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Reese receives Ford Foundation scholarship

The Ford Family Foundation of Roseburg, Ore., has recognized Parkdale resident Kristin Reese with a Ford Community Fellowship award. This honor is given to residents in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif., who demonstrate a commitment to community service and to the pursuit of rural community vitality.

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Tyson Miller gains ag experience, has fun, in FFA

Tyson Miller, 16, Hood River Valley High School sophomore, has been busy the past few weeks, helping get ready for the school’s 8th Annual FFA Steak Feed and Silent Auction fundraiser, held today (April 25) in the HRVHS cafeteria and Commons beginning at 6 p.m.

Hood River City Council talks train safety on Monday

Train safety, affordable housing, and parking are ongoing issues Hood River City Council will deal with Monday in its regular meeting, 6 p.m. at City Hall.

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In extra innings, Hood River Valley baseball wins thriller over Pendleton

Eagles hold off Buckaroos, 2-1 in Hood River; go up 2-1 in the season series against league opponents

There may not have been much offense to speak of from either team, but Tuesday’s home game between the Hood River Valley Eagles and the Pendleton Buckaroos still provided plenty of excitement.

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Hood River 14&U water polo takes bronze at Rose Cup tourney

Hood River Water Polo’s 14&under team traveled to the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center last weekend to play in the Rose Cup Tournament, an annual three-day event in Beaverton that attracted competitive teams from Canada, Oregon and Washington.

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Gap looms in Port of Hood River waterfront path project

The Port of Hood River’s dream of a seamless pedestrian path connecting the entire waterfront has hit a major hurdle — a legal gap severs the Port’s and Naito Development LLC’s respective trail plans.

Death notices for April 25

Ruth Nelson, William Mohr, Mary Covey, Bette Benjamin, William Logue

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Hood River kidnap-rape suspect found dead in jail

A Hood River man accused of eight separate felonies including kidnap and rape was found dead at Northern Oregon Region Corrections Facility in The Dalles Wednesday morning.

Parkdale News: Upgrades springing up at Mt. Hood Town Hall

Spring is usually the time we think about sprucing things up around our homes and the Mt. Hood Town Hall is no exception.

Van Voasts celebrate 62 years

Dick and Fern Van Voast will celebrate their 62 wedding anniversary on May 3, 2015.

Yesteryears: Georgiana Smith Memorial Park expanding in 2005

Ground was broken Monday for the Georgiana Smith Memorial Park project, which will expand the library grounds into an adjoining lot west and create new landscaping with additional paths and seating areas, while keeping the popular open lawn area. Virginia Hosford, Library Foundation member, told the 30-40 people who came to celebrate the event that the project was the culmination of the efforts of many people.

Entertainment Update for April 22

Buetow, Hazelnuts at Everybody’s; Jazz fusion show May 21; more

Gorge Lit seeks writers of poetry, short fiction, essays

May 1 dealine nears for entries

The Gorge Literary Journal, a new voice for writers in the Columbia Gorge, is soliciting short original works for publication. Partnering with The Hood River News, selected items will appear in a special newspaper section this summer. There is no financial remuneration for acceptance.

Green acts count

This is Earth Day, though plenty has happened last weekend and will happen this weekend as the greater Gorge community rallies around the need to conserve, reduce, and help the earth recover.

Letters to the Editor for April 22

Water concerns; For Reitz; For Wilhelm; more

Victim’s name release was a mistake not to be repeated

Last week the Hood River News did something that should not have happened: we published the name of a victim of a felony abuse crime.

FFA excels in Career Development events

Three FFA chapters gathered at Hood River Valley High School Wednesday, April 17, for the Shop Skills and Floriculture Career Development Events (CDE) contests.

Washougal mayor to camp by railroad tracks

Sean Guard will gather data about train frequency

Washougal Mayor Sean Guard plans to spend a week camping at 32nd and Main streets, to record the number of trains that travel through the city.

Kayaker drowns on White Salmon River

A kayaker lost his life in the White Salmon River on April 12. Sergeant Joe Riggers of the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Department took the call at 1:44 p.m.

Oil spill plan in update

Draft is online, public asked to leave comments

What would happen if oil spilled along the Middle Columbia River?