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HR Latino Festival

Hundreds braved chilly Mother’s Day weather on Sunday to attend the first-ever Hood River Latino Festival at the fairgrounds in Odell.

‘Connect to Your Cause’ scheduled on June 4

Care to “connect to your cause”?

HR native retires after 41 years in fire service

Battalion Chief Jeff Cooper of Hood River retired on Sunday, April 30 from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue after nearly 37 years of service with the district.

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Art of Community

The updated Art of Community outdoor sculpture gallery enters its third year with new works all over town, including this Celilo Falls tribute, designed by Warm Springs artist Foster Kalama and fabricated by C. J. Rench of Hood River.

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CGCC hosts Culture Fest 2017

Columbia Gorge Community College welcomes people from all walks of life to Culture Fest 2017 on Thursday and Friday, May 18-19, at the Hood River campus.

Daniel up for $5k scholarship, needs votes on Facebook page

Hood River Valley High School senior Nathan Daniel, of Cascade Locks, is one of three finalists for a $5,000 scholarship from Hollywood Lights – Portland. His essay earned him a video spot on the group’s Facebook page, and the scholarship will be given based on how many “likes” each video receives.

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Hood River County election tally hovers near 25 percent

Voting deadline at 8 p.m. Tuesday

The voting deadline is 8 p.m. today, May 16, for the Special Districts election.

CASA raffles playhouse

The Fifth Annual Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Playhouse Raffle is on now and this year’s house reflects a clean, classic cottage design.

Murder suspect Nichols sentenced on reduced charges

Steven Wagner Nichols, 42, pled guilty Monday in Hood River County Circuit Court to two felonies: criminally negligent homicide and coercion — but a murder charge stacked against him was dismissed.

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Mosier derailment: No pollution in Columbia, groundwater tests continue

Nearly a year after a fiery train wreck in Mosier leaked thousands of gallons of oil into soil near the Columbia River, environmental regulators are still keeping tabs on contamination levels in groundwater near the site.

Residents Committee marks 40th anniversary

Conservation group holds party on May 21 at Crag Rat Hut

Hood River Valley Residents Committee celebrates four decades of serving this place on May 21, starting with a 3:30 p.m. social.

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Family Engineering Night a hit at Westside School

Tumbling towers of toilet paper rolls, cantilevered domino diving boards, flying cotton balls from popsicle stick trebuchets — this was the scene at Westside Elementary School on the evening of Tuesday, April 25 as students and families worked together on a variety of STEM challenges at Family Engineering Night. Some of the challenges required teamwork, others encouraged competition.

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HRVHS Prom Court 2017

Hood River Valley High School holds its junior and senior prom on Saturday, May 13 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.

Police Log, April 27 to May 7

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

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‘Train of Tears’ anniversary gathering Saturday at rail depot

The “Train of Tears” event starts at noon Saturday at Mt. Hood Railroad, First and Cascade streets. In case of rain, the event will be held inside Springhouse Cellars.