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Lions trailers offer another option for recycling containers

LEOS continue to collect those bottles and cans that have a five cent refund value in the Rosauers parking lot the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The student service group receives about 10,000 donated water, pop and beer containers per month — that’s $500 when they get the nickel refund for each bottle and can — but they would appreciate more.

New filings for Oregon House, Cascade Locks court post

Rep. Mark Johnson, Brad Lorang enter runnings

With a bevy of local leadership roles on the table, more filings are trickling in by the week for the May 17 primary ballot.

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Museum rallies to save paddlewheel

The Henderson paddlewheel has seen better days, but the Museum has banded together for repair work.

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MLK Day Celebration: 'Let us fight for justice'

Part rally, part seminar, part testimony on climate change, and part concert, the Martin Luther King Day events drew hundreds of people to Riverside Community Church Monday.

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HRVHS robotics runs the table at League

The hosting Hood River Valley High School robotics teams dominated the on-field play and the awards section of Saturday’s League First Technology competition.

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City and Port plan to install parking meters on waterfront

No formal action has yet been taken, but it looks like parking meter fees will rise to $1 per hour, from 75 cents, as early as this summer.

Newcomb, Guzman are students of the month

Olivia Newcomb and Michael Guzman, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the latest Elks Students of the Month.

Police Log, Jan. 4 to 10

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

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Thunder Island considers bigger digs on WaNaPa

Thunder Island Brewing Co. is looking to set anchor on WaNaPa Street.

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'The climate is always changing'

Retired energy consultant issues call to reverse climate trend for agriculture

When Mark Cherniak, a retired energy consultant living in Mosier, spoke about climate change on Thursday, the message was stark: It’s not going to get better; it’s only going to get worse. And we can’t afford to wait any longer to reverse the trend.

Speech-Debate scores well at Pacific U.

Ella VanCott, Mason Leavitt, Sofie Larsen Teskey and Katelyn McAllister took top honors Jan. 8-9 as the Hood River Valley Speech and Debate Team attended the Hap Hingston Invitational at Pacific University, the team’s first two-day tournament of the year.

GEM churches, KZAS host MLK Day event

Here are two ways to observe the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday is observed Monday as a federal holiday; schools, government offices and banks will be closed.

Missing Hood River man found unharmed

UPDATE, JAN. 14 AT 4 P.M.: The Hood River Police Department reports that Lawrence ("Larry") Tolbert has been located safe in Klamath Falls.

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Rotary Ski Night returns Jan. 18

Advance tickets cost $15 for seven hours on the slopes

“Ski your heart out for a good cause” as Hood River Rotary hosts the annual Rotary Ski Night at Mt. Hood Meadows, on the Martin Luther King holiday, Monday, Jan.18, from 2-9 p.m.