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Playground Moved

At May Street School, crews with Kirby Nagelhout Construction are working throughout winter break to prepare new playground areas on the east side of the campus in time for resumption of school on Monday.

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Friends announces Gorge photo contest winners

Hood River photographer Linda Steider awarded top prize in wildlife category

Friends of the Columbia Gorge announced Matt Meisenheimer of Janesville, Wisc., as the grand prize winner of its third annual photo contest. The submission period for the contest ended on Sept. 10, a week after the outbreak of the Eagle Creek fire.

Sheriff Log, Dec. 18 to Jan. 1

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

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First Baby 2018: Odell family welcomes Greyson Murillo on Jan. 2

The first week of January will always be a special time for the Murillo family of Odell.

Panel speaks Jan. 10 on Hanford Site

The Pacific Northwest is home to the United States' most contaminated place, the Hanford Nuclear Site.

Bridge electronic tolling system goes online

When toll rates go up Feb. 1, crossings at the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge will be cheaper for residents who are signed up for electronic tolling.

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Introducing: Alex Marquez

With “Introducing,” Hood River News begins a new series of profiles, a standing set of questions we will put to local residents to get to know them a little better.

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ODFW: No wolves released in HR Co.

Rumors that wolves have been let loose in the Hood River Valley sparked local conversations — but according to the Oregon Department of Wildlife, those stories were false.

Team registration open for Google Wind Challenge

Middle and high school team registration is now open for the sixth annual Google Wind Challenge coming to the Gorge on March 17 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles.

Business notes for Jan. 6

Business Notes for Jan. 6: Housing Plan, Compass Family Medicine

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The Ale List: Ferment nears opening, pFriem scores gold in Brussels

Ferment Brewery is just months away from its long-standing goal of establishing a Hood River footprint.

Police Log, Dec. 19 to 28

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

MLK Day celebrated on Jan. 15

Music, potluck will follow ‘Conoce tus Derechos’ workshop, ICE detainees’ stories

Gorge residents are invited to celebrate the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15 at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State streets in downtown Hood River.

Final decision on Vancouver oil terminal nears

Following a recommendation by Washington state energy regulators to deny a Columbia River oil terminal, Gov. Jay Inslee will have the last say on the project’s outcome.

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2017 IN REVIEW: A Year of Fire & Ice, part 2

In July, The Hood River-Tsuruta Sister City program marked its 40th anniversary with a dinner and program attended by visiting Tsuruta guests. A Hood River delegation traveled to Tsuruta in October.