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Ecumenical Ministries hosts voter forums

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), an interfaith organization composed of representatives from area faith communities and churches, invites community members to attend voter forums in White Salmon and Hood River this month for political candidates.

Dr. Erin Burnham receives state honor

Dr. Erin Burnham of Hood River is EMS Medical Director of the Year for 2016.

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HR Council candidates gather

All four candidates for three open positions on Hood River City Council spent the morning together Oct. 8 at Saturday Market greeting voters.

Public Records — Building Permits, Sept. 2016

City, continued, and county

Pet of the week: Niko is an excellent (and playful) hiking buddy

Niko has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.

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Hecksel seeks ‘common threads’ in county leadership

Hood River County Administrator Jeff Hecksel has begun to settle into the county’s top post.

Jan Virk resigns from School Board

Jan Veldhuisen Virk will depart from school board in February after 18 years.

District 52 race: Johnson leading Reynolds in campaign funding

Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) has gathered more campaign funds than his competitor, Odell Democrat Mark Reynolds, in the hotly contested Oregon House District 52 race.

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Shining a light on domestic violence

As domestic abuse continues, so must the conversation about it.

Wet weekend: Use caution driving in harsh conditions

Heavy rains and high winds could make for hazardous travel conditions in the days ahead.

Great ShakeOut scheduled for Oct. 20

It’s time to practice your “Duck, Cover and Hold On” as part of the annual Great ShakeOut.

Museum adds Ikebana floral program to Yasui recognition days

The Garden Club has adopted one of the beds on the museum grounds, funding its renovation.

HAHRC Beats: Mammograms can lower risk of developing breast cancer

In our community we have known, seen, or heard about someone who has suffered from breast cancer.

Film ‘Full Moon’ lights up cancer screening fundraiser on Oct. 19

Doug’s, Double Mountain Brewery, Roxy and Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital are sponsoring the premier of the women’s snowboarding movie, “Full Moon,” Oct. 19 at Double Mountain from 6-9 p.m. Admission is free, and the first 50 will receive a free gift.

One Community Health awarded $88,000 to enhance clinic quality

In spite of the increasingly stringent standards set forth in the health care industry, One Community Health (OCH) recently learned it’s being recognized for its ongoing commitment to excellence, thanks to a sizeable award from Health and Human Services (HHS).