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Police Log, April 3 to 9

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

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Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction April 13

May Street Elementary School will hold its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday, April 13.

Providence Hospice of Gorge seeks volunteers, holds training

Providence Hospice of the Gorge is seeking volunteers to provide service to hospice patients and their families. Opportunities include visits to patients, transporting patients to appointments or outings, respite for caregivers, veterans supporting veterans, bereavement support, bedside vigils, office support and event planning, and pet peace of mind.

Hood River ‘CarFit’ event May 7 at HRVAC

To help the 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, and all senior drivers find a better fit with their cars for comfort and safety, mobility experts are hosting a safety program designed to help older drivers and their families on Sunday, May 7 at the Hood River Valley Adult Center. To register, call 541-478-2363.

Sheriff Log, April 2 to 8

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

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A busy Blossom Time: Hood River County events guide

The second weekend of Blossom Time in Hood River Valley brings a plethora of events, ranging from hearty meals to a hard-working trail work party.

HRMS plans for town hall congestion - and civics lesson

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) will hold town hall meetings Wednesday in Hood River and The Dalles.

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Hood River Port considers Lower Mill land sale

An old mill site in Odell may be revived with a similar use in mind

Gorge jobs rate inches up

Unemployment throughout the Columbia River Gorge region dipped slightly in February, according to a report by Dallas Fridley, regional economist for the Oregon Employment Department.

Gorge Literary Journal welcomes submissions

The Gorge Literary Journal, a voice for writers in the Columbia Gorge, is accepting submissions for its fifth edition. The submission deadline is May 15.

‘Living Well’: Chronic disease workshop begins at HRVAC May 2

For people with chronic health conditions, good medical care is just half of the equation. Equally important is their ability to make healthy decisions, follow their doctor’s recommendations and take care of their condition.

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First Light Academy

Alex Evans stands in the light at First Light Academy, which opened last week in the former Asbury Church on State Street in Hood River.

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Art auction

Kerry Cobb holds up one of more than 30 works by the late Ellen Dittebrandt and Judith Cunningham at Sunday’s Art Auction at Columbia Center for the Arts, while auctioneer Steve Talbot scans for bids.

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Gaby Santa Cruz elected to State FFA

Courtney Castaneda wins State talent show

Gaby Santa Cruz, of the Hood River Valley High School FFA Chapter, was elected to serve the Oregon FFA Association at the Oregon FFA State Convention in Redmond on March 24-27.

Class Notes: Payton Rigert joins Alpha Lambda Delta

The Alpha Lambda Delta chapter at University of the Cumberlands (UC) welcomed 43 new members, including Payton Rigert of Hood River, during its annual banquet March 30.