Hood River Elks Lodge makes donation to Meals on Wheels

On Sept. 17, Hood River Elks Lodge No. 1507 presented a check for $2,000 to Kristi Thomsen and Debra Laraway of Meals on Wheels. Along with this check, the Dominguez Family of Juanita’s Fine Foods contributed an additional $1,000 to help support this project, said Secretary Linda Sanders.

Police Log, Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

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

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Port begins lower Hanel mill ground work

Cleanup time is at hand for the lower Hanel Mill.

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One bicyclist’s weekly refreshing ride

Dave Karlson is doing his bit to drive less, but he’s not carpooling, he’s hopping on his bike about once a week for an invigorating 22-mile ride to work.

‘Foreshock: Climate Change in the Gorge’ lectures start Oct. 23

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents “Foreshock: Climate Change in the Gorge,” a three-part series with geologist Steve Carlson. The series begins Friday Oct. 23, with an overview on Climate Change. An optional lasagna dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.

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New museum director brings art curator’s know-how

The History Museum of Hood River County has found a new director in Lynn Orr, an art history instructor and museum curator from Palo Alto, Calif.

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Jean Pearson keeps traffic moving at Bridge of the Gods

Jean Pearson has been a toll taker at Bridge of the Gods for 18 years, and, as you can imagine, she’s seen a lot of changes in that time.

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College honors Umpqua shooting victims

Vigil held by all state community colleges in show of solidarity

A small group of student leaders, administrators, faculty and staff gathered at Columbia Gorge Community College Wednesday evening to honor the nine victims of last week’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College.

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Appeals Court court affirms Hood River denial of Walmart expansion

City attorney: ‘zero’ chance of an appeal

Hood River officials are confident the Walmart store will remain the size and shape it is now.

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UPDATE: Southeast Mt. Hood fire grows to 60 acres

A wildfire in the southeast Mount Hood National Forest has flared out to an estimated 60 acres, the U.S. Forest Service reported yesterday.

Gorge Soup adds event for 'the Arts'

Fundraiser meals start on Nov. 17

An expanded Gorge Soup, a series of micro-philanthropy events where people buy tickets to come to a community soup dinner, returns Nov. 17.

Radio groups hold emergency exercise at fire hall Oct. 10

‘Quake Ex-II’ open to public

On Saturday, Oct. 10 the Hood River County ARES/RACES team will participate in a State Wide Communications Exercise from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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WAAAM hosts community flag event

Call by Oct. 7 to drop off flag to retire Oct. 10

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will host a community flag retirement ceremony on Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. in partnership with local Boy Scouts.

Hood River Library to host Death Cafe

Join Hood River County Library District for the third Hood River Death Café, Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Hood River Library. At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.