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Playground Structure Replacement: Children’s Park campaign begins, needs to raise $100,000

The Children’s Park Steering Committee has announced that it needs to raise $100,000 in donations to replace the deteriorating play structure at Hood River Children’s Park at the corner of Ninth and Eugene streets.

Elks choose Jordan Ziegner, Nicolette Paulus as Students of the Month

Jordan Ziegner and Nicolette Paulus, Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the Hood River Elks Lodge December Students of the Month.

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Community Ed moves to shared office space at Aquatic Center

Hood River Community Education’s programs range from youth basketball to backcountry hiking, and for years its direction by a staff of two people has all happened from a small second story office in Hood River.

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Trail damage mixed from Eagle Creek fire

It’s a scene of mixed results at the Eagle Creek burned area, with trails east of Cascade Locks faring better than the scorched terrain west of Multnomah Falls.

ODOT rockfall work at Rowena wraps up Jan. 22

The Dalles — Construction crews returned to the scene of a big rockfall along U.S. Highway 30 near Rowena Crest last week. They installed a steel screen to prevent the kind of rock slide that happened last spring, putting motorists at risk and forcing a closure of the highway. The work wrapped up Monday, Jan. 22.

Sheriff Log, Jan. 2 to 17

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

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‘Novice’ debate team earns first place

The Hood River Valley High School Novice debate team of Claire Powell and Jacob Kaplan placed first in Junior Public Forum debate at the Hap Hingston Invitational Tournament held Jan. 12-13 at Pacific University in Forest Grove.

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Wolves confirmed in Oregon’s east Cascades

At least two wolves have been sighted in the Cascade Mountains in Wasco County, according to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Bridge experts

The Port of Hood River held a work session Thursday, diving into policy options involved in replacing the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge.

CGOA, The Dalles Arts receive Oregon Arts Commission grants

Small grants that can make a large difference in ensuring arts access for rural Oregonians were awarded to 79 statewide arts organizations by the Oregon Arts Commission for 2018.

GasBuddy: average pump prices up 2.1 percent

Average retail gasoline prices in Oregon have risen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com’s daily survey of 1,307 gas outlets in Oregon. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.52, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.

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At vet’s, students glimpse working world

Life hits fast for most people once high school graduation passes by, which is why Nita Bozarth, a teacher at Hood River Valley High School, provides a course for students to gain experience outside of the classroom to help in that transition from high school to adulthood.

Police Log, Dec. 29 to Jan. 14

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

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The Ale List: Elks hosts second annual ‘Holiday Hangover’ on Jan. 27

Breweries in Gorge members will bring varied ales to event

Dark to light is the way the season is gradually going, and it describes the offerings at the Holiday Hangover Fest on Jan. 27.

2018 ‘Hearts of Gold’ honorees share visions for a healthier Gorge

To truly have a heart of gold, you must put others above yourself. For its 2018 Hearts of Gold celebration, the Providence Hood River Foundation will honor two community members whose golden hearts shine brightly.