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‘Natural Disasters’ team wins FLL Robotics

Fourteen teams of students ages 9 to 14 competed at the First Lego League (FLL) robotics tournament last Saturday, Dec 2.

HRV Speech and Debate places third at Clackamas

Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate placed third out of 42 teams at the Clackamas Holiday Edge Speech Tournament on Dec. 2.

Lions awards winners in Peace Poster contest

The Hood River Lions Club will award the three selected winners of its annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest Dec. 9.

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No one hurt in Mt. Hood Railroad derailment

The first evening run of the Mt. Hood Railroad “Train to Christmas Town” derailed late Friday afternoon about four miles south of Hood River, with no injuries. Four train cars, with about 200 passengers aboard, slid off the tracks but stayed upright, according to MHRR General Manager Ron Kaufman.

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Forum explores environmental, business impacts of Eagle Cr. fire

More than 200 people turned out for a forum reflecting on forest ecology in the wake of the Eagle Creek fire.

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Monday accident

HEIGHTS traffic saw a lengthy back-up Monday morning just after 8 a.m.

Expect delays for small I-84 blast Thursday

Interstate 84 will see rolling slowdowns Thursday due to a planned rock blast.

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Panel votes to deny Columbia River oil hub

The energy panel recommended denial of a proposed riverside oil train terminal that has drawn controversy in Columbia Gorge communities.

Helfrich named to House Dist. 52

With a unanimous vote from the commissioners of Clackamas, Multnomah and Hood River counties, Hood River resident Jeff Helfrich is the new House District 52 representative.

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Eagle Creek fire contained, but not ‘out’

Officials have termed the smoldering Eagle Creek fire completely contained — but not extinguished.

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CAT bus adds Odell and Cascade Locks service

New schedule starts Dec. 4

CAT’s new executive director, Patty Fink, has announced that the local bus service provider will move to expanded fixed route service Dec. 4, while also providing its traditional dial-a-ride service.

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The Next Door names ‘Philanthropists of Year’

Jeff and Melissa Rippey of Hood River have been named The Next Door’s 2017 Bonnie Benton Philanthropists of the Year. The couple was recognized and thanked by staff in November at the organization’s office on the heights.

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The local Lions Clubs in Hood River County are in the process of vision screening students at local schools.

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Legion supports cadet

Hood River American Legion Post 22 sponsored Hood River Valley High School senior Sarah Sullenger to attend the 2017 Oregon Police Academy Cadet training program.

Pet of the Week: Bojangles is ‘happy-go-lucky’

Mr. Bojangles is ready for a home, and has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.