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Castillo-Flores named to White House internship

Yonny Castillo-Flores, a 2011 Hood River Valley High School graduate, has been named a White House Intern for summer 2015.

44 Trails Association hosts Trailgate event on July 11

Celebrate the world of Mt. Hood single track at Trailgate, hosted by the 44 Trails Association and the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Bagge Gardens holds last gospel garden concert

Bagge Gardens, located at 1805 Carroll Rd., Mosier, will hold its last-ever gospel music garden concert on July 18 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Prevention Dept. partners listed

Here is the full list of recipients of certificates of appreciation from the Hood River County Prevention Program last month:

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Katie Crafts is addicted to high latitudes: Wanders and wonders in Antarctica and Alaska

“How much money do you have?”

Entertainment Update for July 1

Eddie Corduroy plays July 2; Trout Lake Fair July 31; more

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Moving 4th-ward: Four facts for a safe, fun, litter-free celebration

Hood River County hosts two parades that are definitely kid-friendly.

Enter parenting pix contest by June 30

There is still time to share your photos of summer fun with the community, in a photo contest sponsored The Next Door Inc.

Choose a Vacation Bible School to experience

Tucker Road Baptist Church — July 13-17: The theme of this year’s VBS is “Journey off the Map,” for children ages 4-5, 6-8, and 9-11, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Arnold celebrates 50 years of dance Saturday

Charlotte Arnold is celebrating 50 years of tap instruction with a special dance performance on June 27 at the Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive, from 2-5 p.m.

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Church News: Valley Worship Center honors Stephen Nance

On Father’s Day, June 21, members and leadership of Valley Worship Center honored long time member and resident of the Mid-Columbia, Stephen R. Nance, for 41 years of service as the church Secretary/Treasurer and Bookkeeper.

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‘Water is survival': County Commission declares drought

Three main irrigation districts request users cut back by 25 percent

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a countywide drought declaration at a special meeting Wednesday. The resolution will go to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk for executive action.

Entertainment Update for June 27

‘Daddies,’ more at Everybody’s; more

JIM DRAKE’S ENTERTAINMENT BLOG: The voices have the power for ‘Independence Eve’

My timing was perfect the other evening. Not only did I catch the Columbiaires at band practice for the upcoming “Independence Eve” show at the Bingen Theater, but I managed to show up exactly during the fairly lengthy power failure that White Salmon and Bingen were experiencing at the time.

Yesteryears: John Weber retires from HR Port in 1995

It was an emotional evening for returning Port of Hood River Commissioner John Weber Tuesday as he attended a reception in his honor followed by his final commission meeting. People came from Salem and Portland as well as the Mid-Columbia to congratulate Webber on a job — many jobs — well done during his 24 years on the commission.