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Police Log, Nov. 27 to Dec. 10

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

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FutureBus visits Cascade Locks Elementary

The Beaverton School District’s “FutureBus,” a mobile maker-space and design studio, visited Cascade Locks Elementary School Dec. 14. In this unique partnership, a team from Beaverton shared design-thinking and robotics curriculum as well as what they’ve learned in two years running the FutureBus, stated a press release.

Pet of the Week: Gus the Yorkie is ‘sweetest in town’

Gus has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He is about 2 years old, and volunteers say he’s the sweetest little Yorkie in town!

How to help during the holidays

Updated for Dec. 16 edition

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First Lego League: Robotics winners announced from The Dalles Tournaments

Thirty-six teams of students ages 9 to 14 competed at the First Lego League (FLL) robotics tournaments on Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10. The Dalles Middle School event welcomed teams from as far as Hermiston, Heppner, Irrigon and Ione as well as Klickitat, Stevenson, Dufur, Mosier, Centerville, Hood River and The Dalles. Eleven teams were chosen to advance to the state competition in Hillsboro in January.

HRV seniors follow detailed steps to meeting college deadlines

As temperatures begin to drop, stress levels start to lower for seniors at Hood River Valley High School applying to college.

Sheriff's Log, Nov. 26 to Dec. 10

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

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Menorah Installed

A menorah is in place at Second and State streets, next to the community Christmas tree.

How to help during the holidays

Wells Fargo bank branches throughout Oregon and S.W. Washington are helping out those in need by collecting donations of food and toys this month.

Students of the Month: Elks Lodge honors Zorza and Castañeda

Makena Zorza and Janessa Castañeda, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the Hood River Elks Lodge November Students of the Month.

City raises concerns over NORCOR

Council members to talk with county about draft letter

NORCOR’s treatment of juveniles and immigration detainees dominated Hood River City Council discussion on Monday.

Sales Tax: County gets mixed results from survey

A public survey about a proposed countywide sales tax got a lukewarm reception.

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Changes ‘in the works’ for youths held at NORCOR

By NEITA CECIL, The Dalles Chronicle

Wasco County officials reversed themselves Friday and said they would be comfortable lodging youth in the local juvenile detention facility after announcing Wednesday they would send juveniles elsewhere following a critical report on the facility.

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Food for a caring community

A short drive down Cascade Locks’ main drive should last for months.

HR County joins response on facility

Following a deeply critical report about juvenile inmate conditions at the regional jail, Hood River County will join a multi-county response drafted by attorneys.