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Roots and Branches: Got this shoe? Make amends

There are so many great things our students and young adults do in this community that I hate to mention a less than sterling moment committed by one young man. Perhaps it was a prank, or a simple irresponsible act. Regardless, if I write this article, and enough folks discuss how seemingly harmless pranks may inadvertently cause others significant pain, we can make amends.

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PINE GROVE NEWS: John Stehlik named Wy’East Firefighter of the Year

I am slow/late getting this information in the paper but felt it should still be reported. Unfortunately, with all the recent passing of neighbors and friends, I thought I should remind everyone that for interment arrangements at the Pine Grove Butte Cemetery, Jean Godfrey is the Secretary and can be reached on her cell at 541-490-7713. Randy Holmstrom is the Sexton (grounds keeper) and can be reached on his cell at 541-380-1130.

Student videos capture awards at new festival

Nine HRVHS students screened their current video productions at the Hood River County Education Foundation First Annual Independent Film Festival. Student videos were produced as an extension of a Video Production class taught by Shawn Meyle. Several films featured action across many local sports — snowboard, skiing, kite boarding, and surfing. The Festival was co-sponsored by Second Wind Sports, who provided prizes as well as a professional film of surfing in the Aleutian Islands.

Police Log, April 27 to May 3

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

Sheriff Log, May 11 to 17

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

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The Ale List: 64 oz. taproom and growler station opens

A packed house for Saturday’s soft opening gave Lorraine Lyons and Rod Steward a sense of what to expect at their new tap room, 64 oz.

Friends of the Columbia River Gorge sue USDOT over oil train safety rules

Seven U.S. environmental groups, including Friends of the Columbia River Gorge, filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Transportation’s new crude-by-rail safety rules, calling them too “weak” to prevent fiery derailments.

‘Women are Veterans, Too’

Margie Anderson wears a bracelet that says “Women are Veterans Too” and is proud to have been part of the minority population in the military.

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Dalbey is new HRCSD human resources director

Catherine Dalbey has been selected as the next Human Resources Director for the Hood River County School District beginning July. Her selection was approved by the School Board on April 22. Dalbey will be replacing Kevin Noreen, who has resigned the position effective June 30 to take a position with Forest Grove School Board.

Soroptomist names 2015 ‘Women of Distinction’

Soroptimist International of Hood River’s welcomes Allyson Pate, Ann Frodel and Tami Swanson as the 2015 winners of its annual Women of Distinction Award.

Local resources for getting fit

Looking to get fit? Here is a list of local resources to get you started.

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Pet of the Week: RosieBee is still looking for her forever home

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

Pregnancy Resource Center annual fundraising banquet planned May 21

The Columbia Gorge Pregnancy Resource Centers is hosting their annual fundraising banquet on Thursday, May 21 at the Hood River Inn at 6 p.m. in the Gorge Room at Best Western Hood River Inn.

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Kim Yasui named principal at Mid Valley Elementary

When longtime Mid Valley Elementary principal Dennis McCauley retires June 30, his replacement won’t need any introductions.