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13-pound meth bust on I-84 near Mosier

A Monday traffic stop on Interstate 84 near Mosier yielded 13 pounds of methamphetamine, authorities say.

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Bitter loss to TD dashes HRV play-in hopes

Dakota Murr scores 53 points to lead TD rally

For the second year in a row, the battle for the final play-in spot in the Columbia River Conference depended heavily on the outcome of the final matchup between HRV and The Dalles.

Ski news: HRV ski team sweeps Mt. Hood League

Skiers head to state championships next week at Mt. Hood Meadows

Coming as no surprise to anyone, the HRV boys and girls ski teams are once again champions of the Mt. Hood League, officially taking the title last week after winning a giant slalom (GS) competition at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl on Saturday, which was the last event of the regular season. It was the team’s fifth victory in as many races this season.

Osprey compete well at 10U champs

Four swimmers from the Hood River Valley Swim Team (HRVST) qualified and competed at the Arena Oregon Swimming 10 & Under Championships held in Springfield this past weekend. The fastest swimmers from all over the state of Oregon and southwest Washington compete at this championship meet.

Death Notices for Feb. 25: Roger Justesen, Howard Kinzey and Stanford Harvey

Roger Justesen, Howard Kinzey and Stanford Harvey

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Ice causes crashes on Dee Highway Thursday

Multiple crashes have resulted from an icy section of Dee Highway (Hwy. 281) near milepost 8.

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 22

Keep the forest; Congratulations; more

Honoring Loyalty: Oregon rightfully saves the date: Feb. 19: Our necessary ‘Day of Remembrance’

The words from 1980 echo today: the promulgation of Executive Order 9066 was not justified by military necessity and that the decision to issue the order was shaped by “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership.”

Legislative Letter: Elliott Forest should have followed Hood River model

Last week, Oregonians from all sides erupted over one topic: The Elliott State Forest. It’s an 80,000 acre forested parcel located near the Southern Oregon coast — and it will soon be in private hands when the State Land Board sells it for $220.8 million.

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2017 INNOVATIVE TEACHING GRANTS: Education Foundation announces new funds

The Hood River County Education Foundation has awarded its annual grants to Hood River County School staff for funding innovative educational projects. Each year the foundation accepts grants from teachers and staff for enhancing student learning.

CGCC master plan aims for ‘cost-effective’ degree route, service to Hispanics

A “constant focus on student success,” outreach to the region’s Hispanic community and reinvigorated industry partnerships provide the compass points in 2017 for Columbia Gorge Community College, which entered the new year with a strategic roadmap to turn those priorities into reality, according to a press release.

Speech-Debate team readies for busy spring

Ten Hood River Valley High School students competed in the Feb. 11 Saints Invitational Forensics Tournament held at Mt Hood Community College.

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‘Green’ gainers

Hood River team Men In Green (back rows) won the field competition first place award at the recent Super Qualifiers in Portland.

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CAT seeks feedback on plan improvements

Columbia Area Transit (CAT) is proposing several bus route improvements as part of the new Hood River County Transit Master Plan. The goal of the plan is to enhance public access to key destinations for people of all ages and abilities by expanding the area’s public bus service in the near term and over the next 20 years.

Hood River Library partners with Kickstand

The Hood River Library will partner with Kickstand Coffee & Kitchen to provide a once-monthly book club located at the café.

Tri-County Recycling announces collection events

Tri-County Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program hold hazardous waste collection events periodically throughout the year around the Gorge.

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Yesteryears: Lack of funds puts pool opening in jeopardy in 1987

There won’t be any swimming in Hood River’s aging municipal swimming pool this year unless between $30,000 an $50,000 is raised by April 1 for long-needed repairs, city council members decided Monday.

Remembering my wicked mother: Not all Rainbows and Unicorns

Generally speaking, when someone dies and their friends and family gather together to celebrate their life and honor their memory, we like to remember the good times, to talk about how wonderful they were, how kind and generous and loving. We talk about the good things they did, their accomplishments, all those things that touched our lives in positive ways.

‘Tongue Twister’ benefits SMART literacy program Feb. 24

With a new location and a familiar set of faces, the SMART Tongue Twister Tournament returns Feb. 24 for its seventh year.