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Playground Structure Replacement: Children’s Park campaign begins, needs to raise $100,000

The Children’s Park Steering Committee has announced that it needs to raise $100,000 in donations to replace the deteriorating play structure at Hood River Children’s Park at the corner of Ninth and Eugene streets.

Elks choose Jordan Ziegner, Nicolette Paulus as Students of the Month

Jordan Ziegner and Nicolette Paulus, Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the Hood River Elks Lodge December Students of the Month.

Columbia Gorge STEM Hub announced as finalist in award challenge

US2020 announces 15 finalists, including the Columbia Gorge STEM Hub in The Dalles, for the STEM Coalition Challenge, a competition for communities across the country to develop cross-sector partnerships to bring quality hands-on STEM mentoring and maker-centered learning to underrepresented students.

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Community Ed moves to shared office space at Aquatic Center

Hood River Community Education’s programs range from youth basketball to backcountry hiking, and for years its direction by a staff of two people has all happened from a small second story office in Hood River.

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Trail damage mixed from Eagle Creek fire

It’s a scene of mixed results at the Eagle Creek burned area, with trails east of Cascade Locks faring better than the scorched terrain west of Multnomah Falls.

ODOT rockfall work at Rowena wraps up Jan. 22

The Dalles — Construction crews returned to the scene of a big rockfall along U.S. Highway 30 near Rowena Crest last week. They installed a steel screen to prevent the kind of rock slide that happened last spring, putting motorists at risk and forcing a closure of the highway. The work wrapped up Monday, Jan. 22.

Underwood in-lieu restoration begins

The Yakama Nation Fisheries Program has begun work through contractor Tapani, Inc., of Battle Ground, Wash., to restore habitat and boat access to the Underwood In-Lieu Site and historic Namnit Indian village site at the mouth of the White Salmon River in Skamania County, Wash

LUBA upholds Morrison Park rezone

City Manager will retire

The state land use board has sided with a city-supported zone change that would lead to transforming Lot 700 — Morrison Park — into a housing project.

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Hood River Port eyes paths to a new bridge

The Port of Hood River on Thursday took a deep dive into options for replacing the Hood River White-Salmon Interstate Bridge.

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HRVHS Asian Club gets sushi lesson

It was a packed house Jan. 17 in Hood River Valley High School Asian Club Adviser Dingfei Shen’s classroom, where students learned how to make California rolls from Justin Williams, owner and chef at Sushi Okalani in Hood River.

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Women’s march in The Dalles draws 400

Exceeding expectations, over 400 people joined the women’s march Saturday through downtown The Dalles, making a 1.1-mile loop that began and ended at City Park on Union Street.

Hood River teams take FLL awards

Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program (ORTOP) has announced the awards received by teams at the 16th annual Intel Oregon FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournaments, presented by Rockwell Collins, held Jan. 13-14 at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.

Sheriff Log, Jan. 2 to 17

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

Healthcare taxes approved by wide margin

Oregon voters roundly approved temporary taxes to fund health care for low-income individual and families in a statewide ballot initiative election Tuesday night.

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HR Bridge tolls go up Feb. 1

A toll increase adopted in December goes into effect Feb. 1.