Sheriff Log, Dec. 18 to Jan. 1

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

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First Baby 2018: Odell family welcomes Greyson Murillo on Jan. 2

The first week of January will always be a special time for the Murillo family of Odell.

Panel speaks Jan. 10 on Hanford Site

The Pacific Northwest is home to the United States' most contaminated place, the Hanford Nuclear Site.

Bridge electronic tolling system goes online

When toll rates go up Feb. 1, crossings at the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge will be cheaper for residents who are signed up for electronic tolling.

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Introducing: Alex Marquez

With “Introducing,” Hood River News begins a new series of profiles, a standing set of questions we will put to local residents to get to know them a little better.

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ODFW: No wolves released in HR Co.

Rumors that wolves have been let loose in the Hood River Valley sparked local conversations — but according to the Oregon Department of Wildlife, those stories were false.

Minimum age for tobacco purchase raised to 21

Oregon will soon start enforcing a new law that raised the required minimum age to legally buy or obtain tobacco products from 18 to 21.

Team registration open for Google Wind Challenge

Middle and high school team registration is now open for the sixth annual Google Wind Challenge coming to the Gorge on March 17 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles.

Business notes for Jan. 6

Business Notes for Jan. 6: Housing Plan, Compass Family Medicine

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Gifts for defense contractors

The Holiday for Heroes Committee received a photo Dec. 27 from a team of defense contractors in Afghanistan posing with 31 Christmas boxes they received from Gorge residents.

McCabe announces legislative tour in Wash. side of Gorge for Jan. 3-4

Washington state Representative Gina McCabe (R-Goldendale) will hold round-table discussions Jan. 3-4 throughout the 14th Legislative District in advance of the 2018 legislative session. McCabe said the meetings are important tools for residents to directly engage with their government and fellow community members.

Vote on insurance tax coming

Measure 101 question approaching public on 2017 ballot

SALEM — A tax on insurance companies and some hospitals to provide health care for low-income Oregonians goes before voters next month, even after it was approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor during the 2017 legislative session.

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The Ale List: Ferment nears opening, pFriem scores gold in Brussels

Ferment Brewery is just months away from its long-standing goal of establishing a Hood River footprint.

Police Log, Dec. 19 to 28

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

MLK Day celebrated on Jan. 15

Music, potluck will follow ‘Conoce tus Derechos’ workshop, ICE detainees’ stories

Gorge residents are invited to celebrate the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15 at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State streets in downtown Hood River.