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Lions honor Peace Poster winners

‘Future of Peace’ theme explored

The Hood River Lions Club has awarded the three selected winners of its annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. This year’s theme is “The Future of Peace.” The winners received their awards Dec. 9 at the Hood River Library.

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2017 In Review: A year of fire & ice

Part One: Hood River News reflects on the most impactful stories of 2017.

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No winter break for school construction

School may be out, but workers are in.

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Planting a ‘Monofir’

What looks like a tall Ponderosa pine or Douglas fir near Tucker Road is a new 111-foot AT&T “monofir” cell-tower, approved by Hood River County in June.

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HR Police serve meal for stranded bus riders on Christmas

Dozens of stranded travelers got a surprise Dec. 25 when police dished them up a holiday meal cooked by a local chef.

CASA seeks community support

Thanks to the generosity of the Gorge community, this past year, almost three-quarters of children in foster care in Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties had a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer on their side, looking out for their best interests, stated a CASA press release.

‘Hanford: Our River Runs Through It’ Jan. 10

The Pacific Northwest is home to the United States' most contaminated place, the Hanford Nuclear Site. Join Gorge Owned on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts for a panel discussion that will explore the history of Hanford's plutonium production, the contamination that persists as a result, and the importance of the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River known as the Hanford Reach.

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City of Hood River snow removal procedures

The City of Hood River starts plowing streets when snow buildup is 3-inches or greater. Ordinances allow parking on the south and west sides of the street — where parking is allowed — which allows city crews to clear snow quickly and efficiently.

United Way invites applications for 2018-19

The United Way of the Columbia Gorge is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 allocations period.

Hood River Distillers sells its Pendleton brand

Becle, S.A.B. de C.V., announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Pendleton Whisky brand assets from Hood River Distillers, Inc. Becle has agreed to pay $205 million.

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Christmas giving on Wheels

Giving is a firm tradition in many corners of Hood River County, and among those recurring chapters is the one at Hood River Valley Adult Center, home to a community center, thrift shop, and senior nutrition program.

Providence lists its 2018 community contributions

Providence Hood River has announced its end-of-year contributions totaling $104,000.

Mt. Hood land exchange heads to Trump’s desk

A long-delayed land swap on Mount Hood that sets out areas for commercial development and protected forest land has cleared Congress.

Lions Club gives $68,303 in annual grants

The Hood River Lions Club gave a total of $68,303 in early December to 13 non-profit organizations in Hood River County.

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Last chance to see ‘Latino Experience’ at History Museum

The History Museum of Hood River County has been highlighting both the traditional and the modern in its “Latino Experience” exhibit since the end of September.