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Thanksgiving meal for all: Tables set in Hood River, Cascade Locks

Come one, come all: Thanksgiving dinner is served.

Referendum addresses low-income health care

Clerk notes dates for Jan. 23 election

A special election will be held throughout Oregon on Jan. 23.

Teen suspect’s mom: ‘This is trauma for him’

Eagle Creek fire

News brieft: Those close to a 15-year-old boy accused of starting a wildfire by tossing fireworks along a trail in Oregon's scenic Columbia River Gorge says he is from a church-going large Ukrainian family mortified by what happened.

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Volunteers needed, community invited to Gorge Robotics Tournaments in December

Organizers for the annual Columbia Gorge First Lego League (FLL) Tournaments are seeking volunteers to help with the events.

Gorge Owned receives Parks grant for history podcasts

Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded 18 grants totaling $230,000 to organizations across the state for projects that conserve, develop and interpret Oregon's cultural heritage.

Cultural Trust seeks grant applications

The Hood River Cultural Trust has announced its annual grant cycle. To apply for a grant, view the grant guidelines and download an application at

Rotary hands out dictionaries

For the last 24 years, the Hood River Rotary Club has given a paper dictionary to every fifth grader in Hood River County. The club is rolling out this year's program.

‘Weather Spotters’ training comes to CL

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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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.

U.S. 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.