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Eagle football opens with Jamboree

Dylan Peterson (2) of the Hood River Valley varsity squad loses his helmet during a gang tackle against Summit during Friday’s football jamboree at Henderson Stadium.

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HRV Soccer Preview: Eagles confident they’ll reach finals a third straight year

The defending OSAA Class 5A boys soccer state champion Hood River Valley High Eagles have advanced to the state finals the last two years. The Eagles, guided by sixth-year head coach Jaime Rivera and assistant Felipe Rayo, have another talented squad again this season and they’ll be seeking to return to the state championship game for a third straight year.

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Local weightlifter places sixth at USA Nationals

2009 HRVHS graduate Amy Hay recently traveled to Dallas, Texas, to compete at the USA Weightlifting National Championships. Hay is the top ranked weightlifter in Oregon and Washington based off of Sinclair Score (pound for pound strength).

New principals at HRCSD, Horizon

With the Hood River County School District and Horizon Christian School back in session Sept. 8, there’s been a fair amount of buzzing around the various sites in the past week or so. And for four new principals — two of whom are new to the area — the work is just beginning.

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USDA loans Cascade Locks $3.7 million for water system upgrade

The City of Cascade Locks is set to receive $3.7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to overhaul its long-suffering water infrastructure.

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Hood River Art Club People’s Choice award goes to Joanne Pollack

The Hood River Art Club announces its People’s Choice award, won during the club’s 66th anniversary show at the History Museum of Hood River County this July, has gone to local artist Joanne Pollack.

Immigrant rights leader speaks in HR on Sept. 6

Andrea Miller, executive director of the Oregon Latino immigrant-rights organization CAUSA, will be in Hood River Sept. 6 to speak at a service of the Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

HRMS teacher studies in Germany

This summer, 100 American and Canadian educators traveled to Germany for two weeks, all-expenses-paid, as fellows of the Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP).

Police Log, Aug. 17 to 23

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

Sheriff Log, Aug. 14 to 24

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

Soccer Assist: Kudos for thoughtful behind-scenes work

Talk about tending to the goal.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 29

‘Great event;' Know your dog; ‘Families’ fun

Editor's Notebook: Roanoke tragedy asks, ‘are we slaves to our technology?’

How does one respond to the murders on camera of Allison Parker and Alan Ward Wednesday in Roanoke, Va.?

Gorge Kids Tri adds music fest to lineup

Weekend of music, athletics to benefit School Dist. programs on Sept. 19 and 20

The Gorge Kids Triathlon keeps growing.

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The Porch for Aug. 29

KUMARI UPDATE: Peter Marbach, a Hood River photographer and friend of Kumari, Nepal, takes his message of help to the flagship store of the L.L. Bean, in Freetown, Maine on Aug. 28.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 29

Elks Comedy Night Aug. 29; Maryhill Museum of Art celebrates Stonehenge; more

Updated: Body of missing paddle boarder found in Columbia River

Law enforcement recovered the body of a missing paddle boarder Wednesday morning from the Columbia River, just west of Hood River.

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Fire brushes downtown Cascade Locks

Blaze claims Port storage; several homes evacuated, no one injured

The most destructive wildfire of 2015 in Hood River County took out two buildings but no homes, forced evacuations, and charred trees and brush on a hillside near downtown Cascade Locks Thursday night.

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The dogs are going to the Berens

Betsy Berens has always had dogs. She has not always been a doggy foster parent.

Pets for Vets comes to Gorge

Kelly Dennis, of Underwood, has just brought a national pet-matching program to the Gorge.