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Postal service hits crunch time Monday

The triple treatment of reduced staffing, increased volume and bad weather over the past weeks has resulted in U.S. Mail delivery delayed into the evening hours for many recipients.

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DeeTour appeal fails due to deadlock

County Planning Commission votes 3-2 to deny appeal

An appeal against a concert and event venue planned for the unincorporated town of Dee has failed after Hood River County Planning Commissioners were unable to muster enough votes to make a decision Wednesday evening.

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Training, on the House

Firefighers, officers punch holes in 12th Street house to gain new skills before the place is torn down

Call it construction demolition.

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Rev. Maggie Sebastian, Emergency Voucher Program coordinator, lives ordination vows through service

Emergency Voucher Program coordinator Rev. Maggie Sebastian hit the ground running when she became the Clinical Chaplin at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital almost 3 years ago.

Lachino, McDowell named October ‘Students of the Month’

Diana Lachino and Mason McDowell, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as October “Students of the Month” for their outstanding commitment to community. Each student was presented with a check for $100 at a recent meeting.

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City Council passes resolution opposing coal, oil transport

Citing threats to public safety and the Gorge economy, Hood River City Council passed a resolution Monday calling for a ban on coal and oil transports through the Gorge

HR Lions Foundation awards 2014 grants

Ten community groups receive $68,500 Dec. 9

The Hood River Lions Club Foundation has selected 10 community organizations to share the generosity of an anonymous donor who, 16 years ago, gave the club $2.1 million and requested that the club’s foundation distribute the earnings to Hood River County organizations. This year, the charitable endowment provided the club with about $68,500 to donate. Fourteen non-profit organizations applied for the funds.

Vintage bicycles at WAAAM

On December 13, the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum will feature vintage bicycles for its Second Saturday event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. While the museum has several ordinary bicycles and safety bicycles in its collection, visitors are encouraged to bring a vintage bicycle to share.

CL Port hires Mayah Frank as recreation coordinator

The Port of Cascade Locks has selected Mayah Frank to fill the new full time position of Port Recreation Coordinator. Frank will focus on facilitating a year-round schedule of recreational events and programming in Cascade Locks. Frank arrives at a critical time as the Port is revising facility rental policies and fees.

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Pet of the Week: Tommy is a fun-loving hound

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Tommy as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

CGCC Foundation seeks support for scholarships

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Foundation sent out its annual campaign materials last week.

Update: Robotics events return Dec. 6, 7, and 13

Families and robot lovers of all ages are invited to watch the fun at the Columbia Gorge First Lego League (FLL) Tournaments in December.

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College looks at staff cuts, other bleak alternatives

Directors affirm Indian Creek will remain open

So many people showed up for Tuesday’s college board special meeting that a scheduled class switched rooms to give the board and public more space.

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HR City Council votes down Walmart expansion

Councilors vote 4-3 against; unknown if Walmart will appeal

In a lengthy land use hearing that was fraught with controversy, the Hood River City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to deny Walmart’s application to expand its Hood River location, ruling that the store’s vested right to do so had expired since expansion of the store hadn’t moved forward in years.

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Gale Arnold blends food and education at Odell FISH Food Bank location

The FISH Food Bank in Odell has opened many doors for the people of the community — and not just in the area of food assistance.