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Marimba ‘Mid Winter Party’

A marimba “Mid-Winter Dance Party” for all ages happens Feb. 19 at Bingen Theater in Bingen.

YESTERYEARS: School District No. 3 projects new high school on May Street in 1926

A number of important matters were disposed of by the board of directors of School District No. 3 at the meeting last Monday. Among the subjects which came up was that of the projected building of a new senior high school on the new tract on May St., which was originally acquired for a union high school site. The question is one which, at a later date, will probably be submitted to the taxpayers for consideration and decision.

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Are You Ready? Survival 101

Experts list the simple tools of staying alive

Hood River is known as an outdoor mecca, and with the increase in traffic comes an increase in the calls for lost or injured recreationalists.

Lyle School celebrates standout science student

Gage Mattox, Lyle High School 11th grader, has been nominated and accepted to attend the prestigious National Youth Leadership Forum for Medicine this summer at the University of California Berkeley.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Imagining a world with no winners and no losers

I ask a lot of folks how and why they got started in music, and their answers are always enjoyable because of personal reasons near and dear to one’s heart.

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The Ale List: Sense of Place lecture focuses on ‘hoppy history’

Today brings the chance to hear about beer from one of Oregon’s true experts, Dave Logsdon: Full Sail founding brewer, co-founder of Wyeast Labs and, for the past eight years, the man whose name is on a long list of award-winning Belgian-style ales.

Free tax help through April in HR and TD

AARP Tax Aide program sites are now open through the end of tax season. Certified trained volunteers man the sites, sponsored by AARP in cooperation with the IRS. The help is free and preference is given to adults 60 and over and low- and moderate-income taxpayers.

Sheriff Log, Jan. 24 to 31

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

Police Log, Jan. 25 to 31

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

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24 Hours in Burns: A judge rubs elbows with Al Jazeera, Oath Keepers and the FBI

Last week I filled in for the lone Circuit Court Judge for Grant and Harney counties. Burns is the county seat of Harney County. Previously known for the bird haven Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the area is now also nationally known for the armed occupation of that refuge.

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 3

ADA question; ‘Local’ sticker; Homeless concerns; more

Staying Alive: ‘AED’ is the latest example of many ways firefighters serve the county

Local firefighters found a fitting alternate meaning of the acronym AED — which officially means automatic external defibrillator, but now also stands for “Amazing Ellen Dittebrandt” for the firefighter (and artist, and athlete) who was a cornerstone of Hood River Fire & EMS and lead CPR instructor who tragically died in August 2014.

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‘Stayin’ Alive’: Local businesses put firefighter AED program in full force

Hood River Fire’s AED program has taken on a mission to connect local businesses with the training and gear they need to keep visitors safe when emergencies strike.

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Timberline Trail finally being reconnected

Opening 40-mile trek around Mt. Hood

The Timberline Trail has always been one of the very best hikes in the Pacific Northwest.

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White Salmon Library closing Feb. 1 for remodeling

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District will temporarily close its White Salmon Valley branch for remodeling, beginning Monday, Feb. 1, through early March.

Troutdale Energy Center plan abandoned

Backers of a proposed power plant near the Troutdale airport have withdrawn their siting application with state regulators and abandoned their plans, a victory for environmental and other groups that had opposed the plant.

Employment stays level in HR County

Though Hood River County in December fell to fourth best in the state in unemployment rates, jobs have stayed roughly the same.

Providence, nurses association agree on two-year contract

Nurses at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital approved a new, two-year contract with the hospital that improves patient care and helps attract and retain highly-qualified nurses.

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Dough-n’t miss this pizza party

Super Bowl 50 is Sunday

Super Bowl weekend arrives — finally — and anyone wanting to watch the Broncos vs. Panthers can find it in plenty of places, from private parties to big-screens in local bars and restaurants.