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Yesteryears: Duckwall, Al Groff Company roads get new names in 1955

Two county roads recently were renamed by the county court. Duckwall Road is now Wy’east Drive and is the county road between the state highway boarding the F.L. Moe property south of Tucker’s bridge to Duke’s Valley Road. It is routed by Wy’east High School. The second road formerly was the Al Groff Company Road and is now the Roy Webster Road. It extends from Dethman Ridge Road to Ehrch Road. The names were changed on May 11 and May 18.

Buckle up and ride right: Police enforce speed, phones, car seats

From May 18 until May 31, the Hood River City Police Department will be conducting a two week traffic safety Blitz campaign.

Police Log, May 11 to 17

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

Free admission for active military personnel, families at Discovery Center

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is proud to participate in the 2015 Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums offers free admission to museums for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day weekend, May 23, through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.

Friends of the Library used book sale May 28-30

Craving a few more books to read? Maybe, say, a whole bag of books for a dollar? Then you’re in luck. The upcoming Friends of the Library Used Book Sale is just what you’ve been waiting for.

Community Briefs: Day hike destination changes May 27

Plus: Original Courthouse program set May 30; ‘Emporium’ pops up at Butler Bank Bldg.; Roald Dahl Literary Challenge May 29

Letters to the Editor for May 27

Thank you, friends, agencies; Whose water right?; more

HRV athletes: Track and baseball shine

Blood Drive Donors help prevent seasonal shortage

Congratulations and good luck wishes go to the Hood River Valley High School track and field and baseball teams, and to Horizon Christian School athletes.

Young Voices: Let’s lead the way in ending plastic bag use

I am writing this letter to request your assistance in creating a plastic bag ban or fee in Hood River. I believe it would positively affect our city in a variety of ways.

Mid-Columbia Ladies Chorus featured June 7

Mid-Columbia Community Choir Ladies Chorus will present a benefit concert on June 7, at 3 p.m. in the Grace Baptist Church sanctuary at 1280 W Jewett, White Salmon, Wash.

Entertainment Update for May 27

Ken DeRouchie Band w/ Tracy Klas at River City May 30; Dan Boller at The Pines; more

School wildlife gardens win Envirogorge award

White Salmon — Whitson Elementary ’s Schoolyard Habitat program received Envirogorge’s Nature Space Award last Thursday.

Health group launches ‘Hospital Guide’

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) announced Tuesday that it launched Oregon Hospital Guide (, according to a press release. The new website displays hospital data on a user-friendly platform. This is the first phase of a larger hospital transparency effort, OAHHS officials said

Sports Briefs for May 27

Baseball to host Dallas May 27; Handball tourney May 30; Ziegner’s run at state tourney ends in quarterfinals

St. Helens’ pitching ends Eagles’ season with a shutout in play-in game

The Hood River Valley Eagles faced the second-best defensive team along with one of the best pitchers in the state in a Class 5A softball play-in contest versus the St. Helens Lions. Despite having the role as underdog though in Friday’s road matchup at St. Helens, the Eagles hung in there, played tough and had a chance for a possible upset win late in the game.

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Bryan to wed Palaniappan

John and Alison Bryan of Hood River announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Reid Bryan, to Subbu Palaniappan, originally of Chennai, India.

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Bond, Kane to wed

Bobbi Jo Bond and Curt A. Kane, both of Gladstone, have announced their engagement.

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Travelogue: Finland

Border to Border ski: Finding solitude and friendship in a week’s Arctic Circle trek

The Rahalta Rajalle Hiihto is a classic (kick and glide) cross country ski event that crosses Finland from the Russian border to the Swedish border along the Arctic Circle.

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Volunteers are dog’s best friend on Dog Mountain trail

Skamania County Emergency Medical Services (SCEMS) were called to the Dog Mountain Trail Monday at 1:10 p.m. for an injured hiker at the top of the mountain.

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State St. pedestrian signals soon to be up and running again

Getting two antennas to talk to each other was Tuesday’s task for Land Electric owner Rafael Landeros, right, and Joe Zargo, at the pedestrian-controlled crosswalk signal on State Street at the Hood River Library.