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Art on Oak will be the featured business on Wednesday, Jan. 15 in the next Locals Wednesday Downtown promotion from 3-6 p.m., created by Hood River County Chamber of Commerce Downtown Business Advisory Committee (DBAC) and the downtown business owners in partnership with the City of Hood Riv…

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The Hood River Art Club welcomes artist Nancy Houfek-Brown for a workshop on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the meeting room of the FISH Food Bank, 1130 Tucker Road.

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Staff Sergeant Augustus “Gus” Fletcher, 25, passed away Dec. 29, 2019, and friends are hosting a memorial fundraiser to benefit his wife Amy, daughters Harlow and Finley and son Benjamin.

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As we move into the new year, many people choose to refrain from booze for their health, their family, their wallets, and a myriad of other reasons. Additionally, countless adults in the Gorge have been sober for years or are somewhere along the path of their own recovery.

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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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A series of storm systems are expected to bring heavy mountain snow, heavy rain, strong winds and potentially hazardous conditions throughout the Northwest this week.

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Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM) and Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) invite the community Jan. 15 to the first of three monthly brown bag lunch presentations exploring the ups and downs of caring for an aging loved one and how to navigate delicate topics while maintaining your own persona…

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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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The Hood River County Board of Commissioners is holding a work session on Monday, Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m., to decide the rate for a public safety levy that they hope to put on the May 2020 ballot.

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Hood River Valley High School Girl Up Club presents “Maiden,” the second in their three-part movie series at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at Hood River Cinemas. All ticket sales will go to the United Nations Foundation, and can be purchased at the theater on the night of the event.

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Hood River’s only full-size indoor “Glow in the Dark” 18-hole mini-golf course will open its doors again for the next three weekends.

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The activist group Hood River Indivisible organized Thursday’s protest at Second and Oak streets in response to intensification of violence between the U.S. and Iran, which peaked with last week’s killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq by the United States military. The 4:30-5:3…

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The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce Downtown Business Advisory Committee (DBAC) and the Downtown Business Owners have created a program in partnership with the City of Hood River to invite locals to shop, dine and enjoy downtown with free parking every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m.

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On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Hood River County Prevention Department and Educational Service District (ESD) 112 will be offering a Youth Mental Health First Aid training in Hood River County.

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Dr. Sara Hahn-Huston finished her first six months as Superintendent of Hood River County School District on Jan. 1.Hahn-Huston sat down last fall for an interview with Hood River News Editor Kirby Neumann-Rea.Hahn-Huston started work July 1, succeeding Dan Goldman.Prior to coming to Hood Ri…

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Jan. 1 was the kickoff of the new Locals Wednesday Downtown (LWD) promotion, with Hood River Hobbies its first featured business. Above, a group plays “Betrayal at the House on the Hill.” “My favorite part was bringing people together in a different and fun setting,” said Hood River Hobbies …

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Lions Peace Poster contest winners, announced last month, remain on display this month in the Hood River Library basement hallway known as Library Lane. Each fall, Hood River Lions invites students at local middle schools to enter the contest. First place winners ran in earlier editions; on …

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Getting involved in your community can be as simple as finding a local issue that you care about — be it land use, public safety, parks, schools, etc. — and attending a public meeting or two for an agency that deals with that topic. Most groups hold their regular meetings on weekday evenings…

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Oregon restaurants and retail stores — including grocery stores — are no longer allowed to provide single-use checkout bags. Reusable paper, plastic and fabric bags can still be provided, but retailers are required to charge at least 5 cents per bag (restaurants may still provide paper bags …

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The Bridge of the Gods is just about ready to start electronic tolling and, while there is still plenty of time to set up a BreezeBy account before the system goes live Jan. 6, Port of Cascade Locks Local Stickers and coupon books will be accepted as discounted tolls and payment until Feb. 3.

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The second half of 2019 saw businesses and clubs reach milestone anniversaries, leadership changes at the city and county level, including the appointment of Gladys Rivera, the first Hispanic woman to serve on the city council.

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