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New Business Profile: On the Heights, Tropicali Fruit satisfies ‘cravings’ for Mexico

Alfonso and Sylvia Delgadillo have enjoyed a steady stream of loyal customers since opening Tropicali Fruit, their Heights-area business serving Mexican-inspired fresh fruit cups, smoothies, juices and sorbets.

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Drug dog goes from Shelter to Sheriff

Luke patrols with Deputy Travis Paulsen

One of the newest additions to the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office has already been making a name for himself around the department, helping deputies make drug bust after drug bust — and looking pretty adorable in the process.

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Melodi Johnson makes difference as nurse, legislator’s wife

Melodi Johnson is recognizable as the wife of Rep. Mark Johnson, R-Hood River. After all, her face adorned his campaign fliers during the last election cycle, too (definitely not her idea), and she is often seen at a variety of events, either alone or with her husband.

Zumba event helps Lila May Schow on Saturday

Cancer victim, 4, loves to dance

Friends and family continue to work, and play, on behalf of Lila May Schow, a Hood River four-year-old who is fighting cancer.

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Man charged with murder in 2009 Eagle Creek death

A Bend man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a Portland woman that occurred in 2009 west of Cascade Locks.

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Darren Nichols resigns as Gorge Commission executive director

Will take job in Seattle in April after three years with Gorge Comission

Columbia River Gorge Commission executive director Darren Nichols will leave the Commission in April to take on a new role as the Associate Director of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center in Seattle.

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AVID learners need tutors

Hood River County School District middle and high school students are AVID for college.

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Funland finale?

Rasmussens will sell famed Pine Grove destination farm

For Lynn and Dollie Rasmussen, 2015 will be a landmark year, but without the land.

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Caregiver accused of stealing patient’s money over a period of years

A Hood River caregiver is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after allegedly stealing well over $10,000 from a female patient of hers over a period of three years.

Small Business Showcase March 13

Small Business Showcase returns March 13 to a new location – Butler Bank Building, 301 Oak St.

‘Destination Weddings’ magazine debuts this week

A new Hood River-based publication hits the stands this week. Destination Weddings: Columbia River Gorge is a full-size magazine dedicated to the growing wedding industry in the Gorge.

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HRVHS AP History students enjoy Progressive-era dinner

History came alive last Friday in the AP U.S. History class at the Hood River Valley High School. Students participated in a Progressive Era dinner party with interactive roles as historical figures.

Elks Lodge names Bell, McLean January students of the month

Joy Bell and Lucy McLean have been selected as January Students of the Month by the Hood River Elks Lodge and were presented $100 checks at a recent Lodge meeting. Both are seniors at Hood River Valley High School. They, along with the other monthly winners, will be honored at a banquet on May 31 of this year.

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Maurer house fire ruled accidental, precise cause remains unknown

The cause of the Jan. 30 fire that destroyed a Westcliff Drive home has been ruled accidental.

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‘Pass the Pig’ happens Tuesday

High school FFA chapter raises funds

National FFA week is Feb. 15-22 this year and the Hood River Valley FFA Chapter has several activities planned at the local level. The first activity in the community is the “Pass The Pig” fundraiser, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17 beginning at 9 a.m.