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Sen. Wyden pitches new bridge bill

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has introduced a bill that would create a grant program for repairing and replacing outdated bridges.

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Little Pantry family project helps those in need

For Katie Roof and her son, Milo, 7, community service is a tangible, everyday affair.

HR County seeks grants for Kingsley campground projects

Replacing Kingsley Campground after a planned flood will take grant support.

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Town Houses on Oak

New view properties rise above Oak Street as Hood River’s SMP Construction frames up the three town house duplexes between Seventh and Eighth streets.

Parks announce local government grants

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (ORPD) has opened the grant cycle for the 2018 Local Government Grant Program (LGGP).

Lions pick up trees Saturday

“Cleaning up after Christmas is tiring enough without having to load a dry, needle-dropping old tree into your car and haul it to the transfer station. You’re thinking, ‘There’s got be an easier way,’” said Scott Thomson, Lions tree pickup chair.

STEM Hub awards teacher grants

The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub recently announced the recipients of the winter 2017-18 STEM Educator Microgrants.

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Ecology Institute hosts volunteer workshop Thursday

The Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute is hosting a free volunteer workshop for anyone interested in learning about place-based education in the Gorge and local volunteer opportunities in environmental education. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Hood River Library Meeting Room, 502 State St., downtown Hood River.

Yackley, Henson named ‘Hearts of Gold’

Providence Foundation honorees share visions for a healthier Gorge

For its 2018 Hearts of Gold celebration, the Providence Hood River Foundation will honor two community members whose golden hearts shine brightly.

Red Cross issues ‘urgent’ call for blood donations for Northwest

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.

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Car winner

Evelyn Charity of Hood River is the winner of the Nissan Leaf electric car, won in a drawing held at Riverside Community Church. Charity, a long-time RCC member, had her name selected on Dec. 20 from nearly 400 tickets, sold by the church to raise funds for its outreach and justice work and to promote the transition to e-cars and clean energy.

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Voters asked to rule on healthcare Measure 101

Ballots are in the hands of voters for an unusual single-topic election on Jan. 23.

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Sen. Merkley holds town hall Sunday in Cascade Locks

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Hood River, Wasco and Multnomah counties on Sunday, Jan. 14.

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Hood River Port hires bridge replacement project director

The Port of Hood River has hired a new specialist as it takes steps toward replacing the interstate bridge.

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Science Wizards learn by teaching

Coming to a classroom near you

What if there were magical high schoolers who could come to your classroom and teach your science class for the day?