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Police Log, Jan. 5 to 15

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

Sheriff Log, Jan. 8 to 14

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Gorge Owned, contractors team up for incentives

Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors and partners to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to Gorge homeowners.

Ninth ‘Death Café‘ scheduled for Jan. 25

The Hood River Library will host its ninth Death Café on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

‘Death: An Oral History’ comes to library Jan. 28

On Jan. 28 at 2 p.m., Portland author Casey Jarman will read from his book “Death: An Oral History” at the Hood River Library. A group conversation will follow the reading. For more information about the book or author visit zestbooks.net/death.

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‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake’ March 11

The Next Door’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge is right around the corner. The event takes place on Saturday, March 11 at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.

Letters to the editor for Jan. 21

Shoveling Samaritan; Two-way street; more

Red Cross: Winter weather causes harmful shortage of needed blood supply

Shortages of tire chains or sidewalk ice melt are only part of the trying impacts of prolonged winter weather.

Free Conversation Project discussions start Feb. 11

Communities around the state have year-round access to free discussions through the Conversation Project, a program of Oregon Humanities that brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas.

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Editor’s Notebook: Let’s hold a confab to sorta break the ice

NEWS ITEM: “The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived at the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station Tuesday after cutting a resupply channel through more than 60 miles of Antarctic ice. The Polar Star is America’s only operational heavy icebreaker that is capable of conducting the Antarctic resupply mission ...”

State Capital Page program seeks teen applicants for 2017

The Oregon House of Representatives and the Oregon Senate will once again be hosting students from around the state as part of the Honorary Page Program. This program is steeped in history and allows students to witness the legislative process in an up-close and personal way in a space of approximately six hours. In the last legislative session in 2015, over 400 students participated in the Senate and House programs.

Toastmasters club begins Youth Leadership Program

Toastmasters is an opportunity to gain confidence in front of an audience, build leadership skills, and can help with a range of professional growth skills from job interviews to promotions.

Attend local food matchmaker Feb. 9

Gorge Grown Food Network hosts a buyer-seller matching event on Feb. 9.

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‘Strong People’ classes expand

OSU Extension offers a variety of programs, from gardening and farming to food preservation and exercise classes.

Gatherings returns

Hood River News plans a thorough update of a long-time information resource: Gatherings.

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The Porch: Our many slippery slopes

Giving into the juggernaut winter, here is an all-weather, chains off edition of The Porch, asking the question: Will we now add “Yaktrax” to that list of standard Hood River equipment?

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Library Opens

Weather-related closures have kept patrons out of the Hood River Library in the past week, but on Friday, that changed.

‘Women’s Work for the Wild’ shown Jan. 21

The Hood River Valley Residents Committee and CRAG Law Center unveiled the nine films to be shown at “Women’s Work for the Wild” on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

Pirates of Penzance at Wy’east

Local audiences should prepare to set sail with one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operettas, as CGOA Stages presents “The Pirates of Penzance” on Feb. 9, 10, 11, and 12. All performances will be in the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center.

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Cooper Spur Race Team alum Jacqueline Wiles finds the podium in World Cup downhill event

Former Cooper Spur Race Team member Jacqueline Wiles has started her 2017 ski season on a high note, finding the podium in a World Cup event for the first time in her career last weekend when she placed third in a downhill competition in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria.

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