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‘Age of Dignity’ discussion series starts Oct. 22

With most of the 400 copies of “The Age of Dignity” now out in the greater Gorge, the Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) is gearing up for the second part of their book program: Discussion groups.

Advocacy Center holds fundraiser Oct. 22

Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center (CGCAC) will be holding its fifth annual fundraising event on Oct. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars.

Gorge receives national honor this weekend

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will honor the Columbia Gorge Region, Oregon and Washington at its RWJF Culture of Health Prize National Celebration and Learning Event this weekend at its headquarters in Princeton, N.J.

County continues marijuana hearings

Hood River County Board of Commissioners heard another round of impassioned testimony as they drew closer to adopting a set of rules for marijuana businesses outside city limits.

Jim Crary challenges Greg Walden for Dist. 2

Retired Ashland attorney lists campaign finance reform as his top goal

Retired attorney Jim Crary, a Democrat from Ashland, is running to unseat longtime U.S. Rep. Greg Walden from Oregon’s Second Congressional District.

DeeTour hotel decision appealed to County Board of Commissioners

Backers of a hotel add-on at DeeTour, a proposed concert venue in the upper valley, have challenged Planning Commission’s decision to deny the project.

Q and A, Oregon House District 52 opponents

Mark Reynolds and Mark Johnson discuss their views for candidacy.

Pet of the week: Bungee loves to hop in for a snuggle

Bungee has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.

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Master Gardeners now taking applications

Do you want to be involved with a service program that outreaches and educates about sustainable gardening practices in your community?

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Deputy DA speaks on domestic violence

A ‘profound lack of understanding’

Calling it “a disease that touches all of us,” Deputy District Attorney Carrie Rasmussen told her own family’s story of domestic abuse, as keynote speaker at the Helping Hands Against Violence candlelight vigil Oct. 12 at Georgiana Smith Gardens.

Asai, Sankari named Merit scholars

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Hood River Valley High School seniors Douglas Asai and Pico Sankari as Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of Commendation from the school and NMSC, which conducts the program has been presented to these scholastically talented seniors.

Hood River student wins scholarships

Lauren Gray, a 2013 graduate of Hood River Valley High School, has won two college scholarships while attending University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.

Elks select Skwarczynski, Walker as Sept. students of the month

Julia Skwarczynski and Abby Walker, two Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as this school year’s first Elks Students of the Month. Both were presented checks for $100 in recognition of their volunteer efforts and achievements at school during last week’s lodge meeting.

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Mid Valley move

Hood River Rotary completed a mascot relocation project at Mid Valley Elementary on Oct. 13.

‘Double hit’: Ballots, tax statements in the mail

An estimated 14,000 ballots – a county record – go out Wednesday, meaning they will arrive in homes in the next few days, at the same time as the new quarterly property tax statements from Hood River County