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Planting a ‘Monofir’

What looks like a tall Ponderosa pine or Douglas fir near Tucker Road is a new 111-foot AT&T “monofir” cell-tower, approved by Hood River County in June.

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HR Police serve meal for stranded bus riders on Christmas

Dozens of stranded travelers got a surprise Dec. 25 when police dished them up a holiday meal cooked by a local chef.

CASA seeks community support

Thanks to the generosity of the Gorge community, this past year, almost three-quarters of children in foster care in Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties had a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer on their side, looking out for their best interests, stated a CASA press release.

United Way invites applications for 2018-19

The United Way of the Columbia Gorge is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 allocations period.

Hood River Distillers sells its Pendleton brand

Becle, S.A.B. de C.V., announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Pendleton Whisky brand assets from Hood River Distillers, Inc. Becle has agreed to pay $205 million.

NW Graphic Works moves

Northwest Graphic Works has moved to a new 4,000 square foot facility.

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Christmas giving on Wheels

Giving is a firm tradition in many corners of Hood River County, and among those recurring chapters is the one at Hood River Valley Adult Center, home to a community center, thrift shop, and senior nutrition program.

Providence lists its 2018 community contributions

Providence Hood River has announced its end-of-year contributions totaling $104,000.

Oregon Community Foundation awards Gorge STEAM program

In November, The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) Board of Directors approved more than $3.7 million in grants to metro Portland nonprofits.

How to help during the holidays, Dec. 23 edition

Blanket Drive returns, more

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Parents, roasting company grind it out for May Street

Christmas is a time of fragrant traditions, none more so than the eighth annual May Street Elementary School coffee sale.

Community Health official lends a hand to Children’s Advocacy Ctr.

Center’s holiday wish list: more providers to collaborate and respond to growing needs

One Community Health’s (OCH) Kristen Foskett, a certified family nurse practitioner, has recently teamed up with Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center (CGCAC) to help provide qualified child abuse screenings, specialized sexual assault screenings, and support services at the center, located in Hood River.

County Clerk notes dates for Jan. 23 special election

A special election will be held throughout Oregon on Jan. 23 on Measure 101, which “approves temporary assessments to fund health care for low-income individuals and families, and to stabilize health insurance premiums,” according to the referendum text. It also will provide “temporary assessments on insurance companies, some hospitals, and other providers of insurance or health care coverage.

‘12 Columns of Christmas’ sales help Warming Shelter

Hood River News offers updated copies of “12 Columns of Christmas,” a collection of Christmas editorials from 2001-2012.

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Winning wreath

The winning team from the Dec. 9 Parkhurst Place wreath contest was Pacific Northwest Federal Credit Union. Their wreath, made of blue Christmas bulbs, is above; at right are other entries in the contest.