heard it before: Americans need to improve their health. We can all do better about exercise. What if all it took was a different way of thinking to get us moving?

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The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub recently announced the recipients of the Winter 2018 STEM Educator Microgrants. These ideas for innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) were selected by a committee from a competitive pool, said a press release.

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While new markets have yet to open up, Jim Winterbottom, district manager of The Dalles Disposal/Hood River Garbage, continues to urge residents to continue to recycle as usual, even though comingled materials are still being landfilled.

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The Performing Arts Initiative, a nonprofit formed in 2016 for the purpose of building a state of the art performing arts center in the Gorge, has just launched three major efforts aimed at moving their dream closer to reality: A new logo, a new, improved website, and the formation of a consortium of area businesses that give financial support to the project.

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Hood River County is accepting applications for a temporary Justice of the Peace for Cascade Locks Justice Court to serve while sitting Justice of the Peace John Harvey goes on a year-long sabbatical.

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Volunteers in Action, a free service program of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, has one mission: To support people in maintaining independence through compassionate relationships.

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At a special meeting held on Jan. 7, the Hood River County Board of Commissioners worked out the details of two proposed tax measures — a prepared food and beverage tax and a local option levy — that the board intends to put on the May 2019 ballot.

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On Dec. 20, Mid Valley second grader Nico Ochoa sat grinning in the dental chair, thinking hard when asked what he wants for Christmas by staff at One Community Health (OCH). He’s just had brand-new sealants applied to his back teeth. But as he’s clearly missing his two front teeth, laughter erupts when it’s suggested he might want to ask Santa for those.

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