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Trail help needed at Binns Hill

Dirt Surfer and other sections of trail 160 north of Binns Hill Staging Area were damaged by a timber sale during fall 2016, and are in need of repair.

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Facing the Big One: Public learns about Cascadia quake at open house

Scenes of devastation await Oregon when — not if, according to state emergency officials — the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake hits the Pacific Coast, impacting millions.

‘Kindergarten Roundup’ May 1-5 for Hood River County School District

The Hood River County School District will hold its annual “Kindergarten Roundup” May 1-5.

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Rotary Peace Pole

Aryan Argrawal, exchange student from India, right, joins Rotarians last week at the dedication of the Peace Pole at the city-owned Jackson Park in Hood River.

Sheriff Log, April 16 to 22

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

Hood River County election ballots are in the mail

Ballots are heading to county voters Wednesday.

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ODOT ‘Gorge Express’ bus service returns next month

The shuttle service will likely extend to Hood River next year.

Helping Hands honors supporters on April 26

Helping Hands Against Violence program will be honoring those who have served survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

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Climate and Justice March April 29

Events show resistance to the ‘Trump agenda’

A coalition of youth, indigenous, Latino and environmental groups are planning a People’s Climate and Justice March on Saturday, April 29 in Hood River.

Vanessa Silva and Alexander Pedroza named Elks March Students of the Month

Vanessa Silva and Alexander Pedroza, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the March Elks Students of the Month.

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Children’s Park Repairs

Plywood boards cover portions of the Children’s Park; the play structure will re-open in about three weeks, following its closure in March for safety reasons.

Missing woman found dead in Columbia River in HR

Holly Lester, a 27-year-old woman from Seattle, had been missing since March 15.

Man flees police in HR, falls to death from cliff

A 20-year-old man suspected of shoplifting Walmart fell to his death near Westcliff Drive while trying to evade police.

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Truck hauling boulders crashes into trees

The truck slid down an embankment at the gravel lot across from Les Schwab Tire.

CarFit Technician training held April 30

There will be a CarFit Technician training class at the Hood River Valley Adult Center on Sunday, April 30 beginning at 1 p.m. This four-hour training course will allow participants to become fully certified to help run CarFit events.