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Unitarians install new minister on Sunday

The community is invited to attend the installation of Rev. Judy Zimmerman, the first called minister of the Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (MCUUF).

Red Cross sets local Blood Mobile dates

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become everyday heroes by giving blood in celebration of Red Cross Month this March.

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Youth bring customized cheer to Hospice patients

Valentine’s Day received a personal touch from the Hood River Youth of Heart of Hospice (YoHOHs), who decorated custom cards for each Heart of Hospice patient.

Police Log, Feb. 23 to March 1

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

Sheriff Log, Feb. 22 to March 1

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

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Pet of the Week: Rocket the puppy loves tennis balls and snuggle time

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Rocket as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

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Seussville, USA

It is Read Across America Week, and local elementary schools are honoring Dr. Seuss March 3-6.

Hood River County Reads kicks off March 15

Where can people of all ages come together to read the same book, discuss its contents, participate in related activities and even hear it read over the radio?

Speech-Debate students compete at two tourneys

The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team continued its successful season at two regional tournaments in February.

Three robotics teams head to state this weekend

Occam’s Razor, Men in Green, Transformers get ready for First Tech

Dozens of high school robotics teams flocked to First Tech Challenge super-qualifier tournaments for the right to go to state this weekend.

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Bike donation spokesman wins Gorge Kids’ Soup

The youngest pitch-person came in first in last week’s Kids’ Gorge Kids Soup event.

Feast of Words March 7

The Hood River County Library Foundation will host its annual Feast of Words inside the downtown Hood River Library on March 7 from 6-9 p.m.

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Odell landmark reopens with new menu, name

Clems is reopening after a three month closure. The one-time convenience store and deli in downtown Odell is now a restaurant operated by longtime Hood River residents Graciela and Rodolfo Gomez.

HRVHS artists, writers win awards

‘Keys to Talent:’ students excel in creative works

Hood River Valley High School honored artists and writers on Friday with an all-school Fine Arts assembly.

First Book grants announced

On January 29, the Hood River First Book Advisory Board awarded the following grants to these literacy programs: