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HRVHS Speech and Debate finds tournament success

The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team took advanced students to two tournaments in October, said HRVHS Speech and Debate Coach DeLona Campos-Davis.

Business Notes for Nov. 18

Clear Creek distillery moving to HR; Gorge OIB launches pilot loan program

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Northwest author pens book of hunting stories

The Miner family has hunted blacktail deer in Goldendale for over 55 years. In that time, they have experienced some nearly unbelievable events. Todd Miner, of Richland, decided to write a book describing these events in detail, said a press release.

HAHRC BEATS: Preventing type 2 diabetes begins with changes

November is national diabetes month. But wouldn’t it be nice if we could prevent type 2 diabetes? About 86 million people in the United States have pre-diabetes. Without any intervention, about 60 million will go on to develop type 2 diabetes.

US Postal Service debuts Alzheimer’s fundraising stamp

The United States Postal Service will debut a new Alzheimer’s Semipostal Fundraising stamp on Thursday, Nov. 30.

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Oregon State Parks celebrate ‘Green Friday’

Oregon State Parks invites you to play for free on Friday, Nov. 24 in celebration of “Green Friday.” The agency will waive day-use parking fees in 26 Oregon State Parks the day after Thanksgiving. For more details, visit

Pet of the Week: Carla loves to play and cuddle

Sweet little Carla has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. She was found skinny and frightened in the streets. She had fur loss around her neck from being tied up too tightly in the past. When she got to the shelter and realized there were comfy laps and tasty treats to be had, she warmed up right away.

Cascade Locks ‘Excel’ program receives funding boost from area businesses

Copperwest Properties, Celilo Restaurant and the Hood River County Education Foundation have joined forces to ensure that after-school programs at Cascade Locks Elementary School are expanded to include more students. The school district has been running the after-school “Excel Program” since 2013, but recently sustained a 50 percent reduction in federal funding for the program. This has resulted in serving fewer students and more limited programming.

Wyden, Merkley seek federal help for Hood River Co.

Post-fire recovery

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are seeking federal money to help the Ports of Hood River and Cascade Locks, which suffered a combined $228,000 in lost bridge toll revenue during the Eagle Creek wildfire.

Police Log, Nov. 6 to 12

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

City Council: Parking resolution passes, new firefighter approved

At its fifth meeting on the topic, Hood River City Council on Monday adopted a resolution changing fees developers must pay for impacts of on-street parking.

Hood River Warming shelter opens on Sunday

Hood River Shelter Services will open for the 2017-2018 season this Sunday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St., in downtown Hood River — the sole site this year.

Nov. 29 ‘Trained Weather Spotters’ in Cascade Locks

National Weather Service (NWS) Portland is coming to Cascade Locks to help recruit and train a stable of local weather volunteers in Hood River and eastern Multnomah County.

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Museum highlights Latino experience

A new exhibit at the History Museum of Hood River County highlights both the traditional and the modern in the Latino experience.

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Citizens ask priority for parks, parking, and better streetscape

Heights Urban Renewal

Citizens let city officials know their priorities for future investment in the Heights Urban Renewal District.