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Teen donates to ‘Locks of Love'

Ruby Guenther, 17, a junior at Hood River Valley High School, donated 12-inches of her hair on Dec. 29, 2014, to Locks of Love.

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Walker sisters win art, essay awards from Sons and Daughters of Pioneers

Sisters Abby and Johanna Walker have won the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers (SDOP) 2015 Junior Awards in their respective age groups, announced SDOP Junior Award Committee Chair Maryjane Davey earlier this month.

Freshies Bagels and Juice opens on Oak

Matthew Joyce opened Freshies Bagels and Juice on Nov. 1, 2014 — without any previous knowledge of baking — and business is booming. Located in the former Hood River Bagel Co. store, earnings are up 25 percent over the last eight months than in all 12 months of the previous year.

Dakota Bickle takes first at Speech event

The Hood River Valley Speech and Debate team took 15 competitors to the Glencoe High School Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 17.

Sheriff Log, Jan.11 to 19

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

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Tensing up: Bridge lift span issue tied to cables; re-tension work likely this summer

The Hood River Bridge’s lift span has not been setting correctly and an engineering firm contracted with the Port of Hood River believes it has discovered why.

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Giving a boost to Gorge Commission

Legislation would create taskforce, fund more employees

The Gorge may be renowned for its beauty, but the law that protects the area, the National Scenic Act, and the entity that implements it, the Columbia River Gorge Commission, aren’t always so visible.

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At town hall, Walden faces tough climate

A dialog, and silent protest, on climate change wove through U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s hometown town hall meeting at Hood River Adult Center, attended by about 75 people.

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Karen Gass finds joy in teaching, hiking

Karen Gass — or Teacher Karen, as she’s commonly known — has been teaching at Little Feet Cooperative Preschool for the past 20 years.

GEM group holds annual meeting

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries will hold its annual community assembly from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Asbury/Our Redeemer partnership congregation on Tucker Road in Hood River.

CGCC, OSU host information night

Columbia Gorge Community College and Oregon State University host an event on Jan. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at CGCC in Hood River that will help students and their parents learn about OSU programs.

Rockford Grange looks ahead to next 100 years

The Rockford Community Grange 501 is celebrating the New Year as the renewed owners of its 92-year-old Grange Hall building.

Mt. Hood NF recognized for ‘Wild’ film

On Jan. 6, Governor John Kitzhaber presented an Oregon Film & Television Office’s Annual Governor’s Award in the category of “Film Advocate,” to the Mt. Hood National Forest for its involvement and support of the filming of the major motion picture, “Wild.”

Twelve injured in Interstate 84 crash in eastern Oregon

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Black ice is believed to be the cause of a freeway pileup involving more than a dozen tractor-trailers that left 12 people injured Saturday in eastern Oregon, police said.

A Small Big Year 2015: Friendly bird counting competition in the Gorge

Join your friends and neighbors in the Gorge by tracking each species you count in both Hood River County and Klickitat County throughout 2015, now through Dec. 31, 2015.