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Dough-n’t miss this pizza party

Super Bowl 50 is Sunday

Super Bowl weekend arrives — finally — and anyone wanting to watch the Broncos vs. Panthers can find it in plenty of places, from private parties to big-screens in local bars and restaurants.

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I-84 improvements coming this year

Construction starts in January on many projects between Troutdale and The Dalles.

Up Up! Farm Film Festival continues Feb. 12 at Rockford Community Grange

Gorge Grown Food Network and the Rockford Grange will present the next movie in the Up Up! Farm Film Festival series on Feb. 12 at Rockford Community Grange, on Barrett Drive a mile west of Windmaster Corner, located south of Hood River.

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Immanuel Lutheran youth donate bikes to May St., Westside

Pastor Jeff Mueller hopes to start trend

May Street Elementary isn’t usually crowded in the afternoons after school, but on Wednesday, Jan. 27, the entryway was packed.

CL Port closes deal on Heuker fish processing plant

It’s official — The Port of Cascade Locks has closed on a land sale with Heuker Family Lands LLC of Warrendale.

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Schneider brothers sentenced

For 2014 murder; manslaughter; third sibling re-arrested for knives in court

Donald and Michael Schneider of Parkdale pled guilty Tuesday to killing their childhood friend, Jason Muschaweck, in 2014.

HRCSD seeks capital bond

School Board considers May Street replacement

Hood River County School District is pursuing a capital bond, which they hope to present to voters on the May election ballot.

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CASA Volunteer Manager Susan Baldwin: Leading by example

Next training starts Feb. 16

Ask Susan Baldwin, Columbia Gorge CASA volunteer manager, about her volunteers and the children they serve, and she’ll start to tear up.

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Hood River City Council approves 25 cent parking rate hike downtown

Parking downtown will put visitors back an extra quarter. Hood River City Council on Monday approved a rate increase from 75 cents to $1 per hour for downtown street parking meters.

American Red Cross Blood Drive Jan. 27

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital volunteers are hosting an American Red Cross blood drive at the Hood River Armory on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 12:30-5:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), visit www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: HoodRiver), or call Margo Parker at 541-387-3669.

City Council hears short term rental schedule, housing calendar

Hood River City Council touched base Monday with staff and the public on a schedule for “landmarks” on proposed short-term rental (STR) rules.

CGCC considers potential cost of search for new president

President Frank Toda's contract set to expire

Looking forward to the upcoming budget process for the 2016-17 fiscal year, the cost and process of a possible national search for a new college president was discussed by the board at its January board meeting.

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Two fires: quick response quells barn and truck blazes

Two fires broke out in Hood River County in one day’s span — a truck fire on Interstate 84 Sunday night and a barn fire on the Heights Monday morning.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts mentor appreciation event

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Columbia Gorge hosts an annual Mentor Appreciation event each year to say thank you to volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) for everything they do for children (“Littles”) in the program. This year, the event took place at Clock Tower Ales in The Dalles with approximately 30 attendees.

Sheriff Log, Jan. 17 to 24

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