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Family photo contest enters fourth year

Once again, in honor of “Oregon Parenting Education Week,” May 16 – 20, the Parenting Together program of The Next Door is seeking photos of children from birth to 8 years interacting with an adult in a healthy activity.

In Cascade Locks, Greg Walden talks forests, easements, USFS, and Trump

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden wrapped up a district-wide tour Friday with a sparsely-attended town hall at the Port of Cascade Locks’ pavilion.

Newborn season: Fish and Wildlife says leave young wildlife in the wild

May and June are the months when newborn animals are getting their start in the wild. Help them out by giving them space and leaving them alone.

Pool notes: Dollar open swim offered Memorial Day

Here is what’s new at the Hood River Aquatic Center, corner of May and 17th streets, courtesy of pool Director Marcie Wiley:

Entertainment Update for May 25

Cascade Singers announce Spring Concerts June 4-5; Concert, book signing at Mosier School June 12; more

Death announcement for May 23: Anna Olson

Anna Olson passed away May 21, 2016, at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Facility in Hood River, Ore. Anna was born April 30, 1942. She was 74 at the time of her passing.

Hood River Valley wins 5A boys track title

Hood River Valley won the boys Class 5A state track and field championship Saturday at historic Hayward Field in Eugene. Hood River scored 70 points; Marist of Eugene was second with 66.

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Water bottling ban passes, legal questions remain

Measure 14-55, which blocks large-scale bottling companies like Nestlé from tapping into county water sources, sailed through the May 17 Primary Election with 69 percent of votes.

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Murder suspect bails out, gets jailed again

A man charged with killing his girlfriend at Eagle Creek Trail in 2009 bailed out of jail in April only to be re-arrested after prosecutors said he violated his release agreement.

On the Marks: Dist. 52 candidates talk next moves

Talk about the chance to Mark your ballot.

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Women pastors lead all three UCC congregations in the Gorge

Faith, not gender, guides Allen, Ryan, Stifter in their work

A little over five years ago when Deb Allen became the first woman pastor at the United Church of Christ, which has been in The Dalles for more than 150 years, she didn’t think it was a big deal.

Fresh Start Culinary Arts seeks applicants for summer

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program, based at Riverside Community Church, is recruiting students for the next term, which begins May 31.

‘Reimagine Education’ community forum happens May 26

On May 26, state and local leaders will be holding an education forum at Best Western Hood River Inn from 6-7:30 p.m.

Entertainment update

Entertainment update for May 21, 2016

Letters to the editor

Love, not hatred, Trumpsters union, Change plans in Cascade Locks, stand against coal

Another voice: Superintendent: thank you, community, for your bond vote support

Thank you to the voters of Hood River County for your overwhelming support of our youth and our schools with the passage of Measure 14-58, the school facilities bond. Our school district educators are humbled by your vote of confidence and your dedication to the future of our community - our children.

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Eagles girls lacrosse headed to semifinal matchup with Lincoln after come-from-behind OT victory over Sherwood

Facing a one-goal deficit at the half, the HRV girls lacrosse team didn’t seem worried. Players smiled as they trotted back to the sideline for a pep talk from Head Coach Andrew McElderry and Assistant Coach Bekah Rottenberg. Players swayed back and forth to Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” that was pumped out from the speakers at Henderson Community Stadium.

Steven Crouch and the Eagle lacrosse unloads on La Salle in regular season finale, sends HRV to the playoffs

It may not have been the way they originally expected to make it, but the Eagles officially qualified for the Oregon boys lacrosse playoffs, grabbing the penultimate spot available in the 24-team tournament.

Eagles baseball team looking to make another deep 5A playoff run

The two-time Columbia River Conference and defending 5A baseball state champion Hood River Valley Eagles begin their quest for a repeat when they host an OSAA first-round state tournament contest at 4:30 p.m. May 25.

HRV tennis teams’ seasons come to an end at Special District 1 championships

Both the girls and the boys tennis teams’ seasons came to an end last weekend at the Special District 1 championships, held in Bend for the girls and Hermiston for the boys, where neither team had players that qualified for the 5A state tournament.