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Hood River City Council says utility rates going up

Monday’s City Council meeting proved to be like a syllabus of summer work for Hood River City staff, council, and even citizens.

Helping Hands invites community on Thursday

Many hands help the organization Helping Hands Against Violence, and now they want to give back.

Young Voices: HRVHS Speech and Debate team takes second at state

This year, 11 members of Hood River Valley High School’s Speech and Debate team took a trip to Western Oregon University April 23-25. In the end, they attained second in the 5A school division, the best showing ever from the team. These students had all placed either first or second place at district competition, and were competing at the state level.

Family support starts at birth with Home Visiting Connection

If you have visited your medical provider recently, you may have seen brochures that advertise a Home Visiting Connection.

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Port of Cascade Locks bans smoking at park playground

Smokers will be warned to steer clear of the kids’ play area at the Cascade Locks marine park this summer.

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Marina shooting suspect to appear in court May 27

A Kamiah, Idaho man suspected of shooting a Eugene man at the Hood River marina in April will appear before a judge in two weeks.

HRVHS Speech and Debate team takes second at state

Eleven members of Hood River Valley High School’s Speech and Debate team took second in the 5A school division at the state championship, held April 23-25 at Western Oregon University.

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School Board candidates respond to local issues

Three people are vying for the Hood River County School Board Position 1, on the May 19 ballot.

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MDA raises over $13,000 during Lock Up event

Community members helped raise critical funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during its Hood River Lock Up 2015, which took place on Thursday at Pietro’s Pizza.

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Self-serve gasoline coming to the Gorge?

Bill allowing self-service gas in rural Oregon passes House

Drivers in rural stretches of Oregon—including Hood River County—could be pumping their own gas if a new bill makes it through Salem.

Union Pacific president visits

Railroad chief meets with local leaders

The top executive for Union Pacific Railroad and his communication team met Tuesday with city, county and port officials in the gorge to discuss safety concerns related to crude oil shipments.

Nellie Hjaltalin shares Meals on Wheels experience

Nellie Hjaltalin, 88, has found it hard to retire as a driver with the Hood River Valley Adult Center (HRVAC) Meals on Wheels program, where she’s volunteered for the past 25 years.