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The HRVHS Speech and Debate team took 17 competitors to the 84th Singletary Tournament at Linfield College on Feb. 1-2. Students from 18 schools in two states competed at the long-running tournament. HRV sent seven speakers into the final rounds of competition. Earning top awards in their ev…

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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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The public will have two chances next week to engage in the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge Replacement Project: A Traffic & Revenue 101 work session on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) Working Group meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21.

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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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Rep. Greg Walden met with Port of Hood River officials Monday morning to get an update on the port’s current and upcoming projects, including the status of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge Replacement Project. The informal meeting was a chance for the port to brief Walden on the…

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No one was injured in a house fire Friday that damaged a home on Eastside Road, two miles from Hood River.

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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 been over a year since Providence Senior Village resumed its Sunshine Club Adult Day Respite service and, in that time, the program has expanded to three days a week and received Medicaid certification.

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The informal meeting was a chance for the port to brief Walden on the project’s status, and to get advice on avenues they can explore to find federal funding and to possibly expedite the process.

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Dr. Leslie Drapiza was successfully reunited with her family and friends at the Starvation Creek Trailhead early Tuesday morning, after her nighttime rescue from a 500-foot ledge on the north slope of Mt. Defiance.

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“The Odd Couple,” the debut production of the Gorge’s newest theater company, Big Britches, opening Feb. 8 at Bingen Theater.

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Eat This, Not That!, a media franchise based around the book series of the same name, recently named Taqueria El Cuate on its list titled, “The Most Mouth-Watering Taco in Every State,” which picked food establishments with the best tacos based on Yelp reviews.

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The Art of Bark Rescue Dog Photo Contest allows dog owners to submit their rescue dog(s) photo online. Folks can then vote for their favorites through a donation of their choosing.

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This is a list of ways citizens can get involved to help protect immigrants, compiled by Mark Reynolds of Odell on behalf of the Gorge Ecumenical Ministries’ Martin Luther King Jr. celebration held at Riverside Community Church on Jan. 21...

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Approximately 60 of Sen. Ron Wyden’s (D-Oregon) constituents gathered in Hood River Middle School’s auditorium Monday evening for Sen. Wyden’s 925th official town hall.

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With prayers, readings and song, about 100 people gathered in the Riverside Community Church sanctuary Monday to commemorate the birth of civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday was a federal holiday, with schools, government offices and many businesses closed.

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Town halls originally scheduled for Baker, Wallowa, Union, Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, Hood River and Wasco counties the week of Jan. 21 will be rescheduled for later dates and announced accordingly, said a press release.

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As of publication, the government has been partially shut down for 27 days, and with both sides of the aisle unwilling to budge, is expected to stay shut for a while yet.

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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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Gorge Ecumenical Ministries hosts a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration Jan. 21 with the theme “A Great Nation, A Compassionate Nation.” The community is invited to events at Riverside Community Church celebrating Dr. King.

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Hood River City Council will hold its annual goal-setting meeting on Jan. 12 at 8:30 a.m. at the Hood River Fire Station, 1785 Meyer Parkway, Hood River, next to Hood River Aquatic Center.

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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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The idea behind the aquapark is to create something that waterfront users of all ages and skill levels can use, since most of the current activities, such as windsurfing and kiteboarding, require some sort of expertise.

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WSP Engineering, the engineering firm contracted by the Port of Hood River to work on finishing environmental studies related to the bridge replacement project, will hold two community outreach events on Saturday, Jan. 12: 10:30-1:30 p.m. at the Hood River Walmart, and 2-5 p.m. at the White Salmon Harvest Market.

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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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